Sunday, January 23, 2011

January 23, 2011

January 23, 2011

Last night Taylor and I had so much fun putting together
the best part of my days’ booklets. Taylor found them on a very cool blog – what a great idea and such a gift … check it out:
I think it is a great, new tool to help us revel in the wondrous things that happen each day. Fun, easy to print and put together. They make great gifts too.

For years I have been planning to put my favorite recipes in a book. But … as often happens [in the past], life got in the way. Now that I am on my new path – not talking about it, but doing it – living in each moment … each moment will be filled with what I want to do now. Best time to start is today.

Here is a perfect cold-weather dish … It’s quick, easy, inexpensive and yummy.

1 cup chopped onion
a couple of stalks of chopped celery
2 tbsp. olive oil
3/4 cup sliced green bell pepper
3/4 cup sliced red bell pepper
½ bag of sliced carrots [about 4 carrots]
1 turnip diced
1/2 head green cabbage, chopped
10 oz. vegetable broth
2 tbsp. tomato paste or a cup of diced tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
Salt to taste
4 tbsp. lemon juice
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen peas [leave out to thaw]
In a large pan with a lid saute the onions and peppers in the heated oil about 6 minutes - Stir carrots and turnips into the onions, along with the cabbage, broth, tomato paste, garlic, seasonings and lemon juice. Cover and bring to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 20 to 25 minutes / until vegetables are tender. Stir in the peas and simmer 5-7 minutes longer. Serve hot.

I’m not crazy about onions – so often I don’t use them
You can use any veggies you like – I often add lima beans/mushrooms/black olives are great too – sometimes I add shredded cheese when I add peas
Leftovers make the perfect start for a great soup
The rest of cabbage and carrots make for perfect coleslaw

Following Taylor’s ‘rhyme or reason’ advice, I’ll share a recipe once a week and hopefully get the recipe book built. Hope everyone enjoys.

Until tomorrow xo


  1. I love the books. I'm excited about them. :)

  2. thanks hon - I'm loving this - thanks for all of your support xxxooo