March 24, 2011

Pineapple Pun Insertion

Wit has escaped me. I am mourning summer. I miss it. I need it. Where is the warm sun? Where is my tan? Where is the cool summer breeze? Oh yeah. Pity party. Party of one. I need something to get me through the next few months of winter/spring, because I will be happy when June hits :)

Till then, I hope my diet can convince my mind it's summer time. I already have had a few margaritas in my system last week - and that is strictly a summer drink. Oh well! Speaking of which, I had SkinnyBee Margaritas. Oh. My. Goodness. I don't have words for how smooth it was - sooooo unbelieveably yummy. It only has 100 calories per drink, and considering most margarita mixes are between 400-800 calories, you can pack away at least 4! The drink is made with Hornitos Reposado 100 percent Agave tequila and Applebee's SkinnyBee mix. I found a website from associated content, that wrote out the ingredients of this fab drink. 

"Applebee's Skinny Bee Margarita copy cat recipe: To make a skinny margarita at home, use lime Perrier mineral water or lime sparkling water and mix with the juice of two limes, a shot of tequila and ice."
I will be testing this out soon!!

OK. back to the task at hand. Bringing back summer. Trader Joe's is supposely opening less than five minutes away from my house -and if that rumor turns true. There will be a celebration! I love their Pineapple Salsa. Pair that with chicken - and yum yum yum in my tum.
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What else can be paired with this delicious goodness?  Tortilla chips of course!  But let's think out of the box....any suggestions?

March 02, 2011

Tofu Thoughts Round 2

It is clear that the first round of tofu talk, my heart gave out. Instead of mentioning menu options - it was more my own soapbox. I will put that aside, and discuss tofu. My first thought is ew. EWW. But then, I started looking into recipes -and they actually seemed appetizing. It seems so immature of me, but I just don't know how I feel about mushy or firm foods.

Tofu Shirataki. This is the lastest item that I need to locate in my food store (ShopRite). I found some really fantastic recipes. 
Hungry Girl Suggests this recipe:
Fettuccine Explosion
1 package House Foods Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine Shaped Noodle Substitute
1/2 cup small broccoli florets
1/2 cup red pepper chunks
1/2 cup large zucchini chunks
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese
1 tbsp. fat-free sour cream
2 tsp. reduced-fat grated parmesan-style topping
salt and pepper, to taste
Optional: garlic powder, chili powder

Place all the veggies in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp. of water. Cover bowl and microwave for 2 - 3 minutes (until veggies are fully steamed and tender). Drain water and set aside.

Drain and rinse noodles well. Dry noodles thoroughly (use paper towels to soak up as much moisture as possible), and then use a knife or kitchen shears to slice them up a bit. Next, place noodles in a microwave-safe bowl, and top them with the cheese wedge, sour cream, and parm topping. Then microwave for one minute.

Stir well, and then microwave for one additional minute. Mix in the veggies, and season well with salt and pepper. If you like, add some garlic powder and/or chili powder. Enjoy!!


You get the lowest calorie count, and WW points with these little noodle fakes. I feel like this week, when I am doing my food shopping, perhaps I will pick some up. I'll keep you posted how it goes!