Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Healthy & ready to go Salad

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Summer have been fun for us, I hope you are enjoying yours! I have been taking the kids to daily trips. Yesterday, we went to Hershey's park, and we are planning day trips to the beach. With that comes eating on the go, most of the time stopping at fast food. I have been putting some weight on, so I been coming up with simple and healthy salad.
Here is another one, I hope you enjoy it!

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This is a very simple salad, just add anything you have or would like.
As you can see I added, Chickpeas, carrots, beets, cucumber, onions, cauliflower. I boiled the beets, carrots and cauliflower for 5 minutes, just to keep all ingredients texture the same.

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For dressings, I added Red wine vinegar, olive oil, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 2 teaspoon lemon juice, salt and pepper. You can refrigerate this salad for two weeks in a tight container.
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As you can see below it is red, that is what you get every time you have any beets.

Enjoy this healthy salad! I always enjoy reading your comment. How would you dress this salad?

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Baba Ganoush or Caviar

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I like Baba Ganoush, it is very light to eat as long as you eat it with whole grain bread. 
     Baba Ganoush Recipe:
  • 3 medium-sized eggplants
  • 1/4 cup  tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1/8 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
2. Clean the skin of the eggplants, then slice them thin to bake faster. 
3. Place the eggplants on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until they’re completely soft.
4. Remove from oven and let cool.
5. Puree in a blender or food processor with the other ingredients until smooth.
6. Taste, and season with additional salt and lemon juice, if necessary. Serve drizzle with olive oil, serve with toasted pita chips for dipping.

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 Baba Ganoush can be made and refrigerated for up to five days prior to serving.

I hope this was helpful. I always love reading your comment, thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Pasta Veggie Salad


As you all know it is hard to cook or bake in Summer. It has been too hot and we have been eating out a lot.
I saw myself gaining a pound a day, so I decided to prepare fruit or veggie salad in a large portion.

I made three containers.  
What I did was, I chopped the veggies I needed and boiled lentils and beans in advance. I also added noodles as well. I prepared hard boiled eggs and olives in separate zip lock bags, I add them when I am ready to eat.  
Really, you can add anything you choose and have it ready, even for work or picnic. I like to make my own simple salad dressing. Just add 1 table spoon olive oil, tea spoon lemon juice, 1 garlic chopped, 1 tea spoon mayonnaise, 1 tea spoon vinegar, salt and pepper.
I hope this was helpful!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Spending time with our children

Hi there to all my bloggy friends, I have been busy with summer vacations and haven't been blogging. I miss blogging, but time has been flying too fast. My kids are growing too fast and I wanted to give them all my attention.

The kids have local and international mission trips, but I won't be travelling with them. We will have day trips together, but that is all the trips we have for now. As you see the pictures, especially the sunsets, I took them every night from Lake Hopatcong at New Jersey. They were taking in different day, I have labeled the date. Beautiful evenings, it just takes my breath away. We were blessed with great weather and friends.

I know blogging is business for most of us, but I feel like it is so easy to get distracted for hours. It was amazing how much free time I had without the Internet. We really had a great time travelling and spending time together.

                             I hope you are all having great Summer!

 This picture below is taken in Virginia on the way to Carolina or to Busch Gardens.

I always love to hear your comments and thank you for visiting!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Candy Dress

My children love candy, just like any child. Who doesn't, right?
When we walked in to the store, their eyes got light up!
Here are some pictures we took.