Thursday, April 28, 2011

Avocado Pesto

This super yummy pasta sauce is super creamy without the cream!    An excellent source of good-for-you fats, it's very quick and easy to make.  And it's so good, I didn't get to take a picture before it was devoured...

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 c. pesto
  • 1/2 small lemon, juice (or to taste)
  • 1 T. rice milk
  • 1/2 t. garlic
  • dash of nutmeg
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.  Adjust seasonings to taste.  Serve over warm pasta.
Due to the avocado, this is best when fresh.  And green.  Remember, green is good ;)  I just love avocados, don't you?  I think they're my favorite (savory) fruit.  And so fun to say!  Go avocado!  *B

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

soak your veggies

Sometimes I waste my vegetables.  Sad story, but true.  Lots of times I have the best of intentions, so I buy lots of veggies.  Then a week (or two) later, I end up throwing out half of what I bought!  Today's tip may not be earth shattering, but consider it a refresher on how to freshen up those limp veggies...  Soak 'em.  Vegetables consist of 70-90% water.  When your celery stalks start to slacken, or your broccoli turns to rubber, don't toss them in the trash!  Toss them in a container of water, instead.  They just need a little TLC in the form of H2O.  *B

Monday, April 25, 2011

Meal Plan: 4/25 - 5/1

Sorry for the hiatus.  I needed the break...  Just too much on my plate, and most of it was unrelated to food (unfortunately).  But, it feels good to be back doing what I love best :)

Mexican Monday: tortilla tilapia w/ broccoli & Mexican style quinoa
Oriental Tuesday: tofu coconut curry stir-fry w/ brown rice
Twisted Wednesday: sweet potato pancakes w/ peanut butter syrup and "sausage" patties
Authentic Thursday: avocado pesto pasta
TGIFriday: pizza bagels
Super Saturday: DATE NIGHT
Special Sunday: pot roast

Upcoming recipe: avocado pesto!  I mean it this time.  *B

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

sleep tight

Today's tip is about sleeping.  Which has nothing to do with food, but a lot to do with your health.  I'm also an expert on not sleeping well...  Which is why I'm going to bed because it is so dang late!  But, I will have you know that it's the hours before midnight that are the best for your health.  Which has me wondering how good a half hour will do me?  *B

Monday, April 04, 2011

Meal Plan: 4/4 - 4/10

Mexican Monday:  Nacho Bar
Oriental Tuesday: Fancy Ramen
Twisted Wednesday:  Quiche w/ Mighty Muffins
Authentic Thursday: Veggie Lasagna
Super Saturday:  DATE NIGHT
Special Sunday:  dinner at the folks'

Upcoming recipe: Avocado Pesto!  Nope, I did not forget (Candra).  *B

Friday, April 01, 2011

oh she glows

Hello yummy pizza :) And hellooo beadboard!
This site/blog, along with its author, is amazzzing!  You really must check it out.  I found it (re)inspiring, and uplifting.  And guess what?  She's a green drinker, too!  If I were Canadian, we'd probably be neighbors and best friends.  For now, I'm just a loyal stalker fan.  *B