Spicy!

by DanicasDaily on September 12, 2011

Happy Monday all! Thanks for all your nice comments, tweets & facebook messages regarding the new design & layout. I am still working on a few design things, like the fact that I use smiley faces wayyyyy too much and they show up as my first picture in some posts ~ oops. (Note, resisting inserting one here ~ ha!)  We are also definitely trying to find a resolution for why my site is loading so slow (hopefully Lunar finds the fix soon!). 

This morning I woke up craving breakfast burritos and decided it was time to make these.

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There is just something about corn tortillas, salsa, eggs & sausage that make these Taco Muffins absolutely delicious.  I had 2 for 5 points+.

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Plus a BIG Iced Coconut Coffee ~ Just coconut coffee brewed over ice with a 1/2 tsp of agave syrup and a splash of fat free half & half. 

I have a serious Coconut & Iced Coffee addiction this summer.

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I LOVE mornings when you get a ton of things checked off your list.  I left to meet Tracey at Hisui’s Steakhouse for lunch feeling totally accomplished.

I LOVE starting with Edamame for 2 BIG reasons ~ they bring it out almost as soon as you sit down & you get 1/2 cup for only 1 points+ (protein power!)

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Miso Soup ~ 2 points+

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I really need to replicate the dressing they use on Japanese Side Salads.  It is so good and I bet so easy to make (3 points+)

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I totally spiced things up today since I am trying to not catch a cold and used ALL of my wasabi in my soy sauce….so, spicy good!

Ben’s Roll ~ Spicy Tuna w/Spicy Crab, Avocado, Shrimp & Tempura Flakes (9 points+ for 8 pieces)

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Mid afternoon I had a big bowl of melon & another Iced Coconut Coffee see ~ addicted! Open-mouthed smile

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Tracey bought me a fancy new Igloo lunch bag to celebrate my new job…..I LOVE that it is super cute, big enough to fit a BIG SALAD container and….

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It’s More Than Cool! See, CHEESE Open-mouthed smile ~ how can you not insert a smiley with that statement lol

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Ok, moving on! You all will seriously laugh at me for dinner.  I had this fancy menu planned out as you saw on yesterday’s post, complete with all the ingredients to make everything.

I was pondering BLTA’s or Carne Asada Steak Salad when all I kept thinking about was soup.

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I honestly think the ONLY time you can eat soup when it’s 90 degrees outside is when you are trying to not get sick.

I really wanted homemade chicken noodle soup, but, figured this counts the same lol.

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I actually picked this Market Classis soup mix up at World Market a little while back because I LOVE using their soup mix as a base then adding to it.

In addition to the mix plus 1/2 lb of Chicken Breast, I added a bunch of zucchini from our garden.

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Then, I piled on all the fixin’s to make one crunchy, sweet, spicy chicken tortilla soup in 30 minutes.

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* 1 1/2 cups Chicken & Zucchini Tortilla Soup (4 points+)

* 1/8 AVOCADO (1 points+)

* Garden tomatoes, green onions & fresh corn (1 points+)

* 2 Tbsp Tortilla Strips (1 points+)

* Spicy Garlic Salsa!

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Last chance to enter to win some Euphrates Feta Cheese ~ go here to enter now!

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What do you to try to not catch a cold when you think you are getting one?

I usually take Emergen-C in the morning and Airbourne at night time.  One of my friends told me that you should eat super spicy stuff it will scare colds off.  I am so trying that and adding like Tabasco to everything I think Open-mouthed smile

Night all!

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy September 13, 2011 at 4:20 am

wait…you have a new job?

2 Tami September 13, 2011 at 5:23 am

Do I need to go back and read where you got a new job? Sorry you are getting a cold. I am just getting over one myself. I usually up the Vitamin C and gargle with Thieves Mouth Wash from Young Living but nothing this time around prevented the cold from taking hold!

I do like the new layout and blog design! It’s nice to freshen things up.

3 Carol Belles September 13, 2011 at 5:34 am

What?? I don’t think I missed a post, what is this about a new job?

4 Jackie September 13, 2011 at 7:22 am

Read you every day . . . I like the new blog design . . . TOTALLY missed the new job! What??

5 Annie September 13, 2011 at 7:26 am

New job? Details please!

6 Helen September 13, 2011 at 7:34 am

I agree – new job??? Where was that?

Also – now your posts show up in my Google Reader as abbreviated and I need to click through to read the whole thing. That is different since the switch. Is it something you wanted to do?

7 Marcia September 13, 2011 at 7:35 am

I also didn’t read about a new job. So what is it? Official taster for Annies?

I use Echinesia when I’m getting a cold and usually, if I take it for a day or two, I can chase the cold away.

Yes, your new site is VERY SLOW to load but it looks great

8 Suzanne September 13, 2011 at 7:40 am

New job?! We didnt see a post about this! lol

9 Liseanne September 13, 2011 at 7:50 am

Say what? New job? I missed a chapter…
Good luck and enjoy!

