๐Ÿฒ BEEF BIRRIA #experimentsineating

DAILY RECAP – 11/07

๐ŸŽฏ CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 818

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๐Ÿฒ BEEF BIRRIA DE RES
๐Ÿ†• NEW RECIPE ๐Ÿ†• #experimentsineating
I have been wanting to try my hand at making this for awhile and finally got all my ducks in a row to do it. There are tons of different recipes depending on how you want to cook it and what region the recipe is from. I used a combination of these. I am not making the tacos – I just wanted it as a stew.

https://www.closetcooking.com/birria-de-res-con-consome
https://therecipecritic.com/instant-pot-birria-tacos/#wprm-recipe-container-168910
https://www.thekitchn.com/instant-pot-beef-birria-tacos-recipe-23105466#post-recipe-257180318
https://tasty.co/recipe/instant-pot-birria-tacos#tips
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/instant-pot-birria
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/birria

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Techniques vary widely as well. Some recipes say to toast the chilis and aromatics, some boil or presoak the chilis, some sear the meat first, some use stock, some use water and powdered bouillon, some put everything in the pot together, some make the sauce first… There are a lot of variations!

As I have never done this recipe before – look at the traditional recipes above and decide for yourself what you want to do.

RECOMMENDED TIPS I SAW & USED
* Take your meat out at least an hour before cooking, season it and allow it to come to room temperature.
* If you are sensitive to chilis or their seeds, be sure and wear gloves when deseeding.
* Depending on your blender, you may need to strain the chili sauce to remove the small pieces of skin left over from the chilies.
* if you are blending the liquid hot, be sure to either use a blender that has an opening at the top to allow pressure and steam to escape or if like me you don’t have one of those you will need to let the liquid cool before blending. [ Full explanations in the recipes ]

Because I don’t have a super powerful blender – I decided to cook everything together and blend afterwards.

There is a lot of information here so I have compiled everything in a walk through on tonight’s video.

โ–ช๏ธ Chuck Roast
โ–ช๏ธ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
โ–ช๏ธ Beef Broth
โ–ช๏ธ Apple Cider Vinegar
โ–ช๏ธ Tomato Paste

โ–ช๏ธ Ancho Chili
โ–ช๏ธ Pasilla Chili
โ–ช๏ธ Guajillo Chili

โ–ช๏ธ Whole Cumin Seeds
โ–ช๏ธ Whole Allspice Berries
โ–ช๏ธ Whole Cloves
โ–ช๏ธ Whole Rainbow Peppercorns
โ–ช๏ธ Raw Cinnamon
โ–ช๏ธ Ground Coriander
โ–ช๏ธ Dried Oregano
โ–ช๏ธ Smoked Paprika
โ–ช๏ธ Bay Leaves
โ–ช๏ธ Fresh Thyme
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic Cloves
โ–ช๏ธ Fresh Ginger
โ–ช๏ธ White Onion

๐ŸŒ€ COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 40min on High Pressure + Natural Release

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๐Ÿ’ฎ QUICK PICKLED RED ONIONS
In the first recipe, I was reminded of pickled onions which I normally keep on hand but didn’t have so I started by doing a quick pickled red onion which I knew would be ready by lunch time. Here are a few recipes to try if you aren’t familiar with making them.

https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/quick-pickled-red-onions
https://www.feastingathome.com/quick-pickled-onions

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After all the research, all the prep, all the work – I didn’t like it. It was edible and I have no idea what in the flavor profile I didn’t like, but I just didn’t.

Meat was tender…
It was not spicy…
It was just not at all like what I had before and I have to say I’m very disappointed and somewhat grumpy actually! ๐Ÿ˜ก

I don’t want anything else so I’m calling it a night…

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 768
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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Starkrimson Pear

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 51
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๐Ÿœ NOODLE BOWL | ๐Ÿ” PESTO CHICKEN & VEGGIES

DAILY RECAP – 11/02

๐ŸŽฏ TARGETS
CALORIES โœ…
PROTEIN โœ…
CARBS โœ…
FAT โœ…

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๐Ÿœ SOUR PEPPER BEEF NOODLE BOWL
โ–ช๏ธ Sour Pepper Beef Noodle Kit ๐Ÿ†• ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ
โ–ช๏ธ Radicchio
โ–ช๏ธ Mushrooms
โ–ช๏ธ Wasabi Edamame
โ–ช๏ธ Wakame Seaweed
โ–ช๏ธ Tamarind Powder

๐Ÿ†• While it wasn’t a bad kit, the sauce was lacking any real flavor. It was just a bit boring so I added some tamarind powder…

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 824
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๐Ÿ” PESTO CHICKEN & VEGGIES
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Breast
โ–ช๏ธ Tamarind Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Pesto
โ–ช๏ธ Artichoke
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Honeynut Squash

โ™จ๏ธ Chicken COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
425ยฐ for 15min

๐ŸŒ€ 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

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 528
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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Juice Box

