🥚 PROTEIN EGGS & VEG | 🥚 COPYCAT EGG BITES | 🥣 CHICKEN GNOCCHI SOUP & AVO TOAST

🥚 PROTEIN EGGS & VEG
▪️ Duck Eggs
▪️ 2% Cottage Cheese
▪️ Diced Ham
▪️ Dried Thyme
▪️ Fresh Dill
▪️ Kale
▪️ Roma Tomato
▪️ Lemon Pepper Seasoning
▪️ Homemade Everything Seasoning

Adapted from:
https://www.skinnytaste.com/high-protein-scrambled-eggs-with-cottage-cheese

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🥯 HOMEMADE EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING
You can adjust as you like to suit your tastes. If you want a sodium free version, leave out the salt. I buy the ingredients from my international market or bulk bins and can make 2 huge containers for far less than one bottle of Trader Joe’s or similar.
▪️ Black Sesame Seeds
▪️ White Sesame Seeds
▪️ Poppyseed
▪️ Minced Dried Garlic
▪️ Minced Dried Onion
▪️ Kosher, Pink Himalayan or Coarse Sea Salt

Original quantities can be found here:
https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/everything-bagel-seasoning

I often will add things like Caraway or Cumin Seeds or if I am down to a little seasoning in the bottom of a bottle – I’ll add that in.

🧮 CALORIES – 328
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🥚 INSTANT POT EGG BITES
#experimentsineating
Tried out making these Copycat Egg Bites for Sandy and the girls (my cousins)

Created as something similar to this:
https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_pressure_cooker_egg_bites

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 8min on Low Pressure + 5min Natural Release

🧮 CALORIES – 82
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿

🥣 CHICKEN & GNOCCHI SOUP w AVOCADO TOAST
▪️ Chicken Gnocchi Soup
▪️ Multigrain Seedy Bread
▪️ Laughing Cow Light Cheese
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Homemade Everything Seasoning

🧮 CALORIES – 577
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿

👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Mandarins

🧮 CALORIES – 180
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🥃 RAMEN BROTHS |🥚 RAMEN TEA EGGS | 🥣 2 EPIC FOOD FAILS

DAILY RECAP – 10/02
I started the day with the intention of doing lots of #experimentsineating – you know I love my Noodle Bowls but often the seasoning packs are either too spicy 🔥 or not a flavor I was looking for. So I decided to try making my own broths to use in Noodle bowls.

I also found a Tea Egg spice pack I had ordered at some point and decided to try making Ramen Tea Eggs…

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🥃 CHICKEN & GARLIC SCAPE RAMEN BROTH
[Full step by step in the video]
▪️ Chicken Consummé
▪️ Chicken Broth
▪️ Scallion and Ginger Cooking Wine
▪️ Garlic Scapes

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 20min on Low Pressure + Natural Release

🧮 CALORIES – 35/cup
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🥃 MISO, TAMARIND & SHIITAKE RAMEN BROTH 
[Full step by step in the video]
▪️ White Miso
▪️ Tamarind Soup Powder
▪️ Green Onion Tops
▪️ Shiitake Mushrooms
▪️ Umami Powder
▪️ Cracked Peppercorns

Created as something similar to this:

https://www.foxyfolksy.com/miso-soup-recipe-with-tamarind

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 60min on Low Pressure + Natural Release

🧮 CALORIES – 29/cup
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🥚 RAMEN TEA EGGS
[Full step by step in the video]
▪️ Duck Eggs
▪️ Tea Egg Spice

🌀 INSTANT POT EGGS
Soft – 2min – Low Pressure + Quick Release

https://greenhealthycooking.com/instant-pot-eggs
https://ifoodreal.com/instant-pot-eggs

🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿

Adapted from a combination of these:

https://omnivorescookbook.com/chinese-tea-eggs
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/instant-pot-chinese-tea-eggs

🧮 CALORIES – 82/chicken egg – 136/duck egg
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💥 EPIC FAILS 💥
HERICIUM BEAUTY ISINGLASS SOUP
I bought this “soup” – which was a mix of dried ingredients, that for many of them, I had no clue what they were.

