Friday, September 28, 2012


Does someone have a good recipe that involves fresh whole hazelnuts? I'm trying to think up something creative.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


These are a couple of the huuuggge carrots that we grew this year. I keep thinking we should make something with them, but they are so good.. what are you favorite recipes for using carrots?

Dorm Room Meals and Black Heirloom Rice

I am so glad I have a kitchen in my room. Cafeteria food is sufficently boring and I think I will need some flavor every once in a while. I tried some of this black heirloom rice and it was dang good. You should get some. Some rice, a peach protien shake, all is good in the world.

Voodoo Donuts and Day one at College

I am now officially a college student residing in Portland. I am also lucky enough to be a college student who has a kitchen in her room. I also now live in the vegan capital of the world. Things could get interesting. Today, we went to get some voodoo donuts. Of course the classic voodoo donut and an apple fritter for later for me. Also there was a tang, chocolate coconut, blueberry, and maple donuts. Let the pictures speak.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Smokey Tempeh Bacon Lettuce Wraps

If I were a celebrity, and I got to endorce stuff, I would definately endorce LightLife Smokey Tempeh Bacon Strips. Not only to they taste wonderful, but they are full of all sorts of good nutrients. Today, lettuce wraps. All I did was pan cook a couple of strips (no oil) then wrap 'em in lettuce with a little bit of salt and pepper. But what I would really recommend is to get leaves of iceberg lettuce, and for the filling, pancook 3 strips, chop into 1 inch pieces. Cook Jasmine, heirloom, or brown rice according to package directions, and mix about a cup with the tempeh pieces. Fill, or serve the filling and lettuce seperately to be put together at the table. Or eat them all yourself.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Feminist Cafe

Today was a trip to the most feminist place in all of Colorado Springs. Her Story Cafe is a small, nesteled into a strip shopping center on the south side of town. They have menu offerings such as "Jane Goodall Banana Pudding" and "Rosa Parks Peanut Butter Pancakes." They had inspirational feminist sticky notes on the wall written by customers and were staffed by a couple of happy ladies. I had the some Chili, which consisted of a tomato base with beans and green chili. Definately something I want to try to replicate. My friend had a ham hottie or something rediculious like that. All in all, if you're ever in Colorado Springs, drop by here for a delicious meal.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Crockpot Applesauce

Apples; peeled, cut in half cored, and chopped again into equal size bits
Brown/white sugar
(I won't give exact measurments because we never use them.)

Add cut up apples to crockpot. Even sized peices makes smooth applesauce. If they're different then it will be chunky. Add lemon peel, sugar (you can always add more at the end) and a little bit of water. Cook on high. Stir occasionally. Ours turned out pretty good!

Farmers Market Love

Okay. You have not lived g until you have visited Colorado and eaten a Palisade Peach. Okay, well maybe you've lived a little bit, but not really. I mean really, they even have their own festival. Palisade Peach Fest anyone? Its something I've never been to but think about when I buy one of these at the farmers market or get a bag full in our farm share. Along with all of that other goodness. Next post? Refigerator Peach jam.

Muesli? Muesli.

"Originally developed in the latej 1800's by a Swiss nutritionist." - the bag.
Whole grains, dried fruits, and nuts? It sounded pretty good to me. Turns out, it is pretty good! I tried it cooked with water, cooked with almond milk, cooked with water served with almond milk, with bananas and cinnamon. All pretty good. Definately bringing a bag of this to school with me. I heard about a overnight museli recipe that I'm trying next. It's wholesome, got some crunch and some chewey, and I thnk I actually won't be hungry for a while, unlike when I eat those processed cereals or just fruit or something for breakfast. Emma approved.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Breakfast Grains

As a new beliver in 6 am yoga and healthy habits, and as an old believer in really intense workouts and pushing my body to the limit, I've turned over a new leaf and am finding foods to fuel my body better as I go to college in 2 weeks. Today, Quinoa. Here's what I did.

Breakfast Quinoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup quinoa
Boil water. Cook quinoa 10 to 15 minutes until tender and outer ring is visible.
1-2 cups frozen or fresh peaches
Appx 1/2 cup almond milk to taste
1/4 cup crushed pinapple
Handfull blueberries/nuts/something crunchy
Add to cooked quinoa and stir. Heat if desired.

I'll be trying my hand at feel good breakfast cereals over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned for that. Peace, love, 6 am yoga. I'm out.