My Food Diary, Just Saying

Just for fun, popcorn!

I got a new ‘hot air’ popcorn popper. I did use the bagged pop corn, for microwave popping. For medical reasons, I try to avoid salt, oil, butter, and all the goodies that most of us are accustomed to eating. I still have a few bags of the microwave kind but I got a bag of yellow, plain, old-fashioned popcorn——with NOTHING added to it to use in the new popper.

I was anxious to use the popper but a bit concerned about how it would actually work, if it would really pop the corn, if it would hit the bowl and not go all over the room, floor and all. LOL I read the instructions that I needed a 4 quart bowl so I found a corning casserole dish that I thought would work and it was a 4 quart.

I measured the popcorn in the little measuring cup that’s included with the popper, poured it into the popping well, plugged the popper in. Next thing I knew, kernels of corn were coming out of the popper and were getting into the bowl——BUT—-they did not pop.(*photo of that). My heart sank a bit but I waited and in just a very few seconds, I saw the popped kernels rising up the popping well and filling the see-through lid AND going into the bowl.  LOL

There were probably 10 unpopped kernels in all, which is not bad. Probably about 6 kernels DID pop out of the bowl (bounced out, etc) which is NOT BAD at all. I really enjoyed having popcorn for a snack without the added ingredients salt and oil. I did sprinkle with a very small amount of grated, Parmesan cheese and cinnamon.

*I used a Presto Hot Air Popper

*I do this blog for my own medical food diary so that I can see what I really did eat, etc. I realize my methods of cooking or choice of food may not be suitable for everyone.

Thank you for reading my blog.

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January 1, 2013   Happy New Year!
I thought I would cook more foods for this meal. Turns out I just was not hungry enough for all I planned so, I prepared less.
No photo of the salad,  but I prepared an apple, kiwi, and raisin salad and ate that  around Noon. . I just wasn’t hungry until around 3 PM. 
I use appliances and can do the type meals I want in a relatively short time, so I’m quite flexible about making changes on the spur of the moment. I also don’t like having a lot, lot of leftovers. Don’t mind enough leftovers for one or two repeats, but that’s all. Yes, many people like to freeze leftovers and cook in large quantity for that purpose. That’s great if you enjoy doing that.
I steamed the cabbage with bell pepper and onion in the rice cooker for about 15-20 minutes. I bought a can of black eye peas this year instead of soaking peas and cooking. All I had to do was heat the amount of peas for this meal and I have enough left for one more meal this week. I baked the sweet potato in the microwave. The cornbread muffins were prepared a couple of days ago so I only had to heat those today. I do bake my cornbread muffins in a toaster oven.I usually prepare one 6 muffin pan batch, which last me about three meals.
I try to prepare easy, fast, economical meals with a budget in mind. My methods of cooking or choice of food are not suitable for everyone. However, I know some elderly people, folks with health problems, or someone cooking for 1 or 2 just simply won’t eat as well or often if they have to stand over a cookbook and stove all day.
I do this blog to keep up with what I eat, by choice. If I help anyone else or inspire them to cook or eat better—then that’s great. I make no claims that my way is anything but my way and my choice.  I like using appliances that I set the timer and it shuts off if I get busy and forget to look the second I needed to.  LOL I’m sure many of you know what I mean. I do admire the real cooks that enjoy the fancier, more difficult, and time consuming type labor of love that they manage to do.  It’s just not what I do anymore.
After all the Holiday eating of more food than usual and richer foods (lol) I really enjoyed the simple meal today. Thanks for stopping by to read my blog.

January 1, 2013   Happy New Year!

I thought I would cook more foods for this meal. Turns out I just was not hungry enough for all I planned so, I prepared less.

No photo of the salad,  but I prepared an apple, kiwi, and raisin salad and ate that  around Noon. . I just wasn’t hungry until around 3 PM.

I use appliances and can do the type meals I want in a relatively short time, so I’m quite flexible about making changes on the spur of the moment. I also don’t like having a lot, lot of leftovers. Don’t mind enough leftovers for one or two repeats, but that’s all. Yes, many people like to freeze leftovers and cook in large quantity for that purpose. That’s great if you enjoy doing that.

