June 2009


This was my first time making my own sushi, and it wasn’t hard at all!  It was actually very interesting and satisfying to finally know how they make those delicious guys.  I have totally screwed up the rice here – instead of sushi rice I’ve used calrose rice and instead of cooking it with 1:1 of water, i’ve cooked it with 1:2 rice to water, which made rice very-very sticky, big, and not tasty at all.  They looked pretty though:

Vegan suhi and some california sushi

Vegan suhi and some california sushi

I’ve also made some california sushi for Mr. S. – just to make a variety of sushi.  The vegan sushi consisted of:

Avocado, carrots, and cucumber or just avocado and cucumber – easey! 

Next time I’m making sushi I’m going to buy the right kind of rice, some quality soy sause and not experiment with sushi fillings.  Update on Sushi Try #2 will be coming shortly.

Sushi Try #1

Sushi Try #1

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How could I ever forget this little thing!?

Two versions of the Diva Cup

Two versions of the Diva Cup

I think this was the object that has pushed me to start this whole blogging thing – I wanted to let the world know that I love, yes I absolutely adore the Diva Cup!  Never ever before have I had such happy periods than I do now with the Diva Cup.

Here are some of the most obvious benefits:  You do not contribute to the landfill waste and save lots of money- there are no more pads or tampons to buy – all you need to have a happy green period is a little Diva cup.  The most surprising thing is that you  never feel the thing inside of you. And sometimes it gets me scared that it’s so comfortable that  I will forget it inside and won’t remember about it at all for a few days 🙂 That haven’t happened yet, and I really hope it won’t.

My best compliments are to reliability of the Diva Cup – you can do spinning, turbo kicking, biking outside, jogging, basically anything your heart desires for approximately 10 or so hours and it will not leak or even give you a hint of it’s presence!

Like Vanessa Farquharson said in her novel ‘Sleeping Naked is Green’ – every woman should have one!

After reading a lot about the natural ways of preventing the body odour I became really interested in this Salt Crystal thing, which I was kind of skeptical about because you don’t usually put salt on your body, especially such sensitive part of the body like armpits.  But a few bloggers have written really good reviews about this product so after bumping into it at a local PharmaPlus, I’ve decided to give it a try. 

My deodorant and some antigreen dolphins

My deodorant and some antigreen dolphins

And guess what! I love it!  It works much-much better than the Lady Speedstick I’ve been using for the last four or so years.  I have yet to smell myself after biking to work, going to the fitness class, and biking back home – that is how super odour proof it is.  I like the fact that it does not block any pores (and this is how work regular antiperspirants), it just alters the growth of odour causing bacteria.  It also does not cause any rash or anything, even though it’s made with salt, I don’t feel it even after applying it to armpits righ after shaving.

Sooo..I highly recommending it to everyone looking into more healthy and green way of controlling their odours 🙂

Another cool fact – it doesn’t contain any Aluminum present in regular deodorants and antiperspirants which has been linked to breast cancer.

If any of you think that I only drink those out of this world green smothies – you are wrong!  Sometimes I just need something to make me feel pampered and that is when Strawberry Banana smoothie comes in!  I make a double batch for me and Mr. S. and sometime even some extra for the Chika Dog.  Without a single drop of milk they taste so silky smooth that it tastes more like delicious melted strawberry icecream…if you aren’t tempted yet just take a look below.

Delicious top view

Delicious top view

Tastes even better!

Tastes even better!

mmm…

Almost forgot the recipe:

1 cup strawberries (preferably frozen)

2 bananas (1 will do but it will not be as creamy)

few other berries (blueberries, blackberries, anything will do) to add to flavour

some soy milk/rice milk (about quarter of a cup) – depends on how thik you like your smoothie

Blend it all to silky smooth consistency and enjoy!

P.S. You can see some of my organic basil action here – I believe that was the first time I’ve used it.