A week or two ago, I made my mom’s Chicken N Goo recipe for the Mr. As I was pulling out all of the ingredients I realized I didn’t buy any cream of chicken soup! I tend to do that often – … Continue reading
Salsa Verde Recently on my trip to the commissary, I was picking up some tomatillos to make some salsa verde for our housewarming party, and an elderly woman passed by me and asked what I did with them. I briefly … Continue reading
Homemade Pizza Sauce This past week Mr Marine and I were snowed in, in a late winter snow storm. This weekend it should be in the 60s! While we were deciding what to have for lunch, we noticed we had … Continue reading
I absolutely love Starbuck’s Cool Lime Refresher and when I saw FitSugar’s Green Tea Lime Cooler on Pinterest I know I had to jump on it. I love the idea of replacing my morning and afternoon coffees with tea instead. It gives you that same pick-me-up PLUS antioxidants MINUS all the sugar and creamer and jittery feeling and caffeine crash you get from coffee.
I was first introduced to yerba mate by some Argentines I worked with a long time ago. They drink it almost all day, loose leaf out of gourds with a metal straw. It contains twice as much caffeine as black tea, but half as much as a cup of coffee. This makes it perfect for me because regular green tea isn’t enough to get me moving in the morning, but coffee is almost too much. For more benefits of yerba mate click here.
4 cups of Green tea (yerba mate)
Juice from 1 lime
1-2 tsp sugar or agave nectar
Handful of ice
Quart-sized mason jars
- Boil water and steep tea for between 3-5 min, depending on the strength of the tea
- Add sweetener and lime juice and allow to cool
- Save tea in mason jars and allow to chill in the fridge. (I’ll usually make a quart the night before and leave it in the fridge to use on an as-needed basis)
- Throw some ice cubes and enjoy!
- A Yerba Mate Crash Course (mensjournal.com)
- Caffeine Without The Shakes – Best Sources Of Energy (hackcollege.com)
- Tea! (321irony.wordpress.com)
This recipe I pulled from allrecipes.com when Mr. Marine and I were searching for a new way to do boneless skinless chicken breasts. One bite and it became my new favorite chicken dish. It’s simple and chances are you already … Continue reading
I wasn’t quite sure what to call this. It’s kind like Pho, but not really, and it’s so much better than just regular Ramen, but I decided to keep it simple. You know how they say women should have one … Continue reading
For my first recipe in the Frugal Foods series, I’m sharing one of my absolute favorites. Since ketchup is comfort food for me (one of Mr Marine’s pet-peeves about me) and shrimp just seems so luxurious, this hits all the … Continue reading
Mr. Marine and I are officially moved in! We have a few more big pieces of furniture to bring over, and small things to organize and arrange, but those are all just finishing details we can take care of as time … Continue reading
My stepdad made these for me the other day and absolutely blew my mind! So simple, so decadent, so vegetarian, SO GOOD! Take a large fresh loaf and cut slices of bread out of it. Smear with hummus. Add slices of … Continue reading
I mentioned last week how a good friend of mine gifted me with a large amount of fresh venison. I absolutely love everything about venison, so without boring you with it’s virtues, here’s how I cooked one of the two … Continue reading