08 February, 2017

Episode 255: Ba Da Bing


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Episode 255:

Weigh in:

Finished:

Felted clogs pair 1 not sure I will get to pair 2- Patons classic wool. Mercury /navy

On my needles and hooks:

Harvest Sweater- TinCanKnits-Cascade 220 Heathers in Pyrite (fools gold)- pockets on waste yarn. 

Body length. Now that I tried it on, I want more length. I found 2 more balls in my craft room. After I finish the sleeves, I will rip back the bind off to where I inserted the pockets.  Need to make the sweater longer and I also want bigger pockets. 

memories granny square

Bulky and quick hooded owl blanket - Caron one pound in mixed grey and Easter basket. 

College knitting: 

I forgot my knitting at home. 

I think I wrote up my next shawl design

Sewing: 

None

Spinning: 

None

Appetizer:

Left coast coffee roasters- Plays with pointy sticks

Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 

Grocery shopping:

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you! 


Work bench from Harbor freight for my CSM

Regia- 4 ply- color 07709- workboots

Arne & Carlos- color 03766

Allegro- wool free sock in Sea Rhythm

Berroco Ultra Wool -Heather grey 

June Cashmere- 100% Kyrgyz Cashmere - for review 






Mindful moment:

App: Calm. Take 10 minutes for yourself. 

Recipes:

Excursion out

Meet Bessie

HIIT

Chicken parmesan meatballs

 INGREDIENTS

1 lb. Ground Chicken

1/2 Cup Pizza Sauce – Divided

1/4 Cup Parmesan – Grated

3 Tbs. Italian Flat Leaf Parsley – Chopped

1 Tbs. Garlic – Minced

1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning

1/2 tsp. Onion Powder

1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt

1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

3 oz. Mozzarella Cheese

(2 Tbs. Peace and Love)

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°

 

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, 2 Tbs. pizza sauce, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic salt, and black pepper.

 

Form into 12 equal meatballs.  Bake for 25 minutes, on middle rack in an 8 x 11 baking dish.

 

Remove from oven, spoon pizza sauce over top of each meatball and top with mozzarella cheese.

 

Broil on top rack until cheese is melted and golden brown – About 2-3 minutes.

 

Prep Time – 15 minutes

Cook Time – 25 minutes

 

Makes 4 Servings: 

1 Serving:  3 Meatballs

Calories: 276

Carbs:   3 net grams

Fat:  14.5 g

Protein:  32.5 g



On the menu:

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Gadget: 

UR Power diffuser

Healing Solutions- Best Blends Essential Oils

05 February, 2017

Episode 254: Not 253 again


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Episode 254:

Weigh in:

Finished:

Two YarnHoarder hats: one colored, one textured

Kitty hat- cascade 220 in hot pink. 

On my needles and hooks:

Harvest Sweater- TinCanKnits-Cascade 220 Heathers in Pyrite (fools gold)- pockets on waste yarn. 

Arm issues- had to rip back

Felted clogs- 2 pairs- Bev's pattern. Patrons classic wool in mercury and navy

memories granny square

College knitting: 

Socks for Sister-  sport weight That I dyed. Size 2 needles

NYCO - Ebony- vintage in cast iron

Not touched: 

Memories of KitM Crochet throw- 12 colorways

Close to you shawl- Justyna Lorkowska - Pink Amingo Rainbows

Sewing: 

None

Spinning: 

3 feet of sheep

Noro Rainbow rolls

Appetizer:

Celebrate 30 years of Cascade yarns! 

The first square is live!  This is the first square of the 30 square Knitterati Blanket.  The  blanket commemorates Cascade Yarns’ 30th anniversary.  The 30 squares will be released throughout 2017 as part of the mystery knit along.

Cascade Yarns will be making a donation to Haiti Babi https://haitibabi.org/ equal to the amount that it receives from Ravelry for the sale of this pattern.  Haiti Babi, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, is dedicated to training and employing struggling mothers in Haiti.  Rather than merely providing a meal or housing, Haiti Babi provides training and jobs to moms in Haiti so they can earn a sustainable living wage, provide for their children, and keep their families together.  We encourage you to visit Haiti Babi’s website and to learn more about their cause.  In Haiti, one in ten kids lives in an orphanage, and 80% of kids in orphanages have a parent, or parents, who simply cannot afford to care for them.

Get the next installment of this project for FREE.  Sign up early for Cascade Yarns’ newsletter at www.cascadeyarns.com.  (individual download codes will be published in the newsletter throughout 2017.)

Susan B. Anderson

Amy Bahrt

Josh Bennet

Galina Carroll

Cathy Carron 

Courtney Cedarholm

Rosemary Drysdale

Shannon Dunbabin

Edie Eckman

NIcky Epstein

Faina Goverstein

Tanis Gray

Amy Herzog

Kyle Kunnecke

Melissa Leapman

Patty Lyons

Linda Medina

Lynette Meek

Lorna Miser

Deb Newton

Brooke Nico

Pat Olski

Mari Lynn Patrick

Xandy Peters

Irina Poludnenko

Sandi Prosser

Carol Sulcoski

Mari Tobita

Jacqueline Van Dillen

Ethel Weinberg

I finished square 1. 

