Archive | November, 2012

Orange Julius

25 Nov

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I was at a Red Rock Casino the other day with my girls, heading to a movie. Zoe asked me what an Orange Julius was. I don’t know where that comment even came from, because there isn’t one there. I do believe that she has not had an Orange Julius, since she was very little. I told her I would make one later, knowing very well that i had all the ingredients at home. This afternoon, I decided to make the Orange Julius for the three of us. It was very delicious. I forgot how good they could be. I’m so glad that i whipped these up to reminded myself. Plus, it’s vegan so it’s even better.

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Orange Julius
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

• 6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
• 1 cup almond milk
• 1 cup water
• 1/4 cup raw cane sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 8 ice cubes

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients, except ice cubes, in blender.

2. Blend 1-2 minutes , add the ice cubes and blend until smooth.

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I’m ADD. There is no denying it. During the movie, I made this. I decided to leave it for the movie theatre cleaners. I hope it made someone’s day brighter.

I love this Maxi dress!

15 Nov

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This past Sunday, my girls and I went to the park. It was about 75 outside. These calm, sunny days, I really love living in Vegas. I bought this dress about 8 months ago, but this is my first time wearing it ever. I can’t believe its been that long. At least the weathers cool enough for me to wear it. I don’t know how women wear maxi dresses in the Vegas summer heat. I’ve seen them out there, but I could never be one of them.

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Have you heard of Zuliliy? I bought the maxi dress from their website for $15. My sweater was from Marshall. It was originally a piece from Free People. I think I paid $20 for it. I have expensive taste, but I love to get a good deal.
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Portobello Mushroom Soup

5 Nov

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Wow! I am starving and beat today. I just want to go to bed. Too bad! I have hours to go before night will fall upon us. It’s very windy today. The breeze coming through the windows is splendid. I wish for more days like these, except for the excessive tiredness. It’s definitely the type of day where you laze around in bed and watch movies endlessly. Never the less, a women needs to eat. Soups are always easy. Chop and diced. Throw it all in a pot. Then, boil and simmer. Roughly, 40 minutes later, it’s done.

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Portobello Mushroom Soup
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• 1 portobello mushrooms, diced
• 2 celery stalks, diced
• 2 carrots, diced
• 1/2 tsp onion salt
• 1 tsp thyme
• 1 tsp rosemary
• 1 tsp sage
• 5 cups vegetable stalk
• 1-2 small red potatoes, diced
• 1 cup of corn, frozen
• salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. In your stock pot, sauté the mushrooms with the olive oil for about 7 min.

2. Add the celery and carrots. Sauté for about 5 minutes.

3. Next, add in the spices and toast for 2 minutes.

4. Now, add the vegetable stick, potatoes and corn. Boil, cover and simmer for 20-30 min. Salt and pepper to taste.

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Easy Cashew Alfredo Pasta

2 Nov

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My sister told me about this amazing Alfredo sauce that she made. I’m not really that fond of pasta, so i never thought about making it. Anyways, when I was visiting family last weekend, we made it. It was super easy and fast. I sautéed a bunch of veggies leftover from my nephews bday party that day. The Alfredo sauce was quite delicious. I loved it so much! I made it the next night, after I was home. It’s from the Vegan Yum Yum cookbook.

The recipe says that it serves 2-3. We managed to serve 5 adults and 3 children. Mind you, we also sautéed a bunch of veggies and mixed it altogether.

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I sautéed a red onion, zucchini, celery and spinach.

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Alfredo Sauce
Yield: 2-3 servings

Ingredients:

• 1 c almond milk
• 1/3 cup cashews
• 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
• 3 Tbsp soy sauce
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• 1 Tbsp tahini
• 1 Tbsp lemon juice
• 2 tsp mustard
• 1/2 tsp paprika
• 1 pinch nutmeg
• 2-4 garlic cloves
• Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Put everything into a blender and mix it all together.

2. Sauté any veggies that you would like to add to the pasta and sauce.

3. Mix everything together and enjoy!

I thought I’d add some cute photos from the birthday party as well. Here they all are.

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Happy Birthday Ava!

1 Nov

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Happy Birthday Ava! I can’t believe your 7. Where has all the time gone. It seems like yesterday, you were the baby I could never put down. For 4 months I had to carry you around in a sling. If I dared to put you down for a minute, you would wake up crying. I could barely shower.

Now, your learning so much. You do almost everything your self. You get dressed by yourself and do your own hair. You even cut your own nails. Your such a great helper. You always want to help me cook and clean. Thank-you for being wonderful you!

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Your first time going to Disneyland. Love your hair. You’d just given yourself a mullet! I wish I had more photos to put on here of you when you were little. They are all packed or on disks. I haven’t printed pictures in 6 years, which is a little crazy.

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Camping in the great northwest.

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