Saturday, December 31, 2011


Here's a easy way to add a little green for those of us that do not have a green thumb. Succulents are low maintenance plants that are a beautiful accent anywhere at home or in the office. I saw some at the gardening center in glass containers that looked very modern. It's easy to replicate the same feel with found items at home.
I used a glass container from an old candle. After the fact, I realized it's better to lay down an inch of gravel or aquarium stones to help drain the soil. Then transplant your succulent, that's it! I bought mine for $2.99 and got 2 plants in one container.

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Tomato Spinach Quinoa Salad

I was at Farmers Market over the weekend and someone was selling a quinoa salad. I almost bought some and then realised I had some at home in the pantry. This is a very simple and quick preparation. Cook your quinoa and set aside. I added juice from 1/2 of a lemon, chopped sundried tomatoes, 1/4 bag of frozen chopped spinach (defrost in microwave), and tossed with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.

Next time, I think I try TJ's just chicken, curry powder, and some mango chunks. Sounds good doesn't it?
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