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Monday, August 25, 2014

Romaine Stalks with Hummus

Don't be so quick to throw away those Romaine lettuce stalks after making a salad! The lettuce, as well as the stalks, are very flavorful and nutritious and is wonderful with hummus! Works well as a summer snack too!

Leftover Romaine stalks with Tribes Sweet Roasted Red Pepper hummus.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Craft: Painting Wooden Eggs

"Coral Cream" & "Bleu Foliage"




I finally was able to make the time to put together this short video showing how I painted my wooden eggs! These wooden eggs are a fun material to use and, when painted of course, make great gifts. I hope to get some more wooden eggs and paint even more intricate designs. The song in the video, "Art", is an original composition by me. Despite the long hours of recording, editing, and then uploading !! I really enjoyed this project, being able to combine more than one of my "arts". I hope you enjoy it too!

Materials Used:
3 plain wooden eggs
Acrylic paint
Paintbrushes
Krylon's Crystal Clear acrylic coating

Instruments Used:
Keyboard ("Recorder" sound is from the keyboard)
African Pellet Drum



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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Yogurt Shortcake


Ever thought of adding yogurt to your shortcake? I did!
The yogurt took place of the whipped cream this time. Those little shortcakes I talked about in the previous post do not always have to be for strawberries or whipped cream for that matter. 
I placed a few pieces of nectarine for the bottom layer, then the yogurt, and topped it off with more nectarine and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Pre-made mini shortcake
Oikos Coconut Vanilla yogurt
Chopped Nectarine
Cinnamon

Absolutely delicious!




Mini Strawberry Shortcake




In the grocery store, especially during the 4th of July season, a display of strawberries, pre-made shortcake, and whipped cream is put together. I had always seen them around, but for some reason I wasn’t sure if I would like it. It was really good though.
I put a tiny bit of whipped cream in the center of the cake, then layered lots of sliced strawberries on top, and topped it off with some more whipped cream.
Nothing wrong with a little sugary dessert every once in a while ;)

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. 



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