The Perfectly Hard Boiled Egg

The Perfectly Hard Boiled Egg

the_pWould you admit that your hard boiled eggs ain’t all that and actually resemble rubber sometimes? For YEARS I had no idea that I was over cooking my hard boiled eggs. I thought a boiled egg was a boiled egg….WRONG. Seriously, how can you over cook a hard boiled egg, right? Well surprise to me. I didn’t know when I boiled my eggs and they come out with a dark greenish ring around the yellow, they were waaaay over cooked. But I don’t do that anymore!

Here is a foolproof way to get them to come out perfect every time. And it’s so easy peasy!

Here’s all you need:

Boiling pot
Cool water enough to cover the eggs
Eggs

Put the eggs in the pot and cover them with cool water. Put the pot on med-high and allow the water to come to a boil. Once the water starts to boil, immediately remove from the eye and put a lid on the pot. Set a timer for 10 minutes. When timer goes off put eggs in a colander and rinse with cold water. Take the pot and cool it off with cold water then put eggs back into the pot and cover them with cold water. Let the eggs sit in the cold water for a few minutes so that they stop cooking. Voila!! Peel and enjoy!

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Shakeology is Not Just for Shakes

I absolutely LOVE Shakeology. One of the best things about it, you can do more than just drink it. You can make cookies and pies and all kinds of yumminess. Pick your favorite flavor and get creative. Not sure which flavor you like? Get a sample and find out.

Tiramisu ShakeO

Tiramisu ShakeO

Tiramisu Shakeology SmoothieOne of my fave desserts is tiramisu and my favorite place to get it is Amerigo’s, an Italian restaurant here in Nashville.

“Tiramisu” is the Italian word for “little pick-me-up.” However, if you have ever had the dessert before you know it’s definitely something you only treat yourself to once in a while because it a definite “weigh-you-down” loaded with sugar and wasted calories.

I have great news though! I have found away to have it everyday as a little pick-me-up that is loaded with nutrition you will never find in the traditional dessert. OMGosh!!! Try this tiramisu-flavored smoothie!

 

 

Total Time: 5 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
1 cup brewed coffee, chilled
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1 Tbsp. mascarpone cheese (or part-skim ricotta cheese)
1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp. pure rum extract
½ cup ice

Preparation:

1. Place coffee, Shakeology, cheese, cocoa powder, extract, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Lettuce Cups

Lettuce Cups

Lettuce Cups

lettuce wraps

Ground high quality meat with lots of chopped fresh veggies makes a light and delicious filling for these lettuce cups. They taste great hot or cold.

Total Time: 19 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 9 min.
Yield: 8 servings, 2 wraps each

Ingredients:
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 lb. raw 93% lean ground turkey breast (or grass fed beef or bison), I like to use whole chicken breast and dice them
½ medium red onion, chopped
½ medium red or green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 green onion, chopped
⅔ cup chopped water chestnuts
1 Tbsp. coconut aminos
1 Tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 large head of lettuce (like red leaf, romaine, or bibb), separated into leaves

Preparation:
1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Add ground meat, onion, and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until turkey is cooked through and onion is translucent.
3. Add garlic, green onion, water chestnuts, soy sauce (or coconut aminos), and vinegar; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
4. Add cilantro; mix well. Remove from heat.
5. Evenly spoon mixture onto lettuce leaves; wrap the leaves around mixture, and eat!

 

It Passed the Test

It Passed the Test

For years now I have begged and begged and tried to get my hubby to eat better. If I told him all he needs to do is eat the rainbow he assumed that included Cheetos, after all they are orange. Right!?!? But after cancer, he decide that his body deserved more than a bag of chemicals. Don’t get me wrong, he still has a bag of orange every now and again but it’s becoming less and less.

Since my hubby is diabetic, it is very important for him to keep his carb count low and his protein high. In my opinion, there is no better eating style that fits this bill better than what most call paleo, caveman diet or as even primal. This is my goal for him (now if I can just get it to be his goal hahaha) to help him decrease or even eliminate a lot of his meds. We have a ways to go yet as  his standard go to foods right now are from the Atkins line of frozen meals. No offense to anyone that eats them, but that is not real food. It may contain one or two real food items but that’s not the total sum of the dish. I just counted 44 ingredients in just 1 frozen meal. Imagine making a meal for your loved ones that included 44 ingredients. That is just absurd!

So, the gift I want from him for Christmas is for him to join me, starting Jan 2nd, on a food transformation. This transformation, if done right, can really help eliminate a lot of inflammation in our bodies, which is the culprit for so many auto immune diseases, including diabetes and asthma. I don’t think he is ready to be as strict as I am will be but for 30 days he has committed to eat paleo. Since he has made that commitment, I have made one too. I am committed to discovering recipes that he will love that are paleo. To help prepare both him and me for the upcoming transformation, I have started making testing recipes that will fit into the guidelines to see if I need to do some tweaking before we begin. I want to be sure that he has foods that he enjoys so that he is completely setup for success.

Last night, I worked on beef and broccoli because he says that is one of his favorites. I think I actually hit a homerun with this one. What is funny is that he has tasted coconut aminos before straight from the bottle and didn’t like it at all. Yet when I used it in this recipe it passed with flying colors. Let this be a lesson, even when they saw they don’t like something it doesn’t mean you can’t try it on them again.