A lot of people make cabbage rolls with meat, but I don't. My mother made a few different forms of it when I was a child. My favorite part about this awesome Hungarian Dish is that it is honestly very inexpensive and very cheap to make. The Hungarian people call this amazing dish TÖLTÖTT KÁPOSZTA- but Americans call it Cabbage Rolls, Stuffed Cabbage, or Pigs in a blanket. My husband is coming home from Florida this weekend, he is stationed there in the Navy. His dad's side of the family is Hungarian and loves authentic food like this. Coincidentally, my mother is Hungarian as well :) So here is the recipe for the vegetarian rolls.
This is a great way to start your day!
1 frozen banana
3/4 C unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C green tea
Blend together and enjoy!
Paprikás káposzta is a native Hungarian dish that is surprisingly very easy and very inexpensive to make.. oh and did I mention healthy and delicious?!
The literal translation is cabbage & peppers. Peppers and Cabbage are a staple in the Hungarian cuisine as you will find the more you search for Hungarian recipes! So here is the recipe!
Makes 2 Servings:
1 1/2 to 2 slices of cabbage (chopped)
1/2 Cup Bell Peppers (I used red, yellow, and orange)
1 inch fresh jalapeno (minced)
1 Can organic diced tomatoes (either garlic & onion or with chilies)
1 Tbsp Curry
2 Tbsp Hungarian Paprika
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tsp Onion Powder
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Cup Mixed Wild & Brown Rice (cooked)
Sour Cream or Coconut Milk to garnish
-Chop all veggies
-Place Olive Oil & Peppers in pan to sautee about 3 minutes
-Add in cabbage, sautee about 3-4 minutes
-Add spices, stir, sautee another 2 minutes
-Add in tomatoes, juice and all, simmer abut 5 minutes
-On a plate, dish out rice, then put the vegetable mixture on top
-Optional to garnish with sour cream or the thick part of coconut milk!
As some of you know, I have posted my original ab workout- that was about a month ago! Since I posted that workout I have had an out pour of people wanting more exercises put together. I have made a vow to myself that I won't give you guys workouts that I cannot do myself or haven't tried out myself! So here is the latest challenge that I have worked up for everyone! This is a total body workout- you will sweat bullets and be very sore- but stick with it and you will be getting very cut & strong! You will blast at least 550-600 calories! The picture on the left is me! The picture on the far right is before my workout, the other 2 are me after my workout! Exhausted!
20 Minute Treadmill (speed intervals, 5.2 Jog & 6.0 Run, 2.2 incline)
20 Minute Elliptical (random, level 5)
20 Minute Bike (Manual, level 5)
75 crunches feet on the floor
75 crunches feet in the air
30 second plank
30 second side plank (each side)
standing oblique crunches (knee to elbow) 3 sets, 20 reps each side (use a 5-8 lb weight)
side bends with 5-10 lb weight, 50 each side
Squats, 25 reps, 3 sets
Squats with weight (I did 10lb dumb bell) 25 reps, 3 sets
Lunges 30 each side, 2 reps
Hip abductor machine, 20 reps, 3 sets (I used 60 lb weight)
Calf raises, 30 reps, 3 sets
Leg extensions 15 reps, 3 sets
Curls, 30 reps, 3 sets
Low Rows, 40 lb resistance, 15 reps, 3 sets
Push ups (you can do them with your knees down if need be) 12 reps, 3 sets
Bench Press, 10 reps, 3 sets use at least 20 lb weight
Burpees, 15 reps, 3 sets
10 minute jog
10 minute stretch
We all have had those tough workouts that left us exhausted, sore, and hungry! So here is a smoothie that will give your system the much needed vitamins, replenish electrolytes, and give your tummy something yummy! Here is the recipe:
1/3 Cup Blueberries
1/3 Cup Mango
1/4 Cup Pineapple
1/2 Cup Green Tea
1 Tbsp Flaxseed
1 Tbsp Chia Seed
2 Tbsp Dried Coconut
Blend together and enjoy!!
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.