Feeling Greek Avocado Tzatziki

Avocado Tzatziki
Avocado Tzatziki
1 large avocado, peeled and pitted
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemons, juiced
1/2 cup chopped seeded cucumber
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
salt and pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, combine the avocado, garlic, lemon juice, and cucumber. Mash with a fork until smooth.( If your avocado is not quite ripe enough, you may wish to use a food processor.) Season with red pepper flakes, cilantro, mint, salt and pepper, and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Living and well

Wow I did not realize it has been so long.
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Here we are… At Church Resurrection Sunday.
But that is not what a came to post today. I am still dropping weight through exercise but I realize the food going in is the problem. I have studied many different lifestyle changes. I wont call them diets because there is none you can do and just go back to eating whatever you want and stay skinny. Back when I first came to Florida I heard about the Ph Miracle on tv. I was 175 or so. After doing the plan and balancing my ph I was able to run a 3k 6 days a week and went down to 135. Now as i said I reverted back to eating whatever and came to Hialeah…Cuban food will do it to you every time! I am starting it all over I re-read both books I have on it and searched the web high and low for all the info again. I used to buy a snack bar at whole foods they were greens+ bars. Which I really liked for a late afternoon pick me up at work, before dinner. They are kinda on the pricey side being 2.50 a bar or so. SO…
I decided to make my own. I have made seed and nut bars before but used sugar and dried fruit and nuts which are mostly forbidden in a PH Balanced lifestyle. So here is my recipe tweeked.

Before Greens+

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Ready for the refrigerator

Power of Plus Green Seed & nut Energy Bars (adapted from Green Kitchen)
Makes around 16 bars
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup dried shredded coconut
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
4 tbs chia seeds
20 fresh medjool dates, pitted
6 tbsp coconut oil, room temperature
Sprinkle over after blended
1/4 c Almond flour
2 tbsp Greens+ (optional)

1. In a food processor or high speed blender, pulse the dry ingredients quickly. Do not over-process, you want it a little crunchy. Place the mixture in a bowl and set aside. Add half of the dates and the rest of the wet ingredients to the food processor. Run the processor for 30 seconds, then add the rest of the dates one at a time while the machine is running until the mixture is smooth. You might have to help out by stirring around a few times with a fork or add a dash of water.
2. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients, add almond flour and Greens+ and stir until well combined (I used my hands to really get the mixture well combined!). Press the mixture evenly into a 11 x 7-inch baking dish, make sure it becomes quite compact. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Cut into bars. Wrap them in paper and store in an air-tight container. Will keep around a week in the fridge.Can also be stored in the freezer for longer period of time.
And you will get some crumbles good for sprinkling in what you like or even just out of a snack bag!

all finished

all finished

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Goro cookies

Not leaving out Jesus and remembering Christmas’ before things got so complex.
I am selling a press to make these on Ebay. I found this recipe for the cookies and wanted to share it. Just a great Holiday tradition and those are so important to many people this time of year. So few people cook Norwegian goro “crackers” nowadays that they can become a signature gift for cooks who take the time to bake them for friends and teachers during the holidays. They are sort of a cross between a cookie, a cracker, and a waffle – not too sweet, and quite possibly the most beautiful of all Scandinavian baked goods.

INGREDIENTS
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla sugar (or 1 tsp. vanilla)
1 cup whipped cream, whipped to firm peaks
1 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp. brandy or cognac (optional)
6 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. freshly ground cardamom
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

PREPARATION
Trace a rectangular pattern the same size as your goro iron onto parchment or other paper; cut out. Spray goro iron lightly with cooking spray and heat, closed, over medium-high burner until a drop of water sizzles on the surface when opened.

Beat together three eggs, sugar, and vanilla sugar (or vanilla). Fold in whipped cream and melted butter. Stir in cognac, if using. Sift together 6 cups of flour, cardamom and cinnamon, then mix into batter. Add additional flour, if needed, until dough is very firm (it should be about the consistency of pizza dough).

Separate the dough into thirds, and roll each portion out on a floured surface to a 1/8″ thickness. Place paper pattern on dough and cut squares the size of your goro iron.

Transfer each dough square to the goro iron, close iron, and cook the first side for 3-4 minutes, pressing the iron’s handle together lightly to impress pattern upon the cracker (Note: keep a wet towel on hand to immediately wipe up any butter than leaks from the press). Flip iron and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, until both sides of cracker are golden brown.

Transfer cracker to rack to cool; while still warm, cut into the individual sections and trim off outside edges (if desired). Repeat process with remaining dough (rerolling scraps as necessary).

Freeze or store in an airtight container.

Yield: Approx. 48 goro cookies.
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GOD’S GRACE, PEACE, LIGHT, AND LOVE TO YOU ALWAYS DOREEN
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Inbox Dollars

At first I thought this is a scam of some kind. But I got my Debit ATM card today.



So I am sharing the link with you all so that you can start to earn too. I got mine from searching the web, signing up for emails about different things I am interested in, and shopping. You can also do surveys and stuff link that. I hope you check it out and use my link so we can be partners in this.
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Cook Mystery

Cooking is not a mystery.
The more heart we put out,
the more heart we put in.
To bring cooking alive we give our life. Giving
our life willingly we do not get put out.
Washing, cutting, cooking, cleaning,
exploring ways to give life to our life.
Not knowing already how or what to do,
practice feeling it
out of what is not known
through the warmth and anxiety,
not sticking to a particular way, insisting it is the only way
even though it is quite good;
open to feeling the various possibilities,
the tentative ways to giving life to our life.

To feel our left hand, our backs, our toes,
to feel out our breathing, our moving, our stance,
this is our freedom, this is our wisdom.
The mystery is that it is possible to do
what we dont know how to do. ~ unknown author

I just liked it and wanted to share it. There is some I would add. God gives us all we need and cooking seems to be just one of those things we know how to do. Is that true of you? We know right from wrong  because He guides us. God is not in this writing and it is a talent I believe He gives. Some more than others.

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Iron on Transfers using Picmonkey

First off find what you want as an iron on. There are so many wonderful projects. I am doing a T-Shirt.
Next find your picture, and resize it in paint to the size you need in inches or pixels. For my computer in paint
1 inch= 120 pixels  so   8.5 inches= 1020 pixels and 11 inches=1320pixels You can use this for many applications like making facebook covers and web site headers. This is different for different computer screens and resolutions. So you may need to figure out your own. To find this in any inch measurement, just go to paint- properties-  click inches- type in inches- then go back and click pixels.
Now on the picmonkey website go to design on main page and choose from the box transparent background.
Then go to the butterfly which is overlays and add your picture. Now you are ready to erase the background you have. Once that is done you can add your text and flip the picture for printing. Always use good quality transfer paper why waste your work scrimping if it is something you will keep for a while. I can see taking a chance for kids projects on a cheaper quality.   Post pictures of my shirt when I finish it. Oh no let it be soon I can’t wait.

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Contract with Myself

I, Doreen, hereby agree and commit to take the following steps to achieve my goal to walk more like Jesus.
I will read the word of God daily, and pray more.
I will be more concerned for others and less concerned about myself.
I will have purpose and walk according to God’s word by showing more love.
I will tell others about Jesus. Sincerely Doreen
Some Bible verses on contracts:

Galatians 3:15 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified.

Hebrews 6:17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath,

Proverbs 22:26 Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts.

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