My kid ate coleslaw – COLESLAW

It’s a really strage word isn’t it? COLESLAW.
Is that even how you spell it? God it looks weird. Doesn’t it look weird?


We belonged to a CSA this summer. Next to the tent where we pick up our veggies, they set up a little food table to show us how to make yummy things out of our yummy, likely too expensive, organic, local veggies!

We stopped and on offer were radish sandwiches and coleslaw. I laughed maniacally in my head when the super nice food lady sweetly asked my children if they would like to try some. To my surprise they said yes. To my utter surprise they both like the radish sandwiches. My son, who won’t eat any normal kid foods like chicken nuggets, grilled cheees, or pasta. None of it. That son? He LOVED the coleslaw. Really?! Coleslaw?

Now it wasn’t your normal supermarket coleslaw. It wasn’t mayo based. It was an olive oil/lemon/dill concoction. Who knew? My husband and I don’t like regular coleslaw either. We all ate this for dinner. Enjoy!

Quantities are at your own discretion. For a dinner side dish I used

1/2 Napa cabbage chopped
1 medium Kholrabi julienned

Special Sauce (that’s what the boy calls it and now so do we)
Juice of two lemons
1/2 cup Olive Oli
2 cloves garlic
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 tbsp fresh Dill chopped

I use carrot when I don’t have kholrabi or in addition to when I’m feeling crazy.

I use oregano or basil and put it on pasta – he will eat PASTA if there is special sauce on it!

Special Sauce FTW!

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Some Like it Hot – Spicy Taco Salad

My husband is someone that likes it hot. Probably why he married a feisty southern Italian with an Irish temper. I do all the cooking so I try to get some hot stuff in there every once and a while just for him. Turns out though, I love this too!

Taco Salad

This recipe is for two people with leftovers. That’s how we roll.
Adjust to suit your needs and taste.  Also, I use mostly ingredients from Trader Joe’s. You use whatever you like.

1 tbsp oil

1 medium onion diced

2 clove garlic crushed

1 lb organic ground beef

2 tbsp taco seasoning

salt and pepper

Trader Joe’s organic fire roasted diced tomatoes with green chiles
(use a cup of regular diced tomatoes to lesson the fire in your mouth – or not)

1 can organic pinto beans

iceberg lettuce

1 avocado sliced or guacamole

In a large frying pan heat up oil.  Add the diced onions and garlic until soft. Add ground beef. Use taco seasoning to taste.
When the beef is browned, add tomatoes and pinto beans. simmer for 15 min. Let cool for 15 min.

Serve over chopped iceberg lettuce topped with guacamole or slice avocado

You’re welcome :-)


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4-Hour Body Meals (pics)

So Week 2 has passed. The food got better and the people got skinnier! The numbers don’t give a clear picture of what’s happening, because we didn’t measure body fat only pounds and inches. But we can see it and FEEL it! The 4-Hour Body way of eating seems to be working for us.

I have a few go-to meals for my husband and I.  We only plan on experimenting with this WOE for a month or so.  It’s a bit boring, but we know we’re going to like our food!


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4-Hour Body Recipe – Mini Quiche

For those of you thinking of using The 4-Hour Body Here’s a great recipe!

Mini Quiche with Lentils



6 eggs ( I use 3 eggs and 3 liquid egg whites) chopped spinach lentils mushroom red onion garlic a leeeeeetle bit of shredded cheese :-) optional – hot pepper sauce Preheat the oven to 350 In a bowl beat the eggs and add all other ingredients as desired. Using a 1/4 cup scoop separate into lined muffin pans. Cook for 20 minutes at 350. Remove from oven. When cooled refrigerate or freeze

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