Monday, October 19, 2009


Okay so around here it is feast or famine.  Today it is feast...  I have been meaning to post this drink recipe...  Since I was a child we would go across the border to Mexico.  Where you should not drink the water... Right?  We would go to restaurants and my father would always ask for limonada con agua mineral, which means limade made with mineral water.  It was really incredible.  So the other day I got a craving for it.  This is a great drink in the summertime.  I just hadn't got around to posting it.


3 small mexican limes
1 1/2 tsp sugar or stevia (I use splenda mix)
1 can sparkling water

Take a glass and squeeze in 5 lime halves. Add sugar or sweetener of choice. (At this point if you want you can add a 2 count of vodka or bacardi) Top with sparkling water and add ice.  This is very refreshing, alcoholic or non-alcoholic...

Potato and Leek Soup

My super sweet hubby surprised me with a copy of Alicia Silverstone's new book The Kind Diet.  I think it had some kind of peanut butter dessert recipe he was hoping he would get...  It gave me some inspiration.  I have not had alot of that lately as you can see from looking at the date of my last post.  So I went to the local grocery store and bought some leeks.  Leeks are new to me.  So after looking at many recipes on the internet pretty much the only recipe I found was Potato and Leek Soup.  Super easy and I LOVE potatoes! By the way I found that I really like the leeks to so I will definitely look for other recipes for leeks.  Probably in a tofu quiche.  So this is what I did...

2 russett potatoes peeled and diced into 1/2 in cubes
1 onion diced
2 leeks sliced thin (white and white/green parts)
4 garlic cloves
4 c veg broth
1 c soymilk
1 tbsp vegan butter
salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot over med heat saute the onion and leeks (about 5 min.)  Add garlic,veg broth and potatoes and cook until potatoes are soft.  (about 20 min)  add butter and soymilk, salt and pepper.   Use an immersion blender to blend soup until it is still a little bit chunky.  Done and delicious!