Summer Veggies

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on July 26, 2013

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It’s always great to feast on produce that is in season.  It is summer and ’tis the season for zucchini, bell peppers, and fresh corn.  This is one of my favorites, from  Bizarra Capital in Uptown Whittier.  So yummy!  For you locals, it is the same owners as Cook’s Tortas in Monterey Park and Guisados Tacos in East LA (where this comes in taco form also!)  🙂   They are all great spots.  Unfortunately, they don’t have websites.

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WIAW #60

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 23,2013

Hello Everyone. I am sharing my meals from last Saturday, I was lucky to attend a really fun party. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:00am)

I started the day with coffee and my Blueberry-Banana Protein Muf-Cakes (a cross bewteen a pancake and muffin). 🙂 ( recipe here)

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Lunch (11:00am)

I picked up a Green Goddess Smoothie from Mother’s Market.

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Party (1:00pm)

Jennifer (the RD)  hosted a lovely birthday party for Judy. The party featured tons of wonderful food and Judy received a makeover. It was a fun, relaxing afternoon!

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Our hostess Jennifer (the RD) and Kasper

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Some of the yummy food Jennifer had for us

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Judy (the birthday girl), Denise (Jennifer’s sister) & Veronica (the make-up artist)

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Kyoko 

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Judy before her makeover

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Veronica working her magic on Judy

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Judy getting her hair styled while Denise finds music 

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Judy after her makeover

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Birthday Cake

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A happy birthday girl 

PM Snacks (6:30pm)

I am loving Starbucks new Peach Green Tea Lemonade.

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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Honeydew Nectarine?

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on July 22, 2013

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My friend gave me this really good piece of fruit.  To me, it taste like a nectarine, but sweeter. I really love it.  She said she has it on a tree in her background, but doesn’t know what kind of fruit is.  I tried to look it up on the internet.  I think it might be a honeydew nectarine.  Not a  cross breed of a nectarine/honeydew, but actually a breed of several types of nectarines.  Can anyone identify it?

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WIAW #59

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 17, 2013


Hello Everyone. I am sharing my meals from Saturday, a busy day of running errands. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:30am)

I started the day with coffee with scramble eggs with spinach, cheese and avocado with a small steak.

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Lunch (11:30am)

At XA Cafe, a very tasty, savory ham, potato and cheese pie.

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PM Snacks (2:30pm)

I am loving my Dirty Diet Colas. 🙂 (Recipe here)

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Dinner (5:00pm)

We tried Tony’s Deli-Hofbrau, a old restaurant that has been recently been updated. My husband had the Sheepherder with turkey and salami and I had the French Dip. We enjoyed our very large and tasty sandwiches.

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Dessert (7:00pm)

Corn flake, peanut butter chews. 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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Fiesta Roll Ups

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Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on July 17, 2013

This is a recipe that I tried out for the dialysis patients that I work with.  This was taken directly from the davita website, www.davita.com   It is lower in phosphorus than a quesadilla and is also a lower potassium choice.  It’s really simple to make.  You could also use tomato or spinach tortillas for yourself (I did not due to their higher potassium content which would not be appropriate for this specific patient population).

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 oz. canned chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 4 TB green  onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 6 flour tortillas, 8″ size

PREPARATION:

  1. Combine green chiles, spices and green onions in a bowl.
  2. Blend in softened cream cheese.
  3. Spread thin layer of cream cheese mixture on each tortilla, leaving 1/4″ edge uncovered.
  4. Roll tortillas up like a jelly roll.  Use toothpick to secure rolls.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  6. Slice rolls into 1″ pieces and serve as a snack or appetizer

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Dirty Diet Cola

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 7, 2013

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I usually never drink soft drinks but it has been so hot lately and I was getting tried of my usually water, coffee and tea. So I have been trying some sodas sweetened with Stevia to see if I liked them and I did find a cola I liked. Once I came across this recipe and I had to try it. I really like it; it reminds me of a coke float just not as rich.

Adapted from Our Best Bite

Ingredients: 

For 1 large serving or divided into 2 servings

  • 2 tsp vanilla syrup
  • crushed ice
  • ½ lime
  • 12 oz diet cola
  • 1-2 TBSP half and half

Instructions:

  1. Pour vanilla syrup into the bottom of a 24-ounce glass.
  2. Fill glass with crushed ice, about halfway.
  3. Squeeze the lime over the ice.
  4. Pour the diet cola over the ice.
  5. Top with half and half.
  6. Stir and enjoy.

What beverages have you been enjoying this summer?

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WIAW #58 – Jenmi Jenmi Goes to Las Vegas

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 3, 2013


Hello Everyone. The Jenmi Jenmi Team hit the road last weekend and headed to Las Vegas for a girl’s weekend of shopping and dining, these are our meals over the weekend. Hope you enjoy our trip. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what we ate:

Friday Dinner (7:30pm)

We had a lot of good food over the weekend but we all agreed that this was our favorite meal. At Bouchon in the Venetian Hotel and the meal started with their wonderful Bread. Jennifer (the RD) had Watercress and Endive Salad and we all helped her with it. I had the Roasted Chicken, Denise (Jennifer’s sister) had the Special Pork Chop with Lentils and Jennifer (the RD) had the Hanger Steak. After dinner we had Coffee a couple desserts to share, Creme Burlee and Profiteroles. 🙂

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Saturday Lunch (1:00pm)

At Tommy Bahama’s in the Las Vegas Town Square, we started Plantation Iced Tea and warm Bread with Whipped Butter with Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Ginger. Jennifer (the RD) and Denise both had the Burger with Mushroom and Onions and I had the Grilled Steak Salad.

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Saturday Dinner (9:00pm)

We had a late dinner at Diego in the MGM Grand Hotel. We started with Chips and Salsa with Mango and Watermelon-Pineapple Margaritas. Denise had Tortilla Soup and a Chopped Salad, Jennifer (the RD) Carnitas Tacos and I had a Chicken Burrito.

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Sunday Breakfast (10:00am)

On our way heading out of town, we stopped at Bread and Butter for breakfast. Lattes and Pastries to take home and a Cherry Filled Cronut shared three ways. 🙂 I had the Waffle Sandwich with Scrambled Eggs and Ham, Denise had a Breakfast Burrito and Jennifer (the RD) had a Pizza topped with a salad. All in all, we had a wonderful time.

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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Easy Fried Rice

Posted by Jennifer (The RD) on July 3,2013

I make this fried rice because it’s easy, and I can make it super fast. I know that pork products are really popular in fried rice, but I use flavored ground turkey.  🙂

INGREDIENTS:

½ lb. extra lean ground turkey

1 egg

¼ cup diced onion

1 tsp. fresh ground ginger

1 TB canola oil

2 tsp. soy sauce

1 orange bell pepper, diced

1 carrot, sliced extra thin

½ cup frozen peas

1 package frozen Jasmine and red/black rice from Fresh and Easy

Salt and pepper to taste

  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Add 1 ½ tsp. oil to a medium skillet and heat with ¾ tsp. ground ginger for about 20-30 seconds on medium heat.  Add the ground turkey, onion, and soy sauce and heat until thoroughly cooked.  Remove from heat and save for later.
  • Scramble the egg and set aside with the ground turkey.
  • Add another 1 ½ tsp. oil  1nd ¼ tsp. ginger to the pan and sauté the carrots and pepper until barely tender.  Add back the turkey and egg and mix together.  Then, add the rice.  When all ingredients are thoroughly mixed, add the frozen peas and incorporate until they are warmed through.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

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