Archive for July, 2012

Veggie Tacos with Peach Salsa

Veggie Tacos with Peach Salsa

Lunch & Dinner

Rain Rain Rain.   I am not complaining.   At all.    I am just saying there's been a lot lately.   June was all sunshine all the time and as much as we needed the rain, it did feel nice.   But one drop of a match and the  whole town might have caught fire.   The flowers were not making their usual colorful appearance and riding the trails left one inhaling a lot of dust.  I started to wonder if it was ever going to rain again. It did. July seems to be making up for things.   Flowers are blooming, trails are hard packed and the grass seems pretty wet.  And I just heard they lifted the fire ban in town.…

Avocado and Orange Salsa

Avocado and Orange Salsa

Appetizers & Sides

Here is a fresh take on chips and salsa or chips and guacamole.    It's sort of like gualsa, but that just doesn't sound right.  Call it what you will. It is a great dish to bring to parties and has a burst of orange sweetness in every bite with some heat from the jalapenos. Avocados are another food that I didn't really eat until after college, which seems so weird now.  My son Max was eating guacamole when he was a year and a half.   But he also eats edamame which, again, I didn't even know about til maybe ten years ago.     My friend Hillary really got me hooked on avocados when we moved to Crested  Butte…

Sweet Green Smoothie

Sweet Green Smoothie

Breakfast,Kid Friendly

Today marks my parents 40th wedding anniversary.    These are a couple pictures of them from my wedding day in July of 2005.   I wish my dad was here to celebrate with my mom.  They probably would have taken some wonderful trip and invited the family, as they were so generous in doing.   He loved to travel and share adventure with all of us.    We lost him to cancer 2 1/2 years ago and he is missed dearly. Losing him changed the way I think about food and disease.  It changed the way I eat forever.  On this special occasion I want to share with you a drink of health.   May we all lead fun and…

Hot water with lemon and zest

Hot water with lemon and zest

Breakfast

I know it doesn't sound like much.  A bit boring I suppose.   But it's my new morning must have.   Before I eat anything, I drink my hot water with lemon.   And now I am adding the zest.  Not sure what took me so long to do this but after reading, again, how the peel of the lemons has up to 10 times the Vitamin C as the juice, I am adding it in.  Lemons are antiviral, antibacterial and very healing.   Lemons are cleansing and aid in digestion and flushing out the toxins.   It's good to clean yourself out in the morning.  Enough said....