One of my favorite recipes is stuffed zucchinis. It is very easy to make and it looks beautiful on the table. I like to prepare it with small zucchinis, as shown in the picture, but if you can’t find them then the conventional type can be used as well.
Start by washing and opening a cavity in your zucchinis. I like to start with a knife and then gently carved out the insides with a spoon. Save the tops! Then filled them in with seasoned ground beef (I use salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic), chopped onions and peppers, rice, and parsley. Cover the zucchinis with their tops, and arranged them standing on a pot. My favorite brand is Le Creuset. Finally, fill your pan with a can of tomato paste diluted in enough water to barely cover the zucchinis. Let it cook covered in medium-low heat until zucchinis are tender (about 30-40mins).
My five year old daughter is starting to learn how to read. We have been focusing on sight words for a while, but we decided it was time to move on to short stories. After browsing through reading workbooks, we found this amazing book from Bob Books series. It guides your little reader through different easy to read stories. You can click here to find it. Can’t wait to get the next level one!
This week we have been into modeling clay. Modeling clay is just amazing. It is very easy to use and mess free. Our favorite is the kit below. It includes so many colors, all the tools you need, and booklet to guide you through different creations.
Click here to see the magic clay we love to play with.
Already nineteen days have passed since we started our self-quarantine. These days are consumed with homeschooling and lots of crafts, keeping the little ones entertained and sheltered from the hardships our country is going through. Homeschooling has been an experience to treasure. Teachers and parents are working together to make the best of this time.
The aloe vera plant is an amazing skin food. It is packed with skin healing and anti-inflamatory properties, which makes it my favorite skin product. All you need to do is get your hands on one aloe vera leaf and extract the gel from it. The process is very simple. Just take your leaf and wash it, peel it, dice it, and store it in the fridge.
I like to squeeze a small aloe cube on my palm and then spread the gel all over my face after cleaning and toning. There is no need to wash it off as it dries fairly quick. It leaves your face smooth and lightly moisturized. It is the best face primer I have found, plus it is completely natural. You can use it everyday to keep your complexion smooth and clear.
Oats are great for breakfast and snacking. Soaking them overnight makes them much easier to digest and their nutrients are better absorbed by your body.
To prepare them just mix in a mason jar 5 table spoons of organic old-fashioned oats, a pinch of cinnamon, few drops of vanilla extract, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, and 1 cup of almond milk. You can sweeten it with stevia, maple syrup, coconut crystals, or lucuma powder. To finish, just top with berries. Close the lid and place it in the fridge. Keeps fresh for 3-5 days.