Happy Valentine’s Day! I know today is all about hearts, roses, and chocolate but this year it really got me thinking about my “heart” the one in my body and how much I want to make it completely healthy! That is my Valentine’s Day gift to myself! I’m taking care of me!!
Fresh Fruit Salad with Cantaloupe, Raspberry, Papaya, Honeydew, Pineapple & Vanilla Yogurt
Roasted Chicken Over Greens With Caramelized Onions, Dry Cranberries And Blue Cheese
Spiced Rubbed Flank Steak with Wild Rice & Cranberry Pilaf and Steamed Broccoflower
Sweet Basil Molten Cake with Raspberry Preserves
Dark Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Raspberries
Notes from Shelley: What wonderful choices I made for this special day when a lot go out for dinner, I was very happy with all of my food choices and even had chocolate not once but twice today! Lunch was one of my favorite salads with blue cheese and cranberries… but i must admit I was all about the mousse for me! YUM! Sinfully delicious, i think not….
The day started out with a “pop” that is the pop of a cap in my mouth popping up, uhhh so not fun! Hello Mr. Dentist I have a problem.. and the day went on from there.. It was “one of those days” you know the kind; the kind that i could have polished off a bag of Frito’s or tostitos my latest in my lack of control “options” that were rather tastier then usual these past few weeks, but the good news is, I kept them in the pantrywhere they belong unless they are out for my daughter. So here here to keeping things “under control” even when I felt out of control!
Smoked Trout And Corn Souffle With Fresh Grapefruit Wedges
Lemon French Macarons
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
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…
Hearty Soy Chorizo 3 Bean Chili With Hatch Green Chiles
Dijon Crusted New Zealand Lamb Rack with Oregano Broccoli Mash and Roasted Red Beets
Pineapple Almond Trifle
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…