Sunday, November 11, 2012

Beautiful, green juice!

 Green Juice
This is the juice I shared about 
in a previous blog but I am 
just now sharing the photo!

Simply So Cuticle Comfort

Instant relief of painful and almost bleeding cuticles:

Coconut oil and lavender essential oil.
I love simple things that do wonders and the combination of these two products do just that. You can blend the coconut oil and lavender essential oil together and gently rub into cuticles or rub the coconut oil in and on and then add a drop or two of lavender and softly massage that in. This is something I have used and found wonderful and my DIL used it tonight and was instantly soothed!

Please explore natural and safe options of self care before buying the latest commercial item. . . pretty, please even.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Today and Yesterday

I just found out that a concern I heard before is true and I shouldn't be juicing anything not organic. This is so disheartening because I have been enjoying all sorts of juices SO much but it makes sense. . . if the nutrients go straight into your system so do pesticides and you end up drinking concentrated versions of them. Apparently, smoothies and eating them aren't as bad because they take a bit longer to digest.
I do not have access to organic versions of just about ANYthing. So far, I have managed to start buying organic carrots, spinach, and salad mix. Almost everything else is hard to come by organic wise.
Oh, well, I will figure it out.

Today, I had a nourishing green smoothie with water, an apple, cardamon, cinnamon, vanilla extract and collard greens. Very delicious!

I also had turkey chili (left over from last night) and griddle corn cakes made with cornmeal, a free range egg, kefir, salt, pepper, and some sharp cheese.

For dinner, my daughter made the best sloppy joes I've ever eaten with turkey, cumin, bbq sauce, sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, and more. She sauteed mushrooms and onions to go with it and they were so good I ate some of them by the fork full!

I made guacamole and seared the buns before spreading it on. We topped them with cilantro leaves and for dessert, I made coffee and my daughter made pumpkin bars from a mix. They were SO good!

All the dishes were washed up with just a few left soaking and I have two quarts of kefir on the counter.

Last night, we had turkey chili and gluten free cornbread made from a mix. We also had homemade hot chocolate and homemade cinnamon rolls. My DIL brought the cinnamon rolls and it was her first time making them. They were SO good!

We had a cozy evening sipping hot things, emptying bowls of steaming chili, and talking about all sorts of things. Today, we shopped, cooked and cleaned together and that was a blessing as well.

Hope your kitchens are whistling away. Any of you caught in the after effects of storm, "Sandy" --- let me know how you are doing!

Executive Summary: Eat your fruits and vegetables! | EWG's 2012 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

Executive Summary: Eat your fruits and vegetables! | EWG's 2012 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™