July 23, 2012

2011 Winter Quilt done in 2012

Ah what a productive morning. I had to finish stitching in the ditch before I quilted it. This is the part of quilting I find monotonous, stitching along your seams before you begin. However, it is an exercise that is well worth it, as it prevents puckers while quilting your design.

So, it is completed. I would like to note that I have not free-motioned in a minute and I didn't practice. By it's my quilt and I didn't care. So here it is.

July 8, 2012

Detox/CLEAN Program and Pizza

So I am on Day 14 of my CLEAN program. Boy did my digestive system need this. So in addition to supplements, etc there is also no sugar, gluten, dairy, red meat, caffeine, alcohol, soy, Processed foods. Vegetable oil, canola oil, night shade vegetables (I.e. tomatoes eggplant - they cause inflammation), and no other allergy causing foods like peanuts bananas orange grapefruit strawberries and corn.

Yea I know some are asking, well E what can you eat?... Everything else. Almond, coconut, rice, nut milks; all sorts of
Veggies, brown rice, Quinoa. Amaranth, millet and a host of other gluten free grains, poultry fish, fruits...

So I discovered a simple quinoa pizza crust recipe. Www.tastelikehome.com or google simple quinoa pizza and the recipe will pop up.

Anyway real simple. Soak quinoa in water for 8 hours. When done drain and rinse, season with Italian seasoning and garlic. Throw in a blender with water and blend to create a batter the consistency of pancake batter.

Have a 12 inch skillet brushed with olive oil heating up in the oven at 450 degrees, pour into skillet, smooth out and bake till brown. Flip and continue. You add your toppings and pop back in for another 5-10 min or till done. And yum...

Mine has pinto and lentil beans as a sauce since no tomatoes, topped with ground turkey and kale. Yummy.

I would probably go a bit thinner for my crust the next time. But oh so delicious.

July 4, 2012

New York Beauty NYC Mod Bee

Okay so June flew by oh so fast. I guess that's why happens when you are away 3 out 4 weeks. So better late than never, June Queen Bee's Block. Happy fourth Kim.

I have to say this block helped me to see that curves are not as bad as they can be, and paper piecing is a breeze. Thanks for the challenge Kim. I hope you like. Can't wait to see the finishes product.