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Posted by on May 25, 2010 | 0 comments

Delicious Kale Stir Fry

1 can garbanzo beans

1 bunch Kale

1/4 cup onion

3 cloves sliced garlic

1 tbs olive oil

Red pepper

Curry

Lemon juice

Drain and rinse beans. Remove the stems in the kale and chop. Sauté garlic, onion, and beans in olive oil for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Cook until kale wilts.

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Posted by on May 18, 2010 | 0 comments

Simple Summer Recipes

It’s already heating up; so, I’m trying to spend as little time hovering over a hot stove as possible.  Summer is a great time for raw veggies and simple recipes that don’t require any heat.  Here is a salad idea adapated from a Taste of Home recipe. Can’t get any more simple

3 chopped tomatoes

1 chopped red onion

1 chopped red bell pepper

1 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro

1 tsp salt

2 drained cans of corn

1 garlic clove finely chopped

2 tbs olive oil

1/3 C balsamic vinegar

Mix and Enjoy

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Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 | 0 comments

Sprouting

5.49 is all it took to get me started with sprouting. I had my first sprout salad today – Delish!

All the salad consisted of was beautiful enzyme rich live sprouts and organic balsamic vinegar.

5.49 + 3 days – well worth the investment

Day one – use the water used to soak the sprouts in a green smoothie

Day two – continue to rinse twice a day

Day three – time to reap the rewards of your not so hard work

If you are not able to reach a health food store that sells sprouting jars – a mason jar with holes punched in the top should work fine. The sprouting jars come with mesh tops that allow the seeds to breathe a bit more but a home made jar will also serve you well.

If you don’t have the resources to garden I strongly advise you start sprouting. It really is as easy as it looks.
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Posted by on Apr 18, 2010 | 6 comments

Let the Gardening Begin

I haven’t yet graduated beyond potted gardening, but as you can see I have a hat which clearly indicates my serious gardener status.  Potted gardening is just a legit as the next thing, and not nearly as taxing.  I use the same pots every year so all that getting started requires is a trip to the gardening center, picking out the plants and soil, and following the directions the plants are sold with – pretty easy stuff.   The entire process only took about 2 hours (travel to the store included), and I will hopefully be eating off of these plants all summer.  I planted cilantro, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, jalapenos and red bell peppers.  I have big plans to make the Hubs lots of salsa this summer in addition to tons of salads for myself. 

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Posted by on Apr 16, 2010 | 0 comments

Sweet Potato Pie

I’ve had Sweet Potato Pie on the brain. 
Top of my to do list this weekend

  • 9″ pie crust
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups dates blended with water

Pre-heat oven at 350
Boil sweet potatoes – skin
Blend peeled potatoes with other ingredients
Bake for 40 minutes

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2010 | 0 comments

Feeling Outdoorsy

The hubs and I are kicking around vacation ideas. I am thinking an active vacation would be a lot more fun than sitting around and eating all day. I’ve started looking through our vacation photos. The least expensive of our trips and one of the most fun is pictured below, a really simple camping trip (my very first camping trip) a few hours away from home. This is an idea I would like to revisit – no TV, no itinerary, plenty of fresh air, and plenty of time to take the hubs on walks. I am feeling outdoorsy and hoping that soon enough Hubs will see the light.




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