Monday, February 23, 2015

Just Really Good Soup

I was inspired by my friend Sarah, I had the most incredible soup yesterday for 
Sunday lunch at hers and I thought I would come up with my own concoction. 

Here is a recipe I created today. 

Just Really Good Soup:

3 cups broth (low-sodium)
2 cans (14 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup soybean, frozen or fresh
3 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 small onion
2 cloves minced garlic
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 cups fresh or frozen green beans
1 zucchini, diced
1 yellow squash, diced
1 tsp cayenne pepper

  • In a large crockpot, add broth, tomato sauce, beans, and herbs.
  • In a large frying pan, melt coconut oil and sauté garlic, onions, green beans, zucchini, squash, and carrots for about 5 minutes or until al dente.
  • Sprinkle cayenne pepper and cover pan allowing the cayenne to steep the veggies for 1 minute.
  • Combine sautéed vegetables with the ingredients in the crockpot.
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours, or until vegetables are cooked.

NOTE: This makes a large batch of soup. If you would like to freeze portions of it to use later, undercook the vegetables just a little. Pour the soup into freezer Ziplock bags and let as much air out as you can. Lay the bags flat on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once the soup is frozen flat, it is easy to layer in your freezer and won't take up much room. To thaw, place the bag in the fridge for 24 hours and then reheat.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DYI and a New Start

So I have been doing some DIYing this weekend. 
I'm not really going to explain step by step, 
but here are some pictures .....

 Here is what the counter top color before .....

Here is it after ... pretty grey ....

Here is the bookshelf before ....

First coat of primer .....

Grey coat .....

Dark Grey Shelves .....

First coat Dark Grey Shelves ....

Dark Grey done ....

 Here is what is going into it ....

Here it is filled and done ....

Done and Done - So happy with it!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Healthy Infused Waters

1. Green tea, mint, and lime - For fat burning, digestion, headaches, congestion and breath freshener.

2. Strawberry and kiwi - For cardiovascular health, immune system protection, blood sugar regulation, digestion.

3. Cucumber, lime, and lemon - For water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration, digestion

4. Lemon, lime, and orange - For digestion vitamin C, immune defense, heartburn, (Drink this one at room temperature)

Infused waters are good for detoxification energy and hydration. Put as much fruit in water as you like and let the water sit for at least 30 minutes before drinking.

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