Colorful Juicing!

After watching the movie last night, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, we pulled out the juicer and juiced three times today. All were phenomenal, colorful, and tasted wonderful. Not sure why I have not found my abs yet, but I figure that will come soon, tomorrow. We are watching Fed Up tonight; another health food, nutrition, food movement, etc. movie. Yes I know they all have an agenda, but I find something interesting in each one.

Today is going to be a short blog. I got a movie to watch. BTW I found out last week if you pop popcorn in the microwave, in a bag or plastic popper, and then spray it with Braggs Amino Acids it is awesome. I have never liked butter on my popcorn. Why anyone wants to make fresh popped popcorn mushy is a mystery to me. I sprayed just a bit on the popcorn as I tossed it, and was amazed.

I will not be weighing tomorrow because I want to use my scales whenever I get home, no rush.

Cooked quinoa

Green juice

Orange juice

6” chicken subway sub with no dressing or cheese

Bag baked chips

Purple juice

Taj Mahal Sweet Potatoes

Red pepper sauce over spiraled zucchini

Wine

 Taj Mahal Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This was part of our dinner tonight; however we didn’t bother to put it back into the sweet potato shells, nothing fancy here. This recipe is from Grassy Roots Nutrition. Serves 2

2 baked sweet potatoes

1 carrot, diced

1 small onion, diced

1/2 cup frozen peas

1 tablespoon butter or oil

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon cumin

2 tablespoons milk or half and half, or your preferred milk

  • Cook sweet potatoes. This can be accomplished in the microwave in about ten minutes, in a 350 oven for about an hour or in your slow cooker, on low, while you’re at work. Your call.
  • Warm a skillet over medium heat and melt butter. Add onions, carrots, spices and cook 5-10 minutes or until soft. Add peas and cook until they’re heated through.
  • While veggies are cooking, slice potatoes in half and scoop out most of the middle, leaving enough that the potato can still hold its own shape. Put the scooped out part in a bowl, add milk, and mash with a spoon.
  • When the veggies are ready, add them to the bowl of mashed potato and stir until evenly distributed. Divide the mixture between the sweet potato halves and serve.

3 large tervis water & Metamucil

241 days till Disney Food & Wine

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About rosestancil

I am your average 50+-year-old who woke up one morning wondering how and where the extra 30 pounds suddenly appeared came from. I am a Mom to two grown children, an Environmental Engineer (go Clemson Tigers), and a farm girl. I was raised on a green onion and collard farm in what was then rural Lexington County, SC. I still live on a part of the farm and hope to stay there. I have had a subscription newsletter, Green Onion & Collards for several years. I published recipes using seasonal local foods. I became a bit overwhelmed at the responses (I know, this should have been a good thing right?) and stopped it about a year ago. Some of the recipes I post will be from the newsletter. I will not count calories or eat lettuce. Girl gotta eat. I also will not give up good craft beer and wine, I will watch my portion size however. I intend to cook healthy, full of flavor foods, which will allow me to eat more, exercise at least 4 times a week (no gym or gym contracts), reduce and try to eliminate processed foods, and have snacks handy. I am a work in progress and will always be. If I am crazy enough to post my weekly weight, you need to be crazy enough to tag along on this journey.
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