Try this ASAP! Pork shoulder steaks!

I usually struggle to get my kids to eat pork, unless it’s bacon or sausage of course! I love pork chops and pork steaks but haven’t really found that magic way of cooking them that everyone loved! I tried this recipe tonight and it was REALLY well received by all! 

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce 
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 pork steaks

I used 2 really large pork shoulder steaks and reduced the extra liquid after cooking and we used it as a gravy. YUM!!!

Directions

Melt butter in large deep sided skillet, mix in soy sauce, sautée the green onions  and garlic until just browned. 

Place the pork steaks in the skillet, cover, and cook 8 to 10 minutes on each side, Remove cover, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

It’s not just about the scale

Well, the number on the scale isn’t dropping a whole heck of a lot lately BUT I’m definitely feeling and looking a little slimmer and I feel amazing. That’s what counts! It’s just a number! I do weigh myself daily. I do this for several reasons, I’d say unless you’re able to look at that number without emotion don’t weigh so frequently. It keeps me focused, it’s a daily reminder that I’m in this for the long haul and exact day is a new commitment. For me I like seeing how I respond to foods and how my weight naturally fluctuates. I can use these along with my food journal to see problems as they come up or foods I might need to stay away from. It’s all learning what your body responds to and needs! There’s no diet book or program out there that has the perfect magic recipe for everyone! For me, I am pullin pieces from many different things I have read or tried throughout the years. And I am definitely sticking with the Low Carb way of life!!! 

The Subtle Difference That Makes a Huge Difference

There’s nothing like a half face selfie to show off the power of makeup! In my case, I love showing how simple and subtle makeup can have a not so subtle effect. I love my Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation because I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything but to look at my skin it’s evened out and just looks refreshed and brighter. Adding something to the brows is also an essential for me when I do my makeup! It finishes the look and frames the eyes! Your brows don’t need to be perfectly made up, just a slight tint and grooming them a little makes a huge impact!

My product list for this look is:

  • Touch Glorious Primer
  • Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation (Chiffon)
  • Addiction Shadow Palette (number 3: shades Smitten, Flippant, Cheeky
  • Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain (Shy)
  • Precision Brow Gel (Medium)
  • 3D Fiber Lashes+ (New formula)

Low Carb Cabbage Casserole

This one was a surprise!!! It looked interesting to me so I made it as a side to pork chops and it was really good! Husband loved it and one out of two kids approved. I’ll take that! Adding this to my LCHF recipe stash! I forgot to take my own photo so this is the one from the website I originally got the recipe! DoetDoctor.com

Ingredients For 4 large servings

Cabbage casserole

2 lbs green cabbage

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

3¼ oz. butter

1¼ cups heavy whipping cream

5 1⁄3 tablespoons sour cream or crème fraiche

1⁄3 lb cream cheese

1 tablespoon ranch seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

1 pinch ground black pepper

1⁄3 lb shredded cheese

Instructions 

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Shred onion, garlic and green cabbage with a sharp knife or a mandolin slicer, or in a food processor.

Heat a large frying pan and add butter. Sauté the vegetables soft for 10 minutes without letting them turn brown.

Add heavy cream, sour cream, cream cheese and spices. Stir thoroughly and let simmer for another 5–10 minutes.

Pour into a baking dish. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake for 20 minutes.

Yum!

Opulence Lipstick Gallery

16 shades of lipstick heaven! This stuff converted me to being a lipstick lover! I am not even kidding you! It’s super creamy and soft, moisturizing, doesn’t tug or pull when I apply it, and it doesn’t bleed or feather and lasts a really long time! Here’s my gallery of all the shades!

Check out all 15 shades of Opulence Lipstick on my Younique Website!

 

That wagon gets slippery sometimes!

Staying “on the wagon” has always been my struggle. Always. I struggle with emotional eating (don’t most of us?) when things get stressful for me it’s hard to not turn to food. I am 10 pounds down in 3 weeks, I must be real with myself and see that as a positive rather than dwelling on the fact that the last few days have been a struggle. Tomorrow is a new day and all of that, right? All I can do it try each day to do better than the last. Despite some wobbles I have still kept completely clear of bread, candy, sweets and pop. That is an accomplishment worth celebrating!  Keeping it positive! 

Amy’s Really Green Tuna Salad

Despite two of my first three recipes being tuna, I promise you I do eat other things! This concoction was born out of the need to use some of my avocados that are fast approaching “over ripe” status. This is my second time making this and it’s delicious! You could easily make it with chicken instead of tuna. Or maybe chicken AND bacon? Whoa, mind = blown.

img_8932Ingredients:
4oz Tuna, drained
2 small stalks celery, chopped
1 mini cucumber, chopped
1 very ripe avocado, smashed
1 green onion, chopped
2 T mayo
Sale and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Serve on Baby Spinach

Recipe: Get ready this is a technical one…
Add all your ingredients and mix it up. Use more or less Mayo for your taste. This is so simple and so amazing. The lemon juice gives it such a nice tang. It would also be great served with some Oopsie Bread (Recipe here)

Let me know what you think when you try it!

Lucrative Lip Gloss Shades

I’ll admit it, I’m a lip gloss snob. I hate sticky lip gloss! The Lucrative Lip Gloss was the first thing I opened when I got my Younique starter kit and it’s been a love affair ever since. The super smooth formula is definitely not sticky, it’s super hydrating too. I love wearing it on it’s own or using it to switch things up by adding over top of any of the Precision Lip Liners, Lip Bon Bon Tinted Lip Balms or Opulence Lipsticks. They top off the look with just the right amount of shine!

Check out all 10 shades!

9 Days and Counting

On January 27, 2017 I started a journey with food that I whole heatedly believe will not just change my life but save it.

Here’s my history. I have battled obesity my entire adult life and been overweight since I was a child. I have also struggled with depression and anxiety. The depression, at times has been very deep and the anxiety can be completely consuming of any energy. I have lost weight in the past and always found the most success with “low carb” style diet plans. I’ve done “medical” clinical style weight loss programs, online plans, books, joined gyms & fitness centers, been there done there with a lot of it. One thing always remains the same. At some point I “fall off the wagon” and then the binge eating starts again, I start getting hunger cravings and I crash & burn, this usually results in me gaining back all the weight I just lost plus a little. Yep, textbook yo-yo. I would get so depressed that I was a failure, why can’t I just stick with it, what is wrong with me? Why does food control me so much!?

Well … I truly believe it’s not totally my fault. It’s sugar. Continue reading “9 Days and Counting”

Addiction Shadow Palette 4

This palette is definitely a favorite of mine. I mean really, they all are; but I really do use this one a lot. The majority of the shades are matte and the palette is a mix of earthy browns and rich blues. Beautiful with any skin tone or eye color. And as you know and expect from the Addiction Palettes, super rich color that’s buttery soft and blendable. Here’s some versatile looks showing off Palette 4 (mine and some from other presenters and customers!)