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 90
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๐Ÿ  SMOKED SALMON BRUNCH | ๐Ÿœ MISO RAMEN NOODLE KIT | ๐Ÿฅฃ FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL

DAILY RECAP – 10/15

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๐Ÿ  SMOKED SALMON BRUNCH
โ–ช๏ธ Smoked Salmon
โ–ช๏ธ Asparagus
โ–ช๏ธ Duck Egg
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Everything Seasoning
โ–ช๏ธ Hollandaise Sauce

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 268
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๐Ÿœ CHICKEN TONKOTSU MISO RAMEN BOWL
Sam’s Club #experimentsineating
โ–ช๏ธ Noodle Kit ๐Ÿ†• ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ
โ–ช๏ธ Baby Bok Choy
โ–ช๏ธ Shimeji Mushrooms
โ–ช๏ธ Dried Wakame Seaweed
โ–ช๏ธ Corn Kernels
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Chinese Tea Egg ๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Full review in video

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 663
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๐Ÿฅฃ FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
โ–ช๏ธ Honey Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Blueberries
โ–ช๏ธ Mission Fig
โ–ช๏ธ Pomegranate Arils
โ–ช๏ธ Toasted Coconut
โ–ช๏ธ Cake Gel Dye Color

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 282
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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Crunch & Munch Toffee Popcorn

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 150
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๐Ÿž LOW CARB BREAD๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ| ๐Ÿณ BREAKFAST STACKERS | ๐Ÿท PORK CHOP & VEG

๐Ÿ  SMOKED SALMON & BACON AVO STACKS
โ–ช๏ธ 90sec Microwave Low Carb Bread* ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ
โ–ช๏ธ Smoked Salmon
โ–ช๏ธ Cream Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Fresh Dill
โ–ช๏ธ Duck Egg (yolk only)
โ–ช๏ธ Avocado
โ–ช๏ธ Turkey Bacon

*Based on
https://gimmedelicious.com/90-second-keto-bread/#recipe

So the “bread” is lower in carbs for sure (4 carbs vs 22 carbs) however it is almost three times as many calories for the same weight serving of the bread I normally eat. (108cal vs 275cal) Texturally I was not a fan and I wouldn’t make it again but it was a fun experiment. [Full review in video]

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 663
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๐Ÿท PORK CHOP w VEGGIES
โ–ช๏ธ Bone In Pork Chop
โ–ช๏ธ Cream of Mushroom Soup
โ–ช๏ธ Dried Parsley
โ–ช๏ธ Purple Potato
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Artichoke
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

โ™จ๏ธ Pork COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400ยฐ for 15min

๐ŸŒ€ 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

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 643
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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Peanut Snack

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 140
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๐Ÿฅš PROTEIN EGGS & VEG | ๐Ÿฅš COPYCAT EGG BITES | ๐Ÿฅฃ CHICKEN GNOCCHI SOUP & AVO TOAST

๐Ÿฅš PROTEIN EGGS & VEG
โ–ช๏ธ Duck Eggs
โ–ช๏ธ 2% Cottage Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Diced Ham
โ–ช๏ธ Dried Thyme
โ–ช๏ธ Fresh Dill
โ–ช๏ธ Kale
โ–ช๏ธ Roma Tomato
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Pepper Seasoning
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Everything Seasoning

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

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๐Ÿฅฏ 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.
โ–ช๏ธ Black Sesame Seeds
โ–ช๏ธ White Sesame Seeds
โ–ช๏ธ Poppyseed
โ–ช๏ธ Minced Dried Garlic
โ–ช๏ธ Minced Dried Onion
โ–ช๏ธ 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.

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๐Ÿฅš 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

๐ŸŒ€ COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 8min on Low Pressure + 5min Natural Release

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 82
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๐Ÿฅฃ CHICKEN & GNOCCHI SOUP w AVOCADO TOAST
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Gnocchi Soup
โ–ช๏ธ Multigrain Seedy Bread
โ–ช๏ธ Laughing Cow Light Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Avocado
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Everything Seasoning

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 577
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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Mandarins

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 180
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๐Ÿฅƒ RAMEN BROTHS |๐Ÿฅš RAMEN TEA EGGS | ๐Ÿฅฃ 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 ๐Ÿ”ฅ 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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๐Ÿฅƒ CHICKEN & GARLIC SCAPE RAMEN BROTH
[Full step by step in the video]
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Consummรฉ
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Broth
โ–ช๏ธ Scallion and Ginger Cooking Wine
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic Scapes

๐ŸŒ€ COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 20min on Low Pressure + Natural Release

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 35/cup
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๐Ÿฅƒ MISO, TAMARIND & SHIITAKE RAMEN BROTH 
[Full step by step in the video]
โ–ช๏ธ White Miso
โ–ช๏ธ Tamarind Soup Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Green Onion Tops
โ–ช๏ธ Shiitake Mushrooms
โ–ช๏ธ Umami Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Cracked Peppercorns

Created as something similar to this:

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

๐ŸŒ€ COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 60min on Low Pressure + Natural Release

