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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Confession Time

I have a confession to make. I really do enjoy eating healthy; however, I really do not like oat groats or at least the cooked groats that I make for breakfast. At least I have not really liked the results of the method that I have been using to cook the groats, which has been in the slow cooker on low all night. I don't like that they tend to be slimy and mushy. I can add a few things to make them more bearable but I think I am going to look into a better way to cook them. I thing that I used to have a way of cooking them on the stove top and I will look that up. The results of cooking them this way is that you get chewier groats, which is what I like. Plus the added benefit is that when you have to chew your food more, you actually will feel more satisfied. That is also the reason, or at least one reason that I like to eat fruit or raw veggies with my meals. More satisfaction.

Anyway I think I will be using steel cut oats until I figure out how best to cook the groats. When I figure it out I will share with you all.

Eating healthy is good for us. We may find that we don't like some things, but sometimes all it takes is to find a new way to fix it. Good luck to you in all your efforts to be healthier.

Speaking of trying to be healthier- I tried something new yesterday and I liked it!! I tried Quinoa!!! I sautéed some onions and bell peppers and added them to the quinoa. I thought it was very good. If any of you have good recipe that use quinoa - I would love it if you would share them with me!

This week end I also tried some radishes again - and these weren't so spicy. I found out that radishes that don't get enough water - are usually more spicy/hot. And I don't know if there is a way to tell if they got enough water - so it is kind of a gamble to get them. I will have to look up the nutritional value for them to see if they are something that I may want to get ever so often - especially if they are on sale.

I was reminded by a sweet reader- that I am still in the recovery stages from having chemo. I so want to be past that stage - but this past week end, with staying up too late and all, well it really took it's toll on me and I am working on recouping from it. I am trying to go to bed earlier and hope that - that along with healthy eating and all will help me to feel better.


  1. You are doing very well taking care of yourself with a healthy diet, exercise and rest. I know it can be difficult to take care of you (especially when you've been taking care of everyone else for so long), but you are still recovering. Take care, my friend!

    1. I am really trying to take care of myself. I don't always make the best decisions but I am trying to as good as I can do. You take care too! Lisa :O)


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