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Tuesday February 12th with TFD

Tuesday February 12, 2013 with The Fresh Diet

Yesterday was my first day back with THE fresh diet after a little “out of control” hiatus.  You know things are probably going to feel out of control when you watched your college roomie and bestie from your early college days lose her fight with the big “c” (I hate the word!) and at the same time lose your special needs daughters helper due to problems in an unexpected pregnancy. And starting a new business. Sooo things have been a little more upsetting then normal to me and you know what that means…. at least to me it’s a loss of control….

Day 2 looking good!


Toasted Granola with Pineapple & Honey Almond Ricotta Cheese


Hearty Chicken Posole With Crispy Tortilla Strips


Cornmeal Dusted Pork Loin With Balsamic Poached Raisins with Farro Grain Pilaf and Sauteed Mushroom Medley


Roasted Pear And Ricotta Tartan With Fresh Baby Arugula And Honey Drizzle


Pistachio Crusted Chocolate Dipped Figs

Notes from Shelley:  Everything was quite tasty today, but by far my favorite meal of the day was breakfast today, love the creamy, sweet and crunchy mix, it was a great way to start the day!

Monday February 11th with TFD

Well it’s “on again” I have had a very rough last few months and lost my “control” with my eating so now it’s time before I really get mad at myself to take the control back and turn my cusine and calorie count to the wonderful chefs at The fresh diet. I will be journaling each day’s foods both here on my facebook fan page and on instagram (if you’d like to follow me there please leave me a comment here and i’ll be glad to add you!)

Today’s cuisine was wonderful, however to be honest, I’m a wee bit hungry, I guess my tummy will have to get used to eating smaller portions once again. I know I can beef it up with the veggies which I think i’ll be doing if after 3 days I’m still feeling it…


Hawaiian Style Oatmeal with Pineapple & Toasted Coconut Flakes


Hearty Soy Chorizo 3 Bean Chili With Hatch Green Chiles


Dijon Crusted New Zealand Lamb Rack with Oregano Broccoli Mash and Roasted Red Beets


Poached Winter Fruit Medley with Raw Sliced Almonds & Balsamic Reduction


Pineapple Almond Trifle


Notes from Shelley:
I’d have to say my favorite food of the day was the Lamb chop! finger licking good!! The poached fruit was interesting and had a zing of flavor. The pineapple almond trifle was also tasty tasty tasty, ohh the little things…

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast October 1-8th was a wonderful way to start the month and each day!

Monday October 1: Smoked Salmon with Sauteed Kale and Leek Fritters and Lemon Cream

I love smoked salmon, I was raised on bagels and lox every Sunday before Sunday school so adding this brought back a piece of my childhood and made me smile, it was a creative New York type of breakfast minus the bagel, however, the fritters were pretty darn tasty!

Tuesday October 2: Pumpkin Apple Quinoa Oatmeal

I was introduced to Quinoa two years ago from my old nutritionist who tried to get me to try new things all of the time, so when I saw this item on the menu I thought “hmm,” and the pumpkin apple compote together was a great taste of fall! Loved this a winning breakfast for sure!

Wednesday October 3: Crust-Less Tomato, Basil And Quinoa Quiche

Quinoa again however to have it used as a crust-less quiche was *fingers in air, wonderful, and everyone knows I’m a tomato and basil type of girl.

Thursday October 4: Corn cakes with caper & chive cream cheese and smoked salmon

Another creative New York style breakfast but with corn cakes this time, just as tasty as Mondays, but today we had cream cheese and chives which i love so I’m going to have to say I think this day was the winner.

Friday October 5: Polenta Breakfast Pudding With Apple Compote

Another great fall type of breakfast. I love how Chef Weldon is mixing in all of the seasonal flavors.

Saturday October 6: Spanish Tortilla With Smoked Salmon And Grilled Tomatos

What a creative way to serve the tortilla, in muffin shapes, this looked wonderful plated and made me feel like I was eating breakfast at a spa… Ohhhh how I wish I was, but the cuisine was definitely spa worthy!

Sunday October 7: Smoked Trout And Corn Souffle With Fresh Grapefruit Wedges

I can honestly say I don’t think I have ever eaten trout for breakfast however it was very savory in the souffle.

