It works!

My hubby made me his slow cooked soft scrambled eggs. He chose a small egg from the ones we get from our friend who raises chickens. 

It was delicious, and I kept it down but- I’m not ready for eggs regularly. As much as I chewed, and as little as I had, some did tend to stick in my throat. Since I’m not supposed to drink with my food, it was … Interesting. I was slow in finishing it, and after went to make more turkey and carrots. I got halfway through that when 

SURPRISE! I felt full. Full physically like if I had one more bite, it would be in my throat. I stopped. The pouch works! Then I set the timer on my Baritastic app for 30min. After 30min, I could sip water again.

Cute Cauliflower-Broccoli Rice Panda!

I plan on making cute bento lunches next school year, and follow a quasi-keto diet (not so much high fat).  Today I had my first success towards that end! Kawaii (cute) Panda! This is usually done with white rice. It’s 33 cal- 1 protein, 1 carb, 1 sugar, 3 fat. 

I used frozen Green Giant cauli-broc riced mix. 1/4 cup in pan with 1/2 tsp coconut oil to heat it up. Add 1/2 tsp cream cheese – mix and melt, it acts as a binder.


Put mix in Saran Wrap and place in fridge to cool and firm.


Press into the panda shaper, moving bits to the ears.


Press in together.
Stamp out the face and ears in seaweed. This was a bit of a trouble as my seaweed wasn’t perfectly flat.


Add pieces with food tweezer.

Breaking up with Food. 

Dear Food,

You’ve always been there for me. Even as a child, scarfing down cookies or riding my bike to get candy corn from the store, you’ve always known how to calm me. Paradoxically, you also excite me. You keep me from boredom, or allow me to sleep. Your love has seemed like the perfect legal drug.

Tonight it’s not working.

There’s a Dark side to this relationship. You fed me lies about your importance in my life. You’ve insulated me, and isolated me, with obesity.

So here’s the thing, Food: I am breaking up with you and we’ll just be friends.

You had me convinced that I needed you all the time, for any reason, and that’s just not true. Goodbye.  I’ll see you from time to time, but on my terms. I will eat to live, not the reverse.