A new twist on tuna salad

Xterra Foldable TreadmillHubby and I have been needing to reduce calories.  We do not spend as much time on the treadmill as we did before he went back to work.  We try to get our minimum 7500 steps – preferring to make it to 10,000 steps on our Fitbit watches. But it doesn’t always happen.  After taking off 40 pounds during the Covid-19 lockdown, I did not like that in the past 6-9 months I have gained back 10 of those hard to lose/lost pounds. Continue reading “A new twist on tuna salad”

Lemon Vodka Shrimp Scampi

Lemons and VodkaThis is a recipe I concocted from about 5 different recipes, none of which appealed to me. I took one ingredient from here and one ingredient from there and, voila!  my personal version of shrimp scampi. Cheap vodka is ok because the alcohol cooks off before serving.  We like to be skimpy with the pasta since we are working on trimming calories for weight control (hence angel hair or thin spaghetti).

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Our COVID-19 lockdown: gardening-cooking-exercise, Part 1

COVID-19 changed our lives, and yet, those changes were already happening. My husband and I adopted an austerity program when we returned from Lisbon in June 2019. Several reasons led us to this program – a desire to retire permanently with more travel involved was a main reason.  Home improvements (including upgrading kitchen appliances & a major bathroom renovation) was another. Continue reading “Our COVID-19 lockdown: gardening-cooking-exercise, Part 1”