Scenes from the Weekend

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had a lovely weekend! Mine was excellent and was busy but in the best of ways. Friday was drinks with a good friend and coworker, Saturday a private wine tasting with DG, a dinner party and bars with the girls, and Sunday a delicious breakfast, movie date with my parents and then a Downton Abbey party with my mom to end the night! I think 2013 is off to a pretty amazing start so far!

Private wine tasting at a San Francisco winery

Private wine tasting at a San Francisco winery

Dinner party with friends including a delicious pumpkin chili... recipe coming soon!

Dinner party with friends including a delicious pumpkin chili… recipe coming soon!

Started my day with green juice and a gluten free bagel... yum

Started my day with green juice and a gluten free bagel… yum

 

Downton Abbey Premier Party

Downton Abbey Premier Party

Oh and something a little fun…

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Questions:

-What did you do this weekend?

-What words did you see?

 

 

 

 

Green Machine

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend! Did any of you watch the Academy of Country music awards last night? I love country music and it was great to see some of my favorite artists perform… oh and check out their outfits. That’s one of my favorite parts of award shows!

As you know I’ve been excited about new kitchen gadgets lately and my parents recently bought a Breville juicer. I was going to show you a picture and tell you about it but then I saw this video that explains this awesome juicer and the story behind it.

When my parents first told me that they wanted to start making green juice, I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive. Although I love putting spinach in my smoothies since you don’t taste it, I was unsure how I would feel about the taste of the green juice since the idea of drinking straight celery and parsley didn’t sound too appealing. To be honest, it took a few tries and recipes to get the right combination but we finally created the most amazing recipe and all crave this juice every single day. So much so, that my brother bought the same juicer a week later! This drink is so healthy and packed full of vitamins and minerals. Celery is rich in Vitamin C and helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol, parsley promotes optimal health and is rich in antioxidants and spinach is one of the world’s healthiest vegetables! Needless to say, this drink not only tastes good but truly helps you feel good too!

Green Machine Recipe

Ingredients

(Makes 2-3 glasses)

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 2 Large handfuls spinach
  • 1/2 bushel parsley (stems removed)
  • 1/2 head celery
  • 3 apples
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 inch ginger

Directions

  1. Remove stems from parsley and about the 2 bottom inches of celery.
  2. Put each ingredient in the juicer.
  3. Stir juice and serve over crushed ice with a straw and enjoy!

Questions:

-Did you watch the ACM Awards?

-What’s your favorite way to get your daily dose of greens?