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Veggies noodles


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Hello,
My friend told me about this little tool he got at Bartells for 14,99 that makes veggies noodles. I got very excited about and ran to the store to buy one for myself. It is very easy to use i just put zucchini and yellow squash inside twist around and voila it makes delicious noodles.

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I tried with carrots also and worked great. I made the veggies noodles and some homemade tomato sauce with some grilled chicken and lunch was ready.

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Amazing thing about it is that taste almost like noodles but it isn’t and also is very healthy. If you don’t have it and still wants to have veggies noodle you can use a potato peel thing. I used before. Or cut into little pieces.

 

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You can also use it on cucumber to make salads. Yummy and healthy. Eat pasta without feeling guilty.

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Food intolerances are real


Hello,

As I wrote here before for around three years I am suffering from bloating, lower abdominal pain and feeling tired or sick all the time. So two months ago after my friend suggested me / found me a nutritionist I decided to give it a try.

The nutritionist is called Fernanda and she lives in Brazil by email we talk almost every week and she sends me meal plan, supplements, and some recipes sometimes. First, I have to quit all the dairy, wheat, almond, peanut butter and bananas. It took me at least a month to start to feel a bit better but now two months later I feel so much better.

I lost 10 pounds of fat and all my bloating and pain is gone. I have lots of energy and finally I can workout harder without feeling sick.

We found out I am gluten, dairy, almond and banana intolerant so I am not eating it often or ever again.

Here is my picture two months ago:

 

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And this one I took today:

 

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I still have a long way to go but I am happy that now I don’t need to feel sick anymore.

I can’t believe I wait so long feeling that way . There was moments when I even thought I had cancer or something and now I know it was only food that made me sick.

 

Rutabaga recipe


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Other day I bought a rutabaga just because I saw it in the supermarket and I never ate before so I decided to buy one. I stared at it for 3 days and I didn’t know what to do with it. On the fourth day I decided to bake it and it was really good. From now on I am using it as a substitute for potatoes on my recipes, because it taste a bit like potato.

Rutabaga is a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip. Rutabagas are an excellent source of vitamin C, also contain fibers, and a good source of potassium, manganese, and thiamin.

Okay, going back to what I was saying before, I shopped my rutabaga into cute little cubes and  with carrots, olive oil, pepper and pink salt and baked for 35 minutes or until it was soft.

 

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It turned out great and it is now one of my favorites.

 

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I am challenging myself to try two different vegetable per week. Last week I tried rutabaga and turnip. So far I liked both.

Hope you all have a excellent week. 🙂

Tchau.

Pessoal, do Brasil esse aqui e uma receitinha bem fácil com couve-nabo que fiz semana passada. E so cortar em cubinhos adicionar azeite de oliva, sal do himalaia e algumas cenouras e assar por aproximadamente 30 minutos. Bem fácil e saudável. E uma delicia. Bjs

 

Oats pancakes recipe because you know I love pancakes :)


Hello, 🙂

It’s been a long time since I  blogged. My life is being a little crazy right now, I have a new job.  I am Personal Trainer at a local gym and I am loving it so much. Soon I will try post some exercises  and stretch ideas.

I am playing in the kitchen lately and I created  about 4 more  pancakes recipes. All of them healthier than normal pancakes. I will try post them all when I have a chance. I am crazy about PANCAKES.

Here is a super fast and simple recipe for breakfast: This recipe makes just 2 pancakes for my belly.

Ingredients:

– 1/2 cup of oats

– 1 egg

– 2 tablespoons of blanched almond flour

– 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

– 1 teaspoon of chia seeds

– 3 tablespoons of milk ( if is to thick you can add more milk)

– 1 teaspoon of honey

Add all the ingredients in a container and mix with a hand mixer. Mix until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium low heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the pan, using approximately 1/2 of the batter. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Here is a picture how my life it’s been lately:

Gluten free Irish soda bread


Irish soda bread

This is an amazing recipe I found on Elana’s Pantry blog . I used honey instead agave nectar.

Here is the ingredients:

Ingredients

2 ¾ cups blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
½ cup raisins
2 eggs
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
pinch of caraway seeds

In a large bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and raisins

In a smaller bowl combine eggs, honey and apple cider vinegar

Mix wet ingredients into dry.  Place dough on a baking tray and form dough into a large, flat circle that is 8 inches across and 1 ½ inches tall. Using a serrated knife, score top of dough  a half an inch deep in shape of a cross. Sprinkle top of bread with caraway seeds.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, then turn off oven and leave bread in for 10 more minutes.

This bread is delicious I can’t stop eat it.

