Snacky snack snack

What’s better than fresh juicy heirloom tomatoes and sweet oh-so-ripe peaches?  (I actually topped this with salt and pepper – I loved it.)

24 heirloom tomato peach

Heirlooms, peaches, and avocado of course! (Again, with salt and pepper.  Try it!)

31 tomato fruit avocado

One more snacky… I bought these as a movie snack before we saw Harry Potter on Saturday.  Chinese dried fruits.  One of them is dried Hawthorne, but I can’t remember what the others are and I can’t remember which is Hawthorne.  Any ideas? Help?

25 dried fruit

I got them at this cute little dried fruit/weird other dried Chinese foods store at the mall with the movie theater.  I guess I have to go back to figure out what they were because I forget the names aside from Hawthorne. Unless you, dear readers, can enlighten me.

Happy Thursday!

Today’s thought comes courtesy of Jillian Michaelslife has its ups and downs. When you have a down, think of it as a flat tire. Do you pull over and slash the rest? Heck no! You pull over, FIX IT, and keep going.  Take that, farfegnugen flat tire!

Gazpacho Recipe (Raw)

I made gazpacho two nights in a row a few days ago. I happened upon a guy at the farmers’ market selling bags of slightly mushy (but not bad yet) tomatoes for $1 each – and each bag was probably 3-4 pounds of tomatoes!  I snagged one bag of heirlooms (these are $5.99/pound at Whole Foods!) and one bag of normal ones.  So then I had to use them up quickly. This is what I came up with.

Raw Gazpacho

27 gazpacho

Ingredients (2 large portions)

  • 2-3 very large tomatoes (or maybe 5-6 medium ones) – I actually liked it best with the regular tomatoes; heirlooms are sweeter and best enjoyed alone!
  • 3 cloves of garlic (more or less depending on how much you like it)
  • (optional: 1 small zucchini or summer squash, shredded – I liked it better without, but it’s still good)
  • 1 ear of raw corn (cut off the cob)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: dried oregano, chili powder, cumin
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (to taste; add one tablespoon and then mix – then add more if needed)


  1. In a food processor blend up the garlic. Roughly chop the tomatoes and add them as well.  Blend until it’s a nice puree.  If you want to add zucchini/summer squash, add it now and blend some more. I added summer squash the first night and left it out the next; I preferred it without but it does add a nice flavor if you’re into summer squash.
  2. You can add the corn to the food processor OR you can just mix it in – I like to add half to the processor and have the other half remain in whole kernels in the soup.
  3. Dump everything in a bowl and add the spices and balsamic vinegar.  Mix well and tweak everything to your own preference.

Serve chilled.  Enjoy 🙂 What’s your favorite summer soup?

P.S.  If you’re food combining, this is neutral – all raw veggies! Enjoy with anything.

More new things

Here’s a nice new idea for dinner

29 sealeg salad

I made a sealeg salad (imitation crab meat) with mayo (a must), mustard, lime juice, chili powder, and celery.  I think that was it.  On the side I had some sauerkraut (random! on sale at Whole Foods; Bobby and I love it).  I also had raw corn.  Raw corn has become a staple in my diet and I’ve been having several ears each day.

I also made more gazpacho.  I’ll post the recipe soon, I promise. All together now…

30 sealegs and gazpacho

It was really good. Bobby subbed rice for the raw corn and also had natto. This was a “flesh” meal for me, in terms of food combining.  A great dessert to follow a flesh meal would be raw corn with honey and cocoa powder (like I posted about yesterday) and some dark chocolate on its own.

Today I’m thankful for trying new things, for how happy I am with my current situation, and for my fiance. He’s the most amazing man I’ve ever met and I can’t wait to get married and spend the rest of our lives together 🙂

Green Eggs & Ham… or corn.

I think this was dinner from Saturday night…

26 corn eggs

I made eggs (5 total, the whole eggs) and fluffed them up with shredded zucchini, then added spices (oregano, chili powder, garlic powder I think).  Sauteed in olive oil, which is a good heart healthy fat. Topped with fruit-sweetened organic ketchup of course. Honestly I prefer egg whites.  I really don’t like whole eggs.  I had raw corn on the side.

27 gazpacho

Also made this gazpacho with heirlooms from the farmers’ market.  They were mushy heirlooms so I got a big bag (3-4 pounds?) for $1.  I might post the recipe sometime soon.  Do you want it?  It was really good. It’s vegan of course.  Basically just tomatoes, corn, balsamic vinegar, and spices.  On Saturday I added shredded yellow squash but I made it again last night without and I liked it better.

Desserts have been of the corn variety.

28 corn honey cocoa

Corn, honey, salt, cocoa powder. Simple but delicious.

Happy Monday 🙂

Stirfry, being not veg, and frozen yogurt :)

On Friday night we got dinner at Blue Mango, our favorite restaurant (Thai).

Egg fried rice (Bobby’s):

20 egg fried rice

Bamboo stirfry (split – with pork, cashew, baby corn, straw mushroom, onions, and tomatoes):

21 bamboo pork stirfry

Mushroom mountain plus chicken (split – chicken, soft tofu, baby corn, bamboo, straw mushroom, bean sprouts, green curry paste, sesame seeds):

22 chicken mushroom mountain

And for dessert we went to Quickly for frozen yogurt.  We got a 13-ounce (large) with unlimited toppings (until you fill the cup) for $3.50.  Quickly rocks.

23 tart froyo bluebs carob aloe

This was plain tart frozen yogurt, carob chips, blueberries, and aloe.  I ended up eating most of it.   I loved the aloe.  The carob chips were okay.

Couldn’t sleep at all last night… so maybe going back to bed.  Hope you had a great weekend 🙂