Brace yourselves! Cinco de Mayo is coming up quick! This is the perfect SKINNY version of tacos that I die for. I want to eat them every day! I slow cooked the glorious herby chicken for 4 hours and then built my tacos with corn tortillas, queso fresco, pico de gallo and avocado. Seriously, so yummy. I think I declare every Friday, Cinco de Mayo! :)
Don't be intimidated! All you need is mashed potatoes, an egg and some flour! ...and then whatever sauce you wanna make :) I give you step by step with picture instructions on how to make the gnocchi and this awesome skinnified carbonara sauce too!
Satisfying AND skinny?! The perfect treat for after a killer workout. These babies are packed with protein and gluten free, low car, low fat, no added sugar besides raw honey... seriously it doesn't get any better!
My most favorite breakfast... with drippy egg yolk and mashed avocado with feta cheese! TO DIE FOR. And healthy :)
St. Patrick's Day is over :( but this is a delicious family meal that can be made any day!
Welcome spring! I love you... So I will celebrate you with a sweet treat.
OK OK.... I know what you're thinking!!! Whats up with all these #cheattreats lately, I thought we were doing the skinny thang?! I'll have you know that I only ate one slice of this beautiful bread! It was one of the most difficult things I've ever done! ....besides last weeks one cookie from the Bailey's White Chocolate Chip Cookies. Now, that was tough. St. Patrick's Day and only one indulgence?! Sigh... Its been a tough yet rewarding little mission! I feel great, the gym has me feeling strong and energized and like I can do anything. If you read my last post about my thoroughly thrilling journey with anxiety [could I be any more sarcastic?], you know what I have been working on besides the "getting fit plan". The funny thing is, both endeavors are working together to bring me to a very blissful state! Being at the gym or even taking a run outside is SO freeing, makes me feel SO good about myself, makes me smile, makes me laugh.... I really get the obsession of some people to be at the gym all day long. I wouldn't go that far... an hour a day is all the medicine I need :)
So I wanted to get a little deep and talk about some stuff that goes on with me, Tiny Taster, Annia, and what has helped me oh so much! My mind is like a web browser with 500 open tabs. I over think everything... and maybe thats why I love cooking, when I make one thing, I like to think of the millions of different ways I want to add or modify the recipe to be better or simply different. Well thats how I think about life on a daily basis. I think about the past and how I could've done things differently, the million different ways... I think about the future and I worry that one choice can take me on the completely wrong path. And on a daily basis I wonder if I'll get things done in time, I worry about money, and that the dog needs to go to the vet, and when I need to get the oil changed and that I forgot eggs at the grocery store, trivial things, things we all worry about, but its just constant in my head, its very loud at times. It has been a long & exhausting journey with this mind of mine. But just being able to tell you these things, to tell myself these things, is the biggest step forward I have ever taken....
It got cold again today! [yea... thanks Captain Obvious] I went to work to finish off the week and the boyfriend went to play a golf tournament. Since I had a half day at work I thought it would be a nice surprise for Matt to come home to a hot comforty soup after being outside in this gloom all morning. I have made faux mashed potatoes many times and LOVED it so why not a hearty loaded soup, minus the crazy restaurant calories. This past week of getting bikini ready was intense. I have been really kicking it up a notch in the gym. I have been doing boot camp, strength training, runing and yoga. I am just yearning for my yoga class on Sunday, I need to stretch! And to breathe. And to recharge. I love it though, I love getting crazy at the gym and then having that sore, "can't sit down or move" feeling. I feel like it's so motivating to feel that feeling cus you are constantly reminded to make healthy food choices. -leg cramp-"PUT DOWN THAT COOKIE!" *single tear* ......Don't forget to follow me on twitter and Instagram @tinytaster407 and Facebook http://Facebook.com/tinytaster......
I was born in Peru where life revolves around food :) My grandmother was a cooking goddess and I strive to be half as good as her! I love cooking and eating out and tasting flavors from all over the world. Check out my Facebook page (linked as "f" above my picture) for daily updates and posts! Thanks for visiting and happy cooking! Don't forget to send me your feedback!