Showing posts with label recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recipes. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

More blog fun

If you look to the right ----> you'll see my recipe blog and even a wine blog. I haven't written in them since 2013! It didn't feel like it's been that long but it has been! 

2016 I want to begin blogging more of my favorite recipes for my family  and baby food too. 

Especially easy meals like this one in the pressure cooker.

A total of 10mins one pot pressure cooker meal. Chicken, veggie and rice!

I also want to blog about wine making on the wine blog.

We have been bottling our own wine!

On this blog I want to continue blogging our daily living. A memory bank of our family. 

Fun things we do ha! 

I also want to get back into blogging fashion! On maternity leave im mostly in tights and long tops ha! 

Some fun january moments so far... A painting birthday party for a cousin! 

Kids loved it!

Little k has been practicing piano and is really enjoying it!

He's also Soo into starwars and can name everyone and tell you his favorite scenes of the movie. 

Now with Michael loving the bouncy gym, im getting a little extra time on my hands ha! 

Michael loves to watch big bro. It's the absolute sweetest thing ever and melts my heart each time! 

Big brother is so protective of little brother and calls him "my baby Michael" I can't take the cuteness!! 

We are a little under the weather the past few days :( but still cute as always! 

We are planning our first family vacation as 4. Little k asks everyday if we are going to the beach. Ha! But he's also loving this snow especially when the school has sleds for everyone at recess! 

Monday, January 04, 2016

Pressure cooker meals!

Ok so when the husband bought a pressure cooker as one of the "family" gifts for Christmas, I wasn't that impressed. Ha! 

Then we tried our first meal.

Bbq ribs in 30mins well 35 because i broiled them for 5 mins too. They were so sooo good! We made them twice already! Fall off the bone tender deliciousness! 

And Soo easy! 
Cut ribs so they can be placed side by side.
Rub with a dry rub that you like. I used garlic powder. Paprika, cumin.
Put 1 cup of water in the pressure cooker with diced up onion.
Add ribs, pour bbq sauce of your choice all over and on my pressure cooker XL it's the soup/stew selection for 30mins! 
Delish!!! Broil 5mins for a crispy top. 

We've made pork roast and beef roast 

Bbq chicken 

Chicken soup 

Chicken, brown rice and veggies in 6mins!!! 6mins!!!!! Can you believe that! 

Oh and pasta with the sauce all in one pot cooked in 10mins. One pot. That's it.

With 2 littles and always being so busy. Quick meals is what im looking for, and quick healthy is really what I'm looking for. These meals are also kid approved! Little k's favorites were the chicken soup and chicken rice. He stuffed himself! Which makes me happy!

I will start posting the recipes on my recipe blog soon! 

Friday, February 03, 2012

Fitness Friday!

It's the 4th week of Fitness Friday! Last week I missed the blog post but I still followed the goal for week 3. Week 3 was NO french fries... I was doing so well until last night, I slipped up. However not bad for slipping up once in 7 days.

So far I have lost 30lbs and have 20lbs to go to get to my first goal weight.

This week was pretty busy and haven't counted calories and ate wayyy too many sweets! eek!

So my goal this week is to get back on track with counting calories and exercise. I'm so glad I joined the salsa babies class, which is once a week.

I really want to get back to posting recipes on my recipe blog. The other night I made coconut red curry chicken with jasmine rice. It was yummy! I posted the recipe here.

Week 4 goal...Drink only water throughout the day after breakfast

What are your weekly fitness goals?

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Weekend of cooking!

The weather this weekend was crazy. It rained all day Saturday then we had a snow storm Saturday night.

Husband had to work from home this weekend so we spent a lot of time indoors. Which was great because I made delicious meals all weekend! WINNING (LOL)

I used my little food processor like crazy haha!
I made my version of re-fried beans. Black beans and garlic fried with a little coconut oil. It turned out perfect!

Thank you for all the great comments on my last post. I love calorie counting especially on those days we eat out. I like knowing how many calories the foods are so I can pick and choose the healthier choices.

Tonight I tried a new Salmon recipe.

I bushed melted coconut butter on the salmon and topped it with bread crumbs and cilantro. Placed it in greased (coconut oil) dish and cooked it for 20mins at 375F
My husband and I loved it! I served it with a avocado salad and sweet potatoes.

My goal this week is to have homemade meals for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner for 5 days of the week!

Have you tried any new recipes you love lately??

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Skinny Italian!

I really loved watching RHONJ this year and just loved Teresa! She has 4 little girls, yes 4! and she looks great! She is totally Italian and loves to cook. In her book she talks about Skinny Italian cooking and how Real Italian food is by far from fattening! The people in Italy are not fat at all! They enjoy their food and eating is a social gathering with friends and family. I remember when I was young we lived with my grandparents and when it was dinner or a Sunday lasagna lunch, you were there sitting and eating with the whole family for a couple hours, no running off. (even though as kids we would try and run out to play as fast as we could haha!) Food was to be eaten slowly and enjoyed! We tend to forget this these days with being so busy!

Her book also inspired me to write down some yummy Italian recipes that my grandmother makes. My grandmothers food is by far the best, of course! Ha! One of my favorite meals my grandmother makes is riso e latte. Rice with milk. NOT to be confused with Milk Rice! the sweet one, I like that too but the one I'm talking about is the most soothing meal! Not sweet. Just perfect on a cold day! (I'll get the exact recipe for us soon)

It's funny that being Italian I don't usually cook Italian. We live in a city full of multiculturalism so we love sooo many different types of foods. This will never change, but I want to perfect some of my own favorite Italian dishes to pass down to my kids.

So with all the Italian talk, last night husband and I were talking about the Europe trip we want to take. I've been to Italy when I was younger, I went for 2 months! I absolutely loved it. So I can't wait to get to my roots again soon! Places I've been Roma, Napoli, Modena. I have friends and family in these areas. I just know my husband would love it there too.

Gelato, Pizza, Pasta, cheese... oh my!