New Amazing Grass Flavors

Amazing Grass New Flavors Watermellon Alkalize and Tangerine Immunity

A couple of people asked me about my instagram post yesterday and if I liked Amazing Grass. My response was of course... YEAH! I have been an avid fan for the past two years. My original need was for some extra energy and vitamins without the horrible side-effects if you haven't eaten enough to digest the iron in the vitamin. Oof. 

It's been more than a year since I wrote the original blog post on Amazing Grass vs Aloha green supplements. It's one of my biggest draws of traffic to this blog. I talked about why I choose Amazing Grass as my favorite green supplement, and I still choose them today. I keep a big container of the lemon-lime flavor in my desk drawer as well as one at home. I try to incorporate them into my diet when I know I am eating less veggies, and maybe even less high-nutrient food but need the energy without coffee overloading.

Today I had an apple for breakfast, a Siggi's yogurt for lunch and later probably a little snack to keep me from eating the entire cabinet of food when I arrive home. Because I am not eating a big salad or veggie lunch (like usual) I add a bit of Green SuperFood to my diet. I love the Energy flavors, and will probably buy a big container of the watermelon when it goes on sale at whole foods. 

Another little note about a nice alkalizing drink is that it is a great helper when you might have over-indulged in alcohol. I will use the non-caffeinated kind ( alkalize and detox, or original) and I feel so much better the next day.

Oh, and to the Graphic Designers and Web Developers at Amazing Grass. You definitely won back my favor in your website redesign :)


Original Amazing Grass vs. Aloha Green Supplement Blog Post


instagram.com/mSsdesign - smoothie from summer 2013

instagram.com/mSsdesign - smoothie from summer 2013

instagram.com/mssdesign - on the rocks fall 2013

instagram.com/mssdesign - on the rocks fall 2013

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Meg Sheeley

Hi everyone, I'm Meg. As a full time graphic designer, sometimes finding the time to be creative and eat well can be difficult. Join me on my adventure of living in a small apartment, finding room to sew/design/create while staying healthy and eating without breaking the bank. You might find my co-conspiritor Mabel the cat join me in some of my stories. A curious ocicat she enjoys being involved in most activities, and will snatch arugala out of your hand.

Workin' Lunch: Patterned Bowls

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Bowls. Literally half of a good lunch experience is making it on a real dish. This for me, usually means a bowl. I prefer a big wide-rimmed bowl that I can put soup, salad, leftovers, pasta .... just about anything in. The ability to scoop, toss and gather food on the edges. 

I saw many similar bowls in stores, but I actually found these at TJ MAXX yes, since ours is not connected to the Home Goods, they have their own little home section in the back, where the GOLD is found. Hence these bowls. 

The bowls I got, I cannot for the life of me find online. The black and grey ones are Roscher, and the Blue one is a Tokyo Design Studio Bowl. I will continue to look for Tokyo Design Studio bowls because they seriously have the most amazing collection of beautiful japanese rice bowls. 

The below bowls are some of the options available right now on the internet. I suggest the West Elm Bowl (top center) for similar size, but the other ones are fun too! Click on the images to find them in store.

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Meg Sheeley

Hi everyone, I'm Meg. As a full time graphic designer, sometimes finding the time to be creative and eat well can be difficult. Join me on my adventure of living in a small apartment, finding room to sew/design/create while staying healthy and eating without breaking the bank. You might find my co-conspiritor Mabel the cat join me in some of my stories. A curious ocicat she enjoys being involved in most activities, and will snatch arugala out of your hand.

LavendEr Lilac Gin Cocktail

Summerfield Delight | Flirting with Spring Gin Cocktail

I have been waiting to mix up this cocktail for a long time, but since it was technically within an hour of it turning into spring when this photoshoot was done {530pm on the 20th of March}, I decided it was time. 

This was a whole foods test taste that ended in a purchase, the Blossom Waters new to our Whole Foods are light, floral and delicious. Sweetened with a little bit of agave syrup, they are a light and refreshing beverage. I knew the second that I tasted the grapefruit lilac flavor that it would pair really nicely with a floral gin. 

I bought the bang-candy lavender mint simple syrup when I found these lovely coupes (so exciting) at the local kitchen supply boutique shop. I have been dreaming of this for months. 

Naming this little guy wasn't easy, since there are a lot of light and floral flavors, between the sweet fresh grapefruit and the floral notes it wasn't a clear name. Then I realized that I was making this moments before spring arrived, during a snowstorm. Yes, a snowstorm on March 20th. I was Flirting with Spring, saying "come hither" ... NOW.

