🥚 EGGY BRUNCH | 🐷 MUSTARD CHOP w VEGGIES | 🥣 FRUIT YOGURT BOWL

DAILY RECAP – 12/01

For at least Dec, possibly longer, I am switching things up a little and going back to where this all began – the old Core plan from the 90s.

Tracking:
OLD WW CORE PLAN
No Daily Points but huge 0pt food list
35 Weekly Points for items not on the list
Tracked using the Conquer Cravings plan with modifications
Core Food List: https://tinyurl.com/2enwwxan

🗓️ WEEKLY POINTS – 35
USED – 8

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🥚 EGGY BRUNCH
▪️ Duck Eggs
▪️ Couscous
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Mediterranean Hummus (3)

🔘 Eggs beautifully poached in
ExcelSteel 2 Egg Poaching Pot
Bring water to simmer (not rolling boil)
Spray egg cups with cooking spray or oil
Crack 1 egg per cup – duck eggs / jumbos just fit
Cook over MED heat for 4min
Remove immediately (pan, cups and lid will be hot 🔥)

Or try these other methods:
🥚 PERFECT SOFT BOILED EGGS
In small saucepan, bring enough water to completely cover the eggs to a rolling boil. Reduce temperature to med and when the water is at a low simmer, gently add eggs. Avoid dropping them in the pot as they may crack.

Cook chicken eggs for 5 min (or duck eggs for 6 min) uncovered. I like to stir them every few minutes to prevent the yolk cooking more on one side.

If you prefer hard boiled (but not chalky super done yolks), increase time to 9min for chicken eggs and 11min for duck eggs.

Once cooked, drain out the boiling water and fill the pot with cold water. I personally don’t do an ice bath because I don’t want my eggs cold to eat.

Crack the eggs gently all the way around and put in the pot of cold water to allow water to get under the membrane. Leave eggs for 3-5 min, peel gently under running water and enjoy.

🌀INSTANT POT VERSION
https://ifoodreal.com/instant-pot-eggs
https://greenhealthycooking.com/instant-pot-eggs

Soft – 2min – High Pressure + Quick Release
Medium – 3min – High Pressure + Quick Release
Hard – 5min – High Pressure + Quick Release

🦊 CORE Points Used – 3
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🐷 MUSTARD PORK CHOP & VEGGIES
▪️ Bone In Pork Chop ♨️
▪️ Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
▪️ Green Beans 💨
▪️ Steak Sauce
▪️ Sweet Potato

♨️ PORK COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
425° for 12min

GREEN BEANS
💨 Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
6min on High

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

🦊 CORE Points Used – 0
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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👅 NIBBLES
▪️ Noosa Lemon Yogurt (4)
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Raspberries
▪️ Orange Juice (1)

🦊 CORE Points Used – 5
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🎨 MINIATURE PAINTING
Nothing new today…

📺 WHAT AM I WATCHING
NCIS Season 10 + Wednesday (Netflix)

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🍈 SPLIT PEA SOUP | 🐷 PORK STEAK & VEG

DAILY RECAP – 11/25

🎯 CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 7442

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🍈 SPLIT PEA SOUP & CHEESE CRISPBREADS
▪️ Split Pea & Ham Soup (🧊 Freezer Meal)
▪️ Wasa Sourdough Crispbreads
▪️ Swiss Cheese
▪️ Whole Grain Dijon Mustard

🧮 CALORIES – 688
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Simple but Satisfying

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🐷 PORK STEAK & VEG
▪️ Pork Steak ♨️
▪️ Pomegranate Molasses
▪️ Sweet Potato 🌀
▪️ Homemade Everything Seasoning
▪️ Artichoke 🌀
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter

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

🌀 INSTANT POT SWEET POTATOES
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
1 cup water + trivet
Sml potatoes – High Pressure 15min + Natural Release
Med potatoes – High Pressure 20min + Natural Release
Lrg potatoes – High Pressure 30min + Natural Release
Xlrg potatoes – High Pressure 45min + Natural Release

https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes-for-meal-prep

https://www.wellplated.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes

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🌀 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 – 611
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Orange Juice
▪️ Noosa Lemon Yogurt

🧮 CALORIES – 242
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🎨 MINIATURE PAINTING
Nothing today…


