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pistchios and avocados arent evil, they just need healthy friends...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

It was so nasty trying to breathe on the bike ride today, the air was so full of cotton and pollen. It was raining and blowing pollen! I just came home and struggled with both breathing and the recipe calculator; I kept forgetting that the recipe doesnt show the ingredient list.

Finally finished adding a new smoothie:

Fennel, Ginger, Apricot, Kale Apple and Pistachio soup. I think gazpacho when its green, not smoothie, but since I am drinking it cold, it really is more of a smoothie. The big nutribullet cup is not really big enough, so I will probably start to make smaller portions, but I like having the leftovers as a mid meal boost. This recipe is a sleeper. It has a lovely last note between sips. Fennel is my new chocolate!

I think spark has trained me to be leary of fats, but pistachios and avocados arent evil. They just need healthy friends.

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STHAX10 5/17/2013 8:07AM

    I just read an article about replacing butter in recipes with avacado. I am going to read a bit more on it, then try it! emoticon

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TTLEELEE 5/17/2013 8:04AM

    Those pictures are SO CUTE!

Avocados and pistachios a key foods in this house. Their nutritional values are the best. All things in moderation... even gazpacho emoticon

Thanks for sharing.

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RACEWELLWON 5/16/2013 3:13PM

    Wow really cute - allergies , it the season - I love nuts and avocados - healthy heart fat !

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DOTTY7267 5/16/2013 2:52PM


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Lemony artichoke soup

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I am getting some great recipe Ideas from Sally Butcher's clean eating, and another book called Recipes from Veggiestan.

today I added spinach kale and parlsey to artichokes and lemon. I posted the recipe on the Nutribullet team page. I going to drink the second half of the batch hot, with great northern beans. That will catch me up on fiber and protein and I can coast for the rest of the day.

Happy Extracting!

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68ANNE 5/15/2013 8:31PM

    It is a great day when you've got your fiber and protein already!

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RACEWELLWON 5/15/2013 1:57PM

    emoticon Be right over , I'll have to check out - Thanks , enjoy

Comment edited on: 5/15/2013 1:58:19 PM

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AUNTIEANNE22 5/15/2013 1:42PM

  I made a great celery soup yesterday. I always have too much celery and it goes bad. It is really easy to make.

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tennis elbow and alltime favorite nutribullet recipes

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Im getting to the point where I am mandating a break in tranplanting and weeding until I can lift a bowl of water. I have a wicked case of tennis elbow but the weather has been so divine for gardening.

Smart thing to do, which is why it apparently took me this long to figure it out (chuckling).

New recipe today: carrot and frozen mango - whoa Nelly! that goes down like butter on bread. YUM!
Fresh asparagus with a dab of goat cheese, once extracted, barely heated on the stove - fresh asparagus soup. Comfort food! Silky texture.
1 little Banana one half Avocado pudding with pumpkin seeds, almond milk and a tablespoon of sorghum honey. Oh yeah! This is manna from heaven. You would be surprised by the creaminess that the nutribullet can achieve. It refrigerates well, so 1 batch can yield 4 servings. It freezes well too, I am going to try a variation with pistachios. If I am going to drink kale and spinach I earn a bonus pudding for good fats.

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AUNTIEANNE22 5/15/2013 1:40PM

  Sounds good, but I prefer to chew my food. Much more satisfying for me.

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68ANNE 5/14/2013 4:24PM

    sounds delish!

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LIFETIMER54 5/14/2013 8:52AM

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digging in the dirt

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mot of my exercise last week was related to transplanting and weeding. I dug so much I broke a spade.
I dug through rocky soil, wet clay and in yesterday's downpour - spring is a great time to move stuff.
I love how many types of shovels there are - rabbit spade, coffered spade, edger, round nosed are the ones I learned today when the searching the web for a new one. A steel rabbiting spade goes for $80 in the UK. WOW ( i want one, but cant find anyone that sells them here).

I woke up and my hands are a little stiff. Its 46 degrees today and the trasnplants should take without too much distress until the rain ends on Thursday.

Happy mothers day, mom and moms of the world. It's a labor of love that never ends, even when your kids ask you to stop mothering them :)

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MISSG180 5/14/2013 2:16PM

    I have a lots of garden work left to do. You are inspiring me.

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AUNTIEANNE22 5/12/2013 5:04PM

  The world is certainly greening up with all the rain. I bought myself a couple of hanging plants yesterday. I used to be able to plant, but now that I've moved there's no where to plant anything.

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tie-dye punch

Saturday, May 11, 2013

This is a nutribullet special:
I assembled separate orange citrus and strawberry protein shakes and swirled them together. to avoid the blah colors of bulleting:

1 orange, 1 red grapefruit, 1/2 cup Trader Joe frozen chunked mango and 1 tablespoon tahini
(no other liquid to achieve a spumoni texture and to support the swirling of colors)

1 pint organic strawberries hulled, 1 tablespoon honey, 3 tablespoon s genisoy natural protein powder (again no liquid, dont want it to separate before breakfast tomorrow)

I poured the orange in first then swirled in the red. and get a nice tie-dye as it pours. The look is so appealing and I actually get separate flavors. One of the nutribullet team comments is about gagging. I can certainly understand that grey-green is not a flavor enhancing color - pretty is possible with the bullet!

I found this mini glass pitcher at a gourmet shop, so I could reduce the plastic contact with food. It fits nicely on the top shelf of my fridge and I can start my breakfast without fuss.

Did I say how much I love the nutrbullet!?!!!

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MICKEYH 5/11/2013 10:52PM

    Looks delicious!

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BECKYSFRIEND 5/11/2013 10:12PM


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    Looks awesome! I love my nutribullet too!

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