Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I mean, really... where does the time go?

Regretfully, almost two weeks have passed since I posted something on here... and even longer since I've posted our meals for you to follow while on "The Maker's Diet".  Such a fact is regretful because now I'm not sure I can accurately post our previous menu since I doubt the capabilities of my memory... Although, this would be a great opportunity for you to be creative and put together some meal ideas of your own!  We'll just pretend that was my goal for you all along ; )  But, I will document the meals I have pictures of at the end of this post...

Anyhow, we are now ALMOST finished with Phase 2 and loving it!  Seriously, being able to incorporate nearly any fruit of choice has been a sweet new luxury and the "full" feeling after eating a meal with beans has been simply satisfying!  ...Looking forward to Phase 3, starting tomorrow! : )

Some meals we ate during the end of phase one and beginning of phase two: 

Pan Fired White Bean & Kale with a Sweet Potato (topped with sour cream and chives)
(Phase 2): A new FAVORITE! Yumm! This was my homemade healthy version of chicken parmigiana. : )

A DELICIOUS snack for Phase 2: Broiled orange (cherry) tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese.

Ok, so my presentation can use some work, but the flavor was outstanding!!! The poached eggs on a bed of sauteed spinach with red pepper coulis on top is a recipe from my sister-in-law Ashleigh (THANK YOU!!!).  I steamed up some asparagus and poured homemade hollandaise sauce on top.  The sausage is a homemade apple turkey sausage : )  If you'd like any recipes, just let me know in a comment. (Phase 2) 

I think it was a mushroom, goat cheese, spinach omelet with a variety of summer squash on the side. (Phase 1)

Poached eggs on a bed of sauteed spinach with red peppers on the side. (Phase 1)

(Phase 1) Mahi Mahi with sauteed squash and gold tomatoes (this dish was so flavorful)!


  1. Another amazing dish that I didn't take a picture of was Pan Fried White Bean and Kale (recipe from my amazing sister-in-law Ashleigh)! So glad I froze some of my soaked and cooked white beans so I can make this recipe again SOON! : )

    I also don't have a picture of a Three Bean Chili I made to celebrate the start of Phase 2... but I just made a different chili tonight, and will post a pic of that one for you soon.

  2. Wow!! I am thoroughly impressed by all of your meals!!! You are like a chef, Leeann!! :)

  3. Aw, thanks Ann! It's been fun : )

  4. UPDATE: I DID have a pic of the white bean and kale meal... I attached it to the original post above : )