Yeah… Hard NO! Oh, so much no… Full details in the video but suffice to say it may have been the single most revolting experiment I’ve ever tried. 🤮

I messaged my cousin to see if she wanted me to keep it for her 😂

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PURPLE RICE PUDDING BOWL
Blow by blow in the video but the short version is this. I was cooking, cooking, cooking – having a fun #experimentsineating day. Got one of the Ramen Broths started and decided to have breakfast.

Used a new food colorant (Ube / Purple Sweet Potato) – 3 drops in the rice pudding… Pretty pretty!

Ate 2 tbsps…

💣 Had an immediate and very big reaction – my eyes swelled, my tongue went numb, I lost feeling in my fingers, burning in my feet… It was very fast and lasted about 6 hours.

I laid down for several hours and then finished up the second broth but definitely did not feel like eating.

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 143

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Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

👩🏻‍🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY / FREEZER PREP | 🍚 RICE PUDDING | 🥣 CHICKEN GNOCCHI SOUP | 🫘 15 BEAN SOUP

DAILY RECAP – 10/01
(Full details are in the Daily Video if you want to see everything)

👩🏻‍🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY
Several days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who has limited mobility.

We often share a meal kit or something similar and spend some time together since neither of us go out too much 😁

Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.

This week I am also cooking additional servings for my favorite cousins ❤️

🍃🍃🍃🦊🍃🍃🍃

CREAMY RICE PUDDING
[Full step by step in the video]
▪️ Medium Grain White Rice
▪️ Whole Milk
▪️ Sweetened Condensed Milk
▪️ Vanilla Extract

(You can make this more calorie friendly by changing the milk and either reducing or eliminating the sweetened condensed milk and replacing it with a sweetener of your choice…)

Adapted from and based on a combination of:

https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/instant-pot-rice-pudding/#recipe-6938
https://www.pressurecookingtoday.com/the-best-pressure-cooker-rice-pudding

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 8min on High Pressure + Quick Release
Pot-in-Pot Method
Amazon Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/3UWrya2

POT-IN-POT 101
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/pot-in-pot-instant-pot


🧮 CALORIES – 379/serving
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🥣 CHICKEN & GNOCCHI SOUP COPYCAT
[Full step by step in the video]
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Peas & Corn (frozen)
▪️ Potato Gnocchi
▪️ Baby Spinach
▪️ Half n Half
▪️ Cornstarch
▪️ Chicken & Dumpling Seasoning Mix
▪️ Dried Thyme
▪️ Dried Rosemary

Adapted from and based on a combination of:

https://littlesunnykitchen.com/chicken-gnocchi-soup-olive-garden-copycat/#wprm-recipe-container-27563
https://www.wellplated.com/chicken-gnocchi-soup

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 7min on High Pressure + Quick Release

Dual Platform Kitchen Scale
Amazon Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/3qeMgCc

🧮 CALORIES – 313/serving
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🫘 15 BEAN SOUP w HAM HOCK & CORNBREAD
[Full step by step in the video]
▪️ 15 Bean Soup Dry Beans
▪️ Low Sodium Beef Broth
▪️ Smoked Ham Hock
▪️ Low Sodium Soy Sauce
▪️ Apple Cider Vinegar
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Chili Powder
▪️ Bay Leaves

(Presoaked beans for 60min)

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 1hr on High Pressure + Natural Release


Adapted from and based on a combination of:

https://www.simplyhappyfoodie.com/instant-pot-15-bean-soup/#wprm-recipe-container-16047
Stovetop Recipe from the bag itself:
https://hurstbeans.com/recipes/traditional-15-bean-soup

CORNBREAD
▪️ Martha White Buttermilk Cornbread Mix

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
425° for 15min

🧮 CALORIES – 262/serving (beans) + 108/muffin
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Orange Juice (with meds)

🧮 CALORIES – 41
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 484

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Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

📉 MONTHLY WEIGH IN RESULTS

MONTHLY WEIGH IN RESULTS
🐸 Starting Weight: 298.8lbs
🦋 Current Weight: 252.6lbs
SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 1 [+5.4lbs]

This was completely expected. There are quite a few things going on – but first and foremost is that I had a month of eating out much more often than I normally do.

