The Bookshelf

January 23, 2012 · Posted in Low Carb Recipes · Comment 

A few nice low carb recipes images I found:

The Bookshelf
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My cookbooks are like my old friends. My regular books are too, but my cookbooks even more so. I flip through them when I need something to occupy me, but not be too intense. Each has a story, each has memories and each continues to reveal secrets even after years. I love my cookbooks 🙂

Lox on Crackers 12-20-09 — 20091220_0309jpg
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Image by stevendepolo
In an attempt to satisfy our craving for bagels with lox and cream cheese, we came up with this quick appetizer of flatbread topped with chive crème fraîche and cold-smoked salmon.

What to buy: Crème fraîche is a naturally thickened fresh cream with a tangy flavor and a rich texture. If you can’t find it, sour cream is a decent substitute.

Game plan: The crème fraîche mixture can be made up to 1 day in advance and refrigerated in a covered container.

This recipe was featured as part of our Valentine’s Day Menu.

* 1/2 cup crème fraîche
* 1 tablespoon fresh chives, minced
* 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
* 2 (11-inch) premade pizza crusts or flatbreads, such as Boboli, baked and cooled
* 2/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
* 8 ounces cold-smoked salmon, thinly sliced


1. Combine crème fraîche, chives, and lemon juice in a nonreactive bowl and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Season well with salt.
2. Spread 1/2 of the crème fraîche mixture evenly on top of each flatbread, leaving a 1/2-inch border.
3. Arrange 1/2 of the onion on 1 flatbread, top with 1/2 of the salmon, and season with freshly ground black pepper. Repeat with second flatbread. Cut into 2-by-2-inch squares and serve.,…

Nice Diet photos

January 22, 2012 · Posted in Diet · Comment 

Some cool diet images:

Diet Kong
Image by Dougtone
Diet Kong – The Basement; Kingston, New York – June 10, 2011

Image by Richard Elzey
I found me a Diet Big Red!


January 20, 2012 · Posted in Family Meals · Comment 

Check out these family meals images:

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Image by Ric James

family meals
Image by Ric James

family meals
Image by Ric James

Day 889. Marco’s.

January 19, 2012 · Posted in Healthy Food Choices · Comment 

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Day 889. Marco’s.
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Image by cdedbdme
I love Marco’s. Nick and I used to get their cannelloni and spicy sausage pizza. Today we had a house specialty – hot spaghetti. I adore this stuff. Andy and Kelly weren’t impressed, but I don’t care :p The pizza has a thin crust and is priced well below other local pizza places.


Happy #36 – Make the decision to be happy.

Any luck I had at the beginning of the year decided to poop out on me a few weeks too soon. I applied for a housing program where I would be able to live in a new construction home with 25% of the cost given to me. Yes. That’s K in my hands. Unfortunately, it was a lottery and my name was picked one person too late.

A few months ago we found out my dad has prostate cancer. He took it really hard and is still working through it. Fortunately they caught it really early so he has a very high chance of winning the battle. He’s been doing radiation for a couple weeks now.

And yet… I’m not all too upset. Getting a house was not my plan at the beginning of the year. I wanted to travel. The deal was too good to pass up. And now, I’m still living with my parents and am saving up for either a house or for traveling. I want to go to Korea for sure, but I also want to move out of this place! Either way, good things will come of it. And for my dad, I was concerned and still am, but seeing him being so positive about it lifts my spirits. He’s very lucky and my whole family is aware of that.

I think my luck gave me the chance to see things in an optimistic way. Although I know my luck is gone, I can still find the good in most things and hope for the best. I hope if something falls through now, something better will come along later. Being happy is not something that just happens. You have to have the right mindset and understand that it is a choice.

I also know that you can’t always be happy. It’s not natural, and it’s not healthy. See: Happy #33 – Accept that you can’t be happy all the time.

Large Chips – Zest Wraps QV AUD4
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Image by avlxyz
Nice chips with chicken salt!
McCain Healthy Choice Fries, apparently.

Zest Wraps
(03) 9662 9466
210 Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Zest Wraps – QV

Especially for the Girls: Ten P.M. Cook Book (1958)

January 17, 2012 · Posted in Cook Books · Comment 

Check out these cook books images:

Especially for the Girls: Ten P.M. Cook Book (1958)
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Image by mod as hell
mmm, "Steak-and-Walnut Casserole"! and I had no idea there was such an ingredient as "frozen cream-of-shrimp soup." I do like avocado salads, though (recipe continues on next page if you need it)

Especially for the Girls: Ten P.M. Cook Book (1958)
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the girls like "Hot Perk-Ups" and "Ham Gala"

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