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Showing posts from July, 2012

Chia Seeds...wha??

Two weeks ago, I had never heard of chia seeds.  This changed when I read this post on one of my favorite blogs, THE LITTLE RED HOUSE.

It got me curious about these little, nutrition-packed seeds.  So, on my next trip to Whole Foods, I bought about 1/4 cup from the bulk bin.  I know this may seem like a pathetic amount, but these babies go for $15.99 a pound!  YOWZA!  I did see some packaged versions of the seeds that seemed to cost less than that per ounce.  I'll have to do more research.

Lots of people around the blogosphere are experimenting with these seeds and finding different ways to use them.  I was intrigued by THIS recipe for chia seed pudding (and check out the other awesome breakfast ideas on that link!).  I had heard that chia seeds soaked in water turn to gel, so I followed the extremely easy recipe, and BAM!  Chia seed pudding.  Here is how I did it:

Step 1: Mix 1/4 cup chia seeds with 2/3 cup water.  Stir for at least 3-4 minutes, until the mixture becomes thick

Let's Talk Cabbage

I've been experimenting with a lot of vegetables and foods lately.  I don't eat meat (except fish) so I'm constantly trying to find new, yummy ways to eat veggies.

Last week I decided to tackle cabbage.  There are lots of ways to eat it, but I decided to roast it after seeing several pinterest recipes floating around.  The result was...YUMMY! 

Ingredients: Olive Oil Sea Salt Pepper 1 Head of Cabbage

Step 1: Cut the cabbage into about 3/4 inch slices.  If they're too thin, they're not as good.
 Step 2: Place the cabbage pieces on a pan that is lightly seasoned with olive oil.   Step 3: Spread about a tablespoon of olive oil on each cabbage slice
Step 4: Lightly sprinkle sea salt and olive oil on each piece
 Step 5: Place them in the oven at 400 degrees for 40 minutes When they come out, they look like this:
I ate these for lunch and they were SO good and filling.  Who knew cabbage could be so good!  Feel free to season them with whatever herbs you enjoy, b…

New Beginnings for the Faulk Family!

New jobs!  New apartment!  New US!

Today Daniel starts work at Williams Gas in Salt Lake City as a Data Technician.  He was really sad to leave Ice Edge, the company he was with before, but thinks that this new job will get him closer to a career in his field (and the larger paycheck doesn't hurt either!).  Unfortunately for me this means no more daily catered lunch for Daniel = daily lunch packing for Camee.  Blah.

My new job will start in August at Jefferson Academy in Kaysville (formerly Oquirrh Mountain Charter School).  I'm super excited to finally get to teach theatre full time in my own classroom!  In Park City I was the long-term sub so it never really felt like my own program and I mostly had to follow the normal teacher's way of doing things.  At American Preparatory Academy I was the assistant theatre teacher and most definitely wasn't able to do anything the way I would do it if I were the lead teacher.  While these experiences were amazing for me, I am SO …