I still have many more places around the world I'd love to visit but this is my favorite so far, Phuket, Thailand! My number choice of any vacation would be snorkling or diving. The fish would surround you as you feed them bananas. It was amazing! The young coconuts were amazing also. Best I've ever had. I didn't get the greatest pictures and it is way more beautiful in person. This was over 10 years ago! I didn't even have a digital camera. Times sure does fly. I can't wait to travel when all my kids are older.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
One of my favorite ways to cook quinoa and another super easy recipe!
1 cup quinoa
2 tb curry powder
2 cups spinach
1 tsp hemp seeds
Soy sauce to your taste
Your favorite hot sauce to your taste
Cooked quinoa according to directions with the curry powder mixed in.
Boil spinach til wilted. Not too long or it won't keep its color. Drain.
Mix quinoa and spinach together and top with hemp seeds. Add soy sauce and hot sauce to your taste.
This is really good with tofu or tempeh.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I started making homemade baby wipes. For the longest time I kept saying it was too much work but then I thought so is working for money and health! I have tried a few different ingredients and this is my favorite. Three ingredients, water, coconut oil and lotion. I make a container about every two days. I love these so much better then store bought because not only do I use them for changing diapers but they are safe to use on your kids faces and hands. Coconut oil does wonders for your skin. It's a great moisturizer for your skin and mask for your hair.
Below are the directions
IF YOU HAVE AN INFANT UNDER 1 YEARS OLD I DO NOT RECOMMEND USING COCONUT OIL AS DOCTORS DO NOT RECOMMEND ANY NUTS BEFORE THE AGE OF ONE. OLIVE OIL MAY BE A GOOD SUBSTITUTE BUT ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.
1 cup water
2 tb coconut oil
2 tb lotion
1.Cut a paper towel roll in half
2. Place half the roll in a container with the side you cut on the top.
3.Mix all ingredients together. I use a mason jar so I can shake it.
4. Seperate between the sheets so the water mixture can get through.
5 Pour half ingredients over paper towel as evenly as you can. Let sit a few minutes
6. Turn paper towels over and repeat step 4 and 5. 7. Take the middle of the cardboard roll out and pull the first peice of paper towel out from the middle. Place lid on with a little push and now you have homemade wipes. I used an old wipe container but you can buy a cheap one at the dollar store. You can always add more or less of each ingredient depending on how wet or oily you would like them.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I love these for so many reasons. My husband and I decided to stop using plastic containers and start using mason jars for everything. Not only do I like them for storing food but I use them for my cups, flower arrangements and candle holders. The list can go on and on. It is also a plus because instead of heating up plastic in the microwave you are heating up glass which is way better for you. They tend to get hot in the microwave so now Ill put the jar in a pot of water and heat it up. It takes longer but less use of the microwave is also better for you. Only certain mason jars can be frozen so I make sure to freeze sauces, etc in those. I love the way these organize in the refrigerator and freezer WAY more then plastic containers. Ill never go back to plastic containers. There dirt cheap too!
Below is homemade tomato sauce and mac n cheese my mother in law made going right in the freezer. A simple hydrangea and fresh juice.