Sunday, September 30, 2012


I've had several emails asking what we're up to . . .

Not a lot, but we are getting healthy, eating lots of veggies and fruit and other yummies.  We're particularly enjoying the Vitamix, making lots of smoothies.

We're also reaping the benefits of a friends humungous garden, lots of incredibly sweet vine ripened tomatoes and squash.

Here's what we eat at least twice a week.

I saute some onion and garlic in a hot pan, then add a good amount of sliced peppers (I used both red and yellow in this one).  Then, slice as much zuccini (squash) as you like.  When the squash is almost cooked through, add two or three large fresh tomatoes.  If you have some fresh basil, a good hit is also added.  Allow it to warm through till the tomatoes are warm but not mushy, and serve.

We like this with fish or chicken.  You can eat as much as you want, and the flavor is so bright and fresh, you'll want to eat a lot!

Oh, and yes, we're still working on the house.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

We are Alive and Well

And truly, just have nothing interesting to post about.

 Thanks for all the inquiring emails, I promise to return when something blog-worthy occurs.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

I'm taking the day off, and I realized I haven't posted in a while.

I love these days when I wake up and say I'm going to do just exactly what I want to do today, nothing else.  It's a gift I give myself occaisionally, and Terry is wonderful enough to just let me have them when I want.

So what's been going on?

Not a lot, more of the same, working in the house (not as much as we should admittedly), going to the gym (a lot!) and taking care of ourselves by being midful of what we eat.

We did do something along the eating lines, we bought a Vitamix!

As we are moving more into careful eating, we've become aware of how difficult it is to get in all the proper nutrition we need on a daily basis.  The truth is, both of our stomachs have shrunk, and we both find it's hard to eat really huge meals like we used to. 

We talked about it and decided that maybe the best way to go would be to drink some of our fruits and veggies for one meal a day.  After researching all the options, we decided a Vitamix is just what we needed.

The first thing I made was carrot soup.  A few carrots, some celery, garlic, lemon, jalapeno, cinnamon and a bit of water.  Boy was it ever good!  I really like that it cooks right in the blender, much less clean up that way.  Also, by making soup this way, I make exactly what we need for one meal, no leftovers! 

We've also made a bunch of smoothies, and you know what?  They're right, with the correct blend of fruit and such, you never even taste the spinach, kale or whatever.  So now we have our veggie input under control, and are we ever happy!

We also happened on a free flat of fresh strawberries.  Now, you know that strawberries never last long at all, so we cleaned them up, pureed them in the Vitamix and froze  them in one cup increments.  Now we have bunches of frozen strawberries for our drinks.

So here's my request.  Do any of you have any favorite blender recipes?  If so, please share, I'd love to  learn more.

That's it for today.