My Food Diary, Just Saying
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.

May 1, 2012

My Food Diary, for medical reason, my choice
*Disclaimer: I eat healthier than I did before. I do not claim this is the way for another person to eat. However if you find any of the methods I use or the food I choose, you are welcome to use it yourself for share. Usually, when I cook, I show one or two servings.

Veggie Meal

3 large carrots, brushed, washed, and sliced
2 zucchini squash, brushed, washed, and sliced.
1 t. olive oil
1 t. balsamic dressing
Sprinkle of ground, black pepper
Combine all of above in bowl, stir to coat with the oil and dressing
After stirring, put in a 8 or 9” cake pan, on lower rack of NuWave Oven
Bake for 12 minutes (or until done), stirring once after first 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, Cut up cabbage (about 1/4-1/2 head). Place cabbage on a rack inside rice cooker container. Place rack inside the part you usually cook the rice in. Add water to just below the rack. Cook about 15 minutes or until done, as you like.

While veggies and cabbage are cooking:
Cut up lettuce
chop or slice bell pepper
chop or slice yellow onion
Cut or slice tomato
Sprinkle with ground black pepper
Pour small amount of honey mustard dressing over top of salad

Very easy, fast, uncomplicated (considering following long, long recipes), healthy (healthier than I use to do! LOL), and delicious. Enjoy!

March 25, 2012

I was really hungry for fish!  Also, I see I was craving “yellow” foods.

Chop:

1/4 cabbage

2 carrots

1/4 onion

Add a small amount of Italian Dressing in with the veggies as you chop

I did it in food processor.

Slice:

1 large Sweet Potato (wash and scrub)

I sliced in rounds, this time.

I soaked the two fish fillets in a small amount of Italian Dressing for an hour or so

Place on drip pan that came with Nuwave Oven.

Add pepper and Italian Seasoning

Bake in NuWave Oven, bottom rack, for ten minutes, turn over

Add additional black pepper and Italian Seasoning, continue baking on 1 in. rack

Place 4 inch rack and place cut sweet potatoes, in a small round baking pan.

Cook fish and sweet potatoes for 10 minutes.

It was delicious!