Sr. Elizondo and I had breakfast at Trust, a vegan cafe. I ordered the vegan chilaquiles. They were so delicious, even Sr. Elizondo (carnivore supreme) loved them. Now if I could just recreate them at home.
I made a lentil soup today that I found on cookieandkate.com. It’s delicious. Two thumbs up for this one!
I’m so over smoothies for breakfast, especially with colder weather coming. And for whatever reason, eggs just aren’t floating my boat. I found this protein ball recipe on cottercrunch.com. A few of these with some hot tea made for a good breakfast. Per the website, each protein ball has approx. 78 calories.
Cut some very ripe tomatoes into slices, place them into a colander and salt them with sea salt. This will actually allow them to lose a lot of their water and taste even riper and more tender as the salt breaks the fruit down a little.
Leave to stand for an hour then rinse off the excess salt crystals.
Place the tomatoe slices into a flat salad dish.
Cut some Mozarella Buffala (it’s the creamer kind, you can find it everywhere nowadays) into medium to thick slices. Layer in between the tomatoes.
Drizzle on generously some virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
Take some pesto (for this quantity, no need to make your own unless you have some handy. I just buy a small jar of Pesto Genovese from my local supermarket) and coat the mozzarella and tomatoes with the sauce.
Then cut some FRESH basil leaves into large bits straight onto the salad and be generous.
Let stand for about 30mn (I find this way the tomatoes soak in the seasoning) and, as before, TASTE.
All this accompanied by a rather tasty glass of White Gascogne, Domaine de Sancet.
Bon appétit xxxxx
I’m a constant tea drinker and am always open to trying new teas. The latest and greatest “super” tea seems to be Yerba Mate. Yerba Mate is said to:
Sounds good to me….until I tried it. The taste of Yerba Mate reminded me of tree bark combined with smoke. It is not a tea I could drink on it’s own. After a few failed concoctions, I finally found a way to drink this wonder tea. Combine it with Mint Tea. The mint completely overpowers the Yerba Mate. Drink on!
Drinkable Yerba Mate:
It can’t get any easier than vinaigrette dressing for a salad, but I recently read a few pointers (frenchandparfait.com) to make it better.
The basic recipe:
Here are the tips:
Here’s three products I’m loving.
Olema Rose Wine. So good and reasonably priced at $14.
Native Deodorant. Native contains no aluminum, smells great, and works better than any other deodorant I’ve tried.
Wanderlust, A Modern Yogi’s Guide to Discovering Your Best Self. This book provides a perfect introduction to yoga including workbook style prompts to help you be the best you.
I know some of you are still living in the cold, but for me here in Mexico we went straight from a few weekends of winter to summer. And while I’m not quite ready for all the heat, I am quite ready to start drinking Rosé.
Note: (If you are still experiencing winter weather, well… it is officially Spring so go ahead)
Here’s a few stats on Rosé
When in doubt, ask for a dry Rosé from Provence under $15.00. Á votre santé!
I have a drinking problem. Not alcoholic, but healthful. Is it possible to get out of control with daily healthy drinks? I’m beginning to wonder and so is my sloshing stomach Here is my daily consumption:
Warm water with lemon OR Apple Cider Vinegar
Morning Smoothie (including a plethora of powders)
Green Tea (probably 2-3 cups)
Then later I have my daily bottle of homemade Kombucha
A bottle of Topo Chico (carbonated mineral water)
A cup of Matcha with almond milk
More tea throughout the late afternoon/evening
And I’m thinking of starting a late night cup of Golden Milk (Turmeric benefits)