Friday, November 21, 2014

Corn Bread Dressing ~ S

This is the most amazing corn bread dressing!

I mean amazing!  haha!


Look out Thanksgiving… THM corn bread dressing is in the HOUSE!




Corn Bread Dressing

serves 4


1 cooked batch of my corn bread

1 small to medium onion, diced small

1 stalk of celery, diced small

1/2 diced bell pepper

1 cup chicken broth

cooked and shredded chicken breast ( two will be fine)

3 tablespoons butter

salt, pepper and Cajun  Seasonings to taste


Sautee onions, celery,  and bell pepper in butter until tender and veggies are soft.

In a bowl, crumble up the corn bread.  Add your chicken.

When veggies are cooked add them to your corn bread and chicken.  Mix.. adding a little  broth at a time.

You want your mixture to be moist but now swimming in liquid.

Add more broth until its to your liking.


Pour in a small 8x8 pan and bake at 375 for 25 to 30 minutes.


until its brown on top.


Enjoy and have a wonderful THM Thanksgiving!



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Corn Bread ~ S

I love Corn bread!  I have tried and like almond flour corn bread recipes, but
my family does not care for it.
I have been playing with a “corn” bread recipe.
This recipe uses no almond flour!
It’s a win for this family.


“CORN” Bread

1/4 cup Golden Flax seed meal
( blend in blender for a finer meal, if you have texture issues with flax seed…)
1/2 cup oat fiber
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon of sweet blend
( I like a sweet corn bread)
2 eggs
1/2 cup almond milk
2 Tablespoon melted butter
dash salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

Mix all wet ingredients, add dry… mix well. 
You may have to add a little more milk if your mix is not wet enough.  Use your own judgment.
Pour into a buttered, or sprayed  square 8x8 pan.
Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 mins are until done.
Add some butter on top while still hot.

This is a great complement to my BEEF STEW.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Are you Determined?

You might be wondering why  I have a posted this title.  Well, an old song has been playing in my head for the last couple of days and it has made me do some thinking.   So today’s post is just some of my thoughts that I hope will encourage and challenge you in the areas of your life that you might need to be come determined in.



I am determined to hold out till the end…

Jesus is with me on Him I can depend…..



In life if we don’t have a determination to do something's, then we will never accomplish anything!  




The following are a few things I am DETERMINED to do:


FOLLOW CHRIST ~  When I came to know Jesus as my personal Savoir at the age of 10, I determined that I was going to serve Him no matter what.  My life was going to be a reflection of Jesus.  It has not always been easy, but I don’t know what I would have done in those times that I needed His guidance,  His direction, or His grace and mercy.   


HOMESCHOOL MY GIRLS~  My husband and I made the decision to homeschool our girls six years ago!  At that time I did not know what I was doing but we were determined to do it.  Yes, it takes sacrifice, money and a whole lot of determination on my part.   To be completely honest,  there were some days in the beginning that I wondered if I could do it.  I did it, I survived my first year and all the years after!  When you make up your mind and become determined… YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO!


The last thing I have been DETERMINED TO DO:



That is where Trim Healthy Mama came into the picture.  19 months ago, I began the journey to take back my health.  A friend introduced me to Trim Healthy Mama by a post on Facebook.  She did not know it at the time but I was sinking in depression, leg cramps, aches and pains… and I knew if I did not do something to change my lifestyle I would end up a diabetic like my parents and many in our family. I am at goal weight!  I have lost to date 88 pounds.. yes even while trying to maintain and eating what we call Crossovers… .I have still lost a few pounds.




You see when I started my journey on THM, I determined that I was going to do it.  I determined that no matter what came my way this was going to be a lifestyle change for myself and my family.  In the beginning, it was not easy to resist the temptation of those chips at the Mexican cafĂ©… or the Mt. Dew at the store.    Do you know what helped me?   I kept reminding myself of how I felt before I began THM, and how I feel now.  That was all it took for me to move those chips out of reach, or head for the water at the store.   It takes determination to stay on plan.  It takes determination to not cheat.   IT IS SO WORTH IT! 


