Friday, May 2, 2008

It's Italian - Day 63

Tonight is going to be a quickie.....sweet hubby seems a bit cranky, so I'll keep this short and sweet. Sometimes you gotta just take care of "big daddy." Today I made a really tasty juice that was inspired from a great Italian classic....here's the recipe:

Bruschetta:

1 pint (or more) grape or cherry tomatoes
1 sweet Vidalia onion (you can red or other variety)
1 bunch basil
2-3 cloves garlic
1/2 head celery
1 red bell pepper
1/2 large cucumber
juice of one lemon
freshly ground pepper, to taste
Celtic Sea Salt, to taste

9 comments:

MARYYX said...

Hi Penni
Meant to email you today - but forgot.

I have been juicing with my new Greenpower twin gear juicer. Initially when I tried using my VitaMix and the nut milk bag idea - I think I was doing it wrong, I would try to twist the bag and force the juice out. Just before my new juicer arrived, I figured out it was better to just sort of "milk" the bag, rather than trying to force the juice out.

Maybe I should go back to that idea. I get really frustrated when I spend 2-3 hours juicing in the morning - and that's not counting the cleanup afterwards.

Now that Tom is quite interested in the juicing as well, I have a LOT of juice to make in the morning! With him trying to quit smoking things get a little tense around here lately - and I don't want to put any more stress on his plate because I really want him to be successful in getting off the cigarettes. I could hardly believe it when I found out he had been smoking again. He had been trying to "protect" me from knowing.

Hugs
Maryyx

Hanlie said...

That sounds delicious! I might just give it a try!

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe! I can't wait to try this juice later today - I am just one sweet onion short... but not for long :)

Melissa said...

Hey Penni,

I hope you realize what a gift it is to create a juice to substitute for a mouth-watering food. You are truly amazing!

Love ya,
Melissa

Wendi Dee said...

Yum! That looks delicious.

I hope Big Daddy is in better spirits today. ;-)

Lots of love to you,

Wendi
XOXOXO

Lisa, aka Pixywinks said...

I'm going to try this juice today. I passed along yesterday's recipe to my friend who is doing a modified JF, and she sent me an e-mail this morning raving about it!

I'm going back to juice for a couple of days at least to give my nose a chance to heal.

Thanks for your recipe generosity!
Pixy Lisa

Michelle said...

Juice Chef Penni strikes again. That looks simply divine! You are awsome!

Vegannosaurus Rex said...

consider this recipe stolen...

HiHoRosie said...

That sounds divine - probably made the house smell good too. :)