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Monday, January 11, 2010
Posted by Just Us Kids at 1:13 PM
I told you I was going to shake things up a bit, didn't I? Who would ever think of having a site about what goes on in your everyday life. LOL! As I stated before, I am a RAW Foodist/Vegan and my family is not. I am sure there are plenty of families out there like this. It can be done (you heard it here first). So just as I share about deals, domestic living, and my family, so shall I share about me! So here is a recipe for a RAW soup I absolutely adore!
Look at that soup... Doesn’t it make you want to snuggle up with a good movie or book by the fireplace? I fell in love with this soup. As a matter of fact, the first time I made this soup I cut the recipe in half and was so disappointed that I didn’t make the full recipe. It brought my taste buds to a new level of enjoyment with the different spices. The sweet yet savory flavor for the red onions, raisins, and cilantro made me so want more. The creaminess of the avocado and the crispness of the carrot gave this soup a very filling yet not heavy undertone. and it packed a powerful punch with the ginger, garlic, and apple cider vinegar. My husband is not a RAW foodist and he thought the soup was very good. My three year old was all over this soup. I had to make another batch (this time the full recipe) and have frozen half of it to have a couple of days from now. This soup is good kept in the refrigerator for about two days, however, I have learned that in my kitchen I make so many different things that I may not get to have this soup again for about four or five days (though I think that this one wont make it that long). LOL! Enjoy and tell me how you like it!
RAW Indian Carrot Curry Soup
2 carrots (chopped)
1/4 c red onion
1 clove of garlic
3 c tomatoes (diced)
2 avocados (pitted and peeled)
1/2 c fresh cilantro
1/4 c tahini
2 T curry powder
1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
1 t garam masala (spice)
1/2 inch of ginger root (peeled)
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 t sea salt
3 T sesame oil
2 T apple cider vinegar
3 T agave nectar (or raw sugar)
2 T nutritional yeast
1/2 t fresh green chili (chopped)
4 c hot water (not boiled)
1/3 c raisins (put these in after the soup is blended)
Mix half of the ingredients and half the water at a time in a blender and pour the contents into a large bowl or pot to combine them (this is only done because most blenders are not big enough for the whole recipe). Serve at room temperature or heat on low only until it gets warm because you don't want to lose all the amazing enzymes in this soup! Garnish with tiny cubes of chopped up red onion, shredded carrot, fresh cilantro, raisins and freshly ground black pepper. Serves 4 or 5.
Posted by Just Us Kids at 9:03 AM
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I am glad that it is the new year and all BUT I am not making resolutions. I have decided to throw them out the window and focus instead on goals. Resolutions tend to go by the way side after a while and hey, if you dont keep them there is always next year right? Not this time, not for this gal. No way! I am going to set goals for myself and will talk about them from time to time here as well. No time like the present though to put them out there so here goes nothing:
My Goals 4 the year (2010)
More time in Prayer and God's word
Spend more time with my family
Continue with my education
Make this blog a full time focus
Go to Blissdom Conference
Finish writing my book (more on this project later)
Being Debt Free!
Make sure household is more organized (set up a schedule for everything I do)
Become more healthy
Weight loss of 25 lbs
Enjoy Life to the fullest
Now I have to get to working on these and I am going to share this all from time to time. Gotta keep it real!
I also created a little mission statementas well for myself this year. My hubby and I will have our mission statement but this one is all mine:
"To live the most successful and secure life ever by making MYSELF and those around me happy. Enjoying life to the fullest by doing what I love and sharing that with others"!
Posted by Just Us Kids at 3:03 PM
Hello family, I have really been thinking about you all. I want to be able to share all of the great things I am learning as well as the great deals that are out there. I want to be able to show you that anything is possible and that if we work together we can do the impossible. Right before the holidays, I had decided to make some changes to my blog and commit to doing this full time. Now that the new year is here, I am able to focus on making this the site that "WE" need it to be. So bear with me over the next couple of days while I tear down a few things, and build up a new site totally for us Domestic Diva's! Let's get this party started shall we???? Well, after we finish working on this, do some cleaning up, introduce the new site, etc..... Okay we will party sometime towards the weekend..LOL! Love you much!
Posted by Just Us Kids at 1:02 PM