Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wordless Wednesday- Haulover Beach in South Florida

This bird flew onto the ledge of the pool to take a drink of water. I was able to get a quick shot because he didn't seem afraid and kind of just stood there even as I got closer and closer. 

Does anyone know what kind of bird this is? 
I haven't the faintest idea!!


South Florida

this beach is in the Sunny Isles Ocean Walk in South Florida
Early in the morning the birds are the only bathers

May be shares on the following Wordless Wednesday blog carnivals:
 Wordless Wednesday at Beth Fish Reads, Wordless Wed on Tuesdays wordless on tuesday http://thesimpleyear.com/, image in ingClaireJustine linky  and Saturday snapshot hosted by West Metro Mommy  Create with Joy bethere2day nanahood

Monday, August 14, 2017

Red Cabbage Potato Salad

Red potato salad is an easy to make, delicious to eat, filling side dish that is a frequent guest at BBQ's and other summer gatherings. My colorful red cabbage potato salad is a healthier version that is made with chopped red cabbage, red onions, celery and red potatoes.

I created this salad when I ran short of containers to store my leftovers one night. Out of necessity, I combined my red cabbage slaw with my french potato salad into one container. The next day when I went to serve my salads again , the two salads had mingled together creating a colorful delicious tasting potato salad that I we enjoyed immensely,

Since I loved the results,  I now make a recipe for red cabbage potato salad.
I think you will love it too, so don't forget to pin it for when you need a really good summer salad.

This delicious salad is  mayo free, gluten free, vegan, and full of colorful and crunchy vegetables.

 Purple Vegetables
Although we sometimes call them red cabbage , red onions, and red grapes , they are actually in the purple family and their rich color is key to some powerful nutrients and protective antioxidants.

 Our bodies need antioxidants to fight against aging. 
Purple vegetables are important to add to your diet along with your greens.
I once read that antioxidants behave like rust proofing in our bodies and the darker the color, the more antioxidants. 

I sometimes get a craving for the purple type vegetables- this simple summer recipe satisfies whatever it is my body is needing with the red/purple onions, red purple cabbage, and red potatoes. Since I buy organic potatoes, we eat the skin.

5 medium size red potatoes, boiled, skinned , and quartered
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of chopped curly parsley
Juice of 1 large lemon or lime
1/2 cup of chopped celery
1/4 cup of chopped fresh dill
1/4 -1/2 cup of diced red onion ( according to your taste)
1 cup of chopped ( small) purple cabbage
Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

Mix your boiled potatoes together with the olive oil, lemon juice, hopped parsley, chopped celery, diced red onion, chopped purple cabbage and seasonings. Taste and add more lemon juice or olive oil if needed. This may taste even
better the second day after the flavors mingle.

My Notes: 

  1. If using organic red potatoes - boil potatoes whole in the skin- Leave skin on for the potato salad or remove skin after it has boiled and toss into a skillet with eggs ( some potato will adhere to the skin) 
  2. Tastes even better after the salad has a chance to allow the flavors to mingle.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wordless Wednesday- Butterflies

My CSA farm has fields of flowers as well a vegetables and berries that all seem to attract butterflies. I like to take a little extra time to stroll around the grounds when I pick up my produce. It is so peaceful and grounding to bond with nature.

The last time I went, I saw these beautiful butterflies in the fields of flowers.

I choose to share my buttered noodle and cabbage recipe with this post of these beautiful butterflies
with vegan and low carb alternatives 

Love to hear your comments

Participating in the following Wordless Wednesday link carnivals 
Shared on Wordless Wednesday at Beth Fish Reads, Wordless Wed on Tuesdaysimage in ingClaireJustine linky  and Saturday snapshot hosted by West Metro Mommy. Create with Joy