Saturday, October 23, 2010

Yummy Veggies 2

This is my favorite way to cook green beans. Sooo gooood.
Green Beans
-1/2 lb fresh green beans
-1/2 tomato, diced
-2 Tbsp butter
-1 clove garlic, finely chopped
-lemon juice
Wash green beans, trim stems, and cut long ones in half. (Each piece should be about 2-3" long.) Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add 1/2 of chopped garlic. When garlic becomes fragrant (about 30 sec or so), add green beans and saute until they start to turn brown. Stir occassionally. (You can dice the tomato while the green beans are cooking.) Once they begin to brown (probably about 10-15 min), cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove lid and add tomato, rest of the garlic, a couple dashes of lemon juice (maybe 1/4 tsp?), and a little salt. Cover again and simmer for 4 or 5 minutes, just to let the tomato warm and absorb the flavors.

Yummy Veggies

This is my favorite way to cook asparagus.
-herbed rock salt*
-olive oil
-parmesean cheese block
Herbed rock salt consists of rock salt, olive oil, rosemary, and thyme. In a very small dish or container, combine salt, oil, and thyme. Crush (as best you can) rosemary and add to dish.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash asparagus. Cut off 1-2 inches of bottom of stems (the white/purple part). Lay out on baking sheet. LIGHTLY drizzle with olive oil. Take two pinches of herbed rock salt and rub over asparagus. Bake for 17-20 minutes (depending on the thickenss of the asparagus). When finished, remove and freshly grate parmesean cheese over top as garnish.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cayenne Pepper

In Parenting magazine, they cited research that shows cayenne and other hot pepper things help burn fat! So add a dash or three to your meals!
One of my favorite things.

We'd pick him up, and he'd stretch by raising his hands in little
 fists and curling his legs up under him.
1-2 months old, I think.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I think blogging is like having an in-your-head conversation with one of your best friends who has moved very far away...

Monday, October 18, 2010

2 Cats, 1 house

A regular occurance. Elvis cleaning his mama. I love how she just burries her head. (Jason is making baby noises in the background, in case you're wondering.)

Baby Smiles

It's a bit lengthy, so the cute parts are around 2:25 min.