More than a month ago my neighbor asked me and Hannah to participate in this years local Memory Walk to raise money for Altzheimer Disease.  We jumped at the chance to join them!  But guess what?  The walk is on Sunday!  I hoped to raise $100 for the cause, so here is where I need your help.

If you donate just $5 dollars, I’ll send you my 75 page cookbook (that Kate is getting bound for winning my 2 year blogaversary!) by email.   Each recipe has a picture and nutritional information! šŸ˜€

Here is the link if you can help out.  And if you do donate, be sure to send me an email at so you can get your eCookbook!

Our weather was absolutely stunning yesterday.  I took these pictures on my drive home from work.

Breakfast was back to an oldie but a goodie – the egg white sammie!

with a pear on the side: 433 calories, 65 carbs, 21 protein, 14.3 fat and 24 fiber (yikes!)

I got to the gym today.  I was pissed because I felt like watching Food Network while doing 45 minutes on the elliptical.  Rachael Ray was making shallot pasta (ick) and Ina Garten was making baked onions!  It was a conspiracy of onions! šŸ™   I did get a great workout in though – level 10 for 45 minutes with a 5 minute cool down on the treadmill.

Lunch was leftovers – the last of my Sesame Chicken.   I did spike it up with a tablespoon of szechwan sauce though.

452 calories, 39 carbs, 52 protein, 8.3 fat and 3 fiber

Last week I was watching Rachael Ray and she was doing bone in pork chops with a golden apple sauce.  I was grilling a pork roast, so I just did the apple sauce on the side.  This was delicious! I rarely use golden apples because my go to apple is fuji, but I loved the sweet/tart combination of this.

You’ll notice my recipe is nothing like hers because a:  I didn’t have apple juice and b: I reduced the amount of brown sugar from 3 tablespoons to 1.

Golden Apple Sauce (printer friendly version)

Makes 4 servings (138 calories, .4 fat, 36 carbs, 4.1 fiber, .9 protein)


4 golden delicious apples, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup lemonade
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 ounces golden raisins
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Combine all ingredients in a medium pot placed over medium high heat. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until reduced and sauce is thickened.

definitely the star of the dinner plate šŸ˜€
rosemary lemon pork roast resting before cutting
I did add habanero mustard as a dipping sauce to my plate after I took this picture šŸ˜€ Dinner comes in at 455 calories, 62 carbs, 33 protein, 8.5 fat and 8.1 fiber

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 1412 calories, 168 carbs, 112 protein, 36 fat and 36 fiber
  • 22% of calories from fat
  • 45 minute level 10 elliptical
  • 5 minute cool down

ReminderThis week’s BSI is okra!  Sorry for the delay in getting the word out this week!  You have until Sunday, September 12 to get your entries in.  I see my deep fryer making an appearance, not sure I like okra any other way!  Any okra fans out there?

Finally, thanks to my sister for sending me this coupon. šŸ˜€

How did she know I like cheese?!  šŸ˜€