Hey, hi :)

I’ve been enjoying a lot of this (simple protein oat bran – soy protein powder):

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Many new meals

A lot of this (celery + peanut butter + various dried fruit):

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And almost too much of this (fresh fruit):

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This was dinner the other night – organic, grass-fed beef from Trader Joe’s (85/15, not so lean); tomatoes; cabbage; asparagus; garlic stems (Asian grocery store, frozen); a ton of spices; sauces (teriyaki, soy)… I think that was it? If you want a recipe I’d be happy to try to come up with something. It tasted like chili.

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I had it with parmesan! Bobby had his over rice with some cheddar.

P.S. Justine gave me this lovely award – the Honest Award 🙂

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I’m supposed to list 10 things about myself and pass it on – the 10 things might happen in the next post, and I’m passing it on to all of my bloggies 🙂 If you haven’t been tagged yet, you’re it!

Massaging Kale

I’ve seen this on a lot of blogs but namely HEABS and Gena are my inspirations here. I have made a whole bunch of variations on this, but this is the basic recipe.  I’ll show variations below.

Massaged Kale Salad

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Ingredients (serves 2-3, or 1 salad girl)

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (I know; it’s a lot – you don’t need this much though)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • splash of balsamic vinegar
  • chili powder, salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 shredded carrot

Directions

  1. Remove the kale from the stems and rip it into pieces.  Pour on the oil and add the avocado and massage them all together.
  2. Add the spices, vinegar, lemon juice, carrot, and mix some more. Serve!

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Some variations – any kind of shredded veggie will do in place of carrot.  I’m trying to cut down on my orange food consumption because I got the dreaded orange tint. Oh, well.  Haven’t had kabocha in probably 2-3 weeks now, but I probably still eat enough carrots to still be orange.  You definitely don’t have to use as much olive oil; I change it up depending on my mood. If I use more, I might not finish the whole salad in one sitting. More oil does make it really delicious though.

I had it one night with some pork and a whole hunk of sauerkraut.

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I’m trying to eat more (organic, free-range) meat for various reasons, and this meal was a major success. Be back soon!

Banana-Avocado-Chocolate Pudding

I wanted to share this delicious raw well-combined snack/dessert…

Banana-Avocado-Chocolate Pudding

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Ingredients (serves just 1)

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 small-ish avocado
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons raw honey

Directions

Mash everything witha fork, or if you want to be snazzy use a blender/food processor.  Enjoy.

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I will be back soon with somewhat of an update, and hope to be blogging more regularly again soon as well.  Here’s to a great new week!