Monday, December 27, 2010


Hello Friends!
Well this is my first post and my FIRST ever blog! YEAH! After reading them for so long and being inspired each and every day by them, I decided to give it a go. This is more for myself, but hopefully you like it as well:)
Let me tell you a little about myself and why this blog is called "Desserted Again." First and for most, I LOVE dessert! It's more than a love actually, it's an obsession!
Also, this blog will focus on being fit, fabulous, and healthy while living in a SMALL town-in which I feel "deserted" in. I mean, I don't have a "city" over 50,000 people within an hour of us! And I live in a town with a population of around 4,000. So, we must make do with what we have!
Many fitness, health and food blogs I read are based out of big cities-New York City, Philadelphia, Tuscon-but what about small town Midwest? I felt a niche and it was calling my name to fill it.
Now, a little about myself. I'm a certified Zumba instructor and group class instructor at our local wellness center. I LOVE this!
That's me in the purple cargo pants! This was at a Zumba Marathon after Thanksgiving I helped instruct.

Along with this, I also try to follow the new Weight Watchers plan (yummy recipes to come!) and am a generally active person. This balances out with my passion for food! Sometimes making it, but ALWAYS eating it! I tend to plan my life around food and I associate myself with others who love food. I'm not for sure if this is a good thing.......

My husband and I are also party-planners and socializers! We thrive in groups situations and love to be the center of attention. Surprisingly, we let each other have the lime light enough that we are each satisfied;)
This is me (center of attention of course) on a stage learning dance moves on our honeymoon in Jamaica (pink halter top).

For my first post, I'd like to share a recipe I tried out for the first time tonight. It's healthy, easy, fresh and DELICIOUS! I was amazed at myself! I got inspired by another blogger recipe and made it my own. This is one of those great dishes that you can tweak to your tastes and what you have in your pantry. Here's my take on it and I couldn't be more pleased with it!

Green Bean Pasta with Shrimp
1 lb. green beans
2 servings of pasta (your choice)
2 servings of shrimp (deveined and tail take off)
1 handful of fresh basil
1 T. Olive oil
1 T. Balsamic vinegar
1 T. low sodium soy sauce

Cut tops and bottoms of green beans off and also slice in half so they are easier to eat. Wash and boil green beans for about 4 minutes until al dente. Rinse with cold water to stop cooking but keep boiled water to cook pasta in.
While pasta is cooking, cut the tails off your shrimp, chop basil and mix dressing.
Once pasta is done, combine all ingredients and top with sea salt and pepper to your liking.
Easy peasy! Hope you like it as much as I did! 8 PointsPlus

Does anyone have any fresh and easy dishes they'd like to share?


  1. Yay!! So glad you're "out there" now! :)

    I made a cabbage & sausage soup from the new WW P+ cookbook tonight. DELISH. Definitely a saver!

  2. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! The recipe looks delicious, and I'm going to try it with Bragg's instead of soy sauce. I'll let you know how it turns out!

  3. Yeah! Something for you to do in your free time instead of cleaning.