10.25.2012

Sweet Potato Tin Foil Dinners

I have to start by saying that I NEVER thought this meal would make it in our house.. my husband claims to hate yams and sweet potatoes, but he LOVED this meal... even our picky daughter likes it.. so give it a try!
It is SO easy and cheap to make!
This Recipe is gluten free and can be made vegetarian or vegan
Recipe
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes Sliced
  • 2 Yams (or 1 large one) Sliced
  • 1 Stick Butter Sliced or cubed
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Parsley Flakes
  • Hamburger Patty {optional}
Slice up Potatoes, Yams, and Butter;  mix them together in a tin foil pan or metal pie pan
Salt and pepper to your liking and put hamburger patty on top {if you want meat} 
Cover with tin foil
Cook in BBQ on LOW for 30 to 35 min, stirring once at 15 minute mark 
-or-
Cook in Oven on 375 for 25 to 30 min
{we like to pour ketchup on ours before serving}
Serves 4


ENJOY!!!

Also Try my Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Found HERE.

10.19.2012

Bistro Kitchen Reveal

YAY! I can finally cook without washing dishes in the bathtub!!

I decided to ignore 'design rules'.. well I usually do! But anyway, this kitchen is ALL ME! 
And I am in LOVE with it.
ENJOY!
These vintage ceiling tiles that I used for my backsplash came out of an old building being demolished in Paris,
so they are obviously one of my favorite features in my new kitchen! ;)
Don't get me wrong, we remodeled this kitchen on a very tight budget... lots of up-cycling and recycling! AND we did it all ourselves! {with the occasional help from a neighbor or family member of course!}


Ok, going thru these photos, I am flabbergasted that this was really the kitchen in the house we bought!

I know you can't see everything in these photos, but most cabinets are caked in grease, dirt, blood,, who knows!



I had so much fun pouring my heart and soul into the design and remodel of this kitchen!


These shelves are definitely my favorite part of my kitchen, they brighten my day when I look at them!
I know this After isn't AFTER all the way, but I think it shows it off better this way, without all the food and island in the way. :) Can you pick out all the things that are different?!


Yup, I had this crazy idea how to build our own countertops, and it worked marvelously!

I will post more info on the countertops later.
 We built our own drawer fronts.. they are chalkboard!


I built this bistro table by sawing a table in half, and then painting it. Since there is no room for a kitchen table, I decided this would work great, and it does!
{Don't mind the skelly and pumkins, it's fall!}


One more look at the before and afters!


10.16.2012

Hearty Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

I usally pour 2 tablespoons or more of honey in my smoothies, but I was able to get the sweetness I wanted by using just 1 packet of Nectresse sweetener!

HEARTY-HEALTHY Breakfast Smoothie

-1/2 Cup Quick Oats {pureed in blender}
-1 Packet Nectresse Sweetener
-2 1/2-ish Cups Vanilla Almond Milk {add more depending on thickness you want}
-1 Cup Frozen Spinach
-3/4 Cup Frozen Blueberries
-3/4 Cup Frozen Strawberries
{Chia or Flax seeds are optional}
It makes 4 servings... You can freeze leftovers to save you time on those busier mornings!
P.S. My husband HATES spinach and he couldn't even taste it! So don't be afraid of adding it!

It was SO yummy and very filling! Plus I don't feel the least bit worried about the sugar content!

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I was lucky enough to have been sent a sample to review, I love a challange to create something yummy AND healthy!

I eat gluten free, and egg free so baking something using Nectresse was somewhat out of the question for me, SO I thought what better way to test it out than by making a super yummy, super healthy breakfast smoothie!


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10.02.2012