Neener!

So today I was out in the garden and I found this poor, dehydrated little orphan baby…

Because she was the cutest thing I have ever seen and she let me pick her up, I decided to take her in. She could hardly hop away and seemed lost. We are going to try to reunite her with her mama this evening. But first I am feeding her and taking a zillion pictures…

Merhhh!

Boob pouch! Can’t I just be a kanga?

Okay okay, no more.

While I was out there I also found a BEAST of a zucchini. Who needs chemical fertilizer and GMO’s when you can get this in your front yard?!

I am definitely going to do a post very soon about why you should try to only eat local/farmers market produce. In short, they have much more nutrition than conventionally grown produce that you find in the supermarket. Since you are eating veggies anyway, you might as well get the maximum amount of vitamins and minerals out of it as you can deserve.

Today’s recipe is perfect for a hot summers day, especially here in Texas! I wish I had made it before the 4th, but c’est la vie. This is seriously the┬ábest Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho I have ever had.

Recipe: Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

1 can of diced tomatoes

1 cup of watermelon (plus a few extra balls for garnish)

1 tbsp diced white onions

a slice of lime

half a lemon

powdered ginger

chili powder

cayenne pepper

1 tbsp cilantro (plus some for garnish)

salt

Blend the diced tomatoes until they are to your desired consistency. Add 1 cup of watermelon, 1 tbsp onion, lime juice, lemon juice, 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, several shakes of chili powder and salt, a few shakes of cayenne pepper, and couple shakes of ginger. Blend again. Try it and if you would like to add anything else.

There is one more secret ingredient…

Half a shot of cointreau!

Mmm liqua in my dinna.

The cointreau is optional and totally depends on your tastes. I have had it without and it was just as delicious. Garnish with watermelon balls and cilantro. Enjoy!

Benefits:

Watermelon * a great source of vitamin A, C, B1, and B6. The antioxidants derived from the vitamin A help fight inflammation which contributes to many ailments, including heart attacks, diabetes miletus, and arthritis.

Tomatoes * also contain a LOT of vitamin A and C. Vitamin A is a potent antioxidant that has been shown in studies to reduce the effects of smoking. This does not mean it is okay to smoke, but if you do, it is a VERY good idea to make sure are getting lots of vitamin A daily. Tomatoes are also rich in lycopene, which has been proven to halt the growth of cancer cells!

Cayenne and chili pepper * both contain antioxidants and temporarily raise your metabolism!

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16 responses to “Neener!

  1. OMG!!!!!!! what freaking cuties!! i pluralized because im talking about both of you hehe <3

  2. Hahha omg I definitely LOLed at the bunny boobage! That is so adorable! Keep us updated on her!

    Floey

  3. teenagehealthfreak

    wow..thats a hunk of zucchini!!! and what a cute little rabbit!!!

  4. Is that… a gerbil? A rabbit? I don’t know what it is, but it’s SO DARN CUTE! (Hahahaha boob pouch! :D) And I’ve been trying to grow chili+bell peppers and sponge gourd (similar to zucchini and cucumber). My peppers drowned because my stupid Ikea pots DON’T drain. Jeeeesh.

    I want to try Gazpacho really badly! Maybe I could start with your version? :D

    Wei-Wei

  5. The baby kanga/bunny is adorableeeee :D I’m surprised she let you pick her up! Destiny.

    And that is one large and in charge zucchini

  6. Omg I just died of cuteness! She was dehydrated? Poor thing! And I hope the mama takes her back, but she probably won’t because of the whole “people scent” thing. But you should keep it! It’s sooo cute!

    And I tried spicy watermelon gazpacho recently for the first time. It’s divine!

  7. What a cute tiny thing! I’d want to keep her. :)

    Yum watermelon gazpacho – perfect recipe for this time of year.

  8. Dude, I am so charmed! :D That’s adorable.

    That gazpacho recipe looks nothing short of amazing. It would be so refreshing on a hot day. I love how you broke down the nutritional significance of it. =)

  9. thehungryscholar

    Oh my, so cute! I’ve never had a rabbit in my cleavage! You win!

  10. Wow that looks pretty good! I have yet to make a watermelon dish such as this although I see recipes all over the web for various ones. It was good? Hmmm… may have to break down and try it!
    And yes, that is a beast of a zucchini! ;)

  11. cute bunny – huuuuge zucchini!!!!!!! Your face is priceless!

  12. Adorable bunny!!! I think I just “awwwwwed” like 20 times. Hehe!

  13. Ahaha that is EXACTLY the face that giant zucchini deserves.

    I saw gazpacho at the raw foods buffet I went to yesterday and was thiiiiis close to getting some. Now I wish I had!

  14. Something about the cuteness of that bunny makes me want to cry inside. Cry tears of joy, of course. WHAT A CUTE BUNNY is the biggest understatement of the week. How can I express this properly? I can’t. But just know that I think your bunny is extremely cute and that you two make a lovely pair. Hopefully you can successfully reunite it with Mama of Cutie! :-)

    Hahaha, homegrown zuke tends to be GIANT. No GMO’s needed, that’s for sure! And also, I think it’s so cool that you got around to trying watermelon gazpach — I’d only heard about it recently and was really curious to know how it’d taste! Gotta try it one of these days. But first, your veggie bread. Action in the kitch this weekend!

    xo Aletheia

  15. Ahhhh I want a baby bunny!!! Why do all the ones I see just run from me!? Totally unfair. That gazpacho might make up for it though – as long as you’re the one making it for me lol (;

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