10 Lindy September 13, 2011 at 7:52 am

I am asking what everyone else is :New Job? Where did we miss this? The new tote is VERY cute ,Tracey has great taste.

The new site is awesome as far as layout and design.

Hate we missed the whole thing about a new job;)

11 Ty September 13, 2011 at 8:22 am

So much going on in this post!

Okay. First. I want sushi.

Also. If you recreate that salad dressing you GOTTA share. I to have been on the hunt but recreating it has not been as easy as I hoped.

Third. I LOVE coconut coffee. In fact I have a cup of coconut milk (the kind from a carton… like almond milk, soy milk… not from a can) waiting to be poured into some coffee. It’s good but I think I need more coconut flavor. I’m considering buying some coconut extract even. :P

12 Kathy September 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

At least it’s not just me…. new job? what new job? congrats on the new job and the new lunch bag… it’s very cute.

13 Kathy September 13, 2011 at 9:30 am

PS… I love the smiley faces in your posts :~)

14 christine y. September 13, 2011 at 10:02 am

OK, I guess I have to ask too……new job?

Love the changes on the site and in you too. Your energy and creativity comes out and grabs me with every post! Those breakfast burritos are on my menu for tomorrow!

I will surprise my “the husband” who loves breakfast with a change of pace mid-week.

I am waiting for the cookbook too!

15 Laura September 13, 2011 at 10:22 am

This is a nasty brew for when a cold is coming on, but works for my teen sons. It involves tinctures rather than pills or capsules. It’s hardcore. Tinctures can be purchased at Whole Foods. Use one dropperful of echinacea & one of OSHA root. Add to an ounce of water, swirl, shoot! It’s vile tasting, but who ever said medicine is supposed to taste good? Then, take some vitamin C & a garlic tablet; we use Garlinase; usually the boys see improvement by the next morning. I make sure they get extra sleep and take this brew 2x a day, a.m. & p.m. They take it no more than 3 days because they are feeling better. Sleep is really important. The next time I feel a cold coming on, I’m going to try it, too. Also, you can add elderberry tincture.
I enjoy your blog.
Like the smiley faces!

16 Noura September 13, 2011 at 10:41 am

I definitely ward off colds w/ EmergenC like you, but I also sip on hot water w/ lemon squeezed in it & fresh ginger slices “steeped” in it. Add a little honey…. Mmmmmm… makes you feel “well”! I also eat spicy stuff and/or chicken soup (mom’s is the best!). I could eat chicken soup for breakfast, lunch, & dinner when I’m not feeling well. I also “shoot” tinctures of Echinacea & Goldenseal.

17 Noura September 13, 2011 at 10:42 am

I definitely ward off colds w/ EmergenC like you, but I also sip on hot water w/ lemon squeezed in it & fresh ginger slices “steeped” in it. Add a little honey…. Mmmmmm… makes you feel “well”! I also eat spicy stuff and/or chicken soup (mom’s is the best!). I could eat chicken soup for breakfast, lunch, & dinner when I’m not feeling well. I also “shoot” tinctures of Echinacea & Goldenseal.
BTW, I must have missed something…. new job???? what??? ‘Splain, Lucy, ‘splain!

18 Katie September 13, 2011 at 11:52 am

So after reading these comments, I’m not the only one who is totally lost. New Job?! Details please….

19 renee@mykitchenadventures September 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Hope you dodge the cold….the ONLY sure fire way of helping to prevent colds is to wash, wash, wash your hands and try to remember to keep your hands off and away from your face. Take care! :)

20 Sami September 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I just make a conscious effort to eat LOTS of foods high in vitamin C. Red bell peppers are an EXCELLENT source :)

21 tj September 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I knew that bag was cool!!! :) hehe

hope you stay cootie free cuz I wanna get together again with ya this week! lol

NEW JOB?? lol I am proud of you for dealing with what you have had on your plate for the past few months. Ya know Sheryl Crow’s song, ” A CHANGE WOULD DO YOU GOOD” yeah..well maybe that is all you needed. :) xoxo

22 Ros September 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Hi!
The website looks wonderful! I have fallen off of the WW wagon again, but your website encourages me! Keep up the great work!
Ros

23 TracyP September 13, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I start taking Echinacea as soon as the symptoms appear. I think it really helps ward off the cold. I haven’t had a bad one in years.

Love the new design!

24 sarah@spinach and spice September 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Drink my OJ! :D
I haave to try some of those taco breakfast muffins! I make the Chic Life’s egg cups all the time, but to switch it up I’m definitely going to give these a shot!

25 DanicasDaily September 15, 2011 at 7:08 am

Hi Helen,

I fixed Google Reader to display the entire post. Please let me know if it is not working for you now.

Thanks for letting me know,

Danica

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