How I roll:
I gotta get myself one of those.
-Playing with Karen, who came over to do taxes
-2 episodes of House Hunters
–Open Sky work on new products to store
Laura from On the Threshold of Greatness sells a cool green cleaner called Shaklee. [I hear it was featured on Oprah!?] Loving all tings eco and green, I gladly accepted a sample to test out. I’ve been using Mrs. Meyers cleaner for a while now and it gets the job done, but I feel that there are times when I could use something more powerful.
The pack came with a bottle of the super concentrated cleaner and 3 different bottles for different concentrations of the cleaner for different cleaning projects. One for windows, one for all-purpose and one for de-greasing.
One bottle of the Basic H2 Organic Cleaning concentrate makes 48 gallons of cleaning liquid!!
Claims to fame:
- No harmful fumes
- Doubly concentrated
- Biodegradable Surfactants
Love that the bottles include the recipe proportions. I mixed some up right away!
Seeing as our house is on the market, I’ve been doing a LOT of cleaning. I’m happy to say this cleaner got the powder bath mirror cleaner than it’s been in weeks. I noticed this when I went to the bathroom and looked up and almost did a double take at myself because I was so crisp and clear in the mirror! HA!
Also de-greased the stove after dinner and it worked well there too. I did have to use a paper towel because I think my microfiber cloth was just pushing the grease around, but once I switched, worked like a charm.
I think the biggest CON of this cleaner is one of its PROs: there’s no beautiful herbal smell! Guess that’s good for my lungs 😉
Want to win some? Email [email protected] to enter!
I got hungry for a snack ’round 4PM and dolled up this yogurt parfait
Emily made some of Ashley‘s Quinoa Granola and brought me a taste! I layered it with Oikos and devoured. The quinoa was not crunchy, but it was really chewy in a really good way. Loved it with the yogurt, and especially all the nuts I found embedded in the mix!
The only drawback: my tongue did not fit in this glass to lick the rest out!
What do you get when you cross a potato with a bored husband?
GNOCCHI! [Sweet potato version recipe here]
We bought a bag of priced-to-sell russet potatoes this week and Matt was itching to make something this afternoon and I suggested gnocchi. Yummmmmmm! Pillowy, doughy treats! He made at batch for the freezer as well!
We decided to coat the gnocchi after searing in some Bertolli sauce provided by the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program.
And decided the Four Cheese Rosa sauce would probably go well with the potatoy pillows.
Wish they had left out the modified corn starch, and this stuff was very calorie dense. But we didn’t use much to balance that out.
When I know I’m having a calorie dense entree, I pair it with nutrient dense sides – like sauteed shrooms and garlicky mustard greens!
All portioned out
To put it as politely as possible, neither of us liked the sauce at all 🙁 But the gnocchi underneath were fabulous!
And the sauteed greens with cremini mushrooms and garlic hit the spot
After dinner I totally found myself thinking about all the desserts I could eat just to cleanse my palate when I was not hungry in the slightest!! I don’t’ often chew gum because the artificial sweeteners in it have given me GI troubles in the past, but I’m chewing a piece now for the garlic breath (two nights in a row!!) and it took my cravings right away. Almost ALL of my cravings for sweets are in my mouth as opposed to my stomach, head or heart!
Going to back up my bags for the workweek 😥
I had such a great weekend!