Monday, May 17, 2010


Hi guys! don't you just LOVE this Pict! :)
I am trying to figure out the schedule for summer classes- summer is even more busy it seems!!

In the meantime here are some yummy recipes...


  1. Slice the tops off the tomatoes and set aside. Scoop out the seeds and pulp from the tomatoes with a teaspoon, but be careful not to cut through to the base. Chop the pulp and keep the seeds, but discard the hard, central cores.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and tip in the rice. Fry gently over a low heat for 2 minutes, stirring frequently to stop the rice from browning, then add the spring onions, courgette and mushrooms and fry gently for 2 more minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to fan 170C/conventional 190C/gas 5. Pour in the stock then stir in the dried herbs, tomato pulp and seeds - the seeds will add fibre, and won't be noticeable in the finished dish. Cook gently for about 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently until the rice is tender and the stock has been absorbed - add extra stock or water if necessary. Turn off the heat, tear the basil leaves into the pan and scatter with parmesan. Season with salt and pepper and stir well.
  4. Put the tomatoes in an ovenproof dish and fill each one generously with the risotto. Replace tomato tops and bake, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes until the tomatoes are tender. Cool for 5 minutes, then serve with a few rocket leaves on top. from

Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/4 cups quick-cook old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

2 tsp flaxseed meal

1 tsp cinnamon, ground

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup agave nectar

1 large egg whites

2 tsp unsalted almond butter

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup chocolate chips- OR raisins or craisins or whatever you like

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.

  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together agave, egg white, almond butter and vanilla.

  4. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients all at once and combine. Stir in chocolate chips.

  5. Divide batter equally into 16 mounds (about 1 rounded tbsp in size) and arrange evenly spaced on prepared baking sheets. Using the back of a slightly dampened spoon, flatten each mound into 2 1/2-inch circles. Bake 9 to 10 minutes, until golden. Cool on sheets for an additional 10 minutes before transferring to racks to cool completely. Stored in an airtight container, cookies will keep fresh for 2 to 3 days. From Clean eating

Veggie wraps

hen you roast aspaagus, bell pepper, and squash for this recipe, you’ll be making extra veggies and squash that can be added to salads, pasta, or rice dishes later in the week

1. Preheat grill or broiler. Toss together asparagus, bell pepper, squash, and oil on large baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Grill or broil vegetables 4 to 6 minutes per side, turning once.
2. Mash together beans, garlic, and chile sauce in small bowl until smooth.
3. Spread half of bean mixture over each tortilla. Top each with 3 basil leaves, 1/2 cup roasted vegetables, 4 onion slices, and 1/2 cup arugula. Fold bottom third of tortillas over vegetables, and roll up tightly, tucking in sides as you go. Cut wraps in half on diagonal. Serve immediately, or wrap each half in foil or wax paper, and chill until ready to eat.
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Healthy and HomeMade~

Here are Some Fabulous Homemade Recipes for Scrubs and Such!!! So take Some time, fill the tub and RELAX.... ( PS I would kill for a vintage claw foot bathtub!!!)
These are Great for Mothers Day gifts- for an extraordinary mom you know or for yourself!! And of course since they are homemade- NO chemicals or preservatives and that makes them even better!! Homemade is ALWAYS better! :) Have a great Mothers day!!!

Breakfast for your Skin - (Oatmeal & Brown Sugar Scrub)

Exfoliates and is very moisturizing but doesn't leave a greasy feeling. Before you turn off your shower scoop a small handful of scrub into your hand. Rub gently onto your skin. Rinse.

3/4 cup Brown Sugar

1/2 cup ground oatmeal (not instant)

1/4 cup pure honey

3/4 to 1 cup (or to total saturation) Oil of choice- Jojoba, Sweet almond oil, olive, grapeseed, sunflower seed oil or avocado are great for ksin and also have their own healing properties...

1/4 tsp Essential or Fragrance oil of choice (optional) Vanilla works nicely. Though this smells great on it's own.

Mix the brown sugar & oatmeal together in a large bowl. Now add the honey. Drizzle the oil over the mix. Mix well. When all your mix is saturated and sinks to the bottom of the bowl and you have oil on top you're done. Add your essential oil or fragrance oil. A six or eight ounce wide-mouthed jar works nicely.

Lemon Sugar Scrub

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 TBS lemon zest (grated)
4-6 drops lemon essential oil

Yogurt Sugar Scrub

3 TBS oil

1 TBS yogurt

1 TBS white sugar

Because of the yogurt you only make this in small batches- enough for one use or you could make it a little bigger batch and store it in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Honey Body Scrub

Honey 3/4 cup
sugar 1 cup
Sea salt 1 cup
Jojoba oil 2 TBS
Fragrance oil 3ml (orange & ylang ylang are wonderful combined with the honey)

Pour honey into medium sized bowl, then add sugar and stir to combine. Add the salt in increments, to adjust the consistency to your liking.. When all ingredients combine, add oils and stir well. This recipe is particularly long keeping as the lack of water discourages bacteria.

Honey and Lemon Sweet Sugar scrub

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup honey- unprocessed is best (

3 tbs jojoba oil- or oil of choice

lemon zest

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

3-4 drops lemon essential oil

A lot of people use this on their face- (and every where else) and claim it is great for getting rid of blackheads! open your pores first( with heat- hot wash cloth works great) then lightly rub in with finger tips- especially in t zone area. Leave it on your face for a couple of minutes then massage again in a circular motion while applying warm water and rinse off