Tuna Patties With Lemon Dill Sauce

Tuna Patties With Lemon Dill SauceTuna Patties With Lemon Dill Sauce, one of the ways we enjoy Tuna when we can’t get the tuna steaks that we get so often. While tuna is still considered a “safe fish” to eat, there are reports that the mercury content in tuna is increasing and it won’t be long before it is removed from the clean eating fish. We are enjoying it while we can, because once it makes that list, we won’t be eating it any longer.That’s a shame because one of our nephews is a deep sea fisherman so we have been getting a nice supply at no charge, but it appears those days are about over. Continue reading

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A Trip Up North

A Trip Up North I just got back from A Trip Up North to Wisconsin. I picked the worst week to travel. Leaving here Last Sunday where the days are in the low 80’s I arrived in Wisconsin where it was about 30 degrees on Sunday and the next 24 hours we got 8 inches of snow, followed by four more inches the following day.

The main reason for the trip was to see my accountant and have our taxes done. Giese Tax Service has been doing them for years and because I have a small business I want to keep it that way even if I do need to make A Trip Up North every year.

I did manage to get have a bowl of oatmeal made just the way we like it. My wife got me started on this one and it is a must when we are up north. We make steel cut oats here but do not dress them up like this. Those large A Trip Up Northstrawberries are hard to find here in Mexico.

I also treated myself to a porterhouse steak and baked sweet potato one night for dinner. I don’t find steaks like that back where I live so it is always a treat if you can find one from cattle raised on the open range. The beef is available but one needs to look for it. Well worth the effort if you enjoy the A Trip Up Northwhole food way of life, which brings me to my other reason for A Trip Up North.

I have 40 years of recipes, notes, and information accumulated while spending my career in a kitchen cooking and teaching other to cook. I wanted to bring some of that information back with me to my home. I have partnered with Trish Lindemood the owner of Menu Planning Central.com and she is using some of my recipes in her clean eating plan. We are offering the best of my 40 years in the kitchen combined with her recipes to bring you very wholesome and delicious recipes for your clean eating lifestyle. She has a sample week available, which I believe she will be offering next week. I encourage you all to take a look at some of the recipes.  I will send out an email to everyone on my list as soon as she posts where you can get the sample. I have seen it and there are some nice recipes.

Eat Healthy, Laugh often, Enjoy Life

bon provecho

Maria and Bill

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Almost Mashed Potatoes

Almost Mashed PotatoesHere is a quick recipe for Almost Mashed Potatoes, It is low carb and a nice way to add “mashed Potatoes” to the dinner while eating more of the vegetables we need.

This fast and simple recipe can cut the kitchen time and add a nice side dish to serve with chicken or pork chops.  Continue reading

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Cooking With Salt

Cooking With SaltOf all the seasonings available to you, the most important is Salt. Cooking with salt is also the most misunderstood, over and under used of any of the seasonings. Learning how to salt foods properly is a learned science and does not happen by accident. You must teach yourself. Continue reading

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I Forgot Our Anniversary

Our AnniversaryOh No, My wife never said anything when I Forgot Our Anniversary.  It was our first “Mexican” Anniversary and I completely forgot.  February 8th, I should be able to remember that, it is the birthday of one of our boys. So how did I remember last night only 10 days late?

A Neice of my wife and her husband opened a small restaurant a couple of weeks ago. It is only about 5 miles from our house so last night we decided to have dinner there and visit family at the same time. As soon as we were seated, her niece brought a bottle of champagne to the table and said “Happy Anniversary” My wife, being the loving person that she is only said “Ya, Happy Anniversary, where’s my gift?” So on Monday, I am going to buy her a nice new pair of rubber boots that she can wear when she is in the chicken coop.

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Making you own Homemade corned beef

Homemade Corned Beef

raw corned beef brisket

Making your own Homemade corned beef can be the beginning of an adventure in curing and smoking meats that could completely change the way you enjoy food. The taste is very exciting and the hobby is open to almost everything you eat. Give it a try if you are brave. Continue reading

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Eating Healthy On My Birthday

Eating Healthy On My BirthdayEating Healthy On My Birthday was not that hard to do. We have a great hamburger “joint” right here in Puerto Vallarta that offers 14 different “burgers” which come on a burger bun or wrapped in lettuce if you prefer. Just order Low-carb and they are made without bread.

My wife and I each enjoyed their Portobello Vegetarian, my wife’s came on a bun but I ordered mine lettuce wrapped. They grill vegetables right along with the mushroom on a rotating grill. Interesting concept, the cook does not need to reach over any flame to turn the vegetables or meats. Continue reading

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Pasta Puttanesca with Garlic Bread

Pasta Puttanesca with Garlic Bread Pasta Puttanesca with Garlic Bread will be dinner at our house tonight. We are both having a very busy day and will want something quick and simple.

This is an easy recipe that does not require a bottled pasta sauce from your local grocery store. Clean living means avoiding processed foods whenever possible and most of the processed pasta sauce found on the shelves of your local grocery stores is loaded with sugar and sodium. The process of making your own pasta sauce takes a little time but it is worth investing a half day and making enough to last for six months if you have the time. Continue reading

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Beyond This Weight Loss Challenge

Cheflesson-Weightloss-238x300Beyond This Weight Loss Challenge

Today we are going to do something a little bit different. We are not going to look at our journey so far, and we are not going to discuss how you are feeling today. Instead, we are going to talk about your future and your plans for lasting weight loss success.

Do you have a plan going forward? Do you need to tweak the plan that you currently have? It’s time to really think on and evaluate these things. Continue reading

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Welcome to the New You

Welcome to the New You

Your A Winner

Welcome to the New You! You did it! You have completed the challenge. You have battled through the challenges and felt the successes. There have been times when you have struggled, but you never gave up.

Today is a day to be proud of yourself. Today is also a day to reward yourself. Rewarding yourself is a great way to keep your motivation up, and continue to push forward in your journey. Continue reading

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