Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I was making a chicken chilli with a roasted red pepper base replacing tomatoes. The recipe called for jarred roasted red pepper but because of the problems my boyfriend has been having with his blood pressure I have been trying to make things myself since canned/bottled foods often have a high sodium content. The sauce ended up being amazing and provided great flavor for the chilli. I ended up keeping it a little chunkier than the recipe said and I still really loved how it turned out!

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It’s been a while….

I have been a bit off track the last couple of months with going to the gym and eating properly. My schedule has changed, I no longer weekend evenings. I now work overnights primarily and it has been a time of adjustment.

My boyfriend has also been sick – he has high blood pressure and is currently taking medication so it has jump started things again, at least food wise. We got comfortable in the relationship and we both have gained some weight back so now it is time to take care of ourselves and each other so we can continue to build a strong relationship.

I am going to start trying to log my meals on here with photos and descriptions. I may not do it daily but I am going to really try and focus on being accountable for what I put in my body.

Live and Learn

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Another day, another lesson learned. A friend of mine took me out for lunch yesterday at our favorite restaurant and we went completely overboard but it ended up being the only meal I had all day. I know I probably went over my calories with the one meal and I had been so Gung ho about yesterday and starting anew.

I’m frustrated with myself but I don’t want to beat myself up. My boyfriend and I got into the gym for our fifth straight day and I feel good. Now, my goal is to eat clean for at least five days straight with one treat night. I will need to avoid Tim Horton’s, and the bakery at the local transit station. I know my triggers, now it is about self control!