Cooking Parties

Is your child looking for something FUN to do with his friends and learn some important life lessons at the same time? Don’t you wish they still taught home economics in school? Wouldn’t it be fun to learn to cook some of your favorite food and bake your favorite treats? How about planning a family meal that is delicious and nutritious?

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You CAN do ALL of it! It’s easy, trust me. We, at Food Jules, are here to help you.

Food Jules offers cooking parties for birthdays, holidays, boy or girl scouts or for just some plain old fun. We also offer private cooking lessons and family meal planning. Plus, we have a ton of healthy, tasty recipes on our website.

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Our cooking classes are for ALL AGES so if YOU want to host a GIRLS NIGHT OUT with some of your close friends, make some fun appetizers and sweet treats and serve them up with some wine, we can help you.

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Call or Email us today to get more information. We are excited to share all of our ideas, food creations and recipes with you. Your son or daughter will LOVE to invite his friends over for a private cooking party. It’s a great time, filled with lots of laughs, excitement, creativity and learning.

Hope to see you soon.

Cleanse Day #10

Yesterday, was our final day of the Dr Oz 10 day Cleanse. It was a great 10 days and I have lost about 4lbs and a few inches around the waist. Plus, I feel great! I know, 4lbs doesn’t sound like much, but I only had about 8-10lbs to lose so I think it’s great. I will be continuing the cleanse for another week, so I am hoping to lose a couple more pounds and then get back into an exercise routine.

I started the morning with a cup of warm water with lemon. This will be a new daily routine of mine. I really enjoy drinking that warm cup of water. It’s a great way to start the day. It helps kick start my metabolism and keeps me warm on a cold day.

For breakfast, I had a friend visit with her son so I made us a Cherry Banana Smoothie as well as the Mini Vegetable Frittatas. That’s right, I had both for breakfast, but it was half the amount I usually have on my own :) I also snuck in a cup of Organic Decaf Coffee.

Since I had a great big breakfast, I had lunch on the later side and made myself some Turkey and Bean Chili Lettuce Wraps. They were delicious. Lettuce is a more healthier way to eat wraps and gives it a nice crunch. These were delicious.

For dinner, we just had some of leftover Vegetable Soup. Then, for a snack I had a Brown Rice Cake with Almond Butter. It was a perfect end to our 10 day cleanse.

Cleanse Day #9

We’re almost at the end of our ten day cleanse. I am excited to jump on that scale to see how much weight I have lost during these last ten days. I have been patient about checking on my progress, but I definitely feel and see the change in the way my clothes fit. YIPPEE… and this isn’t the end of it for me either. I’m going to continue on the cleanse for another week to support my cousin on her journey. Then, I’m going to start hitting the gym again and going back to my pilates and yoga classes, which I miss so very much!

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Before you know it, the spring will be here and the sun will be shining down on our faces. There won’t be any more snow on the ground and the trees will start growing buds. Oooooo I can NOT wait. Spring is my favorite time of the year and this spring we have so much to celebrate! Our little Benny is turning ONE on May 14th, Lilliana is turning TWELVE on June 3rd, Lucas is turning EIGHT on July 19th and Mike is hitting the BIG 40 on August 15th. We have a lot of birthday celebrations this spring/summer! Oh yea, and I am turning 39 on April 26th. I officially begin all the birthday celebrations for the year :)

But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet…. we are still knee deep in winter, yuk!

So, yesterday on our 9th day, I started with my morning cup of water water with lemon. Followed by a couple Mini Vegetable Frittatas. I love these, they are delicious, healthy and so easy to make.

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For lunch, I had sushi. Wait. I had to work yesterday and stopped at Whole Foods on my way down and it was lunch time so I was hungry. They have so much to choose from there so I was going to get a salad because they have an amazing salad bar. However, the sushi was calling out to me…. I love sushi and my favorite is the Shrimp Tempura rolls especially with that spicy sauce they put on top, yum! So, I gave in a little and it was so yummy. I had them make it with avocado and cucumber too and roll it in a brown rice/quinoa mixture, so it wasn’t too off the cleanse routine, lol. Now, that I am writing this post, I am craving it again right now.

As a quick snack, I had a Honeycrisp apple, which are delicious. I shared one with my brother in law who now loves these apples too. I am telling you they are worth the $3.49 per lb. Super expensive but these are organic and so sweet. Nothing beats these apples from Whole Foods, they have the best produce!

For dinner, I had some vegetable soup that my friend brought over to us. She’s so sweet. Benny was really sick this past week and she is always so kind and brought over some yummy, comforting, vegetable soup for all of us. Love her.

When I finished with the soup, I was craving some chocolate. I almost wanted to pull out one of our homemade Gluten Free Fudge Brownies from the freezer, but I resisted the temptation and opted for a Chocolate Almond Smoothie instead, which I shared with Mike. It hit the spot!

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Just one more “official” day… see you all tomorrow.

Cleanse Day #8

Just two more “official” days of the cleanse.

For breakfast yesterday, I had some scrambled eggs with turkey sausage. My favorite turkey sausage is from Applegate Farms, it’s delicious.

