Monday, March 30, 2015

Betty Crocker's Simply Pasta- Pepperoni Caesar Pasta Salad

It's delicious. Let's just start with that. And very easy to make.

I normally don't make box meals but I decided to try this one.

The regular Simply Pasta Caesar Pasta Salad recipe calls for (from the website) 1/4 cold water and 3 tablespoons of  although I used 1/4 vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon of cold water which is what the back of the box said. Mix this with the pack of seasoning and set aside.

Then boil the noodles for about 15 minutes drain and rinse, drain well.

Mix the noodles with the mixture and voila! That's the regular pasta salad done.

To spice it up with more "stuff" you need:

         2 cups frozen broccoli florets, thawed and drained

         1 cup of pepperoni slices, ready to eat

         1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped (3/4 cups)

         1 jar (2.5 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained

Follow the direction to make the regular pasta as stated above and add these ingredients for a spectacular Pepperoni Caesar Pasta Salad that your family is sure to enjoy. Serve or refrigerate immediately .

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Eating Healthy is a lifestyle not a pre summer rush...

So I've decided to break out the Nutri-Bullet and actually put it to use...daily. I've started making shakes daily for breakfast. I hate when I eat yet still feel hungry since I workout on a regular basis it has increased my metabolism and appetite. So I eat a smaller portion and supplement with a shake.

Since I've only begun I use basic ingredients including:
         a banana, celery, carrots, chopped kale and orange juice, I also add some ginger.

This is a simple mixture and includes things that most people have around their house (except maybe the kale). I plan on making a trip to a health food store in the next few days to get some new add-ins such as: avocado, pomegranate, kiwi, spinach, blueberries, pineapples, etc.

It hasn't been costly at all because if you buy the whole fruit/vegetable without it being already cut/chopped, etc it's cheaper. Anyway I don't own a scale (for me it's more about how I feel) so I can't tell you if I've lost any weight but I can definitely tell you I feel awesome! A lot less sluggish in the mornings and that in itself is a win for me. Anyway I'll keep you posted on my progress and share some recipes I try in the upcoming days.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Foodie at heart...

Well this here blog will be all about FOOD!!! Sometimes it will be about a delicious recipe I've found or a juice mixture I like or an FYI about a food that has miraculous properties, etc.

So I'll start just by saying I like DIY recipes, I don't do boxed meals, frozen meals (though I do frozen veggies), etc.   With that comes a lot of flexibility on all aspects of the meal I'm cooking. My favorite website to find new recipes on is It's great because you can put in what ingredient you want to use and it'll give you recipes accordingly. Most of the recipes include things I already have in my kitchen so it makes it easy to pick one and get started. However if you don't have what the recipe calls for it will tell you if something is on sale at a store near you and tell you which store it is.

If you love to cook and love to try new recipes and haven't tried this website you are DEFINITELY missing out. Also if you have anything to add whether it be a recipe you've tried too but do something different to please feel free to share.

Toodles!! (or should I say Noodles!! lol)