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pinspiration – numero cuarenta y siete

Spinach artichoke pesto pizza!  Gluten free!
Spinach-Arthicoke-Pesto-Pizza-3source: www.twopeasandtheirpod.com via Tricia on Pinterest

In the Winter of 2014, we went gluten free.  By Summer 2014 we added gluten back into our diet.  But some of the ingredients we tried stuck with us.  One of them was this quinoa flour.
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Using the quinoa flour I made the crust and then spread out the spinach basil pesto.
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Atop the peso are three layers of goodness.  Spinach, artichokes, and cheese.  mmmm..cheese!  We had some pepperoni leftover so we added it onto part of the pizza.
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All done baking!
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Nice golden crust.  MMMmmmmm!
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The gluten free pizza crust does taste pretty good.  We’ve since perfected it and now add some spices and herbs for more flavoring.  The pizza toppings and ingredients are tasteful and a good alternative to just plain cheese and pepperoni.

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pinspiration – numero cuarenta y seis

Spinach and Basil pesto!  But mostly spinach.  And NO NUTS!!
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source: www.twopeasandtheirpod.com via Tricia on Pinterest

Start by combing all ingredients and food processing.
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Which then gives you this fun liquid.
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I was using it to make a pizza so I placed half, or most, in a mason jar and saved the rest for the pizza.
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It was mighty delicious and super easy to make.  I’ll be posting the pizza next so stay tuned!

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pinspiration – numero cuarenta y cinco

This was a pinterest FAIL!

I’ve seen this regrow thing all around pinterest and facebook so I thought I’d give it a try.  Basically you take the part of the romaine lettuce that you didn’t use and place it in some water, let it re-grow, and then cut for consumption.

So, here you see that it is actually re-growing.
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And maybe a few days later when I went to cut them I saw this.  Blech!!
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MOLD!  Pinterest FAIL!!  I have not tried to do this since, I think this was sometime late 2013, and I don’t plan on trying it again.

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pinspiration – numero cuarenta y cuatro

This is the Chickpea Summer Salad.  It truly is a summer salad.  Everything is cold and it cools you as you eat.
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source: www.skinnymom.com on tricia via pinterest

I diced the onions pretty small as I’m not a huge fan of eating raw onions.  The tomatoes are halved, the beans, I think, are canned – drained and rinsed, and the corn is probably frozen that I let thaw.  That or canned.  Either one works.
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A close up of the dressing.
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All mixed together.  Oh, it looks like there’s cucumbers in there as well. oops!
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We added some feta which turned out pretty good.
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We like this salad and make it quite often during the summer.  There’s not too much chopping to do so it makes it fast and fun.

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side plantage

In Summer 2013, we went into overdrive with improving our yards.  We mowed almost twice a week, removed all the plantage that was in our front beds and replaced it with peonies, hydrangeas, and mint, and we started a small container garden.

Along those fun projects, I also wanted to liven up our back yard beds.  So I decided to go flower shopping and found these fun and pretty little things.  I don’t remember what their name is, lo siento.  I started out by placing them where they were to be planted, according to the space  required.
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Here’s a better shot of what the flowers look like.  So pretty!  I love the purple/blue petals.
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Then I started to dig the soil where it was to be planted.
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Mixed in some topsoil.
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Removed the flowers from the container and then broke up the roots a little so they could expand and grow.
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Then I placed it in the hole and covered it up with more topsoil.
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Look at the difference between the topsoil and Ohio “soil”.  Haha!
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Here is one side of the bed completed.  I then completed the other side but I guess I didn’t take a picture.
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These flowers didn’t last long.  We went on a trip and when we came back they were all dead.  =(  Boo.  Maybe when we go back we’ll replace them.

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