Monday, November 7, 2011


It was very early, my hair is narly, but the roses are GORGEOUS. Thank you honey!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Banana protein cookies

These are *paleo* but feel free to change this recipe as you wish. I should not have baked. *Healthy* sweets are, well, delicious and irresistable. People at work think that because I don't eat bread I have very strong will power. They do not know me very well (even after all these years).
These cookies are inspired by the days about, oh, a good 7 years ago, when I would bake with protein powder. I remember I once had a pan to make mini donuts and I made some with protein powder, splenda (YUCK, use stevia), egg whites.... you might be right in thinking 'that is not a donut anymore', but alas a donut is simply anything with a hole... I am getting very off topic here.

Banana Protein Cookies
7 ripe or nearly over-ripe bananas
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup walnuts
2 scoops of hemp protein powder (raw food people made it)
a lot of pumpkins spice
3-4 tablespoons of coconut flakes
6-8 tablespoons of coconut flour
6 egg whites
salt (a little, use celtic sea salt)
baking soda (about 1/4 teaspoon)
1/2 cup alkaline-free cocoa powder
Smash up the bananas to make a paste, then mix in everything else. Have fun mixing...
Form into small cookie-size blobs on a cookie sheet (I used parchment paper and it worked out well) and cook at 400 degrees for about 9 minutes. I calculated that if you make 65 cookies each cookie has about 40 calories. Hence while posting tonight and cooking more veggies and meat I might have consumed about 10 of these little buggers. And now they are in the 'don't go in there...' drawer of the fridge for a few days.... I would share these with friends at the gym but they taste a little too healthy, with a little bit of an aftertaste from the stevia, which is unfortunate, so I will likely just bake again next weekend and share that creation instead... or maybe I'll take a chance and share... oh the joys of the Libra's ambivalence.

BEST go-to salad

Look, I promise you, I guarantee, I will write it in blood, this salad is one that will grow on you. Eat it a few times and see... Your body knows it is right, knows it is good, knows it is cared for. Eat your veggies dog-gone it.

My Favorite Salad (hahaha, its my blog, I can call this stuff whatever I want, yee haw!)
Beets, fennel, apples, cucumber, juice of several lemons
Chop, chop, chop, mix up and be sure there is enough lemon juice to really taste it. Optional ingredients are stevia and mint. You may use oranges instead of apples. Don't even think about cooking this. Enjoy it as is.

(You cannot see the apples in this pic because I picked them all out, I tend to pick out the sweetest thing...) and the eggs are just random. They are my 'go-to protein'.

Grass-fed BEEF recipe- Meatballs with roasted REDS!

This recipe is inspired by the color red. Well...... red onions are cheap, Mike gave me cranberries :), I got 2 pounds of strawberries for 2 bucks, and I'm in love with beets....

Meatballs: Ground grass-fed beef, egg, fennel, celery
Veggies/fruits: Strawberries, cranberries, red onion, beets, garlic
Spices/oils: Sage, basil, olive oil (I forgot black pepper)
Roast it all together at 400 degrees for about half an hour.
Mmm mmm good! I think I could have thrown some red apples and pomegranate seeds in.... nah, that is getting craaaazy!

Roasted shitake mushrooms with cranberries, garlic, and sage

The shitake's really make this dish. You could use any mushrooms.... or you can use fancy ones. Chewy, delicious, fancy mushrooms. Thanks Mike for the cranberries!!!

Roasted veggies- Mix together cranberries, red onion, shitake mushrooms,
garlic, celery, sage, olive oil, and black pepper
Roast at 400 degre

I served this with chicken, which I roasted with the
veggies, but you can use any meat handy :)es for about 20 minutes mmmmmm mmmmmmm good!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spice it up

I (now) put that ish on everything.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Starting a 365, so exciting!

Nothing could be more true. My cat Nip is the sweetest girl in the world. I never kne
w just how sweet a real lap-cat could be.
That's my birthday tea-kettle, and you can see Cain cooking in it, and me taking a pic. Cain's cooking a big pot of garlic sauteed
in olive oil, tomatoes, and basil. One of his little specialties.

This 365 is inspired by a fellow cyclist named Kevin who I met around mile 15 of the Sea Gull Century last Saturday. I was sick with a cold which started that day (did somebody say flu... ) but had brought my friend Whitney so did it anyway. I'm still alive. And it was a FANTASTIC ride. Whitney's first century. In fact she went from 7 miles EVER to a CENTURY. She is awesome! Back to the 365 idea- this guy Kevin and I talked about how we used to love to do photography and he told me a guy he knows started a 365 blog to get back into photography. And thus here we are. I'm excited.

These are my b-day flowers from Cain. So pretty!

And these are.......
... mulberries!!!!!!!!!!! Well, some mulberries and some mulberry crumbs, near the bottom of the bag...

And, yes, EGGIES!!!!! Another obsession... I just love a good organic free- range hard boiled egg. They do NOT taste the same as conventional. Don't buy conventional. 'Nuff said.

Prawns, steak, and salmon with onions. Saliva is being produced as I write... My b-day dinner. Complete with brussel sprouts!

And, here is the Nipster, the girl who inspired this first post. She is just too sweet.