Wednesday, June 23, 2010


My mom was telling me about this and I have seen them around town. I decided to try it and I loved it! I ordered a lite basket and it was only $12.95. They have designated locations and times to pick them up.

In my basket I got
2 heads of lettuce
bunch of green onions
2 florets of broccoli
bunch of radishes (I don't know if I like them, but it will be a good opportunity to try them.)
1 red pepper
1 tomato
4 oranges
3 lemons
4 plums
2 white peaches
basket of strawberries

I thought it was a great deal! It also gives you stuff that you don't usually use, so you get to try new things.

With all of my veggies I made my own Rumbi Grill rice bowls, they were delicious. With the fruit I made an amazing smoothy and added some spinach that I had in the fridge to add in some iron.

Well I tried to link it to their website, but I am not very smart and couldn't get it to work, but you can see the web address, so type it in! :)

Rissa's Birthday Purse

I love these random bags, I love the random colors, anything goes on these bags. Thanks Ginge for the fabric! The flowers are made from the lining of the old man jackets that I cut up for the wool. I know that sounds gross, I washed them! I wanted to put big rings on the straps, I looked every where in Cache Valley, I went to all of the craft stores and hardware stores and found nothing. I went in this one hardware store and I felt really out of place! So if anyone knows where to find them let me know. I also looked online and had no luck, but I am not very good with finding stuff online.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Rissa's Birthday Dinner


Ingredients for Eggrolls


1/2 Package of Vermicelli noodles (if you can't find these, the bean noodles work, they may even be the same thing, I have no idea.)
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
2 scallions, slice into thin pieces (if you don't have them or can't find them, you can use a yellow onion.)
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 bag of match stick carrots
1 Handful of snow peas, thinly sliced length wise
1/2 bag of spinach, chopped
1 handful of bean sprouts
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp of fish sauce
2-3 Tbsp of soy sauce
1 package of spring roll wrappers


Start cooking noodles, cook as package directs.

Heat oil in wok, add ginger, scallions, and garlic. Saute for one minute.

Add carrots, and snow peas. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add spinach, sprouts, cilantro, fish sauce and soy sauce.

Cut noodles, about 2 inch pieces. (They won't be easy to cut because they get stuck together, so just chop them up a bit.) Cook 3-4 minutes. Let cool and then put a spoonful in spring roll wrappers. Put the ingredients in diagonal and fold in two diagonal ends and then roll. I dip my fingers in water and rub on the corner to stick it to the roll. You can beat an egg white and coat them, I never do. Fry in wok. Enjoy!

Coconut Shrimp Curry
Recipe from Sunset Magazine February 2010
Serves 4 Time 20 minutes

cumin, turmeric, garam masala, and paprika


2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp. of each cumin seeds, ground turmeric, garam masala, and paprika
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 lb peeled, deveined medium shrimp
1 can coconut milk
1 tsp. kosher salt
3 cups cooked basmati rice
1/4 cup of cilantro leaves


1. Heat oil in a large frying pac over medium heat. Cook onion until soft, about 2 minutes. Add spices, garlic, and shrimp and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add coconut milk an dsalt, simmer 10 minutes.

2. Spoon curry over rice. Garnish with cilantro.

My additions to the recipe:

I added about a cup of each:
Red Pepper
Because I added so many other veggies, I doubled the spices, and added another can of coconut milk. This fed 6 and then some left overs. Also if you want to give it more spice add some jalepeno pepper or some serranos. I also added some chili powder because I didn't have either of those peppers. This recipe is very tasty and easy! I cooked mine in my tagine (clay pot type thing.) But a wok or big frying pan would work.