Friday, December 26, 2014
Dressings, Bamboo, Lip Balm, Marinated Mushrooms & Rice, Chlorella To Relieve Pain, and a Stellar Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Pasta Dish, too!
Last Christmas Eve Night we had high winds which caused some damage in certain spots. Yesterday for Christmas Day it was cooler but still warmer than usual for Christmas! I think it was mostly in the mid to upper 30s. We had NO snow. I'm okay with that.
Today I thought I would catch up cross posting about some of the things I have been submitting to other sites. Mostly The Raw Food World. I took a few screen shots, too! Above you will see my Peanut Curry Dressing that I made a while back but tweaked for the site. Check out the updated version of the Peanut Curry Dressing Recipe. Another thing that I reviewed in greater length was the Bamboo Bowls I got from them a while back. Not only did I find a vegan alternative for Burt's Bee's Lip Balm - I found one that was RAW, too! Check out the full length post for Hurraw! Mint Lip Balm.
Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Pasta I did a while back - so be sure to click on the link above for that full recipe! It was converted from various Chicken Wing Pizza Recipes I saw online. NOTE - there isn't any Fake Meat in that recipe - just whole and natural foods!
You'll have to check out the testimonial I did for Chlorella - To Relieve Pain, too! I've very pleased with some of my own personal findings!
And finally - a very simple and flavorful dish - Marinated Mushrooms & Rice!
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
While everyone at work is eating standard Christmas Cookies, Boxed Chocolates, and Donuts from a local grocery store - I decided to bust out the Jungle Peanut Truffle Bar that I got from Medicinal Foods! Sooooo glad I did! It's better than a Peanut Butter Cup because it's loaded with pure, raw, vegan, organic, superfoods! The little nugget I am feasting on right now is 1 ounce and I will tell you it's all I can eat! It's extremely filling and packed with powerful flavors! It has that nice dark chocolate flavor you are looking for paired with a sweet hint and even a speck of saltiness...just enough to say...OH...what's that!? I absolutely LOVE this!
When it says Mood Enhancing on the label I can totally see why! I was smiling from the moment I tried it but the happiness isn't only skin deep - it shoots throughout your body - inside and out!
Arriba Nacional Cacao Paste, Cacao Butter, Medicinal Food’s “Shaman’s Blend”: Mesquite, Lucuma, Maca, Mucuna, Spirulina, Chlorella, Ashwaganda, Hemp Protein Reishi and Cordyceps Micronized Mycelium, Ecuadorian Raw Evaporated Mineral-Rich Cane-Juice, Vanilla and Himalayan Salt. and Loving Healing Mantras.
For a complete product profile on this Truffle Bar from Medicinal Foods - Click Here!
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The more I think about the Kalamata Olives - the more I want to make Dreena Burton's Quinoa Hummus Casserole with roasted veggies on top and add some of the Kalamata Olives for a kick!
Have you tried any of these products yet? What did you think of them? What are your fave Essential Oils and what do you do with them - share your tips, tricks, and favorites in comments!
Monday, December 22, 2014
I remember making this Kale Red Quinoa and Peanut dish and I think I over did it with the Flavored Nutritional Yeast Seasoning. I used the Garlicky Green flavor. It was ok but a bit salty. I really like the idea of this dish but will have to tweak it down the road. I thought the photo was neat so I thought I would at least share that now but the recipe does need a bit of work in the meantime.
her site and channel more frequently moving forward because our climates are similar.
I found a generic or discounted brand that didn't have any animal ingredients in it and grabbed 2 boxes. My husband LOVES them too and you BAKE these instead of 'nuking' them. I made a Agave Mustard dipping sauce for it, too! YUMM!
I'm trying to finish all of my Holiday prep but work is really exhausting me! Might have to shoot for smoothies every morning in the near future to kick my days off right!
