I ordered this from Airmiles about a week ago and it came Saturday Night. It was only 600 points and was on sale (it was 900). I was very excited when I came home last night and found the package.
I today blended up Coconut Butter. I must thank Ashley at Edible Perspective who posted about her method on making coconut butter.
I started with shredded unsweetened coconut that I purchased at the Bulk Barn. I poured it all into the Food Processor and turned it on.
It took less than 4 minutes and blended into…
45% of people who set goals for the new year fail before the end of January! And guess what? Today is the first day of February.
I decided that I was not going to make resolutions just goals… Here is an update on how mine go…
- Train and Run a 5K – ON HOLD – Being sick since before Jan 1 with the Flu and Pneumonia… I am just feeling up to going back to the gym
- Do more Yoga – ON HOLD (see above)
- Reduce my sugar consumption – Work in progress and going well I have cut all pop out since Jan 1 and its not bad at all. I do get sick of water but hopefully I will get over it…
- Read 12 books (Ideally 1/month) – Have not started this yet…
- Knit & Spin Yarn (for those who are not sure I have a second blog where I discuss my craftiness over at Adventures with Little Miss) – Work in Progress
- Become a Wine Connoisseur – I have enjoyed many glasses although I have not made it to the library yet to read up
- Blog More! – Lately Yes
- Cook from my cook books. I have SO many cook books which have delicious and healthy meal that I have never even cracked open. Also within this goal I would like to try new foods as well. – I have made some great meals… Posts to come
- To stop worrying what others think and to own everything I do – This is a work in progress
- Build a budget and pay down my debt. (Also save 10% of my income) – Budget built, put in motion starting today!
- Plan & Organize so that I can accomplish all the above goals – Check Check and Check
How are your Resolutions or Goals coming along??
Hi guys! I have missed my food and healthy living blog. I have all these great recipes and photos to share with you that have been building up over the last three months. Plus I am planning a new garden which will debut in the spring! Actually lots of garden plans are in the works.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
Vegetable Gardening for Small Spaces I have been reading many blogs and books and I’ll share with you some of the specifics of using the space you have to grow vegetables and herbs.
Worm Composting Kitchen Scraps Why worms make sense for folks living in apartments or condos.
Quick Wholesome Meals: Recipes that come together in 30 minutes that are tasty, mindful of your body and your pocket books.
Canning and Preserving I really enjoyed it last year and I will be planning my year out. When and How will be the big ones shared and recipes!
Ideas for Nourishing Packable Snacks and Lunches I have a full time job and I’ll reveal to you what I bring to work for breakfast, lunch and snacks that are easy, wholesome and healthy.
Foraging for Wild Fruit, Fungus and Fronds As we head into spring it’ll be time to gather fern fronds, wild onions, ramps and wild berries. I look forward to some great Hikes too…
Well, I think that should keep me plenty busy.
By the way, what do you think of my new blog design? I’m still working on the heading. If you notice anything that isn’t working or confusing let me know.
What better way to stave off a cold or flu than to double up on vitamin C! We encourage you to get to know camu camu, which has more natural vitamin C than any other food on planet Earth. This super-tart superfood contains 30 to 60 times more vitamin C than an orange. We order this tart orange powder from Navitas Naturals, but a readily available vitamin package, such Emergen-C, makes a fine substitute. Either way, down this mega C flu-busting blend and put your tissues away.
Makes: 2 ½ cups
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 2 Tsp camu camu powder
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh mango
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana, sliced
- Combine the orange juice, water and camu camu powder in a blender. Add the mango, strawberries and banana. Blend until smooth.
Recipes from Super-Charged Smoothies: More Than 60 Recipes for Energizing Smoothies, by Mary Corpening Barber and Sara Corpening Whiteford (Chronicle Books).
[Reader – Please note I take no credit for writing the above! It is from the above book and was originally digitally show on The Daily Squeezes site I felt it was an AMAZING smoothie and we should all give it a try. I will post my personal opinion to soon – I have to go find Camu Camu Powder]
The main goal this year I have is to be happy! I have been doing this by making healthy food choices. I feel that if I put good items in it will be easier for me to be happier.
Yesterday morning was stressful and I was not able to start off how I did on Monday. Today they were doing work on our apartment and we had to be out by 9am. So I ate breakfast at the soon to be in-laws home where we dropped off the dog and the cat.
I did get to pack a lunch either… So what did I do? I did what anyone who works in a office over a mall… I went to the food court and weighed my options. There are the obvious bad choices, although there are some better ones. Jimmy the Greek, Mr. Sub and Sushi on the Run.
I choose to go with Jimmy the Greek, I had the Chicken Souvalkki and Salad.
What do you do when you are faced with such a choice?
I have many comments about the state of affairs of myself and others. I work in Sales. It is a high pressure department. Although I must say I thrive in this environment. I do note that when some thrive in one aspect they fall short in another. At work I see those pitfalls in others HUGE!
We have little chats with our Marketing Dept. and they have snack and yak (chit chat yak) and they provide chips and pop. We have vending machines full of garbage in the lunch room and our office is located right next to a food court in the main part of the mall that the building is attached with. Many of my coworkers stuff their face with McDs, KFC, Taco Bell… need I go on? I see these traps and I AVIOD them like the plague. I pack my lunch! Want to see mine??
This is where my lunch magic starts… My nice clean kitchen counter (Aaron is home this week and did an AMAZING job cleaning)
So today for lunch I packed a pastrami sammie on my thins. I packed some carrots, apple, granola bar and my drinks. This I would say is a much healthier lunch then the high fat sodium and sugar lunches I see others eat. I am going to attempt to share more often.
When I think of what it means to have a healthy food blog I take into consideration more than just the food stuffs that I consume. I think of Fresh… A New Chapter, way to open up my way of thinking.
I started writing this blog as my new beginning. I had closed the chapter of my life and was starting a new one and why not start it off Fresh. The whole concept did not quite click in until much later. As we do in our life go through transformations, so did my thought process and my blog.
First I felt that I needed to eat healthy and that would start the process. I would like to state this is a great place to make changes and see them. For example do you drink pop/soda?? I did. I had restricted my pop intake and my skin was clearer, my attitude and sleep improved. I share the wealth of healthy bloggers recipes that I have tried and my own.
Healthy Mind and Body
That leads to the second area that we need to work on, and this is a work in progress the mind and body. I reached out to Rita a few months ago and that was the best and hardest thing I ever did. I needed a total stranger to know my story. I did not think that I would ever hear back, but to my surprise my biggest supporter lives a few thousand kilometers away! Thank you Rita!
Lastly my spirit and this is the area I will be sharing more with is in the weeks to come. I feel spirituality comes from with in you as does your strength and your inner-ness. My inner me was my worst friend for a long time. Now that I have begun to share my adventure with the world my inner nay-sayer has gotten smaller.
I hope that you follow me on my journey to overall happiness and throughout the new chapter of my life. I look forward to hearing about your healthy journey!! Feel free to send me a email or leave a tweet!!
Please check out Rita’s great site at Fitblogger!!!