Archive for May, 2010

MAY 22-26, 2010

Visiting New Orleans for the first time!  Here are some photos:

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bulldog on bench

I spent 3 hours taking photos as a volunteer, for the website  http://artonalberta.org/ and here are two I took for my own pleasure, of a little boy with the Haiti t-shirt and one of a bulldog on a bench, cooling off!

little boy with uggs

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Flowers in Bloom

there are so many flowers in bloom right now and I am really looking forward to photographing them and saving them on my desktop! this one is one I planted and am reaping the rewards of the bunch

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Red Rice Salad

Yes I am actually submitting a recipe on my House Blog!  Renovation has finally ended, for now and I do love to cook, especially healthy lunches, dinners, desserts etc!

healthy lunch!

Here is Visnja’s (that’s me) Red Rice and Vegetables Lunch Salad

1 Cup Red Bhutanese Red Rice (available at New Seasons)

I whole eggplant, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds

4 small zucchini, split lengthwise

1 cup quartered white or brown mushrooms

1 sliced shallot

1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper, diced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

Handful of parsley

1 tbsp mint

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tbsp cider vinegar




Cook the red rice, 1 cup in 1.5 cups water.  Roast eggplant and zucchini in convection oven for 20 minutes on 375.  Saute mushrooms with the shallot over medium heat, in a stainless steel pan with olive oil until browned.  Chop the parsley and the mint.  Dice eggplant and slice the zucchini into 1/2 inch pieces.  Toss everything together and add olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper.

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