real food. real life.
Super easy, delicious, and really not that bad for you! :)
Time from start to finish: 5 minutes
handful of fresh or frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
What to do:
1) Blend it all together!
I love rice (my parents can attest to that - I would request it every night for dinner!) I never thought to put chilli over top of rice, until I met Lee. A family tradition of his that I absolutely love! Another reason to eat rice for dinner!
Vegetarian chilli is really easy to make, and cooks up in a short amount of time. We picked up a large bag of peppers at the grocery store last night and we had a lot of tomatoes in the fridge, so this was a great way to use them! Here is the recipe for the chilli:
Time from start to finish: 20 minutes
Oil for cooking
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 handful of frozen corn
1 can of dark red kidney beans, rinsed
1 can of black beans, rinsed
1 can of diced tomatoes
Spices: tsp or so of each, depending on taste/heat preference: chilli powder, cumin, cilantro, cayenne pepper
Juice of half a lime
What we did:
1) Saute onion and garlic over medium heat until golden.
2) Add everything else except the lime. Let simmer for about 10 minutes or so, until the flavours start to blend together. Then add the juice of the lime and stir together.
Again, as you've noticed, we're getting more and more into making everything from scratch. And this has many reasons, a few of which are: 1) We know what we're eating (no chemicals) 2) I can eat and digest it! (no dairy, soy, sugar) 3) Cheaper (Honestly, no lies, MUCH cheaper) 4) We are learning how to cook, and I mean really cook!
The Dog biscuit stuff is mainly about the low cost and the no chemicals. When you look at the ingredients in this recipe and realize that I made over 100 dog biscuits, you do the math! It is cheap!
Time from Start to Finish: 30 minutes
What we used:
1 Smaller-sized Sweet Potato, skinned and chopped
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
What we did:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Cook sweet potato and mash. Let cool.
3) Combine flour, apple sauce, eggs, and cooled sweet potato into a dough. Add flour as needed.
4) On a flat surface knead dough until no longer sticky and roll out till about 1/4 inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter or slice with pizza cutter (much quicker this way). Place on greased baking sheet.
5) Cook in oven on middle rack for about 15-20 minutes, until slightly golden brown. Remove and let cool before storing/serving!
We really cooked these things. From scratch. On weeknights. And we even had time to do the dishes.
They have real, simple ingredients that you'll find in your cupboards. They're healthy and delicious. No lies.
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Here's a pic of me and my babies. Just because.
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