Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Simply Lemonade: the best lemonade ever (next to homemade)
Have you tried it? It's so good! We've been pouring it over shaved ice. I tell ya, the shaved ice maker is like the best purchase we ever made.

Make your own fruit leather from martha stewart. In September's issue of Martha Stewart Living, she has a recipe for Cranberry-Apple fruit leather. You purée together apples, cranberries, apple juice, lemon juice, and a little honey and sugar. I like this idea because you can do it yourself and you don't have to have any special equipment, it's a mostly healthy snack, and it can be cut, wrapped and refrigerated for a month. We get our kids the Stretch Island fruit leather at costco, but I like that I can do it myself and who knows if 100% fruit really means 100% fruit. I'm sick of things that say 100% natural with "other natural flavors". What are the "other natural flavors"?

Make your own Tamales. Traditionally they are made for holidays and special ocassions, but they're good anytime! There are so many different ways to make these. I've made sweet tamales before with pineapple and I don't like them nearly as much as the savory ones filled with chicken or pork. Here are some links to some good recipes. my hot tamale, tamara's tamales, all recipes, simply recipes, delicious days.

Laptop Lunchboxes. I need to get some of these. HF said he would use one for work and I know it would be great for the kids. The website shows all the different products and has some good links. This is a great little product. I wonder if they are cheaper on ebay. I love bento boxes and this is one that HF wouldn't be embarrased to use.

I'm not vegan, but I have family members who are and at first they used to make stuff that would make you gag. My sister-in-law that used to feed us alphalpha, has gotten really good at making some tasty vegan meals, so we're not so opposed to trying things out anymore. I remember one of my brothers, without much tact saying, "Isn't this what horses eat?! You're feeding us horse food!" You can find a lot of recipes online. You can even make some awesome vegan desserts. One vegan blog that I look at sometimes are the recipes from the Vegan Lunch Box, Shmooed Food. She made vegan twinkies. Not that the real twinkies are all that great, but if you want one, here's a healthier alternative. Some other good vegan recipes can be found at Dreena's vegan recipes.


Jim Shulle said...

I would have agreed with you about the lemonade, however since they started using lemons from foreign countries I can actually taste the difference. It is nasty sometimes. I wish these food companies would stick to using USA ingredients. Is it not enough that everything else comes from china and elsewhere?!

mrs. fuzz said...

I agree with you 100%. i try to buy only USA. If I'm only going to buy USA grown produce, then maybe I should do the same with the manufactured products that import cheaper produce to make their product. Totally depressing. Anyway, thanks for your comment!