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Friday, June 17, 2011

I discovered how wonderful it is to have a juicer

My husband brought a juicer home a while back I didn't really pay much attention to it until now I cant leave the poor juicer alone. I love it and its a great way to eat fruits and vegetables I make juice for my baby sister all the time its better for her and I know it doesn't have all that unnecessary sugar added that other juices have. I have been trying different fruits and vegetables and this one is one of my favorites.

You will need
1 mango
1 apple
1/2 orange
a little less than 1/2 a banana
and 1 slice of pineapple 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

coconut oil deep conditioner mask

purchase this at whole foods, trader joe s, any organic grocery stores  or Walmart
price: 11-14 dollars

I purchased this when I saw a girl on youtube use it on her hair and her hair was gorgeous I want hair like hers I said to myself. I did some research for this since I had never even heard of coconut oil and I discovered its many uses for it people use it for cooking instead of using margarine or butter this is a much healthier option, also melt it and mix it with you lotion for people who have overly dry skin, it helps improve appearance of skin they say, if you have dandruff this will help with a dry scalp, it helps get ride of fungus thats why its good to eat,  some people have even claimed weight loss and it keeps your hair healthy.
I used this first on my damp hair you can heat it up a little first because it comes as a solid but melts with 75 degrees so it melts in your hands it needs no refrigeration after opening too. Anyway I chose to leave it in all night and rinse out in the next morning. You can leave it in for 20-30 min however I just wanted to make sure it penetrated into my hair well. Since this is an oil avoid to close to the scalp because after u rinse your hair will look oily (it happened to me lol ) I had to rinse more than once but if you are trying to get rid of dandruff get this all in your scalp and just make sure to rinse well with shampoo. You can also apply it and add heat with a blow dryer if you like that works too.
Also the smell is great I love the smell of coconuts but if you dont like coconuts you might not like this.
hair was shinny and manageable after wards and I do this when ever I have time twice a week and the moroccan oil mask once a week.


I made these last week and seriously I wish I had made more my dad and my hubby were all over them they loved them and they are super easy to make I must admit I love em too
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  1. In a large bowl combine eggs and milk. Add the bread crumbs, onion and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place in two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter until tender. Stir in the ketchup, honey and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain meatballs; add to sauce. Carefully stir to evenly coat. Cook for 5-10 minutes.

this makes about 12 meatballs
Things you will need


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pasta E Fagioli Soup

Hey there long time no post huh sorry about that I have been busy with finals and the semester is finally over. I have been super busy finishing up the room its taking a while to finish the trims my husband chose to stain them mahogany cherry Im still not completely sold on the idea I wanted them a simple color like white but it is both of our room and we both have to like it so its ok. Im hopping that once they are done ill fall in love with them. In the mean while here is a recipe of one of my favorite soups I hope you try it out let me know how it goes.

1 lb ground beef
1 cup diced onion
1 cup julienned carrot
3 stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
2 garlic cloves, minced 
2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans (with liquid)
1 (15 ounce) can great northern beans (with liquid)
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (12 ounce) can v-8 vegetable juice
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 lb ditali pasta

1 Brown beef in a large stock pot over medium heat-drain off fat.
2 Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and saute for 10 minutes.
3 Add remaining ingredients, except pasta, and simmer for 1 hour.
4 After 50 minutes boil pasta to al dente.
5 Drain well.
6 Add pasta to the large pot of soup and simmer for 10 minutes.

I also made some garlic bread to eat with the soup also it was delicious it serves about 8 people and takes about an hour to make

Just some of the things you will need

dont forget to drain the ground beef once it is fully cooked
add chopped ingredients 

add the rest of the ingredients 

add pasta

and thats it Enjoy!