It sounded like a good idea at the time, but about half way through this bowl of cereal, it started getting soggy and icky, and I was dreaming about a cheezy egg sammie 😦

1.5 cups Kashi Go Lean Crunch and 3/4 cup milk

I had an eye doctor appointment at lunch.  I wasn’t sure how long it was going to take, so I had a little snack – nothing better than Tabasco cottage cheese 😀

Turns out I have amazing eyes! Not only am I blind as a bat, but a yearly check up of my eyes is part of my diabetes management.   A staggering 21 million people have diabetes, and nearly six million are walking around with it and don’t even know it.   A simple dilated eye exam not only can diagnose diabetic retinopathy – the leading cause of blindness in adults, but it can also diagnose high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Every year I have pictures taken of my eyes, and upon examination, my doctor declared that I had amazing eyes!  The blood vessels looked great, and when I told her my A1C level was 6.4 she was thrilled! 😀  When was your last eye exam?!

Okay, I’ll get off my soap box 😀

When I got back from work I put together a stir-fry with the other half of my plum chipotle chicken breast, broccoli, zucchini, yellow pepper and 2 ounces of Thai kitchen wide noodles.

The fresh cilantro was a last minute addition, and I really loved the added flavor.

Now I have Dine and Dish to thank for my pork chop topping.   However, her recipe was for six pork chops, so I made a version for one.

Spicy Garlic Lime Sauce For Pork

Makes 1 serving (88 calories, 5.6 fat, 10.3 carbs, .8 fiber and 1.2 protein)

If you have a sour palate – you will LOVE this sauce!


2 tablespoons lime juice, (juice of one lime)
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped and 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno


Mix everything together and pour over grilled pork chops.

When I tasted this sauce, I did a happy dance.  Tony looked at me, and said “did you just do the dancing bear dance?”  Does anyone remember the dancing bear from Captain Kangaroo?

I love, love, loved how this sauce turned out.  In fact, I told Tony I wished I had brought a spoon to the table so I could get every ounce of it in my mouth 😀

I loved the addition of the jalapenos and the balance of the lime juice to honey.  And if you love cilantro, you will love this!

I didn’t do my calorie stats yesterday and no workout because of my eye doctor appointment.

In today’s addition of I want that! As soon as I saw it, I knew it was going on my lunch menu next week.  It’s on my lunch menu because Tony wouldn’t touch it with 10-foot pole!  Nicole’s tofu parmesan!  And her husband ate it!

Have a great day!

28 thoughts on “Cereal?

  1. I never thought to put Tabasco on cottage cheese – what a great idea! 🙂 And some awesome photos, by the way!

  2. Your are an amazingly creative cook! You take everyday foods and make them look wonderful! I am having a great time going through your archives to get ideas – I HAVE to get this weight off! I am back to April so far 🙂 Keep on cooking! Thank you 🙂

  3. omg i lovvvvvveee cottage cheese and have never put hot sauce on it. that sounds so awesome! i always put pb&j in mine. yum!

  4. Tobasco on cottage cheese? That’s sounds interesting!

  5. Everytime I make myself cereal in the morning, I wish I had a cheesy egg sandwich instead too. I love savory breakfasts!

    Way to go on the eye exam! I just had mine last week.

  6. Cereal for breakfast?! Blasphemous! 😉

    Your stir fry looks delicious!

    Glad you have amazing eyes!!!

  7. I’m a total wimp about hot stuff. Plain cottage cheese is even a little spicy for me! (not really:)) Kashi Go Lean is the only cereal I eat, but since I hate milk, I use 1 oz of milk on a cup of go-lean. That way it doesn’t get too soggy! The pork sauce looks great – already printed it out. And by the way, have you never heard of licking the plate to get every last drop?

  8. I’m glad your eyes are in such good shape. Mine are too! No problems whatsoever and I aim to keep it that way! My A1C is higher, though, I think 7.

  9. That sauce does sound amazing! You are such a voice for diabetes Biz…you have no idea! Preach the importance of eye exams all day long…I love it!!!

    Hubby did eat the tofu Parm…but he would’ve rather had wings! 😉

  10. Love the cilantro sauce recipe. I’ve got pork tenderloin on the menu tonight . . .I might try them together on an arranged date! Way to go on the eye check. I’ve had lasik surgery on one of my eyes, so I’m very good about going every year for check ups.

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can’t wait to dig into your archives and read! (And am going to have to eat lunch before I do it, because your blog looks yummy. It’s making my stomach growl!)
    Can’t wait to get to know you better!

  12. Kashi cereal seems to get soggy faster than other cereals.

  13. DiningAndDishing

    Love that take on cottage cheese. I always serve mine with sweet additions but tobasco sounds fabulous! I could do with some more spice in my life :).

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  14. all the better to see you with 😉 hehe. i’m not a huge pork chop fan, but wow, that looks pretty mouth-watering!

  15. Diabetes and hypoglycemia run in my family so I always get the eye pictures taken also. My eye dr. always comments that my eyes are great – even though I’m blind as a bat too! My theory is that you only get one set of eyes so you might as well take damn good care of them! Plus, it’s easy and pain-free!

    Whoa, way too much cilantro in all these recipes – you have me gagging over here! 😛

  16. amazing eyes make amazing foods!

  17. this pork chop with lime sauce makes me soooo hungry….looks delicious!

  18. Yeayy, glad your eyes are well! I’ve got my appointment coming up sometime this fall, too, and I always get the photo taken, even before I was diagnosed, because it ran in the family. Speaking of a1c, I’m due…better get off my duff and schedule my next checkup!

    Adding the cilantro sauce to my own “I want that” list!

  19. That’s looks like the recipe I used a couple weeks ago with the addition of honey and mustard. Isn’t it good? I absolutely love it on pork chops. 😀

  20. Tabasco cottage cheese? Yes please!! The pork chops look amazing also!

  21. I hate soggy cereal too! And cottage cheese, but that’s another matter, hahah.

    I have yearly eye exams – I am BLIND & can’t get contact rx without the exam! 🙂

  22. Good plug on the eye checkups. Very important! They have improved technology so now they can get a 360 degree view of your eyes and it can even detect high cholesterol and other ailments.

    My hba1c is 6.2! That is the lowest it has ever been. Highest was 9.8

  23. Love all the veggies in your stir fry – looks so tasty! I hope Hannah is enjoying her classes too 🙂

  24. My last eye exam was a week or so ago – thanks for asking. I had no idea there were so many benefits though. I need to make sure I am taking advantage of all of that.

  25. Look at that gorgeous pork chop picture!!
    Glad you liked the recipe 🙂 Thanks for the linkback.

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