Generally I eat out maybe twice a month but in the last 2½ weeks, I ate out 9 times so between the extra sodium (even though I stayed within my calories) and the fact that we have had a big storm come through and that has created some inflammation, I knew that I was going to see a gain on the scale today.

A lot of this will go away in the next week once the inflammation and sodium have run their course so I’m not at all concerned.

I also did a little bit of number crunching over the last few days to see what was likely to happen about New Zealand. There are 19 months from today until the 1st of May 2024.

If I were to lose 5lbs a month every month between now and then I could be down another 95lbs putting me at 157.6lbs.

This should put me in a very good place for being healthier and more able to do the things that I want to do when I’m there.

Can I lose 5 lbs a month? My history over the last 2 years has said -not consistently- but I think we have finally gotten my meds to a point that if I pull my head in and do what I’m supposed to do, then hopefully I can.

That would mean that at the end of the year I should have lost 15lbs putting me at 237.6lbs. Being 239 or less is my next goal anyway – so I am wanting to be there or under by Jan 1st!

I have started walking at the mall at least a couple times a week and I’m hoping that between sharpening up on my eating and doing this walking I will be able to hit this goal.

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↙️ ONWARDS & DOWNWARDS ↘️

JANUARY 1 – 251.2
FEBRUARY 1 – 247.4
MARCH 1 – 245.2
APRIL 1 – 267.0 (Major Autoimmune Flare)
MAY 1 – 258.6
JUNE 1 – 252.4
JULY 1 – 248.0
AUGUST 1 – 243.8
AUGUST 15 – 261.6 (Major Autoimmune Flare)
SEPTEMBER 1 – 247.2
OCTOBER 1 – 252.6

🏆 LEVEL UP MINI GOAL: 239.8 [out of 240s]
🏆 LEVEL UP MINI GOAL: 229.8 [out of 230s]
🎯 NEXT MILESTONE GOALS: 223.8lbs [-75lbs]

✈️ LONG TERM MILESTONE 1:
198.8 – Onderland by August 2023

🌏 NON SCALE GOALS
▪️ Travel back to NZ for 6 months / May – Oct 2024
▪️ Fit in the Hoodie I bought for New Zealand
▪️ Improve my general health as much as possible
▪️ Increase movement as much as possible

🎯 MILE MARKERS
Goal 1: 273.8lbs (-25lbs) 🏆
Goal 2: 248.8lbs (-50lbs) 🏆
Goal 3: 223.8lbs (-75lbs)
Goal 4: 198.8lbs (-100lbs + Onderland!)
Goal 5: 173.8lbs (-125lbs )
Goal 6: 148.8lbs (-150lbs)

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If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:
https://tinyurl.com/yctpfwxl

[Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or MCAS is my main issue but also fun things like Fibromyalgia, POTS, Histamine Intolerance, Insulin Resistance, Oxalate Sensitivity and on and on… ]

WILD WEIGHT SWINGS
My weight fluctuations are not water weight, not sodium retention and the gains do not go away until the cells calm down and the actual muscle inflammation decreases.

When a flare happens, everything swells – my eyes, my hands/feet, my actual muscle tissue and organs … I can, and have, put on up to 20lbs in a bad flare and this can take 3-4 weeks to lose again.

Foods, chemicals, weather changes, environmental elements… literally, sometimes just existing, fires them up. Some things I can control and otherwise it is a #justkeepswimming kinda life.

