A Beautiful World

April 15, 2012

More about Juicing!

I am still juicing and I am feeling better than ever!!!  I drink about 3 or 4 juices a day.  Mainly vegi juice.  This morning I had:

1 banana and peanut butter in the blender and added 2 juiced apples to make an amazing smoothie.

My skin is noticeably better, I feel more energetic and I am falling asleep way way easier than I used to.  I have completely stopped drinking coffee and eating meat.  I wasn't out to stop anything.  I just feel better and have more energy when I don't have these things.  The one occasion when I had part of a steak, I felt very different.  Lethargic, kinda.  On the occasion when I have had coffee in the morning, I have a LOT less energy.

My favorite juice is cauliflower, broccoli and one apple.  My son calls it broccoflower juice! :)

April 11, 2012

Meatless Monday Recipe

We have meatless Monday at our house.  Since my juice fast, though, I have gone from eating meat 5 to 6 days a week to NO MEAT at all.  Now if you would have told me before my juice fast that I would do away with meat, I would have called you crazy.  I have always loved a good steak and baked potato.  I feel sooooo good, however, from my juice fast, that I have no plans of messing that up.  I am still juicing and I am eating very healthy, too.  Tonight my husband made the best meal and I need to share it with you because I added NO MEAT to my portion and it was really delicious!
He made brown rice first.

2 TBSP olive oil
1 medium onion finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup brown rice
1 cup white wine
3 1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/4 cup parmesan

Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add onion, salt and pepper and cook until tender (6-8 minutes)
Add rice and cook for about a minute.  Add wine and simmer until rice is tender and broth is absorbed (18 - 20 minutes)

Heat snow peas, frozen peas, 2 scallions (thinly sliced) and some button mushrooms.  Cook until heated through (about 3 minutes) and add this to the rice!

YUMMO!!!  Devine, seriously.  (and healthy)  My husband and boys added rotisserie chicken precooked at the grocery store to theirs.

April 1, 2012

April Fools

Ever since my boys were little, I have been making April Fools day treats.  It's fun.  They are in middle and high school, now and I still do it!!!  Why?  I don't know.  I guess it has become a bit of a tradition.  This is what I am making this year.

Here are some things I've made in the past.  I am trying to get better about taking photo's!
Sushi- rice krispie treats with a fruit roll up around them and gummies inside.
This was chocolate rice krispie treats, ice cream with caramel sauce and fruit roll up or some other chewy candy rolled up in balls!!!

One more I can find:

A fried egg milkshake!  HA!  Ice cream with marshmallow fluff on top with glaze on very top!