Yummy-licious! Homemade Raw Pesto

Homemade Raw Pesto


Simple and tasty!  We use this pesto on Ezekiel Wraps to make quesadillas and on Ezekiel english muffins with tomato, mozzarella, and avocado!


Garlic, Basil, Olive Oil, and I added some homemade chili powder!

Fresh Garlic

Fresh Garlic

Fresh Basil

Fresh Basil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Be brave and add a dash of chili powder!

Be brave and add a dash of chili powder!

Directions: Toss into food chopper/processor, pour into container, and mix well!



Day 7 – Reporting In / Carrot-Ginger Dressing

Hi there,

Today I did not have a smoothie.  I did, however have a salad for lunch!  I bought it at Kobe’s Restaurant.  They have the most amazing ginger salad dressing! If you like ginger of course.  I looked around to find a similar recipe and this is the closest I could come up with.  I will let you know how it comes out when I make it!

I got it from SELF Magazine, Food & Diet.

Here is the link: Carrot-Ginger Dressing

“Carrot-Ginger Dressing
Makes 1/2 cup


  • 2 small carrots, peeled and chooped
  • 1/2 medium shallot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil

    1. Combine all ingredients except olive oil with 2 tbsp water in a food processor. With motor running, drizzle in olive oil until smooth. Refrigerate; stir once before serving.


    43 calories per tbsp, 2.9 g fat (0.4 g saturated), 3.1 g carbs, 0.4 g fiber, 0.3 g protein”

    And, tada, my lunch!


    Doesn’t that dressing just look yummy?

UMM… YUM! More on gluten free pup food…


From left to right:

1) Ground chicken, gluten-free shells, spinach

2) Lean ground beef, peas and carrots with gluten-free shells

3) Gluten free peanut butter pup treats…pb with carob chips, pb sprinkled cinnamon, and regular pb.  They can not get enough of these!

4) GF pumpkin gf oat treats!  Helps keep them ‘regular’ so, if you make anything with pumpkin, don’t over do it! (Especially if you have paper trained pups, cause you could have a mess on your hands!)

5) Lean ground beef, brown rice, corn, peas, green beans, and spinach!

They also get a daily vitamin to make sure they are getting all the minerals needed in a pups diet!  Our vet is right on board with us and how we feed “the girls.”  Lil Roo is about 15 months and just had her check up, has maintained her weight to the ounce for a year!  Both of their fur is sooo soft from the diet and natural soap I use to bathe them!


Busting at the seams!

Holy soaps! Did I mention in my last post how much I LOVE my new soap molds?  Love, love, love, love, love!  (In case I didn’t)  I HAVE to share my pic of my fresh cut Rosemary~Lavender~with a hint of Lemon!  I still need to design a label for this bar!  But soaps done! YES!



“Loaf” before cutting


Look at the size of these bars! My label say 4 oz but these babies weighed in at 4.9! Of course with curing it will lose a little but should still end up around 4.5!


Love, love, love!


You can always check out what else I’ve made on Facebook!

Link: Homemade Natural Soaps Facebook

Stop by and check it out!

Whoo hoo! Santa Came Early!

Whoo hoo!  I was so excited to come home yesterday and see the Fed-Ex package on my doorstep!  (Santa’s reindeer work for Fed-Ex you know…) Inside this package was my NEW custom made soap molds!  I got 2 – 18 bar molds and a third mold with slots cut in it to slip my cutter into to make straighter bars!  I must have been good this year!  I had been using homemade wooden molds, they work wonderfully, but the cutting par was a bit challenging.  Someone had told me to use guitar string, I’ve been making soap for a couple of years now and I JUST figured out the guitar string is inserted into a block and the soap should slip through it to be cut.  Too much work for me!  I’d still find a way to mess it up!  I’ve been using a dry wall knife. Now, since I’ve been soooooo good, I’ve got the mold with slots AND a brand-spanking new SOAP cutter!

I was anxious to use my mold today.  I didn’t have any particular soap in mind to make.  I created my first blended batch.  Rosemary~Lavender with a hint of Lemon essential oils and lavender petals sprinkled on top of the loaf.  My house smells awesome!  I can not wait until tomorrow to pop that baby out of the mold and cut my bars!  Now I plan to get creative!  Here it is!

You will have to check out my facebook page, I will post photos of the soaps after cutting! I totally make these available for purchase!

Here is the link: Homemade Natural Soaps (visit often and share!)

 Please, please, please let me know what you think!  Leave me a comment!