Tag Archives: Food & Beverage

Diet Progress: Start of Week 2

I'm now into week 2 of my diet. While I have made some changes last week, I find that it is very tempting to fall back into old habits. I'm definitely monitoring what and when I eat, and still trying to keep everything in moderation... but it is more difficult than I remember it being!! :frown: Sunday Brunch: Coffee w/ half-and-half, homemade potato pancakes w/ sour cream Snack: Handful of butter toffee cashews, diet pepsi Dinner: Cheese stuffed baby peppers w/ sour cream sauce; potato pancakes; ... Continue Reading

Diet Progress: Day 4

No pictures today because I was out most of the day yesterday. :frown: Breakfast: Black currant black tea with Equal sweetener and yogurt Lunch: One slice of veggie meatloaf, one scoop of mashed potatoes, and a big salad I went out to eat for dinner to an Italian place last night. I can't tell you how much I really wanted to get the penne vodka, baked ziti, or eggplant rollatini, but I went with shrimp scampi over linguini; a lighter option when compared to heavy cream sauces and heavy baked ... Continue Reading

Diet Progress: Day 3

More pictures today!! Yay, pictures! :D I realize that some people like to have intense work outs to get into shape, feel better, or look great in a swimsuit during the summer. Well, I'm not taking as intense of an approach because I don't want to quickly burn myself out or get bored. I want to try and sustain working out regularly over a period of time because I have a reputation for starting a workout routine, keeping a food and workout log, and overall kicking ass on the treadmill for about ... Continue Reading

Four Foods on Friday #115

1. What kind of olive oil do you use? Generally I use whatever is on sale for sauteing, pan frying, etc. My friend just gave me a bottle of olive oil that she got in Italy and I also use olive oil from this local store called Seasons for special applications like putting on grilled and roasted veggies, salads, vinaigrettes, finishing sauces, etc. 2. Do you prefer salted or unsalted butter? I personally like unsalted butter, a must for baking, but my parents generally also buy salted for eating ... Continue Reading

Kitchen Tips: Spicing Up Chinese Takeout

Hey everyone. I thought I'd share some food tips for jazzing up bland Chinese takeout and making Asian-style meals at home. I was inspired to write this because the other night I came home from school around 8:00pm and didn't feel like cooking- it was just too long of a day. I saw some leftover shrimp lo mein in the fridge that we got from a local Chinese restaurant the other night, but it really lacked flavor. I thought about ways to make it better, so it was actually enjoyable to eat, then the ... Continue Reading