📺 WHAT AM I WATCHING
NCIS Season 10 + Wednesday (Netflix)

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🍜 PORK NOODLE BOWL | 🥗 SUPERFOOD SALAD | 🍲 BUDDHA BOWL

DAILY RECAP – 11/23 & 11/24
🦃 Happy Turkey Day if you celebrate 🦃

🎯 CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 5896

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🍜 PORK NOODLE BOWL
▪️ Rice Noodles
▪️ Pork Loin (leftovers)
▪️ Pork Broth (leftovers)
▪️ Low Sodium Soy Sauce
▪️ Baby Bok Choy
▪️ Green Onions
▪️ Corn
▪️ Pickled Peppers
▪️ Mung Bean Sprouts
▪️ Wasabi Edamame
▪️ Japanese Fried Peanuts
▪️ Lime
▪️ Tajin Hot Sauce

🧮 CALORIES – 764
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🥗 SUPERFOOD SALAD
▪️ Salsa Ranch Salad Kit (veggies only)
🆕 – too much cabbage
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Clover Sprouts
▪️ Corn Kernels
▪️ Pickled Baby Corn
▪️ Pickled Baby Beets
▪️ Raspberries
▪️ Blackberries
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Wasabi Peas
▪️ Skinny Latina Dressing

🧮 CALORIES – 285
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🍲 BUDDHA BOWL
▪️ Moroccan Couscous
▪️ Tuna
▪️ Squash
▪️ Tamarind Powder
▪️ Cucumber
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Duck Egg (yolk only)
▪️ Cracked Pepper

🧮 CALORIES – 550
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Juice Box
▪️ Noosa Mixed Berry Yogurt
▪️ Japanese Fried Peanuts

🧮 CALORIES – 400
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🎨 MINIATURE PAINTING
Back to work on the Emerald Valley set for another buyer. I’m liking this set, it’s fun little angry mushrooms.

📺 WHAT AM I WATCHING
NCIS Season 10 + Wednesday (Netflix)

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🍳 BREAKFAST BISCUIT | 🥣SOUP & SALAD | 🐷 PORK LOIN

DAILY RECAP – 11/22

🎯 CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 2924

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🍳 BREAKFAST BISCUIT
▪️ Italian Quick Dough Biscuit ♨️
▪️ Duck Egg
▪️ Turkey Sausage
▪️ Swiss Cheese
▪️ Lemonaise Light Mayo

🍞 QUICK DOUGH DROP BISCUIT
🔹 ⅓c Self Rising Flour
To make all purpose flour into self rising – add 1½tsp baking powder + ¼tsp salt per 1c flour…
🔹⅓c 0% Greek Yogurt

OPTIONAL EXTRAS*
🔹½tbsp Italian Seasoning
🔹1tbsp Nutritional Yeast*
*optional – it does not effect the baking – it is not that kind of yeast – I often use it because I am deficient in vitamin B12 among other things

If you add these, you may have to add a little extra yogurt, milk or water…

Season as YOU like 😁…

NO STICKY HANDS PREPARATION
Combine all ingredients in a bowl with a fork or small spatula. Lightly spray your baking sheet or lay down some parchment paper and turn your dough out onto the tray. Using the fork/spatula, shape the dough to the thickness and diameter you want. Top with an egg wash and additional seasoning if you’d like. Bake and enjoy!

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

More information on Nutritional Yeast (Noosh)
https://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/ingredients/article/nutritional-yeast-2

🧮 CALORIES – 490
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🥣 SOUP & SALAD
▪️ Italian Wedding Soup (🧊 Freezer Meal)
▪️ Salsa Ranch Salad Kit
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Pickled Beets

🧮 CALORIES – 370
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Both were very good!

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🐷 MUSTARD BBQ PORK LOIN & VEGGIES
▪️ Pork Loin 🌀
▪️ Tangy Mustard BBQ Sauce
▪️ Artichoke 🌀
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Yellow Squash
▪️ Tamarind Powder

🌀 Pork Loin COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 15min on High Pressure + 25min Natural Release

🌀 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 – 401
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Very nice!

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Orange Juice
▪️ Noosa Mixed Berry Yogurt

🧮 CALORIES – 185
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🎨 MINIATURE PAINTING
COMPLETED – Mistmourn Coast Warband Box Set
YAY! The person buying them is pleased with the painting… Very happy he likes them.