I have been able to stay on plan and not cheat… yes in the beginning it was hard.. but after a few months.. this way of eating became my norm.  I have no desire for candy bars (while my husband still likes to grab a Snickers bar once in awhile at the store.) no desire for pizza, no desire for off plan processed foods… why  because my body feels so much better these days that those early temptations don’t  tempt me anymore.



If you are on Trim Healthy Mama  and need some ideas on how to Succeed check out my blog post Easy Ways to Succeed as a Trim Healthy Mama.


It won’t be easy.  You will get discouraged when the scale doesn’t move.   You will get tempted.  You may even fall off plan once in a while… but If you Determine in your heart, mind and self.. to do it.. you can and will!

Don’t lose your determination!  The reward is so worth it!


Until next time,



Monday, November 17, 2014

Family Favorite ~ BEEF STEW~ S to S helper

My family loves beef stew with corn bread.
They really loves it.

I don’t know why I waited so long to tweak it.. but to be honest.. I was
a little scared of radishes.  I really don’t like them, but in this recipe they are devine…. haha!

This recipe is a S or S helper depending on how many carrots you  have in your bowl.


Beef Stew

2 lbs stew meat
1 small onion diced
1/2 bell pepper diced
6 carrots cut into chunks
2 bunches of radishes, cut in half
1 bag frozen green beans
1 small can of tomato sauce
Cajun Seasonings
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon gluccie to thicken

Brown your stew meat in a pot big enough for the rest of the ingredients.
After meat is browned add onion, peppers, carrots to pot.
Sauté for five minutes.
Add radishes, green beans, tomato sauce, and water to cover.
Season to taste with Cajun seasonings, salt and pepper.

Simmer until veggies are cooked and meat is tender.
(around 30 to 45 mins in total)

When almost done, whisk in gluccie…   add more if need for desired thickness.


Serve with Plan approved “Corn Bread”

* posting mine in the morning*  



Lets Salsa

* This post was originally published August of 2012*
This recipe is FP for all my Trim Healthy Mama friends

Lately, I have been abundantly blessed with tomatoes.
I love tomatoes, but I can only eat so many of them  
in a day...

courtesy photo

My oldest loves fresh homemade salsa.
It was 
and is,( since I have been blessed with more tomatoes)
a great way to use up all those ripe, fresh 

 I make my salsa with my food processor.
I throw all my goodies in it and pulse away!

Shelby's Salsa

8 to 10 medium tomatoes
3 jahplono  peppers ( seeds removed)
1/2 bunch of calentro
1/2 of pruple onion
2 teaspoons of lemon juice

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Breakfast Blackberry Cobbler ~ FP

This is a recipe I came up with eons ago.  Open-mouthed smile


I posted to the Fuel Cycle group  many moons ago..


Now I am going to share it here…



Blackberry Cobbler






  Mix 1/2 c blackberries with 3 teaspoons of truvia, erythritol, or homemade sweet blend

place in ramekin.

For topping: 1 tablespoon coconut flour,

1 tablespoon oat fiber,

1/4 cup egg whites,

1/2 t baking powder,

1/4 t cinnamon,

4 teaspoon of truvia, erythritol, or homemade sweet blend

pour over berries.

I baked mine for 25 mins at 350.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Rainy Weather Equals Soup

The weather has turned cold (well cold for South Texas) and its been raining.

I mean its rained for a few days straight making this gal cold and in need of warm food.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Easy ways to Succeed as a Trim Healthy Mama



When I first began my Trim Healthy journey, I found myself always in the kitchen.

Now I love to cook and create wonderful recipes, but spending all my time in the kitchen cooking and cleaning is not my idea of fun.

But succeeding was not a choice for me. This was something I had to do for my health! 

I have found the following tips have helped me succeed… and the best part..  its kept me out of the kitchen!


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1 Thessalonians 5:24
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

He is faithful to do all He has promised in his Word. I'm so glad that he is faithful to meet our needs and to give us our wants. There is no one Greater than OUR LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!
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