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Skinny Pumpkin Dip

23 Sep

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For book club I needed a quick dessert dish to bring with us to the park. I thought about just going to the store and buying cookies, but decided to actually use a pin that I’ve got pinned on Pinterest. It led me to the Skinny Pumpkin Dip.

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Ingredients:

1 tub (16 oz) Cool Whip Free, thawed
1 small box sugar free/fat free instant cheesecake pudding
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (not the pumpkin pie mix)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp of cinnamon sugar

Directions:

1. Carefully mix all the the Cool Whip, pudding mix, and pumpkin puree mix together.

2. Stir in the pumpkin pie spice.

3. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

4. Enjoy.

I personally like to eat this amazingness with apples. However vanilla wafers and graham crackers work just as well.

This recipe is so simple to make and it produces a ton. I was able to enjoy this treat for awhile.

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My plate from book club. I am obsessed with Redd’s Strawberry Ale! It is amazing and perfect for fall. The food was delish of course. We read Orange is the New Black. I like the show 10x’s more than I like the book. However the book was definitely worth the read. All in all it was another great book club meeting.

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Kitchen overhaul

8 Jun

My kitchen was a mess. A hot mess. Luckily I have an amazing mother who came over and cleaned my house, well all except the fridge. That was my job…..

and I would rather avoid the kitchen at all costs lately. I am one of those people who buys produce and it wastes because I don’t do anything with it. Well I decided to change all that and organized the fridge and made some prepared meals before the items went bad.

 

The before….

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And after….

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I love the organized look. I moved all the healthy stuff up front so it will be easy to reach for. I am lucky to have good friends as Chyla donated most of my freezer stuff. She stocked me up on a lot of chicken and turkey products, so I will need to be making meals in the future and not relying on prepackaged meals.

While organizing I prepared some….

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hardboiled eggs

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Greek salad

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homemade ice cream

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All the while I had a little helper….This little demon attacked me the whole time I was in the kitchen since she thought it was play time.

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I’m really happy with the new kitchen. I want to start using the kitchen to prepare healthy meals and move away from processed foods. The first step is the kitchen organization and pretty soon I will be a chef in my own kitchen!

International Dinner Night

3 Jun

It is no surprise that I love all things international: the places, people, languages….and food. Well since the move I have discovered more international dinning that goes beyond Chinese and Mexican. There are so many places that I want to try (in moderation of course). So far I have been recommended to Vietnamese, Ethiopian, and Nigerian, and honestly I can’t wait because it will be a new experience.

Last night I went to Havana Rumba with my new Louisville friend Chyla, who is a great influence and has introduced me to Zumba and step aerobics classes!

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We started off with amazing bread, which I could have ate as the meal! The butter was amazing, but I had no problem limiting myself to just one.

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And for dinner I had this, Fricase de Pollo.

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Which consisted of boneless chicken and potatoes, slow cooked in a wine tomato creole sauce. Served with rice, black beans, and sweet plantains. It was a lot of food and made for two meals.

Chyla ordered the Camarones al Ajillo

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It was a great meal, and I discovered that I enjoy Cuban food. I can’t wait for the next foreign experience!

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