19 Jul

for comparison

11 Jul

He’ll need a good story for airline travel

5 Jul

Enough please

17 Jan

What’s up 2012?

Watched: Forks Over Knives

Read: Veganist

Hence, all the new recipes I’m trying. Favorite newly learned word: flexitarian. Making an attempt to go mostly meat-free for 2012. So far, delicious and a better consumption of all the “free-time” I have while only marginally employed, as opposed to the usual routine of worry, look for a job, and generally be curled into the fetal position.

Anywho, on tonight’s menu:

Savory Couscous
1 Tbl. butter
½ cup carrot, shredded
2 Tbl. green onion, finely sliced
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 ¼ uncooked wheat couscous, small grain
2 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 Tbl. fresh basil, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat.  Add the carrots, green onions and mushrooms to the pan. Sauté for 1 -2 minutes until the mushrooms have softened slightly.  Add the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil.  Stir in the dry couscous, cover with a lid and remove from heat.  Let the sauce pan sit completely covered for 5 – 7 minutes.  DO NOT PEEK.  Sprinkle the pine nuts and basil over the top and toss with a fork.  Serves about 4 – 6 people as a side.

10 Jan

Happy New Tir’ from Hungry-Girl.com! (Italian Dessert Swap!)

HG's Turbo-Tremendous Tiramisu
HG’s Turbo-Tremendous Tiramisu

‘Mis’ America!
We’ve made our guilt-free tiramisu even BETTER. Check out this updated recipe for the classic Italian dessert. MAMMA MIA, is it GOOD!!!

1 tsp. instant coffee granules
1 tsp. sugar-free French vanilla powdered creamer (like the kind by Coffee-mate)
2 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda or Truvia)
1 tbsp. Jell-O Sugar Free Fat Free Vanilla Instant pudding mix
1/4 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup Cool Whip Free (thawed)
6 ladyfingers (like the kind by Specialty Bakers; found in the produce or bakery section)
1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

In a glass, combine coffee granules, creamer, 1 sweetener packet, and 1/4 cup very hot water; stir to dissolve. Add 1/4 cup cold water. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the mixture to a medium bowl.

Add pudding mix to the medium bowl and stir until mostly smooth. Mix in ricotta cheese, vanilla extract, and 1 sweetener packet. Fold in Cool Whip.

Place 3 ladyfingers side by side in a wide bowl (or on a plate). Drizzle with half of the remaining coffee mixture, about 3 tablespoons. Evenly spread with half of the pudding mixture; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder.

Evenly layer with remaining ingredients: 3 ladyfingers (side by side), coffee mixture, pudding mixture, and 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder.

Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Enjoy!


Serving Size: entire recipe
Calories: 275
Fat: 3g
Sodium: 448mg
Carbs: 48.5g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 22g
Protein: 9g

® value 7*

21 Oct

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh….”

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen Hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
― Mary Anne Radmacher

21 Oct

Ghostbusters 2011 =)


“I know exactly what to do.”

21 Oct

The Day is Done

 The day is done, and the darkness
 Falls from the wings of Night,
 As a feather is wafted downward
 From an eagle in his flight.

 I see the lights of the village
 Gleam through the rain and the mist,
 And a feeling of sadness comes o'er me
 That my soul cannot resist:

 A feeling of sadness and longing,
 That is not akin to pain,
 And resembles sorrow only
 As the mist resembles the rain.

 Come, read to me some poem,
 Some simple and heartfelt lay,
 That shall soothe this restless feeling,
 And banish the thoughts of day.

 Not from the grand old masters,
 Not from the bards sublime,
 Whose distant footsteps echo
 Through the corridors of Time,

 For, like strains of martial music,
 Their mighty thoughts suggest
 Life's endless toil and endeavor;
 And tonight I long for rest.

 Read from some humbler poet,
 Whose songs gushed from his heart,
 As showers from the clouds of summer,
 Or tears from the eyelids start;

 Who, through long days of labor,
 And nights devoid of ease,
 Still heard in his soul the music
 Of wonderful melodies.

 Such songs have a power to quiet
 The restless pulse of care,
 And comes like the benediction
 That follows after prayer.

 Then read from the treasured volume
 The poem of thy choice,
 And lend to the rhyme of the poet
 The beauty of thy voice.

 And the night shall be filled with music,
 And the cares, that infest the day,
 Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
 And as silently steal away.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

21 Oct

Ian Van Dahl – Come 2 Me

Ian Van Dahl – Come 2 Me

The first time that I saw you 

You blew my mind

You made me take a look inside 

I couldn’t hide

Never thought I could feel this way 

About someone

I don’t know much about life 

But I know you’re the one

Come to me

Come to me

So come to me 

I like to be the one you need 

So come to me 

Then you will see what you mean to me 

Please come to me……………

My heart has been broken 

So many times

But you turned darkness into light 

You made me smile

Never thought I could feel this way 

About someone

I don’t know much about life 

But I know you’re the one

Come to me 

Come to me

So come to me 

I like to be the one you need 

So come to me 

Then you will see what you mean to me 

Please come to me….

20 Oct

“Life comes without guarantees except…

“Life comes without guarantees except… Laughing will brighten your day, smiling will enhance your eyes, and falling in love will change your life.”

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