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At first, I thought my blog would solely be about food and the environment because, well, I love both! But being practical now for the purposes of blogging– I love a lot of things and want to go off on more tangents about my current affairs and past lives to truly give you the picture of the whole me. I have plenty of passion and a never ending trail of words to express it. It’s time to start dreaming bigger.
Up above, I’m wearing my mom’s beautiful red dress. I haven’t seen my mom in fifteen years, but moments like these, when I slip into the only dress I have of her’s and it fits me ever so perfectly, I know I am her daughter.
^Check this article out for 20 uses for leftover fruit and veggie peels.
15. Keep brown sugar soft: If you regularly fall victim to the brick in the pantry known as hardened brown sugar, try adding some lemon peel (with traces of pulp and pith removed) to keep it moist and pliable.
3. Clean your tea kettle: For mineral deposit build up in tea kettles, fill the vessel with water and a handful of lemon peels and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let sit for an hour, drain and rinse well.
love these food initiatives starting to appear in the US. hopefully initiatives won’t be a necessity in the future as healthy food and awareness of our environment will be a thing of the past.
The UN recently deemed Quinoa as the International Grain of 2013.
Why quinoa? Quinoa is extremely healthy. It’s identified as a super grain because it’s a complete protein; one cup of protein has more protein than an egg! It’s gluten free, a low calorie food, rich in fiber, tastes great, internally cleanses you, has calcium… and the list could go on forever.
Try this Quinoa Tabbouleh recipe with me (click on the photo). I’ll be making it this weekend. It sounds fresh, tasty and easy to pack for lunch!
I got this recipe from treehugger.com and have been eyeing it for months. I finally made it tonight for my boyfriend and his family, which we all loved. It’s healthy (substitute regular pasta for whole wheat pasta) and oh so yummy!
Avocados are a nutrient dense food, has plenty of vitamins such as vitamin B, E & K, and good oils. They’re good for your eyes, skin, heart, and so much more.
Enjoy the recipe!
Linguine with Smoky Avocado Sauce
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus some for drizzling
Handful of cilantro
Juice of 1 lime, or more to taste
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne, or more to taste
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 red onion, diced
1 serrano chili, chopped finely
1. Cut an avocado in half and brush with olive oil. Grill flesh side down until the fruit is nicely charred. Scoop out the flesh and put it in a food processor. Add a handful of cilantro, the lime juice, salt and cayenne, and one garlic clove. Process to make a purée.
2. Stream in 1/4 cup olive oil to make a sauce consistency. Taste and add more lime juice, salt or cayenne if necessary. Set aside.
3. In a separate bowl mix black beans with finely diced red onion and serrano chile. Add a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lime juice, chopped cilantro and salt to taste. Stir gently and let sit to meld the flavors.
4. Cook linguine until pasta is al dente. Drain and add avocado puree and mix until well incorporated. Spoon bean mixture over the pasta and serve immediately.