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 29/cup
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๐Ÿฅš RAMEN TEA EGGS
[Full step by step in the video]
โ–ช๏ธ Duck Eggs
โ–ช๏ธ Tea Egg Spice

๐ŸŒ€ INSTANT POT EGGS
Soft – 2min – Low Pressure + Quick Release

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

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Adapted from a combination of these:

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

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 82/chicken egg – 136/duck egg
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๐Ÿ’ฅ EPIC FAILS ๐Ÿ’ฅ
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. ๐Ÿคฎ

I messaged my cousin to see if she wanted me to keep it for her ๐Ÿ˜‚

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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…

๐Ÿ’ฃ 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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๐Ÿงฎ TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 143

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๐Ÿฅš BREAKFAST BISCUIT | ๐Ÿฒ CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS | ๐Ÿ” BOURBON CHICKEN PATร‰

๐ŸŽฏ DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1343
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES CONSUMED –  1312 โœ…

๐ŸŽฏ MACRO TARGETS HIT – โœ…
Protein โœ…
Carbs โœ…
Fat โœ…

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – โœ…

(In Video)

๐Ÿฅš EGG, BACON & CHEESE BISCUIT w HONEYDEW
โ–ช๏ธ Self Rising Flour
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

โ–ช๏ธ Duck Egg (local farm / yolk only)
โ–ช๏ธ Pepper Jack Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Canadian Bacon
โ–ช๏ธ Lemonaise Light Mayo

โ–ช๏ธHoneydew Melon
โ–ช๏ธTajin Chili Lime Seasoning

โ™จ๏ธ BISCUIT COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400ยฐ for 20min

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 408
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๐Ÿฒ CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS w CAESAR SALAD
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Chicken & Dumplings
โ–ช๏ธ Caesar Salad Chopped Kit ๐Ÿ†• ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ
โ–ช๏ธ Bacon Ranch Tuna ๐Ÿ†• ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ

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.

๐Ÿ†• I was not a big fan of the tuna or salad – they were okay but wouldn’t buy either again.

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 601
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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Bourbon Chicken Patรฉ
โ–ช๏ธ Light Rye Wasa Crispbreads

๐Ÿฎ BOURBON CHICKEN PATร‰
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Livers
โ–ช๏ธ Wild Turkey
โ–ช๏ธ Apple Cider Vinegar
โ–ช๏ธ Dijon Mustard
โ–ช๏ธ Salted Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Umami Seasoning
โ–ช๏ธ Italian Seasoning
โ–ช๏ธ Dried Parsley
โ–ช๏ธ 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

๐Ÿ’ฅ This was the best version I have made yet! ๐Ÿ’ฅ

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 304
โญโญโญโญโญ

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

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

๐ŸฅšEGGY TOAST |๐Ÿฆ LEMON CREAM SHRIMP SOUP | ๐Ÿ” CHICKEN SAUSAGES & SALAD |๐Ÿ CARAMEL APPLES

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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๐ŸŽฏ DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
๐Ÿงฎ ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1499
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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๐Ÿฅš EGGY TOAST & SAUSAGE
I was recommended to try a new (to me) egg poaching pan instead of doing soft boiled eggs. My friend Kim swears it would be perfect – runny yolks, whites completely done (which makes them easy for me to separate since I can’t eat the whites for histamine reasons)

I have tried lots of poaching techniques over the years, both microwave and stovetop and just never got a result I preferred over soft boiling.

Well she was right ๐Ÿ˜‚ PERFECT first time (see daily video)

ExcelSteel 2 Egg Poaching Pan
https://amzn.to/3HPg95O

โ–ช๏ธ Dark Rye Bread
โ–ช๏ธ Duck Egg (local farm / yolk only)
โ–ช๏ธ Sage Sausage ๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ†• NEW PRODUCT
Sausage – surprisingly little flavor – I’ll have to punch up the rest when I use it

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 464

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๐Ÿฆ LEMON GARLIC SHRIMP SOUP
โ–ช๏ธ Xlrg Shrimp
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Juice
โ–ช๏ธ Minced Garlic
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Stock
โ–ช๏ธ Half n Half
โ–ช๏ธ Kale
โ–ช๏ธ Mushrooms
โ–ช๏ธ Green Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Zest
(Ended up saving the salad for dinner)

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 216

Regrowing onions (and a leek) for fresh onion tops

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๐Ÿ” CHICKEN SAUSAGES, VEGGIES & SALAD
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Spinach Sausage @aldiusa ๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
โ–ช๏ธ Asparagus
โ–ช๏ธ Japanese Sweet Potato
โ–ช๏ธ French Onion Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Balsamic Glaze @nonnapia ๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

โ–ช๏ธ Asiago Kale Salad Kit (veg only) @yourtaylorfarms
โ–ช๏ธ Grape Tomatoes
โ–ช๏ธ English Cucumber
โ–ช๏ธ Clover & Broccoli Sprouts
โ–ช๏ธ Blueberries
โ–ช๏ธ Strawberries
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Olives
โ–ช๏ธ Goat Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Mini Tumeric Croutons
โ–ช๏ธ Apple Thyme Vinaigrette @aldiusa ๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ†• NEW PRODUCTS
Chicken Sausages – good
Balsamic Glaze – good
Dressing – very bland and thin – meh

