Where Has the Wind Gone? Oh! It Brought Pizza!

Hello, fruit and veggie munchers! It has been quite a while since I posted anything new over here. The reason for this is not a lack of interest or that I have abandoned my lifestyle. It is actually quite the opposite. I am growing healthier and happier each day and cannot wait to get back to filling this blog with some new posts. However, there are always other aspects of life that can take up your time, and that is exactly why I have been absent. I am currently preparing myself to move into a new apartment, which I am really exited about. But with joy come, of course, obstacles which has made time management really difficult.

While I am waiting to set up my new work space I am compiling a few new entries for the future. That way this blog will not look too empty while the moving madness takes place. I hope you will enjoy them!

In the meantime, I will leave the computer and enjoy this lovely crisp Sunday with some delicious veggie pizza.

IMG_4401 copy Recipe for the crust can be found here. I added a bit more water so I could smear the dough out with a spoon. So much easier and did not affect the taste at all.

Tomato sauce, gives enough for 4 big crusts:
500 g crushed tomatoes
½ cup tomato purée
1-2 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
2-4 tbsp coconut sugar
lemon juice to taste

Put all of the ingredients in a pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Taste and adjust with additional seasonings if needed. Then add the sauce on top of your crust and sprinkle on your favourite toppings. Mine were zucchini, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mushrooms, red bell pepper, corn, jalapeño and a few dusts of ground cumin. I then let it bake in the oven at 350-400° F for about 20-30 minutes.

Serve with some arugula or hot salsa. Enjoy your Sunday pizza!

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Be happy and clean, stay fruity and green!

Lemon Water

I know I have mentioned this a few times before, but I feel I have to do it yet again; lemon water is the bomb! I cannot seem to get enough of this replenishing, refreshing and cleansing stuff. It is the simplest most delicious thing that I enjoy two to three times a day.

I drink it at home, at work, at night. Lemons are known to help alkalize our bodies by counteracting acidity. It is also known for its cleansing and detoxifying properties. In Ayurvedic communities, it is recommended to begin the day with warm lemon water, which is excellent during the cold months of winter. For now, I enjoy it with my everyday drinking water and will probably add some ice once the summer arrives.

Organic lemons are key when making your own lemon water since you will be using the entire lemon. If your fruit, especially the peel, is filled with pesticides, you will be drinking toxic water. Organic lemons may not always be easy to find, but they sure are cheap and will last a long time in your fridge.

IMG_2674 - BLOGI like to use a one liter glass jar with an airtight seal simply because I do not enjoy using that much plastic. I slice up a fresh lemon and divide the slices evenly into two glass jars, fill them up with water and store them in my fridge. You can refill the jars once or twice, but the lemony taste will not be as rich as the first time. I often find that I get four liters of lemon water out of one lemon.

Now, please go enjoy your delicious lemon water!
 
Source:
http://www.stepintomygreenworld.com/healthyliving/greenfoods/health-benefits-of-
lemons/

Be happy and clean, stay fruity and green!

Hello Global Warming

As you all know, I went hiking two days ago. The weather was then very mild, although slightly chilly and there was almost no snow to be seen. Today I woke up to this:

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I think I was in shock for quite a while after opening the blinds. How could this have happened? This winter has been really strange; first no snow at all, and then, toward the end of January, heaps of snow came all at once. Only a few weeks later, it all disappeared and it has been gray and rainy ever since. If this is not a sign of global warming, then I do not know what is…

Be happy and clean, stay fruity and green!