Tuesday, February 14, 2012


The Belly Busting Soup did it's job. I lost 3 pounds in 4 days and my entire body was noticeably less puffy. I think the soup is a great cleanser for one thing and would be good if you wanted to drop a few pounds quickly & healthfully before an event or big weekend.

I came up with this rice dish last week and thought it was pretty good. I served it with baked pork chops. The guys ate it all & never said a word. Trying to sneak that Flaxseed in as much I can and the brown rice covered it up perfectly. They had no idea they were eating heart healthy Omega 3's, plus the fiber from the brown rice.

A LITTLE NOTE ABOUT FLAXSEED - Flaxseed is loaded with Omega 3's which makes it a superfood for your heart. Omega 3's are anti inflammatory, lowers bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol and helps your blood to flow better. Flaxseed doesn't really have a taste. It blends in well with other foods. I sprinkle it in oatmeal, on shredded wheat cereal, scrambled eggs, smoothies, etc. I have been trying to sneak it into at least one food everyday. If my picky 16 year old son will eat this rice and not spit it out, you should be able to sneak it in on anybody.  LOL 


2 cups brown rice
1 3/4 cup water or chicken broth
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tsp butter
1 or 2 chopped jalapenos (optional, but nice kick, plus antioxidants) 
1 tsp Basil
2 tsp Garlic Salt
1 tsp pepper (our favorite is McCormick Hot Shot)
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 wedges Laughing Cow Garlic Herb cheese
1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
3 tsp Flaxseed

Pour rice & water (or broth) in glass bowl with lid. Microwave covered 12 minutes.

While rice is cooking, melt butter in small skillet.  Add onion & jalapeno.  Saute until tender.

When rice is cooked, add onion & butter to rice. Add remaining ingredients and mix together well.
Microwave covered 5-7 minutes. Mix well again to incorporate melted cheese throughout dish and serve.

This is great as a healthy side dish or you can add shrimp, chicken, pork, etc. and make it a one pot meal. Also great for a meatless meal on it's own.

I hope you enjoy. And Happy Valentine's Day! Jesus is the ultimate Valentine. He paid the ultimate price for us just because He loves us.


1 comment:

  1. LOVE flax seed! I sneak into all kinds of things, too. :) This recipe looks great!