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 637

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Coconut Chips
โ–ช๏ธ ยฝ Granny Smith Apple
โ–ช๏ธ Salted Caramel Topping @smuckersbrand
(heat it for a few seconds and it becomes thin and pourable and makes you feel like it is going much further)

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 183

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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 โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

๐Ÿณ BREAKFAST BISCUIT & FRUIT | ๐Ÿฒ PESTO SHRIMP PASTA PRIMAVERA

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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๐Ÿงฎ DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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๐Ÿฅช BREAKFAST BISCUIT & FRUIT
โ–ช๏ธ Duck Egg Yolk
โ–ช๏ธ Chickpea Aquafaba – (suggested replacement for egg whites which I don’t eat because of histamine issues) – RESULT – Meh – not thick enough and eggs didn’t stick together. I might try a vegan flaxseed egg white substitute and see… #experimentsineating

โ–ช๏ธ Turkey Sausage @jennieo ๐Ÿ†• ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
โ–ช๏ธ White American Cheese Slice
โ–ช๏ธ Lettuce / Tomato / Onion

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

#experimentsineating
HOMEMADE HOLLANDAISE SAUCE ๐Ÿ’ฅ
Inspired by and adapted from @thekitchn and @recipetineats

https://www.thekitchn.com/microwave-hollandaise-recipe-23199758
https://www.recipetineats.com/hollandaise-sauce

I used the Immersion Blender Version ๐Ÿ†• ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
โ–ช๏ธ Duck Egg Yolks
โ–ช๏ธ Ghee (can use regular stick butter)
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Juice
โ–ช๏ธ Dijon Mustard (*optional)

BEAUTIFUL! LOVE IT!

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

2 INGREDIENT BISCUIT
โ–ช๏ธ Self Rising Flour
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400ยฐ for 20min

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

โ–ช๏ธ Watermelon
โ–ช๏ธ Cantaloupe
โ–ช๏ธ Tajin Seasoning


โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 527

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๐Ÿฒ PESTO SHRIMP PASTA PRIMAVERA
Inspired by and adapted from 2 great recipes from @twopeasandpod and @hiddenponies

https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/pasta-primavera
https://hiddenponies.com/2011/09/pesto-alfredo-shrimp-pasta

โ–ช๏ธ Penne Pasta
โ–ช๏ธ Xlrg Shrimp
โ–ช๏ธ Asparagus
โ–ช๏ธ Green Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Grape Tomatoes
โ–ช๏ธ Carrots
โ–ช๏ธ Corn
โ–ช๏ธ Zucchini
โ–ช๏ธ Alfredo Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Basil Pesto
โ–ช๏ธ Parmesan Cheese

โ–ช๏ธ Asiago Kale Salad Kit @yourtaylorfarms

It was okay – but I tried to get slick cooking the Asparagus, Zucchini, Corn and pasta in the Instant Pot – it was too long for the asparagus and zucchini so they were mushy, the corn was great and the pasta cooked well but I like a more al dentรฉ noodle so less time next time…. And just steam the veg like I usually do…

I do think pasta in the IP would do well for me with a little less time and my Chef IQ gave me a great idea… Using the steamer basket sitting on the bottom prevents a burn notice and is self straining (see daily video) – very cool!

https://unsophisticook.com/plain-instant-pot-pasta

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 3/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 655

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream Chips
โ–ช๏ธ Oikos Cherry Greek Yogurt ๐Ÿ†• ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป
โ–ช๏ธ Strawberries

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 300

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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 โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

๐Ÿ  MACKEREL POTATO CAKES | ๐Ÿท SALSA PORK | ๐Ÿ” PEPPER & HERB CHICKEN PATร‰

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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๐Ÿ  MACKEREL POTATO CAKES & VEGGIES
โ–ช๏ธ Mackerel
โ–ช๏ธ Panko Breadcrumbs
โ–ช๏ธ Duck Egg (yolk only)
โ–ช๏ธ Dijon Mustard
โ–ช๏ธ Valentina Hot Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Red Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Juice
โ–ช๏ธ Russet Potato
โ–ช๏ธ 2% Milk
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Juice
โ–ช๏ธ Dill

โ–ช๏ธ Asparagus
โ–ช๏ธ Rainbow Carrots
โ–ช๏ธ The Blend Seasoning (Salt, Pepper & Garlic)

MACKEREL CAKES
โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400ยฐ for 15min

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 578
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 51g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 4
(earned +2 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿท SALSA PORK CHOP w VEGETABLES
โ–ช๏ธ Bone In Pork Chop
โ–ช๏ธ Mild Salsa
โ–ช๏ธ Snow Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Turnip
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
โ–ช๏ธ The Blend Seasoning (Salt, Pepper & Garlic)