That was the first week of the month and it was a culinary treat every morning, I can hardly wait to see what the rest of the month holds in store for me, napkins please…


Introducing Chef Michael Weldon

photos courtesy of THE fresh diet

The Fresh Diet has a new member of its team, Executive Culinary Team, Chef Michael Weldon. As a Corporate Executive Chef and the Director of Research & Development for The Fresh Diet, Chef Weldon has been working tirelessly to roll out our exciting seasonal menu! A whopping one hundred and sixty new delicious menu items are available now!

Chef Weldon learned his trade at the side of world renowned chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Johnny Ferno and Alain Giraud and spent nearly three-years serving an apprenticeship at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where he was trained by Michelin Star Chefs in all aspects of fine dining service.

We will now be able to start our day off right with new delights like the Chef’s personal favorites, Persimmon and Fig Marmalade Stuffed French Toast with Turkey Bacon or Spanish Style “Tortilla” with Jamon Serrano and Grilled Tomato. I’m looking forward to the stuffed French toast for sure!

Chef Weldon recommends trying the Striped Bass with Ciopino Sauce, the Dijon Crusted New Zealand Lamb Rack or Spicy Grilled Lamb Burger Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Fresh Herbs in a Pita. Even though I’m not really a Goat Cheese kinda gal I might have to give this one a try…

During the colder months, the menu includes warm stews and soups like Lamb Curry Chickpeas and Cavolo Nero or the Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo with Quinoa and Okra. Scratch the shrimp for me unfortunately I would stop breathing… but it sounds delish!

Everybody’s favorite – dessert was not forgotten! Cherry and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, Chocolate Cranberry Haystacks, and Chef Weldon’s own favorite, the Fig and Blue Cheese Tartlets with Caramelized Onions and Balsamic Glaze are just a few of the treats available now. A lot of these items sound more like something on the menu at Canyon Ranch so I am looking forward to tasting them out…

I’m going to be posting a little differently and writing only about the new and exciting foods weekly and splitting it up by meals… however you can check out my facebook for daily photo shots and comments from my kitchen! So bring it on Chef Weldon!!

Sunday September 30th with TFC

I’m so looking forward to tomorrow, new foods!! woo hoo!


Breakfast Burrito with Scrambled Eggs, Sauteed Mushrooms, Pepper-Jack Cheese on Whole Wheat Tortilla


Gorgonzola Cheese Salad with Red Grapes, Candied Walnuts, Boston Lettuce & Tart Cherry Vinaigrette


Cajun Rubbed Grilled Skirt Steak with Tri-Color Couscous and Roasted Bell Peppers


Egg Salad with Sauteed Shallots & Whole Wheat Crackers

I never chose to have egg salad as one of my savory snacks before but it was a nice change and i loved the shallots!!


Sauteed Pineapple with Key Lime Yogurt Topped with Toasted Coconut Flakes

Saturday September 29th with TFD

sept 29 tfd

Coming up upon the beginning of a brand new week and next week I am excited as The Fresh Diet will be introducing new food from their new chef! New Season new foods!


Carrot & Munster Cheese Quiche with Fresh Pineapple


Steak Taco with Bell Peppers, Onions and Avocado-Tomato Salsa

White Chocolate Chip Cookie



Spinach Cheese Stuffed Portobello mushroom with marinara Sauce with Creamy Herbed Quinoa and Lemon Roasted Green Asparagus

Maple Cheesecake

Friday September 28th with TFD

sept 28 with THE fesh diet

Happy Friday, almost one full work week with THE fresh diet, now onto my first weekend…


Italian Style Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs, Diced Tomato, Mozzarella Cheese & Seven Grain Toast

Love the herb flavor in my scrambled eggs this morning, it really added to the taste!


Antipasto Salad with Prosciutto Ham, Baby Arugula, Roasted Bell Pepper, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato & Balsamic Vinaigrette

I have come to adore prosciutto and mozzarella!


Fillet of Salmon with Spiced Pomegranate Sauce with Cider Baked Sweet Potato with Red Currants and Exotic Mushroom Ragout

This meal was just a tad to “orange” lol I actually had to steam a few green beans to add.. 


