Friday, January 27, 2012

Tonight's Cooking Group - Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

I love the Friday night cooking club! I've come to look forward to it all week. Tonight we'll be having black bean enchiladas. Blue corn tortillas, black beans, homemade verde, diced zucchini, mushrooms and rice, and topped with Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream. The group is full for tonight.

Next week, a traditional American meal modified to combine incomplete proteins for a completely nutritious meal. Hint: Everybody loves baked beans! Room for 2 more people.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

X Games Aspen This Weekend!

Cold, but clear, traffic is high, restaurants are hopping. Don't forget the Hickory House for a big fattie of a breakfast, and Johnny McGuires for a cheap, fat, juicy, sandwich. Also, drink plenty of water before imbibing in alcohol. Your brain gets less oxygen at this altitude. You can get alcohol stupid way faster than you think.

Have a great weekend everybody!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Get Vegucated

I ordered my copy of Vegucated today. Already a vegetarian, the DVD is about becoming a Vegan which is a step further than being a lacto-ovo vegetarian. I hope to get some cooking ideas, although I expect to see some animal news that might be upsetting. Check it out

Friday, January 20, 2012

Low Fat Deeeelicious Family Meal Group - My House 4:45 pm today

We have room for two more people in tonights cooking class. We will be making a plant based lasagne with salad. $10.00 includes the class and your meal. Next week ... black bean enchiladas. So creamy, your family won't even know that it's low fat. Can't write any more. I'm starving right now.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wow, Nice Hot Springs!

I give the Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs in Redstone, Colorado a big fat thumbs up! It's always hard to walk to the edge of the pool when the temperature outside is around 29 degrees, but once in the water, ahhh! This is a tucked away resort. If you aren't a fan of some of the larger pools in the area, I recommend that you check it out.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Time To Put The Heater In The Trough

It's freezing cold today! Time for the water troughs to freeze up. Although my old Appaloosa had no problem sticking his leg into the trough to crack the ice, Buddy needed the heater added so that the trough wouldn't freeze at all. Horse's that have a problem with a frozen trough often stop drinking and colic is not uncommon during these cold winter months. Just a reminder. Hug your horse for me!

This little floating heater is only $25.00 at

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hot Pools, Cabins, Bring The Dogs, Cook Your Own Healthy Meals!

Oh yeah ... Checkout the Avalanche Ranch. Tucked away just past Redstone on highway 133 out of Carbondale. About 60 miles from Aspen, this hideaway allows you to bring your horses, dogs, and your swimsuit!

The Avalanche Ranch has been a popular place for Aspenites to get married and have a great outdoor party for your visiting relatives for years. They have added three hot springs pools which makes for an awesome winter getaway now too.

Can't wait for our upcoming weekend with our dogs, our personalized groceries, and our swimsuits to the Avalanche Ranch!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Another Gorgeous Day In Colorado

It's hard to believe that it's mid January already and we've only had two mild snowstorms. 90 days til spring!

The winter X Games returns to Aspen January 26-29, 2012. Saw them working on the courses this week. It's free to watch, so if you can make it to Aspen, it's a great time to watch people like Shawn White do their thing, especially when the weather is like it was today.

We spent the day playing outside. It was a Colorado Rocky Mountain High today, for sure. Have a good week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Some Cool Websites and Apps This is a website that allows Americans to make money from losing weight. This website allows people to build a visual food journal for their trainer to look at and offer individualized nutritional coaching. This is a phone app that allows a person to scan the bar code on an item to be able to view accurate nutritional information for that product. Website or app that allows a person to build and track a personal nutritional plan. A free app / weight loss program by researchers at Duke University and the George Washington University School of public health.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year Friends and Clients!

Happy 2012. The year that I'll turn 60. I can't even begin to tell you how that happened! It was a great New Year for us. We have stayed on track since last years resolutions with eating right and getting plenty of exercise.

This spring I have a reunion planned with my high school buddies that I haven't seen for over 30 years. We're meeting up in Vegas and I have a feeling that we're all exercising and eating like birds for our grand 60 year old debut. I can't wait!

I'm already preparing the garden for spring planting although we've got some snow and frost coming for a couple of months first, I'll be ready to jump out of the blocks come the first opportunity to plant. This will be my first year that all of my seeds will be my own heirloom seeds. You can't beat another year of the best tomatoes around.

My tomatoes are so loved that they grow in the shape of a heart. Love my tomatoes. Happy New Year, and stay tuned for some great low fat recipes and another healthy year.

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