What I ate for breakfast, July 2019

I often will alternate eggs and a different protein, to stick with my egg limit for the week.

When I am looking for a richer egg, I fry it.  Somehow, it tastes richer to me than my old standby, scrambled eggs.

I have choices for what to put under my eggs, toast, hash browns, or retried beans.  I even when so far as to change my berry.


This day, was a fried egg over retried beans, with a side of raspberries.  Makes me think of doing the same tomorrow.

Whats your go to breakfast?

Cloud Egg

Have you ever seen a recipe and knew you would make it some day?  Today was the day!

I had been considering this recipe, and I actually made it, using soy bacon bits and 3 egg whites, to one yolk.



Here’s the recipe: https://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipe/eggs-in-cloudsi

I might try this again, with different seasonings.  Which seasoning would you use?

Why we should all read generics carefully

I got sick a week and a half ago.  I went to the doctor and she advised me to get some cough medicine.  As I was about to pass a CVS, I decided to stop there and get some.

Being frugal, I decided to get the generic.  Imagine my surprise when I read the ingredients list.


Did you see it?  Generics for Robitussin DM have high fructose corn syrup!  BTW, it is not just CVS’ generic, Walmart’s generic has high fructose corn syrup, too!

I did go to Walmart to buy more cough syrup, which is how I know they add they add the same evil ingredient to their generic cough syrup.   This led me to buy the name brand.

Even alternatives to Crystal Light (generics) have a different evil ingredient.


In case you didn’t see it, generics for Crystal Light have propylene glycol in them.

I’m not suggesting anyone boycott these products, but being an educated consumer is never wrong.

Do you read product labels?  What have you found that I should add to this list?


Salad, when you have no lettuce

Does a salad need need to have lettuce?

When there is no lettuce in the house, I gather together what I have and will still make a salad bowl. Even when there has been so much travel, and I have only begun buying more vegetables.

Despite our travels the last weekend in May and the first weekend in June, I had bought cucumbers and tomatoes.

I am loving spiralized European cucumbers.  To make it company worthy, I chopped up a Roma tomato, and added some chopped pecans.  I topped it off with some Wishbone EVOO Caesar dressing.

With some crazy colors ftom my iPhone 8 Plus, here is a pic of what we didn’t eat.


After not eating the fluorescent version above, these were the leftovers, that I happily ate the next day.


I have learned to line the bowl of leftover salads with paper towels, which did take away the Caesar flavor of the dressing, but the pecans still had some snap.

Years ago, whilst in a new relationship, I remember the salad contests.  Who could put the most unusual ingredients in the salad bowl?

What is your favorite salad?

What I have been eating for breakfast

Eggs.  Like them, hate them, they are a constant in our lives, as in, they are the same now as they were when I was born, and will probably be the same when I am gone.

I have inherited high cholesterol, and can have 4-5 eggs per week, one at a time.

One thing I love to make is a fried egg, over refried beans.  These are the refried bean I choose:


I fry an egg and plop it on top.  Then, I start eating before rembering to snap a picture.


For some reason a fried egg tastes more decadent to me.

What is your favorite way to eat an egg?

We said our goodbyes

This year has not been an easy one at Casa de SpecialK.

In February, we said goodbye to SpecialK’s cousin, someone I had known from summer camp.

Mid February, we said goodbye to SpecialK’s Dad.

End of April, we said goodbye to my father.

In less than 3 months, we, SpecialK and I, both became orphans.

At a recent doctors appointment, the doctor felt the need to remind me to eat.

Going forward, Y’all best take care of yourselves.  Just saying… Love to all.

Why I am back to eating gluten free

84A7EA03-A4BE-44D4-86D7-97EDB1F25DBCIt’s not so bad.  My nutritionist, seeing how my blood work came back, asked me to return to eating gluten free.

I know what works for me and what doesn’t.  While it is a bit limiting, I know she has my best in her intentions.

I returned to gluten free a week and a half ago. Since then, my dryness issues resolved and I lost the three pounds of bloat I carry from eating wheat.

SpecialK has been very gracious to me about the money spent buying things that I then gave away.

I returned to stores what I could and our household is now strictly gluten free again.

Life goes forward.

What are you up to this weekend?

The world is turning..

I went to visit my father last week, and since, I was in S FL, I had an appointment with my nutritionist.

We talked about my personal health history, what I do and don’t eat, and how much I work out.

I feared she would take dairy off my plate, but she didn’t.  I can have one meal a day of dairy per day.

The most surprising part of this visit, she asked me to return to gluten free.  I previously claimed that eating gluten free eliminated my allergies.  I have been struggling with a few allergen concerns, so I get to see if they disappear.

Our cleaning lady went home today with bags full of all the gluten I had here.  I told her it was Christmas.

SpecialK got a case of gf gefilte fish, so I will have some of that.

What’s new with you?

No more cookbooks

Why will I never buy a cookbook?

There are so many recipes including ingredients I/We will never consume.

No coconut anything.

Too much sugar.

No fatty cuts of meat/seafood/poultry.

Vegetables one or both of us won’t eat.

The list goes on.  I came to this realization in a secondhand store,  where books were 10/$1.

My Pinterest boards are overflowing,  so it’s not that I will never make a new-to-us recipe.   Stay tuned,  that may happen soon.

What’s your favorite cookbook!?


No more sugar

Hello everyone.

I have shared with very few people about my one per year Cadbury egg. Now,  I broke up with Cadbury.

It was time to take my sugar restrictions seriously. Previously,  I would be sugar free for 3 months,  then indulge for three months.   I was warned about doing this year’s ago, and I am finally taking it seriously.

Goodbye to you my trusted friend.