Not too long ago I went on rants about bacon and how great it is and it cannot be replaced. While I still stand by most of that statement, I have grown to somewhat enjoy turkey bacon as an unfortunate healthy alternative.
Turkey Bacon Asparagus with Truffle Dijon
15 stalks of asparagus
3 slices (or more for indulging) of turkey bacon
Wash asparagus. Wrap one slice of bacon for every five stalks (you can change the ratio, my asparagus was not very large). Brush with dijon, and bake at 350 for abut twenty minutes, or until done (flipping halfway through).
One tablespoon of black truffle oil
Two tablespoons of dijon mustard (More or less mustard may be used depending on the tartness you enjoy.)
Mix and enjoy!
Yes, this recipe is incredibly simple, healthy and yummy!
Peace, Love and Pearls!
P.S. Can you believe that my boyfriend asked me if I ever wear pearls?! Way to be oblivious!
Hey Y’all! After a crazy few weeks (new job and finding a new place to live), it was time for a mini vacation. Naturally, we went to St. Pete, one of my favorite places. Update on the gluten-free: transition = … Continue reading →
One week has officially lapsed since I decided to be gluten and dairy free. It has not been an easy journey, but that one cheat day a week has been amazing! My success thus far? Lost a pound, and according to my mother, “you look like you’ve lost a ton of weight!” I’ll take it.
The hardest part for me, has been giving up the snacking. While I may not be hungry, it’s the I’m-bored-eating-in-front-of-the-tv kind of hunger. In the past I have always sought out to “small” snacks, but they were extra calories, none the less.
My new favorite way to curb hunger (other than drinking ice water or green tea) are strawberry banana smoothies. Oddly, I hate fruit and think the taste is unbearable. However, once blended with a few handfuls of ice and a tablespoon of peanut butter, I’m in!
From here on out, I am going to do a weekly recap of my exercise and dietary log. I have come to find that this is the best way to be truthful about everything I do daily, especially my caloric intake.
It’s just after 3 and I’m already pretending it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Come off of two great days off to a day with less great attitude, I’m reaching for a beer… But it’s nothing a new Real Housewives of Orange County can’t fix!
Speaking of a great two days off, yesterday was spent as a much needed beach day. My skin needed the vitamin C and my soul needed the fresh air. It was definitely relaxing, and I got a great kayaking trip out of it! Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera on me (salt water and electronics do not mix), but I saw a few dolphins and manatees, and amazing views. Why is it that working out is always the best solution for calming down?
I see country music and a long bike ride in my immediate future!
I know I’ve said this before, but I can’t help but be 100% on the Greek yogurt bandwagon. Vanilla is ok, but the plain seriously works with everything!
At first I found myself just substituting it for sour cream and home made tzatiki sauce. But now the possibilities are endless.
After speaking with one of the chefs I work with, he suggested baking, as many recipes call for too much sugar and should be cut with sour cream or Greek yogurt (see my previous post). I dare you to try a batch of cookies/brownies/pie/etc, your friends and loved ones will not have a clue!
However, I do have to admit one Chobani fail. I had seen a recipe on Pinterest. Shocker. And I tried to recreate it, but failed to follow the recipe. The recipe called for chocolate Chobani (which my Publix did not have) and 1/8 teaspoon of mint extract. I subbed vanilla yogurt with chocolate chips and poured wayyy too much mint extract. Sadly now I’m stuck with an overly mintly 32 ounce frozen tub of yogurt. Seriously, FAIL!
I’m going to try to recreate another Pinterest recipe and pray it goes well! ‘Til then? Big glass of red and celebrating that it’s my Friday!