My husband is Jewish from Brooklyn, so needless to say, his love of Asian food is real.
We eat at hibachi places, sushi places and get Chinese take-out.
And after being pregnant twice in two years and not being able to have sushi, my love for sushi has come back full force.
Sushi is expensive, y’all! So, I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to make it for our family!
We had most of the ingredients already: rice vinegar, sesame oil, avocado, cucumber, carrots, Sriracha, mayo, soy sauce
Like I said, my husband likes Asian
What I didn’t know how to make was sushi rice.
Oh, Publix Ethnic Food Aisle, you never disappoint.
I got two of these. They just need to be microwaved for 1 minute each! ONE minute!
I don’t know about you, but with all the breads, rolls, candy, gingerbread houses, cookies, etc. this time of year I NEED a good salad.
I had seen shaved Brussels sprouts salads around, but had never eaten one. I always thought, “Do they really just shave a Brussels sprout?” Turns out, yes.
Here’s my super easy recipe for a healthy salad this holiday season to keep you feeling on track and not so icky and bloated from all those holiday treats!
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
dried cranberries (aka Craisins)
cheese (I don’t like blue cheese or feta but either of those would do)
chicken (my hubby grilled some for the week that we store in a Tupperware in the fridge)
hard boiled egg
I took a cheese grater and literally shaved my Brussels sprouts into a bowl. For like two of them. Then, I just started slicing and dicing them into small enough pieces for a salad.
Then, I arranged all my toppings and finished it off with a white balsamic shallot dressing:
We are *STILL* waiting for cold weather here in Florida, but something about fall/ winter makes me ant to eat. all. the. soups.
I have made three different soups in the last two months (which doesn’t seem like a lot, but still)
First, in October, I made a Crock Pot French Onion Soup. We took this one to Disney with us and made it in coffee mugs there. It was a little strong on the thyme for me, so next time I will dial it down to 1 teaspoon.
Anywho, here’s that recipe:
Crock Pot French Onion Soup
1 HUGE onion
1 tsp thyme
1 container Beef Broth
2 Bay Leaves
2 tsp onion powder
salt & pepper to taste
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 loaf French Baguette
Thick sliced cheddar cheese
Cook onion with EVOO and thyme until tender. Add to Crock Pot. Add beef broth and spices. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Place soup in coffee mug, place French baguette and cheese on top and broil for 5 mins or until cheese is nice and melty and brown.
After having family in town, a bachelorette party, our anniversary, a wedding and the Fourth ofJuly, I had indulged quite a bit over the last couple of months…
and was feeling bloated and just all-around yucky…
Enter the 3-Day Refresh.
I had done it once before (successfully)
And failed miserably the time I tried to do it with my husband (eek).
I just finished the cleanse and here are my results:
Didn’t think I’d give it right away, did ya? 😉
To get the results, here’s what I ate for 3 days:
I could eat tacos every day for the rest of my life.
In fact, when I met Eric the only two things I could cook were tacos and spaghetti.
When I started the 21-Day Fix last year, learning how to make “Fix approved” meals was a big deal.
(P.S. I now know how to make both spaghetti and tacos that are approved!)
I kind of feel like Bubba on Forrest Gump when I talk about all the different ways I can eat tacos.
- Ground beef tacos
- Ground turkey tacos
- Ground chicken tacos
- Fish tacos (Grouper, Mahi Mahi, tilapia)
- Barbecue tacos (NOT Fix approved! lol)
- Steak tacos
- Chicken (not ground)
- Shrimp tacos
Ok, so maybe there aren’t AS many as Bubba, but still I would eat ALL of those tacos.