Posts Tagged ‘Grill’

I love how all the vegetables in my salads and dishes just sparkle with bright, rich colors. The minute I sprinkle Olive Oil on the veggies, they just seem to come alive. And I know that once I eat them I will come alive with nutrition and healthy cell rejuvenation!!!!

So, this morning I started with a brisk hour-long walk in the neighborhood. It was a great feeling after the food I ate last night.. I’m still kinda getting straight from the Hibachi Meal.!!!

Then we let Mike’s son take a ride on Mike’s bike around the neighborhood, while Mike and I took a walk down to the clubhouse. There, we waited for his other kids to come over to have lunch.

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables

We decided to grill some beef burgers, turkey burgers, and I made the token vegetable dishes. First on got crackin with the Grilled Vegetables:

Ingredients: Red & Yellow Bell Peppers




Olive Oil

Dried Onion Flakes



Celtic Salt

Directions: I chopped up some zucchini, Bell Peppers Asparagus, and Mushrooms and put them into some Tin Foil paper and sprinkled some Olive Oil and Seasoning on the pile of vegetables and handed it off to Mike to put on the Grill. He kept it on the Grill shelf for about 15 minutes.

Then I chopped up Vegetables for another Fresh Vegetable Salad I’m saving for either tomorrow of later today!!

I also made a Cucumber & Tomato Salad and brought out all the stuff to eat on the patio. Before the meal, we were all munching on Hummus and Stacey’s Chips.

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Salad:




Olive Oil

Dried Parsley



Celtic Salt

Directions: Chop up the cucumbers and tomatoes and sprinkle with 2 tbls of Olive Oil, Dried Parsley and seasonings.

Now, we’re relaxing and watching some TV…. I think I may have had too much Hummus and Chips.  But, hopefully my afternoon juice will help wash things down!!!

Speaking of juicing…. I ran out of Carrots yesterday and made juice with Asparagus, Celery and Apples. It was really good… it tasted different but good!!!

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After a many hours in front of the computer, taking an online real estate course, I didn’t get a chance to eat. Then before I knew it I was running late for my 3pm appointment, and literally ran out the door. Luckily, Mike came with me and after the meeting I took a quick detour to Wendy’s while Mike went into Staples to get some office supplies.

I ate the Southwest Salad and asked for the Chili on the side and tried to pick off all the cheese I could. Once I went through all that effort, I realized the dressing was a creamy Southwestern Spicy Dressing. At that point I was so hungry, all I could do was mentally through my hands up in the air and eat my food.

That was around 4pm, because afterwards Mike headed to the interstate north. He had a piece of property up in Jacksonville that he wanted to see. So up north is where we headed to see some property, meet with his son, stop by Costco for the Vita-Mix Juicer and have dinner.

I had my eye on the Vita-Mix Juicer for some time, and it just so happened that Mike was thinking about getting the Juicer as well. So, luckily the gentleman at Costco was doing a demonstration of the Juicer and we were sold!!! I can’t wait to juice in it tomorrow.

Then we headed to Wasabi-Japanese Steakhouse for dinner and invited Mike’s son to join us. While we were waiting 45 minutes for our Grill side seats, I sat at the bar and ordered small Cold Sake. Then at the table, I ordered another one.

Something I thought was great! When the chef started to make the Fried Rice, I asked him to make a little with no egg in it. And he complied. I was thinking about asking him to use no butter on a handful of vegetables, but I thought I might be pushing my luck. So, I took what I got and was very happy (Inside I was jumping up and down!).

Then it was time for the hour-long ride home 😦

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My back is feeling better. But I don’t want to take any chances this time. We’ve got tickets to go the Kennedy Center for New Year’s Eve. I’m very excited about that. So, I’m not moving around much today and staying on the heating pad.

I took my vitamins and am drinking Carrot Juice already… I’m a bit hungry and grabbed a piece of Whole Wheat Bread to nibble on with some Hummus. In a while I’ll go back down stairs to fix lunch…

Sabra Hummas

Hummas Snack

Last night, I was feeling better and Mike wanted to go do some running around, so I geared up and got in the car. But what he wanted to do is go to Costco and shop and walk around. Well, my back was throbbing and I kind of let him know it! So we ended up fast forwarding through the Costco Experience and went straight home. Too much…. too soon!!

For dinner, I was in the kitchen unloading dishes from the dishwasher (another bright idea!) And Mike’s son wanted to make his own dinner… Pasta Alfredo! We bought some white sauce previously from Costco and already had the red sauce, so he mixed the two together to make a Tequila Sauce. I suggested he cut up some mushrooms and blanche them in the Pasta water… and there was his meal.

I made a bowl of the Green Salad and I wanted to bake a Sweet Potato but Mike wanted to grill the Potatoes with Onions. So I chopped up the Sweet Potatoes and Onions. Added Paprika, Garlic Powder and some Olive Oil and Mike took it to grill.

After I finished my salad, Mike wanted some and I asked him to serve himself. And after he ate his salad… he checked on the Potatoes and I made myself a bowl of them to eat. And straight up to the heating pad I went…. amazingly enough today my back doesn’t hurt as bad. Yeah!!!

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