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Happy Tuesday!  Actually, Happy FAT Tuesday!  Are you celebrating?   We went to New Orleans a few years ago, just after Mardi Gras.  We had a good time but the weather was a bit windy and cold.  Seems to be our luck, doesn’t it?  So they are getting ready to celebrate in the streets. The festivities begin at 8 AM with the parade.  What a fun place to be.

 How my Fat Tuesday Started…

I  worked 20 minutes on the Elliptical. Ran 1.6 miles on the treadmill. Did a leg workout for 30 minutes and walked with Shane for 3 miles (about 40 minutes).

My leg workout didn’t consist of any heavy weights today. 4 x 20 reps. of presses, extensions, curls, seated calf raises, ball squats against the wall, and crunches.

We had that wonderful fresh pineapple left over from Sat. evening and decided to cut it up on Sunday. You just can not beat the taste of fresh pineapple.   So today, I mixed 1/2 a cup in my oatmeal and my protein shake.  In looking at a comparison of apples, oranges and pineapples, this is how they measure up (all fresh, medium fruit):

Apple:  Cals = 80, prot.=0, carbs=22g, fat,chol,sod. all = 0, fiber=5g

Orange: Cals.=70, pro.=1, carbs=21g, fat, chol,sod. all = 0, fiber = 7g

Pineapple(1/2 cup)= Cals. =38, pro.=.3g, carbs=9.6g,  fat=.3g, chol.&sod=<1, fiber=.9

As you can see, you would have to eat a lot more pineapple to get the fiber of other fruits.  But who can pass up that fresh, sweet taste?  Natural goodness.








Last night, we had a very tasty but simple dinner.  Sauteed Tilapia Fillets in White Wine Reduction. Served with Oven Roasted Herbed Brussel Sprouts and Riesling Butternut Squash.  I created a page for this because it’s a keeper.  It’s listed under “Fishy Ideas” main page. 

Sauteed Tilapia Fillets in White Wine Reduction

Sauteed Tilapia Fillets in White Wine Reduction

 It’s a busy day ahead. Work this week is what I consider to be fun.  It involves customer contacts and discussions regarding our products use in their assemblies.  It can be so interesting because the industries we are involved with range from Medical, Aerospace, to Food Processing. 

Tally Ho and have a great day!


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I forgot to take the Celebrity’s photo!  Oh well. It was Shane!  He came to work with me this morning and did really well.  Hope I don’t have to pay him. 

We left a bit early for lunch because I had some stops to make at the post office and bank.  Shane got a nice biscuit from the window teller at the bank – he was happy. That was his payment for this morning’s work appearance.

I picked up a really interesting looking salad dressing that’s nutritionally and ingredient wise attractive:


Nutrition Facts:  Serving Size 2T
Calories 30, Fat Calories 0
Total Fat 0, Trans Fat 0
Sodium 0, Total Carb. 7g
Protein 0, Iron 15%
Ingredients:White Balsamic Vinegar 9sulfites), Water, Pure Maple Syrup 12%, Mission Fig Concentrate (soluble fig solids, water), Fig Paste with Fig Concentrate, Xanthan GumGluten Free

Lunch was baked Tilapia with Maple Fig dressing, asparagus, rice and my broc-slaw/spinach salad mix.  Yum!  I set the oven to timed bake before leaving the house this morning, then tossed the fish and asparagus in the oven when I got home for lunch, on 425F Convection for about 12 – 14 min.  It was ready by the time I was done preparing my salad!  


Recycling Printer Ink Bags

 I was trying to find those recycling bags for printer ink cartridges today. The post office doesn’t carry them anymore and I responded to something on the web which was bigcatrescue.  But I haven’t received a response. If anyone knows where to get those bags, other than whats included with new cartridges, please let me know.

Tonight’s Tofu

I’ve gone “Maple Figgy” – so it’s baked Maple Fig Tofu.

  • 1 pkg. Lite Firm Tofu – pressed and left to drain in fridge for the afternoon.
  • 2 TBS Maple Fig Dressing
  • 1 TBS Gomasio (see below for a description from TropicalTraditions.com)

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Slice tofu into preferred portion sizes – I usually get 8 slices.  Heat saute pan on med hi and spray with non-stick spray.  Heat tofu 5 min per side and remove to a non-stick sprayed oven baking dish.  Coat with the Maple dressing.  Bake 6 min. turn over. Sprinkle with Gomasio and bake another 8-10 min.  Use the left over dressing to pour over cooked tofu.  Broccoli and parsnips were added as the vegetable choice.


 Organically grown sesame seeds, roasted and ground with sea salt and three mineral rich sea vegetables, dulse, nori, and komub. A delicious nutty flavor condiment in a convenient, easy to use shaker. The oil of the seeds coats the sea salt amplifying and carrying its flavor so you experience more flavor. A great way to eat beneficial sea vegetables.








A muffin recipe found

I’ve got to try a muffin recipe I found at HappyHerbivore.com today. It is for Sweet Potato & Cranberry Muffins. They are whole wheat and vegan.  Check it out at her site…..you’ll be baking too.

Baking with Carob

When I got home, I had a bit of time to kill before starting dinner so I experimented with a recipe I made up using Carob Chips.  Will post it later. They came out very tasty but definitely have that fat free soft texture.


Take care and don’t forget to do at least 30 minutes of something active tomorrow.  It will get you in the mood for Happy Hour.

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