fresh dinner

20160512_100353Garlic Scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant.  If you pick them when they are very young and tender they are a lovely side dish.  Just saute them quickly with a touch of coconut oil with some real salt and fresh pepper.   The huge, tall woody scapes are best used in a flower arrangement.20160512_115845-1

Here in the Pacific Northwest, Mother Nature is offering up  a sunny, glorious day.  Perfect day for grilling and eating on the patio.

Last night while Mr. Right was juicing, I asked for about a 1/2 cup of fresh pineapple juice.  Oh, be still my heart, the aroma is so sweet/tangy it makes my mouth water.

He juiced the pineapple spear right into a pint jar.  I added a fresh minced clove of garlic, fresh grated ginger, tamari, a teaspoon of olive oil and  beautiful, deep, rich Raw Honey from Beefuddled Farms.

I put the lid on the marinade and left it to chill in the refrigerator & meld (golly, I love that word) over night.   Marinades are easy to make and be creative with .  Please give it a try.  Homemade is jam-packed full of flavor and you get to skip all the ugly chemicals.  You need some acid and some sweet.  The other herb/spice flavor combinations, well the sky is the limit.20160512_100607-1

This morning I chopped peppers, mushrooms and a pungent red onion.  I tossed in fresh picked thyme and added real salt and fresh ground pepper.  That will sit all day long.

Will grill tonight and add some almond Brown Rice as a side. Grilled Pineapple for dessert anyone?

Don’t ya just love when dinner is all figured out early in the day?

By the way, I love to send a picture of dinner or dessert to Mr. Right. Via email, text or Facebook.  He will be sure and notice.  Maybe it will gently encourage him to hurry home & drive safely?  My goal in showing him, is to let him know that some wonderful food is waiting for him.  He is loved and adored and I want him to be reminded of that.



What’s for dinner in your neck of the woods?

Gentle suggestion: Send a picture of something special you are preparing or baking to your better half. Just think how excited they will be to anticipate a wonderful meal and your good company?

Grace is not a little prayer you say before receiving a meal, it’s a way to live.

Here’s to our good health and wellness!