I think I need to change the blog title to yummy food and recipes… hahah.

FrugalFeeding

Fall, I mean autumn (you Americans are getting to me), has certainly… descended and what will follow in its footsteps is a plethora of autumnal delights. As mentioned before, our apple tree has been full of life this year and has stayed true to its promise, even though other horticultural members of our usually bountiful garden haven’t. This is more than made up for, however, as the delightfully tasty, yet devilishly spicy chutney you see before you will demonstrate. The chutney is utterly scrumptious and can be enjoyed in all manner of ways, though with cheese and crackers is certainly my favourite. Don’t let the amount of chilli in this recipe put you off; if that much heat isn’t to your taste, simply alter the recipe to suit – it’ll still retain all of its flavour. Enjoy!

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Oh goodness, this just looks to tasty! I love spinach and I love pasta, and making it fresh from scratch! Heck yes! 🙂 I just ate lunch, but I am ready to make dinner, this is just too great.

Check Out This Recipe – The Modern Home Kitchen

Homemade Gnocchi! You mean I don’t have to go to Olive Garden to get their delious gnocchi soup, I can easily make this at home? Heck yes! I would have never even thought to try to make this at home, I’m so excited! And hopefully soon this desert will cool down and it will be perfect to make in a soup for Fall/Winter.

Thanks, The Modern Home Kitchen, for posting this on your blog. Your seafood recipes and the gnocchi one are awesome! I’m the type of home-cooker who stays away from seafood unless it’s shrimp or salmon. I look forward to trying some of these dishes soon 🙂

 

-JE

Bare With Me – Plus Salsa Recipe! :)

So I’m new to the whole blogging thing, if you can’t tell already, I don’t know how many posts are too many posts, if each post should have a picture or maybe a funny video… this is my blog so I can do it the way I want, right? Well I started this blog (and two others: JanelleElizabeth, my blog about design, life & love and all the prettier things and inspirations; and YepIJustSaidThat, my blog about rants and raves and funny things that are not appropriate for my other blogs) because ppl say I post too much on Facebook, HELLO you can change your preferences or unfollow me, gosh, now ppl are regulating how much I post, rude.

Anyways, if you like what I have to say and want to see what else interests me, check out my other blogs, I’ll try to keep them updated as much as possible and I’ll try to be the best little blogger ever.
Mean while, in my previous post I mentioned I had some black bean and corn salsa and I had to find a recipe, this first one from AllRecipes.com sounded so delicious with it’s cilantro and tomatoes and avacadoes! YUMMY! But David doesn’t like avacados, so I found another 15-min salsa recipe from Recipes.SparkPeople.com which is just your basic, simple fast recipe. If you try one of them out let me know, I will be trying out the first one soon!

 

-JE

The Downs and Ups – Making the Best With What I Got

Well, this is my first “downer” post, I was so sleepy this morning when David left for work that I decided to just stay in bed and didn’t get up until 11:45!!! Then my parents called and wanted to grab lunch before we start labeling and mailing off my sister’s engagement party announcements. So no leg toning for me this morning :/ I feel even worse because before I went to bed I had decided to just do 5 reps of each instead of the 10 I started to do, even when the workout calls for 15.

I am def feeling the workout in my legs, and since we live on the third floor going up and down those stairs I can really feel it! The only reason I don’t feel so bad about huffing and puffing by the time I walk through my door is even my skinny friends do the same thing, I just take a couple extra mins to catch my breath! I was hoping it’d be a good work out for the last couple of months, but it’s just a pain in the butt!

So tomorrow I’ll make up for missing today and do the full 15 reps of each work out.

However, I was a very good girl and didn’t overeat at dinner yesterday and I had tea instead of soda. PLUS!! I got to order some black bean and corn salsa! That made my night.

Now just to remember that I don’t like eating out and even when I’m super tired I should try to make a meal for us, too expensive and the food wasn’t that great.

And one last thing, I got another graduation check in the mail today from my grandma! Guess who’s going to the store to by her very own crock pot??? THIS GIRL! 🙂

Happy Saturday!

 

Blacks Beans are a Hit

Now all I need is a crock pot so I can actually start making these delicious recipes.Here’s one more I am dying to try! Spicy & Citrusy Black Beans (didn’t know “citrusy” was a word!).

delicious black beans from SimplyRecipes.com

 

Thanks to my first and new followers, I’m glad to know that others are digging the black beans too!
I”ll get a crock pot and try ’em out to share with you guys 🙂

-JE

One Day At A Time

So I was up all night last night, mostly because I slept all day the day before… so naturally I wasn’t sleepy, unfortunately I wasn’t full of energy. But I did stumble upon this link of leg toning exercises. You’d think that having to lug around all this extra weight would give me wicked leg muscles, I guess that’s not how it works.

 

But I can tell you what does work, this workout! I felt it immediately as I started working out, I even got a bit light-headed and had to take a break. I only did 10 reps of each thing and I only did 1 set. I’m gonna build my way up. The last time I started working out I pulled a muscle in my back and was out-of-commission for nearly a year. That sucked, so I’m taking it slow, building my strength up day by day and hopefully over the long haul I”ll se some great results.

 

Try it!