PORK CHOP
โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400ยฐ for 12min

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 427
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 26g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 8
(earned +3 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Cracked Pepper & Herb Patรฉ
โ–ช๏ธ Cheese & Garlic Flatbread Crisps
โ–ช๏ธ Mandarins
โ–ช๏ธ Strawberries
โ–ช๏ธ Snowboard Ice Cream Sandwich

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 541
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 68g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 20
(earned +0 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿ—“๏ธ DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 1546 of 1567
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 143g of 119g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 32 of 19
(earned +5 veggie pts)

๐ŸŽฏ 2022 HEALTH GOALS
๐ŸŽ WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
๐ŸŒ 6 MONTH NEW ZEALAND TRIP – MAY 2023

๐Ÿ“Š Calorie Command with the Healthi app
๐Ÿงฎ Calorie Target: 1567
๐Ÿฅ Carbohydrate Target: 119g
(30% – Total, not Net Carbs)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

๐Ÿ”ต I am also tracking on WW PersonalPoints just to show you the difference – I get 19pts/day + 28 Weeklies but since I don’t eat sugar free or most fat free products (food additive intolerances), points based plans don’t usually work well for me. This will be an interesting experiment.

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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 โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

๐Ÿ MINI MEATBALL FETTUCCINE | ๐Ÿฆ LEMON SHRIMP ALFREDO

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.

She hasn’t been feeling the best so she asked for something relatively bland. She asked if I had any salmon so I made her some smoked salmon, snow peas with a bit of garlic butter and she asked for potato salad. No problem!

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Over the last few days I slowly made a batch of Cracked Pepper & Herb Patรฉ… I used a combination of these 2 recipes:

https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/lchf/french-chicken-liver-pate

https://www.seriouseats.com/chicken-liver-pate-bourbon-cranberry-recipe

Super simple – cook the liver, onions and aromatics – let cool – blend into a paste – chill – then optionally top with either a fruity gelatin layer or ghee.

This just stops the oxidation process if you aren’t going to eat it all straight away. I wasn’t sure how much it would make but as I did it below, it made 4 ramekins of about ยฝc each.

I tried it once before with a pomegranate gelatin top but I just don’t like the texture of gelatin and just used it to seal it. This time I adjusted some of the seasoning amounts and used some ghee to seal. It needs to chill overnight and I will try it tomorrow!

The storms have kicked up my autoimmune issues and I haven’t felt like doing a whole lot of my usual creative cooking… I haven’t been doing or eating much so this is the last few days… Pretty straight forward meals… My BP is giving me trouble and I have Darth Vader breathing going on…

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๐Ÿ MINI MEATBALL SPAGHETTI
โ–ช๏ธ 93% Lean Ground Beef
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Onion Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Nutritional Yeast
โ–ช๏ธ 5 Cheese Italian Blend
โ–ช๏ธ Italian Seasoning
โ–ช๏ธ Soy Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Duck Egg
โ–ช๏ธ Panko Breadcrumbs
โ–ช๏ธ Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Soup
โ–ช๏ธ Cane Sugar
โ–ช๏ธ Black Bean Fettuccine
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Asiago Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Spring Onion

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 747
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 60g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 15
(earned +0 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿฆ LEMON SHRIMP ALFREDO
โ–ช๏ธ Jumbo Tiger Shrimp
โ–ช๏ธ @barilla Chickpea Casarecce Pasta
โ–ช๏ธ @newmansown Alfredo Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ The Blend Seasoning (Salt, Pepper, Garlic)
โ–ช๏ธ Dried Dill / Basil
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Juice
โ–ช๏ธ Asparagus
โ–ช๏ธ @chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 478
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 53g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 14
(earned +1 veggie pt)

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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 โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

๐Ÿฅฃ ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP | ๐Ÿ’ FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL |๐Ÿ” CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS | โ˜๏ธ CLOUD BREAD EXPERIMENT

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

๐ŸŽฏ 2022 HEALTH GOALS
๐ŸŽ WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
๐ŸŒ 6 MONTH NEW ZEALAND TRIP – MAY 2023

๐Ÿ“Š Calorie Command with the Healthi app
๐Ÿงฎ Calorie Target: 1447
๐Ÿฅ Carbohydrate Target: 89g (25%)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

๐Ÿ”ต I am also tracking on WW PersonalPoints just to show you the difference – I would get 21pts/day but since I don’t eat sugar free or most fat free products (food additive intolerances), points based plans don’t usually work well for me. This will be an interesting experiment.

