Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Today I brought up the juicer from the basement after 3 years or so.  I find this humorous.  I thought I had given up on juicing carrots, though I make it a policy to never say never.

I juiced a pound of carrots and half a head of celery.   I put that in my beans to cook them.  This is a stealth way to get salt in your food!   According to cronometer, 1 cup of celery juice has 340 mg of sodium.  and it did have a taste of salt in it and it was good.  (My beans usually last 3 days so this is an acceptable amount of extra sodium).  I was going to cook up some eggplant but my eggplant wasn't good, so I just went with a bunch of collards and kale from the freezer (summer garden produce!), and onions and tomatoes and mushrooms.  I blended the tomatoes to make it creamy.   It was good and very Fuhrmanesque.  And housemate even wanted some because it didn't have anything she doesn't like in it.

Then I made a dressing I've been thinking about for a few days since I bought some frozen mango.  This has 2 sumo oranges (small and easy to peel and no seeds!), mango, 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, and 2 Tbsp hemp hearts.  I added enough mangos so that when blended it made about 18 oz.

That fits nicely into 3 6-oz bell jars for three days worth of dressing.  It's creamy and delicious.

Oh, and this is really funny.  I am sad to throw out carrot pulp but I also don't want to eat gross things.  I tasted it and was surprised that it still had some sweetness so I don't consider that gross.  I thought okay how about flax crackers.  I dislike flax seed, not the taste, but how it makes everything I put it on gooey.  so I hardly ever eat it, even though it's highly recommended.  I thought I'd give this a try.  I mixed the carrot pulp with 3 Tbsp of ground flax seeds and one date.  I made three patties and baked them in the oven (350 for 30 minutes).   I thought it tasted good.  It could be a good pre-exercise food since I am hungry then but don't want to eat much.  I'll see how I like it tomorrow and the next day.  


Patti said...

I have that problem too, confused between ETL and McDougall no fat diets I know I feel best on ETL, but it is very hard to get on it and stay there.

kneecap said...

Hi Patti, do you find ETL harder to follow than McDougall? It seems to me that either one will make you healthy, if you can follow it--that's the key for me.

Ines said...

So, I'm not really informed on how heat stable the good stuff in flax is. But as you baked it, I guess that's not a problem, right?

Holly said...

Love it when you blog, whatever you're eating (or not)...

kneecap said...

Ines, I've heard it's okay to bake flax but I don't recall where or why so I could be wrong. I think I'm too lazy to do this anyway, so I'm still not eating it.

Holly, you are funny. I'm glad someone finds the blog entertaining besides myself.