Greenbeans are growing and getting big

booyah…got some greenbeans, not sure what to do with them, but I got ’em

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Got my grill going and grilled my acorn squash, came out good, my tomatoes are finally turning

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I say I am the “Jolly green giant” my arsehole hubby calls me Sprout….darn him!

 

All this and my water bill hasn’t gone higher, no pesticide, all natural!  And tasty!

Plated #3 – Green Basil Curry Over Veggies

Yes, you read that right CURRY,  over chickpeas, spinach & zucchini, but since the curry is sent in a little container I can use as much or as LITTLE as I wanted.

Booyah….it came out real good, still a little hot, and I only used about 1/10th!  I followed the directions (READ them First) and it all came out good, except for the rice, my oven is old, so I am sure I did something wrong, but I zapped it in the micro and it was fine.

This Plated thing ROCKS!  I highly recommend giving it a try!

Great way to get ideas for food, and it is all Natural, and you can use or not use whatever you want.

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Now I just need to figure out something to do with the green curry sauce paste I have left over :)

I didn’t use the onion that came with the last item, and I didn’t use the red pepper that came with this one.  I did however chop them both up and make a salsa out of them :)

I added canned tomatoes and then since it was still spicy a can of tomato sauce.  It tastes bests poured over Toffuti Cream Cheese with the Pizza Crust Chips I made.

Hair benefits of Coconut oil

I think what happens when you start to use coconut oil in your hair is you start a cycle of GOOD.

My hair is thicker and my color stays longer since I started using coconut oil, but here is why I think this is.

One, when I use coconut oil my hair doesn’t need to be washed each day so the good natural oil isn’t being stripped so it isn’t as frizzy, so that means less flat iron, less flat iron means less damaged hair, less damaged hair means I lose less hair, which means new “grey” hairs aren’t having to regrow as often, and since my hair isn’t falling out it is getting thicker!

GO COCONUT OIL!  This is a great cycle to continue :)

Oh…COME ON!!!

so we got the notice that our electric would be out and we couldn’t park on the street.

So my Fiat E is in the garage, my son parked in my husbands spot and I parked the Bug I haven’t turned in yet next to it.

Hubby parked on the street because he would be gone by the time they started to work on the street.

So my son goes to leave but comes back in because an Truck is blocking his car in the drive (we have an electric box thingy by our driveway) so he takes my Bug.  I told him that is fine I will just drive my Fiat.  But when I go to leave, the electricity is still off and I CAN’T get my Electric Garage Door Open to drive my electric car!!!!

Come on already, and to add insult to injury the electric was supposed to be off from 8 to 3pm, it didn’t come back on it 8PM.

Bulu Box #2 Much better size samples

Ahh, much more like what I was expecting!

I rec’d the following samples

UP4 Adult Probiotic (5) daily pills- I have never taken these, but I think my husband needs it more then me, I am going to try and get him to use these

Urgent Upset Stomach – this is a powder, I think I will put in my purse

Rescue Pastilles (nice size sample tin) – not really sure about these, tried one right when I got them, taste ok, kind of chewy like Jujubees – not sure about the stress relief.

Xlear Nasal Spray (nice size sample bottle) – not sure if anyone in house needs it

Martha Stewart Essentials for Hair, Skin, & Nails (nice size sample bottle!), but I hate taking pills (I get gummies when at all possible or tea) and they are fairly big – I will try taking them though

Food for Sleep (nice size sample) – I forgot I had it, I could have used it last night, will be trying tonight to see how it works!

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I find my self throwing less and less out….

they say food waste accounts for a large portion of trash, this also costs money….so as you know I try real hard not to waste any food.

Recently I started making my own tortilla chips, basically because the tortilla’s would become stale and I was like “I have to be able to do something with these instead of throwing them away!”… and since they are just Tortilla and oil and salt my son eats them, cause I didn’t “healthify them ;)

I always freeze my fruit before I have to throw it away, making raspberry vinaigrette right now, it is hard to do stuff with raspberries because of their seeds, I have a raspberry sauce in my freezer right now, you can find anything on the internet, that is where I found the vinaigrette idea, I had the berries and some white wine vinegar that I can’t remember that last time I used, so wahlah, used up two items at once :)

I also make jams out of the strawberries and bananas that I freeze, WITHOUT pectin or sugar.  I have given it out to people and I can’t keep up with the demand :)

I also had a pizza crust that my son was so-so on, sooooo I oiled it up like a tortilla and cut it and cooked it, came out pretty tasty!

