Playing Catch UP

Happy Easter Everyone,

TECH ISSUES – THIS SHOULD’VE GONE OUT FEW DAYS AGO.

I hope you enjoyed your Easter holiday.  Ours was nice, quiet, peaceful and I think I’m still full.  I had leftovers for two days – gotta love that!  We had a Mediterranean Style Easter dinner.  I marinated lamb chops and Mike grilled them out.   Had a healthy chickpea salad, roasted Brussel sprouts and those Red Velvet Cupcakes – see my instagram.  Lamb marinade recipe below.

As far as the 21day Reset – I’ve fallen behind guys – I am playing catch up to be honest.  Life seems to always gets in the way.  I’m still continuing on this journey just a wee bit more spaced out with the homework assignments.

I found the posting, editing of my new wordpress site has a BIG learning curve and more time consuing than I thought it would be.  Plus throw into the mix working, living, and chores so I’m  just saying “I’m not perfect”.  Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble out there.  HA!  The Reset is stll fun, helpful and I’m feeling better all the time!  Patting my self on the back with small victories here and there.  I will just share with you that when  “mother nature” comes into the mix, my moods and energy fluctuate to say it mildly.  More so my energy levels these days.  Hmmmmmm, I guess that’s better than howling at the moon!  Anyway dont think I’m ditching this program or flaking out I am just realiscally going to be posting 3 times a week.  More often on social though.  Seems the only thing that has had consistency each day is the start of my day with that Quite Time in the morning.  I sit alone (ok Abe at my feet) and sip my coffee no news on, no phone on, just pray, meditate, and think good thoughts.  I’ve been loving my jouranal time and jotting down a few things here and there, my goals, and thoughts.  Getting exericise of some kind every single day.  Need to crank up the sweat factor but it will come.  The other constint is my Bath time that’s never gonna change.  One day I’ll fill you in with what happens when traveling and no bath tub.  It’s Cra Cra folks!

Below is that recipe for my lamb chops – I love to eat in the Mediterranean style.  It is also so good for you.  If you have not heard of The Blue Zones check this book out.  It talks about how diet, environment, lifestyle all affect how long you live and that the “Blue Zones” have some of the most centurions = people that live to 100 and beyond. https://www.bluezones.com/books/ Worth a read for sure.  It seems Mediterranean eating helps for longevity and quality of life.  One of the intersting things I saw on this was about the people of Sardinia an Italian Island the diet – the daily exercise – the presence of community.  Eating as a group or family, cooking together, gathering the daily food all had impacts on the lifespan.  If you have time check out the book as well as google it on youtube.

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Mediterranean Grilled Lamb Chops

Easy fast healthy marinade - using mostly things you already have in your pantry.  

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Author Lori Tauraso - Blank Slate

Ingredients

  • 1 Rack Lamb Cut into chops - bone in
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 5 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 whole Lemons Cut in half juiced and peels used in marinade

Instructions

  1. Add your meat, all your ingrediants into a large freezer bag, seal and massage over the chops.  Mixing the coating into your lamb - place in fridge for min. of 1 hour.  When adding the dried oregano place in your palms and rub together over the bag - this helps to release the oils. 

  2. Get your grill Very Hot.  Clean and brush it with olive oil -place chops on the frill - you should hear that sizzle.  Turn after about 2 -3 minutes cooking only a total of 7 minutes. Give or take depending on your flame and your preference.  

    Disgurad any remaing marinade to prevent cross contamination.

  3. Let meat rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.  Top with lemon juice, fresh herbs and Tzatziki sauce.  YAMAS

Check out today’s Instagram for Office Organization Before and After………ugggggggg alot to do!

Cheers,

XOXO Lori

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