Thursday, September 24, 2009

FAV-O Products!

Hi everyone. Lately I've been asked what supplements I use to stay healthy, so I decided to post them all in one big bloggie blob here!!

My first and foremost FAVORITE product is Amazing Grass Green Superfood. I put this stuff in my green smoothies mostly, but I've been known to add it to oatmeal and plain yogurt, too!

My Probiotics! I use PB8, the veggie capsules (they're vegan). You take two every day and it helps keep your digestive system in line!

Oil of Oregano- this stuff is anti-viral and anti-bacterial. GREAT for cold and flu season!

Vitamin D- also good for immune system support, especially when you can't go outside and get your 10 min a day!!

Ahhhh, Coconut Oil! I use this on my face, hair, hands, feet... everywhere! YUM! An all-natural moisturizer!

Dr. Bronners- MY FAVORITE SOAP!! There is nothing harsh in this soap at ALL.

I hope this gives all of you, my little bloggies, some insight into my every day routine! I'll update you as I find more products, and if you have any favorites, I'd LOVE to hear about them!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mmmmm cookies!

Good evening to all! I made some YUM-O cookies tonight! Don't they look scrumptious?!

Ok maybe not the BEST picture in the world, but they are super good!


1/4 C Walnuts (or more if you like them!)
1/4 C Almonds (also, more if you like them!)
1/2 C Rolled Oats
1 T Cinnamon
1 T Flax Meal
2 T Raisins (I always add more- I LOVE RAISINS!)
1/2 C Honey (you may need more if you think the mix is too dry)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees
1- Grind up the walnuts and almonds in the food processor
2- In a bowl, mix ground nuts, rolled oats, cinnamon, flax meal, raisins, and honey until the mixture is sticky and feels like it will hold together
3- Press into cookies and place on a baking sheet (no need to grease it or use parchment)
4- Bake cookies for 12 minutes

As far as how many cookies this recipe makes- it depends on how big you make your cookies. I got 16 cookies out of it when I made it this evening.

Happy baking!

Read, then eat salad

O-M-G people!! The food industry is at it once again- making people think that fruit loops and fudgesicles are healthy choices. It makes me SICK. Read this article, and you'll know what I'm talking about.

I don't understand why the concept of healthy eating is so hard for people. Eat fruit. Eat vegetables. Eat nuts. Eat seeds. Eat beans. Eat free range meat. Eat ocean caught fish. Eat organic milk and eggs. For heaven's sake people, DON'T eat fruit loops and fudgesicles! Unreal.

Why is this so hard to understand!? Who on EARTH thought it was a good idea to put 'smart choice' on a box of FRUIT LOOPS?! I can't believe that someone with their Ph.D would think that's a good idea. Hello... JUST have a bachelor's degree (rolling eyes...)... and I'M SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT THIS IS RIDICULOUS! I don't care how you label it- natural FOOD is what you should be eating, not frankenfood. Disgusting.

Ok, stepping off of my soap box. Read the article.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

FINALLY! Raw Peach Cobbler

Hi everyone! I have been wanting to make Ani's Raw Peach Cobbler for for-ev-er... and the day is finally here!! WOOHOO!!

Does this look YUM-O or what?!

I snuck a little taste, and boy oh boy... this is some good stuff. Here's the SUPER EASY recipe-

1/2 C shelled pistachios (I used a mix of almonds and walnuts instead)
1 C pitted dates
1/4 t sea salt

3 T agave nectar
1 vanilla bean (I used 2 cap fulls of vanilla extract)

4 peaches, sliced

In a food processor, process nuts into a fine powder
Add pitted dates a little at a time, until the powder turns more 'doughy'
Mix in sea salt
Put 1/2 to 3/4 of nut mixture into the bottom of a dish
Mix together peaches, agave, and vanilla in a big dish
Pour peach mixture over crust in baking dish, then top with remaining 'crust' nut mixture

I sprinkled on some cinnamon for fun. It's now in my fridge, ready to be devoured tonight! It should last a couple of days in the fridge.

There you have it folks- a SUPER EASY raw peach cobbler. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tempeh Time!

Happy hump day, everyone! Last night I made Tempeh for the first time EVER.

Talk about a protein and fiber power house, no?! And hardly any sodium, no cholesterol... AND it's fermented, so, good for the insides! When I pulled it out of the package, I gave it a sniff. It kinda smelled like mushrooms and nuts, but not that strongly. It hardly had any smell at all.

Anyway, first, I cut the big patty there into smaller cubes, and steamed it for 10 min (I heard it was supposed to take away any bitterness. It did!)

Then, I boiled it for 10 min in a new sauce from TJ's that I got-

Once it had boiled, I topped some rice and veggies I had prepared with the Tempeh and extra sauce.


And the verdict? Well... Brenton hardly ate any of it. Hahaha. I, on the other hand, liked it pretty well!! I ate almost all of it. Brenton said he would have liked it better with freshly steamed veggies (not frozen), or a different sauce. I agree with the sauce thing- it was good, but not flavorful enough (it needed salt, garlic.... something). These would be really good crumbled up in a BBQ sauce like a sloppy joe. That'll be my next experiment.

Go out and try Tempeh. I'll definitely buy it again, but not prepare it quite this way if I want Brenton to eat it. Oh, and the package was only $1.69 at TJ's. NICE!

Have a happy Wednesday! Namaste.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Raw Meatballs!!!!!

Good morning! Just a quickie good-day to you all... guess what I'm making?! RAW MEATBALLS!!!!!

They'll be done in 6-ish hours.... and I'm so excited to try them!

They look delish, no?! Yeah they're gonna be GOOOOOOD (I tasted the mixture already...)!
Check out the youtube video!!

Check out their website, too-- these two are the funniest happiest people ever.

GO BUCKS! I'm off to teach!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's Been A While!

Hi everyone! Sorry it has taken me FOR-EV-ER to post! What a busy busy week it's been. Tonight I tried a new made-up-ish recipe- Lentil Pita Tacos!

I cooked lentils as the package directed (1/2 C), and at the end stirred in a heaping T of cumin, few dashes of Franks Red Hot Sauce, Salt, and Garlic Pepper to taste. Then, I stuffed it in a Whole Wheat pita with tomato slices, onion slices, mushroom slices, mashed avocado, salsa, and a little bit of cheese. OMG HOLY YUM BATMAN!! This was SOOOO GOOD!! It sounds weird, but the seasoned lentils really tasted like taco meat! I'll definitely make this again. It was SO EASY.

Tomorrow is almost TGIF day!! Make it a good one! Namaste.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Apple Sandwich

Good evening! I wanted to share a yummy sandwich recipe I made for lunch today!

Apple Sandwich (serves 1)

1 Small Organic Apple, thinly sliced
1/2 Whole Wheat Pita
2T Almond Butter
1 t Cinnamon
1 t Honey

Cut Pita in half and open into a pocket
Spread Almond Butter on both sides of pita
Layer in thin Apple slices on top of Almond Butter
Sprinkle Apples with Cinnamon and drizzle Honey