Friday, February 11, 2011

Brr! Its cold out!

One benefit to moving "down south" was the short and sweet winters...

Well, someone decided to play a cruel joke this winter! I demand a refund, a full refund... including the cost of my coat.

Anyway, some amount of months bad I came across this wonderful looking recipe for raw avocado/spinach soup and have been anxious to make it since then. Well, Aldi's had a wonderful sale on their avocados 49 cents each!!!!! So Michael's mom bought 4. Then a friend gave me another one... all five went ripe all at once! So, we exhausted pretty much every avocado recipe we knew (short of guac) and we still have left overs. Which is when I pulled out that awesome recipe...

It is awesome.

I made half a batch out of fear of being repulsed by it... I'd never had capers before, and apple seemed a weird addition. I also used fresh thyme straight from the garden but perhaps could have used just a little more. I still think its awesome. I also think there could be a few ways to adjust it to make other equally wonderful soups.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Its been awhile!

I'm all moved! HOORAY! Unfortunately my house looks like a storage unit (everything still in boxes and piled on top of everything else).

ALSO on top of all that jazz, the laptop (only computer) has crashed :( SO - I'll be blogging off of Michael's mother's computer.

I've had some fun cooking here and there... not a lot of time to do so though.

So far I've made carrot curry soup, curry coconut chickpea soup, and lemon poppy seed muffins *nom*. I'll post photos as soon as I figure out where the cord is for my camera as this computer doesn't have one of those nifty card ports...

OH OH! I also made my very first green monster today! Its so awesome! I'm really impressed. For those of you not familiar with green monsters... you should check them out!

Here is the recipe I used:
1 frozen banana
~1/2 cup frozen blueberries
~1 cup frozen peaches
~1 cup almond milk
~1 cup orange juice
~2 kale leaves

Don't be turned off by the kale! Most people use spinach instead but I didn't have any, so I hesitantly used kale and was pleasantly surprised!!! YAY! :D I drank the whole thing... and then had to build a fire to warm up again :P Maybe I'll stick to making them on warmer days. :)