French Fries Are No Vegetables

10 weeks ago I started a journey to lose weight...once and for all. I have a few things motivating to see my children become adults, and changing my habits so that my children have a chance at a long health life.

Jamie Oliver has struck a cord with me. He's working on something really important that will help more children live longer. His work goes along perfectly with what I want to do in my own home. I can't wait to see his new show...Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC. It starts Friday, March 26th, if you care about the health of your family...I suggest you watch it.

A few weeks ago, I switched our jelly, peanut butter and ketchup to low sugar varieties. My husband balked....and then he couldn't tell the difference and the kids can't tell either. Next, our cereal is getting an overhaul.

I don't want my kids to grow up like I did. Many members of my husband's family are obese and aren't going to see my children grow up. I want my family to be healthy, active and live a long fabulous life.

Watch this video. It's a little long but totally worth it. For the record...I just poured all of the Chocolate Milk down the drain.

Tuesday Tastes: Chicken Curry

I just finished my hCG diet (I lost 30 pounds) and I'm ready to get back to business here at my little blog and I'm so excited to start cooking again! Oh how I'm missed cooking! And I'm excited to keep watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and making my meals healthier.

I was thinking hard about which recipe I should submit for this week and I decided that I would post the recipe that I've missed the most since I've been eating the same things every day for 3 months.

This is a favorite of my entire family...Chicken Curry!

Chicken Curry

4 chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
4 tbsp butter
1 large onion, minced
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
2-3 tbsp red curry past
1 tsp curry
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 tsp cumin
1 lb fresh roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 cup cashews
3/4 cup plain yogurt
salt and pepper to taste

Place a heavy saute pan on the stove and melt the butter in the pan. Add the chicken pieces, onion, and garlic. Cook chicken thoroughly.

Add fresh ginger, curry paste, chicken stock, cumin, curry and freshly chopped tomatoes.

Stir to incorporate spices. Cover pan and allow to simmer for about 20-30 minutes.

Add cashews and yogurt. Stir to incorporate. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Add cilantro.

Serve over rice or for a low carb option...cauliflower rice.