Dessert was calling to me on Thursday morning (I'm backlogged again, sorry) so I made myself my caramel apple oats (similar to Apple Pie Breakfast, but prettier).

3/4 apple (cored and cubed)
1/3 cup raw old fashioned oats
~1/4 cup milk
1.5 tbsp Walden Farms Calorie Free Caramel Syrup

This comes out to about 250 cals but is really tasty, just like dessert and filling (if you don't NEED protein in the morning). Just to make it clear though, I wouldn't advertise eating so few calories in the morning. I brought my breakfast up to just over 400 calories with some bites of cheese and trail mix.

Actually I had an extra half-hour that morning and decided to make Boyfriend's Moms (BMs) Broccolli Soup. She had brought this great broccoli/zucchini soup that was kind of like a gazpacho and I have been trying to get a real recipe out of her for a while. Unfortunately, she's old-school and eyeballs everything, so I'm not sure of the ratios. I'm still unsure, since I clearly got this wrong.

My Ingredients
1 head broccoli (170g)
1 zucchini (160g)
Salt, Pepper
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt added at end.

I broke down the head of broccoli and peeled the zucchini

I steamed the whole thing up and threw it into my food processor.

It did not puree that well. I suppose some water should have gone into it?

I salted it, peppered it, even threw in some lemon juice and some mint flakes, but it didn't taste anything like BMs soup. AND it was so much thicker. What gives?

Here it is, in my jar, heading to work with me. In the end, I wound up taking a dinner roll and breaking it down into the jar.

It was tasty, I'm not going to say I didn't enjoy it, but it wasn't what I had been hoping to accomplish. =(

Boyfriend's mom, if you read this, please leave a comment with the site, with me or with Boyfriend and tell me where I went wrong! More zucchini? Water? More steaming?

So, this is a short post BUT if you look around the site, you will notice that the Recipage has been really, really updated and now most of my recipes are on there. What I haven't done yet is actually MAKE an About Me or a Products page, but that's coming. Now I have a LOT more time and have every intention of doing a good job blogging.

On the exercise front, I'm now running 9 minute miles! Not consistently, but it's happening. And for some reason, I'm not feeling the need to get to 1700 calories a day (1200 net after exercise factored in). Maybe it's just the summer heat.

Coming up: Taco Night with Grilled Shrimp and Mango and tonight culinary adventure: FakeOut Shepherds Pie (Cauliflower subbed for potatoes, turkey sausage subbed for meat)



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    I'm a recent graduate from medical school and a pathology resident living in New York City. Like most girls living in the city, I've found that a lot of my social life revolves around the regular consumption of high-calorie food and alcoholic beverages. I've decided to start a blog about how I am trying to beat the bulge by eating and cooking defensively between social engagements and how even a busy girl can fit exercise into a busy life.

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