🥚 PROTEIN EGGS | 🥣 CHILI & SALAD

🥚 PROTEIN EGGS & VEG
▪️ Duck Eggs (local farm)
▪️ 2% Cottage Cheese
▪️ Fresh Dill
▪️ Asiago Cheese
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Roma Tomatoes
▪️ Rainbow Carrot
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

🧮 CALORIES – 442
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🥣 CHILI & SALAD
▪️ Chili w Beans
▪️ Fritos Original
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Asiago Kale Salad
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Baby Cucumbers
▪️ Diced Ham
▪️ Skinny Latina Dressing

🧮 CALORIES – 753
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🍊 SNACK
▪️ Mandarin

🧮 CALORIES – 26
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1222

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Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🐔 TAMARIND CHICKEN | 🍮 PATÉ | 🍜 BEEF RICE NOODLE BOWL

🐔 TAMARIND CHICKEN & VEGGIES
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Tamarind Powder
▪️ Purple Carrot
▪️ Broccoli
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Cucumber
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Garlic Stuffed Olives
▪️ Skinny Latina Dressing

♨️ CHICKEN COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 20min 

BROCCOLI & CARROTS
💨 Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
4min on High

Good Cooks Microwave Steamer
https://amzn.to/3qcHXHf

🧮 CALORIES – 549
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🍜 BEEF RICE NOODLE BOWL
▪️ Beef Rice Noodle Bowl Kit 🆕 👎🏼
▪️ Bean Sprouts
▪️ Baby Corn
▪️ Dried Wakame Seaweed
▪️ Lime Juice

🧮 CALORIES – 560
⭐⭐⭐☆☆

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🍮 BOURBON CHICKEN PATÉ
▪️ Homemade Paté
▪️ Triscuit Thin Crisps

🧮 CALORIES – 420
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ 

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1528

Super hot today (87°) – so I hid in the AC but it is cooling back off to the 60s thank goodness…

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🐷 PORK CHOP w VEGGIES | 🍮 PATÉ | 🥩 STEAK & VEGETABLES

🐷 PORK CHOP & VEGGIES
▪️ Bone-In Pork Chop
▪️ Carrot
▪️ Creamed Corn
▪️ German Pickled Red Slaw
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Tajin Chili Lime Seasoning

♨️ PORK COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 11min 

🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
https://amzn.to/3SmyCe4
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

🧮 CALORIES – 306
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🥩 STEAK & VEGETABLES
▪️ Top Round Beef
▪️ Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
▪️ Broccoli
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Worchestershire Sauce

BROCCOLI
💨 Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
4min on High

Good Cooks Microwave Steamer
https://amzn.to/3qcHXHf

🧮 CALORIES – 609
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🍮 BOURBON CHICKEN PATÉ
▪️ Homemade Paté
▪️ Light Rye Wasa Crispbreads

🧮 CALORIES – 344
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

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🍓 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
▪️ Tart Cherry Yogurt [Noosa]
▪️ Raspberries

🧮 CALORIES – 268
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1528

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Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍜 PEANUT SESAME NOODLE BOWL | 🍋 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL | 🐷 PORK LOIN & VEGGIES

🍜 PEANUT SESAME RICE NOODLE BOWL
▪️ Peanut Sesame Noodle Kit
▪️ Seasoned Bamboo Shoots
▪️ Baby Bok Choy
▪️ Baby Corn
▪️ Bean Sprouts
▪️ Lime Juice
▪️ ZRoll Shrimp Snack Roll

🧮 CALORIES – 784
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🍓 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
▪️ Lemon Yogurt [Noosa] 🆕 👍🏻
▪️ Raspberries

🧮 CALORIES – 322
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🐷 PORK LOIN & VEGGIES
▪️ Pork Loin
▪️ Purple Potato
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Worchestershire Sauce

♨️ PORK COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 15min

🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

🧮 CALORIES – 508
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1616

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Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍔 CHICKEN BURGER & TOTS | 🍓FRUIT | 🦀 CRAB & ARTICHOKE

🍔 SPICY CHICKEN BURGER & TOTS
▪️ Onion Poppyseed Bun 🆕 👍🏻
▪️ Spicy Chicken Patty 🆕 👍🏻
▪️ Guacamole
▪️ Lemonaise Light Mayo
▪️ Mixed Greens
▪️ Tomato
▪️ Cracked Peppercorns
▪️ Tater Tots
▪️ Tajin Hot Sauce

