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Pond Scum and Other Discoveries

Juicing.  Supposed to be great, do a person worlds of good.  …But that only works if you can swallow what comes out of the juicer.

As you may have deduced, I’ve run across a recipe I didn’t like.  It was called “Mean Green Juice.”  My husband made it for both of us to have for lunch today.  When I started getting hungry this afternoon, I took a swig of what I expected to be a very fresh-tasting vegetable juice with a little tang.  What I smelled and tasted was gross.  Utterly disgusting.  …But I chugged it down 3 gulps at a time.  It was a struggle.  The Hubby texted me from work.  He called it “Pond Scum.”  I agree wholeheartedly!  Yuck!

Tonight, we decided to do something warm and tomato-based.  I call it my “Beginner’s Luck” recipe because it turned out great, but I’m not sure how much actual skill was involved.

Beginner’s Luck
A Fresh, Hot Juice Recipe
(serves 2)

Put through the juicer:
1 bunch parsley (about 2-3 cups if it were chopped)
2 medium tomatoes
8 plum tomatoes
4 cloves garlic
2 handfuls fresh basil
1/2 sweet or white onion
dill (you decide how much)
oregano (you decide how much)

Heat juice on the stove.  (Yes, silly, use a pan!)
Salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy!

It was AMAZING!  The Hubby was amazed.  I was amazed.  The Child thought it smelled good, but opted for chicken.

Something else I discovered…never juice while wearing nice clothes or if you’re dressed to go out.  I stained my brand new shirt this morning.  Three times.  Sadness.

Am now officially going through withdrawal.  Headache.  Upset stomach.  Weird feeling.  But Day #2 is over.  Eight to go.  I can do it…as long as The Child keeps her mashed potatoes out of my face.