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๐Ÿฅฃ IP ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP & VEGGIES
โ–ช๏ธ IP Italian Wedding Soup [Freezer Meal]
https://tinyurl.com/44h9npvu
NOTE – PERSONAL PREFERENCE
Pasta cooked fresh and added before serving – did not add before freezing

โ–ช๏ธ Broccoli
โ–ช๏ธ Asparagus
โ–ช๏ธ Chef Shamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 482
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 36g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 12
(earned 2 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿ” CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS w CLOUD BREAD SANDWICH
โ–ช๏ธ IP Chicken & Dumplings [Freezer Meal]
NOTE – PERSONAL PREFERENCE
Half n Half added before serving – did not add before freezing

#experimentsineating
CLOUD BREAD
43 calories / 0.3g Carbs – 2 pieces are 0 on WWPP
โ–ช๏ธ 3 Eggs (separated)
โ–ช๏ธ 3tbsp 2% Cottage Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ ยฝtsp Baking Powder
โ–ช๏ธ ยฝtsp Garlic Powder
โ–ช๏ธ ยฝtsp Onion Powder
โ–ช๏ธ โ…›tsp Sea Salt
Baked 325ยฐ for 20min – let cool completely
Very soft! Toast for a slightly firmer bun type
Freezes well.

Many, many variations out there:
https://www.creativegreenliving.com/2019/06/best-keto-cloud-bread-recipe-gluten-free.html

https://www.food.com/recipe/carb-free-cloud-bread-411501

https://jenniferbanz.com/cloud-bread-thats-not-eggy-and-no-cream-of-tartar

โ–ช๏ธ Artisanal Lettuce
โ–ช๏ธ Heirloom Tomato
โ–ช๏ธ Yellow Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Organic Mayo
โ–ช๏ธ Orange Rind Muenster Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Uncured Turkey Pepperoni

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 826
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 22g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 18
(earned 1 veggie pt)

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๐ŸŠ RANDOM EXTRAS
๐Ÿ’FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Gods Honey Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Raspberries
โ–ช๏ธ Blackberries
โ–ช๏ธ Blue Magick Spirulina Capsules (color)
โ–ช๏ธ Dragonfruit Freeze Dried Food Powder

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 5/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 134
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 30g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 5

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๐Ÿ—“๏ธ DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 1442 of 1447
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 88g of 89g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 35 of 21
(earned 3 veggie pts)

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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 โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

๐Ÿž ARTISAN SEED LOAF |๐Ÿ” CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS |๐Ÿ” CHICKEN WINGS

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

โค๏ธ๐Ÿž SECOND TRIAL with No Knead, Super Quick, DANGEROUSLY TASTY, Artisan Bread ๐Ÿžโค๏ธ
Here is the original OMG GOOD loaf.
https://tinyurl.com/yc9s7b9q

I didn’t think it could get better. I WAS WRONG! This is near perfection! I wanted a strong Sourdough flavor – so I found a bunch of recipes and played around with things… And dang the result is magnificent. Now that I know what I am doing a bit more – I’ll do an updated video with my refined measurements next time…

I started with the same basic English Muffin Bread Loaf I made last time… I don’t have a Sourdough starter… I’ve managed to kill 2… I think, like cactus, I overloved them… ๐Ÿคฃ

So I did some experimenting with Greek Yogurt and Apple Cider Vinegar and added Caraway and Black Cumin Seeds (lower in oxalates than normal Cumin seeds by quite a bit). I made 2 loaves – one in a normal loaf pan and the other I tried out my baby Dutch Oven.

I need to play with the Dutch Oven some but ya’ll….. YA’LL….. this bread is the BOMB ๐Ÿ’ฃ I got 18 thick slices at 86/cal a slice with no artifical ingredients. Put it in the freezer… If you don’t, you WILL just eat it… ๐Ÿคฃ

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๐Ÿฅฃ IP CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS w TUNA SALAD CUPS
โ–ช๏ธ IP Chicken & Dumplings – [Freezer Meal]
โ–ช๏ธ Chunk Light Tuna
โ–ช๏ธ Sour Cream
โ–ช๏ธ Horseradish Mustard
โ–ช๏ธ Dill Pickle
โ–ช๏ธ Pickled Red Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Dill

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 618

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๐Ÿ” LEMON PARMESAN CHICKEN WINGS & VEG
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Wings/Drumettes
โ–ช๏ธ Onion Powder / Garlic Powder / Umami Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Juice
โ–ช๏ธ Cornmeal
โ–ช๏ธ Grated Parmesan
โ–ช๏ธ Russet Potatoes
โ–ช๏ธ 2% Milk
โ–ช๏ธ Carrot/Broccoli/Sugar Snap/Brussel Sprout
โ–ช๏ธ Steakhouse Butter (@chefshamy)
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Artisan Seed Bread (above)

โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@hauswirtusa 42Q Air Fryer Countertop Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400ยฐ for 25min

[Air Fryer]
https://airfryingfoodie.com/air-fryer-chicken-wings

[Oven]
https://www.evolvingtable.com/parmesan-garlic-baked-chicken-wings

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 780

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RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Banana
โ–ช๏ธ Apple Juice

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ 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 โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

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๐ŸŽฏ 2022 HEALTH GOAL
๐ŸŽ WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
[Calorie Command with the Healthi app]

๐Ÿฅ“ BEEF JERKY | ๐ŸŒต MINI PEPPERS NACHOS | ๐Ÿ„ BEEF SCHNITZEL |๐Ÿต CHIA SEED PUDDING

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

Today I’m feeling much better than the last few days… Which is fantastic however we just got another winter storm advisory so I’m not sure it will last ๐Ÿ˜ but let’s make the best of it while I am okay.

