Thursday, June 11, 2015

How to get free materials for your compost pile

Yeah, I love how my new way of eating is changing me.  I love how my skin is much more clearer and I am more energize.

Simply eating salad daily and drinking plenty of water.
Learning to grow my own veggie cause I want to go organic.  One day I would love to have atleast 70% of my fruits and veggies from my very own garden.

and speaking of garden.
The city came to our house to let us know that they will be trimming our trees away from the power lines.  As I watched them destroyed my two trees I couldn't help to wonder what would they do with all of these fallen branches that is now all over my front yard.  
Another truck came after the tree cutter and began to mulch.  I approached one of the men and asked if I could have some of the mulch.  Without hesitation, they asked where did I want it dumped.

I just chose a corner and now I have so much fuel for next year compost.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Salad Diet

I don't even know if you can call it a diet.  I just decided one day about a month ago, that I was going to start eating healthy.  For many years now, I thought my diet wasn't so bad, and I still think it is not.  I don't eat a lot of meat.  But I will eat a hamburger and love starchy food.

So I am embarking on this eating salads daily.  At first I would go to Wendy's or Saxby's and order their salad and felt satisfied.  But I knew that this was not gonna be good for my wallet and I don't go out everyday.  So I had to find a solution and I did.

Saxby's House Salad

The Salad that started my diet
Wendy's Asiago Salad, it is sooo goood.

My solution is mason jar salad.  and it is so affordable to me.  I thought eating healthy would be expensive, lies!!! It is very affordable to eat healthy.  For less than 10 bucks I can get about 5 to 6 serving of salad by implementing the mason jar salad technique.

and if you don't have mason jars, use old spaghetti jars like I did.  I actually save glass jars.

Here as you can see, I added seeded grapes and boiled egg.  It is a meal.

One thing I am loving about my diet is, I didn't think I could stay away from my Pepsi but I haven't had Pepsi in a month.  and that deserves a standing ovation.  I do crave sweets and I don't let it win, instead I eat fruits which satisfies my sweet tooth craving. 

I only lost 10lbs this month.  But this month, I am adding exercise to my diet and hopefully I will quickly shed some lbs off.

even my coffee cup got smaller.

I really love this new way of eating.  I feel good about it.  I have more energy.  My stomach is not bulging as much.  I shit don't smell as bad.  I sleep better.  My breath smells better.  
I just feel better.

I can't wait till I take it to the next level by planing my own organic salad mix.

what my fridge looks like June 1st

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Old world lighting

I do have a thing for old world technology.

They were scatted all over the house.  I decided to clean them today and have them ready just in case this thunder storm will have us in the dark.
Oil Lanterns are inexpensive.  Bought these at Walmart for $6 - $10 bucks 
and I have a couple of tea light candle holders.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Vegetable Garden Update - first pick of squash

I don't even buy squash in store.  Never really had taste for them.  Nor do I cook them.  But I had the seeds and I planted some.  So I have about four squash plants and boy they are sun hungry.  I finally was brave enough to pick a couple from the garden today and was super delightful.

I feel like a professional vegetable gardener.  I am so proud of my plants.  I didn't know how to cook nor have I ever cook squash before.  So after watching couple of videos on youtube, I gave it a try.  I sauteed them with garlic and green onions and basil with coconut oil.  (I ran out of olive oil)  and oh my gosh! they are delicious and can't wait for more picking.

I also decided to go ahead and harvest the cilantro seeds or should I say coriander.  I planted new ones and here are my left overs cilantro seeds.
want some of these seeds?  
email me with your mailing address and will send a packet.
alicmiran @ yahoo dot com

May 28th
picked some green beans today and turned them into a meal.

My landlord seen my garden and gave me seeds.  I love that! so thoughtful!

I love getting to know my vegetable plants.  Like how they introduce themselves by these beautiful, I've never seen before squash blooms.

These photos were taken June 2nd
My vegetable garden has grown wild. I didn't know squash plants gets humongous. My tomato plants are over 6ft tall. Straight up organic. No bought soil, fertilizer or chemicals. Just compost from last year fall leaves. I am amaze!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Ocmulgee Traders downtown Macon

I love this new spot in town.  Located on Poplar Street in downtown Macon, Ocmulgee Traders.  They have a mini grocery store below, eating area in the mid section and top floor, you'll find rows and rows of fine selection of wine.

I'm not gonna lie to you, the first time I came here I ordered some sandwich and I wasn't please not the lease.  The sandwich was tasteless and dry.  But I was really thirsty and I decided to give them a second chance, cause everybody needs one. I wanted something cold and sweet before heading upstairs to order a strawberry/blueberries smoothie, I grabbed some fresh strawberries below.

I must say, is this the best smoothie I ever had?  cause it sure taste like it.  I'm instantly hook.  So, go check them out and get you some of that delicious smoothie, you won't regret it.

I love the seating area.  It has this old world vibe going on.  Maybe it's the mint color decor, or the local art work displayed on the brick walls, or the natural light from the ceiling height window with the colorful blooms outside.  It just feels right.

fresh blueberries (superfoods)

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