Creamsicle Juice

The sweet potato adds a creaminess to the juice that reminded me of a creamsicle.

Creamsicle Juice
Recipe Type: Beverage
Author: Ray
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Serves: 2
This was a wing-it concoction that really surprised me with how great it tastes!
Ingredients
  • 1 lg sweet potato
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1/2 large gold beet
  • 2 navel oranges (peeled)
  • 1 golden delicious apple (cored)
  • 1/2 lemon (peeled)
Instructions
  1. Juice all ingredients, and pour over ice if you like…. enjoy!

Ground Beef Curry

Ground Beef Curry
Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Ray
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Serves: 6
This was quick and easy to prepare, and tasted great! Next time I will add an extra Cardamom pod and a few extra cloves though
Ingredients
  • 1.5 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. med. curry powder
  • 1 tbsp. Garam marsala
  • 2″ stick of cinnamon
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 black cardamom pods
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion – diced
  • 2 med. sized sweet potatoes – diced
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper – diced
  • 1 can (28oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can consomme
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Brown beef and drain fat
  2. Add olive oil, curry powder, cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon stick and heat for a minute
  3. Add onion, sweet potato and red pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to turn golden.
  4. Add diced tomatoes and consomme. Stir and scrape bottom of pan.
  5. Reduce heat, add frozen peas and simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes or so.
Notes
Serve over freshly cooked basmati rice

Over-rated

dc46-failOur old vacuum was on its last legs – a canister type Kenmore, and after hearing from so many people how much they loved their Dyson’s, we bought one.   Crazy expensive they are – the model we purchased was $550.
In the 3 months that we’ve had it, it’s been a frustrating machine to use – the power head keeps stopping, and with a couple hairy pets, the canister seems to fill up in no time at all.
The power cord is only about 15 feet long, so in our average sized 1950’s era home, we have to unplug, and plug it in 3 times to complete the main floor.
There is an assortment of attachments for the vacuum, but unfortunately, none are attached to the vacuum – we keep them all in a rubbermaid that is stored in a closet.
hoover-winSo, after 3 months of frustration, I decided to buy a new vacuum – this time it was a Hoover WindTunnel model – it was on sale at London Drugs for $130.  This one has a 25′ cord, so only  have to move the plugin twice to complete the main floor.  It came with a couple attachments, that clip right to the upright vacuum, so they are always handy.  The power head hasn’t stopped once yet – and the canister is at least twice as large, which is great!
The Hoover is a little bit noiser, and weighs a couple pounds more – but I think the pro’s far outweigh these cons – and the price is 1/4 the cost of the Dyson!