I got my first CSA box on Thursday and HOLY SHIT is it the best thing ever.
I got kale, romaine and red fire lettuces, strawberries, 2 spring onions, beets, a hothouse tomato, garden peas, and a bag of boiled peanuts.
So far I have made:
-Watermelon-Romaine smoothies with apple juice and spearmint from my garden
-Daal with spring onion, tomato, and beets
-A giant salad with onion and garden peas
-Strawberry-Banana-Kale smoothie with almond milk, hemp protein powder and Amazing Green from Trader Joe’s
-Stir fried tempeh with kale and onion
I still have 3 freezer bags full of lettuces, greens from the onions and beets, a freezer bag (frozen) of kale, and I threw half the strawberries out because they were so ripe and I couldn’t eat them in time!1 year ago • 0 notes
I just made some DELICIOUS hummus using toasted walnuts instead of tahini. I used to basic recipe from myjewishlearning.com.
1/2 cup walnuts
juice of 1 lemon
1t each mustard, coriander, cumin seeds (I guesstimated* these amounts)
1 T olive oil for toasting spices and walnuts plus
2-3 T olive oil
1 can chickpeas
2 cloves garlic
paprika, salt and pepper to taste
Toast walnuts in olive oil over medium heat for about 3 minutes then remove from heat and set aside. Toast seeds in olive oil briefly (until mustard seeds start to pop) then remove and add to walnuts. Make sure you change the oil in between toasting things so that it doesn’t burn on the second round.
Toss the walnuts, seeds, chickpeas and olive oil (about 2 T) into food processor and blend away. Add garlic, lemon juice and a little hot water when the mixture starts to get clumpy and stops spinning around (this is totally technical terminology). Add a little hot water to creamify the hummus when needed until it is smoooooth. Don’t forget the pepper, salt and paprika! Bam. That is how you do it. And then you eat it. I wish I had some pita.
*I love that Tumblr thinks “guesstimated” is a real word.1 year ago • 0 notes
I’ve been making some questionable financial decisions lately. (See “But that bathing suit is Marc Jacobs, and it actually looks super cute on me! Originally $150 and up, found at Marshall’s for $49! And the other one is cute too! I cannot decide! I shall transfer $100 from my Emergency Account and buy them both and maaaaaybe I’ll return one later once I decide definitively which one is cuter. That’s a great idea. Right?”) I’ve got this amazing babysitting gig that pays me crazy well and is scheduled once a week, but in the last 6 weeks I’ve been cancelled on 3 times. I get it, I’m not blaming them, but mama, I am BROKE. Trying to decide whether it’s worth it to cancel my insurance until I go to grad school so I can “save” $120 a month from now until August broke. Not leaving the house lest I spend money broke. I should probably return one of those swimsuits broke (but seriously, how often do I even find ONE swimsuit that looks good?! It’s been like 3 years!). Selling all my shit on ebay broke. Yard Sale broke? Hmmm…that could work…oh or I could just get my finances in order and make a budget and stick to it and stop buying clothes and spending too much on groceries….Sigh.
Is this my life right now?1 year ago • 0 notes
You who let yourselves feel: enter the breathing
that is more than your own.
Let it brush your cheeks
as it divides and rejoins beside you.
Blessed ones, whole ones,
you where the heart begins:
You are the bow that shoots the arrows
and you are the target.
Fear not the pain. Let its weight fall back
into the earth;
for heavy are the mountains, heavy the seas.
The trees you planted in childhood have grown
too heavy. You cannot bring them along.
Give yourselves to the air, to what you cannot hold.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~