08 January, 2017

Episode 253: AWhole New Year

Show notes are located at http://www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com

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


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 


Goal is 4 quilts and some soup bowl cozys

I need coasters too.

I need to take the machine in and clean it. 


I took 2016 off from spinning. 

This year my goal is to spin. 


Yarn review- 

Kartopu premium line Merino Yün

Stitch Craft Marketing

Yarnhoarder hat one finished, one going. 


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:



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


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


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.


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.