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Pork Potsticker Noodle Bowl

Um, can I just say it’s bullshit that work is getting in the way of me posting my eats on Instagram?!  Hahahaha!   I am kidding . . .a little bit.  The minutes and hours go by so fast.  I’ll have my phone plugged in under my desk and even though it’s on mute, I can hear the vibrations of notifications on my social media, and I have to wait until the end of the day to catch up with you all.

So question:  has anyone had trouble viewing my posts?  I’ve gotten a couple dozen emails, texts and messages on Instagram asking if I am okay, because they haven’t seen a post since March 8 or 9th.  I know my posts are published, other people are commenting on them, just wondering so I can let my brother know.  I have no idea how the back end of my blog works, even after nearly 9 years Smile with tongue out

Breakfast and lunch were good, but nothing out of the ordinary.   Breakfast was an egg, deli roast beef and spinach tortilla (6 points) and lunch was more deli roast beef with spinach, cucumbers, tzatziki and the best potato chips I’ve ever had from a place in the French Market near my office called Frietkoten.   Note to self, I’ll have to go back for some Belgian beer, but these potato chips were insanely delicious – so much so that I ate the whole small bag (the portion on this plate was about 1/4 of the bag) and my guess was 7 points, but so worth it!

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The reason I stopped at the French Market was because the wind was so strong, even though it was sunny, it was cold AF.   So I got my steps walking around the market – how cute are these marzipan?!

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I am not sure I’ve ever even eaten marzipan but I wanted to buy a pig, a hot dog and a taco!  

At least when it snows this late in the year, it doesn’t last long. 

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And before I knew it, it was time to call it a day and head home.  Some people have a hard time with daylight savings, but it does nothing to me.  But what it does do is make me happy when I step off the train at 6:30 and the sun is just setting.

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My store had ground pork on sale for $1.99 a pound – did you know that you can buy 96% lean ground pork?   It’s only 2 points for 3 ounces, and a quick Pinterest search landed me on Kristin’s page (Iowa Girl Eats) for her pork potsticker noodle bowl.  She’s gluten free, so I took inspiration from her recipe.  She also called for A LOT of soy sauce, and this being my weigh in day, I wanted to reduce the sodium in the dish as much as possible without sacrificing flavor.

These are the noodles I use to make this a super quick week night dinner.  I found them in the Asian aisle at my regular grocery store.  Each packet contains two servings – and I just cut the bag in half and microwave the noodles for a minute and they are ready to go.

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This recipe is for my one serving:


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That, my friends, is the perfect bite!  It literally does taste like the inside of a pork potsticker, without the deep fryer.  Although I did think that a pan fried wonton wrapper or two crumbled over the top would be a nice addition.  Love that this was so super quick too.

It’s Thursday, so it’s WI day for me.  Hopefully the sodium packed dinner wasn’t a bad idea.  For those of you following along I gained 1.6 last week after a couple mini binges and Hannah’s birthday.  I had a good week this week, although my strength training is not going as well as I had hoped.  I need to figure out how to squeeze that into my day.

So here is your daily motivation – make it a great day!

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  • Helen
    March 16, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Your blog doesn’t update in my reader until very late or even sometimes the next day. If I just type in your URL, I do see your latest post. I think maybe WordPress is having an issue because another blog I follow is having the same issue.

    The marzipan are so cute! I don’t care for the taste of them, but I’d totally display that little pig until it disintegrated 😀

    I don’t think your meal was all that salty – you used low sodium products and you didn’t use much.

    • Biz319
      March 16, 2017 at 6:39 am

      Yep, not sure why that’s happened Helen – I had so many people asking if I was okay because they didn’t see my blog updated 😀

      I am with you on the marzipan – they had so many to choose from!

  • kathicooks
    March 16, 2017 at 6:34 am

    That looks so delicious! I plan to try it using the shirataki noodles. Those flavors all look perfect.
    And I’ve periodically had issues with not seeing the new posts, but if I refresh the site it seems to work.