📺 WHAT AM I WATCHING
NCIS Season 8

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🐷 POMEGRANATE PORK | 🍲 KORMA FUSION RICE CAKE STICKS

DAILY RECAP – 11/15

🎯 CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 3001

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🐷 POMEGRANATE PORK CHOP w POLENTA & BEANS
▪️ Bone In Pork Chop ♨️
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Pomegranate Molasses
▪️ Polenta 🌀
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Green Beans
▪️ Parmesan Cheese

♨️ Pork COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack – BAKE Setting
425° for 15min

🌀 INSTANT POT POLENTA
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot in Pot method – 1c water in main pot liner
Place smaller pot on trivet stand with polenta + liquid in a 4:1 ratio. 4c liquid to 1c dry polenta. I like to use stock but you can just use water.

9min / High Pressure / Natural Release

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

🧮 CALORIES – 554
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Very, very nice!

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🍲 KORMA RICE CAKE STICKS w VEGGIES
▪️ Rice Cake Sticks
▪️ Coconut Curry Korma Sauce
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Yellow Squash
▪️ Tamarind Powder
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter

🧮 CALORIES – 726
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Also very good!

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Juice

🧮 CALORIES – 90
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🎨 MINIATURE PAINTING
Working more on the private commission painting. It’s moving right along… Full update in the video…



📺 WHAT AM I WATCHING
NCIS Season 8

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🥣 CHILI & SALMON SANDWICH | 🐷 PORK CHOP & VEGGIES

DAILY RECAP – 11/09

🎯 CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 3644

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🍲 BEAR CREEK CHILI & SMOKED SALMON SANDWICH (Fridge Leftovers Lunch)
▪️ Chili (🧊Freezer Meal)
▪️ Red Onions
▪️ Greek Yogurt

▪️ Dark Rye Bread
▪️ Swiss Cheese
▪️ Smoked Salmon
▪️ Lemonaise Light Mayo
▪️ Lettuce

🧮 CALORIES – 742
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🐷 TAMARIND PORK CHOP & STEAMED VEGGIES
▪️ Bone In Center Cut Chop
▪️ Tamarind Powder
▪️ Yellow Squash
▪️ Baby Bok Choy
▪️ Butter

♨️ PORK COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
425° for 12min

VEGGIES
💨 Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
3min on High

🧮 CALORIES – 439
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Starkrimson Pear
▪️ Juice – Apple Berry
▪️ Starburst (2)

🧮 CALORIES – 218
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🐷 ORANGE PORK & VEGGIE STIR FRY | 🐮 SIRLOIN STEAK & VEGGIES | 🍱 NIBBLE PLATE

DAILY RECAP – 10/26

Forgot the Fitbit on the charger today

🎨 PAINTING – Stilt Town Zombies Box Set
STAGE 2 – EDGE HIGHLIGHTING
I was only able to do one figure before my hands were too shakey…

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🐷 ORANGE PORK & VEGGIE STIR FRY
▪️ Pork Loin
▪️ Orange Sauce
▪️ Konjac Rice
▪️ Bean Sprouts
▪️ Celery
▪️ Rainbow Carrot
▪️ Baby Bok Choy
▪️ Pineapple
▪️ Mushrooms
▪️ Japanese Peanuts

🧮 CALORIES – 442
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🐮 SIRLOIN STEAK, ARTICHOKE & HONEYNUT
▪️ Sirloin Steak
▪️ Worchestershire Sauce
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Honeynut Squash

♨️ Steak COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
450° for 12min – (medium)

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🌀 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

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🌀 INSTANT POT WHOLE SQUASH
Cooked in @mychefiq Smart Pressure Cooker

1c water in inner pot + trivet
Puncture squash all around
High Pressure + Natural Release
(I like it to still be firm so I use the lesser times)
>1lb = 4-5min
1lb = 8-10min
2lb = 15-20min
3lb = 22-25min
4lb = 28-32min

It will be 🔥 SUPER HOT 🔥 when it comes out… Use a towel or mitts and cut open to cool. Once cool enough to handle, scoop out the seeds with a spoon and enjoy.

* Delicata, Honeynut, Red Kuri and Sweet Dumpling Squash can be enjoyed skin on.

