Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cheesy Tahini Sauce, Turkish Bean & Mushroom Stirfry, Berry Smoothie, and Hungry For A Change

It's been a rough week!  I feel the need for a get-away but can't see that happening for months at least!  But enough about that...this blog is for positives and a place to escape in the meantime without getting negative or frustrated!  I will concentrate on the things I CAN do and CHANGE and that starts with my efforts in the kitchen last evening!

I seriously cannot get enough Tahini lately.  I want to try different flavor combos and dressings and sauces any chance I can, lately!  Last night I whipped up a "Cheese-E Tahini Sauce" or even a "Sweet and Nutty" Sauce, even!  Here's what I did with this Sauce:

1/3 C Cashews
1/4 C Nutritional Yeast
3 T Tamari
1 T (Heaping) Tahini
2 T Garlic Grapeseed Oil
1-2 T Lemon Juice
2 tea Grey Poupon Mustard
2-3 T Minced Garlic
Pinch of Each: Paprika, Nutmeg, Wildtree California Garlic Pepper Blend

All in my Ninja!

One thing I did with this sauce once it was finished was I used it on some Pasta!  But not just any pasta!  It was Vegan Rice & Corn Pasta from Orgran!  It was quite good!

I saved a little bit of this for a salad and/or veggie dipping tonight or tomorrow!

This week I am continuing on with my Foods From Around The World Theme after taking a short break last week.  I decided to try and do veg*n foods from Turkey this week.  For my first attempt I decided to do a version of a Turkish Bean & Mushroom Stirfry.  Here is what I put in this dish:

1/2 Pound of Green Beans (Frozen)
1 Sweet Yellow Onion
About 6 Button Mushrooms, Chopped
2 T Garlic Grapeseed Oil
1 T - or less - of Wildtree Dill Blend
Wildtree California Garlic Pepper to taste

I did this in one of my NEW Pots and Pans that I got from Big Lots!  I ended up having to return my Paula Deen Set after it got damaged after 1 use.  Big Lots was GREAT!  However, they didn't have another set to replace it with so I took what they had which was a Rachel Ray Set instead!  So far - so good on these!

This morning I started my day with a Fruit Berry Smoothie.  Here is what I put in it:

2 C of Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, Strawberry Frozen Mix
1/2 C of Frozen Blueberries
2 tea of Boku Superfood
1/2 C Almond Milk
1 C+ Water

It was tasty!  I might to it again tomorrow!  Tomorrow I will also tell you more about the Boku Superfood!

I was finally able to sit down last night and watch the rest of HUNGRY FOR A CHANGE.  Two of the people in this documentary were David "Avocado" Wolfe and Kris Carr.  There were many others involved in this one but I was able to capture a few iPhone Stills off my phone to post here, today!

I've watched some videos on David and subscribe to Kris's Newsletter.

They are both fascinating!

Have you seen this documentary yet?  If so - what did you think?
If you haven't - are you interested in seeing it?

Do you know about David Wolf and Kris Carr?  If so - what are your thoughts?


  1. Hope you feel cheerier soon - you're always so upbeat & encouraging for others!

  2. I discovered many of the raw foodists when I got into that lifestyle about seven or eight years ago. I have mixed feelings about David Wolfe, but do agree with the push to eat healthier. ;)

    1. I know what you mean about mixed feelings with DW :) I agree!

  3. I love your positive attitude! It's what helps get us out of funks.

    Mmmm I love tahini - that dressing/sauce sounds really good!
    I've been meaning to watch Hungry for a Change, I should check it out.

    1. Thanks so much! Sorry! It should read Hungry For Change (I need to omit the "A")

  4. Adore that this blog is so positive and I hope you get a break soon! I hear ya on thinks getting crazy, I need a vacation too with so much going on at work! Tahini is amazing stuff, I could eat it right out of the jar and the sauce looks fabulous!

    I liked Hungry for Change, but the first part seemed too negative focusing on diet and health problems, the second seemed much more positive and inspiring.

    1. I agree with the first part of it being negative but glad they backed it up with a positive and what ppl can do to turn it around!

      Thanks! Means a lot!