Where I’m Coming From

If you’ve landed here on this page, then you’ve probably realized by now that 2012 holds a journey for me. It is meant to be a year of progress. Moving ahead from the places I’ve been, and transforming my life into a healthier, more fulfilled life. This page is to show where I’ve come from.  A place to remember with fondness for the great memories that the past does hold, and a place to inspire me to continue to the ultimate destination. I hope you enjoy taking a look back at the things that I will always love about my past.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 365 days of marriage
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 05:07:56

    I LOVE what you’re doing and I look forward to reading your blog!!!! I couldn’t find a direct link to contact you, so you can delete this comment after you follow the links.

    A really easy meal that my husband and I make a lot is pictured here:

    I basically use a soup base, frozen veggies that I heat up and then mix in, I pan fry/cook salmon with spices, and use some other food as a base. The one above is little star pastas…but not the healthiest carbs-wise. I’ve found a grain mix at Trader Joe’s that I really love. They keep it near the pastas, if you have one near you. If not, send me an email at jennilyn@facesbyjen.com with your address and I’ll mail you one. 🙂

    I’ve also found that hummus is a great way to eat veggies and have something that you can snack on forever and it’s pretty ok. I think the fat might be a little high….but I believe it’s good fat. Here it is, just in case….

    15oz can of chickpeas, 1/2 cup of tahini, 5 tbsp oil, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 4 medium garlic gloves, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/8 tsp ground red pepper

    Drain chickpeas RESERVING the liquid! Combine All ingredients in a food processor/mixer. Add more of the drained oil as needed to desired consistency. I’ve found that you really need to add another 2-4 tbsp of the reserved liquid and I think I do that automatically before I even mix. Only make one batch at a time! I tried two once and it was terrible!

    serving 1/4 cup: 213 calories, 17g fat, 2.2 g sat fat, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein, 12 g carbs, 213 mg sodium.

    I figure you can reduce the sodium by using low-sodium beans and no salt. I typically add things like Old Bay and a few cherry tomatoes and/or red peppers.

    Like I said, it may not be the healthiest….but the high fiber, protein and the fact that it helps you eat a TON of veggies, I think it’s ok. 🙂

    Again, can’t wait to keep up with your blog!!


    • ashlee2012
      Jan 19, 2012 @ 12:22:17

      Thank you so much! I definitely appreciate the recupes, especially the hummus as I’ve been looking for a good recipe for that (I might even get Alex to try it with a little Old Bay added!) I *think* we have some Trader Joes around here, I’ll definitely look into it and get back to you, but really- thank you SO much for stopping by. It means a lot!


      • 365 days of marriage
        Jan 20, 2012 @ 06:33:36

        You are very welcome!!! I’m not a good “go by the recipe” kind of girl….I’m a, let’s put in a ton of stuff and see what happens. Thankfully, it’s worked well so far!

        Old Bay makes everything better!….though, another one of those sodium traps.

        Good luck on the Trader Joes search!

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