10 September, 2017

Episode 264: Wifenapped

Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com

and on the Ravelry group. 

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Episode 264:

Weigh in:

On my needles and hooks:

Exploration Station- Stephen West, MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light

Graduation Socks- Felici in Wizard - true after thought heel

Put away:

Central Park hoodie - Highland Handmades in Worth Waiting for.

Summer Love Wrap- shepherds wool in Spring chick


Tour de Fleece fail: flat tire…Job

At the table

Country Stitches in Lansing. Bought a quilt kit and 1/2 yard of fabric. 


Shepherds lamb yarn review


Pattern: Fuss Free Baby Cardigan ( turned into a pullover)


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

Grocery shopping:

Knitting the perfect Fit by Melissa Leapman

Love of knitting fall 2017

Mindful moment:

Food as fuel - 

I stopped obsessing about every macro. 

I still take my vitamins and drink the 96 ounces I'm supposed to. But I don't obsess about every calorie that goes in my mouth. The stress was doing more harm than good. I'm on track and feeling good. 

This weeks recipe: 

Slow Cooker Spiced Chicken and Sweet Potato

Servings: 8

Here’s what you need

Olive oil spray

3 lbs skinless, bone-in chicken thighs

2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided

salt and pepper

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

½ teaspoon ground allspice

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup salsa, divided

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 large sweet potato, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced into 1 inch pieces

2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1 inch by ½ inch strips

1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced for garnish


1 Rinse the chicken thighs and pat dry. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon ground cumin, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper.

2 Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly spray with olive oil. Add the chicken thighs and cook until well browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer the chicken to plate. Remove the skillet from heat.

3 In same skillet, combine the smoked paprika, allspice, chicken broth, ½ cup of the salsa, garlic, and remaining 1½ teaspoons cumin.

4 In a slow cooker, combine the sweet potatoes and red pepper strips. Generously season with salt and pepper. Place the chicken thighs on top of the sweet potato mixture and pour the broth mixture over the chicken. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.

5 Transfer the cooked chicken pieces from the slow cooker to a large plate. Remove the bones and shred the meat. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sweet potato and red pepper mixture from the slow cooker and onto a serving platter. Top with the shredded meat and the remaining salsa. Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis

285 calories, 6g fat, 15g carbohydrate, 3g sugar, 357mg sodium, 3g fiber, and 40g protein.


Stitches Midwest

Thank you JenAus0524!!

Stayed at Home 2 you Hilton. 

Events like this are more about the people than the purchases for me. 

Loved seeing everyone!

Too many to mention. 


Treasure Goddess yarn booth - Outlander stitch marker bracelet

Buffalo Gold 2wo Sexy (bison &silk) dk gauntlet kit (getting hat pattern)

Garter Strip Jacket by Annie Modesett (mode knit yarn)

On the menu:

Michigan Fiber Festival

Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

13 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, day-tripper(full event), Saturday only. 

Information on the Ravelry group. 


Purse sized projects. 

Socks, one skein shawls, baby sweaters

Small bags- I like zippered. 

Small notions kits. 

I haven't been able to knit at work yet, but I like knowing there is a project there just in case.