I bought some thin cut bottom round steak from Kroger on special because I wanted to do some Beef Jerky.

Based loosely on these:
https://justcook.butcherbox.com/can-you-make-beef-jerky-in-an-air-fryer-the-right-cuts-of-beef

https://www.pamperedchef.ca/recipe/Appetizers+%26+Snacks/Deluxe+Air+Fryer/Homemade+Beef+Jerky/1621588

MARINADE (Just my version)
โ–ช๏ธ Thin Cut Bottom Round Beef
โ–ช๏ธ Tamari Soy Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Toasted Sesame Oil
โ–ช๏ธ Apple Cider Vinegar
โ–ช๏ธ Onion Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Chili Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Smoked Sea Salt

โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@hauswirtusa 42Q Air Fryer Countertop Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
DEHYDRATE Function – 160ยฐ for 4hrs

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 176/4oz serving

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๐Ÿซ‘ MINI BELL PEPPER NACHOS
โ–ช๏ธ Mini Bell Peppers
โ–ช๏ธ 50/50 Lettuce Blend
โ–ช๏ธ Grape Tomatoes
โ–ช๏ธ English Cucumber
โ–ช๏ธ Purple Daikon Radish
โ–ช๏ธ Avocado
โ–ช๏ธ Ground Turkey
โ–ช๏ธ Black Beans
โ–ช๏ธ Lime
โ–ช๏ธ Taco Seasoning (@sietefoods)
โ–ช๏ธ 2% Greek Yogurt (@dannon)

Make them any way you like but here are a few recipes to guide you if you want.
https://www.eatyourselfskinny.com/sheet-pan-loaded-bell-pepper-nachos
https://www.skinnytaste.com/mini-bell-pepper-loaded-turkey-nachos

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 643

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๐Ÿฅฉ BEEF SCHNITZEL w ROASTED VEG
โ–ช๏ธ Thin Cut Bottom Round Beef
โ–ช๏ธ Flour / Egg (yolk only) / Panko
โ–ช๏ธ Steak Sauce (@simpletruth4u)
โ–ช๏ธ Purple Head Turnip
โ–ช๏ธ Carrot/Brocolli/Sugar Snap/Brussel Sprout
โ–ช๏ธ Steakhouse Butter (@chefshamy)

โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@hauswirtusa 42Q Air Fryer Countertop Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
Turnips – 400ยฐ for 25min
Schnitzel – 400ยฐ for 12min


๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 530

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๐Ÿต BERRY CHIA SEED PUDDING
โ–ช๏ธ Chia Seed Pudding
#experimentsineating
โ–ช๏ธ Raspberries
โ–ช๏ธ Blueberries
โ–ช๏ธ Dragonfruit Freeze Dried Food Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Banana
โ–ช๏ธ Kiwifruit
โ–ช๏ธ Toasted Coconut

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 362

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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 โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

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๐ŸŽฏ 2022 HEALTH GOAL
๐ŸŽ WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
[Calorie Command with the Healthi app]

๐Ÿ… TOMATO TOAST | ๐Ÿฆช DRUNKEN CLAMS | ๐Ÿฅก CANTONESE BEEF NOODLE BOWL

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ MINI PREP
INSTANT POT LEMON HERB POULTRY BONE BROTH
https://tinyurl.com/y7xtaxvp

Time for another pot of Bone Broth. I have been saving my poultry bones and I had enough bits today to make another pot…

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๐Ÿž SIMPLE TOMATO TOAST
โ–ช๏ธEzekiel 4:9 Flax Bread (@foodforlifebaking)
โ–ช๏ธ2% Cottage Cheese (@goodculture)
โ–ช๏ธRoma Tomato
โ–ช๏ธHomemade Everything Bagel Seasoning

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค๐Ÿค 3/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 235

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๐Ÿฆช DRUNKEN CLAMS ๐Ÿšซ FAIL ๐Ÿšซ & RAINBOW SLAW
Adapted (very poorly) from:
http://onceuponmycastle.com/2018/07/02/instant-pot-drunken-clams

Not a fault of the recipe but of me completely… I have had the clams in the freezer for ages, I thawed them too quickly/impatiently, I didn’t cook off the wine first and I adjusted the recipe lazily…

I ate the clams, which looked beautiful, but the broth was not nice at all. I adjusted my tracking as I ate the veggies and clams out of it but didn’t eat the broth… Bleh! Again – not the recipes issue – totally on me…

โ–ช๏ธ Littleneck Clams
โ–ช๏ธ White Wine
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Chicken Bone Broth
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Juice
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic
โ–ช๏ธ Green Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Grape Tomatoes

โ–ช๏ธ Purple Cabbage
โ–ช๏ธ Savoy Cabbage
โ–ช๏ธ Carrot
โ–ช๏ธ Edamame
โ–ช๏ธ Mayo
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Lime Juice / Pulp
โ–ช๏ธ Cane Sugar

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค 2/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 364

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The weather has changed, storm coming… I’m feeling it!

