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Monday, March 31, 2014

Short and Sweet ~ well, Crunchy...

 
Ah yes, Spring is in the air here in Pixie-Land! You can tell by the blossoms on the plum tree..
 
 
 
 
The fresh and tasty Tabouli for a Monday.
 

 
 
 
ANNNNDDD....(and this is most important) -  your computer dying just as you are ready to blog again. Keep the faith, Pixie-Patrol......I'm working on it. 
 
Love and kindness to all,
 
 
 
Pixie

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Computer Conundrum

 
 
Yep, just when yours truly decides to blog again, cook up some wonderful step-by-step feasts for your culinary delight....our computer bought the farm, as it were. So, today, I've got just a snippet of healthy workplace eating.....for instance, breakfast was...
 
 
 
 
Good old blueberries and a manarin orange. Tasty, but not what you'd call filling....then, mid-morning snack.
 
 
Wonderful hummus and pita ~ thank goodness for a forward-thinking workplace that actually has nutritious snacks.
Oh, and we must not miss out on my favorite, and delicious new healthy teas!




Well, eat well, my friends and stay tuned for more of my normal postings....come on computer repair shop!
 
Love and kindness to all,
 
Pixie

Friday, March 21, 2014

Fruity Friday!

 
 
You know the feeling....you are back in the land-o-cubicle....you WANT to eat something that is going to fuel your day. Step AWAY from that donut, I tells ya! Just take that extra five minutes in the morning, and throw a bunch of lovely, ripe, healthy fruit in your lunch box/bag/container o' choice, and BRING it. Now, that was not difficult, was it?
 
 
 
Now, that may look like it was a lot of fuss, but, honestly, it was not! Then peel a little, place in an attractive manner on your desk, and enjoy! You know something else? Just taking that extra five minutes now means that your five-a-day serving of fruit....is...totally....DONE! Before you know it, you will have crunched down that apple, sampled the strawberries, munched the mango, etc. You get my drift.
 

 
Eat well, my friends, eat healthy so that you can have a productive workday. And take care of you ~ you are a unique, and special person.
 
Love and kindness to all,
 
Pixie
 
 


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Healthy Lunch Bunch ~ Again

 
 
Well, today I begin showing you that it is easy to eat well, even with a full-time job, and taking care of your typical household. I began the day with a lovely, chocolate-dipped granola bar, and a seedless mandarin orange (not shown).
 
 
 
Hey!  Man cannot eat ONLY healthy stuff - chocolate is GOOD for the soul, ok? That's all I sayin'....I knew you'd understand. Then, on to my main meal, an Amy's Organic Indian vegetable curry. Oh, man is this good.
 

 
Lots of lentils in a spicy gravy, vegetables in a spicy tomato sauce very much like a tikka masala sauce, and rice with peas.  But, the finishing touch to today's lunch, is what I liked the best....
 

 
 
A beautiful medley of green leaf lettuce, sugar snap peas, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, pepperocini peppers, and a smidge of bleu cheese. Doused in my homemade vinaigrette?
 

 
 
A vision of loveliness, indeed. With the textures of creamy from the bleu cheese, crunchy from the lettuce, snap peas and sunflower seeds, and chewy from the dried cranberries, this salad has it all! I'm going to make this one over and over! The pepperocinis added a nice little zing, as did the mustardy vinaigrette.
 
 
I did not go hungry, there was quite enough food to keep me going all day, the meal was as tasty as it was filling, and I did not spend a fortune at the cafeteria or a restaurant (not to mention eat potential junk food). What do you do to combat boring sandwhiches, or spending ten bucks on lunch? Eat well, my friends, and stay tuned for more great food, and.....dare I say it? THE KITCHEN ANGELS!
 
Love and kindness to all,
 
Pixie
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hello to Spring!

 
 
Hi there! Welcome back! Yes, it's been way too long. Let us not dwell on that, however...as I have some wonderful and exciting new posts coming this Spring, as well as the "Garden Report". We are loving life here in beautiful Tennessee, and as the fruit trees begin to burst into blossom, so shall my posts. So, without further adieu, welcome back to Pixie~Land, and look forward to great food,
wonderful garden treats, and of course the return of the Kitchen Angels.
 
Just to tempt your palate, here is what the Pixie-Palace produced for Dear Husband on a recent Anniversary.
 
 
 
Yes sir, we went old-school New England style lobster-o-rama! I can't wait for the next post, and my new obsession - healthy work lunches. Do you get sick of boring fast food, or a lame sandwich? Yup, me too. We need to fix that! I'm not sure about you, but I want something tasty, healthy, and that I can really look forward to ripping into at work. So, stay tuned....and as a famous character says; I'm BAAAAACKKKK!!!
 
Love and kindness (and happy Springtime!) to all,
 
Pixie