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My friends, after four days of this:

It’s time for a little green goodness. Yes, I’m a bourbon girl. And that smokey chipotle hot sauce is outrageously good.

But I’m glad to see my friends, vegetables. You may have noticed I don’t post a lot of smoothies on here. I just haven’t been in the mood for them lately. But I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what’s better, juicing or blending? I wrote a post on it here.

This is a delicious green smoothie recipe, if I do say so myself. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re new to green smoothies, because if it weren’t green, you’d never know it had a vegetable in it!

Spicy Sweet Green Lemonade

Makes about 18 oz 

Ingredients: 

2 handfuls baby spinach 

1 overflowing cup green seedless grapes

thumb of ginger

1 lemon, peeled, seeded

1 cup water

Liquid Stevia (to taste)

Put all ingredients in a blender (Vita mix!) and blend until very smooth. You can also add ice, but I prefer to pour it over ice. Add a few drops of Stevia to taste. 

Yum.

We had a wonderful time in Atlanta hanging out with my husband’s mom, dad, and brother (plus niece and nephew pups!). It was a treat for all, because we haven’t all been together under the same room for a long time. I’m insanely happy to be home though, because Eli decided that naps and sleeping were for punks the entire time we were there, and I’ll just say… It was rough.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! And if you try the recipe, please do let me know!


Are you enjoying my beet puns?

I’ve surely been enjoying my beets.

Is there anything more beautiful than beet juice? Just looking at it gives me a little pep in the morning, which I’ve really been needing lately. I can feel this cold (or whatever it is) is progressing through my system, but it’s just a real pain in the neck. Especially when I’ve got so much to do in preparation for our trip.

I’ve been eating a lot of soup.

That’s Amy’s Organic Tomato Bisque with added tofu chunks. It was actually pretty darn good.

I’ve been drinking a lot of tea.

I picked this up the other day and really like. The flavor is pleasant and it really does soothe my throat. The cute giraffe is just a bonus.

I’ve been making sure I’m getting my antioxidants.

All excellent choices, but that Vosges… Wow. Cayenne, cinnamon… it’s fabulous. A shame that I couldn’t fully taste it, but even so it was really yummy.

And yesterday, something green and leafy made a reappearance in my life.

I tried grain tempeh yesterday for the first time. It crumbled nicely, and had a bland, slightly sweet flavor. I put it in a pan with some curry seasoning and little water to help it absorb, then put it over a bed of baby spinach. Then doused it in my tahini dressing after the picture. It was great. I’m going to do it for lunch later again. I could see using this tempeh for a lot of things. Sloppy Joes, tacos, and stir fry all come to mind.

Have you all met Kitty?

We got him from the shelter in February of 2011. Best cat ever. I’ve never had a cat before so I just assumed that like most cats I’d met, he’d be very independent and aloof. But no. Kitty is a Cat-Dog. He is playful, talkative, and absolutely adores his family. He sleeps in our bed, cuddles, gives kisses, and is just an all-around mushface.

Well, I’m off to put the final touches on this house before company arrives. Have a great Wednesday!

 

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