Tuesday, October 24, 2006

new day

so i have not been writing things down lately and that is BAD. it makes all the difference in the world. tomorrow i start the new phase. i start going to the gym. i have to. i just have to. i don't want to get up at 5.45am, but i know it's going to be worth it.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


ok fine, blogworld. don't comment on my blog then. see if i care. :( ........hmph.
it's not stopping me from posting.
things are still moving right along and let me just tell you this.
happiness is.......going to the store and being able to wear a smaller size than you have worn in a long time.

this little pic is of one of my very favorite things. 100 calorie packs. 2 points! they are soooo great! especially the ritz crisps!

Monday, October 02, 2006

chicken couscous

this is the first in what i hope will be a series of ww recipes from
lots of you! this sounds wonderful and was sent to me by the lovely

if you have one, email me at meridith21 at g mail dot com


This is a recipe I've made for lots of different occasions and it's
always one that people love. I've also substituted pineapple juice
for the orange juice and it's just as good that way. SUPER easy to
make, and fast!

Chicken Couscous

makes 4 servings

1 & 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips (i just cut
them up into little bite-sized cubes. easier to cook and serve that way)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
4 scallions, sliced
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup orange juice (i used pineapple juice, and that works great, too)
1 tsp salt
1&3/4 cups water
1 (5.7 ounce) box couscous

1. Mix the cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and cayenne in a large zip-close
plastic bag. Add the chicken and shake to coat.
2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet, then add the chicken.
Saute' untill cooked through, about 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken
to a plate and keep warm.
3. In the skillet, saute' the bell pepper and scallions until
softened. Stir in the raisins, orange juice, salt, and water; bring
to a boil. Stir in the couscous. Remove from the heat, cover, and
let stand until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Add the
chicken; mix thoroughly with a fork.

Per serving: 406 cal, 1 g Sat Fat, 69 mg Chol, 604 mg Sod, 53 g Carb,
5 g Fib, 32 g Prot, 58 mg Calc
WW points: 8
if you use water to saute instead of oil: 7 points.