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My Food Diary July 30, 2012
Something different today. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy,  seasoned turnip greens, and lettuce/tomato salad.

My Food Diary July 30, 2012

Something different today. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy,  seasoned turnip greens, and lettuce/tomato salad.

My Food Diary July 2012 Misc. photos

Various things I did during July. I didn’t want to do an individual blog on each.

To see the entire cup of coffee (top photo) click on it.

April 2, 2012

Baked fish, oven fried okra, and fresh strawberries.

I am trying to use up some frozen items so I can more or less start over when I buy, package in a more organized way, and know what I have. I basically know already but I just need to do this.  LOL 

I had a package of frozen okra that my daughter gave to me and was saving it for a day that I could truly enjoy it to the fullest.  Well, today was the day. I don’t get fresh/frozen okra often (even though I buy canned, which is good—but not quite the same as fried okra)  I watch what I eat, as usual.  I do have some medical problems that requires me to be careful of a few things and of course, the food conflicts each other.  What helps one thing is not good for another!  This is one reason I enjoy the Nuwave Oven.  I don’t have to fry things and to be honest, I don’t usually even add the small amount of oil Nuwave recipes say to use. Any thing I do in Nuwave Oven can be done in conventional oven but the timing may be different.

1 fish fillet

Black pepper

Small amount of Italian Dressing, smeared on fish

Couple of squirts of Creole mustard, smeared on fish

Place fish in drip pan,  on 1 inch rack in Nuwave Oven

Add 4 inch rack on top of that.  Prepare okra.

1 package frozen okra, thawed

1 egg

1/2-3/4 cup water, depending on amount of okra you need to coat

Add thawed okra and allow to soak for 3 minutes

Prepare a container with amount of cornmeal you need to coat the okra

Add black pepper

Add okra, coat with cornmeal mixture

Place coated okra in 8 or 9 inch cake pan

1/2 cup mixed onion, bell pepper, seasoning I used mixture that was frozen and thawed.

Place on 4 inch rack in Nuwave oven.

Bake 10 minutes, stir okra and flip fish

Bake for 10 additional minutes.

Add fresh strawberries to plate with fish and okra.

It was delicious.

I do a food diary so I can keep up with what I really did eat and how I prepared it.  If this food diary helps anyone else struggling with the healthy foods issues, I’m glad.  I do simple and easy foods that will certainly never make it to Gourmet cooking magazines but that is not why I do this anyway.  LOL

Whew! Getting Started With My Blog!

03-05-2012

I’ve decided to do a diary of sorts of things I prepare and eat.  I can look back and know about how healthy I really have been eating, or not.  LOL

I will not provide recipes that are long and complicated.  I have medical conditions that require that I eat healthy but not spend all day cooking a long, drawn out meal.  I think senior citizens, the elderly (or whatever the preferred name for those over 50 is these days), people with health problems, or those who are single or a couple will be more interested in the simple, usually not beautiful, uncomplicated, but healthy things I put on here. 

I live in Louisiana.  It gets mighty hot down here in the summer.  Heating up the kitchen and raising the temperature doesn’t work for me! So I use my appliances a LOT.

I like using the NuWave or Rapid Wave oven.  I like being able to quickly put frozen stuff in there and it be done really fast, compared with conventional ovens.  I also think it helps save energy since I’m not using a full, big oven and saving time since I’m not stirring and looking over things all day.  I also use a toaster oven, slow cooker, rice cooker, and pop up toaster.  I love my appliances. LOL They, are time savers and step savers to me. Just saying.

I’ve looked at a lot of things on Pinterest before I realized I could have a blog about it.  So, I’m going to give it a try.

There are so many wonderful ideas, beautifully crafted items, and home decorating tips on Pinterest.  Not to mention the vast number of recipes that are so tempting to try. 

I may get the courage to post some of my results after trying some of the “how-to” instructions.  That should be interesting.  LOL

You may follow me on twitter @lilme2day .  Look forward to “meeting” you on here and exchanging ideas. 

Blessings!