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.
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.
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.
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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