Ingredients: 2 lbs beef or buffalo stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes 2 T olive oil 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges 11 oz vegetable juice 14 oz can diced tomatos 5 oz can tomato paste beef broth 1 tsp beef boulion granules 1 Tbsp italian seasoning 1 bay leaf 2 c cubed potatoes 10 oz baby carrots 1 c parsnips (optional) 1 c frozen peas Directions: In a soup pot, add oil and brown meat over high heat. Drain fat. Stir in vegetable juice, tomatos, tomato paste, onion, boulion, italian seasoning, bay leaf & beef broth to cover. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Cover & simmer for 1 to 1:15 hours or until meat is nearly tender. Stir in potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and peas. Bring to boiling, Cover & simmer for 30 minutes until meat & vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf. Read More . . .
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I love food. I love the flavor of it, texture & aroma. I love eating. I am a self-described foodie. Wikipedia defines a foodie as "A gourmet is a person with a discriminating palate and who is knowledgeable in fine food and drink. The word is a corruption of the French word gourmet, a valet in charge of the wines. It is often used as an adjective for meals of especially high quality, whose makers or preparers have used especial effort or art in presentation or cooking the meal, or for facilities equipped for preparing such meals, such as a restaurant." I don't know if I fall into the gourmet part of this explanation; I certainly don't waste my calories on "common foods" like candy bars or fast food. Although it has to be good, it doesn't have to be gourmet & I'm all about volume. Why do I tell Read More . . .
Wow! That is such a fantastic title for this article. I’m glad you’re still with me… I often have clients ask questions about “what is a protein?” or hearing that carbs are bad, not realizing the vast difference between the carbohydrates found in cookies versus the carbohydrates found in a tomato. This is a list of different types of foods, broken down into their MAIN category. I say “main” category because inevitably I’ll get the question about beans and or cheese: “But Elizabeth, beans & cheese have protein in them, don’t they?” Yes, they do. Beans have protein in them, but they are an incomplete protein [more on that in another blog post]. And although cheese has protein in it, it really has more fat than protien, so I put cheese and nuts in the fats category. And no. By all means, this is not a complete list. but it Read More . . .
<< Previous Round bodybugg vs fitbit: Round 1 – Getting Going Logging your food is THE most powerful thing you can do to improve your diet & eating habits. Logging your food prevents you from mindless munching. It creates this awareness of everything that you put in your mouth – even if you're journaling your food with a pen & paper. I don't exactly know why it's so powerful – there are a lot of reasons: you become aware of everything that you're eating. Suddenly, you change your eating habits because you don't want to write it down (those 4 hershey's kisses that you scarfed off of your co-worker's desk. Additionally, you gain this awareness of how many calories are in the foods you eat. Whatever reason resonates with you, if you want to drop a few pounds, start journaling your food. Food journals have been around for ages! I Read More . . .