Happy Weekend all! I promise I didn’t fall off the edge of the Earth and stop blogging. This week was truly one of the hardest week’s in life I’ve had in a LONG time and this cold I have is dragging me down going on the 3rd week! I think I am finally convinced I need to go see the doctor to see why it won’t go away. All that being said, when it came to the end of the day, I just didn’t have anything left. Thanks to those of you who sent emails ~ you really brightened my week.
The funny part about me is no matter how crazy life gets, I seem to always take pictures of my food. Here are some highlights from the past week because some things were just too good not to share!
I found a new way to enjoy my Egg-Wiches…..It all started out the same….
2 slices of Trader Joe’s FF Multi-Grain Bread, a “Fried” Egg, ICBINB Spray and then……it turned into a Bacon-Egg-Wich!!!
Plus 2 slices Trader Joe’s Peppered Turkey Bacon (yes, I ate a 1/2 since it wouldn’t fit ~ hence the 3 pieces )
I totally ate this 7 points+ Bacon Eggwich almost every morning last week ~ so delicious!
There has been a lot of Soup/Salad and Salads consumed…..
Some “homemade from the Freezer
Navy Bean & Ham Soup (5 points+)
Served up with Simple Salads topped with Trader Joe’s FF Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (2 points+)
Some bought from my favorite places like Panera!
Pick 2 Thai Chicken Salad with Chicken Noodle & a Whole Grain Baguette (13 points+)
Urban Cobb Salad from our Café served up with Pesto Ranch on the side (10 points+)
La Bou Chicken Salad ~ 10 points+ based on ingredient break down.
Remember my love of the Mandarin Orange Slices ~ Well the Red Grapes are now on my list of favorites too!
The ENTIRE bag is 3 points+ ~ Deal!
And it honestly is packed with the HUGEST grapes you will ever find freeze dried ~ probably quarter sized. A few of these will cure any sweet tooth.
I also tried Cuban Food for the first time ever at Sol Cubano and I fell IN LOVE!!!
It’s a little whole in the wall place in a strip mall that my co-worker said we NEEDED to try and you know what….she was right!
When you walk in you can check out all their hand made pastries.
These baked pastries are packed with cream cheese & coconut (top) and guava/cream cheese on the bottom…..served up hot!
We wanted to try a little of everything so we chose the Sampler plate and Picadillo which she knew she loved already.
I totally got in the spirit with this Faraon Coconut Juice ~ well that and someone convinced me when we were in St. Lucia that coconut healed everything (including colds!)
This juice is delicious! It tastes just like you are biting into fresh coconut ~ it’s not too sweet and it is NOTHING like coconut milk.
Totally worth the 3 points+ per can for a treat.
The round ball is stuffed with Picadillo (like a salsa ground beef) then surrounded with mashed potatoes and fried! I dipped mine in their Chili Sauce.
Plaintains and Yuca (in the middle)!!! The golden brown plantains on the left were are my favorite because they are sweet and caramelized.
We used the thick plantains on the sampler and the plantain chips on the platter to scoop up the Picadillo.
Picadillo served with Cuban black beans, rice, plantain chips and a side salad that is topped with this tangy lemon vinaigrette.
I cannot begin to describe how good it was or how many points+ it is, but, it was definitely worth experiencing and going back again! Next time, I’ll points+ it out using Weight Watchers online and by ingredient…..
Foodbuzz sent me a coupon as part of the Taste Maker program for any Alexia Product (which I LOVE all of them), but, I knew I wanted these….
If you are a fan of crispy tater tots and sweet potatoes, then, you will LOVE these!
3 points+ per serving
They are crispy on the outside when baked with nothing on them and they literally melt in your mouth. I had 1 1/2 servings with my BBQ Pork Ribs, Corn and Salad.
I plan on getting back into my routine tomorrow with my Weekly Weigh In, Menu and my Daily Adventures (posts). I am off to savor some Echinacea Tea and will this cold to go away
Have you ever tried Cuban Food? What did you get? I am definitely intrigued to venture out and try more things.