Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Friendly Reminder

The world should know three things about me.

The first two are a given:

1. I love fashion.
2. I love food.

But the 3rd one, well, many of you DO know this about me, but some of you don't, so here it is:

3. I am a Food Network junkie.

Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "Well, that kinda goes with #2, doesn't it?" And yes, yes it does. But I even frighten myself sometimes when I can list the line up of shows happening on what day of the week and when I get really excited at just the mention of Alton Brown or Paula Deen.

Of course, this took years. What many people (even my closest friends) don't know is, I've been watching the channel only a few years after it started. As a kid, my favorite thing to do was go home and watch Cooking Live with Sara Moulton. Or Sweet Dreams with Gale Gand. Or Emeril Live with . . . well, you know who. And I would often tape Sweet Dreams so I can watch it later and pause it every so often to write down the recipe in my recipe book. Yup, I was a determined little nugget.

One thing I remember enjoying writing the recipes of the most were smoothies. As a kid, that's one of the few things you can do without any help what-so-ever, and it takes only a few minutes to pour yourself a snazzy glass of deliciousness.

Some things never change.




"It's Not Easy Being Green" Smoothie

Handful of Spinach (abt. 1 - 1.5 cups)
Half a Mango (I used the Alphonso variety, as it's sweetest and bigger)
1 Organic Pink Lady Apple (found at TJs)
Splash of Water

Put all ingredients in a blender. Enjoy.


Some people don't like green smoothies because the flavor from the greens can be too much for them. The thing about greens are, the darker the color, the more nutrients it usually has, but it's also more bitter and tends to taste harsher. I opted for pre-washed baby spinach in this case because spinach in general has lots of Vitamins A and C, along with iron and calcium. It's also commonly found raw.
A word of advice for green smoothies in general, if you're just starting out, I recommend adding a sugar fruit with them. Things like bananas, mangoes, watermelon, etc. all have higher sugar percentages so it'll cut out the bitterness. You also won't need extra sweetener (although if it's a must, I suggest natural ones like stevia or honey).


Now I think I may have to go. The Next Food Network Star is On Demand, and since I have work later on in the evening, when else can I catch my food related melodrama?

3 comments:

  1. About your comment on my blog:
    Exactly. I don't understand about fashion (I only know what I like or not), but I really like to see GREAT photos. For me, as for you, editorial is not only fashion, but it's the general (clothes, make-up, models, photographer, places, light, etc)
    Here you have the Portuguese Runaway (http://ww1.rtp.pt/blogs/programas/projectomoda/) Sorry, it's in portuguese :/ But you can see the photos and the designers projects.

    Green smoothies? I think that I could not drink it, haha. It's so... ham... green?? lol

    Kisses
    Kat

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  2. HERE'S A DIFFERENT KIND OF REALITY IN THE U.S.A. THAT PEOPLE TURN A BLIND EYE TO BUT AFFECTS THEM DAILY AND WILL EVENTUALLY KILL SOCIETY AS YOU & I BOTH KNOW IT UNLESS WE STAND UP & STOP THEM!
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    PART 1

    THE U.S. CITIZENS HAVE THEIR BRAINS SCRAMBLED VIA FLUORIDE IN THE WATER & ALL THE ASPERTAME THEY CONSUME IN POP DRINKS, BUT THERE IS MORE.....

    You see, Bush Sr., & Jr., Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Obama, Ford...ALL these presidents are in what is dubbed a SECRET SOCIETY called The Moloch Axis Demoniacs (i coined the phrase myself...Dr. A.P. and i don't use my full name because WHO knows WHAT sinister crap they'd do to me IF they found out?) or M.A.D. for short.

    These people, and there’s obviously more of them (Cheney, Rumsfeld etc.) than the ones mentioned, control KEY positions not just in government, business, society etc. They are GRADUALLY erroding MORAL/FAMILY VALUES in society. SO gradual that it's like hairloss! You see it ever so slowly and you have to be a keen eye to boot!

    For example, women in the workforce...they go to work so WHO takes care of the kids? Some goofs getting minimum wage who could care less about those kids. Family split apart because NOW both parents work and the cost of life itself purposely increased to perpetuate this separation. Kids grow up with NO moral/family values. Repeat this a few generations and before you know it, you have mindless zombies that don't know RIGHT from WRONG! Easily programmable to get in debt, be anti-christ-like etc.

    Also, the coming mark of the beast 666. Remember HOW it all used to be ca$h only? Then they introduced checks, then credit cards to get yourself in serious financial troubles, then ATM cards, and now that STUPID SWIPE-PASS card. What is the purpose of all this? To get people broken down enough and stupid enough through putting FLUORIDE in the drinking water and ASPERTAME in soda drinks/pop cans so we ALL can accept the 666 chip. So NOBODY can buy or sell or own ANYTHING lest he has the mark of the beast (anti-christ) which is 666.

    I can go on for days & days as to the subtleties and more examples but i think you all SEE the points i make here. It's all SUBTLE and GRADUAL negative changes day in & day out that these M.A.D. demons (because they are demonic and have placed their trust in demons in exchange for their souls and material possessions here on earth) are passing into laws in Canada, USA, UK, SPAIN, FRANCE etc.

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