Not a fan of square 2. Waiting to see if I will make it. 


Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 

Grocery shopping:

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you! 


Easy canvas prints 


Mindful moment:

Listen to hear not to reply

Too much replying without giving thought 

Step away from social media

Recipes:

pink

100s in 100 days-

College- 

HR Seminar- Capstone

HR Performance Management

In search of a drop leaf or island table

Taxes

On the menu:

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

19 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Gadget: 

Friends- yes, once again my greatest assets are those people I call friends. 

08 January, 2017

Episode 253: AWhole New Year


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and on the Ravelry Group. 

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Episode 252:

Weigh in:

Year wrap up: 

 37 projects completed

7 hats

6 cowls

6 pairs of socks

2 sweaters

Misc others

Start of the year count:

11 projects on needles

10 hibernating 

Might have more not listed on Ravelry 

4 quilts

Lost over 100lbs

Finished:

On my needles and hooks:

Harvest Sweater- TinCanKnits-Cascade 220 Heathers in Pyrite (fools gold)- pockets on waste yarn. 

Socks for Sister-  sport weight That I dyed. Size 2 needles

Close to you shawl- Justyna Lorkowska - Pink Amingo Rainbows

Felted clogs- 2 pairs- Bev's pattern. Patrons classic wool in mercury and navy

Memories of KitM Crochet throw- 12 colorways

memories granny square

NYCO - Ebony- vintage in cast iron

Chilkat cowl in Louet Gems 


Sewing: 

Goal is 4 quilts and some soup bowl cozys

I need coasters too.

I need to take the machine in and clean it. 

Spinning: 

I took 2016 off from spinning. 

This year my goal is to spin. 

Appetizer:

Yarn review- 

Kartopu premium line Merino Yün

Stitch Craft Marketing

Yarnhoarder hat one finished, one going. 

Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 

Grocery shopping:

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you! 

Mindful moment:

Observation

Recipes:

Car update- meet Fred

Snow shoveling

100s in 100 days-

Wonder Why Farms goat soap in Sore Muscles. 

College- started early

Soup season:

Cabbage roll soup

Ingredients

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup chopped onioon

1/2 cup chopped shallots

2 pounds ground beef

1 tsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

16 ounces marinara sauce

1/2 head cauliflower or 2 cups riced cauliflower

5 cups beef broth, low sodium

1 large cabbage or 8 cups sliced


Instructions

Heat olive oil and garlic on medium high heat.

Add onions and shallots and cook until softened.

Add ground beef and cook until browned and no longer pink.

Add seasonings to beef and marinara sauce.

Add the riced cauliflower to the beef mixture and stir until coated.

Pour the beef into the crock pot.

Pour beef broth into crock pot and add cabbage.

Stir to combine everything.

Cook on high 3 hours or low 6 hours. If you don't have a crock pot, simply cook ground beef in a dutch oven or heavy soup pot, follow recipe and simmer on low, covered for about an hour until cabbage is tender.

Notes

Net Carbs: 9.8g

You could reduce the carbs more if you have just a cup as a serving instead of suggested serving.

If you choose to use rice instead of cauliflower then I would suggest 1 cup of cooked rice and eliminate the cauliflower.



Enchilada soup 

It's cold and rainy so what do I do? Put up a crockpot full of yum - 20 oz chicken breast, 28 oz of red enchilada sauce, one sliced onion, 1 clove garlic, 1 can black beans (drained) and 1 cup of frozen roasted corn. Set the crock pot on high and come back later. will make 6 servings at 219/28.7 and I'll serve over "cauli rice" which will take it to 244/30.7....mmmm comfort food




On the menu:

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

20 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Gadget: 

Planner

01 January, 2017

Episode 252: Mindfuckery


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the Ravelry group. 

Thank you for listening and Happy 2017!!


Check out this episode!

Episode 252:

Weigh in:

Finished:

white hat pink pom- woolease thick n quick

2 drop stitch cowls in Bear Creek


On my needles and hooks:

Harvest Sweater- TinCanKnits-Cascade 220 Heathers in Pyrite (fools gold)- pockets on waste yarn. 

Socks for Sisters- 2 pairs. 

One in sport weight That I dyed. Size 2 needles

  One in Lion brand stripes. Size 0 needles- too tight. Ripped. Waiting for 1.5's

Socks- Christmas Eve cast on- no!

Close to you shawl- Justyna Lorkowska - Pink Amingo Rainbows

Felted clogs- 2 pairs- Bev's pattern. Patrons classic wool in mercury and navy

Memories of KitM Crochet throw- 12 colorways

Sewing: 

2 t-quilts planned need to buy interfacing

Rag quilt planned. Need to get flannel and batting. 

Spinning: 

Appetizer:

Yarn review- Louet Gems from Louet Yarns of North America

Stitch Craft Marketing

Chilkat cowl

Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 

Grocery shopping:

Patons Kroy

Recipes:

Car update

Jolabokaflod- Talking as fast as I can by Lauren Graham

Christmas

The new year: 

Word or theme for 2017

Mindful or present

Start as you wish to go on

NYCO- Do you want to knit a Sweater? 

