Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

11 years

celebrating 11 years tomorrow.  11 Years of being married to the perfect man for me.  I have had my dreams fulfilled over and over again being married to Joe Newman. I could not ask, wish or dream for anyone better for me.  He makes life fun, helps me grow and loves and respects me just as the lord would want him to.
He dose the imposible just to make me happy this year for my 30th birthday I said I wanted to have a dance like a prom for my birthday because my HS proms where not what I dreamed them to be but I did not want to plan it because it would just stress me out and that would be no fun so my love through me the best prom EVER:

he planned a amazing sit down dinner for 30 people, took pics for each couple, he was the DJ and the best date a girl could ask for. I will remember and love this day for ever and it is all thanks to my sweet Joe.
As amazing as this party was it is only one of the many reasons I am so happy, I just can not put into words how happy I am that I am so blessed to be married to this man, thank you Joe for our life and all the joy, fun and meaning that you bring to my life.
love, Emily

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

happy Food ideas

First my sis in law gave me this great idea called "mini french toast", so all you do is break up some bread (old crusty...any kind will work) into bite size pieces, mix them up with some egg and milk if you want then fry it up and top it with what ever you wish eat it just as is, add syrup, fruit...yummy home made breakfast in like 2 minutes.

Next food idea is for dieting, carbs man they kill a diet so I have been trying to find substitutes for carbs especially for dinner when I eat with my family, because I do not like eating a different meal with the family it makes dinner feel less united... anyway I have found 3 carb subs
1. for Mexican food I through my toppings into a salad instead of on a tortilla, and I have found that I love to use cabbage instead of lettuce it is more hardy yes still low calorie.
2. for pasta I use spaghetti squash I do not know what I will do when they get too expensive but for now I am loving eating pasta dishes with my family but not eating all those carbs.
3. Cauli- Rice, the recipe is posted right before this post in the Cauli- Pizza post (the pizza looks good too but I have not made it  yet, will soon) it is SUPER easy to make if you have a food processor and I had it last night with my stir fry and could not even tell that I had no rice.
Oh I am so happy for these happy food ideas I hope that this may be as fun of a discovery for someone else as it has been for me.  HAPPY EATING

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

cauli pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza (adapted from here)
Toppings of your choice, tomato, pesto or Alfredo sauce, cheese, precooked meats* & precooked veggies*
Preheat oven to 450F.  Line a baking sheet with either a Silpat or parchment paper.
Place the cooked Cauli-Rice into a tea towel and squeeze all the water out of the Cauli-Rice.  It is important to get the rice as dry as possible so that there won’t be extra moisture in the crust which will prevent it from crisping up properly.
In a medium bowl combine the dry Cauli-Rice, egg, 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper and mix to combine well.  Press the cauliflower mixture into an even thickness on the prepared pan, either into a round or rectangular shaped pizza.  I kept the crust pretty thin, about 1/4-inch thick.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until the crust is firm and golden brown.  Remove the pan from the oven and turn off the oven and turn on the broiler and move the rack to up close to the broiler. Top the cooked crust with sauce, cheese and toppings of your choice.  Place under the broiler until the cheese is bubbly and melted
* Meats and veggies need to be cooked before placing them on the pizza as after the crust is baked, the pizza is only under the broiler to melt the cheese, not long enough to properly cook meats and veggies.

  • 1 head fresh Cauliflower
Remove the leaves and hard center core of the cauliflower.  Cut into florets.  Wash and then allow the cauliflower to dry completely.  (You want the cauliflower completely dry and you will NOT be adding any water when cooking, this helps to cut down on the boiled cauliflower taste and smell.)  Once dry, fill the bowl of a food processor about half full and using the chopping blade and the pulse action, process the cauliflower until it looks like the size of grains of rice.  Add the processed cauliflower to a microwave safe bowl and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.  Once all the Cauliflower has been processed and added to the microwave safe bowl, cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap or a lid.  Microwave on high for 7 minutes.  Remove from the microwave and fluff up the Cauli-Rice with a fork and if desired add a pat of butter, salt & pepper.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

so yummy this is what we had for dinner tonight

Lemon Angel Hair with Chicken and Spinach
1/2 lb angel hair pasta
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 t. crushed red pepper
  1Chicken brest, cut into chunks
6Tlemon juice and 2-3 drops of lemon oil
3/4 c. plain yogurt
1 c. Parmesan, grated (or shredded)
1 c. baby spinach, stems removed
3 T. extra virgin olive oil

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Salt the water well, and add pasta. Heat a large skillet over low heat. Add oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Cook until the oil sizzles (about 7-10 minutes). Add lemon juice, yogurt, and a ladle of the pasta water to the garlic oil mixture. Raise the heat to med-low to med heat until the sauce begins to bubble. Drain pasta - DO NOT RINSE. Add the pasta, zest, and 1/2 c. Parmesan to the cream sauce. Toss for a minute or two. Add chicken and spinach, and toss until well distributed. Top with remaining cheese. Enjoy!

Side note: If your pasta is cooking too quickly, just take the pot off the heat, but leave the pasta in the hot water. The pasta will continue to cook, just at a slower pace. I have to use this trick almost every time.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

cycle dieting

I have been feeling intrigued with my body as I am back in the market of weight loss I have noticed that my ability to diet changes through the weeks of each month, so I decided to google cycle dieting,  and I found this insightful article, it seems to fight right into how I was feeling about my body.  I was glad to find this article and thought I would share my findings if it helps great if not still a good read.
cycle dieting
tell me what your thoughts are.