Fillo Cup Stuffed with Guacamole, Black Beans and Corn

Not sure why the guacamole wasn’t “in” the fillo cups but I used them to “dip” and it was tasty either way.


Raspberry Cheesecake

No commentation needed lol…

Thursday September 27th with TFD

September 27th with THE fresh diet

Yesterday was a paperwork and bills kind of day… You know the kind of day I would usually be running to “pick” on things in my kitchen since working on bills and health claims make me a little uneasy these days… But I’m happy to say I did it! I stayed out of the kitchen except for when it was time to eat… a little difficult… but I did it! Woot woot!


Corn & Tomato Egg Bake with Monterey Cheese and Cantaloupe

Loved the eggs and fruit it was a great pick me up for the morning!


Sloppy Joe Sub on Whole Wheat Bun with Crunchy Asparagus & Fresh Marinara Sauce

This was always one of my favorite lunches and today was no exception.


Chicken Apple Sausage with Horseradish Dip & Cucumber Spears

 A great savory treat right when I needed it!


Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki with Black Bean Orzo and Green Beans with Walnuts & Garlic

Teriyaki chicken another meal you can’t go wrong with! However somehow my green beans were missing the walnuts & garlic-I just didn’t taste it, sorry fresh diet, maybe mine landed up in someone else’s dinner.


Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake

Yup, it’s a fav!

Wednesday September 26th with TFD

September 26 with The Fresh Diet

Yesterday was a great day as my daughter Sarah was here with her boyfriend Bryan and their pup Bernie but that made eating a little crazy as we were out running around in the middle of the day. Note to self, “don’t run around without eating lunch you will get a headache.”


Toasted Granola with Pineapple & Honey Almond Ricotta Cheese

I love the sweet and crunch of the granola with honey!! The pineapple adds a nice bit of sweetness too!


Asian Flank Steak on Whole Wheat Roll with Szechuan Style Slaw and Peanut Sauce

This is one of my favorite lunches, the meat is very tasty! It is very filling and I love the peanut sauce…


Mini Veggie Egg Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Not to much to say about these little lovies except YUM!


Fillet of Cod with Orange Tea Leaf Sauce with Roasted Butternut Squash and Steamed Asparagus

This was a good dinner for me this evening as my head was hurting and I didn’t want a heavy meal. The cod had a fresh taste and the tea leaf sauce added to the flavor. For my sweetness the butternut squash was great.


Key Lime Cheesecake

Key lime is one of my favorite flavors of TFD’s Cheesecake. However I wish that when packing my food up they wouldn’t put the freezer bags on top of this little box as it always seems to crack it somewhere.

Tuesday September 25th with TFD

September 25 on THE fresh diet

Day two back with THE fresh diet proved to be a very satisfying and tasty day, it brought back some of my favorites…


Asparagus & Cheddar Cheese Quiche with Fresh Pineapple

 I loved the sweet and savory meal! Loved the creamy quiche and the pineapple was sooo sweet!


Grilled Wild Mahi Mahi on Whole Wheat Ciabatta Bread with Lettuce, Tomato & Thousand Island Dressing

This is by far one of my favorite lunches from TFD! It is a good size and therefore very satisfying, I will admit I do add a few more veggies to it to really give it some zip I add red onions and for a bit more crunch a few cucumber.


New York Strip Steak with Mango BBQ Sauce with Spanish Style Brown Rice and Sauteed Mushroom Medley

I am a meat kinda gal so I always looked forward to my evenings with New York Strip. The piece was very satisfying although it does look small, again we are sooo used to looking through our “American eyes” which means our eyes are much bigger then our stomachs. The Spanish Brown rice had a little bit of zest and well we all know I love mushrooms. I must request the recipe for the Mango BBQ sauce to share with you because it has just the right bit of sweetness and yet has a good kick!


Mini Sweet Potato & Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

I have to admit today I wasn’t really looking for a savory snack, I wanted and craved my “sweets” but it was Shepherd’s Pie which did have sweet potatoes on top so I did get a lil taste of sweets.


Honey Almond Cheesecake

I sooo look forward to watching the 8pm TV shows with my cup of tea and evening cheesecake… Relaxing time to enjoy the evening with my girls.