Category Archives: Cooking fun

Eating Organic…

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I started trying to eat organic about 3 years ago and slowly have incorporated more and more of it into our diet. Recently I have had it on my mind that I need to hone my skills and really find better ways to make the most out of our meals because the truth is that it is more expensive to eat organic. I hope that eventually the cost will go down and be affordable to everyone. But in the meantime I am always searching for the best and cheapest organic products. My sister turned me on to the Natural Grocers (http://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations/boise) it is a pretty reasonable for organic products I was¬†pleasantly surprised. Best part it is less than 2 miles from my house. I initially decided to go organic because of the pesticides but the more I learned about the differences especially the growth hormones and how they would affect my daughter and her development that sealed the deal for me. With all the things that are against girls growing up modest with sexual integrity I figure she doesn’t need breast and a period at 8 years old thrown into the mix. I have so many more reasons all valid but it comes down to organic food is what is best for my family and I am trying to do my best to keep our food healthy and all natural. I would love input, recipes, tips, and to know where you find yummy healthy organic food the Treasure Valley. ūüôā Below is a helpful chart of foods to avoid and food that are safe for those of us who struggle to buy organic.

Jenness

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Fun Photos…

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With lots of heavy thoughts and posts lately I decided that I need a light-hearted one with recent¬†photos I have taken. I have been pretty people busy having a constant companion of my cousin hanging out here and my Abby girl around a little more as well. So we have had lots of distraction from this Momma’s stress and sadness. ūüôā On a different note my little love has been chatting me up every night at bed time and tonight I just went with it she decided to ask about Africa, waterfalls, and rainbows…I love this child’s mind so much she is scary smart and super silly…Mom do we have waterfalls in Idaho?? Can we travel to them I wanna see a rainbow waterfall I think it would be beautiful…I love her diversion techniques at bed time.

I hope you enjoy the pictures I have been taking lately. ‚̧

Jenness

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The Perfect Bite

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I am a food person and a firm believer in the perfect bite. I was thinking about this concept as I was partaking in delicious New Years food at my Grandmothers house today. It is a tradition to have a late lunch, early dinner at the Johnston¬†House up on the hill. I¬† always arrange my bites in perfect order the salty, savory and rich flavors are all so tempting…Ham and turkey tease my taste buds and the garlicky¬†spice of my Grandmothers pickles makes my mouth water. Olives green and black aligned with¬†my mothers¬†deviled eggs make the mouth-watering list. I take small bites of everything to see which is worthy of the last taste in my mouth. Broccoli salad, broccoli bake, pasta salad piled on my plate with all the right seasonings…as I carefully craft the perfect bites mixing and matching the flavors that fill my plate I appreciate each bite and take them slowly to create lasting enjoyment. The freshness and deliciousness of the pasta salad wins out and I choose to eat it last. Yum!!

I obviously love food and am always seeking ways to make things with more flavor and tantalizing to the palate. I struggle well really battle with overeating. And I think if I move forward with my resolution to be healthier physically I will be seeking new and creative ways to eat healthier. If any of you in blog land have recipe ideas I would love to have them. It is off to bed for this very tired Momma who only slept 2 hours last night. Much love and hope for the new year!

Jenness

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Day 5

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Today’s post will be short and sweet…and perhaps after day 4¬†brevity is what is needed…I had a nice beautifully quiet day with my little Peanut we took a short nap and then prepared to go to my mom’s house¬†to use her food processor to finish my pumpkin project…So we got to spend the evening with my beautiful Momma…I got to play with her very cool food processor and now understand why it is her favorite kitchen friend…I pureed lots of pumpkin and made some very very¬†delicious¬†garlic hummus. Good night and great pictures.
Jenness