Friday, February 11, 2011

My Beloved Soybean....It just isn't fair!

In my quest to lose a few pounds..or 15, I found these. They are Edamame (or soybeans). I like to get them in the shell because it takes longer to eat them and you get full faster with the fiber.
Well, there is a big fat but to these...and I don't mean mine. :o
They break me out. Have you ever heard of soy allergies? Well, .5% of those who eat soy products have soy allergies, or so I read online.
I was having breakouts on one side of my face that would not go away. I tried to eliminate the problem by changing my face cleaner, using different face cloths, changing my makeup...nothing helped...and I was not an acne prone teenager, so I knew it was something I was doing.
Finally, I searched online because my Aunt Cindy said something about Soy and hormones. I stopped eating them about a week ago and Voila! My skin is improving already.
I haven't mentioned eating Salmon and some other types of fish makes me feel like my throat is closing. So many of the foods I love are turning their backs on me. It just isn't fair! If this happens to chocolate, I'm not sure how I will handle it!
Anyhoo, along with my daily edamame, I was eating these.
These eggrolls are SINFUL and less than 150 calories each! You put them in the microwave and they get so crispy, unlike other microwaved foods. They actually have microwave as the recommended method. Try them! They are so good....and so far, not producing an allergic reaction!
Have a great day!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I Have a Bone to Pick With Bisquick!

We are still at home. Kids are out of school today and will probably be out tomorrow, too. That is my guess anyway.
In keeping with my previous post... here comes the food part! :)
My big kids are always complaining that we have no food and I am always responding with "We could live for a while on the food we have here." I was right. We have stuck our heads in the freezer and gone deep in the pantry to come up with some crazy meals, and eaten some food that needs to be eaten in the process.
I decided to make breakfast for dinner last night. Everyone loves that and it reminds me of my Dad. He ALWAYS wanted my Mom to make him breakfast for dinner. :)
We made cheese eggs, grits, fried hot dogs and BISCUITS.
I have a bone to pick with Bisquick. I have never been able to make biscuits. I have tried so many times and failed miserably. Do you wanna know why? BECAUSE THEIR DIRECTIONS ARE STUPID!!! There. I said it. I finally figured out why I have never made good biscuits. The directions state that you should roll the dough out to 1/2" thin and make 9 biscuits. If you roll the dough out to that thickness, it makes about 15 biscuits! We rolled the dough to about 1.5" and made 10 very large and beautiful biscuits! Yay me! The true test was when I cringed as I watched my Husband try to open one up for the syrup.... SCORE one for Tracy! It opened beautifully!
They were really good. Don't get me wrong. They were not Aunt Cindy's Biscuits, but they were good!

So Bisquick...change the stupid recipe! 1/2" makes dumb crumbly biscuits!

There....I said it. AND now I feel better!

...........til next time.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cabin Fever = Expanding Waistline!

We are snowed in! The kids are out of school again tomorrow! That will be the fourth day in a row. I bet they will not go Friday and Monday is a Holiday! We have not left the house and have been eating WAY too much! Do you think we eat more when we are cold because our bodies mistakenly think they need insulation?

Somebody Stop Me!