♨️ CHICKEN / TOTS COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 15min

🧮 CALORIES – 669
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🍓 FRUIT PLATE
▪️ Red Grapes
▪️ Strawberries
▪️ Balsamic Glaze

🧮 CALORIES – 115
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🦃 TURKEY ROLLUPS
▪️ Oven Roasted White Turkey 🆕 👎🏼
▪️ Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge
▪️ Garlic Stuffed Olives

🧮 CALORIES – 123
⭐⭐⭐☆☆

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🦀 STEAMED CRAB LEGS & ARTICHOKE
▪️ Snow Crab Legs
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Lemon Juice

🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

🍃🍃🍃🦊🍃🍃🍃

🌀 INSTANT POT PRECOOKED SEAFOOD – CRAWFISH / CRAB LEGS / SHRIMP
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
1c water + lemon juice (add lemons to the pot too)

🦀 Thawed:
Crawfish/Shrimp – 0min + Quick Release
Crab Legs – 1min + Quick Release

🧊 Frozen:
Crawfish/Shrimp – 1min + Quick Release
Crab Legs – 2min + Quick Release

🔹 Crab Legs are best done stacked directly on the trivet (not in the water)
🔹 Crawfish/Shrimp are best done in a steamer basket set on the trivet.

🧮 CALORIES – 353
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1261

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Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍮 PATÉ | 🍲 HODGE PODGE LEFTOVERS | 🥣 SOUP & SALAD

🍮 BOURBON CHICKEN PATÉ
▪️ Homemade Paté
▪️ Light Rye Wasa Crispbreads

🧮 CALORIES – 344
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🍲  LEFTOVER HODGE PODGE BOWL
▪️ Black Beans
▪️ Diced Tomatoes
▪️ Enoki Mushrooms
▪️ Greek Yogurt

🧮 CALORIES – 237
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🥣 ITALIAN MEATBALL SOUP & SALAD
▪️ Light Italian Style Meatball Soup 🆕 👎🏼
▪️ Spiced Apple Chopped Kit 🆕 👎🏼
▪️ Skinny Latina Citrus Marinade / Dressing

🧮 CALORIES – 399
⭐☆☆☆☆

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 980

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Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍒 FRUIT YOGURT BOWL | 🐷 BRATS & VEGGIES | 🍲 CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS

🥣 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
▪️ Tart Cherry Yogurt
▪️ Honeydew Melon
▪️ Tajin Chili Lime Seasoning
▪️ Trail Mix

🧮 CALORIES – 358
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🍲  CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS
▪️ Homemade Chicken & Dumplings
(🧊 Freezer Meal)

Last one – very, very nice… I will have to make another soon.

🧮 CALORIES – 323
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🐷 BRATWURST & VEGGIES
▪️ Bratwursts
▪️ Half Runner Beans
▪️ Rainbow Carrots
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

🧮 CALORIES – 604
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1286


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Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🥚 BREAKFAST BISCUIT | 🍲 CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS | 🐔 BOURBON CHICKEN PATÉ

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1343
🧮 CALORIES CONSUMED –  1312 ✅

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ✅
Protein ✅
Carbs ✅
Fat ✅

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – ✅

(In Video)

🥚 EGG, BACON & CHEESE BISCUIT w HONEYDEW
▪️ Self Rising Flour
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

▪️ Duck Egg (local farm / yolk only)
▪️ Pepper Jack Cheese
▪️ Canadian Bacon
▪️ Lemonaise Light Mayo

▪️Honeydew Melon
▪️Tajin Chili Lime Seasoning

♨️ BISCUIT COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 20min

🧮 CALORIES – 408
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🍲 CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS w CAESAR SALAD
▪️ Homemade Chicken & Dumplings
▪️ Caesar Salad Chopped Kit 🆕 👎🏼
▪️ Bacon Ranch Tuna 🆕 👎🏼

Soup was good but I forgot about freezing potato based things and the Gnocchi was kinda gritty reheated. I would either only make enough to not freeze next time or add it when serving instead. Most people wouldn’t even notice but I have a bit of texture sensitivity.

