Mar 29, 2015

Corn Tomato Avocado Salad

I LOVE new recipes and I love anything fresh and yummy. I guess that is one of the reasons why being a veggie works for me. I found this recipe recently and it is so good!!!

Corn Tomato Avocado Salsa Salad

Prep time
15 mins
Cook time
5 mins
Total time
20 mins

This can be served as a salad or salsa. It goes perfectly with any barbecue.
Serves: 8 as a side dish

    1 tablespoon olive oil
    4 cups corn (frozen works fine)
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
    1 avocado, chopped
    1 scallion, minced
    ¼ cup cilantro, minced
    ½ jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, minced
    juice of 2 fresh limes
    a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
    ½ teaspoon ground cumin
    sea salt
    fresh ground black pepper

Heat oil in pan and add corn and garlic. Saute until corn has some brown spots. Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl and serve.

Gratitude Sunday

Gratitude Sunday
Sunday's heart felt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.

Here are some things I am grateful for this week:

1.  How much we all love books.  There is nothing better than curling up with a good book!

2. Getting a chance to share a learning experience with my kids. 

3.  How creative my kids are. 

4.  Yummy healthy food like avocado toast and carrots with hummus!  Soo good!

5.  Watching my girls work together. 

6.  How much my kids love and enjoy each other.

7.  My boy transitioning to a smaller chair.  He didn't even give us too hard of a time.  

8.  Getting to the Farmers Market nice and early so that I could have my pick of the goodies.  

9.  An early morning ferry ride is a refreshing way to start the day AND I got out and home before the snow started again.  

Mar 28, 2015

Saturday Photohunt: 'Sport'

The Saturday PhotoHunt for this week is: 'Sport'.

For this one, I shared pics of Little Prince playing ball, the best sport he can do at this point.  And of the girls swimming.  It is funny, they all love water, even if the little ones are a little afraid.

Mar 27, 2015

Some Things Never Change (EDITED 4000!!)

Even when my girl, Princess Magpie, wasn't even two years old she loved to draw.  If you gave her paper and a crayon, she would drop to her belly to concentrate on her 'artwork'.

To this day, at almost seven years old, she loves to draw.  She works hard and puts everything she has into creating wonderful, thoughtful and unique pictures that are all her own.  When she colors, she doesn't just color, she makes it personal adding details that weren't there to begin with.  I love her creative soul.

EDITED TO ADD! I just noticed that this is my 4000th post.  Who would have thought I would have to much to share with the world??