Picadillo with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice and Weight Loss Report

Cherry Blossom Kitchen  Picadillo | Cilantro Lime Caul Rice

You’re going to want to pick up your plate and lick it clean! Seriously, you have to try this Picadillo with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice situation! And, good news; it’s low carb, gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30!! The Picadillo is luscious and savory, and the olives take it beyond amazing. The cauliflower bits have an amazingly similar texture to rice and is brightened by the cilantro and lime. I know, your mouth is watering too, but, first…the weekly weight loss report!  (more…)

Bacon Weave Egg Salad Tartine and Weight Loss Report

Cherry Blossom Kitchen | Bacon Weave Egg Salad Tartine

How cute is this Bacon Weave Egg Salad Tartine? If you’re not familiar with tartines, they’re a fancy French open-faced sandwich topped with spreadable ingredients. Ok, bacon isn’t a fancy ingredient, but it’s bacon, hello! (The bacon weave replaces the bread in an open-faced ‘sandwich’). Cold egg salad with a mouth-watering creamy dressing, crispy bacon weave, bed of cool, crisp lettuce = yum! Check out the how-to below.  But first, on to my Monday Weight Loss Report. (more…)

Shrimp with Farfalle and Broccoli Basil Pesto


Cherry Blossom Kitchen | 263 Calorie Shrimp with Farfalle and Broccoli Basil Pesto

If you’re looking for a new pesto idea, you’ve come to the right place! I love any kind of pesto, but, adding broccoli to the usual pesto mixture of basil, Parmesan, oil, pinenuts (walnuts in this recipe) and garlic; just makes it special, and healthy! This Shrimp with Farfalle and Broccoli Basil Pesto recipe is super easy to make, and only 263 calories a serving!


Overnight Oats in a Jar Recipe

Cherry Blossom Kitchen | Overnight Oats in a Jar and Calorie Counting Progress Report

My Counting Calories Progress Report using the Lose It! app after my first week: I’m pleased to report I’ve lost 4.8 pounds! The first week there is a lot of water loss of course, but, I’m happy to be rid of it and heading in the right direction. I’ve not eliminated any food groups (real-world lifestyle I’m choosing) as I’ve done in the past so as not to induce cravings, which is very typical for me. The recipe below for Overnight Oats in a Jar recipe featuring quick cooking oats, is a satisfying carb that doesn’t leave me craving more, like some other high-carb foods. This carb thing makes me absolutely crazy: I crave carbs when I don’t eat them at all, and I crave more of them when I eat the processed junky ones! Carbs. Are. Evil. Can you relate?! Anyway, there are no cravings and no feelings of deprivation on my calorie counting plan which = a happy girl on the road to goal weight!


Lose It! Are you losing weight with it?

CherryBlossomKitchen | LoseIt breakfast
I’m baaacckk! Wow, it’s been way too long, I’m hoping you’re all doing well! OK, so here’s the thing…a couple of years ago I went on a local weight loss program and lost 40 pounds very quickly and yep, you guessed it – I’ve gained most of it back. Yikes, how did that happen??!! It’s incredibly disappointing, but, onward and upward, right?!! Enter, Lose It!


Low Carb Italian Baked Eggs

Italian Baked Eggs | CherryBlossomKitchen.com

I know, we’re nearing the end of January, but, Happy New Year! I’m sincerely hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas/holiday season and are having a fabulous start to the new year! Thank you for hanging with me the last few months as I haven’t posted as often as I’d like…my Real Estate photography business keeps me super busy, but, my heart is still with this blog and I plan to see you here much more often! I’ve missed sharing with y’all, and, am so happy to post this mouth-watering recipe today for Low Carb Italian Baked Eggs that you absolutely have to try!


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