Needed a super simple dinner. It was just okay – wouldn’t buy that sauce again… Not bad, but salty and not terribly flavorful…

๐Ÿฅก CANTONESE BEEF NOODLE BOWL
โ–ช๏ธ Sirloin Steak Strips
โ–ช๏ธ Cantonese Beef Stew Sauce (@leekumkee)
โ–ช๏ธ Stir Fry Vegetables
โ–ช๏ธ Brown Rice MaiFun Noodles

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค๐Ÿค 3/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 683

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

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

๐Ÿ’ FRUIT YOGURT BOWL / ๐Ÿž TOMATO TOAST / ๐Ÿ” BUTTER CHICKEN

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

๐ŸŽฏ 2022 HEALTH GOAL
๐ŸŽ WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS

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๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.

I hadn’t been able to get down to Sandy until today but I was still cooking for her and putting things together… She is very well stocked now!

๐ŸงŠ FREEZER MEALS ๐ŸงŠ
2x Beef Red Wine Stew
2x Chicken Parmesan Bake
2x Southwest Chili
2x White Chicken Chili
2x Broccoli Cheese Soup
2x Cheese Tortellini Soup
2x Pesto Stuffed Shells
2x Shepherds Pie
1x Italian Wedding Soup

I reorganized her freezer and labeled these left from my last freezer round – a bit of freezer Tetris later and she is all set for months.

2x Chicken & Dumplings
2x Butternut Squash Soup
2x Potato Leek Soup
1x Pork Stroganoff

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๐Ÿž ENGLISH MUFFIN BREAD LOAF
All the crispy, crunchy goodness of a well done English Muffin, full of butter hugging nooks and crannies – but in loaf form – what Magick is that??

I saw this recipe from Restless Chipotle come across my Facebook and I thought – hmmmm, even I, the non baker, should be able to do that. Let’s give it a try shall we? #experimentsineating

Here is the recipe

https://www.restlesschipotle.com/english-muffin-bread



Here is my #experimentsineating video

I thought for sure I had royally screwed it up somewhere – I have made 1 other bread in my life – I don’t bake cakes or cookies – I’m just not a baker…

But this was so good – like dangerously good. I had 2 pieces for lunch and another 2 with dinner. I’m going to have 2 with my Pub Style Split Pea Soup tomorrow. It’s just that good! Even if I did mess it up…

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๐Ÿฅ FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
โ–ช๏ธ Banana
โ–ช๏ธ Kiwifruit
โ–ช๏ธ Pomegranate
โ–ช๏ธ@noosayogurt Tart Cherry Yogurt

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 419

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๐Ÿž TOMATO ON TOAST
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade English Muffin Bread
โ–ช๏ธ@goodculture 2% Cottage Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ@chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Roma Tomato
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› 5/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 246

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๐Ÿ” BUTTER CHICKEN on BLACK RICE
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Breast
โ–ช๏ธ@asianhomegourmet Butter Chicken Paste
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Instant Pot Marinara
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ@lundberg Black Rice
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade English Muffin Bread Loaf
โ–ช๏ธ@chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

๐Ÿฅ— SIDE SALAD
โ–ช๏ธButtercrunch Lettuce
โ–ช๏ธEnglish Cucumber
โ–ช๏ธGrape Tomatoes
โ–ช๏ธPickled Red Onion
โ–ช๏ธMini Bell Pepper
โ–ช๏ธPurple Daikon Radish
โ–ช๏ธChickpeas
โ–ช๏ธPea Shoots
โ–ช๏ธLemon Juice

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 795

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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 โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

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๐Ÿฅฌ You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

๐Ÿ”นFruit, veg, meat, dairy, dry pantry goods…
๐Ÿ”นChoose everything in your box – no more randomly sent produce
๐Ÿ”นNo surprise shipments / No minimum frequency – only order when you want
๐Ÿ”น$30 minimum order

Get $15 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

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๐Ÿ’‰ 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/2p87yuw8

๐Ÿž ENGLISH MUFFIN BREAD LOAF #experimentsineating

All the crispy, crunchy goodness of a well done English Muffin, full of butter hugging nooks and crannies – but in loaf form – what Magick is that??

I saw this recipe from Restless Chipotle come across my Facebook and I thought – hmmmm, even I, the non baker, should be able to do that. Let’s give it a try shall we?

Here is the recipe:

https://www.restlesschipotle.com/english-muffin-bread

Here is my video – watch me flounder my way through what should have been quite simple…๐Ÿคฃ

I thought for sure I had royally screwed it up somewhere – I have made 1 other bread in my life – I don’t bake cakes or cookies – I’m just not a baker…

But this was so good – like dangerously good. I had 2 pieces for lunch and another 2 with dinner. I’m going to have 2 with my Pub Style Split Pea Soup tomorrow. It’s just that good! Even if I did mess it up a little… ๐Ÿคฃ