Yes, I’ve been gone awhile. I’ve been a little preoccupied with a few really important things. I know you all understand. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
I’ve also been two-timing you. I started another blog. It had nothing to do with cooking, so I didn’t think it was relevant to share here at Live, Laugh, Cook & Eat. I know some of you have been following my adoption journey at My Truth, and I appreciate that. But I think I’m ready to get back to cooking and sharing. I am still hoping to share any new developments at My Truth (and I am hoping there will be some–soon).
But for now, let’s get back to all things culinary.
Recently, the family went to Cabo San Lucas and spent a week at our timeshare at Villa Del Palmar.
Before Guy and I were married and for a few years after, we used to go every year. We loved it (except for maybe that one year when I almost got washed away by that rogue wave).
We loved the sun, the sand, the laid back vibe . . . and especially the food. Okay, I also liked the tequila. Still do. That may be what keeps me going back at this point. It’s certainly not that I still look good in a bikini–because I don’t. But the tequila still tastes damn good.
On this most recent trip, I discovered Green Juice, or Jugo Verde. It was at breakfast one morning–I may have been just a tiny bit hungover. In my state of half-consciousness, I made the snap decision that the Green Juice looked like it had enough anti-oxidants in it to be good for me. Turns out it did. By the end of the trip I couldn’t get enough of it. And it had a magical effect on my hangover(s). Bonus!
JUGO VERDE (Green Juice)
- 1 rib celery, chopped
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
- handful of spinach or baby kale
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice
- 2/3 cup diced nopales (pear cactus paddles)
- handful of fresh parsley
- 8-10 mint leaves
- juice of 1 lime
- water, as needed
Blend all ingredients together in a blender, adding water as needed. Strain through a medium sieve and chill. Serve cold.
so glad you are back here….I grow prickly pear cactus in my yard…I can eat those paddles???? I just might try some green juice.
Thank you, Lisa! Yes, I think you can eat those paddles! Although it may be easier to just buy them already prepped and cleaned at the grocery store!
Welcome back!! Looks like a great green drink to try – I keep meaning to try a green drink – maybe I need to go to Cabo to have the full effect & benefit ( :
Thanks, Tina! Over the past few months, I’ve had so many good intentions about getting back to food blogging . . . life gets complicated sometimes! Let me know if you try the juice. 😉
For the record the wave picture was my one and only artistic contribution to our family photo album.
And a good one it is! 🙂
Some people want to know what you did AFTER you snapped the picture and the wave swept me away! 😉
You’ll have to make some for me because you know I’ll never do it myself! LOL
Lisa–you’ll know I’ll make it for you! We just need to find some time to catch up!
I just saw pear cactus in a stall at the farmers market and was wondering what I could do with them. NOW I know and will be giving this a try–thanks, Laureen! 🙂
Brett! Great to hear from you! Let me know if you try it!
You’re back to blogging! We’ve missed you…on both blogs! Although I am a little fearful of green drinks, this sounds really refreshing and I would try it!
You would love it! You mostly taste the pineapple and mint. Really refreshing. And if you’re afraid of the cactus, you can leave it out and just use another celery rib and more cucumber. 😉