Tacos is what’s for dinner!

  

TACO BAR!!

• seasoned turkey/beef

• cilantro

• shredded cheese

• black bean corn salsa

• sour cream

• grilled red & yellow bell peppers

• shredded spinach

• seasoned black beans

• Spanish brown rice

I came across these cool little taco shell holders in the annex. They work pretty well!

   

 

Now it’s Time to stuff ourselves silly!

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Breville Pie Maker – Love It!!

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I purchased THE BREVILLE PIE MAKER from my local thrift store, The Community Closet, sometime during last summer. I think I paid $5 for it. It came in its original box that was opened but everything inside looked new. Maybe used once or twice!

I am finally decided to try it out. It works fantastic and 2 savory meat pies totally filled me up. AJ ate 4 of them but he is twice my size!

So I decided to see how much this baby was if I went to a store or bought it online. Amazon had it listed brand new for $80! I got such a deal!!!

You can use any kind of filling, sweet or savory. Just make sure the inside mixture is fully cooked before cooking in the Breville Pie Maker.

I totally recommend this product. Very easy to use and to clean. Can’t wait to have some good times making pies with the kids!

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EasyGreen Sprouter!

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Well at the The Community Closet Thrift Store there was this huge wheatgrass grower machine. I remember seeing it for sale for $10. I thought of buying it but I figured parts were missing. A bit later I saw it was put in our free bins so I took it home to see what info I could find on it.

Wow! I checked it out and it was a EasyGreen Automatic sprouter. eBay had it for almost $200! Looks like I had everything except an outlet timer that starts and shuts down the water mister. I found one online for $13.

Yesterday the timer came in. Sweet! I cleaned the machine up and filled all 5 trays with sprouts; clover, fenugreek, buckwheat, alfalfa & broccoli. I set the timer to mist 15m every 6 hours. Filled the water reservoir and plugged it in. YES THE MISTER WORKS!

24hrs later you can already see tails on a few of the seed trays. Below is a picture at 4pm 9/11/13 & another at 4pm 9/12/13.

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DAY #2. Look at those tails!

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DAY #3.

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DAY #4: I started to add a very little amount of food grade hydrogen peroxide and some minerals to the water.  I also decided to try some new timer setting I found for Dry Weather . . . they worked well for MT.

Dry weather
# of Toggles Time of day
2 7:00
1 10:00
1 1:00/13.00
2 4:00/16.00
1 7:00/19:00
1 10:00/22:00
1 2:00

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DAY #5

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DAY #6: Harvested some Clover Sprouts this morning for sandwiches! Tasted great!

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Clover Sprouts

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Fenugreek Sprouts

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DAY#7: the alfalfa & broccoli sprouts are ready! There are already tails growing on the 2nd batch of clover & fenugreek seeds.

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Buckwheat Sprouts:
Didn’t work well growing with just water. The cool thing about the EasyGreen Sprouter is you can use soil in the trays too! Will try in soil next time.

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Broccoli Sprouts:
Same as the buckwheat sprouts, didn’t turn out very well with just water, but more grew than I thought. Will try in soil next time.

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Alfalfa Sprouts:
The alfalfa sprouts took 7-8 days to grow. They turned out great though!

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So I would have to say this machine ROCKS! I’m glad I didn’t have to pay $200 but if you have a busy life like mine and love to sprout this Sprouter is so worth the money!

Ruth’s Chia Goodness – 88% Raw Breakfast

What a great morning so far. Woke and did my normal fresh squeezed lemon water drink. Yoga in my newly cleaned rearranged room. Elliptical for 20 minutes, and now for breakfast!

I decided to break open a young thai coconut and use the coconut water in Ruth’s Chia Goodness Cranberry Ginger Raw Cereal!! (the original flavor is 100% Raw). I have been eating this stuff for about a year now. I love it. It’s not just for breakfast. It’s an instant Raw cereal you can eat cold or hot, so it is perfect to carry around with you for when you get hungry or need a powerful pick-me up!

Ruth's Cranberry Ginger Chia Goodness Cereal, Coconut Water, Young Thai Coconut Meat, Apple & cinnamon.

Cranberry Ginger Ingredients:

Chia (salvia hispanica), buckwheat, hulled hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, currants, cranberries, org. cane sugar, ginger, celtic sea salt.

 

Gotta try some. For folks here in Livingston, Foodworks carries it!!

Udi’s Gluten-Free Millet-Chia Ancient Grain Bread

I just saw that Town & Country in Bozeman was carring this new bread from Udi’s that I have never seen. So I bought 2 packages. I heated up a piece in a pan n just spread coconut oil on it. OMG!! It was so so good. A lot of GF breads are very grainy n kinda dry. This was moist and stretchy like real bread. I think this will be my new favorite GF bread. Ingredients and nutritional factors are good too.

Udi’s Gluten-Free Millet-Chia Ancient Grain Bread:

Gluten Free, Kosher

Our Millet-Chia bread is a powerhouse of nutrients, vitamins and flavor bringing joy and well-being to your home. One of the worlds oldest foods, Millet is a heart healthy grain packed with protein, fiber and B Vitamins.

In addition to being gluten free, these grains provide a crunchy texture and delicious flavor.

Shelf life: approx 6 months frozen.
Shelf life: 7 days on the counter.
21 days in the fridge.

Ingredients: Filtered water, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, millet seed, resistant corn starch, unflower oil, egg whites, cane syrup, chia seed, rice bran, evaporated cane juice, citrus fiber, polydextrose, flax seed meal, yeast (yeast, potato starch), salt, gum (xathan gum, sodium alginate, guar gum), pea protein, molasses (dry molasses and maltodextrin), modified cellulose, mold inhibitor (cultured corn syrup, citric acid), enzyme (calcium sulfate, enzymes)

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size 2 slices (68g)
Servings per container about 6
Amount per serving
Calories 160 Calories from fat 45
%DV
Total Fat 5g – 8%
Saturated Fat 0.5g – 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg – 0%
Sodium 200mg – 8%
Total Carbohydrates 28g – 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g – 24%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%

 

BOUNTIFUL BASKETS – ORGANIC!

Ok I have heard of Bountiful Baskets Co-Op from when I lived in AZ. You can order a basket full of produce for a minimum amount of money. All you need to do is go pick it up at your nearest location. I have heard many great things about these guys. I never thought they would have a pick-up location in Livingston, MT. They have many for Montana. I will  most likely be in Bozeman on my March 3rd pu date. For Livingston & Bozeman folks we fall on week “A”, which is this week. They alternate pu weeks for us. So for the first time I am checking this out. I ordered a organic basket for $25! There was also a 1 time charge for $3 for first timer. Let’s see how good it is. Can’t wait to see!

Check them out and order before 10am Tuesday!

I can’t wait to see what I get!

A Soy Yogurt that’s Organic, Affordable & Yummy!!

Whole Soy & Co. Yogurt. YUMMY!!!

I picked this up at my Town & Country grocery store for only a little over $3. I’ve had other brands that were organic too but I always had to add a little of something to make it taste better. Whole Soy & Co. organic soy yogurt rocks!! Vegan – Casein, Whey & Gluten Free – No Cholesterol! I had it for breakfast with sliced strawberries . . .

Breakfast is Served!!