Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lunch corner

I was so hungry when I left the library today and then I have to drive past all the fast-food joints on my way home. The good news is resisted the urge to stop anywhere.

I really wanted pizza so I came home and made pita pizza! It smells great. It has my homemade marinara, fresh mozzarella cheese, and chopped basil on a whole wheat pita. And for a side I steamed some sprouted lentils. And that's lunch!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Recipe Corner

Eggs with onion, garlic, and kale

I love kale.  Can't get enough of it.  So when I opened the fridge this morning and saw it sitting there I decided to add it to breakfast.

1 small onion, peeled and chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
2 cups of kale, chopped and thick stems removed
4 medium to large eggs
salt and pepper
olive oil

1.  Heat up a medium sized cast iron skillet to medium low temp.  Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil till warm.  Add onion and saute until soft add garlic and saute until fragrant.  Add kale to the skillet and a teaspoon of water if your kale is dry.  If you just rinsed it then it has enough water on the leaves already.  Cook until kale is wilted.  About 5 min.
2.  In a small bowl, scramble the eggs. 
3.  Season cooked kale with some salt and pepper to taste.
4.  Add eggs and cook as if cooking scrambled eggs.
5.  At this point they are ready to eat but today I had some whole wheat pita bread on the counter.  I decided to add a dash of Frank's hot pepper sauce and popped my scrambled eggs inside half a pita.  So good!

Makes 3-4 servings

Time saving tips:  You can cook the onions, garlic, and kale the night before and pop them in the fridge.  Then just heat them up a little in your pan before adding the eggs the next morning.  Also,  I put my pita half in my toaster for a few seconds to heat it up before I filled it with scrambled eggs.


Food for. The week.

It's Monday and I have a lot going on in the kitchen! So I'll share what I'm making today. Well, I really started before bed last night.

I started by soaking some pinto beans over night. Then rinsed them this morning. They will go in my stock pot and cook for an hour or so this morning.

Then there's the bananas begging to be baked into muffins. I'm going to attempt making them without sugar. I think I'll try honey this time around.

Then I soaked red lentils over night. They have been rinsed and will sit in my colander for a couple days to sprout.

Then bread this afternoon and a roast chicken chicken with potatoes and onions for dinner.

I call that a good day!

Friday, August 5, 2011


This binder was my life line last year for homeschooling and life.  I called it headquarters because I kept everything in it.  Instructor's guides, student activity sheet, blog list, 2 week meal plans, grocery lists, to do list, well you get the idea.

 As you can see there wasn't much hope in reusing this pretty binder again for the 2011/2012 school year.  It had been stuffed with too many papers and items one too many times.  So I decided it was time for a change.
 I found a blank white binder on sale a walmart and thought it would do nicely.  But white is just to bland.  So I went home and dug through my scrapbooking stuff.  Here is what I have come up with so far.  I started pulling papers I liked and found some matching stickers in my stash.  So hopefully by tomorrow I will have a cute binder ready to go for the upcoming school year. 
I have big plans for my binder but probably not as big as last year.  More on that in my next post.  I have moved into the modern ages and have realized how many useful things you can do with a laptop and an iPhone!  I'll still need my binder everyday but for school and nothing else!  I'll post pics tomorrow when my binder is complete and talk about how my organization has changed for the up coming year.