And So What We Have Learned….

Here is some of what I now know about my food that I didn’t know when I woke up this morning:

Eggplants are not veggies. They are fruits. I’m not sure this means I’ll like them more though.

Sweet corn is not a veggie. It is a grain. I kinda knew this, but now it’s cemented in my brain.

Olives are not a veggie. They’re really fruits. I will continue disliking them on the moral principle that they’re so specious. Hmph.

So, now I know that it’s not just tomatoes living a duplicitous life. Good to know!

(photo compliments of www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-miscellaneous/)


Quote of the Day

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

-Albert Einstein         


Ink Deal

I don’t know about you, but I seem to go through printer ink about as fast as I go through a gallon of milk! I needed to drop off three cartriges to be refilled at Walgreens today and thought I’d stop at the new Coralville location to see if they offered that service yet and to pick up this weeks ad. They don’t, but as I was looking through the ad I saw they have a coupon for 50% off refills! That makes it $5 for black and $7.50 for color! You need to use the coupon when you drop them off so Praise the Lord I didn’t just run in and do it without checking the ad first. Fill’er up!


The Good News for today is…

Colossians 2:11-14

11 In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.


Free Organic Pasta Sample

I was reading through the quite thorough packet the lovely people at Eden Organics sent me and was pleased to see this:”For a free sample of Eden Organic Pasta call 888.424.EDEN or email info@edenfoods.com.” Well, you can bet that’s just what I did! I can’t wait to see what yummy pasta sample I receive!

Side note: request coupons from them as they will then send out their nice packet with tons of info, recipes, and coupons. Also, you can find over eight hundred and sixty free recipes on their website. The Saffron Ribbons with Creamy Sauce looks delish! Enjoy!


A Jaunt in Ice Cream Making

I found this recipe on one of my new favorite blogs (www.thenourishinggourmet.com) and thought we’d give it a try. I have never really liked coconut, but have been trying to develop a taste for it in the last year as I’ve become more aware of its many nutritional benefits. With that in mind, I thought eating coconut with chocolate may help things along!

This came out so creamy it was crazy! Erik wasn’t too excited at first cause I think he was expecting a chocolate ice cream and this wasn’t as sweet as he expected because of the cocoa. It definitely grew on him though. I liked it out the gate! It tasted just like an Almond Joy candy bar in my opinion. I also appreciated that I didn’t have to feel bad about how much the Kat wanted to eat since the ingredients were so much healthier than a typical dish of ice cream. It’s a good thing too, cause she couldn’t get enough of it!

I had a video to share with you of her eating the ice cream, but I can’t seem to get it to load. Maybe my dear hubbie can look into that for me later?

Update (edited to abide by the nourishinggourmets wishes on recipe sharing and to change the recipe and add my own):

Hey, guys! I’ve played around with this recipe enough and made enough changes that I think I can now call it my own. Here’s what I made:

Amazing Chocolate Covered Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream

  • just under two cans coconut milk (save the rest for a smoothie in the morning!)
  • 1/3 cup carob powder (cause it’s way cheaper than quality cocao powder)
  • 1/3 cup cacao (cocoa) powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (watch the label for high fructose corn syrup!)
  • 6 Tablespoons agave syrup
  • one handful of frozen strawberries

Throw everything in the blender and let her rip! Blend until it’s as smooth as a baby’s backside. Put in a bowl in the fridge for as long as you can wait. I throw it in the fridge while I’m making dinner and then it’s ready by the time we are for dessert. Then freeze according to the manufacturers directions on your ice cream maker. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can just freeze it and eat it like shaved ice or turn it into popsicles. This stuff is amazing! 


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