August 31, 2011

Hunger Games and Twilight!

For the Hunger Games Fans out there! I am in love with these books, maybe even more so than Twilight! And for those of you that know me, it's a very big deal to me to beat that, Ha ha. Anyway, Enjoy the teaser trailer!

For those of you that do know the books, The role of Johanna Mason is still up for grabs. I would love to be that little bag of sass and to mouth off to Katniss! ha ha.

Breaking Dawn aka the next Twilight! I'm also excited to see this. Enjoy.

Salsa, Black Bean Hummus, Guacamole, and Bean Dip!

These 4 recipes coming up have become my new vegetarian comfort foods!!! I love eating healthy.

This delicious Salsa serves about 3 people as a meal, or 7-10 people as an appetizer. This is a great mild, or base salsa. If you wish for something spicy, simply add spicy ingredients desired or more garlic. I prefer to eat this with Costco's Kirkland organic corn chips.

2 giant Tomatoes, chopped
1 thin slice of Red Onion
1 clove Garlic (minced)
7-10 stems of Parsley leaves
7-10 stems of Cilantro leaves
1/2 Lemon, juices
1/2 Lime, juices
Dash of Garlic Salt

Chop up ingredients to desired size, place in a large mixing bowl, and mix. Then You're done! Super nummy, Super healthy. Michael and I had this last night along with my Black Bean Hummus. Also, delicious with Kirkland organic corn chips.

1 can of Black Beans
1 clove Garlic (minced)
Dash of Garlic Salt

Drain Beans and save the juices in separate bowl and set aside. Pour beans into vita mix. Add clove of minced garlic to vita mix and a dash of Garlic Salt. Return to bowl of bean juice and add half the juices into the vita mix, and discard the rest. Blend in vita mix on variable speed going no faster than a 4 or 5. Blend until texture is like typical re-fried beans.

1 note about beans, they are interchangeable for with other beans such as Kidney Beans and Red Beans. Some are just a little blander than others. So play with it and have fun! The other day I mixed Kidney Beans, and Black Beans together and it was great.

My guacamole! This is my pride and joy, and has become a very dear friend to my heart, aka my main comfort food. ha ha. Anyway, This is my BASE guacamole.

3 Avocados
7-10 stems of Parsley leaves
7-10 stems of Cilantro leaves
1/2 Lemon, juices
Dash of Garlic Salt

Put Avocados, Lemon juice, and garlic salt in Vita Mix along with already chopped Parsley and Cilantro. Blend on variable speed going no higher than a 4. Blend until desired consistency in reached. That's it! Best served with Kirkland organic corn chips from Costco!

Add these ingredients if you want to spice up your guacamole a little, it's still mild, but more interesting.

1 thin slice of Red Onion, chopped
1 clove Garlic (minced)
1/2 giant Tomato, chopped

Blend chopped onions and minced garlic in with the guacamole mixture, but not the tomatoes. Chop tomatoes and STIR into guacamole mixture after blending is done! Then you're done! Yay!

And now for the finale! And you didn't think there could be more!!!

Breann's Bean Dip:

Layer my Hummus doubled, Guacamole, then Salsa!

Here are more specific instructions: Double hummus recipe, Pour into 8x6 casserole dish, Cool in refrigerator for a few hours, covered. Then make the BASE guacamole, and layer that over hummus softly with spatula, DO NOT STIR OR MIX TOGETHER! You want the layers. Then use about half of my base salsa and layer that over the guacamole. Done!

Then you have super yummy, super healthy, vegetarian bean dip! This is a lovely appetizer for about 8-12 people. Or just a yummy meal for 3 or 4.


"I think this is the best bean dip I have ever had." -Daniel Johnson

(And a personal note, he's the picky eater of the family. You can't beat that! Healthy AND delicious.)

If any of you are wondering why I've been eating so healthy lately, read The China Study, by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Believe me, you'll start changing the way you eat too!!! ha ha. Enjoy your food and may you all be healthy!

August 26, 2011

My Awesome Salad!

So the other day I made this really yummy salad that's easy. Super healthy and natural. The apples in it were a HUGE hit, My big 5 qt. metal bowl filled to the top was all eaten. Anyway, enough talk, let's eat.

1 1/2 heads of Romain Lettuce
2 large handfuls of Spinach
1 large giant Tomato
1 Fuji Apple

Wash all produce. Chop Romain into bite size pieces and place in bowl. Dice the Tomatoes and the Apples into about 1/2 inch cubes. Place Spinach, Apples, and tomatoes in bowl. Mix.

1 cup basic Italian Dressing
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1 Lemon
7-10 stems of Parsley
4-5 stems of Cilantro

Chop Parsley and Cilantro into tiny pieces. Michael showed me a great trick of using our nut chopper to accomplish this much faster than with a knife. Squeeze all the Lemon juice into a bowl. Add Italian Dressing, Olive Oil, Parsley, and Cilantro to Lemon bowl and whisk.

Pour dressing over the salad mixture and toss. Then you're done! It's delicious and healthy.

August 13, 2011

I need your help with my IMDb!

Most of you guys have plenty of friends that have Facebook (FB) accounts. I was hoping you guys could do me a huge favor that's really easy, could you make a post that encourages your friends to like my page? It could be something like this if you want to copy and paste.

I know a lot of you guys have FB pages and I was wondering if you could like my sisters/daughters IMDb via Facebook. Liking the link is really easy. The following is a step by step instruction. If you don't have a FB account it's still helpful to her if you just follow the link and check out the page.

1) Just click on Breann Johnson IMDb.
2) Then sign onto your Facebook account, click on the IMDb window.
3) You will see on the right side directly below the first advertisement from the top a like button in Facebook blue. Click that. Then you're done!

I literally went through my entire friends list and e-mail everyone personally a quick note about this to show you some of my devotion. The list includes about 820 people and through that somehow I got 1,106 likes. The word spreads and people are responding very well. So please have faith in me! This is a really easy thing to do, but means a huge favor to me! Super Thank you in advance! I really appreciate it!