I found this amazing Frittata recipe on Jason’s Bites, and decided to drop what I was doing and make it! (I was hungry! Lol) Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2012
Learning about the hidden sources of MSG in one of my favorite cooking ingredients was very disheartening, but I was determined to find an alternative to what I thought was my alternative to regular bouillon. I scoured the Internet looking for “All Natural” or “Organic” vegetable bouillon with no hidden MSG, but to no avail. Every time I thought I’d found one, I was disappointed by an ingredient like “yeast extract” or “malt extract” which are MSG indicators. After a thorough search I decided to try to make it myself.
The day I realized my beloved Better Than Bouillon was not a “clean,” MSG free, flavor enhancer wasn’t the happiest of days in my kitchen. After deciding the taste was too good to be true I decided to take a closer look. On the surface, the ingredients look innocent enough,
I finally started building brick raised beds for my garden. While I’m excited to get started, it’s turning into quite the project! Pictured above is 1cu yard of organic raised bed soil that I purchased to use, and while I knew it would be a lot it turned out to be WAY more than I need! My self imposed deadline for completing the beds is by the end of next week, that way I’ll still have time to plant broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, which, according to Let’s Grow Veggies can be planted in my area within the next couple of weeks. Whatever soil is left after I build two beds and fill my pots will be used to plant in the front yard or perhaps I can find someone to barter with on Craigslist. I’ll be sure to update when I’m done with my first bed.
I’m always trying to think of new and delicious ways to pack in my veggies. Don’t get me wrong, I was raised in a household where you ate your veggies; my dad is a vegetarian, and my mom, while she is a big meat eater, is definitely pro veggie as well. So I definitely don’t mind eating my vegetation the “regular” way, and I rather enjoy them, but sometimes you just don’t feel like chewing all that roughage. Here is where smoothies save the day! *insert dramatic hero sound effect*
While I really liked the first smoothie recipe I posted, it wasn’t the as simple as I would have liked. It was delicious, but it required too many ingredients, and at this point in my life, simplicity is EVERYTHING. Seriously. I decided I needed to come up with a very simple recipe that is not only delicious, but pretty darn good for you. For me, a good smoothie is not sickeningly sweet, but rather subtly so, with a smooth and creamy texture that goes down easily. But most importantly, a good smoothie is GOOD for you. With this recipe, I think I’ve captured all of the components that make a great smoothie.