After the vacation, I was feeling sluggish and off balance. I needed a boost. So I decided to go grocery shopping, and I got my usual fruits and veggies. Food City also had large bags of zucchini, peppers and bananas on clearance. I got a bag or two, of course. I made vegan banana and zucchini bread muffins and this for my morning breakfast:
Tasty Carrot Juice my way:
1 large cucumber
2tbs raw ginger
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup water
My skin was a little dry on the return; probably do to stress, lack of sleep, and exposure to lots of car, truck, bus, and boat exhaust. LOL! Bentonite clay came to the rescue! After applying the clay and taking a warm shower with it on, my skin felt so soft all day long. I didn’t use any soaps to cleanse or lotions for moisture; the clay removed all impurities and left my face moisturized:)
As usual, I needed to use my eggplant, which was going bad too soon. I also had a taste for a lettuce-wrapped burger, so my search for dinner recipes began. I found this video. The woman in the video is quite annoying, but the burgers she made looked really good. I didn’t have all of the ingredients that she used, and I am not eating soy or sugar or dairy, so some things that she used I left out. Now that I think about it, my recipe was nothing like hers. I just used it as inspiration. 🙂 I hope the pictures explain what I did well enough.
1.00 cup, raw
|molybdenum||4.10 mcg||5.5||5.0||very good|
|potassium||188.60 mg||5.4||4.9||very good|
|vitamin K||2.87 mcg||3.6||3.3||good|
|vitamin B6||0.07 mg||3.5||3.2||good|
|vitamin C||1.80 mg||3.0||2.7||good|
|vitamin B3||0.53 mg||2.6||2.4||good|
The “kind of” in the tile means that the burgers didn’t come out as firm as an actual burger (meat, veggie or bean). They were soft, and a little crumbly. it may be a good idea to add something like oatmeal to absorb the liquid and hold the burger together. I added some brown rice flour (as you’ll see in the picture) to make the burgers a little dryer. They were still really good on the lettuce!
Thanks for reading!
I don’t know, but I just bought 4 pounds for $5 at Sunflower Market!
4 large strawberries
a few slices of fresh pineapple
a handful of whole flax seeds
a squirt of Holy Basil leaf liquid herb
3 ice cubes
about 3/4 cup rice milk
I threw some ingredients together and created this really tasty quinoa salad:
Black Beans (warmed)
Orange Bell Pepper
Curry, Cumin, and other Indian Spices
Be unique, Be creative
I had about 8 ripe avocados, and needed to eat them right away. I usually just have one here or there with lunch or dinner, but after purchasing 8 at a time from the local supermarket (since they are on sale for 4 for $1!), ALL of them were ready to devour at once….
Simple Guacamole with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
juice from 1 lemon
1 cup cilantro leaves
1tsp cayenne pepper
1/4cup sun-dried tomatoes (in oil)
The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming, the holidays are coming!
Whenever I think about the holidays, I get a warm feeling of food, laughter and especially family. I am sure I am not alone on that. But, I also think about how the holidays can be a way to be adventurous and create new memories, or time to think of ways to lively-up the old traditions. I was searching the web a little, and came across this Paula Deen video with Gina Neely showing how to make collard greens, a southern staple that I miss being made in the kitchen I grew up in (I don’t miss the smell, though lol!). I decided to get some and try out the recipe, but on smaller scale. The goal is to get a nice healthy dose of leafy-green veggies (instead of a of heart-attack) so I left out the ham-hock! The meal: Collard greens, white jasmine rice, tofu steaks with caramelized onions, and black beans> YUM!