a few yummy things*

Boho Boy's Tabbouleh

Boho Boy makes this for us every week and is now going to start making a huge bowl every Sunday so we can munch on it all week long. It is DELICIOUS, although by the combination of ingredients, some may not think it sounds so. Trust us! My hubs made a big batch for my family at my marmie's house during Thanksgiving. My father practically licked his bowl and he is SO picky about raw veggie type dishes. It is so so good for you. Parsley helps to cleanse out the toxins in your kidneys...which is what Boho Boy needs right now. We all need it. ; )

He doesn't follow measurements, so I will do my best to write it down in recipe form. We love to eat it with a grilled cheese sandwich (I know, not so healthy) and hummus. Or, I like to stack two corn tortillas, smear pizza or pasta sauce on top, sprinkle it with goat cheese and heat it up like a pizza.  I then cut them into triangles and dip them into the tabbouleh with hummus (like you see in photo above...YUM).

He has always chopped everything really fine. The last time he did it (in photo above) he tried making it chunkier, which we loved just as much and noticed it lasted longer. So, the chopping size is up to you!

The good stuff: 2 large bunches (or four small bunches) of fresh organic parsley 1 sweet yellow onion chopped 1 medium organic cucumber chopped into tiny cubes 4 stalks organic celery chopped 2 large (or 3 medium) tomatoes finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh mint finely chopped (optional) 4 cloves of garlic crushed 2 cups cooked and cooled Quinoa* (we cook it an hour before and lay it on a cookie sheet to cool) *Quinoa is for gluten free peeps. Bulgar wheat is typically used or couscous if you don't want to do gluten free.

Dressing (you'll have to guess on this one. its a huge bowl and we like ours drenched so each forkful is tangy goodness) olive oil lemon

Spices: garlic salt (or sea salt and garlic powder) tajin

Directions: Chop the veggies and put in large bowl (make sure you will have room to toss, so I suggest your biggest bowl). Slowly toss in (already cooled) Quinoa Slowly toss in crushed garlic Sprinkle in a bit of garlic salt (or sea salt and garlic powder) Sprinkle in a bit of Tajin (i like a lot of this!) Slowly pour in dressing and toss (taste to make sure if you want more olive oil and lemon) *Serve with hummus and your favorite kind of bread or sandwich or quesadilla or whatever cheesy bready thing sounds good. I dip my grilled cheese or mini pizzas or quesadillas into the hummus and then dip it again into the Tabbouleh. Sooooo good.

kris carr's green smoothies

I read about this smoothie over at my dear friend Susannah's blog (aka one of my very first blog friends transformed into face to face friend). She interviewed the VERY inspirational Kris Carr (Kris's story and her healthy ways were so healing to me during my fertility journey). In her interview, she talked about this green smoothie she drinks every morning. I tried it this weekend and LOVED it. I eat an avocado every single day and this is the first time I tried it in a smoothie, believe it or not. Avocados make my skin feel glowy.  Cedar loves them lightly sprinkled with sea salt!  One of the first foods he ever ate.

Kris Carr’s Green Smoothie

Makes enough for 2 people. You can adjust the recipe accordingly. My taste buds are different than yours so don’t be afraid to play!

-1 avocado -1-2 pieces of low glycemic fruit: we love green apple, pear, berries & cantaloupe -1 cucumber -A bit of kale or romaine or spinach -Coconut water (or purified water) -Stevia to taste (i used agave nectar) *You can also add a sprinkle of cinnamon and some cacao. *You can also use coconut meat or almond butter or nut milk in place of avocado

And the final yum thing:

Here was our home a few days ago...

And here it is sans the couch and replaced with a new Papasan chair from Cost Plus World Market:

Inspired by so many of your comments (and a dear friend who is creating a magical, functional and healing space for their family), we are in the process of transforming our home into a low stress "yes" environment for our Cedar. I'll write more about that soon.