Sunday, December 21, 2014
First up is Chia Goodness - Apple Cinnamon flavor that I have had on hand for a while but finally cracked open about 2 weeks ago. As I have said a few times I have a 'thing' with the texture of Chia Seeds once they have been hydrated. I did eat the bowl - whole - like this but next time I think I am going to put it thru a blender before consuming - just as my own personal preference, I guess. The flavor was tasty, tho!
Here's another thing I have been munching on...another raw vegan cheese spread. This one was very thick and very tasty. I think I put a tad too much Apple Cider Vinegar in it tho but it was still good!
I wanted to try it on Brown Rice Pasta but it didn't last that long. I used it for scooping corn chips but also for veggies, too!
Paco, Riley, and Charlie have been doing well. Our next appointment and blood labs for Paco is January 4th.
I've been busy writing a lot for numerous websites but I am happy to report that I will be doing a lot more now that I have a new computer!
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Another one of my Recipes and Photos were featured over on The Raw Food World NEWS Recipe Section! Check it out HERE and for a short list of ingredients here's what's in this dish...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Hi Gang! One of the many projects I am involved in is writing for The Raw Food World NEWS Site! They have a lot of great recipes in their recipe section, too! This is one of the many recipes of mine that I submitted - and guess what...they featured it TODAY! For the entire recipe, instructions, and information CLICK HERE.
A short list of ingredients that were used in this recipe were...
- 2 cups brown rice pasta
- 3 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
- 1 cup almond milk (or nut-milk of your choice)
- 1/2 cup vegetable stock
- 2 cups chickpeas
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- Pinch paprika
Monday, December 15, 2014
Just a quick little note to tell you about Happy Mail Monday! I was thrilled when I received these in the mail today! Actually it was via FedEx. I can't wait to try them! There is Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, and Lip Lush (Lip Gloss). Acure is an Organic Company! A Plant Based Company! And a Cruelty-Free Company! Among other things but I will save that info for future product review blog posts!
Many of you know that music is a huge part of my life and that I LOVE many different types of music. Lately - I have been listening to more funk than usual. And that was even before I watched Get On Up - the movie based on James Brown and his life and career. We watched Get On Up last week and I thought it was wonderful. The acting cast was amazing! My husband continued to point out that there was lip-syncing going on some of the time but other than that it was a great flick. Mick Jagger was one of the producers and there was a short bit of the movie about the encounter between James Brown and The Rolling Stones. We watched the 'extras' and those were just as interesting as the movie. Especially the relationship Dan Aykroyd had with James Brown - and I thought it was neat that he was in the movie - you may remember that James Brown was in the Blues Brothers movie that Dan starred in years ago, too!
Just for kicks I thought I would list some of the latest tunes I have posted to my Soundtracking App:
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove
Donell Jones - U Know What's Up
311 Love Song
Keith Sweat - Freak With Me
Bootsy Collins - Bootzilla
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
Herbie Hancock - Chameleon
Terence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well
Brian McKnight - Anytime
Kanye West & Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger
112 - Cupid
Lindsey Buckingham - Go Insane
Adam Ant - Strip
Erasure - Chains of Love
Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories - Snow Day
Talk Talk - It's My Life
Papa Roach - Last Resort
Crazy Town - Butterfly
Next - Wifey
Stereo MC's - Connected
Erykah Badu - Certainly
Salt N Pepa - Expression
Joan Jett - Love Hurts
No Doubt - Bathwater
Newcleus - Jam On It
World Party - All The Young Dudes
Supergrass - Alright
James Brown - Get On Up
The Cranberries - Zombie
They Might Be Giants - Istanbul
Roxette - Listen To Your Heart
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rat Race
Ace of Base - Young And Proud
I could go on and on but that will give you a little hint at my diverse music hopping lately! I have to add that I am not really a fan of Kanye but I like that song because of Jaime Foxx, mostly. I like the beat and Ray Charles back-up sound that Jaime provided. I seem to be going back to college days on many of them and I'll always LOVE the 80s, too!