Monday, July 25, 2011


Yesterday I made some delicious Sple-ghettie. 

Serves 4, prep time: 15 min, cook time:15min

  • 8 really ripe tomatoes cut in half (or however many fit in your Cuisinart.) 
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes (or a small can of tomato paste.)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of Extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons each of dried Italian herbs, basil, marjoram, oregano, etc. (double if using fresh)
  • Your choice of pasta. I used 
Soak the Sun Dried tomatoes a 1/4 cup of olive oil over night. Cook the pasta, drain, put back in the pot, and toss with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Place all ingredients (except pasta) in a Cuisinart or other type of device.

 Blend until smooth. Toss the sauce in with the pasta and heat on medium heat until its warmed to your liking. 
If you like a more traditional spaghetti taste, prepare the sauce ahead of time and let it simmer all day.

If you want a completely raw meal, spiralize some zucchini for pasta. You can still warm it up just remember to keep it under 83 degrees. :)

Add some homemade motzerella goat cheese and some basil to garnish.

This is what the pasta I used looks like. It's kinda odd looking, but it holds the sauce really well.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lavender festivals are sublime. :)

I went to the lavender festival this pas weekend, and got some nifty things, (to be posted shortly).
Then yesterday we went to one of the lavender farms. 
This was frank Sinatra's Car. We saw it after we ate dinner.
This is part of the farm.

 The pretty ponies.
 My Great Grandpa eating a sopapia.
 My Grandma laughs a lot. (most of the time we don't know why. Shhh)

It was supper fun. We found a local suppler for good oils, and we learned how they make the essential oils. We ate lavender espresso brownies, petted a lama, ponies, and cows. I visited with a lady that makes lavender dog biscuits, and we listened to blue grass music. If you didn't have the opportunity to go to the lavender festival in palisade colorado, or go to any of the farms, you really should go next year. I woke up at five today to go pull weeds, so I'm gonna take a nape. good day. :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day in the food.

My cousin Liz had this great idea of making a blog post where you feature what you ate that day. (you can see it here ) Since I am in the process of putting together a nifty little cookbook, and people are always wondering what my daily food intake typically consists of, I thought I might post "a day in the food".

Rise and shine beat-sies! Lately I've bean doing green juice in the morning. Usually I start of with some nice Cucumber and celery juice to thicken and shine my hair, and keep my hydrated.  Unfortunately we got a lot of beat greens from the church garden, and they are so bitter! And my mom ads lemon to it so it makes it worse. bleh! But I sufferd through and  when it sits for a while the beat greans seperate from the rest of the juice and make it look kinda nifty. 
Then I had a delicious Mango "orange Julius" Recipe here. It was so yummy, I was sorry to see it go. 

For lunch I made a delicious salad, with the beats from the church garden, romaine letuce, tomatoes, a Greek salad dressing (apple cider vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, salt, and thyme.) And to finish I topped it of with a bit of my homemade raw goat mozzarella.  The Raw beats have such an incredible flavor, its like tasting all of the best parts of the earth.

And finally to finish it off I had some rather unremarkable canned soup. (It tasted like thick water and bland potatoes. But I guess that's what you get with food that has bean killed twice) This was a soup with no added sodium. I figured out why most caned soups have about 800mg of salt or more. without it they would have no flavor. suffice to say, I'm sticking to making my own soup from now on. So sad :(

But to end on a happy note, I brushed my teeth with benzonite powder. Its a clay that I get in the supplement part of the health food store. Clay cleans out toxins and radiation, plus it gives you a lot of minerals that you  don't usually get from your food now days. (this is why littel kids eat dirt, and Pregnant women tend to have cravings for dirt, clay, or ash.) So brush away, and don't forget to swallow it afterwards. your teeth will get so white after just one week of using it. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fixens and eatins

These past couple of days I have felt like Susie homemaker Jr. I keep cooking, cooking, cooking, and quite some hurried cleaning today. :) So for tonight I will post one, and it is my new favorite recipe for a rainy day.
Tamatolina roast. 
This is my own creation. It serves 4 people. and takes only a few minutes of your time. About 10minutes prep, and 15 minutes cooking, depending on your time and how you like it cooked. 

  • 4 tomatoes sliced (like for a hamburger) I like them on the thicker side.
  • two to 4 Red or Yellow Bell peppers julieaned. 
  • 2 large onions.
  • 1 to 2 cups (depending on how much you like) of ricotta or mozzarella cheese. (I make my own out of goats milk)
  • 1/4 cup of basil slicefied.

Put fruits and onions on a pan. Put the basil on top of that, then, Put the cheese over the top, and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until the veggies are soft and the cheese starts to get brown. To brown the cheese more you can turn on the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Supper recipes of the week.

Kale fry.
Makes 4 servings and take about 30 minutes depending.
  • 2 Bunches of Kale cut into bite-able sizes
  • 1 cup of tomatoes dice-afied
  • 1/2 cup of pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/4  to 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of ghee (clarified butter), sunflower oil, or coconut oil.
  • pepper to taste.
Heat up the oil on medium heat in a skillet (I prefer using my wok). Put in all the Kale and put on the lid. you can also add the pine nuts if you want them a little toasted. Let it cook for about 5-8 minutes or until the kale turns a nice bright green and becomes a bit soft. you should stir it a couple of times so that it cooks evenly. 
At this point  you can eather add the rest of the ingredients or let the kale become crispy.

I really like this recipe, the ingredients are things that I keep on hand, and they go so perfectly together. Plus the colors are complementary. :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tiny Houses

This months edition of house beautiful featured small spaces. Here are my top five picks for these beautes.

633 sq. ft.Overall dimensions
(including porch)22’ wide x 23’-6" longNotesThis compact 1.5 story plans includes a large room on the second floor that can be used as a bedroom or open studio. Small, but quite functional. One bedroom loft. Very eco friendly. great prices. Comes put together for you.

450 sq. feet. one bedroom, with very functional space. floor plan here.

 Extremely eco friendly, with floor plans that can fit almost anyone.

 funky new designs, with many green solutions, these homes are superb.