Saturday, September 22, 2012

Summertime Eggplant Tomato Parmesan

“One must maintain a little bittle of summer,
even in the middle of winter.” 
Henry David Thoreau

Summertime Eggplant Tomato Parmesan

No breading, frying, or sauce making.  Just fresh and easy delicious summery goodness.


1 large heavy firm Eggplant
1 lb ripe Tomatoes
    (may sub tinned & add 1 tsp honey)
 1/4 cup chopped fresh Basil
4 cloves Roasted
    (or 2 of crushed) Garlic
1 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon Coconut Flour 
1/4 cup Almond Flour/Meal (blanched)1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1/8 teaspoon Pepper

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How I Conquered Hard Water Woes of the Loo

Cleaners for the Hard-Water Plagued Bathroom.

"When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he's doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911."
Erma Bombeck

Scroll down to find:  
Mildly Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner
Heavy Duty Disinfecting
Hard-Water Mineral-Deposit Buster and Bathroom Cleaner
Gentle Effective Scouring Powder
Daily Shower Spray
My Bathroom Cleaning Routine
Short yet nonetheless meaningless rambling

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Eat (or drink) Your Breakfast!

An Easy Way to Start the Day

"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper."
Old adage; alternate versions include lunch like a queen and dinner like a peasant. The kingly breakfast thing, however, always remains.

Breakfast, so they say, is the most important meal of the day. And for some of us it is the hardest to get into our bellies. A very sensible thing Dr. Oz says (I don't know how sensible what he says on the whole is or is not, but this tidbit is sensible) is that it is a good idea to "automate" your breakfast.  In other words, decide on a good breakfast for yourself so you can eat the same thing every morning and keep the ingredients stocked. Of course that's not some sort of immutable law; on any given morning you can have whatever fancy may take you or go out for an arterial disaster of a breakfast with a friend (or non-friend as the case may be, I hear that happens too).  But on other mornings, if, like me, you stand about the kitchen knowing you need to furnish your body and mind with some sort of nutritious fuel but with no inspiration nor even interest in finding something to do so with, you will still be able feed yourself and get your day going.

This is what I've concocted to meet my personal criteria, with a couple of extra options for those that can have them: