New Moon, Old Ways

After my HFCS tirade this morning, I made some green juice that I enjoyed with live entertainment.

Pre-meeting Juice

I continue to be amazed at how satisfying green lemonade is.

I had a meeting to go to for one of the programs Ava attends as a homeschooler this afternoon. I ate a banana on my way but only have an empty shell of a banana to show for it.

banana shell

And my buddy Lara rode shot gun.

Lara Passanger

Chocolate Coconut Chew. Don’t chew wish you had one too?

On the way home I stopped at the library to pick up my new book, audio style.

New Moon

I love to upload audio books to my iPod and listen to them while I run. Sometimes it’s the only way I can find time to “read”. And if it’s a good book I can’t wait to get out there and pick up where I left off. I use to do this all the time and have read many books this way… but then I found Jillian and her podcasts *Dreamy Sigh* and that was the end of audio books for a while.

Of course, we’ve been abandoned by Jillian, and it’s time to move on. Actually I’m pretty excited to start New Moon after reading Twilight in June and even more so after watching the movie last week.

Tonight’s dinner was inspired by the Vegetables in Thai Red Curry soup recipe from the September issue of Vegetarian Times. I made some changes to the original recipe though based on what I had and hand.

Thai Curry Vegetable Soup

The base was light organic coconut milk, curry powder and some Braggs liquid amino acid (soy sauce would work too). Vegetables included cremini mushrooms cut into quarters and sauteed in a little olive oil in a separate pan until they started to release their water. I steamed cauliflower and garden fresh green beans. All vegetables were added to soup base, along with some sliced red pepper. At this point I decided to add the last of my dulse, knowing it can be used it in soup and I wanted to use it up before it went bad. Simmered together for about 10 minutes: Time to Eat!

Soup

Why are mushrooms in soup so stinkin’ good?

After dinner it was time to bust into a special delivery that arrived today!

Oooo what's in there?

I came the closest to guessing the ingredients in a mystery meal Justine at Confessions of a SAHM made last week. My prize?

maranatha

Now really, is there any better prize? I didn’t think so.

I had no choice but to try it out after dinner tonight. It is my civic duty.

test #1

Awww yeah, that’s the good stuff.

And I to perform one more test. Just to be sure. I mean, I’d hate to not THOROUGHLY test it out.

Test#2

Conclusion? Maranatha AB is just as good on G&B and stuffed into dates. Rest easy my friends. Rest easy.

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7 Responses

  1. Your curry looks goooood…. 🙂

    Oh, and I didn’t have any chocolate with almond butter today… I think it’s too late… Or is it???? 😉

  2. Glad the taste test worked out for ya. I had to taste test some brownies I made last night. I couldnt really get the full flavor in the first 2 so I had to cleanse my palette and then test two more :). That soup look great. Was it warm? I dont know if I could do warm soup on these hot days. Love me some mushrooms!!!

    ~Justine

    • Yes, it was warm… I know, I’ve been in a hot soup mood lately, but I’m not in Tennessee! We’ve had a pretty mild summer here in the north east.

  3. Oooooh that maranatha looks so good! Your curry looks amazing too – two of my favorites going on there!

  4. I don’t believe you…. I’d better hold my own experiment. Sorry, no offense. But when it comes to AB and chocolate I think I better take this into my own hands (and mouth)!!! 🙂
    -A

  5. better hope lil butterfly is a Lass or we may have some gender issues on our hands! but what a beautiful spot to “hang a while”

    I have been googling to ID our lil peeeeeo but so far no avail…might have to get hubs’ help here. He’s the master googler in our home!

    SUCH FUN
    I remember slip and slides! I almost broke my nose once….brothers told me to go w/o water! JERKS!

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