I drink a lot of tea, so back to the internet to see what I could do with used Tea Bags, you would be surprised!  My main use will be in the garden :)

Sometimes we end up with food that is past good eating for us, but it still good for the dogs :)  They are happy to get the food, I am happy not to throw it in the trash.

Not only food can be saved, for some reason our electric goes out quite often, so I have a box of candles, the wax was getting low, so I scraped out the wax and remelted it, and repoured it back in the holders, I was able to reuse the metal wick rings also, just need to add a new wick.  After a while I did need to use a little new wax but very little, nothing was thrown out, nothing wasted ;) – Old christmas cards have lots of uses, I am currently making gift tags for next year.

So before you throw it out, maybe check the internet to see if there is something you can do with it, trash can become treasure :)

 

My adventures with my E car continue

So I unplugged my car, got the cat, put her in the kitchen, locked all the doors, opened the garage and left.

I come home, I don’t open the garage door, because of the stupid cat, I come inside and I find the door between the kitchen and living room and the rest of the house is locked.  AAUUGGG.  There is no key it just has a stupid round hole.

So I figure I will go around and open the kitchen door in the back, I go around the house and realize I can’t reach the gate lock on the other side (being 5′ 3/4 has some disadvantages) so luckily the a/c unit is there so I have to climb on it to reach over and open the gate, I get to the kitchen door and realize, I don’t have a key, I tried everyone and none fit..SHIT!

So I go back inside, find a wire hanger, straighten it and try to poke open the door to the kitchen, that doesn’t work either.  CRAP…now the dogs are whinning and barking cause they know I am home.

So I go to my car, and use the garage opener, the door to the kitchen is locked OF COURSE with no keyhole but that stupid round hole, so I have to go back inside the house and get my hangar and I am finally able to pop that open.  I let the dogs in the back to go potty and then of course now I am freaking out because I can’t find that stupid ass cat!

So I get the bag of treats and start shaking them, she finally shows up from where ever she was hiding. SAC!!

At least my car is awesome, (unlike the cat) when I left I had a full charge of 83 miles, when I got to the restaurant 15 miles aways I had 88 miles :)  Of course this was without using the A/C, it does drain the battery.

I decided to use the a/c on the way home to compare and I had 65 miles left when I got home.  So you can see I will be using the A/C only when I really need to on long trips, driving around town I can use it no problem.

Plated dish 2 – Turkis Bulgur & Red Lentil Soup

I love the fact I get can vegetarian dishes on Plated.  This adds to the variety of food I eat.  However, being me, I screwed up a little.

Now nothing against Plated, it IS my fault for not reading completely, but first it says to peel the onion and dice, mince the garlic and chop the mint.  First I love the fact I can leave OUT what ever I want, since I get the ingredients to use, but they aren’t already done, so I did NOT do the onion.  But then it says to Saute Aromatics, so I did, including the MINT, which I found out by READING later was supposed to be a garnish, woops!  Maybe, just maybe, they should have told me to do the mint right before the plating…just a suggestion is all.

Then it gives the list, but since I didn’t follow the directions to READ the whole thing first, I used the WHOLE can of diced tomatoes instead of 1/2.

Even with these mistakes it came out really good, the down side, I don’t think 1 piece of Naan is enough the UP side, I think there is more then 2 meals here, I believe I am going to have 3 or 4!

Everything is labeled, if you READ completely before you start, you shouldn’t make any of my mistakes

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Kitchen Mash-Up was better then expected.

I have been trying to cut down on the carbs lately, since I know when I eat them my ass gets bigger, when I don’t it gets smaller.  No one’s fault butt mine :)  (yes I did that on purpose!)

I am not sure why no one can take responsibility for there own actions anymore, it is always someone else’s fault.

So anywho….I am also a know hater of food waste, so I open the freezer and there is the Italian “Patty” that is anything but, so I pull it out.  I open the fridge and there are mushrooms that need to be used, and Tofu noodles that also need to be used and a open jar of tomato, basic, garlic sauce.  And of course cheese.

So I pour the tomato sauce in the pan, cut up the mushrooms and added them to the sauce, boil up the noodles and warm up the patty then crush it, so it is more like ground beef consistancy, once the noodles are done I add them in and top with cheese, and guess what, it was better then expected.  It reminded me of when my mom used to make spaghetti with Ragu sauce and she would add button mushrooms and ground beef, I would sneak in and grab a mushroom and eat it :)

So while I won’t buy the Patties again, at least I was able to use them up and not waste anything.

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Trust me it tastes waaay better then it looks!