🆕 I was not a big fan of the tuna or salad – they were okay but wouldn’t buy either again.

🧮 CALORIES – 601
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Bourbon Chicken Paté
▪️ Light Rye Wasa Crispbreads

🍮 BOURBON CHICKEN PATÉ
▪️ Chicken Livers
▪️ Wild Turkey
▪️ Apple Cider Vinegar
▪️ Dijon Mustard
▪️ Salted Butter
▪️ Umami Seasoning
▪️ Italian Seasoning
▪️ Dried Parsley
▪️ Cracked Pepper

Adapted from a combination of these recipes:

https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/lchf/french-chicken-liver-pate#preptime
https://www.seriouseats.com/chicken-liver-pate-bourbon-cranberry-recipe
https://chicken.ie/chicken-liver-pate

💥 This was the best version I have made yet! 💥

🧮 CALORIES – 304
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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🐷 PORK CHOP & VEGGIES | 🌵 FRITOS NACHOS

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1343
🧮 CALORIES CONSUMED –  1342 ✅

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ✅
Protein ✅
Carbs ✅
Fat ✅

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – ✅

🐷 PORK CHOP & VEGGIES
▪️ Bone In Pork Chop
▪️ Skinny Latina Sauce
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Rainbow Carrot
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Lemon Juice

♨️ PORK COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 11min

🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

🧮 CALORIES – 404
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🌵 FRITOS NACHOS
▪️ Fritos Chips
▪️ Black Beans
▪️ Mushrooms
▪️ Fritos Mild Cheddar Cheese Dip
▪️ Kale
▪️ Chili Ready Diced Tomatoes
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Garlic Stuffed Olives
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Tajin Chili Lime Hot Sauce
▪️ Lime Juice

🧮 CALORIES – 672
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Honeydew Melon
▪️ Honey Greek Yogurt

🧮 CALORIES – 266
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📸 DAILY PHOTO

🖥️ WHAT AM I WATCHING
The CW – Prodigal Son / Netflix – Devil in Ohio

Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍜 SPICY POTATO NOODLE BOWL | 🐠 SARDINE CRACKER TOWER PLATE

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1343
🧮 CALORIES CONSUMED –  1342 ✅

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ❌
Protein ⬇️
Carbs ⬆️
Fat ✅

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – ❌

📸 DAILY PHOTO – ❌
🎨 PAINTING – ❌

Did a lot yesterday and needed a recovery day

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🌶️ SPICY POTATO NOODLE BOWL
▪️ Spicy Potato Noodle Kit
▪️ Baby Bok Choy
▪️ Baby Corn
▪️ Bean Sprouts
▪️ Enoki Mushrooms
▪️ Seasoned Bamboo Shoots
▪️ Dried Garlic Green Peas

🧮 CALORIES – 802
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🐠 SARDINE CRACKER TOWER PLATE
▪️ Sardines in Lemon Sauce
▪️ Pepper Jack Cheese
▪️ 2% Cottage Cheese
▪️ Green Tomato
▪️ Triscuit Thin Crisps
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

🧮 CALORIES – 540
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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

👩🏻‍🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY

3 days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who had a stroke and has limited mobility.

We are going to wait until next week to get together, so I decided to start some batch cooking this week and put her together easy lunches, some freezer meals, some muffins and a big salad she can have as she likes.

Butter Chicken w/ Black Rice ✅
Turkey Shepherds Pie ✅
Chicken & Potato “Dumplings” ✅
Korean BBQ Beef w/ Rice ✅
Rendang Curry Chicken ✅

Shepherds Pie | Butter Chicken
Chicken & Dumplings | Korean BBQ Beef

Teriyaki Pineapple Meatball Stirfry ✅
Baked Penne ✅
Egg / Tuna Salad Pinwheels ✅
Superfood Salad ✅

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🍲 TERIYAKI PINEAPPLE MEATBALL STIRFRY
▪️ Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Meatballs
▪️ Stirfry Vegetables
▪️ Japanese Teriyaki Sauce Kit

