I had picked up the June copy of “bon appetit” and found this very easy recipe for making homemade tortillas. I loved the idea of fresh, hot tortillas made from scratch. I searched everywhere for a tortilla press that they mentioned in the magazine, but none of my local stores had one. I will have to order one online or look in a kitchen specialty store. For today, I just used wax paper and my hands. My Nana mentioned using a rolling pin might of helped, but I kind of like the uneven look to these mini tortillas.
Sometimes to watch my portions especially with meat or even protein packed vegetarian options, I used my grapefruit rinds to hold my meals. It’s a great way to portion out your food and make it look fancy at the same time. I’ve been really into red grapefruits lately. My stomach gets upset or bloated, and the red grapefruit is there to save the day! I used to hate a lot of citrus foods as a kid, but as I’ve grown older I have found they can be my best friends. Packed with rich vitamin C and other things to keep my poor immune system running. When you work with children, especially in the first year, you seem to catch every cold and disease known to man one after the other. It’s constant punches I have to dodge. So such simple meals as the one above help keep it in check.
This has quinoa, broccoli slaw raw, cherry tomatoes, and romaine lettuce. Simple and easy for a quick dinner.
Happy May Day everyone! This is my month! YEAH! Well.. more like my birthday is in 20 days. WOOT! Beyond that, I was in the mood yesterday to have some homemade rice pudding. I found a couple of recipes, but most of them called for an egregious amount of Half and Half. Last thing I wanted was 3 cups of Half and Half in my rice custard. I also wanted to use brown rice over white rice to change it up a bit. This weekend was mostly dedicated towards my garden area and celebrating Arbor day late. So here is a simple and delicious recipe for Vanilla Brown Rice Custard.
You will need:
- 13.5 ounces of milk (coconut milk, soy, or almond would be delicious too)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar for step 1 of the recipe
- 2/3 cup sugar for Step 2 of the recipe
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1 1/2 cup of half and half
- 1 1/2 cup of vanilla non fat yogurt or greek yogurt
- 5 eggs
- 1 Tbs of Vanilla Extract
For Earth Day, Chrissy and I celebrated in a way Dionysus would’ve approved of. What better way to celebrate the earth and all its wonders then over wine that has been grown, harvested, fermented, and bottled on the same 52 acres we were standing on. Welcome to Nashoba Winery in Bolton, MA! This is one of my favorite day trips to take because you can do so much there at a pretty cheap price. Wine tasting is only$5.00 and the tours are $10. The wines and spirits range from 11 dollars and up too. Even as I wrote this, I was enjoying a glass of their classic and most favored Plum Wine. That is what brought us on this pilgrimage in the first place. One taste and you become hooked. Chrissy had never gone before while I had the neglected pleasure of having it less than ten minute from my house when I lived in Clinton, MA. I had only been there once before with my parents, and I never got to explore the area. Yes, I wine tasted, but I didn’t engorge on the possibilities and knowledge that this winery offers.
Good Morning! I feel refreshed and ready for the day on this rainy morning. While I was driving home from work, I was thinking of how I wanted an egg sandwich. Instead of paying five dollars though, I decided to make it at home. What a quick and delicious morning meal! On top of that, I saved money instead of taking the easy way. I pass a Dunkin Donuts on my way to and from work… so it’s sometimes very tempting, but I persevered!
- 1 egg
- 1 slice of whole wheat bread (or bread of choice. Pumpernickel would be delicious!)
- 1/2 cup of 3 cheese shredded
- 1 Tbs of milk
- slice of tomato
- 3 leaves of spinach
- 1 Tbs of salsa
- chili powder to sprinkle
What is your dream kitchen?
Everyone has a particular flavor and style when it comes to interior decorating. I almost went to college for interior design, but I didn’t like the idea of having to deal with the stress of working with people who also might not know what they want. It isn’t until we are presented with rooms filled with goodies that we realize what our particular tastes are. My friend Erin prefers dark woods and blacks. I, on the other hand, prefer lighter woods, blacks and whites, and pops of colors. I got so excited going here like it was an amusement park… and we had the realization that this must be the true sign of getting old… when you get excited about furniture and kitchen goods. This was literally “Home and Garden” porn for my eyes. I ran around like a kid in Toys R Us.
My Inner Neat Freak is Loving This.
I’ll probably do this once I get my own apartment again. I don’t know how my parents will feel about me going OCD on their kitchen.