I steamed the cabbage with bell pepper and onion in the rice cooker for about 15-20 minutes. I bought a can of black eye peas this year instead of soaking peas and cooking. All I had to do was heat the amount of peas for this meal and I have enough left for one more meal this week. I baked the sweet potato in the microwave. The cornbread muffins were prepared a couple of days ago so I only had to heat those today. I do bake my cornbread muffins in a toaster oven.I usually prepare one 6 muffin pan batch, which last me about three meals.

I try to prepare easy, fast, economical meals with a budget in mind. My methods of cooking or choice of food are not suitable for everyone. However, I know some elderly people, folks with health problems, or someone cooking for 1 or 2 just simply won’t eat as well or often if they have to stand over a cookbook and stove all day.

I do this blog to keep up with what I eat, by choice. If I help anyone else or inspire them to cook or eat better—then that’s great. I make no claims that my way is anything but my way and my choice.  I like using appliances that I set the timer and it shuts off if I get busy and forget to look the second I needed to.  LOL I’m sure many of you know what I mean. I do admire the real cooks that enjoy the fancier, more difficult, and time consuming type labor of love that they manage to do.  It’s just not what I do anymore.

After all the Holiday eating of more food than usual and richer foods (lol) I really enjoyed the simple meal today. Thanks for stopping by to read my blog.

My Food Diary July1, 2012
I just couldn’t stand it any longer! LOL I was hungry for watermelon and decided to cut it today. Oh, well—I’ll have plenty for July 4th. LOL
 I cut about half the watermelon, removed rind and seed, cut into chunks, and bagged. Doing it that way takes less room in the refrigerator and makes it easier to “nibble”. LOL  I filled 2 quart bags with watermelon chunks in addition to the serving I included photo of.
I usually don’t add salt to things but I did sprinkle with salt and pepper (LOL—I like pepper) today. Probably won’t add salt as I nibble though. I didn’t add but a tiny bit to it.
After I eat the two quart bags I prepared, I’ll cut the other half of the watermelon. Watermelon is good to eat on a hot day to help cool off. At least I’ve found that is one of the best things that really helps me. Watermelon is a healthy thing to eat but we need to be aware that it is considered to be a “sweet”.  Be aware of that, especially if you are diabetic or if you help prepare meals for someone that is. 
Thanks for reading my blog and you are welcome to share it.
*I keep a food diary for medical reasons, my choice. I don’t post every single day (leftovers or go out to eat, etc.).  My diet may not be suitable for everyone. I am eating healthier than I did though.

My Food Diary July1, 2012

I just couldn’t stand it any longer! LOL I was hungry for watermelon and decided to cut it today. Oh, well—I’ll have plenty for July 4th. LOL

I cut about half the watermelon, removed rind and seed, cut into chunks, and bagged. Doing it that way takes less room in the refrigerator and makes it easier to “nibble”. LOL  I filled 2 quart bags with watermelon chunks in addition to the serving I included photo of.

I usually don’t add salt to things but I did sprinkle with salt and pepper (LOL—I like pepper) today. Probably won’t add salt as I nibble though. I didn’t add but a tiny bit to it.

After I eat the two quart bags I prepared, I’ll cut the other half of the watermelon. Watermelon is good to eat on a hot day to help cool off. At least I’ve found that is one of the best things that really helps me. Watermelon is a healthy thing to eat but we need to be aware that it is considered to be a “sweet”.  Be aware of that, especially if you are diabetic or if you help prepare meals for someone that is.

Thanks for reading my blog and you are welcome to share it.

*I keep a food diary for medical reasons, my choice. I don’t post every single day (leftovers or go out to eat, etc.).  My diet may not be suitable for everyone. I am eating healthier than I did though.

My Food Diary June 7, 2012

I used torn lettuce leaves, chopped tomato, bellpepper, onion, radish, cucumber, and low fat Ranch dressing.

I also added photo of my “snack” last night.  LOL Frozen Chocolate Yogurt and chopped Fresh Strawberries.

Thanks for reading my blog. I post things I prepare and eat for my own use. However, if you find something you would like to try, you are welcome to!

*I eat healthier than I did but do not imply my diet is for everyone nor my way of preparing it.