Monday, July 25, 2011

Quinoa-roni & Cheese Recipe

Hey Friends- I made this for dinner tonight and it came out really good so I thought I would share- Enjoy!

Quinoa-roni & Cheese

For the quinoa: 2 cups quinoa
3 cups chicken stock

Rinse the quinoa in cold water and drain. Put the quinoa in a large covered saucepan and add chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. (No liquid should remain.)

In a large bowl, combine: 4 cups (16 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar, 24-oz. container low-fat cottage cheese, 2 turkey sausages cut on the diagonal

In a medium bowl, whisk together: 0.5 cup whole-grain flour, 2 cups milk, 2 Tbsp honey mustard

In a large saute pan: saute 1 medium onion, chopped, in olive oil with 1 tsp kosher salt until tender and translucent, add milk/flour/honey mixture and stir until thickened. Add the thickened mixture to the bowl with the cheese/sausage. Add the cooked quinoa. Stir to combine. Dump everything into a 9x13 casserole (sprayed with nonstick spray)

Bake at 350 for about an hour.

This makes enough for a 9x13 dish

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

oh helllloooo

Hi friends, I thought I'd stop by and check in. I don't have to much to say, but I wanted to let you all know I am feeling GREAT with the unfill I got 2 weeks ago! I am able to eat normal foods, and have only gotten stuck once. It is such an amazing feeling to not have to worry about where I am going to PB next. I have gained about 2lbs, but I think most of that is due to me being able to eat bread again. I was able to eat 2 slices of pizza this weekend with no issues, I did feel full but I was so excited to eat it, and it tasted so good I just kept eating. Time to get serious now, and start focusing on more protein.

Rick and I got a new addition to our family this past weekend and I want to introduce him to everyone, his name is simba!

He is a lion head bunny and is about a year and a half old. He is such a sweetheart and I am so excited to have him!

And just because I feel like sharing pictures today, I had to share this one from our honeymoon! I forgot to tell everyone, when we were in St.Marten I persuaded Rick to go to a nude beach with me! Clothing was optional, he opted in, and I opted out...well for 5 minutes anyway lol. It was so liberating to go running in the ocean naked without a care in the world. I definitely recommend trying it once in your life, here is a picture of me there (before I decided to strip)
Happy humpday, hope everyone has a fantastic day! xxoo