Guess What’s in My Smoothie? :)

I Love Smoothies

1 apple

1 banana

2 kiwis

1/2 cup red cabbage  <—–  You heard me right  🙂

1 cup water

You can’t even taste the red cabbage, but look how pretty it is….and soooo tasty

red-cabbage-smoothie rcs2

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Love Matters Most, a book review. 


The story by Mij Kelly is fun, entertaining and heat warming. Why does the polar bear go out on such a cold stormy night? She passes by lush berries and plenty of fish swimming in the clear stream. It wasn’t food she was in search for, when she found what made her leave her warm cave on a blustery night, is she able to cuddle up and have a good night’s sleep. I give this 9/10 snowy tears. 

Em gives this 10/10 snowy tears. She liked the story, but was more drawn in, by the gorgeous illustrations by Gerry Turley.  

This is what she has to say:

The book kept me guessing. At first I thought the bear was searching for something and the seasons would change. My favourite part is when she found what she  was searching for. Good story. The pictures are beautiful. 

Love Matters Most is available to pre-order, place your order as it’s being released on Dec 6. Hachette Book Group sent us a book for an honest review.  

Bottom line: every child will feel snug as a bug in a rug. A must have book for bedtime reading!! 

Denfensive Eating with Morrissey

Vegan recipes from the one you left behind. By Automne Zingg, recipes by Joshua Ploeg.  


Even though they love him, this is a work of parody. 

The recipes in this  book will not break the bank or leave you feeling like you’re eating cardboard. Inexpensive recipes like Boy with the corn on his side, shoplifted veggies, Morrissey ate all your dream(icles), Pacman cake. Disco fries and more; will fill you up so you can pick up some vodka, you’ll need some for the next recipe. (Again, like Nick Cave every recipe comes with a comic of Morrissey).

With permission from Microcosm I’m able to share a recipe with you. 


Tears

Salt

Soda

Grapefruit juice

Vodka 

Ginger syrup 

Lemon

In a shaker, mix two parts vodka, one part grapefruit juice, and ginger syrup to taste. Shake with ice. 

Pour into salt-rimmed martini glass. Finish with a splash of soda and float a lemon slice in there. Have a drink and join me, join me, join me. I’m certain I heard you cry. 

This is how my tears taste like at least. 

Microcosm sent me out a copy of this book and is going to send one lucky person not only a copy of this book but as well as Comfort Eating With Nick Cave. Good luck! To enter the giveaway Click here.

What’s your fav meal on the cheap?

Comfort Eating With Nick Cave

Vegan Recipes To Get Deep Inside of You. By Automne Zingg. Recipes by Joshua Ploeg.

 

Even though they love Nick Cave is is a work of parody. The book is dedicated to “anyone nursing a broken heart, a beer and a burrito.”

This book is pure comfort food. From Mac N cheese to Jerky to funeral potatoes to cookies and more. Every recipe has a comic of Nick Cave eating the food. The recipes are simple and for the most part can be made cheaply. It’s a win win all the way around. 

With permission from Microcosm I’m able to share a recipe with you. On a day like to day, with my heart heavy I’m going to share funeral potatoes. After all I feel like I’m attending a funeral so it’s only appropriate. 


Funeral Potatoes 

I’ve eaten nearly a whole tray of these at a church potaluck back in the day. It was great! They were all aghast; I could see their freightened faces peering at me through the gate. 

4 cups potatoes, cooked and diced. 

1 cup of your favourite vegan “sour cream”

1 onion diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons parsley, minced

1 1/2 cups corn flakes

1 cup margarine or coconut oil

1 cup of your favourite vegan cheez, shredded

White pepper and salt to taste

1/4 cup flour or rice flour

1/2 cup broth

1/4 cup nutritional yeast. 

Mix potatoes, “sour cream”, onion, parsley, broth, garlic, salt and pepper to taste, as well as half of the cheez, half of the oil, and half of the nutritional yeast. Pour into an 8- inch X 11- inch baking dish. 

Crumb together cornflakes with the rest of the oil and cheez, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Sprinkle on top of the potato dish. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. 

I received a review copy from Microcosm and they are to send one of you the book as well. So, hold on….. the giveaway is  Over on this page 🙂 Head over there as there’s more instore!!

What are you all eating today?

The Secret Life Of Squirrels: A Love Story 

Follow Canadian, Nancy Rose wrote this book, and the squirrels in her backyard are the stars in this story.
Mr. Peanuts was lonely and feeling down, after making a wish, he went to the book store where he…… you’ll need to read the book to find out what happens.
It’s a cute story line, with impressive photographs. Nancy has her camera set up at all times so she can capture the moment. She creates most of the sets herself; sometimes her family and friends give her props they think she would need or want.
One of my favorite scenes is the wishing well, my daughter liked the photograph of Mr. Peanuts was in the bookstore. This is what Em had to say about the book “The end was a bit crazy, but he got his wish. Who falls in love with someone they just met?”
Em gives the book 7/10 peanuts, I give it a 9/10 peanuts only because I could read that book forever.
This would make a great book for bedtime, or for home reading. I’m trying to think of what age group I’d recommend this for, but it’s enjoyable for all ages. From baby’s story time to children learning to read to grown up’s who enjoy reading to children. Thank you Hachette Book Group for sending out a copy of this book and introducing us to Nancy and Mr. Peanuts.
You can pre-order The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story from Amazon. While you’re there check out her other two books Merry Christmas, Squirrels! and The Secret Life of Squirrels .
To find out more about Nancy, check out her Flickr page- be prepared to spend a few hours looking at all the photos without realizing it, and her Facebook page.
I hope you enjoy the book as much as we did. Oh btw I showed this book to the librarian at school and she was in awe of how beautiful this book is 😀