Saturday, January 17, 2015

I tried this today and it was quite good.  I wish I had more some more.  It got gone pretty quickly.  This is a recipe from Doctor Oz's Total 10 day plan. 

Total 10 Cauliflower Kettle Corn


  • 1 small/medium head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, liquid
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir together cauliflower, oil and spices.

Transfer to a baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Make sure the cauliflower pieces aren't too crowded on the baking sheet or they will steam instead of roasting.

Roast, stir or shake once or twice midway through cooking, until golden brown or tender, about 35 minutes. Serve hot.

New Chapter!!!

I am so excited to be starting a new chapter in my life.  As always, it is scary to venture down a different road, but exciting all at the same time. 

I am starting on a new business venture.  I am going with a new direct sales company.  They are a newer company and are not in my area.  This could be a big opportunity for me. I do realize that just won't fall into my lap, I will have to work.  Time to get busy .... 

The company's name is Clever Container.  It has all kinds of things to help you get organized.  Now, who doesn't need help organizing?  I know every room in my house needs organizing and then there is my car.  I am so excited to use these products in my house to get myself organized.  This is one of my goals for 2015 - get my life organized. 

I am working on getting my website up and running for Clever Container.  I will post a link on here as soon as I get it going.  Make sure you follow to see how things are going ......

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Low Carb Strawberry jello cheesecake

This is so good and yummy!!  You will have a hard time not eating the whole thing at one setting. 

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/8 tsp caramel flavoring or your favorite flavoring (I used sugar free caramel ice cream topping)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/16 stevia powder (I just used 1 tsp of regular sugar)
1 cup finely chopped pecans
box of jello of your favorite flavor

Mix box of jello as directed on the box of jello.  Place in container and let cool in fridge. 

After it has set, then mix the cheesecake.  With paddle attachment beat the cream cheese, vanilla, and flavoring until well blended.

Switch to the whips and add the cream.  Whip until the consistency is thick, dense, and creamy.

Add the sugar or other sweetener and adjust until its the way you like it

Carefully spoon the cream cheese over top the jello. Then sprinkle with chopped pecans.  Chill. 

**  You can delete the jello all together.  ** 

Melt 2 tbsp. of unsalted butter.  Mix with chopped pecans and a pinch of salt.  Layer it in the bottom of a dish then top with cream cheese mixture.  Sprinkle a few pecans on top.

Parmesan Chips

These are so good.  Easy snack to make.  NO carbs!!! 

Cooking spray
Coarsely grated Parmesan cheese - not in big container - I find mine in the cheese section

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Coat a cookie sheet with cooking oil spray.

Spoon 1 tablespoon of the cheese onto the cookie sheet.  You can pat down or I just leave mine in a pile.  Bake for 5 minutes. 

Let cool before you try to remove off cookie sheet.  They are also good right out of the oven.

**  I love them plain or you can add some different flavors.  **

These I have tried .... in picture below

 -  ranch powder mix - sprinkle onto of pile of cheese
 -  Weber - roasted garlic & herbs (this was my favorite)


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wed Jan 7th

So much going on in my brain these days.  Got some decisions to make and like always I  always want to make sure that I make the right ones.  How do you make decisions?  Do you just go with your gut and take the plunge?  I have been praying and asking God to send me peace with my decision.  That is the only way I know to make decisions. 

I am looking into going a different direction or with a different company.  It is a different direct marketing company and one that hasn't been around for that long.  I would be one of the few consultants with the company and the only one in my area.  I guess I also question myself - Do I have what it takes to make this work?  To build a team?  Can I dig down and fight for what I really want?  What makes this company different from the one that I am with now?  These are things that I am going over in my mind ..... 

I am reading now "Purpose your purpose - for Women" and it is really good.  Last night the chapter was on surrender.  I am half way through it but boy is it good.  Last night, I surrendered my eating over to God.  I pray that He will take away all the desires & hunger for carbs, sweets and anything else that is not good for me.  I pray that he will give me a thirst for healthy foods and for water, which I don't drink enough of.   I know I will need to pray this each day until I have made sure that I have totally surrendered it all. 

Another thing I have surrendered to God is my finances.  I pray that God will take over every thing to do with money - tithing, getting out of debt, saving and being a good steward of what He gives to us.  I want to make the right choices with our money. 

I pray that God will use me in these two areas help other people.  Both has been a struggle but I have faith that God will bring me through them and that I can bless other people for Him.  I pray He will use me to bless others!!! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!!!

It is January 1st, 2015!!  I am excited about the new year and all that it has to offer.  I am ready to put the past year behind me and never look back.   I am going into this new year knowing that I am stronger person.  I can handle whatever the Lord has in store for me, as long as He is with me. 

I have a few goals that I have set for myself in 2015.  Of course, I have made the one of  losing weight.  I want to get healthier in this year.  I want to make the right food choices and I know that the pounds will come off when I am making the right food choices.  I need to exercise more in this new year.  I had some health issues last year that kept me from exercises too much.  I want to change that this year.  At least, just get out and get to walking. 

Another goal I have this year is to read through the Bible again.  I have loved doing this in the past, but I had stopped for the past couple of years.  I wanted to do some devotions and other studies.  I am ready to get back to reading the Bible each day.  I use the Daily Bible by Becky Tirabassi.  It breaks it down into daily reading of the old and new testaments, psalms and proverbs.  She has so many more things that I may try this year.  One thing I am thinking about is her journal.  It is real easy to use.  It could be a template to use in a spiral notebook. 

Another goal that is really important to me is getting organized and decluttering this year.  I am tired of all this stuff around my house.  I am ready to have less .... "Less is More"  I like that phrase.  I found on facebook a program that I am using for 365 days to declutter your house.  It gives small 15 minute things to do each day to work on decluttering your house.  Seems pretty easy to do.  I will keep you updated.

Those are some of the goals that I am working on for 2015.  I just know that I have to do something each day towards these goals.  Nothing too big, just small steps each day.  Almost one day down ... only 364 more to go. 

I pray that you will have a fabulous new year!! That God will Bless and keep you safe in 2015!!!