“Life itself is the proper binge.”
― Julia Child
It was the movie Julie and Julia that inspired me to write a blog. I was living in NYC and already on my way to really delving into my poetry and writing. I saw the movie and fell in love. I felt such a connection to the film. I was living in NYC but I have always dreamed of Paris. NYC was my first dream and I was living in the midst of it. In the film Julia Child seems to just eat up life, and I totally related to her attitude and outlook of the beauty of being alive. The food in the film, and the locations were definitely the co-stars. I admit I have seen it over a 100 times. Food does really bring people together.
When I moved to LA I tried to write a few other blogs but I was lacking definition. I did not wish to have a poetry blog since I hoped to one day have a book. That dream did come true and you can find my poetry book here. https://www.amazon.com/Camellia-Snow-Rose-Bruno-Bailey/dp/1515347141
Back to blogging. As I settled in LA I put on a lot of weight, and I finally realized it and decided to do something about it. Here is my blog story http://mychangeforaten.com/about/
Update to now, I am down almost 60 pounds, I have been through a few moves and I am back in LA stronger than ever. I am on a quest to lose more weight and I am also on a fitness journey and as soon as we settle in I will be back at doing charities. I am not cheating on my diet until my 50th Birthday December 21st. I started on the summer solstice and I am continuing until the winter solstice. I got this and I am going strong. Committing to no cheat days is really a game changer for me. We have been through a lot and this personal commitment has made all the difference for me. I have taken to cooking at home because of finances. Finances will not stop my goals. I am mastering the art of frugal healthy cooking, for my fitness goals. Last night I made cauliflower and zucchini nachos, inspired by delish.com. I think you will absolutely love them, The addition of the rotel tomatoes is a game changer I believe. These gluten-free nachos are my new go to recipe when I feel I need a semi splurge and they are so easy and economical. I think Julia Child would approve.
Inspired by a recipe on delish.com
I head of Cauliflower
i cup of sliced zucchini
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Half packet of gluten free mild taco seasoning
sprinkle of garlic powder
1 bag cheddar/jack cheese shredded
1 can mild Rotel tomatoes (makes the recipe)
half jar of mild salsa
1 sliced avocado
Greek yogurt or sour cream
Pre-heat oven to 425
Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Spread out sliced cauliflower and zucchini, coat with extra virgin Olive Oil, and half packet of mild taco seasoning and garlic powder and mix and coat generously.
Bake for 20 minutes
Add bag of cheese and bake another 5 minutes.
Add one can of Rotell tomatoes, generous amount of salsa. I put on greek yogurt and avocado for each personal serving.
This was the most amazing dish and so yummy. You could add meat or meat substitute if you wish.
I can see why they call the website delish. Thanks Delish. com and of course Julie Child for inspiring me to do this dish.