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Very productive vegetable stock

I’ve been procrastinating this week as you can tell. I haven’t posted anything for a while and I feel like no matter how much I clean my house it always feels messy. Why do we procrastinate? It just feels good I guess, knowing that you can put off whatever it is until tomorrow. Eventually though, you realize this isn’t going anywhere and it comes to the point where you take a good look at yourself and say, “Really? You’ve been on Youtube watching useless crap for the last 3 hours, you don’t have anything more important to do?”The worst part is, you’ve probably waited so long that it’s now crunch time and you can’t help but hate yourself for not doing it right away.

 

That’s why I made vegetable stock today. No matter how lethargic or crummy I’m feeling, cooking my own stock somehow makes me feel so productive. Not to mention, it makes the whole house smell so good….. It’s really quite satisfying when you make basic things like stock, in your own kitchen. It’s almost like slowing down and going back to a time when we had to make things from scratch, because you couldn’t just go and buy it from the store. Sometimes I wish we could slow down other parts of our lives….

 

Just throw in any vegetables you have: carrots, celery, onion, leeks, mushrooms, bell peppers etc.

 

You can also add some other seasonings: parsley, cilantro, bay leaves, rosemary, garlic cloves…etc.

Boil the vegetables in water for a few hours, then strain the broth. I poured mine into several containers and popped them into the freezer for future use.

 

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Fresh – Healthy Cafe

This morning I wasn’t in the mood for cooking and I felt like something healthy, so my husband and I decided to try out a cafe in our area called ‘Fresh.’ I was really impressed with the amount of choices they had to offer;Smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, cofees & teas, sandwiches, salads, soups, and parfaits. I ordered a Veggie Extreme panini with a cup of carrot juice and my husband orderd  a Tuna Melt panini with orange juice. For a total of $18.00 CAD it’s a bit more than I am willing to spend on breakfast but overall I left the cafe feeling satisfied with our first meal of the day.

You can check out their website to learn more about their menu:

www.freshrestaurants.com