Monday, July 16, 2012
Lately I've been discovering what my "soul food" is. I know that most people think of fried chicken and mac and cheese when they think of soul food, but that's not my definition. In my opinion, soul food is good old fashioned home-cooked goodness that reminds you of home. I think of the food that I grew up eating and that takes me back to my roots. I remember steamed veggies, snapper, seared tuna, red potatoes, shrimp pasta, salmon and Greek salads. This is what soul food means to me. I don't know where I lost my love for soul food along the way, but I am enjoying getting it back. Here are some pics of the soul food I've been cooking lately. I stocked my fridge with all of my favorite soul foods and I have had so much fun cooking back to my roots! Veggies cooked in olive oil, grilled chicken and beans, wheat bagels with low-fat cream cheese (ok, so that's not really cooking, but I have learned that if I have groceries in my house that I love to splurge on, I don't go out and binge on restaurant food near as much!), Grilled cheese, turkey, tomato and avocado sandwiches, chicken sausage with fresh peppers and homemade sweet potato fries! P.S. I've lost 2 more pounds :)
Posted by Lori Renee' at 7:28 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I saw a friend post a picture of a taco shell made of cheese and I had to try it. It was amazing and lower in carbs than a regular shell. It was really greasy, though. Next time I'll blot it a lot. I just plopped 3 piles of shredded cheese on a silicone baking mat and baked the cheese on 350 degrees for about 7-8 mins, or until the cheese was light brown, flat and bubbly. I grabbed a wooded skewer, slid it under the cheese circle, and let them hang until hardened. For the stuffing I grilled a chicken breast and fresh peppers in olive oil. Fresh avocado and tomato made it just right! I ate half the chicken breast with the 3 mini tacos and put the rest in a salad made of kale and chard for dinner at work. Pretty tasty!! Next time I will use a little less olive oil, the veggies were a little greasy.
Posted by Lori Renee' at 3:11 PM
Monday, July 2, 2012
Posted by Lori Renee' at 6:38 PM