    • Biz319
      March 16, 2017 at 6:40 am

      I don’t mind the shirataki noodles, but Hannah thought it felt like she was eating worms 😛

      • Kym
        March 17, 2017 at 7:39 am

        Ewww. That settles it for me, no shirataki noodles.

  • Charlie Hills
    March 16, 2017 at 6:35 am

    “has anyone had trouble viewing my posts?”

    Sadly, anyone having trouble viewing your posts won’t see that. 🙂

    • Biz319
      March 16, 2017 at 6:38 am

      Ha, I thought about that Charlie! 😀 Morning!

    • Docklady
      March 16, 2017 at 7:52 am

      LOL, so true!

  • emily
    March 16, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Hi Biz. When I go to your site the last post I see is March 9. I am only able to get to the newer posts by hitting “previous post” and then “next post” to get to the current one. If that makes any sense. Have a great day!

  • ashley | the pike place kitchen
    March 16, 2017 at 7:07 am

    I think it’s your homepage that’s not updating! I can find your posts if I search by the day or if I click on the latest post on the homepage and then click next at the bottom. I thought it was just me! either wayyyyy THAT POTSTICKER BOWL I CAN NOT. DELISH. <3

  • Diana
    March 16, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I was having trouble getting your latest post on Google chrome but found it through internet explorer, hope that helps Charlie!

  • M.J. Jacobsem
    March 16, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Hey Biz!
    I have to open your page from previous posts, it’s stuck on the sweet potato toast post!
    I want to make this bowl with rice noodles, it sounds so good! xxxooo

  • Errign
    March 16, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I’ve noticed I need to refresh your page each day in order to see new posts.

  • debby
    March 16, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I also did not see any new posts until this morning! I was going to write to Shelley to see if she had heard anything about you. Now I’m all caught up. I’m going to look for those quest protein powder packets at GNC. I’ve eaten their bars for years, and know that they also do not have that aftertaste.

  • kris
    March 16, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Same troubles, same solutions to finding your posts as already mentioned. Doesn’t it make you feel good though knowing how determined we all were to keep up to date on our Biz? Seriously, my lunch is not the same unless I can enjoy with my daily fix of you lol

  • Kelly B.
    March 16, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I typically read your post so from your emails on my phone, so I’ve been getting your posts daily. Was wondering how many WWSP the noodle bowl is? Have a great day!! Hugs! ?

    • Biz319
      March 16, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      It’s 10 smart points for the whole bowl! Sorry, I may have put that in the actual recipe card, but not sure that shows up on the phone posts – let me know if you like it! 😀

  • Sherry Werth
    March 16, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I actually haven’t had any problems receiving your blogs. They’ve been right there every morning when I check my emails. 😀

  • Abbe@This is How I Cook
    March 16, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Oh I wish I had someone to help me with all the back end stuff. That’s why I’ve kept it simple! Those potato chips look great. I am a potato chip fiend though I do try to avoid them. But don’t look at my blog this week. They might be lurking! Glad you are doing well. You seem happy and that is GOOD!

  • Joanne
    March 16, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    After I open your blog I have to reload (refresh) the page to get the current date of the blog. This started around March 8 or 9 and it still happened yesterday and today.

  • Dottie Williams
    March 17, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Like I have told you a bit ago, I have NOT seen a single email from mybizzy since January 1. So very sad because if I’m busy I miss it so unless I go to the blog itself I don’t see a thing. 🙁

  • Kym
    March 17, 2017 at 7:49 am

    I guess I’m lucky, I’m not having any issues but…since I usually read your blog from work (shhh) I just type into the main search and it pops up right away.
    I love how you have been eating so many variations of deconstructed foods. It gives us some great options when trying to cut out carbs. I don’t know that I have ever had marzipan but oh my goodness those are so cute!

  • Randi MacDonald
    March 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I didnt see your posts until today. I was actually going to message you on FB today.