Sunday, June 28, 2015

Watermelon Steak

Watermelon Steak

Since 4th of July is next weekend, I thought I would share a recipe that is all about watermelon.
You can have this as a salad or dessert. 

We make a quick dressing with "Simply Organic" garlic vinaigrette.
You should be able to get this at any supermarket or health food store.

A quick dressing recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow.
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
1 tbs. Dijon mustard
3 tbs. apple cider vinegar
2 tbs. maple syrup
1/2 cup olive oil
sea salt
black pepper
whisk together mustard, vinegar and maple syrup in a bowl.
slowly drizzle in olive oil.
season with salt and pepper.

It is important you use arugula because of its slightly bitter, peppery taste. Combined with
the sweet watermelon, it makes for a delicious blended flavor.
Here's a link to benefits of arugula: Food Facts.
Also some interesting facts about watermelon: Food Facts

Slice a chilled watermelon into 1-1/2" to 2" thick slices.
Cut into "steak-like" shapes.
Top with a hand full of Arugula, sunflower seeds or pine nuts.
Drizzle with a small amount of dressing.

That's it!
Quick, refreshing and very nutritious.
Have a great week.

Next week.......
Sweet Potato Kale Pesto Pizza!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day Waffles

Father's Day Waffles

A few weeks back we bought a waffle maker. I love it!
Most hotels have waffle makers on their buffet lines, but the waffle mix is......
I found a waffle mix recipe in Thug Kitchen Cookbook, that is easy, taste great and is nutritious.
If you haven't seen or heard of this awesome cookbook, please check this video trailer.
Beware of the language!

Waffle Mix:
2 cups almond or any nondairy milk
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cup organic ground cornmeal(Bob's Red Mill)
1 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
2 tbs. brown sugar
1 1/2 tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cinnanmon
2 tbs. oil

Mix together the "milk", vinegar and oil in a small bowl.
In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients and form a "crater" in the middle.
Whisk all together until smooth.
Heat up your waffle maker, coat the plates with oil.
Pour in some batter and cook according to your waffle maker.
This mix makes approximately 5-6 waffles.
Add whatever toppings you like.
Today, I had Earth Balance Spread, with chia seed gel, sliced avocados and maple syrup!

Happy Father's Day!
Have a great week!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

This a easy and quick treat to make!
All you need is :
Semi sweet chocolate chips
All natural peanut butter(creamy or chunky)
Cupcake papers

Line the bottom of papers with a layer chocolate chips and microwave for 1 minute.
Carefully smooth out melted chips.
Add  1 spoonful of peanut butter.
Cover with another layer of chocolate chips.
Microwave for another 1 minute.
Carefully smooth out chips to make a cover if you want.
Put in freezer for a few hours to harden.
Enjoy!... homemade Reese Peanut Butter Cups

Have a great week!

Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Iron Cowboy

Iron Cowboy

James Lawrence is a restless man.  He holds two Guinness World Records.
The most 70.3 Ironman races in a calendar year(22 in 30 weeks), and also the most Ironman 
triathlons in a calendar year(30). Doing just one is an accomplishment.
He knows he is capable of doing so much more and believes we are no different in our abilities 
On June 6th he began his journey to complete 50 Ironman distance triathlons(2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike and a 26.2 mi run..140.6 miles) in 50 days in all 50 states.  He is doing it to bring awareness to
the declining health of our nation, especially our children.  He is a husband and a father of 5 elementary age children.  Please watch this video:Iron Cowboy 50 50 50 ;
then listen to a podcast he did with Rich Roll a couple of weeks ago;Rich Roll and James Lawrence 
You can follow his progress at Iron Cowboy .

"You can set as many goals as you want. But without belief and conviction, it won't happen"
James "Iron Cowboy" Lawrence

Have great week!