Monday, June 21, 2010


Not to be redundant redundant, but while you are picking up your jar of Goya Recaito, please pick up it's sibling, Sofrito!!!!!!!! Holy flavor mind warp, Batman!!

Seriously, if you are in a cooking rut, just add one of these cooking bases to any number of your go-to staple dishes (or heck, even a sandwich) and your boring dish will be given the kiss of life!

Bored of your super nutritious lentils or black beans? BAM! Now they are super nutritious Flavor Fiesta Lentils and Black Beans. Add some freshly chopped cilantro and some sauteed onion and watch out-The Side Dish Flavor Party Police will come knocking at your door! Get wild like I did this weekend and create a little black bean and chopped sweet potato with Sofrito side that will rock your world.

Yawning at the thought of another protein packed yet plain piece of seared tofu (or chicken or pork). BAM! A little coat of Sofrito and/or Racaito on each side and it's now a Sassy Seniorita Seared Tofu Steak (or chicken breast or pork chop-although please try the tofu first!)

Pleased with the slimming results of your low cal veggie soups, but longing for more in the taste department? BAM! Add a tablespoon of Sofrito or Recaito and its now VaVaVaVoom Vixen Veggie Soup.

I could go and on.


Monday, June 14, 2010


Please do yourself the favor of the century and secure yourself a jar of Goya's Recaito. It is a cilantro/green pepper/magic/crack filled cooking base that amplifies the delciousness of any Mexican or Cuban dish times 100!!!!!!!!!!!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

It's great in your grain of choice with black beans and grilled veggies. I've used it as a base for sort of a Mexican pasta sauce. Endless possibilities. Divine!

This is your invitation to a low cal flavor party. You're welcome.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Old Habits Die Hard or Llama Face

In the midst of being super stressed from being spread so thin with no end in sight, today I am strugling with turning to food for comfort. So I've put my lunch aside to pause and let it out in a healthy way instead of plugging up the frustration with food and not enjoying my meal. I have to laugh at myself and lighten up and give myself a break in times like this. The first thing that comes to my mind when I want to emotionally eat is the infamous Chris Farley Gap Girls sketch. Totally offensive. Totally hilarious.

Yesterday I went to free lunch time guided meditation and of course had a great experience. Seriously throw out your preconceived notions about meditation if you haven't tried it. It's wonderful and healing and really helps recenter me in the middle of the day. I love the second Wednesday of the month for that. Anywho, the message that came through to me was a reminder to be good to myself. I had been doing so well with this, but just like with turning to food for comfort, beating yourself up is an easy habit to fall back into. Lately I have been putting way too much energy and concern into my face, my eyes in particular. We've just come out of a crazy winter and as the temperature is still warming up and officially becoming summer in my area, my "winter face" is steal healing. I am also a busy busy girl so I don't get an abundance of rest and I am looking pretty tired. My hereditary/allergy related dark under eye circles seem to be getting out of hand and I am noticing those first signs of wrinkles and bags I've never had before. We did our first weekend of shooting for the indie film I am doing, and I have been so worried about my skin and eyes and how they will look. Mind you, I know it is 1000 times worse in my head, but....back to the message. Long story short, we were told to envision a specific animal during the meditation, okay fine, a llama, and all I could focus on was its beautiful eyes and long eye lashes. I didn't care about dirt in it's fur or how it might have smelled, I didn't notice any of that. All I could see was its eyes. I have long eye lashes too. That is a nice feature about me and the tired eyes I have been ridiculing and being mean to myself about. FOCUS ON THE GOOD STUFF BB30. STOP LOOKING ONLY AT THE BAD. I wish I could put that story more eloquently, but you get my drift.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Time to check in to see how I've done with maintenance this month. Success!

May 3rd Waist (at belly button): 29 inches
June 3rd Waist (at belly button): 29 inches

May 3rd Hips: 35.5 inches
June 3rd Hips: 35.5 inches

May 3rd Arm: 10.5 inches around
June3rd Arm: 10.5 inches around

May3rd Thigh: 21.5 inches around
June 3rd Thigh: 21.5 inches around

I am glad that my relaxed month hasn't been detrimental. I think it's been very healthy for me to step back and give myself a little break. Don't want to get too obsessive! That's definitely not healthy.

Saturday I start shooting the indie on the weekends, but my weeknights are my own, so I should soon get on a more regular schedule of coming home from work whether it be going to the gym (if I join) or working out at home.