Happy Almost Friday :)

 

Flirting with Spring Lilac Cocktail


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 part floral gin
  • 1 part fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 part lavender mint simple syrup
  • 3 parts blossom water

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Using a cocktail shaker, place all ingredients in the shaker filled with ice and shake until your drink is nice an frothy. Finish with a grapefruit twist on the edge of a coupe or small cocktail glass.

For a drink on the rocks add some fresh mint, muddle some fresh mint with the syrup and grapefruit juice. Add ice to fill the glass. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and pour over the glass with ice and stir all together.

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Meg Sheeley

Hi everyone, I'm Meg. As a full time graphic designer, sometimes finding the time to be creative and eat well can be difficult. Join me on my adventure of living in a small apartment, finding room to sew/design/create while staying healthy and eating without breaking the bank. You might find my co-conspiritor Mabel the cat join me in some of my stories. A curious ocicat she enjoys being involved in most activities, and will snatch arugala out of your hand.

SPICY Green Rice and Roasted Cauliflower

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Ever since I first tried spicy green rice, I have been dreaming of adding tomatillos. I love the sort of tangy element that stays when cooked. It's one of the dissapointing elements of regular tomatoes, hence the need for tomatillos in the world. I love that it tastes awesome with a multitude of types of foods. I paired it tonight with some za'atar roasted cauliflower and some homemade garlic tahini sauce. 


TOMATILLO SPICY GREEN RICE


INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tomatillos
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1.5 cups  basmati rice
  • 1.5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 of a red onion
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • 1/2 of lime
  • olive oil

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Start by heating your oven to 475 F and prep a baking sheet with foil or baking parchment. Take the skins off of the tomatillos and the stem top (like a tomato) and wash so not sticky. Put both of the tomatillos and the jalapeño in the hot oven to roast until golden on all sides. Once they are golden take out and put the tomatillos to the side. Place the jalapeños in a ziplock bag and steam for 2 minutes. This should make the skin able to peel right off. Then chop the top off of the jalapeño and split down the middle. Scrape the seeds off and put to the side.

Prep the green "stuff" by placing the tomatillos, jalapeños, parsley, cilantro, scallions and red onion and a half a cup of vegetable broth. Liquify in blender, gauge the liquid amount and keep adding vegetable broth until it hits 3.5 cups total.

Chop the yellow onion and add to pan on stove at medium heat with a tablespoon of olive oil. Heat for around ten minutes and then add the chopped garlic. After a minute add the basmati rice and 2 more tablespoons of olive oil. Stir on medium heat until the rice is golden brown.

Once the rice is golden brown add the green "stuff" and bring to a boil. Cover the pan and reduce to a simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the rice is tender. Squeeze the juice of half a lime before serving.

Summerfield Delight | Tomatillo Green Spicy Rice
Summerfield Delight | Tomatillo Green Spicy Rice
Summerfield Delight | Tomatillo Green Spicy Rice

Za'atar Roasted Cauliflower


INGREDIENTS

  • head of cauliflower

  • zaatar spices

  • olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS

Create florets from your cauliflower head and remove the tough stalks. Spray with olive oil and sprinkle with za'atar spices. Roast for 20-30 minutes at 400F.

If cooking with the above rice, prep the cauliflower and have ready on the same pan the tomatillos were roasted on. Reduce the temp to 400 and place in the oven at the same time as covering the rice so that they are done at the same time.

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Meg Sheeley

Hi everyone, I'm Meg. As a full time graphic designer, sometimes finding the time to be creative and eat well can be difficult. Join me on my adventure of living in a small apartment, finding room to sew/design/create while staying healthy and eating without breaking the bank. You might find my co-conspiritor Mabel the cat join me in some of my stories. A curious ocicat she enjoys being involved in most activities, and will snatch arugala out of your hand.

Wordsmith: Vernorexia

Summerfield Delight | Wordsmith: Vernorexia

VERNOREXIA | noun; a romantic mood inspired by spring.

The possibility of spring is so exciting. Although it snowed this weekend, I am eagerly anticipating spring and all that it brings. I am a much happier and productive person in warmer weather, so the excitement of spring potential is big. I love the idea that spring brings out happiness in people that lets them see the world with rose colored glasses. To sweet pretty coral and yellow shades of tulips and easter brunches. Happy spring!

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Meg Sheeley

Hi everyone, I'm Meg. As a full time graphic designer, sometimes finding the time to be creative and eat well can be difficult. Join me on my adventure of living in a small apartment, finding room to sew/design/create while staying healthy and eating without breaking the bank. You might find my co-conspiritor Mabel the cat join me in some of my stories. A curious ocicat she enjoys being involved in most activities, and will snatch arugala out of your hand.