Thursday, April 12, 2012

A few of my favorite things-

Since my husband is traveling for work, I decided I didn't want to stay home alone (which I do a lot of).
So, I took myself to the movies and watched Titanic in 3D. I was in awe of Kate Winslet's beautiful skin. This time watching I felt even more sadness for the loss of life. I suppose my age is showing.
I'm FT'ing-my way. That means the occasional popcorn and few black beans. Jorge's FT book ok's some fruit. I do eat some berries too. As I've shared before, staying away from breads and most grains helps regulate my appetite. Many of us are enjoying the flax seed minute muffin recipe. It's such a great substitute for our 'bready' yearnings.
Some of my new favorites:
The almond flour/flax seed pancakes from Rosalie's blog. Fast and delicious.
Watkins Caramel flavored extract (I find mine at Wal Mart). I use it in my -almost daily-, **Ricotta pudding:  I buy the full fat Precious Ricotta (Per 1/4 C: 3 carbs/2sugars) The sugar/carb content varies among brands.
**Ricotta, 1 T choc chips, Stevia, w/ whipped cream and a sprinkle of chopped nuts.
Enjoy your day.


  1. I do love those pancakes too, but now I put 1 tb of coconut flour in also. I have that same caramel extract and got it at Walmart too and use it all the time.
    Have a great day :-)

  2. Good, I'm glad you took yourself out to see a movie. That movie is very sad. It's horrifying to think about what those people went through.

  3. Whenever I get 'out of control' it's almost always related to allowing some wheat back into my diet. Why is that?? Ugh. Anyhow, glad to hear you are doing better. xoxo

  4. I love the bread alternatives too. Seeing titanic in 3d sounds like a fun thing to do, I'm glad you went and enjoyed yourself :)

  5. I really liked Titanic when it first came out. I became so interested I did a bunch of online research into the facts and people involved. It really was horrible for all of them - I especially felt bad for the children.
    Yum, caramel extract sounds good, I've never tried it or those pancakes. Will have to give both a try.

  6. I want to see that in 3D too. I can't imagine sitting for 4 hours though?
    I'm glad you are doing better with your food. Whatever works for you is the right thing to do.
    My favorite things aren't what is making me gain, it is eating twice as many of my favorite things than I did before.
    I love potatoes, high fiber English muffins, PB and Nature's Hollow. Hamburgers, hamburger dills, spinach with ranch dressing.
    My true love will always be bread...lots of bread!