Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Spicy Crab and Cucumber Salad

I am into week two of Biggest Loser-Office Edition. I have officially lost 1.6 pounds which equals 1.01% weight lost. Woohoo! I am taking the slow and steady approach. I figure the slower the loss, the longer it stays away. That is my mantra "Slow and Steady, Slow and Steady." I wish my weight was slow and steady instead of fast and furious when it piled on hah! Well anywho, I am trying to take a lower carb approach to this thing and I am failing pretty bad. Sorry but cant live without my bread or tortillas. I guess I just have to remember that like any diet it is alot about dedication and finding ways to live healthier and still try to enjoy what you are eating.
A big apology to my foodie followers but I like imitation crab. *GASP!* Yes, I admit it. I love the stuff. Yes I know it isn't even crab. Whatever. I like it and I eat it. And one of my favorite ways to eat it is in a Spicy Crab Roll. Oh my mouth waters just thinking about it and since I live about 2 hours from a legit sushi place, it is a huge luxury for me. So you also know, I plan on learning and mastering the Spicy Crab Roll very soon. Watch out! Back to my salad. I wanted to eat something low in carbs and high in protein but also high in flavor. I made my spicy crab mixture and put it on top of some chilled cucumbers that had been soaking in vinegar water. I think that instead of slices of cucumber, that I will do matchsticks next time. Overall I was pretty full, although I did go a little overboard on the Sriracha. :) Enjoy!

Spicy Crab and Cucumber Salad
1/2 Package of Imitation Crab (I prefer the sticks)
1 Tablespoons of Mayonaisse (DO NOT use Miracle Whip)
A couple squirts of Sriracha
1 Organic Cucumber

Chop your cucumber into slices or matchsticks and soak in vinegar and salt water, if desired.Cut your crab sticks into thirds and shred or chop finely. Add mayo and sriracha. Drain your cucumbers and pat dry. Top with crab mixture and enjoy!

Sriracha me!

 I love cucumber

 All sliced up. Next time I will do matchsticks.

The finished product. Delicious!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Parrilla Fajitas

Recently my workplace has started a biggest loser competition. I am never one to turn down some motivation to lose some weight. ( I have about 8 more baby weight pounds to lose) So I weighed in and yesterday and set my mind to start a new diet. One that I could stick to. With no carbs. (Ok maybe some carbs) And no sweets. (Maybe on a special occasion) And lots of exercise. (Walking to the fridge counts right?) Well I have already broken that diet by eating tortillas to go along with my fajitas.....meh.
The word "parrilla" is the Spanish word for grill. So essentially these are just your basic chicken fajitas prepared on the grill and served on delicious warm tortillas.  My husband is the grill master so I just did the prep with the peppers and chicken and he did all the cooking. Then it was up to me to dress and serve. I think these would have been best served with a frosty margarita or even a Negra Modelo. I had neither, so I drank it with a giant bottle of water....meh.

Onions and peppers with salt, pepper and fajita seasoning. Ready for the grill!

The finished product. Yums!!