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Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Andiamo! My favorite word. What does it mean? It means: GO!

I am passionate about getting things done.  I kicked my maid to the curb in April. As a result, I have less anxiety, more money and my house is actually cleaner.  I no longer have to work around their schedule or spend the evening before prepping for their arrival. Now, I clean when I want and on my schedule.

My home is my sanctuary. It is also where I conduct business.  It has to be clean and orderly. I want to live the Bodeci lifestyle; therefore I want to clean my own house!  

At 2:30 I made my list:

1.  Spit-shine the main area of the house
2.  Make savory zucchini muffins
3. Harvest veggies for dinner tonight
4.  De-clutter and organize the house
5.  Continue to work on this blog.

It is now 2:35.


I began with de-cluttering, organizing and spit-shining so I didn’t get to the muffins until 3:30.  While they baked I harvested and cleaned my veggies.

The muffins came out at 4:30. Still clad in my work clothes and flip-flops, I dashed off to class. Andiamo!

Look what I accomplished in 2 hours!

I saved $130!!!
I prepared a wholesome and nutritious dinner using food from our garden
My house is clean and organized
I burned 500+ calories!!!

Savory Zucchini Muffins

cooking spray
2 1/2 whole wheat flour
2 Tblsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
2 large eggs (organic, free range if possible)
1/4 c. virgin olive oil
1 large organic zucchini (about two cups) shredded
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup shredded cheese (I used light mozzarella, but tastes best with sharp cheddar or Parmesan)
1/2 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. celery seed

Pre-heat oven to 350 and spray 2 muffin pans (6 muffins per pan).  Sift together dry ingredients in one bowl.  In another, mix the eggs and olive oil until blended then add the last 5 ingredients and mix well. Measure out batter into pans and bake for 30 minutes or until, when inserted, a toothpick comes out clean.  Place them on a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes to cool.  Makes 12 muffins.  172 cal. each.

For each plate I sliced a muffin in fourths horizontally to prepare open-faced turkey sandwiches. Seen here with sliced pickle, cheese and avocado. We also had a  tossed romaine salad from the garden. It was delicious!

These muffins are so versatile. You could create a variety of healthy meals starting with this simple and easy recipe.

Make a batch and create something fantastic. Then let me know about it. I'd love to hear from you!




  1. Those muffins look yummy! I am making some this weekend to share with my family.
    Thanks Deb!


  2. I'd love to know how they turned out and what you did with them. xox