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I’m in LUV with Yocheese

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I don’t know why, but my body craves yogurt. The only thing is that my body is picky. It  wants  yummy yogurt. My mind wants yogurt  without all the SUGAR and carbs. My body and my mind battle each other over….. yogurt?
Then I  discovered Yocheese. I saw it posted at Linda’s site  http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/yocheese.html. I use Dannon’s plain yogurt (not low fat or non fat). I use the  coffee filter in the old colander. I put my bowl with the colander/coffee filter/yogurt in the fridge, covered for at least 3 hours. Then I spoon the yogurt back in the original container. This stuff is CREAMY.  This method reminds me so much of Fage greek yogurt that I don’t feel the need to go across town and pay $2 for a small container.  The big container of Dannon’s is a little over $2 and I get several servings out of it. Plus, I can get Dannon’s yogurt at my nearest  grocery store.
I recently tried to make my own yogurt and I was very disappointed. I decided to buy my yogurt–kinda like my decision to always buy my husband’s flour tortillas.  It’s not worth it to try to make those suckers.
My favorite way to eat this yocheese is with my Sugar Free Peach Preserves and DeVinci’s SF caramel syrup. Iit!
Yesterday I ate some yogurt flavored with DaVinci’s SF Vanilla syrup on top of my last piece of Grandpapa’s Strawberry pie.  OMG!!!
I’ve read that draining the yogurt like this lowers the carb count……yippeee……

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April 30, 2008 at 9:16 pm

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4th review-South Beach Living Grlled chicken Caesar Wrap

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I decided to try a wrap sandwich kit by South Beach living–weighing in at 8 net carbs for 2 wraps.  At first glance, the tortillas look pretty small-but it was satisifying.  There was plenty of chicken.

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April 30, 2008 at 8:47 pm

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LET’S CELEBRATE–DANNY GOT HIS PASSPORT TODAY

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This is a miracle. That’s all I can say about this.  We had a note from FedEx on our front door yesterday. I called them this morning because I knew that nobody would be home when they tried to deliver today. They attempt to deliver 3 times and then send the package back.  I asked them who the package was for and where it was from.  I explained that I wanted to find out the details before we made the trip across town to pick this up. They were very nice and told me the package was for my husband and that it was from the Passport office in South Carolina.  At this point, I was thinking, time to go pick up Danny’s paperwork, his birth certificate and documentation that we sent in. We had pretty much accepted the fact that he would be rejected. I called Danny and we decided to go this evening and pick it up. We had been discussing the possibility of starting another passport application for him and making an appointment at the Houston Passport office.  We would have all the paperwork ready to go. Anyway, we made the trip to the FedEx office and stood in line not even thinking about a passport actually being in the package. We finally got the envelope and Danny just handed it to me and said something like check to see if they returned everything. I felt the package and felt a small rectangular shape that felt like the size of my passport and thought …hum……at that point I ripped open the package and saw the beautiful blue color of the passport. I grabbed it and started knocking on the car window. Danny was still trying to unlock the door. I started waving the passport at him through the window.  What a big smile we both had!!! We starting laughing and couldn’t believe it. We both said. "Thank you God!" Then I said, time to book us Danno!! Cruisin is back!!

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April 29, 2008 at 10:15 pm

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GRANDPAPA’S SF Strawberry Pie

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I named this -Grandpapa’s SF Strawberry Pie- in honor of my Dad.  Before he got too disabled to drive, he used to take me out to lunch every Friday.  We would share a piece of Strawberry Pie when strawberries were in season…..memories.
Wow-Walmart has some SF strawberry pie glaze!!! The glaze has a little after taste-but not bad! I was thinking maybe a name brand wouldn’t have an aftertaste.
The crust isn’t bad either.  It’s made with almond meal-I ground up some almonds.
Here’s the recipe:
4 ounces almond meal/flour, 1 cup
2 tablespoons whey protein powder-vanilla flavor
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/16-1/8 teaspoon salt

Blend all of the ingredients in a small bowl and spread in a greased 9" pie plate. Bake at 350º 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring the crumbs after half the time. Watch closely the last couple minutes; they will brown very quickly. Cool completely before using.

I will make this crust again!!!

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April 28, 2008 at 9:37 pm

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GO SPURS GO/Jessica as Miss Margaritaville

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THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS PLAY TODAY!!! GO SPURS GO!
Here’s  Jessica portraying Miss Margaritaville during a fiesta activity at her work.  Each department made a mini float and they had a competition . Her department won 1st place!

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April 27, 2008 at 11:52 am

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FIESTA EGGBITES A LA MEXICANA

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I made some eggbites mexican style for fiesta.I will post the recipe later!!
This is my fiesta shirt that my mom painted for me. It is her original pattern.  This shirt is probably 10-12 years old. I have a purple one just like it. My mom was a very talented artisan. I feel her presence when wearing the shirts she painted.  I have several hand painted t-shirts that I will post. Here we are, having breakfast!!

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April 27, 2008 at 11:43 am

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King William Fair

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The King William Association  celebrates the history and diversity of Texas’ first historic neighborhood. Stroll past stately Victorian mansions as you enjoy a wide variety of drink and fine ethnic cuisine. Lovingly restored homes provide backgrounds for many of Texas’ best artisans as they offer their creations and demonstrate their artistry. Entertainment includes live music, dance groups and a small parade.

We attended the King William Fair this year. It was fun-VERY CROWDED! We walked at least 5 miles yesterday!

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April 27, 2008 at 11:38 am

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