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🥘 BAKED PENNE
▪️ Penne Pasta
▪️ Whipped Cottage Cheese
▪️ Chicken Eggs
▪️ Tomato Pasta Sauce
▪️ Mexican Shredded Cheese

Very similar to this recipe:
https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/ziti-bake

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🌯 EGG / TUNA PINWHEELS
▪️ Roasted Red Pepper Mini Lavash

▪️ Chicken Eggs
▪️ Green Onions
▪️ Mayo
▪️ Dijon Mustard
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

https://kristineskitchenblog.com/egg-salad

▪️ Tuna
▪️ Dill Relish
▪️ Mayo
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

https://www.spendwithpennies.com/classic-tuna-salad/#wprm-recipe-container-147739

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🥗 SUPERFOOD SALAD
▪️ 50/50 Spring Mix
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Mini Peppers
▪️ Carrots
▪️ Strawberries
▪️ Grapes
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Bacon Crumbles

🐔 CHICKEN SALAD | 🍲 CHICKEN & POTATO “DUMPLINGS”

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1343
🧮 CALORIES CONSUMED –  691 ❌

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ❌
Protein ⬇️
Carbs ✅
Fat ✅

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – ❌

I did too much yesterday and had to reel it in today…

🐔 CHICKEN SALAD
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Green Seedless Grapes
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Sliced Almonds
▪️ Green Onion
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
▪️ Little Gem Romaine Hearts
▪️ Multigrain Bread

🧮 CALORIES – 369
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👩🏻‍🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY DAY
3 days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who had a stroke last year and has limited mobility.

We are going to wait until next week to get together, so I decided to start some batch cooking this week and put her together easy lunches, some freezer meals, some muffins and a big salad she can have as she likes.

Butter Chicken w/ Black Rice ✅
Turkey Shepherds Pie ✅
Chicken & Potato “Dumplings” ✅
Korean BBQ Beef w/ Rice ✅
Rendang Curry Chicken ✅
Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Meatballs
Egg / Tuna Salad Pinwheels
Superfood Salad
Carrot Cake Muffins

🍲 INSTANT POT CHICKEN & “DUMPLINGS”
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Mixed Vegetables
▪️ Chicken & Dumplings Seasoning Mix

▪️ Potato Gnocchi
▪️ Cornstarch

▪️ Half n Half

Several variations you might like:

https://littlesunnykitchen.com/chicken-gnocchi-soup-olive-garden-copycat/#wprm-recipe-container-27563
https://www.thechunkychef.com/instant-pot-chicken-and-dumplings/#wprm-recipe-container-19549
https://kristineskitchenblog.com/instant-pot-chicken-and-dumplings

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Stage 1 – First 4 ingredients
Cook 8min on High Pressure + Natural Release
Stage 2 – Add Gnocchi and cornstarch slurry
Cook 2min on High Pressure + Quick Release
Let cool some before adding Half n Half

🧮 CALORIES – 323
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Seriously THE BEST Chicken & Dumplings I have made – the Gnocchi was a perfect substitute, tender but not mushy, the flavor is absolutely spot on and it ended up making 6 generous servings!

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🥘 KOREAN BBQ BEEF
▪️ Korean BBQ Beef Kit (incl Rice)
▪️ Top Round
▪️ Mini Bell Peppers
▪️ Green Onions
▪️ Sesame Seeds

https://tasty.co/recipe/korean-style-bbq-beef-helper

Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🥘 TURKEY COTTAGE PIE | 🥘 RENDANG CURRY RICE CAKE BOWL

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1343
🧮 CALORIES CONSUMED –  1341 ✅

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ❌
Protein ⬇️
Carbs ⬆️
Fat ✅

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – ✅
Mailbox Walk
Boogie Break
Boogie Break
Arm Exercises
2500+ Steps

📸 DAILY PHOTO – ✅
Twin deer babies visiting (in video as well)

🎨 PAINTING – ✅
Stage 2 – base color and Inks only

👩🏻‍🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY DAY
3 days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who had a stroke last year and has limited mobility.

