Saturday, May 10, 2008

Just Another Day in the Kitchen

I woke up the other morning and emptied the dishwasher, washed my kitchen floor, and whipped up some homemade yogurt, almond milk, and Green Juice all before leaving for work at 7:15am. The almond milk was divine and flavored with organic vanilla extract and Medjool dates. I enjoyed the milk all week over Nuts & Raisins granola from JK Gourmet. I saved the almond pulp, dried it in the oven, blended it in the food processor and voila! I had almond meal which I made into SCD Cheddar Crackers (from the Healing Foods Cookbook).

The Green Juice was... interesting but I think I will invest in a juicer so that I don't get so much pulp. I am juicing these days to try and alkalize my body a bit more. The Green Juice recipe is courtesy of Dr. Oz and is on Oprah's website.

When my husband came home that evening he was amazed at how much I had accomplished so early in the morning. In truth it seemed like little effort to me. These days I think nothing of throwing together a quick SCD hummus made with tahini, lemon juice, navy beans and roasted garlic (the recipe is in Eat Well Feel Well).

As a matter of fact I am meeting up with some girlfriends tonight and plan to bring along some SCD versions of my favorite classic snacks like Cheddar Crackers with Thyme, Parmesan Artichoke dip, Roasted Garlic hummus and a nice dry white wine to accompany these delicious morsels.

I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!

Sunday, May 4, 2008


One of the signs of spring is that we spend a lot of quality time with our grill. We visited my sister-in-law a few weeks ago at her home in Florida where we BBQed as well. Our favorite grilled foods are shish kabobs of all varieties. In Florida we had chicken with peppers and sweet onions. We also experiment with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, tomatoes, pork, beef, and shrimp. Shish kabobs become one of our everyday work night meals similar to stir-fries in the winter.

Other fun dishes and drinks that are nice accompaniments include a fruity wine Sangria, tomato, avocado, cucumber salad, and lots of fresh fruit for dessert.

Grilling is wonderful because it is a sign of warmer weather and more visits from friends and family. It also means less dishes and pans to wash!

Happy Grilling