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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Happy 2014



Happy New Year!!

2013 was one heck of you - it was indeed a great year for me and my family. I've been meaning to post but just didn't know where to start - so hey it's now February 8th and I'm back !! I must likely will move space - so please stick with me as I find my online home. In the mean time - do follow me on Instagram Jo Simply or my facebook page

Be well friends

x

JoJo

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year!!



Happy New Year EVERYONE!! I know I'm 4 days late - but the year is still brand spanking new.

This year If you want something , Go Get IT. PERIOD.

Wishing you all a fabulous New Year , may God grant you all your heart desires. This is the year to begin to eat/live healthily - Time and Health is all you have - so be good to your body.

2013 is going to be GRAND!!!




Best

x

Jo

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas !!!



Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!! Eat well and be merry.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges




''There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.''- C.S. Lewis



I love sweet potatoes - love it boiled, sauteed and roasted. I've never really had or thought to roast it unpeeled until today. I was in such a hurry and couldn't find my potato peeler - and thought meh I'll just eat the skin . It came out really really good and even the hubby that absolutely hates sweet potatoes loved it . Will definitely be adding to our weekly menu. It was very easy to prepare, I'd definitely recommend over regular white potatoes, this is because they are more nutritious than white :- they are packed full with antioxidants, rich in vitamin c and beta-carotene oh and plus they have a lower glycemic index - tis a WIN, WIN in my books


Ingredients

1 medium sweet potato
Sea salt to taste
Paprika - pinch to 1/2 tsp
Chilli  Chipotle powder - pinch to 1/2 tsp
White ground pepper  - pinch to 1/2tsp
Parsley  - 1 tsp
Coconut oil - 1/2 tbs

Directions
1) Preheat oven to 400F
1) Cut sweet potato in wedges , place in a clean bowl and add ingredients , toss until evenly coated
3) Spread on a baking sheet (try not to overlap) - roast for 30-35mins - be sure to check/flip every say 10mins

Serve hot with green salad and some homemade sauce















Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sauteed Bok choy




You have exactly one life in which to do everything . Act accordingly.


Bok choy
Bok choy is a member of the cabbage family. There are three types of boy choy, all of which have tender green leaves and thick but edible stems. Bok choy is rich in vitamins A,C and K and contains healthy levels of folate and vitamin B6 
(ref livestrong.com)


Below is a quick saute recipe 

Ingredients
Boy choy  1 head 
Onion      1
Grape tomatoes 1/3 cup
Chilli/Habero      1 ( optional)
Rice Vinegar       1tbs (optional)
Water/broth         1/4 cup
Ginger                 about 1/2 tbs
Olive oil              1 tbs - may use sesame       
Salt to taste

Directions

1) Slice boy choy - both green and white parts

2) Saute onions and ginger in olive oil until onions is tender

3) Add remaining ingredients starting with grape tomatioes ,white part of bok choy , cook for 1-2mins then add green parts , cook for 3-5mins , add salt and vinegar and simmer for 1-2mins

Serve hot 











ref :livestrong.com

Quick Kale Salad - Kale, Strawberry, Kiwi & Cucumber



There is no better way to fight weakness that with strength, Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it's impossible to turn back.' - Henry Rollins'



Did I already mention I love kale? if not for the umpteenth time kale is truly one of my favorite leafy green.

Here's a quick/easy kale salad recipe 








Ingredients

Strawberries (4)
English cucumber (1/2)
Kiwi   (1-2)
Hazelnut - may substitute for almond, pecans, or even dried fruits/raisins

Dressing 
Raspberry vinegar 3-4tbs
Agave                   2tbs
Black pepper         1/4 tsp
Dijon mustard        1tbs
Extra virgin oil        3/4 cup
salt to taste





Beet recipes




The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why - Mark Twain


I absolutely love beets (beetroot); they're low in calories, contain no cholesterol and are packed full of fiber, vitamins, minerals & antioxidants. I only started eating them this year and started doing so by adding to my early morning smoothies and salads - now I've moved on to cooking with it  - they go nicely with just about any herbs/spices - so be sure to play around with your what you have in your kitchen - -in addition to herbs they are also great with a bit of honey, vinegar or lemon juice - YUMYUM

Below are a few recipe inspirations

organic beets

Beet chips



sauteed beets with a side of cous cous




Below are a few recipe ideas



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