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Din din

Posted in Hand in hand with tags , , on December 29, 2013 by Keona-Mlh aka Beauty by LTL

So thanks to my sister I am growling with food lust lol.

So I made my husband his dinner. Which consists of ground beef seasoned and formed into patties, and wrapped in bacon, and covered in BBQ sauce. Making a pot of rice to go with it and some veggies. For me I have last nights hot wings and veggies.

Now of course I am changing my eating ways but I’m cooking what I have in the house and if hubby brings something home, well I have this month to enjoy it. Besides have you seen those programs when people are like we are going to eat healthier and they bring someone in and throw out all the food in the fridge?

Have you lost your fucking mind?! You must have money to blow. You could have finished eating it wait for the fridge to empty them started fresh. Or took that food to a homeless shelter. I mean is this what we do?! Just throw food out! You know how much it is to fill a fridge and cabinet? Too damn much. People play to much. That is just stupidity there. And as soon as money get tight they are going to think of all the food they threw away and how it could have been emergency reserves.

Either way I have more seafood and fish in the fridge than red meat. But I will buy his organic. He’s going to eat healthier, even if I kill him 🙂

Now thanks to my sister? I want to make some soup. Damn you girl lol.


Two dinners, one family

Posted in Hand in hand with tags , , on December 7, 2013 by Keona-Mlh aka Beauty by LTL

So my husband does not eat healthy at all. He would eat out all day or sausages all day if he had the chance. He hasn’t cooked for himself in ten years. I say there is no excuse, he has plenty. So out of the almost eight years we have been married I am committed to switch him to at least organic meats and making his take out food at home. Last night I heated up some BBQ pork ribs he picked up from Aldi’s. They were heat and eat. So I just made some corn and added bread to it he was happy.

However for me a made six salads that night. I had spinach, bagged salad, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, red, orange and yellow bell peppers. I separated them into five containers equally and anything left over made the sixth salad which was my dinner.

I just got some tired of having to preheat the oven, clean the meat and then cook it. I rather have my food ready for me to eat when I’m hungry. I have no problem cooking once a week and spreading it over the week. It makes it easier for me to eat healthy so I can just grab and go and it be healthy.

I know I can not wait for my little ideas to kick in over the course of next year. It will be interesting to see what I do. I have no problem cooking two different dinners. We eat breakfast together and lunch and any snacks. Outside of that if I can’t cook it I prefer not to eat it. Granted I know he likes to eat out, then we can go to our new fav restaurant Mixed Plate. It serves Korean, Vietnamese, and other Asian food and has the best freaking Pho. He can have his Korean ribs while I enjoy the Pho and mango shrimp. It’s a good deal.

The more I remove meat and other chemicals from my body the better off I will be and the healthier. It’s not about getting down to a certain size, or goal weight. It’s just to feel healthier about myself and to be able to move around and enjoy life. At 225 I have come a long way and want to be wiser. Hell I can still sprint and jog so don’t get it twisted lol. I just want a heal their me.


Posted in Hand in hand with tags , , on December 4, 2013 by Keona-Mlh aka Beauty by LTL

So I remember my mother used to get me a full breakfast that carried me throughout the morning.

Grapes, a mini bagel, peanut butter, apple slices, and a boiled egg with orange juice.

After that I didn’t want anything else. Which is good because you can take a carton of eggs and boil them. Pre slice apples or not. Get some mini containers and put some peanut butter in them. But you can pre package it up for the week and take it with you. Grab the oj cartons and your good to go. Health breakfast on your way and you can still grab coffee if you like.

Trying it again

Posted in Hand in hand with tags , on December 3, 2013 by Keona-Mlh aka Beauty by LTL

Ok so again trying a new way of eating. It’s just that I got so sick and tired of eating chicken and I only by red meat like twice a year lol. So yeah and seafood can only do so much for me.

So I think I will switch it up and just raw it out for a few weeks to clean my system out and then see about incorporating some more vegetarian cuisine in it. That stuff is expensive because we all know it costs so much money to grow a carrot over raising cattle lol.

