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Monday, June 20, 2016

Father's Day Smilebox ~ Amazing Sky ~ 5 Fiber Foods ~ Martini ~ Couscous Mix ~ American Eagle Day

Good 46º clear sunny morning. Will be warmer today. I know Southern California and east are suffering in super hot weather. We hit 79º yesterday. Should be in the 80ºs today.

Yesterday, Father's Day, I took treated Brian and family, Jen Tucker & Sami at Taprock for brunch... Joining us was Jen's mom Jean and Karl, a friend of Brian's. Here is a Smilebox of the pictures: (I put a picture of the raccoons at Taprock and the caption says "bears from the bear hotel".... I got ahead of myself and the bears are after the raccoons!)
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When I came home the sky was amazing...

Ok, here is 5 more of those fiber filled foods you need to eat:

6. Raspberries

A cup of these has a whopping 8 g of fiber, and just 65 calories. Plus they are naturally low in sugar.

7. Avocado

A whole avocado packs 9.2 g of fiber, which basically is the best excuse ever to eat more avocado toast!

8. Brussels sprouts

A cup of these has 4 g of fiber. But, cook them up with some bacon and you'll probably eat more than a cup!

9. Quinoa

A cup of cooked quinoa has 5.2 g of fiber which makes a GREAT substitute for regular rice.
A great 'fried rice' recipe substituting quinoa:

10. Artichokes

A medium sized artichoke has 7 g of fiber, while a cup of artichoke hearts has 9.6 g!

Historically this date....

1893 – Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.

And births this date include....

1924 – Audie Murphy, American Medal of Honor recipient and actor (d. 1971)

1928 – Martin Landau, American actor

1933 – Danny Aiello, American actor

1942 – Brian Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys)

the 'Brian' my son was named after!

Later, since it was National Martini Day I had one... a dirty martini with Dirty Sue olive juice and some pickled asparagus..... Mmmmmmmm....

Dinner was couscous, a can of clams, chopped celery and sweet peppers, and ricotta cheese...

Everything went into the rice cooker with water and the clam juice...

Easy peezy, push the 'start' button and when it's done it shuts off and stays on 'warm' until you are ready to eat. I topped it with some roasted garlic salt and pepper.... OMGOOOOOD!!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 20th
American Eagle Day


Anonymous said...

Sweet photos at Tap Rock! The food there always looks so yummy! Especially loved the looks of your Benedict!

Cute bears! Love the "Americana" one.

I finally bought a artichoke again! I had refused to buy them for so long because the price is outrageous. WalMart had a nice big one for under $3 so I bought it and oh boy did we ever enjoy it, especially Matthew!

Hugs, XOXO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks T! Yes, those eggs were good!!! You guys crack me up... one artichoke for all of you. OMGOSH, not in my family, everyone has their own!!! OINK. oxox

Anonymous said...

If each person had their own that's all we would have as they are usually so big. I have them as a side dish with lots of other stuff.

Besides one for each person would be so expensive at the price of them.

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Getting them at Costco is usually a good bet. xo

Lydia said...

The one time I served quinoa- Gerry described it as cooked birdseed.

The other end of the spectrum - serving artichokes is as special as serving Champagne. The globes are one of God's great blessings to mankind. They are difficult to grow, have a limited range where they can be grown commercially - every penny spent spent on them is justified.

We usually clip the leaves and boil until done, serving with butter and salt- but to finish on a cedar plank and have aioli dip on the side- that's spectacular.

Oregon Sue said...

Well, it's true L, not everyone likes the same things. If we all did, it would be boring! Quinoa is like rice, adaptable to lots of additions of things you like best. Then it's good for you! Yes, Globes (California artichokes) are the best. Lots of interesting stuff to use for dipping the leaves..... xo