* Small / young Butternut or Kabocha Squash skin can be eaten but may be tougher.

* Large Squash especially including thick skin varieties like Acorn and Spaghetti Squash are not intended to eat the skins.

🧮 CALORIES – 603
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ StarKrimson Pear
▪️ Cheddar Cheese
▪️ Stuffed Olives

🧮 CALORIES – 383
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🍞 LOW CARB BREAD👎🏼| 🍳 BREAKFAST STACKERS | 🐷 PORK CHOP & VEG

🐠 SMOKED SALMON & BACON AVO STACKS
▪️ 90sec Microwave Low Carb Bread* 👎🏼
▪️ Smoked Salmon
▪️ Cream Cheese
▪️ Fresh Dill
▪️ Duck Egg (yolk only)
▪️ Avocado
▪️ 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]

🧮 CALORIES – 663
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🐷 PORK CHOP w VEGGIES
▪️ Bone In Pork Chop
▪️ Cream of Mushroom Soup
▪️ Dried Parsley
▪️ Purple Potato
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

♨️ Pork COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi 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

🧮 CALORIES – 643
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Peanut Snack

🧮 CALORIES – 140
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

WHAT I AM WATCHING

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🐷 PORK CHOP w VEGGIES |🍝 CHICKEN MEATBALLS & KONJAC NOODLES w SALAD

DAILY RECAP – 10/11

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🐷 PORK CHOP, ARTICHOKE & COUSCOUS SALAD
▪️ Bone In Pork Chop
▪️ Pork Shake n Bake Seasoning
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

🍲  Couscous Salad
▪️ Israeli Couscous
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Red Onion
▪️ Mini Pepper
▪️ Skinny Latina Dressing

Based on
https://www.skinnytaste.com/lemon-asparagus-couscous-salad-with/#recipe

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🌀 INSTANT POT COUSCOUS
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot-in-Pot method

1:1.25 ratio – 1 cup couscous + 1¼cups liquid.
1:1.5 ratio if using Israeli Couscous
[I like to use a stock but you can just use water]

Cook 5min on High Pressure + Quick Release

https://bluesbestlife.com/instant-pot-pearl-couscous
POT-IN-POT 101
https://apressurecookerkitchen.com/instant-pot-pot-in-pot-cooking

VEGGIES
💨 Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
3min on High

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

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🌀 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

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♨️ Pork COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 10min

🧮 CALORIES – 584
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🧆 KONJAC SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS w SALAD
▪️ Konjac Oat Fettuccine
▪️ Chicken Meatballs
▪️ Parmesan & Romano Pasta Sauce
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Dried Parsley

▪️ Asiago Kale Salad Kit
▪️ Baby Cucumbers
▪️ Radicchio
▪️ Blackberries
▪️ Blueberries
▪️ Celery
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Honey Citrus Poppyseed Dressing

🧮 CALORIES – 707
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Omega 3 Trail Mix Boost Blend

🧮 CALORIES – 108
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* WHAT I’M WATCHING *

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🐷 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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🍜 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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🐷 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

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🍔 PESTO TURKEY BURGER | 🐷 PORK CHOP w VEGGIES

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1200
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED –  1198 ✅

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ✅

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED – ✅
LEVEL UP – Increased Target Goals

▪️ Mailbox Walk + Feed Store
▪️ 250 Arm Exercises
▪️ 250 Air Boxes
▪️ Boogie Break
⭐ 2500 Steps Total

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🍔 PESTO TURKEY BURGER
▪️ Whole Wheat Brioche Bun
▪️ 93% Lean Turkey Burger
▪️ Havarti Cheese
▪️ Little Gem Romaine Heart / Tomato / Onion
▪️ Basil Pesto
▪️ Triscuit Thin Crisps

🧮 CALORIES – 709
⭐⭐⭐☆☆

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🐷 PORK CHOP w VEGGIES
▪️ Bone In Pork Chop
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Corn
▪️ Yukon Gold Potatoes
▪️ Greek Yogurt

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
3min on High Pressure + Quick Release

🧮 CALORIES – 489
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What are you watching?

