Fashion Healthy? Spring Challenge & Quinoa Burgers

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Fashion Healthy?

Is there such a thing really…

with all the images of fashion coming our way these days

it’s an old story

who can ever live up …

now with social media

and the ever handy dandy iphone, ipad and instagram

from the crazy amount of new modest fashion blogs

to good old glossy mags & media

Images of what we should or should not wear…

celebs who were once a little plumper

now skinny winnies…

personal friends who are always talking about diets

what they can eat or cant eat…

it’s hard to listen too…when that piece of hershey’s milk chocolate

is what seems to me…the ONLY comforting savior between sanity & reality

combined with my crazy life

and my year of feeling slightly rejected…LOL!

I am feeling a little…. less than

or should I say…

MORE than.

I have been both very FAT & very SKINNY in my short life time.

and today…

I just am.

neither fat nor skinny

but I can honestly say…

I am not loving my body right now

I wish I was healthier…and YES fashion and what I can wear plays a big part of it

It is very sad & frustrating

walking into my closet

& not fitting into things that I love

that just 3 years (pre tunie) fit me beautifully..

But even more…

I feel bleh

most likely my life situation and this cold dark winter

plays a huge part of the 


but still

time for a change.

It is hard to reconcile this 

I HATE the idea 

that I am just NOT happy with how I am now…

because when I was much heavier…

I would have been thrilled to be where I am today.

But the grass is always greener….

and for many years pre-tunie I knew how it felt

to NEVER have to 

feel the stress of what to wear

So…I am doing it in MODERATION


and I am changing attitude about foods I use to sneer at

no longer is it a HEALTHY RECIPE….

but a MOUTH -WATERING RECIPE…that happens to be HEALTHIER.

And as far as FASHION…

well, I am getting INSPIRED…

instead of 

DEspired (yes I made up the word – but you get what I mean).

letting these images fuel my desire to 

FEEL like these woman LOOK.


I just might be able to pull you off!

>Here are some of my FAVORITE SPRING LOOKS  that I hope with a little change the next few months – I CAN ACTUALLY WEAR!!

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Qunioa Burgers

1 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup diced portable mushrooms
3/4 cup frozen spinach, defrosted
1/4 cup chopped fine pecans
2 eggs
1 tsp. garlic powder salt & fresh black pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 375F. Prepare a cookie tray that is lined with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray. In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients very well. IMG_3305-001  Using your hands, form patties with your quinoa mixture. IMG_3306  Lay the patties on your cookie sheet about 2 inches apart and bake in oven. IMG_3316-001  Bake for about 8 minutes and then flip over burger gently,using a spatula, and bake for an additional 6-7 minutes.  NewImage.png