Because my life is crazy, this is going to be a post minus photos. Go ahead and thank me. I know that I am not so great in the photography department.
I have begun making greek yogurt in a crock pot. I love it. It is so much cheaper, and so much healthier. Now if I could just find a local dairy farm it would be even better. Anyone in Southern MN have any ideas for me?
With it being made in the crock pot, there really is hardly any work at all. It takes about 10 minutes of actual work time. Maybe less. The crock pot portion spans many hours, though. I found the recipe over at Eating From The Ground Up. You should go check it out. Alana has a wonderful blog that I’ve spent hours reading. She is also a
If you had put this recipe in front of me 8 years ago, I wouldn’t have touched it. Onions? ew. Spinach? double ew. Peppers? extra ew. Thankfully, The Husband got me to try these things, and I have come to love them.
Which is part of why I loved this meal so much.
Here’s how I did it:
First get those vegetables out!
Next, I cut up lots of veggies. Cauliflower, red bell peppers, a poblano pepper, an onion, a small sweet potato, and some frozen corn. (The corn was picked, shucked, blanched, cut, and frozen last fall by a good friend and myself. It is so good!) I put them on a couple of baking sheets, drizzled them with oil, then seasoned them. The recipe says to mix them up at this point. I forgot. Into the oven they went.
I have to tell you that I am so excited to be a part of this Pinterest Post Party! I’ve been talking about it for days!!!
I think The Husband thinks I’m a bit nuts. I Love him dearly (Happy Anniversary Honey!) and he is great at the tech stuff (imagine words like traffic, code, monetization, analytics, etc – fun, right? ) But, he keeps saying things like “what are you getting for doing it?” um. Nothing. “Well, we can pin it to your Pinterest board and get some extra traffic that way, right?” um. Nope. And I won’t be putting the recipe in the post either. I’ll just talk about what I’m doing and tell them to go to the original post for the recipe. ”If you aren’t even posting the recipe anywhere, why would you even do it?!” Um. Because it’s fun?!
Tonight for dinner we are eating sloppy joes. This recipe is not completely clean, though I still think it is healthy. And it is very versatile, change it up any way you want!
First I started with some veggies, diced up (except the carrot, which was shredded). I used onion (this should be a large onion. I forgot to buy them, and only had one small one left in the pantry. oops!), red pepper, celery, garlic, and carrot. This is easy to change as you desire. Add more veggies, cut some out completely, change the red pepper for green, use onion or garlic powder instead of fresh. I just looked in my fridge and used what I had on hand.
In a large skillet I melted a tsp or so of coconut oil,
and cooked the veggies on medium heat for
I don’t know about you, but I love teriyaki. I love it for stir fry. I love it for marinade. Sometimes I even mix a bit of it with cabbage and use it as a dressing (I know, I’m a bit odd). Imagine my horror when I started to clean up my eating and reached for my favorite bottle of teriyaki at the store. This is what I found in the ingredients:
Naturally brewed soy sauce (water, wheat, soybeans, salt), wine, high fructose corn syrup, water, vinegar, salt, spices, onion powder, succinic acid, garlic powder, sodium benzoate: less than 1/10 of 1% as a preservative.
sigh. I moved to the next bottle, a new brand. Basically the same thing. High fructose corn syrup was high on the list. On to the next. HFCS was FIRST on the list. I checked every brand in the
On Sunday my kids were given Easter baskets full of the “traditional” Easter candy. Chocolate bunny? Check. Jelly beans? Check. M&Ms. Chocolate eggs. Peanut butter eggs. Sour patch jelly beans. Why would someone who eats clean, and usually stays far from this stuff, let her kids have it? And not only have it, but have a LOT of it?
The first thing I want to say is that this is the only candy my kids will get until the next holiday (which is 4th of July. They will get candy from the parade we always go to.) My kids know this. They know that this candy has to last, because it’s all they are going to get.
On our fireplace mantle each of our kids has a bucket. The Husband’s aunt has bought them for the kids, and they are great! They have
Ever since Tiffany over at The Gracious Pantry posted her recipe for coconut banana ice cream I have been making it. A lot. The Husband is in love with ice cream, as are my kids. Me, I could take it or leave it. I’d rather eat chips. Barbeque, if you have to know the kind. Anyway. Back to the ice cream. Tiffany’s recipe is so simple, and it is actually healthy!
Since I started working out I have been struggling to get enough protein. And I have a big ole bag of chocolate protein powder in my cabinet. I’ve seen recipes for chocolate banana ice cream, by adding cocoa powder. And I wondered what it would be like if instead of cocoa I added the protein powder. Then, after I added the protein powder I looked around and saw a jar of almonds on
Okay. Remember when I told you that I was going to be honest? Well, here it is. I suck. A week ago I talked about how I Eat Clean. Except for yesterday morning. Apparently everything that I know about health was thrown out the window when I ate the bowl of Fruit Loops. I don’t even like Fruit Loops. I never buy junk like that.
But last weekend we took a 5 hour drive to visit my parents (5 hours in the car with three small children… ever tried it? No? lucky you!). So it was time to come home from my parents house and the drive started right at snack time. In a very quick last ditch effort we stopped at the grocery store and grabbed the first thing we saw. It was already getting late and we just wanted to be home, we didn’t