Thursday, February 23, 2012

Catching Up

I am so sorry for the lack of posts but I have been off in lala land recently. So my mind wasn't thinking about blogging but I do have alot to catch up on here on the blog.  Yesterday I got to see one my childhood friends we have known each other since we were 9. 

It has been four years since I have seen her since I moved away from Texas to Oregon , but now that I moved back I was lucky to see her. It was nice to catch up with an old friend and see that a lot has changed in four years; my friend she now has two little boys and is married. 

Oh boy did that make me to start feeling old , I mean most of the people I knew from high school are now married or have children. As far as me, she got to meet my lovely sweet boyfriend yesterday that she has heard so much about.

That's all I have to post today , I am curious have you ever had a meetup with old childhood friend that just made you realize that your getting older?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Very Carrot Soup

Last week in my house we had about 4 pounds of carrots that need to be use grant we do eat carrot;however in my family we don't eat that much carrots. So I was thinking of making some agave sweetened carrots but I am too lazy to figure out how to do that. 

Since I didn't go with agave sweetened carrots recipe to use up some of the carrots; I decided to make a ginger potato, onion , carrot creamy soup. So I went to work and boiled everything together including a little curry spice. The soup had a very good taste it wasn't bad but it wasn't done yet. I still had to figure out how to blend the soup together to make it creamy ; and I only have like something like a magic bullet 

The Carrot soup has it was being blend carefully.

I had to figure out how to blend a big pot of soup with one little bullet like blender, it worked out but ended out taking an hour just to blend the soup. I was amazed that I even got it done in the first place, it took so long to blend. However the reward of eating the soup afterwards was wonderful it tasted delicious and very flavorful.

Carrot Soup with green onion topping it.

Have you ever made carrot soup before , any tricks to make it easier?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My First Gluten Free Dinner

I got inspired yesterday to make my first home cooked gluten free meal. I was very undecided about what I wanted to make myself since I was so hungry at the time. But then I got inspired from when I had my CSA share back in Oregon. I made this wonderful dish with green beans, potato's and onions plus what ever I had on hand.


The reason why this idea come up was my mom had some fresh green beans in the fridge that she wanted me to eat. Not only that she had fresh green beans, she went to the farmer's market and got quite a few things: local organic green onions, local organic cilantro, local organic salad mix and local portobello mushrooms.

The wonderful dish.

With all those wonderful ingredients minus the salad mix and cilantro , plus adding in a little red onion. I come up with a wonderful dish that was so fricking good, I wish that there was more when I made it. The dish had no oil of any type unless it was in the Dijon mustard that I had used. Which brings me to what I used to create a marinade made of maple syrup and Dijon mustard with a dash of pepper.

My wonderful dish.

I wish I could give you guys that recipe but it was made off the tip of my knife , I will try to recreate the recipe again. So that you too can enjoy this wonderful dish, have you ever made a gluten free meal?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Say Wheat?

I don't know where to start, but what I do know to say is that I no longer eat wheat. I am not gluten free just wheat free ; when I removed wheat from my diet in the past few days. I  have felt lighter and my stomach area wasn't bloated anymore. Plus I started to loose weight again and felt great.

I am very new to not eating wheat so this is going to interesting , needless to say my family supports me in my decision of going wheat free. However I found that I want to tempt myself with things that have wheat and afterwards I am all bloated and heavy.

So being wheat free is one of my many changes to my diet but this is the biggest change. It going to be a journey on how to eat wheat free, so I am going to start weekly posts of my wheat free meals or finds.

Please feel free to leave me any comments or good recipes to wheat free meals.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

One Computer , Two People

Sorry about the lack of post's but in my house we only have the one laptop for two people to use. Well the other person that has been using it , needs more than me because they are looking for a new job. I am going to type up alot of posts tomorrow when I am able to use the computer and set them to auto post. 

I have a few new things to share with you in regards to my eating habit/diet it's changing again; I am still going to be vegan but there are changes.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wordless Wendesday

I am pretty busy right now typing up the post for jar peanut butter vs natural peanut butter. So I will leave you with a picture for today.