We often share a meal kit or something similar and spend some time together since neither of us go out too much 😁

Today is one of her normal days but we are going to wait until next week to get together. I decided to start some batch cooking this week and put her together some freezer meals.

Today I did some Butter Chicken & Rice and a variation on a Shepherds Pie… I forgot to take photos before I put them up but I’ll add photos/video tomorrow.


🥘 TURKEY COTTAGE PIE
▪️ 93% Lean Ground Turkey
▪️ Mixed Vegetables
▪️ Four Cheese Pasta Sauce
▪️ Brown Gravy Mix
▪️ Yukon Gold Potatoes
▪️ Half n Half
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Extra Sharp White Cheddar

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
BAKE 400° for 20min
Add CHEESE then BROIL 3min

Great traditional Shepherds Pie recipe:
https://www.thewholesomedish.com/the-best-classic-shepherds-pie


🧮 CALORIES – 484
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🥘 RENDANG CURRY RICE CAKE BOWL
▪️ Rice Cake Sticks 🆕
▪️ Indonesian Rendang Curry Spice 🆕
▪️ Green Onion
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Lime Juice
▪️ Rainbow Peppercorns
▪️ Himalayan Pink Salt

(Full review in video – Yum!)

🧮 CALORIES – 719
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Mandarins

🧮 CALORIES – 138
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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🐠 AIR FRYER COD | 🍝 TURKEY FETTUCCINE

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1343
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED –  1231 ✅

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ✅

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – ✅
Mailbox Walk
Boogie Break
Arm Exercises
2500 Steps

📸 DAILY PHOTO – ✅
🎨 PAINTING – ✅

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🐠 DIJON COD, TZATZIKI & VEGGIES
▪️ Cod
▪️ Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
▪️ Italian Breadcrumbs
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Lime Juice
▪️ Dill
▪️ Sugar Snaps
▪️ Mixed Veggies – Peas, Corn, Carrots, Beans
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 15min

🧮 CALORIES – 418
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🍝 TURKEY FETTUCCINE
▪️ 93% Ground Turkey
▪️ Four Cheese Pasta Sauce
▪️ Italian Fettuccine
▪️ Havarti Cheese
▪️ Dried Parsley
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

🧮 CALORIES – 639
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Green Seedless Grapes
▪️ Mandarins
▪️ Garlic Stuffed Olives

🧮 CALORIES – 175
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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍓 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL | 🍜 PEANUT SESAME NOODLE BOWL

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1343
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED –  1334 ✅

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ❌
Wayyyyyyy over on carbs and wayyyy under protein.  I wanted the noodles and they are 89 carbs 😋

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – ❌

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🍓 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
▪️ Cherry Orchard Yogurt
▪️ Strawberries
▪️ Nectarine
▪️ Almond Agave Granola

🧮 CALORIES – 331
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🍜 PEANUT SESAME NOODLE BOWL
▪️ Peanut Sesame Noodle Kit
▪️ Seasoned Bamboo Shoots
▪️ Wasabi Peas
▪️ Green Beans
▪️ Lime Juice

🧮 CALORIES – 771
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🍑 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
▪️ Nectarine
▪️ Trail Mix
▪️ Honey Greek Yogurt

🧮 CALORIES – 233
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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🌿 VEGGIE PLATE | 🥪 CLUB SANDWICH & CHEETOS

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1343
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED –  1033 ❌

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ❌
👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – ❌

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🌿 VEGGIE PLATE
▪️ Artichokes
▪️ Green Beans
▪️ Japanese Sweet Potato
▪️ Rainbow Carrot
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Nutritional Yeast

🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

🧮 CALORIES – 299
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🥪 CLUB SANDWICH & CHEETOS
▪️ Multigrain Bread
▪️ Roast Beef
▪️ Mesquite Turkey Breast
▪️ Pepper Jack Cheese
▪️ Little Gem Romaine Hearts
▪️ Green Tomato
▪️ Lemonaise Light Mayo
▪️ Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Crunchy Cheetos

🧮 CALORIES – 572
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Nectarine
▪️ Roast Beef / Pastrami / Turkey

🧮 CALORIES – 163
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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