Hubby’s Brussel Sprouts


Brussel sprouts…..usually a negative connotation is associated with them but they have quite a bit of nutritional elements such as iron, potassium, antioxidants and other health factors.   Ready to try them yet?

Prior to my daughter’s first birthday party, I didn’t even know what brussel sprouts were nor was I willing to try it, but as the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover and boy were we wrong.  We now have brussel sprouts at least twice a week and I’m so lucky my hubby has perfected it 🙂

What you will need:-

  • Olive oil
  • Old Bay
  • Lemon juice

It’s quite simple but very delish; even our two year old agrees 🙂

Here you go:-

  1. Remove outer layers and cut in half
  2. Soak spouts in bowl of water and a little lemon juice for 10 minutes
  3. Drain and drizzle with olive oil
  4. Apply generous amount of Old Bay
  5. Place on baking tray
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes and voila!


Once you try, please let me know what you think.

Enjoy 🙂


Two Slices of Heaven: Stacey’s TAB Sandwich

Today was the first time eating bread since our smoothie cleanse and this sandwich was definitely worth the wait!

Stacey’s TAB Sandwich (Turkey Avocado Bacon) w/ Cheese



Wanna try? You will not be disappointed 🙂

  • Two slices of bread, toasted
  • Dijon mustard
  • Kraft original Miracle Whip
  • Few slices of bacon
  • Pepperjack cheese
  • Few slices of avocado
  • Plain turkey lunch meat, sauteed with Old Bay, Accent, Adobo, black pepper and dried parsely for 5 minutes
  • Handful of spring mix greens



The Green Effect: We Survived

Operation: LOSE THE BABY WEIGHT has been in full effect for the past month.  After speaking with a girlfriend, I decided to try the Ten Day Green Smoothie Cleanse.

Expectations were high!

I thought, how hard could it be to have a smoothie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?  Surprisingly, the smoothies while looking unappealing were quite the opposite.  The feat however proved much more challenging so we opted for the modified plan where the third smoothie was replaced by a healthy dinner.

While at times we wanted to quit, we pushed each other to the finish line.  Yesterday was our last day. Yaaaaaaay!!  I don’t know who was more excited our Ninja blender or us…probably the Ninja, its never worked this hard. Heehee

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I know you’re wondering…what’s the result?  Drum roll please…..we lost a combined 7.2 pounds (yes i’m claiming every ounce of my 3.2 pounds I demolished).  So what did we do after weighing in? We cheered with a cup of milk and ate cookies our 2 year old made 🙂

What did we learn from this experience?  We are pretty healthy eaters (at least so we keep telling ourselves to curb the disappointment), we don’t need a challenge but more importantly for me it solidifies the notion of why I don’t do diets.  Where’s the plate of rice and beans, oxtails, plantains and cabbage served with a tall glass of homemade juice?