Shrimp or Chicken Fried "Rice"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I wanted to start off this blog by sending out prayers to the people in Japan. As you all probably already know by now (because it has been all over the news), Northern Japan had an 8.9 magnitude earthquake with a death toll in the thousands which continues to grow daily. The final death toll count may never be determined. So many people have lost their loved ones, their homes, their jobs, their lives and their morale all in a matter of seconds. This goes to show you to embrace life and appreciate what you do have because it can be taken away from you when you least expect it. Love every minute of it and don't sweat the small stuff. It just isn't worth it in the end. I know they have a long and difficult road to recovery and some may never recover emotionally or physically at all, but I wanted to acknowledge the pain and suffering they must be going through at this moment. I know it isn't much, but every little bit helps so I decided to donate a small bit of money to the Japan Tsunami Fund on Pay Pal. I encourage everyone do so if you can spare it. It doesn't even have to be for Japan. It could be for another organization you feel strongly about. Truthfully, it doesn't even have to be monetary. There are other ways you can help organizations without spending money, but by giving a little bit of your time. What better way to go through life than to know that you have helped others in some way. I truly feel that is the best gift you can give anyone is the offer of help in those in need. My husband commented to me the other day that his goal in life was to help as many people as he can during his lifetime. He feels strongly that this is his purpose in life. I told him, "well, you can scratch me off your list because you have already helped me in sooo many ways!" He is my inspiration and I am so proud to call him my husband. What is your inspiration?


This photo is taken in Afghanistan. There is a flag hanging up in the place he is working at currently so he decided to take a photo in front of it for me. Awww, so sweet! For his protection, I have covered his last name with a heart which is also why I deleted my last name on my blog. Oh, you thought I put that heart there because it looks cute? Yeah, it does kind of look cute too! : )

I also wanted to share this video from Justin Bieber. Yes "The Biebs"! LOL I am not a die hard fan of his, but I do find this song inspirational. My prayers go out to all the soldiers deployed and their families as well. Come home soon!



Lyrics:

(And I pray)

I just can't sleep tonight,
knowing that things ain't right.
It's in the papers, it's on the TV,
it's everywhere that I go.
Children are crying, soldiers are dying,
some people don't have a home.


But i know there's sunshine behind that rain,
I know there's good times behind that pain (hey)
Can you tell me how I can make a change?
I close my eyes, and I can see a better day,
I close my eyes and pray.
I close my eyes and I can see a better day,
I close my eyes and pray.


I lose my appetite, knowing kids starve tonight
Am I a sinner? Cause half my dinner,
Is still there on my plate.
Ooh i got a vision, to make a difference,
and it's starting today.


Cause i know there's sunshine beyond that rain,
I know there's good times beyond that pain

Heaven tell me I can make a change.


I close my eyes, and I can see a better day,
I close my eyes and pray.
I close my eyes and I can see a better day,
I close my eyes and


I pray for the broken-hearted,
I pray for the life not started.
I pray for all the ones not breathing,
I pray for all the souls in need.
I pray, can you give em one today?


I just can't sleep tonight,
Can someone tell me how to make a change?


I close my eyes, and I can see a better day,
I close my eyes and pray, (Ooh)
I close my eyes and I can see a better day,
I close my eyes and I pray, (ooh)
I pray, I pray
I close my eyes and pray


These words are from the person who created this video:

"This is a concept I had and threw together in a few days with friends, inspired by Justin Bieber's song "Pray." I don't claim to be good at video, I'm just a photographer. But all the same I hope the story touches you. There is no end to the gravity of a sacrifice that our soldiers make for us. And I pray that one day this type of sacrifice won't be necessary.

Sometimes, the hands that find themselves in prayer are the very hands in the best position to "make a change." Love each other, and love yourself."


Now for the recipe! About time huh? I have seen this recipe on the face book medifast discussion board and the recipe forums on http://www.mymedifast.com/


Shrimp or Chicken Fried "Rice"

Ingredients:
2-3/4 cup grated cauliflower (5.75 Green)
1/4 cup green onion, chopped (.25 Green)
1/4 tsp garlic powder (.5 Condiment)
1/4 tsp ginger (.5 Condiment)
3 tbsp lite Soy Sauce (3 Condiments)
3 eggs beaten (1 Lean)
7 oz shrimp, cooked or 6 oz chicken, cooked and cubed (1 Lean)
Dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tsp olive oil - if using chicken or 2 tsp olive oil - if using shrimp

Directions:
Cook eggs in skillet sprayed with a little bit of Pam. Scramble eggs until done, but still moist. Set aside. In a wok or large skillet, heat 2 tsp olive oil if using chicken or 2 tsp olive oil if using shrimp over medium high heat. Heat oil with finely diced white part of onions for approximately 1 minute. Add grated cauliflower and fry for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger, diced green onion tops, pre-cooked meat, and eggs. Stir to mix well and until browned a bit. Makes 2 servings. Sprinkle red pepper flakes very lightly over the top (optional). Stores and re-heats beautifully.

2 Complete Lean and Green Meals with 2 Condiments and all healthy fats per serving




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