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🥑 EGGY AVO TOAST | 🐷 BACON CHEDDAR BRATWURST | 🍓 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL

🎯 DAILY / WEEKLY CALORIE TARGET – 1324 / 9268
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED –  1320 ✅
📆 WEEKLY TOTAL TO DATE – 1320

🎯 MACRO TARGET HIT – ✅

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  ✅
Mailbox Walk
100 Arm Rolls
100 Air Boxes

Boogie Break – just move, in whatever way you can and feels good, for the duration of 1 song

TODAY’S SONG

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🥑 EGGY AVOCADO TOAST
▪️ Homemade Seedy Artisan Bread
▪️ Duck Egg (local farm / yolk only)
▪️ Colby Jack Cheese
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Roma Tomato
▪️ Tajin Chili Lime Hot Sauce

😋😋😋😋         4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 263

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🐷 BACON CHEDDAR BRATWURST,  ARTICHOKE & LEMON ASPARAGUS COUSCOUS
▪️ Uncured Bacon Cheddar Bratwurst

▪️ Israeli Couscous
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Kinder’s Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

Adapted from
https://www.skinnytaste.com/lemon-asparagus-couscous-salad-with#recipe

🌀 INSTANT POT COUSCOUS
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot-in-Pot method

1:1.25 ratio – 1 cup couscous + 1¼cups liquid.
1:1.5 ratio if using Israeli Couscous
[I like to use a stock but you can just use water]

Cook 5min on High Pressure + Quick Release

https://bluesbestlife.com/instant-pot-pearl-couscous
POT-IN-POT 101
https://apressurecookerkitchen.com/instant-pot-pot-in-pot-cooking

▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter

🌀 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

😋😋😋😋         4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 811

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Orange Juice (meds)

▪️ Honey Greek Yogurt
▪️ Homemade Mixed Berry Compote
▪️ Green Seedless Grapes

Adapted from
https://www.barbarabakes.com/quick-triple-berry-compote

🧮 CALORIES – 246

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🌯 CARNITAS FAJITAS | 🍠 SWEET POTATO & ARTICHOKE

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

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

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🌯 PORK CARNITA FAJITA WRAPS
▪️ Carnita Style Pork
▪️ Bell Pepper
▪️ White Onion
▪️ Mexican Cheese Blend
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Mild Salsa
▪️ Lime Juice
▪️ Flour Tortillas

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 915

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🍠 ARTICHOKE & SWEET POTATO
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ French Onion Butter
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Sweet Potato

🌀 INSTANT POT SWEET POTATOES
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
1 cup water + trivet
Sml Potato
High Pressure 15min + Natural Release
Med Potato
High Pressure 20min + Natural Release
Lrg Potato
High Pressure 30min + Natural Release
Xlrg Potato
High Pressure 45min + Natural Release

https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes-for-meal-prep
https://www.wellplated.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes


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

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 378

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Kiwifruit
▪️ Blackberries
▪️ Red Grapes
▪️ Banana

🧮 CALORIES – 208

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Thank you for joining me today.
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🐔 CHOPPED CHICKEN SALAD | 🌭 BRIE BRATS w VEGGIES

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



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

🐔 CHOPPED CHICKEN SALAD
Inspired by and adapted from @eatingbirdfood
https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/greek-yogurt-chicken-salad/#wprm-recipe-container-57082

▪️ Canned Chicken
▪️ Green Grapes
▪️ Celery
▪️ Carrot
▪️ Almonds
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Dijon Mustard
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Dill Pickle Seasoning
▪️ Dried Parsley

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 165

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Since I only had a small serving of Chicken Salad for brunch, I needed to use about 1000 calories for dinner…

🌭 BRIE BRATS, SAUERKRAUT & POTATO
Inspired by and adapted from
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ayesha-curry/grilled-bratwurst-with-brie-and-spiral-apple-slaw-3703642

▪️ Bratwurst
▪️ Brie Cheese
▪️ Sauerkraut
▪️ Black Caraway Seeds
▪️ Red Potatoes
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Bacon Crumbles
▪️ Green Onion
▪️ Homemade Pickled Red Onion
▪️ Broccoli
▪️ White Cheddar Powder

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 1026

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Cranberry Juice
▪️ Baby Carrots
▪️ Sugar Snap Peas
▪️ Salami Calabrese
▪️ Italian Ice Pop

🧮 CALORIES – 300

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🌵RESTAURANT MEAL – TAMPICO PORK CARNITAS

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



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

Long day of appointments in town with my favorite cousin and we got lunch at our local Mexican place. I had 1/2 for lunch and the rest for dinner Рno tortillas or jalape̱os for me today.

