FOOD, FITNESS & FINDING MYSELF

Hello there and Welcome to my wee world!

You may wonder who I am and why you’d be interested to hang around my blog. Well, I’m just a girl – a girl that learned how to cook – who had a whole whack of health issues that contributed to making me feel lousy and gain a ton of weight. I realized if I didn’t start taking control of my life I soon wouldn’t have a life to control.

I’ve always wanted to write, but about what? My original idea was to try my hand at writing a cookbook – but then I thought does the world really need another cookbook?

Blogging is a way for me to write, share recipes & ideas and in many ways it’s a cathartic bit of therapy during my wellness journey. What I didn’t expect was the amount of people within my own circle of acquaintances that would come to me to ask what I was doing and if I could help them to change some habits, get healthier and maybe shed a few pounds along the way.

That’s what this blog is about. Some recipes (some really healthy, some…well some you may only get to eat on special occasions) a story about where I started, where I’m at and where I hope to end up. The story of course encompasses everything in between, the dreaded diet & exercise and all the “tweeking” that’s involved to get a very stubborn compromised metabolism to move!

I hope you hang out for a while, check out some of my recipes, read my story – never know you may see glimpses of yourself or someone you know.

Feel free to drop me a line or better yet sign up and find out when I post a new blog, either way I appreciate that you stopped by.  I wish you great health & happiness!

Chef Lorraine

LATEST POST

TUNA CROQUETTES (Cakes)

July 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

I really love fast ‘n easy light summer meals.  This of course can be served any time of the year!

Canned Tuna is one of those pantry staples that just about everyone keeps, so when you’re looking for something different are in a pinch for a meal why not pull out the tuna, add a few yummy flavorful ingredients and away you go.

Great served over a salad, with veggies or on their own.  My hubby loves these in between 2 slices of bread with some tartar sauce for mayonnaise for lunch the next day.

As I noted at the bottom of the recipe, these also keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days and freeze extremely well for another time.

You may ask “why the Skipjack or Yellowfin type of Tuna”.  Well, Albacore Tuna is a much larger fish therefore more Mercury is stored in the meat.  By choosing smaller fish, less Mercury therefore not as much of a health concern, especially if you want to eat Tuna more than once or twice in a week.

I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know what you think! Bon Appetit..

 

Tuna with Corn

TUNA CROQUETTES (CAKES)
Makes about 15 small or 8 large

4 – 120gr. cans of water packed tuna, drained (skipjack or yellowfin)
½ cup mayonnaise (this recipe actually works quite well if you do a wee bit less than ½ cup, play around)
1 egg
3 green onions, white and light green part, finely chopped
½ cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
Zest of one small lemon
Juice of ¼ lemon
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
1 cup […]

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