18 1 / 2012

Pizza… a vegetable?

only in America.

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16 1 / 2012

16 1 / 2012

SAY WHAT NOW

"After 20 years of testing, researchers found some buzzworthy results: regular marijuana smokers (defined by up to a joint a day for seven years) had no discernable impairment in lung activity from non-smokers"

"the war on marijuana has been much more a war on the sort of people who smoke it, be they Mexicans or blacks or jazz musicians or beatniks or hippies or hip-hop artists. It’s really been a war on nonconformists and the laws against marijuana have been used as a way of reasserting what are seen as traditional American values."

read this article!!!!!

14 1 / 2012

D’AW
i guess he doesn’t know that he is endangered =/

D’AW

i guess he doesn’t know that he is endangered =/

08 1 / 2012

This is one of my favorite dinners, quinoa is extremely high in protein and really fills you up (yerp no midnight snack) plus is delicious! I hope you enjoy =] 

Ingredients:

  • ¾ to 1cup of quinoa 
  • 14 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 1 table spoon soy sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup of celery
  • ½ cup red peppers (chopped small)
  • 1 cup of chickpeas
  • 2 table spoons of olive oil 
  • 1 crushed garlic clove 
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp thyme leaf 
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp dried ginger
  • Fresh ground pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook quinoa according directions on packaging 
  2. Dry and slice the tofu into thin 1 inch squares 
  3. Toss the tofu in a bowl with the soy sauce and garlic powder 
  4. Spray Pam on a frying pan and saute the tofu until golden brown 
  5. Leave the tofu aside for now 
  6. Heat garlic and oil in a frying pan on medium heat for a few minutes 
  7. Add the chickpeas, red peppers, and celery into the pan, cook until the chickpeas are golden
  8. Add all of the spices except for the pepper into the pan and sauté for 5- 10 min
  9. If dry, add about ½ cup of water to pan, let cook for a couple of minutes then stir in the cooked quinoa 
  10.  Add the cooked tofu to the frying pan and let heat for a couple minutes 
  11. Add the pepper and extra salt to your liking
  12. Severe with a side of apple sauce (optional)
  13. Eat! YUM! 

05 1 / 2012

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02 1 / 2012

Pistachio butter on whole-wheat toast is a delicious snack or even a nutritious breakfast! It is very filling and easy to make. The recipe below is an original recipe my boyfriend and I created this morning, inspired by a container of pistachios sitting on the kitchen counter that looked sadly boring. 
 
Ingredients:
  1. One cup of unseasoned pistachios (no shells!) 
  2. About 1 tablespoon of olive oil 
  3.  1 – 4 tablespoons of sugar in the raw (depending on your sweet tooth) 
Directions: 
  1. Slowly add the pistachios into a blender (preferably magic bullet)  until crushed
  2. Add the olive oil into the blender occasionally stirring, the butter gets creamier as you go (be patient) 
  3. Add the sugar a little at a time, according to your taste 
  4. Spread on whole-wheat toast and eat, YUM! 
Yield: about half a cup of pistachio butter 
 

01 1 / 2012

Happy New Year! I’m sure most of you had fun partying last night (i know i did), but your liver did not! Start 2012 off healthy, and make your liver happy by eating/drinking the items listed below! 

1.) Green Tea

- supper classy

- supper yummy

-contains antioxidants that help your liver function properly!

2.) Avocados

- DELICIOUS and easy to use, throw some on your sandwich or salad, or mash some up and make some yummy guac

- helps the liver produce glutathione which the liver needs to cleanse harmful toxins!

3.) Beets and Carrots

- wonderful for the overall function of your liver

- taste great raw or even in the juicer! 

4.) Leafy Green Veggies

- Spianch and Kale and arugula! Oh my!

- put them on a sandwich, use them for a salad or throw them in the juicer with some beets and carrots!

-Leafy greems have super powers! They can suck environmental toxins out of your bloodstream so that your liver doesn’t have to do so much work, yay!

5.) Grape Fruit

- you can eat it or drink it, either way it is very beneficial to your abused liver

- high in antioxidants, helps to enhance the production of liver detoxification enzymes 

31 12 / 2011

Winter White Bean Salad. BEANS! BEANS! they’re good for your heart…

Yield 4 servings

Time 10 minutes (more if using dried beans)

Tools

  • knife
  • large sauce pan with lid
  • wooden spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 c dried white beans* OR 15 oz canned white beans
  • ½ c olive oil
  • 1 c red onion, diced
  • ½ t coarse salt
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T rosemary, minced
  • dash of paprika OR crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ c water
  • ½ c oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • ½ pound smoked mozzarella, diced
  • ½ c red wine vinegar
  • 2-3 c arugula, roughly torn or chopped

Directions Heat oil over high heat, add onion and salt, and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir carrots, celery, garlic, rosemary, and paprika and sauté 1 minute. Add water, cover, and cook about 2 minutes, until carrots and celery are just tender.

Remove from heat, stir in remaining ingredients except arugula, taste, and adjust seasonings.

Toss with arugula and serve warm.

31 12 / 2011