Monthly Archives: July 2014

Juicing for Lazies: Round 1

Skill level: Novice

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Juice Juice Juice

This is what I started off with… Unfortunately the orange and grapefruit were molding inside because I waited too long until I got around to using them 😦 Sad… Huge waste! One of my vices.
Also, you’ll notice the carrots are sprouting. Apparently it’s okay to use them if you wash and peel them.

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Post-wash prepping

1. Wash everything
2. Figure out grapefruit and orange are molding, toss (you probably won’t have to go through this)
3. Peel lime
4. Peel carrots, cut in half (not pictured)
5. Cut apples in half (unless they will fit in your juicer whole)
6. Compost the remains (if you can)

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Foamy AF

I bought this juicer on Amazon. It was pretty cheap, probably not the best out there which explains why the juice turns out so separated/foamy.

TIP: You’re supposed to clean the blade/strainer basket and bowl between each juice flavor so the flavors don’t mix (but I never do, of course, because I’m lazy. And if you’re reading this blog you probably won’t either).

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Straining

I need to buy one of those little strainers, but for now I’m improvising and using two colanders for now to help with get rid of the foam.

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Kind of ugly, but you get it!

Left: Apple Ginger Juice
• 6 Gala apples, ginger

Middle: Carrot Ginger Juice
• 5 medium carrot sticks, ginger

Right: Green Apple Lime Ginger Juice
• 1 granny smith apple, 1 lime, ginger

This should give you an idea of how much fruit/veggies you need to produce x amount of juice! As you can see, you kind of need a lot of produce to get a lot of juice… It gets kind of expensive if the items aren’t on sale!

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Clean up, clean upppp

The WORST part about juicing is cleaning the juicer. This is definitely what keeps me from doing it more often.

TIP: Put a plastic bag in the pulp basket to easily get the pulp out of there. Empty the pulp into your compost or trash can then recycle the plastic bag!

The juice keeps for about 3 days. I read that it’s better to fill the juice to the top of the jars!

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Gyro-ish

Not quite a gyro, not quite sure what to call it. Recipe by my boyfriend, C!
Cost: ~$6 for 3 of these bad boys (assuming you have all the spices already)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Skill level: Advanced beginner (only because of the chicken)

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Wanna be gyro

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Secret sauce ingredients

Sauce Ingredients:
• Plain greek yogurt
• Salt – only a little
• Pepper – season until desired
• Thyme – season until desired
• Garlic powder – season until desired
• Lime juice – 1/2 lime
• Fish sauce – 3/4 tablespoon
• Cilantro – finely chopped

Sauce instructions:
1. Mix ingredients into yogurt
2. Store in air tight container to keep fresh for later use!
** Sauce should be good for 3-5 days. Throw out if it smells or looks funky

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Chicken spices

Chicken spices:
• Salt
• Pepper
• Cayenne pepper
• Oregano
• Basil
• Parsley
• Thyme
• Garlic powder
• Olive oil (I usually use a spray)
• Chicken tenderloin (or breast, but we used tenderloin)

Chicken instructions:
1. Wash chicken
2. Season chicken with ingredients above for 15 minutes or longer
3. Grill chicken on stove or grill (we used a George Foreman) for 10-15 minutes until center is white (cut it to make sure or use a meat thermometer)
4. Remove from grill, cut into pieces

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Mmmm chicken

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Wanna be bread

Extra ingredients:
• Lettuce – chopped
***I actually like to use arugula but I didn’t have any at this time 🙂
• Green onions – chopped
• Red onions – chopped and grilled
• Sandwich slims – toasted
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Nomz

Voila!

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Sorry…

Apologies for being MIA yet again. WOW it’s been awhile!

Updates:
• I was galavanting around Europe for 4 months.
• I graduated from the best university in the world (UT) in May!
• I am now unemployed (ish).

Which means… I will be updating again!

xx
H