Breakfast Quinoa

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If you like having oatmeal for breakfast quinoa is kind of like that, but it's like a fancier upgrade to oatmeal. To cook quinoa all you do is boil it in some water or milk. Usually 1 cup of quinoa you use 2 cups of liquid and just boil the quinoa until it all the water evaporates. The organic quinoa was rather expensive at my store. 1 cup was 4.98 a pound. That is quite a lot, so maybe opt for the non-organic kind. I know Trader Joe's has bags of quinoa in their store, not exactly sure on the ...

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Weight Watchers – Slow Cooked Jerk Pork with Caribbean Salsa

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Man, I think this has been the tastiest thing I've ever made in the Slow Cooker for a long time! I got to use my jerk spice seasoning that I got when the husband and I went to Jamaica. The jerk seasoning I got, wasn't too hot though, I would have liked it on that side a little bit more. I tried it before serving the pork, and decided to throw in an extra tablespoon of the jerk seasoning. If you've never had jerk seasoning before it's a mixture of allspice, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, brown sugar, ...

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Chicken and Dumpling Soup

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Yesterday was a good day. Made an excellent soup for dinner, found a black pair of boots for Winter, and got $20.00 in Kohl's cash. I ended up getting some items for Fall and Winter. Mustard color jeans, a purple sweater that came with a scarf, a Viera Wang scarf, and  a new top. I had some extra spending money so I went a little wild yesterday. In case most of you don't know.... I'm really into fashion now. I never used to be either. Kohl's is a good place to do that to find the newest fashion ...

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Bourbon Chicken

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One of my favorite things to get at the Asian restaurants in the mall is Orange Chicken. The Bourban chicken is good too, it kind of reminds me of Orange chicken in away.  The bourban chicken in those places are always deep fried and twice the calories. This recipe has half the fat and calories in it and the whole recipe comes together in no time. There's no bourban in the recipe but other ingredients in the recipe make up for that. If you don't like it spicy just cut back on the red pepper ...

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Lighter Key Lime Pie

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I love making key lime pies or lemon curd pies. I get to use my micro plane to zest the limes and lemon and you inhale the fresh scent of it.  Ahhh... My hands end up smelling like lime from the juice too. When making this pie DO NOT use the bottled lime juice or lemon juice. It will not taste the same. Trust me. If you zest too much lime I read that you can freeze it in ice cube trays. Not sure how that effects the flavor though. Haven't it tried it yet. :) To make this pie lighter I used a ...

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The World’s Best Chicken

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I think for anything to be titled the World's Best of anything needs to be real good. This recipe was posted on pinterest and right next to it was another picture of chicken wrapped in bacon. I decided to combine the two recipes to make it even the world's beyond best chicken. ;) This chicken recipe lived up to it's title. The combination of maple and mustard together is fantastic. Awhile ago, I had bought a jar of this whipped mustard at a seafood market that was flavored with maple and ...

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Pizza Quesadillas!

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Ever since starting Weight Watchers again, I've been making a lot of different types of quesadillas. Last week was buffalo chicken and this week is pepperoni. They can be very filling if you're smart and use the right ingredients. I made this black bean and corn salsa and put some of that in the middle. I also like adding pico de gallo inside of them too. Pico is zero points if there's no type of oil in it. Smart & Delicious is a tortilla brand that makes low carb, high fiber tortillas. ...

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Cedar Plank Salmon

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Getting the taste of cedar plank isn't hard at all. Just go to your local Wal-mart or hardware store and pick up some cedar plank. It's pretty cheap too. I got 2 pieces of wood for only about $4.00 at Wal-mart. All you do is soak the cedar plank in some water for a while and let it burn on the grill for about 4 minutes. Then you place whatever it is you're cooking on the piece of wood. This salmon was quite delicious and I could taste the cedar plank. The recipe didn't call for any spices on ...

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