Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DD Friendly: Cole Slaw

One big cabbage leaf (if your making it just for yourself; if not, you can use more).
About an inch of a carrot, shredded.
Drop of fat free mayo.
salt and pepper
Cilantro (lots of it if you love it)
Drop of vinegar

This was a quick snack. You can add other veggies and such. I used what I already had in the fridge. What is your go to snack when you find yourself hungry? Do you make your cole slaw differently? How so? I hope you enjoyed this. I did. Yummy in my tummy :)

Holiday Wreath

I hope your having a wonderful evening! It’s a busy busy day with last minute shopping and preparing and marinating. I managed to finish my wreath. All my materials came from unused things around the house. I hope you like it! I’d love to see your wreaths, post your links in the comments. 
I'm sorry its super dark. Maybe i'll add more greenery...

Here's some cuteness: 


DD Friendly: Onion Mushroom Burger with Cheesy Tomato Sauce

This recipe is originally from Ella (The single woman’s kitchen).
Here is what you need:
Portabella mushrooms (cut into small cubes)
3 lb of 90% lean ground beef
3 TBSP grainy mustard
salt and pepper

For the sauce:
1 can tomato sauce
Oregano to taste
A handful of mozzarella cheese

Mix mushrooms, onions, beef, mustard, salt and pepper together. Form into balls and place in oven at 350F until it’s cooked through. While the meat is baking, heat the tomato sauce and add oregano and cheese. Once the meat is ready, spread sauce over it and enjoy! 

This picture does not do this burger justice.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

xoxo My Puddle of Smiles

I  the BOSS.

No, we is the BOSS.
We all the BOSS.
They are an adorable hug of cuddles XD
Insomniac, I know...spent the whole day feeling sick, this makes it better. Enjoy& Smile wide.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I am a big fan of bacon (& so is my sweetie). But since I’ve started DD, I’ve had to switch to turkey bacon. Yes, I know it’s not the same but I do get my bacon fix. This morning I made bacon and eggs in the oven. It was pretty simple. I used a cupcake pan and 2 pieces of bacon. One to go around and the second one I cut in half and did an x. I broke the egg and then placed the overlapping pieces over the egg. It was in the oven for about 15 min (I think, my mornings are slow so maybe it was less). I don’t like the eggs runny so I made sure they were cooked all the way by sticking a toothpick in it.  

This is with regular bacon (for him). 
Here are a few other bacon dishes from the past few months:

Jalapeno pepper wrapped in bacon (this was real bacon, the leanest we could find but you can substitute with turkey bacon) and cream cheese filling. Here is a link to the recipe from the Pioneer woman (love her recipes!). It’s perfect if you love spicy, crunchy and cheesy all together! Yum! 

Be careful with this bacon man log, it can give you a heart attack! Unless you substitute for turkey bacon and ground turkey instead of ground sausage. My sweetie found this and wanted me to make it for him. He enjoyed it! I found this recipe from Baked Bree,
I hoped you've enjoyed this!

DD Friendly: Spicy BBQ Chicken Patties & Easy Sushi

Here is what was on my plate today:

Spicy BBQ Chicken Patties
These were pretty simple to make and super yummy!
Here is what I used:
1lb ground chicken
Bbq sauce
Chili garlic sauce
2 eggs
1/3 c cheese

I added everything together and dropped them into a pan. You can also bake them in the oven if you want.  After they were done, I just added some cheese. It would have been better with veggies but today was protein day for me. 

Easy Sushi
This was extremely easy!
You can use canned fish if you want; I used fresh fish (don’t remember what it was called but my sweetie caught it :D ). I took out the bones and forked the meat a little bit and heated it. Then I just placed it on the sea weed wrap and rolled it. That’s about it. You are welcome to add veggies, I just forgot. I used ginger and low sodium soy sauce. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fall Deco Preview & My Plate

Here's whats on my plate today:
Oat bran w/ unsweetened cocoa and splenda for breakfast.
Ground turkey soup for lunch.
 Shiritaki noodles with steamed asparagus, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, garlic and chicken.
I was planning on making DD Friendly oreo cookies but didn't have enough time. I promise I'll make some soon!

Here is a preview of my fall table deco:
I cant wait to finish! What's was on your plate today? Do you have any fall decorations already set up? I'd love to see it!