Last night was officially our last night selling hot dogs! We sold our hot dog cart company to a great couple who we believe will do well with the business. And it was an absolute burden lifter. It was so difficult cooking bacon, hot dogs, and sausages, with cream cheese and shredded cheese for hours and selling something that we really no longer believed in. What we were doing was supporting the problem. Now it will be a lot easier to concentrate on this very enjoyable and challenging adventure we have set out on. Ok lets get to the food… Before preparing breakfast (not cooking) I looked at our meal planner and realized that the peaches and cream recipe was not going to be the one. The bananas were ripe and I had to use at least one. So now, with all of my experience with the vitamix, I felt comfortable throwing my own recipe together. This is what I came up with.
Travis’ all fruit Smoothie
1 perfectly ripe banana peeled
1 orange peeled
1 clementine peeled
1 1/2 cups of organic mixed berries (frozen)
Directions: Put a half cup of water in blender, add all ingedients, no ice because of frozen berries, and then hit the smoothie setting, which is probably about a 4 on the variable speed setting if you do not have the new machine.
It was nothing short of magical. And believe it or not, we are still eating almond butter and honey on organic whole wheat flax seed bread, and it still tastes amazing! We have more left still! We made a lot the first day!
After breakfast we showered and went to run some errands. After shopping for a while we were hungry again. We stumbled on a restaurant called true foods. We figured we would give it a try. We ordered a teriyaki tofu and asian vegetable bowl with organic whole wheat rice. It was extremely yummy! It even showed up my tofu bowl! However I assured myself and Danielle that if I had the organic whole wheat rice that my bowl would have been as good or better. Regardless, this restaurant gets two thumbs up from us! They had a herb garden on wheels at the door!
We went home and worked on getting rid of some things and selling others to prepare us for our move and trip across country. We are both getting really excited! I also ate some left overs from last night to hold me over. After a couple hours, wouldn’t ya know- we were hungry again. So we decided to try a different variation on the tortilla soup. It is and was as follows.
1 carrot, scrubbed and cut in large chunks
1 stalk celery, cut in large chunks
1 fresh tomato, or 1/2 can diced tomatoes
1/4 fresh onion
1/2 bell pepper or 3 small bell peppers
1 garlic clove or 1 T fresh minced garlic
1 wedge cabbage
1 handful fresh cilantro
1 vegetable boullion cube or 1 T vegetable boullion powder
3 cups boiling water (I did this in a teapot)
1 T taco seasoning1/2 can corn
1/2 can black beans (drained)
1 cup tortilla chips
Place all ingredients except last three in Vita-Mix. Secure lid and turn machine on Low, then increase to High. Run for 3-4 minutes until steam escapes through lid opening. Reduce speed to Low. Remove lid and drop in corn, black beans, and chips. Run for an additional 10 seconds. Serve immediately. Makes about 8 servings.