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

My something new

My something new

My husband and I did some grocery shopping yesterday and walked through the natural/organic section of the grocery store and I stopped in front of the peanut butter and jelly/preserve section. I had originally intended to get some organic, natural, and probably salt-free peanut butter. I had a taste for peanut butter but did not want to have all the salt and sugar you find in the national brands. While standing in front of the natural/organic peanut butter my eyes looked over and noticed the almond butter. I’ve seen almond butter everytime I shop for peanut butter and just never really stopped to pay much attention.
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My younger sis decided that she and I should collaborate on a cookbook.  Neither of us is a writer, but both of us are enthusiastic, but untrained cooks.  We’ve given ourselves a deadline of 6 months to come up with a set number of recipes, which we will then swap and try to make what the other has come up with.  This is definitely an experiment.  One that I hope will be fun for both of us.  I’ve got 3 recipes in mind so far. 

 Umm Ebraheem

So, my husband and I have been juicing a lot more lately.  I usually try to have fresh juice 3 to 5 times a week.  To that end we are always trying to do this easily and with little fuss.  Here is a quick juice recipe.  In 5 minutes this mix of celery, carrot, cucumber, apples, pears, ginger, and lemon

turned into this

The only changes I made were the addition of 2 apples and I did not use all of the ginger.  I used about a thumb size amount.  The juice was fantastic.

Many, many moons ago I made a post about Aldi‘s grocery store (see here http://wp.me/p91IK-1z)

Well, just recently an Aldi’s grocery store has moved into my neighborhood and my husband and I ventured in to have a look around.  It was basic to say the least.  I had my quarter ready for the shopping cart and my large canvass bag for my groceries.  I am happy I did not drive out of town to shop at Aldi because of the small selection of groceries.  There is no way I could only shop at Aldi and get everything that I need.  What I am happy to say is that they have very cheap produce. 

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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!

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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