But I am not going to knock people for eating meat. I am just so tired of it. So dreaming sick and tired of it. Mainly because I’m lazy and tired of always having to burn my food to eat it lol. I just want to reach in the fridge, rinse it off and eat it. That’s it. Is that so hard to ask? No it isn’t. But my pockets aren’t happy either lol. So we have to compromise and I buy as much raw foods as I can while making sure I have some protein in my diet. He’ll I know I can’t get everything form veggies, and I refuse to take 44 supplements to replace what I am not eating.

I have some new cookbooks and old ones in which I can make some vegan food. I keep enough meat in the house for my meat water husband. At least I buy organic meats for him. He’ll I rather him eat a bison burger than a pink slime hamburger. Just eww lol.

I need to buy a blender so I can juice as well. It more of a juicer lol. But for now it’s making my own fruit water, calorie burning water, and all the other drinks I see posted on Facebook and these cooking shows I am.

Granted I have a sweet tooth and I can devour some shit, that is one thing I will have to work on. I know I won’t give up sweets. It’s because I can’t. It’s just no point. If I want a piece of cake. I’m going to get a piece of cake damn it. I have never reached for a piece of cake and decided that this carrot and dip will suffice. Nope not happening but I will by pass cake for some yogurt though.

So we will see how this goes. I don’t like some veggies but I am sure I can do something to make them appetizing.

Making your money stretch

Posted in Hand in hand with tags , , on June 28, 2013 by Keona-Mlh aka Beauty by LTL

Now like most Americans I love my food and the names attached to it. But over time I realized that name brand just doesn’t do it for me. Week some things I have to have name brand because of the taste.

So today I went back to shopping at Aldi’s. Good food, low prices, good quality. So I spent $119 there and got a fridge full of good, compared to Fresh Grocer where I would have spent over $200. I know the process and if I can purchase good quality eggs fit $1.68 and not $2.39 then I’m going for it. Aldi’s focus on the customers pocket, and not the products pocket.

Now Aldi’s is not your typical grocery store. If your looking for the pretty set up, with everything in a specific order and area, you need to do somewhere else. Aldi’s gets down to business. I got some good organic food, not a lot but enough, some meats, fresh sweet fruit, almond milk, regular milk for my husband, and staples. It’s a good place to shop, and a good place to save money while still feeding your family good. I try to limit processed foods in my home. And I can still choose wisely at Aldi’s. You just have to pay attention tip what your getting.

Oh and I got my popsicles. Lol. Hey it’s summer, I need my popsicles!

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A Full filling breakfast

Posted in Hand in hand with tags , on June 11, 2013 by Keona-Mlh aka Beauty by LTL

I have a very bad habit of not eating when I get up and waiting till like noon to eat. SO today I had my cup of green tea with truvia. It tastes good only in tea, coffee is a no no lol. Than I boiled around six eggs, so I can always grab them when I am running late for protein. I also had me some cheese, along with a granny smith apple with peanut butter. It was just fucking awesome and I am full for the morning. till sipping on my tea. If I do feel hungry I will probably grab some water which quenches that.

To further cleanse my palate is my GT trailers that I am currently watching.

I Finally Did It!

Posted in Hand in hand with tags , , on June 8, 2013 by Keona-Mlh aka Beauty by LTL

I made a hot sauce for my chicken that I can be proud of.

I’m not a fan of spicy food but I’m turning up the heat. So I combined hit sauce, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar for a sweet and spicy kick.

And kick it did! Surprise I still have teeth left lol! But it compliments the chicken, rice, green beans and turnip greens that’s for dinner. Gravy fir the rice a good comfort dinner.

I was so happy my rice turned out right because let’s face it, fried chicken (trees I did two fried dishes this week, I know I know lol) and rice are two things I’m horrible cooking at. Okay that and pancakes. But I can quiche and casseroles, and appetizers with no problems. Figure. I’m proud no hacked up rice, and the chicken is still to be treated. But I’m positive it won’t bite back lol

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