Potato pancakes are kind of a big deal in many homes, and everyone has their own method. There’s a lot of speculation as to what goes into making a good pancake, and my guess is that’s because it’s easy to mess up such a seemingly simple dish. Too many eggs and your pancakes are rubbery; […]
March Against Monsanto
I completely forgot my Friday post again but for good reason. We stayed up working on signs for the March Against Monsanto that happened worldwide on Saturday. So many people don’t know what corporations are doing to over 90% of the food we buy, and the worst types of GMO foods are being marketed and fed to our children! I’m not trying to guilt people for not eating organic 100% of the time, but I am trying to help educate people so that they can make an informed decision about what they eat and feed their families, instead of blind consumerism. Check out the pics from our march here in Ventura, CA!
After organic shopping at the farmer’s market, halal meat shopping from the Camarillo International Supermarket, and odds and ends from Trader Joe’s we came up with this:
Teriyaki chicken using Halal chicken boneless, skinless thigh meat, organic garlic, onion, potato and Trader Joe’s Soyaki sauce!
Organic baby bok choy sautéed in garlic, ginger and fish sauce
Super spicy wild Alaskan cod-fish from the frozen section at Trader Joe’s is amazing and very reasonably priced-even wild fish (which is the only fish we buy now after reading all the horrors of farmed fish), organic Thai peppers, garlic, ginger, onion and habaneros from our garden, sriracha, fish sauce, organic soy sauce, rice vinegar, organic tomatoes, and just a little bit of corn starch. AMAZING AND SUPER SPICY!!
Gyoza from Trader Joe’s (delicious and fast!)
And brown rice.
It was a feast! The kids left their plates completely empty!
Gardening, Great Ideas and Great Neighbors!
I thought I’d share this very simple yet cool idea:
And our neighbors brought us a bunch of produce from a friends local garden! All organic and the biggest chard I’ve ever seen! We had to wash it in the bathtub and use the baby tub to hold them all!
And lastly, a cute pic of some pickins from our own little garden that went into our dinner last night. This morning we took the recyclables again and got free organic produce from the Farmers Market. I’d love to hear from others who find ways to get free or inexpensive organic produce!
To keep our eating habits on track, I find creating this restaurant style chalkboard menu makes it fun (and a little bit fancy) for everyone. The kids love it and the whole family even gets to have some input on whether they like what’s on the menu for that week or if they have better suggestions. I’ve been using sidewalk chalk which is kind of hard to write with. I’ll be investing in some normal sized chalk soon!
My Little Garden Sanctuary
Took a little break from the computer to go check on my plants. Came back refreshed! It’s amazing what growing things can do for you when you show them some love!
Mint is taking over! I need to move this. But it is keeping the field mice away!
This is a hutch off an old desk. It’s my next garden project. Maybe I’ll put the mint in here. Put some wheels on it?
The butterflies love our aloe!
And Sandy our guard squirrel!