Ebony- vintage in cast iron

Needle issues- not a fan of the short Hiya Hiya interchangeables

On the menu:

Stitch marker give away- thank you K8erpillar 

College

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

20 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Gadget: 

Warm drinks! 

Celestial seasonings seasonal teas. 

Sugar cookie, Sugar plums, Candy cane, Gingerbread

Sugarfree chai at StarBucks- cinnamon chai tea bag, sf vanilla syrup, frothed milk of choice (I love coconut milk)

Tim Hortons flavored coffee- always sugar free! 

23 December, 2016

Episode 251: Rant before Christmas


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the Ravelry podcast group. 

Thank you for listening. 

The Sarge and I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!


Check out this episode!

Episode 251:

Weigh in:

Finished:

Worlds simplest mittens- TinCanKnits- Stash Yarn

Hornshaw Wood Works Mitten Blockers

Convertible messy bun hat

pom hat -pom from a keychain. 

I need to get a pom pom maker

On my needles and hooks:

Harvest Sweater- TinCanKnits-Cascade 220 Heathers in Pyrite (fools gold)- pockets on waste yarn. 

Socks for Sisters- 2 pairs. 

One in sport weight That I dyed. Size 2 needles

  One in Lion brand stripes. Size 0 needles

Close to you shawl- Justyna Lorkowska - Pink Amingo Rainbows

felted clogs- 2 pairs- Bev's pattern. Patrons classic wool in mercury and navy

I tried to do the Knitting for Peace KAL- I failed. 

Sewing: 

4 quilts finished

Bought a bin pattern 

2 t-quilts planned need to buy interfacing

Rag quilt planned. Need to get flannel and batting. 

Spinning: 

Fleece picked up from Stone Hedge Fiber mill- thank you Shannon! 

Appetizer:

Jolabokaflod- tradition in Iceland 

What I'm reading now: The subtle art of not giving a f-bomb

Purple cow

Quiet

Trading Christmas

Listening: 

Harry Potter book 1

This year's Christmas gifts essays

A Christmas Carol

Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 

Grocery shopping:

K8erpillar Designs- emoji stitch markers- drawing announced. 

Buckle for my CSM

Swaps: 

mini swap 

Bariatric swap

Cards swaps

My yarn wish granted: 

Yarn Briggs and little rustic. For mittens. Looking for a lined pattern

Buttons

Recipes:

Car update

Minimalist on Netflix 

Sad about Advents. I want to do an advent swap over the next year. 

Christmas

15 months out post RNY: I'm Angry! 

Doctor 

Dietitian

 15 month measurements 

Hand knit for all the team. 

Request for dryer balls

Why men's sweats have pockets and women's don't? 

New in my ears: 

Weight loss surgery podcast with Reeger Cortell 

How stuff works NOW

Stuff you missed in history class

On the menu:

College

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

22 spots available: bunk, b.a.b., daytripper, Saturday only. 

Gadget: 

Oil cloth measuring tape

Replace yearly



06 December, 2016

Episode 250: Holiday Time Again


Show notes can be found at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com

Thank you for listening!

Happy Holidays to you and yours. 

 


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Episode 250

Holiday time

Something small:

Juniper moon farm - animals and cookie presses

Ravelry shop

Burning impressions 2 on etsy- soxyzz

Hand creams or body bars

Wonder why farms soap 

Something to read: 

Yarnitexture

Within- knitting patterns to warm the soul

Melissa Leapman's Designer Crochet Accessories

Elizabeth Zimmerman 

The yarn harlot- Stephanie Pearl- Mcphee

Single projects: 

Felted clogs- bev galaskes 

Antler cardigan /hat/ gloves- tin can knits

Owligan- Kate Davis

Large gifts: 

Hornshaw Woodworks

Interchangeable needle set 

Knittin' in the Mitten Retreat

Food: 

Primal kitchen- dark chocolate almond protein bars

Eat me guilt free-- brownies and blondies 

Moon cheese- pepperjack, cheddar, Gouda 

Popcorn-skinny pop or smart pop white cheddar

Gadget: 

Ulla- smart hydration coach


28 November, 2016

Episode 249: Wild Month


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Episode 249

Weigh in:

Finished 

Waves of fall socks

Outlander cowl

Triple luxe cowl

Boot toppers

Fairy snowcap

WIPs

Close to you shawl- Pink Amingo- over the rainbow

Harvest- TinCanKnits Cascade220 Heathers in Pyrite

Speckles socks- hfd sport

Frogged: 

Mittens

 SPINNING!

None

Retreat recap! 

Camp Blodgett

The food- 

The fun- 

The learning-

The giving-

The love! 

The hangover!! 

Kanga- waiting on adjuster

Thanksgiving

Ornament making- air dry clay and cookie cutters

On the menu

Fall fancy pants craft along- until Winter

Holiday card exchange- going out today

Finish or frog by 2017

Do you want to knit a sweater? K/cal-starts January 1st

Gadget corner- 

Homemade yogurt

Yogurt maker- Euro Cuisine

Extra jars

Greek strainer

Pyrex bowls