My husband and I love this bread. Especially now that we also know how to make Irish coffee. 😉

Diet and trying something new “Frisbee”


      I know may sounds crazy but I REALLY never thrown a frisbee before. I noticed a couple times when I was in Brazil and people were throwing it at the beach but I don’t recall even touch a frisbee before. The thing is, about a year ago my husband got one so we could throw it during the summer or so. But I work every weekend and my husband is off just on weekends, we don’t have to much time together what we really hate. Yesterday after my work 8pm we went to the park. It was a little dark already but we threw frisbee for a hour and I had so much fun(I bet he did too). First half hour my husband was trying to teach me how to throw it and it was not  a success. I thought was hard and I like to try until I at least learn something. After half hour or so I got a little better. I was curious to know where frisbee came from? who created? And here is what I found out.

      The Frisbie Baking Company(1871-1958) of Bridgeport, Connecticut, made pies that were sold to many New England colleges. Hungry college students soon discovered that the empty pie tins could be tossed and caught, providing endless hours of game and sport. Many colleges have claimed to be the home of ‘he who was first to fling.’ Yale College has even argued that in 1820, a Yale undergraduate named Elihu Frisbie grabbed a passing collection tray from the chapel and flung it out into the campus, thereby becoming the true inventor of the Frisbie and winning glory for Yale. That tale is unlikely to be true since the words ‘Frisbie’s Pies’ was embossed in all the original pie tins and from the word ‘Frisbie’ was coined the common name for the toy.

      In 1948, a Los Angeles building inspector named Walter Frederick Morrison and his partner Warren Franscioni invented a plastic version of the Frisbie that could fly further and with better accuracy than a tin pie plate. Morrison’s father was also an inventor, who invented the automotive sealed-beam headlight. Another interesting tidbit was that Morrison had just returned to America after World War II, where he had been a prisoner in the infamous Stalag 13. His partnership with Warren Franscioni, who was also a war veteran, ended before their product had achieved any real success.

      Morrison (after his split with Franscioni) produced a plastic Frisbie called the Pluto Platter, to cash in on the growing popularity of UFOs with the American public. The Pluto Platter has become the basic design for all Frisbies. The outer third of the Frisbie disc is called the ‘Morrison Slope’, listed in the patent. Rich Knerr and A.K. ‘Spud’ Melin were the owners of a new toy company called ‘Wham-O’. Knerr and Melin also marketed the Hula-Hoop, the Super Ball and the Water Wiggle. They pair first saw Morrison’s Pluto Platter in late 1955. They liked what they saw and convinced Morrison to sell them the rights to his design. With a deal signed, Wham-O began production (1/13/1957) of more Pluto Platters. The next year, the original Frisbie Baking Company shut down and coincidentally Fred Morrison was awarded a patent (Design patent 183,626) for his flying disc. Morrison received over one million dollars in royalties for his invention.

In 1968, the U.S. Navy spends almost $400,000 to study Frisbees in wind tunnels, following their flights with computers and cameras, and building a special Frisbee-launching machine on top of a Utah cliff to test a prototype flare launcher.

( source: http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa980218.htm)

And here is my diet of the day.

Breakfast: Half banana, little piece of apple, a slice of homemade almond bread and my coffee ( I don’t drink sweet coffee. Just coffee, a little milk and a teaspoon of cinnamon)

Snack: 2 tablespoons of hummus, a slice of almond bread, string cheese and green tea.

Lunch: A piece of baked mustard lime chicken, 2 tablespoons of rice, and cabbage and 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce that I made today.

Dinner: A piece of baked mustard lime chicken, 2 tablespoons of rice, and cabbage and 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce.

Snack: 2 tablespoons of yogurt with half apple.

Snack before bed: 1/2 half grapefruit, nuts, raisins and some broussel sprouts

I worked out harder today. Most of my exercises are interval trainer, tabata, and HIIT. I have a few tools for work out at home that I will be posting some day. I do body weight exercises it works just fine for me.

Well, that was my day. I really enjoyed the frisbee experience and I will be doing it again and again. I ran and jumped to much that I am sure I burned some of my belly fat. ( lost one pound…yay)

Just a nice quote I saw. “The pride you gain is worth the pain.” (Dennis Ogilvie)

🙂

Healthy breakfast Quinoa


     Quinoa is a super food. It is a source of complete protein providing to your body all nine essential amino acids. Good source of fibers, also high in magnesium and iron. It’s a gluten-free food easy to digest. Reduce the risk of breast cancer in pre-menopausal women, may prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes, promotes weight loss, and aids weight maintenance.

Today I decided to make a quinoa breakfast. It is a perfect breakfast because has carbs and protein in it. So it’s a complete breakfast plus there is a lot of nutrition values in Quinoa.

Here is what you will need:

– Half banana

– 1/2 cup of milk

– 1/2 cup water

– 1/3 cup of raisins

– One teaspoon of honey

– 1/2 cup of water cooked quinoa

– a pinch of cinnamon

In a pot add quinoa, milk, water, raisins and cinnamon. Put on medium high heat and boil for about 10 minutes. Keep mixing it with a spoon most of time. Cut the half banana into a bowl and add the honey. After that, add quinoa on top of banana, mix and serve. Yum 🙂

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