Best side you will ever have

This Easter I tried to do things a bit healthier and I was given a barley risotto recipe from my mom that she swears by.

She was right, as mothers usually are, and it was not only delicious but oh so easy!

I’m sure this recipe is out circling the web but this is the recipe as she told me. Try it out and enjoy.

Barley Risotto

2 tsp olive oil
2 med onions chopped up
2 large portobello mushrooms or in my case a package of white button mushrooms – or whatever you have.
2 cloves of garlic minced.
3/4 cup of barley
2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1/4 cup of Parmesan

Heat Olive oil and onions in a pan with a lid on medium heat for about a minute
Add mushrooms and garlic (mushrooms all chopped up) sauté for a minute or two
Add barley and chicken broth, stir
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover.
Let simmer for about 50 mins. Remove from heat. Add Parmesan. And serve

Oh. So. Delicious.

Happy Easter all!

Detox – week 1

I’ve been trying to step up my exercise and eat much healthier – no snacks before bed; less sugar; less bread; no pop; less chocolate.

Today I started the Jillian Michaels Detox – one week of drinking 8 cups of water/steeped dandelion root tea/pure cranberry juice and lemon juice. 

I think it’s delish! In fact it’s 2pm and I’ve drank it all. I’m debating making another pitcher of the detox drink. 

After walking the dogs last night I felt way more energetic this morning, I did my workout and planning for another walk this evening. Hopefully all goes well !