Simple breakfast.

Today I had a very simple breakfast. I felt like something fresh and light this morning. I just had some pineapple, macerated strawberries (99 cents at Aldi’s), sunflower kernels, chia seeds, and fresh mint. Pretty self explanatory really. It was really tasty and exactly what I needed! This was one of the best pineapples I have had in a long time!

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Much love & Many blessings!

-Jason

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Toasted bread and Chutney.

First off I’m not really sure if this would be considered a Chutney or not. That’s what I’m calling it though because I didn’t know what else to call it. It had apples, tomatoes, onion, garlic, pepper, salt, mushroom broth (see last Wednesday’s post), lemon juice, paprika and kale. I cooked the onion first then added the garlic until it blossomed. After that I added everything else and let it simmer until the flavors melded together. I added the kale at the end so it kept some texture. I just sliced up some baguette, rubbed with oil and toasted until crispy and golden brown. Then I rubbed them with a garlic clove when they came out of the oven. It was a tasty little dinner.

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Much love & Many blessings!

-Jason

Mushroom broth!

This week I’m sharing a broth I make from the stems of mushrooms. I don’t eat the stems usually. I prefer the caps because they are more tender. At least in my opinion they are. Maybe I’m crazy, haha. What I do though is save my mushroom stems and keep them in the freezer. When I feel I have enough I put them in a pot with some water, onion, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. I used some onion tops here just because I had them. Let that simmer until I reach the flavor I want. Just depends on the size of batch you are making. No longer than an hour though. It will turn a nice light brown color that’s great for sauces and gravies.

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Much love & Many blessings!

-Jason

Black pepper tofu and sticky rice.

Dinner was black pepper tofu and sticky rice. I found some black pepper sauce at a shop here and thought I would give it a try. It would of been better if I hadn’t put so much on or had the tofu mixed in with some veggies to mellow it out. It was still good though. I topped it with the green onions and that helped some. Next time I will use less or mix in some plant milk to thin it out and make it a little more mellow. I also had sticky rice with some sweet chili sauce on top. Having that helped some too. I would go back and forth between the two. It was a nice little meal all together though. You don’t know unless you try it.

All I did for the tofu was brown it in a skillet then add the sauce in and toss it around until the sauce was hot. This was a very easy meal. I’ll have to play around with making my own black pepper sauce.

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Much love & Many blessings!

-Jason

Roasted vegetables! Easy and delicious side

Today I am sharing a recipe for roasted vegetables. A easy side to serve with any meal. I love roasting vegetables. Just toss them with some oil and herbs. A little salt & pepper maybe and put them in the oven until tender and golden brown.

I made this to go with dinner one night. It’s roasted zucchini, summer squash, and potato’s. Just cube the vegetables into similar sized pieces so they cook evenly. In a bowl mix 2 Tbls olive oil with salt and pepper to taste. As minced rosemary, oregano, and thyme to the bowl. Mix it up then add your vegetables and coat them good. Then just turn them out onto a baking sheet and put into a 350 degree preheated oven until tender and lightly golden brown. Be sure to toss them during the cooking process to make sure the brown evenly.

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Much love & Many blessings!

-Jason

Just a little update.

I haven’t been very present on my blog. One reason is I haven’t had any internet at home and I don’t live close enough to town to just go sit at a food place and just hit off the wifi. I’ve also been putting stuff in storage for a move from Arkansas to Texas. I actually leave tomorrow morning! It’s going to be a nice new start down there. I should be posting more regularly once I get down there. I want to get back to three times a week. I did write several food blogs yesterday that I have scheduled to come out over the next several Wednesday’s. I’ll definitely have several gardening blog posts to do when I get to Texas for my Friday posts. Monday’s are going to be empty for awhile until I get my own place down there. That’s my kind of home decor day to share decorating idea’s. I also do thrift hauls on that day too. I have lots of blog posts planned for sure. I have lots of ideas and look forward to sharing them with you.

Much love & Many blessings!

-Jason

My Epiphyllum White NOID bloomed!

I’ve been growing several Epiphyllums that I got as cuttings for the past two or three years. One finally rewarded me with a bloom this year. I’m in love with this plant. Some people probably wouldn’t be as excited as me since it’s just a white flower and a NOID. Some people are plant snobs and only want named varieties for some reason. Being a named variety doesn’t make the plant more beautiful, just worth more as cuttings or started plants. White flowers are my favorite too, so that’s a plus! This one has grown into such a nice plant and looks like it’s pushing out a few more blooms. I should have more flowers next year I’m hoping since they are getting older.

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Much love & Many blessings!

-Jason