Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kabocha Squash

I have a new favorite food. Kabocha Squash (or it's sometimes called Buttercup Squash) is so yummy. It's like a cross between a sweet potato and a pumpkin. It's really starchy and so autumn tasting and just, yum.

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You can see one of the little guys in the corner of this picture. They're kind of like a dark green pumpkin.


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Wash the outside of the squash and kind of whittle down any little bumps that might be holding dirt, but don't peel it before you cook it. The peel gets soft during roasting and you can eat it, and get all the benefits of the deep green color!

I like to sprinkle mine with cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice) and roast it on a lightly oiled piece of foil. When I make this squash, I eat like... a pound of it a day. It's even so yummy out of the fridge, after it's been roasted. Luckily, it only has about 30 calorie per 3/4 cup!

What are you favorite fall foods?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wedding Poms

I emailed a seller about buying a party poms, but then I was thinking... wait a minute. I bet you I could make those!

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Cute little guys. My mission is to make a GIANT one... like, 4 feet across. I'll let you know if I succeed! haha.

32 weeks until the wedding, and I still want to lose 39 pounds!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I recommend...



My new pinecone necklace from Peaches4Me on etsy. It's so darling and cute. And it was such a pleasure to come by. Peaches4Me is a wonderful seller to work with. I've now purchased 5 items from her shop and every transaction has been a delight.


I also want to tell you about a soap I recently purchased.


Cranberry Marmalade Three Butter Soap from HeathensHearth

I buy bath and body products on etsy ALL the time, and this soap might be my favorite bar I've EVER purchased. It smells SO SO SO SO SO amazing. When I open the door to the bathroom... the whole room is scented with deliciously tart cranberries. I can't get enough of it. Also, it's a really big bar and came with a generous and TO DIE FOR sample of sandalwood soap. I'll definitely be back to HeathensHearth. You should go and treat yourselves, too!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Food and Super Baby B!

Meals and things from this week:


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beautiful organic dandelion greens.


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beautiful organic dandelion and watermelon smoothie with banana. yum yum. Have you tried a green smoothie yet? Tell me about it!


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Scout's baby smoothie that turned her into....

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Super Baby B!!


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My sister in law gave us an ice cream maker, so I tried it out with chocolate soy milk and cocoa powder. It was okay, but mostly it just inspired me to come up with delicious vegan ice cream recipes that are low in calories. Is it possible? I have no idea. haha. But, the ice cream maker is a fun toy to have.


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Black bean and feta tacos with napa cabbage and cilantro slaw with lime juice. Oh my god, so yummy I almost died. I bought handmade tortillas from Reyna Foods in the strip. They are TO DIE FOR. They're so fluffy and crispy and out of control. I had no idea what I was missing in the world of tortillas.


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Cooking like a big old mom dork. :)

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Awesome spicy vegan chili with tomato, zucchini, chick peas, green pepper and tvp. Topped with double whipped tofu sour cream. I've been in such a chili/oatmeal/hot tea kind of mood, lately because of the weather... but let's not think or speak about the weather. I was actually persuaded to turn on the heat this morning for the first time this year because it was 53 degrees in my house! Bleh.