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Recently my husband has been getting gifts of eggs from a coworker who has chickens and ducks on her land.  She does not farm, just keeps the birds for personal consumption.  My husband and I both enjoy farm fresh eggs and are happy to take the extra off her hands.  My husband also really enjoys duck eggs so we get those as well because her family does not eat them.

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Lesson #1

If things are going horribly wrong in your pan on the stove, screaming nooooo! does not help.

I have been making an effort to juice more regularly again.  The problem I ran in to was making my juices way to complicated.  I thought I need to have a specific recipe and lots of greens and herbs in order for it to be a “good” juice.  I was watching a video of my favorite raw food youtuber and Dan the life regenerator was like, keep it simple and juice apples, cucumbers, and carrots.  It hit me that I often have a couple of things in my refrigerator.  So the other day I had a great juice of cucumber, carrot, ginger, and apples.  Another juice I made was apples, oranges, ginger, and carrots. 

Keep it simple and get your juice on!

Umm Ebraheem

I’ve read lots of recipes for green juice with different ingredients to get different benefits. The one that I’ve settled on for both health benefit and taste is listed below with pictures!

Cucumber

Carrot

Spinach

Parsley

Cilantro

Celery

Kale

Apple

I’m not listing amounts because this drink is really to taste. If you don’t like your juice very green use more carrot and apple. If you don’t need the juice sweet then use less carrot and apple. The amount of each I use depends on what I have in the refrigerator. My husband and I can drink this combination both very green with very little apple and carrot or sweetened with lots of juicy apples and sweet carrots.

I change the ingredients of my green juice depending on what I find in the grocery store that looks good. What I like most about juicing is that there is no limit to what you can juice. Most vegetable/fruit combinations can be used. Check out Youtube for some great ideas on what to juice and be healthy!

Balsamic Chicken Drumettes.

I found a recipe online by the Italian cook Giada De Laurentiis.  This is a chicken recipe that she advertises as an appetizer and so I initially made it as lunch for my husband and myself.  I have since bought bigger pieces of chicken and made it the main dish for dinner.  My husband and I really enjoyed it and I hope that you will too.  Read the rest of this entry »

I LOVE to cook.  I am always on the hunt for new recipes and I enjoy reading cookbooks, so I thought I would start posting on what I am doing in the kitchen.  For me cooking for people is one way I express my love for them.  I love the feeling I get when I cook for my family and friends and they tell me how much they enjoy it.   I like getting requests from people to have something that I’ve made for them and I love swapping recipes.  If you have some good recipes leave me a comment and tell me what they are or where I can find them.  If I make it I will write a post about it. 

What came out of my kitchen today:  Ginger Pumpkin Bread

This came out in my new favorite thing from the people at Martha Stewart, Everyday Food Magazine.  I absolutely adore this magazine and read them from cover to cover.  The recipes are easy to make and the pictures are irresitable. 

One great thing about this recipe, there is no need for a mixer.  Don’t over beat the batter and it will turn out great every time.  Also, it tastes great without the glaze.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

Serves 12

  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, plus room-temperature butter for pan
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree (1 3/4 cups)
  • 3 large eggs
  • Sugar Glaze, (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter and flour two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch (6-cup) loaf pans (see note, below); set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, ginger, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugars, pumpkin, melted butter, and eggs; add flour mixture, and stir until just combined.
  2. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of loaves comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes; invert pans and transfer loaves to a wire rack to cool completely. Glaze, if desired.

glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar with 2 to 3 tablespoons water until mixture is smooth but thick. Place waxed paper under rack for a quick cleanup. For easy pouring, transfer glaze to a liquid-measuring cup, and drizzle over loaves. Let dry 15 minutes before serving. Makes enough for 2 loaves.

Yunus 10:18

And they worship besides Allâh things that hurt them not, nor profit them, and they say: "These are our intercessors with Allâh." Say: "Do you inform Allâh of that which He knows not in the heavens and on the earth?" Glorified and Exalted be He above all that which they associate as partners with Him!

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