Happy Monday all! This morning I knew EXACTLY what I wanted when I got up. It’s been way too long since I’ve made a Gigantic Oatmeal Protein Pancake!
Topped with 1 Tbsp Whipped Butter & 1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup (11 points+)
With a “side” of Coconut Coffee!
I LOVE this pancake because it keeps me full for hours. I ate lunch 5 hours later and probably could’ve gone longer.
I know I told you all that we are working on clearing out the fridge, but, I really just NEEDED to get my sushi fix. I have listened to about 5 people talk about sushi for two weeks now and today, I get to talk about mine.
I went to Yo Sushi for the first time ~ I LOVE their Website Name ~ Get Yo Sushi!
This is a local place that is kind of a dive, but, they have amazing reviews on Yelp.
After two sips of my Miso Soup I decided today was WAY TOO hot to have soup.
I got my order to go since the place was packed. Simple, yet, delicious side salad. I don’t know what it is, but, I just LOVE the salad dressing the Japanese restaurants use. (2 points+)
I actually had a hard time deciding on which roll to get (several are fried), but, I knew exactly what I wanted when I saw they served it with fresh Jalapenos!
THE FIRE ROLL ~ Shrimp, cucumber topped with Tai, Spicy Tuna, AVOCADO, Jalapeno & Spicy Unagi Sauce
It was totally HOT and made my lips hot too, but, completely delicious! Next time I think I’ll see if they can do spicy tuna in the middle instead of the shrimp. (13 points+ for 8 pcs)
Sometimes I think when you have really delicious food, you are just not as hungry all day ~ it’s like your pallet is satisfied and convinces your stomach it needs nothing else.
I didn’t get hungry again until I started making up dinner! I put a HEALTHY SPIN on The Tasty Kitchen’s MM Sandwiches Adorned.
I honestly could not convince myself to make a recipe with 1 1/4 cups butter as delicious as it sounded.
Instead I rubbed a tri tip with Emeril’s Original Essence and grilled it for 35 minutes. While the tri tip cooked, I caramelized onions and mushrooms in 2 Tbsp Butter until they were nice and golden.
After letting the steak rest, I sliced it and tossed it with all the juices with the onions/mushrooms and a little Worcestershire sauce.
The BIG SANDWICH above includes:
* 1 Large Dutch Crusty Roll toasted on the grill (no butter)
* A layer of organic mixed greens
* 4 ounces of steak with 1/4 cup mushrooms/onions
* 2 thick slices fresh mozzarella
* Organic Basil (from our garden!)
* Organic Tomato Slices
Cut in half and shared with The Husband. Ok ~ he had 1 1/2 sandwiches, but, I had half for 6 points+.
It really IS as delicious as it sounds and looks. The bread is super crusty, yet, doughy. The steak is seasoned throughout and the caramelized onions add a sweetness that goes well with the creamy cheese, basil, greens and tomatoes.
I rounded out my meal with a big salad topped with 1 Tbsp Cracked Pepper Almond Slices and 1 Tbsp Bolthouse Ranch (2 points+)
Plus some homemade Pickled Veggies! I have to tell you all we shared these veggies with our nephews this weekend and they were so adorable….
“it tastes just like a pickle, but, it’s not a pickle”
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Are you a sushi fan? If so, do you eat it raw or cooked? What’s your FAVORITE roll?
I used to NEVER like sushi at all until my mid-20’s and one of my friends convinced me to try a teriyaki chicken roll. Who knew I’d fall in love with it and venture our into the REAL DEAL. I LOVE RAW fish, but, it has to be spicy, in a roll with avocado and anything else is just an added bonus!