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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What I had for lunch..

. . . the other day. A few things here and there. Kind of like a "cold plate". Did I cover all the food groups? Well, the pretzels weren't Whole Wheat, but it was a carb and serving size too. Sometimes, you don't feel like a big lunch or sandwich, pasta. Sometimes, a cold plate or one like it, is all you need, containing all the nutrients you need without feeling like a stuffed doll.



2 thin slices of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 Omelet: 1 egg, fresh Spinach leaves, chopped Tomato, chopped Red Onion - used Canola oil to cook
3 Pretzel Rods - Snyder's of Hanover - one of the best!
Albacore Tuna packet mixed with tiny bit of relish and mayo, couldn't eat all of this in one go though!
Pickled Beets
Cooked Spinach
With some Water to drink on the side

This turned out to be more filling than I thought for some reason, but I didn't feel stuffed or grease-filled. Had a good breakfast and lunch that day. Feeling ready for a run soon!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Betty Crocker's Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins Review



Betty Crocker’s Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins came out great. I followed the directions on the box to a T so I could really see how well or bad they would taste. I didn’t use any muffin paper cups though. The muffins were succulent and soft. They didn’t fall apart either. The lemon glaze icing tasted great with the muffins although they could easily do well without it. I was pleased with this and ate it for breakfast, actually for one sahoor (during Ramadan last year).  Earlier, I had tried the Betty Crocker Blueberry muffins and they were fantastic.  Both of these muffins were great, way better than some of the store-bought muffins I’ve tried before. I also liked them more than some ones I had tried at a café once. 








  



I had to add blueberries for some healthy freshness.
What is it with lemon and blueberries? I really like this.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Pastrami and Provolone Egg Sandwich



One of my favorite bread rolls to make sandwiches with is the Bolillo rolls I get from the grocery store.  This bread is inexpensive and great to make all kinds of sub-sandwiches with. As they say, “the bread makes the sandwich”. Do they really say that? Well, I don’t know, but it sure does have truth for me. And this bread makes my sandwich.
I love lots of leafy greens and tomatoes on my sandwiches. This sandwich here is more on the healthier side, most especially if you eat half of it and save the rest for later. Did I? mmmm No, I was really hungry.

1 Bolillo bread roll
Beef Pastrami
Provolone cheese
1 boiled egg sliced in half
Lettuce (lots of it)
Sliced tomato
Italian and garlic seasonings
(sometimes I like to use Salad Seasoning and/or celery seed)
Honey mustard sauce (a healthier alternative to mayonnaise)

In a separate bag, I mixed the pastrami with the seasonings so I wouldn’t have to sprinkle each seasoning  on the sandwich separately. 



Wondering what "Bolillo" bread is? [click on the word!]

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Water Plants. Recycle. It's Earth Day!

As it should be every day!

Please, let's not nourish the Earth only on "Earth Day". The Earth gives to us EVERY DAY and it deserves to be taken care of. The Earth is a blessing from God (swt) and it is humanity's duty to protect the Earth. If plant life dies, then the animals will die, and after that, humans will not survive for much longer, at least not be able to function naturally as God (swt) intended.
I hope Earth Day will continue to be a reminder to us all that the Earth needs us as much as we need the Earth.

So please, cherish the blessings of Nature and strive to protect the gifts that was given to us all freely with good purpose! Thank You!





Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mixing time!

Mixing oils is fun and can be relaxing too!
This can be used for hair and body. {Tropic Isle Living} Jamaican Black Castor Oil and {GEM} Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cold pressed.



Monday, March 24, 2014

Planting on a warm, blessed Saturday

A day of re-potting on a warm and blessed Saturday


 Re-potting the Bonsai

Draecana Angel plant, English Ivy, and Bonsai tree

 Someone paid us a visit, multiple times!

Winter Violas

Ivy, Lily






Beautiful sunset

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lemon Cake with Blueberries



Thought I would share something sweet this time!
A scrumptious dessert that I will be having again sometime.
Lemon cake bought from the store topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon with fresh blueberries. An amalgamate of  delicious, diverse flavors.