Friday, August 16, 2013

I know this is random...but maybe you'll like it!

So, I made a very short film for a contest, went to upload it to their page, and they shut down the contest 6 hours earlier than they advertised! It was for and Lou Ferrigno endorses their computer products - for computer memory and things.

The contest was to make a 30 seconds or less video of you making your best ROAR at the computer like you were frustrated at it. Here's what I was going to submit. I hope you like it! :)

UPDATE: I was able to submit this video to the contest! Their website's glitch was fixed! Yay! Wish me luck! ;)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Car Ride for Saba, Police Chase, and a Tour of Nearby Parks!

Kurt and I were recently given an actual video camera by my generous sister and brother-in-law! Thanks Aim and BW! So now we can film things without having to lug around our lap top. We're so high tech now!

So we decided to take our new camera on an outing. Some exciting things happened during the drive - and some stretches of chatting.  Cute views of Saba and the nice scenery is a bonus too! Enjoy!

Red Lentil Soup

Hi All!

This recipe is a family favorite. I think my mom invented it, I just added the kale! It's a great way to have a kind of creamy soup since the lentils break up and lose form, and all the veggies make it super tasty and healthy too!

Last night, I read that gram-for-gram, cooked kale has more calcium than milk. So get your greens in for healthy bones, people! :)


1 cup of split red lentils, sorted for imperfect lentils and small stones
3 carrots, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium zucchini, chopped
3-6 leaves of kale, depending on size, de-stemmed and chopped into thin ribbons
olive oil
salt, pepper, garlic powder


In a saute pan, add about a tablespoon of olive oil, and heat to medium. Add chopped carrots, onions and celery. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Saute over medium heat for about 10 to 15 minutes - until onions are translucent and veggies are soft.

Meanwhile, place sorted lentils into a sieve and rinse under running cold water. Bubbles will appear among the lentils as you rinse them. Rinse until no more bubbles appear! I think this helps them become more digestible...

Fill a soup pot about half way with water. Place lentils, a teaspoon of salt, and some pepper into the water and stir. Heat to boiling. Turn down to a simmer. Skim off any foam that the lentils produce. This will also help with digestion! Let simmer 15 minutes.

Stir in sauteed veggies into the pot. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Add zucchini and simmer for another 15 minutes.

Add kale and simmer, once again, for another 15 minutes.

Test the soup for seasoning, and adjust for taste. Serve soup over some brown rice if you want to make a more filling meal.


Friday, August 2, 2013

Sweet Potato Home Fries

In attempt to make home fries a tad healthier, we swapped sweet potatoes for regular white potatoes. Funnily enough, we had orange bell peppers that matched the potatoes, too! These home fries were actually better than regular ones! They are really flavorful and the addition of spinach lets you get some greens in!

This is my portion. Kurt had some too!


1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 small orange bell pepper, chopped
1 large handful of baby spinach
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste


Peel and chop sweet potato. Boil or steam potatoes until just fork tender. Don't overcook. Drain or remove potatoes from steam.

Heat large saute pan to medium heat. Add sweet potatoes, onion, bell pepper, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cover to let cook, occasionally removing lid to stir, about 5 minutes.

When onion and bell pepper is soft, add spinach and garlic. Saute for another minuted or two.

Serve immediately and enjoy!