Benny and I went out grocery shopping to Trader Joes, so I had a Chocolate Avocado Smoothie to go for lunch, so smooth and satisfying. If you add a little melted dark chocolate to it, you would turn it into a delicious pudding!

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For dinner, I made some yummy Chicken Fajitas over brown rice. I just LOVE any kind of fajita and this is my all time favorite recipe. I think it’s the marinade for the chicken, it brings so much flavor to the entire dish. I like to add in mushrooms too.

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Until tomorrow….

Cleanse Day #7

We’re almost at the finish line… although, my friend and I are going to continue on the cleanse for a few more days to support my cousin’s journey.

Yesterday, was our 7th day on the Dr Oz Cleanse. We are feeling really great.

In the morning, I started with my cup of warm water with lemon. Then, I fixed myself a Cherry Banana Smoothie, one of my favorites. The smoothie was a perfect breakfast since we had to take Benny to the doctor because he wasn’t feeling himself at all plus it was his nine month checkup.

NINE MONTHS!!! I just can’t believe that this little baby is so big now and doing so much. It was just the other day that we brought him home from the hospital, so excited to have a new little one, so blessed and so in love. Turns out, it’s a cold that has caused a lot of congestion in his lungs and some wheezing. Hopefully, it will work its way out of his system in a few more days. By the way, he’s 21lbs, 10oz and is 30.25″ long. He’s in the 97% for his height and 75% for his weight, just like my other kids. They are all going to be tall like their daddy. I will be the short one in this family.

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For lunch, I just heated up some leftover Chickpea and Cauliflower Coconut Curry from the other day. Sooooo good!

As an afternoon snack, I had an Organic Honeycrisp Apple, my favorite, as well as a Brown Rice Cake with Almond Butter. I had to have two snacks because I baked up some Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins for Lucas and a couple of his friends that came over for a play date, and they smelled so good coming out of the oven. It was so very tempting but I resisted!

Then, we made a simple Roasted Vegetables over Quinoa with a side of Grilled Chicken. It was very satisfying and very tasty.

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That’s about it for yesterday…. see you all tomorrow!

Cleanse Day #5 and #6

Hope you all had a great weekend. I apologize for being late with the recap of our last two cleanse days. Between work and a sick baby at home, I’m a little behind on my posts.

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Sunday, was our fifth day on the Dr Oz Ten Day Cleanse. So far, it’s going great. On Valentine’s Day, my husband and I went out, so I had a little more then I should be eating, plus I had dessert, so I felt completely full. It’s amazing how you feel once you are cleansing and then start eating again. I preferred the way I felt on the cleanse then the way I felt after I had all that food. I guess my body is getting used to eating less, which is great, since I want to lose these last 8 baby pounds!

In the morning, I had my usual warm cup of water with lemon. Followed, by scrambled eggs and two all natural turkey sausage for breakfast. I knew I needed a more substantial breakfast since we were going out to family birthday party.

Before we headed out to the party, we had a Chocolate Almond Smoothie, yum! Then, at the party, I just snacked on some hummus with carrots, celery and a handful of corn tortilla chips. (I also snuck in a couple bites of homemade pizza – just a 1/4 of a slice).

For dinner, we had leftover Creamy Tomato Soup and then as a bedtime snack, I ate some Vegan Brown Rice Cereal with almond milk. Most likely, I was hungrier then usual because I had more to eat on Saturday, plus I am nursing a sick baby who is nursing more since he needs plenty of fluids. I am cutting myself some slack here!

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On our 6th day, I again started out with a warm cup of water with lemon. Followed by a Triple Berry Smoothie for breakfast. For lunch, I made myself a simple Tuna Fish with celery and pickles (no mayo) on top of a bed of romaine lettuce. I love tuna!

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As a snack, I had a brown rice cake with almond butter. Then, for dinner we made Baked Salmon with fresh garlic and lemon and ate that with asparagus and one hard boiled egg. Nice and simple, yet very satisfying and flavorful.

Until tomorrow…

Cleanse Day #4

Yesterday, was another successful cleanse day. This is going very well and I feel great.

In the morning, I had my cup of warm water with lemon. Then, for breakfast, I ate a couple of the Mini Vegetable Frittatas that I made yesterday. They are so delicious and filling.

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For lunch, I made myself another Burrito Bowl. What can I say, I love salad, black beans and grilled chicken with some fresh pico. I love the Burrito Bowls at Chipotle.

As a snack, I had a Brown Rice Cake with Almond Butter, a new favorite snack of mine.

For dinner, we made Turkey Lettuce Wraps, Asian Style. The kids and I love these lettuce wraps, they are so full of flavor and they are very light. We ate them with a side of Broccoli with Garlic Sauce.

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In the evening before bed, I had a cup of tea. That about wraps it up for our fourth day.

Today is Valentine’s Day and Mike and I have plans to go out so I think I’m going to officially call it a “cheat day” and have some wine and dessert. It’s ok, though, I am enjoying our cleanse days and now my cousin has decided to join us so my friend and I are extending our cleanse days to support her.  Until Monday… Happy Valentine’s Day.