*Update: This time I made my own homemade goat milk ricotta cheese to go on top.
Beets: Beetroots are a great source of fiber, manganese and potassium. Beetroots have been shown to help disorders of the liver, mainly for their stimulating effects on the liver’s detoxification process. The pigment that gives beets their rich, purple-crimson color, betacyanin, is a powerful cancer-fighting agent.
This is one of mine and Billy’s favorite salads to have for lunch. Beets and spinach are spring veggies and since SLC is going to be feeling like spring this week I thought it was the perfect time to make this salad again. Enjoy!
P.S. Pictured below is the Tomato Vinaigrette that I make to go with this salad. This dressing is shaken not stirred.
I am not good with ‘Goodbye’s’ it feel so permanent and I just don’t like it. So yesterday at the last Downtown Farmer’s Market I chose to say ‘See Ya Later’ instead of goodbye because my hope is that those paths will cross again. I am so grateful for all those hard working dedicated farmers that show up every Saturday morning- rain or shine. I did my best to do the same, we only missed one Saturday due to our EPIC camping adventure. Time to hang up my bag until next year…until then- See Ya Later Farmers Market, you’ll be missed.
When I look back at all the photos from this summer I can’t believe we had that much fun. On our road trip to Portland and the Oregon Coast for our five year anniversary in May we expressed to each other that we wanted to have a “summer of fun”, mostly because this is when we decided to make a serious decision regarding the future of our family, so just in case this was our last summer alone we wanted to live it up, and let me tell you we did! Even though our summer ended with a loss it certainly didn’t over shadow the fun and love we experienced the last few months. Most of all thank you to my sweetie for the most amazing summer we shared as a couple but a huge thanks to our family and friends who added to the fun and most of all the love.
Here a some highlights from our summer, Enjoy!
I waited 4 years for this new bathroom and I love it. It was totally done the day before my birthday. Happy Birthday to me!
All I can say is, this morning has been one of the coolest things I have been lucky enough to be a part of. Cristiano Creminelli did such a great job on the X96 Radio from Hell Show in their ‘Ask A’ segment. He was very nervous when we first got there but as soon as we got going he got into a groove. The hosts of the Radio from Hell show (Kerry, Bill and Gina) loved him and Bill called him ‘a very charming guest’. Their producer (Richie) was even getting text from ladies wanting to know if Cristiano was married because they were mesmerized by his accent! Cristiano did a fantastic job, and it was neat to learn more about were the passion for his craft comes from. Good job Cristiano, thank you X96 (Kerry, Bill, Gina and Richie), and thanks to Chantelle for being my sidekick in the studio this morning.
My new friend Jessica Kinghorn asked if I would do an interview for the climb4life organization that she is so passionately involved with. I was honored to be asked and said yes without hesitation. Here is a brief description provided by Jessica to better translate what they are all about.
The HERA Foundation, through Climb4Life and other events, raises funds for research, awareness, education about ovarian cancer. Climb4Life Utah is holding it’s 10th Anniversary event this year, giving Utahns and others the opportunity to learn to climb or go on group hikes and raise funds for the HERA Foundation. It’s an exciting weekend filled with exercise, parties, massage, yoga, film night and much more. http://www.herafoundation.org/c4l-utah-2011/
You can check out my interview here herafoundation.org/blog/
Blog at ya later, B
-Mid Morning or Late Afternoon Blend-
-Lunch and Dinner-
These two will most likely be just like yesterdays blends. I’ll check in later and let you know how we felt today… stayed tuned!*
Day three was for sure the hardest day for Master William and me, seriously we wanted to eat each other. It didn’t help that we went to visit his dad (Big Bill) for his birthday last night and Billy’s mom had bought a chocolate cake for all of us to share. NO CAKE FOR US! We powered through.
On a positive note we feel great, my skin is glowing and Billy has lost 8.5 pounds (he weights himself at the gym, I have know idea about me because we don’t own a scale). The goal really was to give our digestive systems a break, gain energy and Billy wanted to see if it would help reduce his sugar cravings. We’ll see…
This is actually the first Slow Food potluck that I have been to, it was a beautiful night for a get together. Here’s a couple things I love about Slow Food get togethers:
1. There is always wine
2. There are always vegetables (think about how many parties you go to that lack something green)
3. The food is always delicious, seasonal and local
Here’s a few photo’s, Enjoy!