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Friends Of The Earth Lavender Products!

Check out their new products and head to the Etsy shop and explore the great organic lavender products. Make sure to enter the code- 091513 at the check out and you will receive free shipping!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/FRIENDSOFTHEEARTHLAV

Friday Menu

You know what today is, Friday’s menu. I was working all night to get this menu together, and I hope you like it.  While I was making this menu, I ordered a pack of loose tea called Yerba Mate. I love this stuff because it’s an natural energizer. When I am feeling very tired, I drink some of this tea, and it picks me up. 🙂 Click on the link below for information on Yerba Mate. http://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Yerba-Mate-Loose-Tea/dp/B0001CXRLQ   Friday Menu- How about for starters we do an avocado dip, with… Read more Friday Menu

Creamed Spinach with Greek yogurt!! Oh yeah!!

I think most of you probably have noticed that I am starting to post healthier recipes. Yes, I love making healthy recipes, and good ones!! I love creamed spinach and thought why not use Greek yogurt this time, instead of the fatty ingredients. lol It totally worked out and my family loves it!! Check it out below. Creamed Spinach Recipe- Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of butter 2 tablespoons of AP flour 2/3 cup of chicken broth 1 large bag of spinach, fresh or frozen, (12 oz) 1 garlic- minced 2/3 cup… Read more Creamed Spinach with Greek yogurt!! Oh yeah!!

Sunday night dinner

I hope you all had a great Sunday!! Here’s a idea for your dinner plans. Enjoy- Fasolia Salata- Bean Salad Recipe-   Ingredients: 1 pound of lime beans 1 pound of canned beans 1 pound of fresh green beans 1 large onion – chopped 1 bunch of fresh dill- chopped 1 bunch of parsley- chopped 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil 3 lemons juiced 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard Sea salt & ground pepper 1 red bell pepper- chopped Directions- In a large bowl, add giant beans and cover… Read more Sunday night dinner

Food For Thought Is Here!!

Yay, it’s the weekend!! What is everyone’s weekend plans?? I was working all morning, and through out the day, so I do apologize for not posting sooner.   Today’s Saturday Thought is: Salmon!! One of my favorite fish to eat!!! Salmon is very rich in Omega 3, which is very beneficial for cardiovascular health. Omega 3’s are very important because they defend against colon, prostate, and breast cancer! Eating salmon can actually help control blood pressure and it contains calcium, magnesium, protein and also B vitamins.  Thank you to Salmon… Read more Food For Thought Is Here!!

~Friday Menu ~

Friday is here woo hoo!!! What are your Friday cooking plans? Need some help, check out this Friday menu below.   ~Friday Menu~ Appetizer- Spicy Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 red bell peppers 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup of walnuts, toasted 1 tsp of red chiles 1 whole wheat baguette, cut into 1/4 thick slices salt & pepper Directions- 1. Place bell peppers in a saucepan, and place over high heat.… Read more ~Friday Menu ~

Exploring the flavors with Quinoa

Yes it’s quinoa time again!! 🙂 I have been playing around with herbs and ingredients to add to quinoa. I really love cooking with quinoa, it’s very versatile. Check out this flavorful recipe below.   Quinoa Pesto Salad Recipe- Serves 8  Ingredients: 4 cups of quinoa 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 cups of chopped pine nuts- lightly toasted 1 red onion, sliced finely 1 cup of fresh basil, chopped ground pepper 1 cucumber sliced optional-… Read more Exploring the flavors with Quinoa

Stuffed Vegetables

I wanted to make some stuffed vegetables for dinner tonight, and came up with this recipe below. Super easy, and I think these would go great at a party or outdoor event.  Stuffed Mushrooms & Mini Peppers In Minutes- Ingredients: 10 mini bell peppers- sliced lengthwise and remove seeds 10 large white mushrooms- remove the tops boursin cheese – 1 container 1/3 cup of red wine sea salt & ground pepper to taste Directions: Prepare the vegetables and place inside a deep baking dish. Place oven temperature on 375 Degrees… Read more Stuffed Vegetables

Yum Basil…

I get asked this question a lot, “How do you make basil pesto?” I answer with this recipe almost every time. Enjoy this basil pesto recipe and let me know what you think. -Cheers * This is dedicated to my friend Leilani who loves Basil. 🙂 Classic Basil Pesto Recipe Ingredients: 4 cups of fresh basil leaves 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup of pine nuts 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil   Directions: Combine basil parmesean cheese, pine nuts, and garlic in… Read more Yum Basil…

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