Thursday, April 6, 2017

Going Vegetarian (Kind of)

My husband & I have decided to go vegetarian kind of.  Let me explain.  We will be eating veggies & fish & occasionally chicken or turkey.  I am not sure it there is a name for that so I will go with vegetarian kind of for now.  This will be kinda a big change for us.  But we are ready to start a healthier lifestyle. 

We have been doing this for about a month and it has been going good.  We both feel better.  Blue Apron has a very good menu for us.  We get 1 fish meal & 2 vegetarian meals.  I am pleasantly surprised that vegetarian eating in very tasty.

Over this past weekend I made Turkey Meatballs.  I thought I would share the recipe:

1 or 2 lbs. Ground Turkey (you can also use chicken) (I used 2 lbs.)
1/2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
1/4 Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 cloves Minced Garlic
1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning (oregano, basil & parsley)
Salt & Pepper

1. Mix together the turkey, bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, Italian Seasoning, salt & pepper.
2. Form into 16 equal sized balls.
3. Heat pan on stove top with oil (maybe 1-2 tbsp. of oil).  I use Canola Oil.  It's heart healthy.
4. Brown on meatballs on all sizes until lightly brown and cooked through.

We put these in our spaghetti. I also ate these with rice & sautéed sweet peppers.

Here are a few of the vegetarian & fish dishes we have made with Blue Apron!

Mushroom & Broccoli Cassarole 

Seared Cod with Potato & mixed greens

Seared Salmon & Lemon Labneh with Freekeh, Kale & Dates

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Taking Care of Myself

As I get older I have realized that it is important go take care of myself. That includes my skin, my hair & my body. I thought I would secrets (well not really secrets) but what I use & do!
My skin routine is the Clinique 3-step skin care system.  This includes Liquid Facial Soap, Clarifying Lotion 3 (for combination skin) & Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. At night I use Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer. I have tried other skin care products but I always come back to Clinique.  I have been doing this routine for about 2 weeks & I have seen a huge difference in my skin.



For my hair I use Biolage Sugar Shine products.  They were recommended to by my awesome hair dresser Jess.  I have been using this shampoo for a few months.  I don't think I will ever go regular store brand hair care again.
I have ordered some new foundation & powder from Clinique which should arrive today.  I will share my thoughts about them soon.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Great Supperbowl Snack

Last Sunday was the Super bowl!  Actually I didn't have a team in the game so I basically watch for the commercials (which BTW sucked big time).  I watch the half time show just because I wanted to see what Lady Gaga did.  I thought the halftime was pretty good.  This is coming from a girl who is not a big fan of Lady Gaga.

Anyway on to the food!!  I made Buffalo Chicken Dip.  YUMMO!!  Here is the Recipe I used:

3 cans Chicken, Drained (I normally don't like chicken but for this recipe it's the best)
2 (8 oz.) Packages of Cream Cheese
3/4 cups Buffalo Chicken Sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot)
1 cup Blue Cheese Dressing
About a Cup of crumbled Blue Cheese
About a Cup of Cheddar Cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Combine chicken, cream cheese, hot pepper sauce, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, blue cheese dressing and crumbled blue cheese in a large bowl.
3. Transfer chicken mixture to a 9-inch baking dish and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese & some crumbled blue cheese.
4. Bake until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

This is one of our favorite go to GameDay snacks.  

That's it for now,

Kristin Rae



Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy 2017

Hello all! I have been away for awhile but He I am back!
I have 2 goals for 2017. First goal is to start eating healthier.  My husband I started using Blue Apron about 3 months ago.  If you don't know what Blue Apron is here is a brief overview of what it is.  I am food delivery service.  They sent you all the ingredients to make 3 meals a week for 2 people.  It is perfect for us.  It also sends the recipes with step by step instructions. Very easy to follow.  With Blue Apron we have been able to try different types of foods we wouldn't normally try.  Here are a couple pictures of some of the meals we have had.

My 2nd goal is to get into shape.  I have not worked out in several months.  I want to start running again. 2016 was just not a get year but I am determained to start eating healthier & get into shape.
Until next time
Kristin Rae