Sunday, February 26, 2012

Loss for words

Not sure what to post to end this week because it hasn't been the greatest of weeks and I'm not one to promote negativity so I will end with FOOD.  It can bring you down or Cheer you Up so here are a couple sauces I made today.

Last night I made an oil free pesto sauce  and put over steamed broccoli.  It was delicious and light.  Unfortunately I may have chipped a tooth on the first bite on a peppercorn.. yikes!  But was still yummy.

Oil-Free Vegan Pesto
makes about 1 1/2 cups
1 cup diced zucchini
1 handful fresh basil leaves (about 3/4 oz.)
4 garlic cloves (I love garlic, but feel free to use less)
½ cup raw walnuts
1/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
Throw all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender, and blend away!

Tonight I made cilantro garlic sauce and had on top of steamed brussels sprouts.  Yum again!

Here’s the recipe:
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 small/medium cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tamari (soy sauce)
  • juice of 1 fresh lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Pour over your favorite dish – brown rice, lentils, beans, veggies, tempeh, tofu, meat, eggs, whatever you want!!  Enjoy!
And don't waste the left over sauce.  Simply put into ice cube trays and freeze for later!  Add a couple cubes to your favorite dish when ever you are in a crunch for time.  Brilliant!

So enjoy these easy healthy sauces and share with friends.  I'm winding down tonight with a glass of wine and the end of the Oscars.  Did you guys watch??  
Music to listen to!!! Check it out.  Her voice is mesmerizing! xoxo

Friday, February 17, 2012


This last weekend was jam packed with lots of first times!  Starting off with an interesting night going to see "Cold Cave" at the "Electric Tea Garden".  It was the first time I'd ever been to this place and a great excuse to check it out was to go see "Cold Cave" perform live for the second time.  The place was small and intimate which I loved and very close to my home.

Also went to a new place on Saturday night called "Primo".  Little spot on 1st hill in the bottom of an apartment complex.  Old style charm equals pretty chill little hidden spot.  I did not try the food but would return for drinks sometime.

Third, went to see a silent movie at the "Harvard Exit".  First time at the theater and first time seeing a silent movie at the movies.  All was a great experience and I really liked the Harvard Exit.  Can't wait to return.

So it was a happy firsts this last weekend.  Let's keep it going!  Have a good weekend everyone and have you been able to cross any firsts off your list yet this year?  I'd love to hear about them!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

February Starts off like Spring!

So it feels like spring in Seattle and it's been awesome!  People are out enjoying the weather and always hoping that it will last  As we all know who live here though know that it won't, we enjoy it while we can. I have come down with a nasty little cold however that is trying to slow me down but I'm fighting it with two fists up!  POW take that!

I am happy to say I will have a couple things I can mark off my list! 

FIRST off is I went to the Hot House, a bath house spa for women only, on Capital Hill.  I loved it!  I wasn't sure how I would feel with the all nude in a public place but it was fine.  Everyone is in their own little world and it's a very cozy and relaxing vibe.  I went back and forth from the steam room, sauna, cold plunge, and hot tub.  Ahhhhh I can get used to that and I Will go back!  Two thumbs up for the Hot House!

SECOND off is I'm am proud to announce I am going to ICELAND!  I got an amazing deal and will be heading off to the mysterious wonderland in March.  Can't wait!

So to conclude this week I hope you all are enjoying your February so far and do you have anything to cross off your list yet?  Or some exciting news you want to share??  

Listening to New Model Army