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Making it Count Tuesday- recipes

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One again, it's time for Making it Count Tuesday. 

This is a blog link up that encourages us to make our online time count, by actually trying some of the ideas that we come across online, and then sharing them. 

I've been trying out some new ideas in the kitchen that I'd love to share with you. 

First the one that's good for you.....Mexican Quinoa

I have made this recipe from Daily Garnish twice in the last couple of weeks, and I do believe that I'm going to keep it in the meal rotation, because it was a hit with everyone.  Well, almost.  Grace picked out all the avocado.  But other than that, I think everyone loved it, and it's super high in protein.  Quinoa is not technically "allowed" on the Four Hour Body diet that Derek and I have been doing for the past five months, even though it's a high protein grain.  I did a bit of research and decided that I was going to bend the rules a bit for Quinoa.  I'm not convinced that there is anything wrong with Quinoa on a slow carb diet.  I've been getting tired of eating so much meat, and I thought this Mexican Quinoa was a satisfying vegetarian meal.  I'm recommending it, not because it's healthy, but just because it's delicious!

BTW...I added greek yogurt as a garnish, instead of sour cream.  It was extra tasty this way, and still healthy.

Mexican Quinoa


Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Nutella

And now on to something for "cheat day".  Not healthy, but incredibly tasty.  I found the idea for these on Nutella Crescent Rolls on Pinterest....and then the link went away.  I'm sorry that I can't link back to where I found it.  These are very simple though.  Refrigerator Crescent rolls+ Nutella in the middle+ roll in cinnamon and sugar+ bake according to directions on package= amazing. 

Finally, something that I haven't done yet, but am very excited to try and will share here now, because she's still taking registrations...

The Thirty Day Vegan Cleanse, but Heather@ Beauty That Moves.   Like I've mentioned, I've been following the Four Hour Body Diet.  I lost twenty pounds with it initially, but have reached a plateau these past couple of months.  I would still like to lose a bit more, but feel like my body needs something different, to shake things up a bit.  I also do not want to eat primarily meat, eggs, and vegetables for the rest of my life., and I really miss cooking.  There is not a whole lot of variety or opportunity for creativity in the kitchen with The Four Hour Body Diet.  So I've been thinking about where to go from here.  Heather does not claim that the thirty day cleanse is a weight loss diet, but a clean, whole foods way of eating.  I think this sounds perfect for what I need at this point.  I will learn some new ways of getting protein from sources other than meat.  I may or may not go back to the Four Hour Body diet when I'm finished with the Vegan cleanse.  In any case, I've been reading Beauty that Moves for somne time now, and I know that Heather is very knowledgeable in Holistic nutrition.  I look forward to seeing what else I can learn from her.

So there we are....a rather eclectic collection of ideas on food this week, but hopefullly there's something useful for you here. ; )


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Reader Comments (5)

I am going to make a shocking confession -- I have never eaten Nutella. Don't know why -- just never have. I guess we should try it. This looks like the perfect way. Yum. Thanks for linking up!

Mmmmmmmm. :)

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

That Mexican Quinoa recipe looks like it would fit my eating plan with the omission of the beans -- I'm going to give it a try! Have you watched Forks Over Knives (available on Netflix streaming)? It talks about the China Study and alternate sources of protein. You might find it interesting.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Tara- Thanks for the recommendation. Forks Over Knives does look interesting. I will watch it.

May 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

I will NOT eat those Nutella things. I won't I won't I won't.

Good thing I'm a lazy cook. Easier to grab a carrot.

but so much less fun -

May 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

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