▪️ RESTAURANT MEAL – Tampico Pork Carnitas

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 1380


👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Ferrero Rocher

🧮 CALORIES – 73

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🍜 PORK PHO BOWL | 🍒 FRUIT SALAD | 🥪 ARBY’S PECAN CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH

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


** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

🍜 PORK & MUSHROOM PHO NOODLE BOWL
▪️ Pho’nomenal Rice Noodle Bowl 🆕
▪️ Mushrooms
▪️ Micro Sprouts
▪️ Center Cut Pork
▪️ Lime Juice

🆕 Pho Noodle Bowl – bought at Sam’s Club or
https://phonomenalfoods.com/products
/phonomenal-bowl-beef

Nice! For me (and my weak tastebuds) it definitely needed the lime juice as it was a bit bland otherwise but the noodle texture was good for a quick noodle.

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 377

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🥪 ARBY’S PECAN CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH
I was running the last of my errands yesterday and other than a Dr appt at the end of the month – I don’t need to go back to town for a few weeks.

I decided I wanted an Arby’s Sandwich but didn’t check the nutrition beforehand. I ended up not having it last night so I was a bit surprised when I looked it up this morning and found it was 840 calories. Whew!

No problem. I just worked my day backwards around it but sadly it was quite dry and not very nice. I wouldn’t buy it again.

▪️ Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich
▪️ Red Potato
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Mild Salsa

🥣🥣🥣🥣 3/5
🧮 CALORIES – 998

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS

🍒 FRUIT SALAD
After having problems with my fridge last week, I have lots of fruit I needed to eat up so I pulled everything together into this fruit salad. I also have some kiwifruit and berries I can add but they get mushy if you put them in the general mix so I leave those until I’m serving it.

▪️ Pineapple
▪️ Mandarins
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Blueberries
▪️ Cherries
▪️ Green Grapes

🧮 CALORIES – 98/serving
Made 5 servings

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🥗 TROPICAL CITRUS & AVOCADO SALAD + SUBWAY STEAK & CHEESE | 🐷 PORK CHOP & SALAD

🥗 TROPICAL CITRUS & AVOCADO SALAD
▪️ @organicgirl Super Greens
▪️ Pineapple
▪️ Mandarins
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Avocado
▪️ @aldiusa Ginger Tamari Dressing

🥪 SUBWAY STEAK & CHEESE (6″)
▪️ Spinach
▪️ Tomato
▪️ Peppers
▪️ Onion
▪️ Pickle
▪️ Olive
▪️ Peppercorn Ranch

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 927

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🐷 PORK CHOP & SALAD
▪️ Center Cut Bone-In Pork Chop
▪️ @simpletruth4u Worchestershire Sauce
▪️ @yourtaylorfarms Thai Chili Mango Salad Kit
▪️ Mini Cucumber
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Capers
▪️ Asian Sesame Dressing

♨️ PORK COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 12min

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 525

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Strawberries

🧮 CALORIES – 20

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🫒 MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE PLATE | 🐷 PORK TENDERLOIN & BROCCOLI CRUNCH SALAD

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

** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🫒 MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE PLATE
▪️ Smoked Salmon
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Dolma – Stuffed Grape Leaves
▪️ Moroccan Tomato & Pepper Couscous
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch Salad Kit

🌀 INSTANT POT COUSCOUS
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot-in-Pot method
~ Rinse Couscous
1:1.25 ratio – 1 cup couscous + 1¼cups liquid.
[I like to use a stock but you can just use water]
Cook 5min on High Pressure + Quick Release

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

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 667

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🐷 PORK TENDERLOIN & BROCCOLI CRUNCH SALAD
▪️ Pork Tenderloin
▪️ San*J Orange Sauce

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 12min

▪️ Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch Salad Kit
▪️ Goat Cheese Crumbles
▪️ Pickled Red Cabbage & Apple

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 530

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Lemon Loaf Slice [ALDI]
▪️ Italian Ice Pop
▪️ Strawberries

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 249

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

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
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