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If you haven’t guessed I have a thing for Soup. I ❤️ soup. This one is vegetable soup made with chicken Bone Broth and TON of veggies (onions, celery, bell peppers, cabbage, garlic, crushed tomatoes, okra, green Beans, peas, carrots, corn, lima beans, and potatoes).

Ended up eating 2 bowls the same size for about 230 calories. For a grand total of 615 calories today so I’ll need to figure out something later because I’m staying up tonight so I can sleep for work tomorrow.

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Another work day another “packing all my meals” picture.
-Green smoothie (almond milk, kale, spinach, blueberries and lemonade Protein powder)
-water bottle, Protein Shake, and beef bouillon packet
-romaine and Tomato salad with a spicy boca chik’n patty and “dang” red pepper hummus dressing
- vegetable Soup (like yesterday’s) and triscuit thins
-oikos blended strawberry Greek yogurt and a mint chip fit crunch bar.

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14 hours ago, Starwarsandcupcakes said:

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Whats the rock looking things in the thermos on the right? Ice? the pattern of the bottle? millions of dollars in emeralds???? lol

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Today's GINORMOUS salad that I already know is going to take me until tomorrow to finish (unless someone in the fam give me a helping hand)

Romaine, carrots, cucumber, mushroom, pineapple, feta, anchovies, watermelon, coleslaw, kimchi, proscuitto: 476 calories.

P.S. yes, it looks pretty much the same as my other salad from yesterday...but still yum.

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3 hours ago, ms.sss said:

Whats the rock looking things in the thermos on the right? Ice? the pattern of the bottle? millions of dollars in emeralds???? lol

It’s the gel in between the layers. You can throw the bottle in the freezer so your drink isn’t watered down. I’ve never done it though because cold drinks set off my gag reflex.

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A couple of weeks back we were discussing quiches. My s-in-l gave me a recipe for a quiche with sweet potato for the base & beetroot & feta. Yum. Decided to make it but ended up in emergency, then surgery to graft the chunk of my thumb I sliced off with the mandolin while slicing the sweet potato. (Blood everywhere. Sigh.) Anyway my niece cooked it for me when I get home (had all the ingredients so…) but decided to dice the sweet potato & make it more like a frittata. Upped the vegetables as I always do (mushrooms, asparagus, celery, capsicum) & threw in an extra egg but this is the original recipe:

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/recipes/beetroot-and-feta-quiche-with-sweet-potato-crust

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And my thumb post surgery. Such a silly thing to do but the effects are so restrictive cause can’t use my hand - & it’s my dominant hand too. Waaah!!

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@Arabesque, YIKES! talk about food-related injury!. Hope you heal quickly!

I like the idea of sweet potato in the quiche. Gotta try that!

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Today's breakfast/lunch/first-meal-of-day:

I'll call it a Breakfast buritto.

1 egg omelette with 3 slices of bacon, a bit of onion, cooked in a bit of butter wrapped in a torilla then seared in the pan for some crispiness. Topped it with some crumbled blue cheese.

OMG this was so delicious its not even funny (i think it was the blue cheese, it makes everything yummy to me..and of course BACON, lol): 431 calories.

I ate roughly half of it (its surprisingly filling), but totally intend to eat the rest later, so logging the whole amount.

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So, I didn’t take a picture of my food( didn’t think about it), but I had boiled shrimp with egg whites…. OMG I managed to eat 8 shrimp large in a sitting and two eggs which is amazing for me. Next time I will definitely take a pic! It was so good!

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On 9/15/2021 at 10:03 PM, Arabesque said:

A couple of weeks back we were discussing quiches. My s-in-l gave me a recipe for a quiche with sweet potato for the base & beetroot & feta. Yum. Decided to make it but ended up in emergency, then surgery to graft the chunk of my thumb I sliced off with the mandolin while slicing the sweet potato. (Blood everywhere. Sigh.) Anyway my niece cooked it for me when I get home (had all the ingredients so…) but decided to dice the sweet potato & make it more like a frittata. Upped the vegetables as I always do (mushrooms, asparagus, celery, capsicum) & threw in an extra egg but this is the original recipe:

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/recipes/beetroot-and-feta-quiche-with-sweet-potato-crust

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And my thumb post surgery. Such a silly thing to do but the effects are so restrictive cause can’t use my hand - & it’s my dominant hand too. Waaah!!

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Mercy! Get well soon 🙏🏽

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On 09/15/2021 at 21:03, Arabesque said:



A couple of weeks back we were discussing quiches. My s-in-l gave me a recipe for a quiche with sweet potato for the base & beetroot & feta. Yum. Decided to make it but ended up in emergency, then surgery to graft the chunk of my thumb I sliced off with the mandolin while slicing the sweet potato. (Blood everywhere. Sigh.) Anyway my niece cooked it for me when I get home (had all the ingredients so…) but decided to dice the sweet potato & make it more like a frittata. Upped the vegetables as I always do (mushrooms, asparagus, celery, capsicum) & threw in an extra egg but this is the original recipe:




https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/recipes/beetroot-and-feta-quiche-with-sweet-potato-crust




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And my thumb post surgery. Such a silly thing to do but the effects are so restrictive cause can’t use my hand - & it’s my dominant hand too. Waaah!!




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Yikes!! Glad you’re doing better now!
Looks good! Mandolins are so sharp and can be dangerous

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So, I absolutely love to bake. It de-stresses me more than anything. Easy when visiting my parents since all of my family is nearby but when you live alone, it’s good to have folks that will take goodies off your hands gladly. Have a friend that is a teacher so she takes the extras to school (and she has people come in her classroom all the time to see if there are any Cookies :)). Yesterday I made brown butter chocolate chip snicker cookies (there is a mini snickers inside and chopped snickers on the top). I ran out of snickers so the last 5 cookies were regular chocolate chip (and smaller as you need double the dough to make the ones with something inside); I kept one of the chocolate chip for myself which I will eat today and the other cookies were all out of the house last evening so no temptations.

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1 hour ago, Crick said:

Yesterday I made brown butter chocolate chip snicker Cookies (there is a mini snickers inside and chopped snickers on the top).

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Ohhhhhhh Yeeeeaaaaaahhhhh.

Now we're talking.

Those look amazing. I swear I can smell them off my screen..

More dessert porn please!

Sincerely,

The Dessert Lover.

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5 hours ago, Crick said:

So, I absolutely love to bake. It de-stresses me more than anything. Easy when visiting my parents since all of my family is nearby but when you live alone, it’s good to have folks that will take goodies off your hands gladly. Have a friend that is a teacher so she takes the extras to school (and she has people come in her classroom all the time to see if there are any Cookies :)). Yesterday I made brown butter chocolate chip snicker Cookies (there is a mini snickers inside and chopped snickers on the top). I ran out of snickers so the last 5 cookies were regular chocolate chip (and smaller as you need double the dough to make the ones with something inside); I kept one of the chocolate chip for myself which I will eat today and the other cookies were all out of the house last evening so no temptations.

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I’ll raise your wager 😂
One of those beauties would make my life hell, but they look very nice!

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I went fabric shopping today (11 fat quarters and 29 yards of fabric!)so made a lazy dinner or a fake chicken patty, roasted red pepper dressing, and mixed vegetables tossed with garlic powder, onion powder, and tajin.

Also posting calories for the meal and day. And yes, I had Cheetos and a Protein iced coffee for breakfast (and ice coffee with skim milk and protein bar for lunch).

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