Monthly Archives: April 2014

Kale and Sundried Tomato Pesto, yum!


Kale and Sundried Tomato Pesto, yum! 

-1/2 cup of sundried tomatoes in olive oil (jarred or from local deli)

-3 cups of organic kale (any type as long as it is fresh)

-3 cloves of garlic

-salt (season to taste)

-1/4 cup organic olive oil or rice bran oil (any oil tasting oil will do)

De-stem your kale of choice, wash, dry and chop kale roughly.  Peel garlic and leave cloves whole.  Add sundried tomatoes, kale, garlic, olive oil into food processor and process together.  Add salt and taste, season to your taste.  I like to keep some in the freezer in small batches to use later on through the week, but use this nutritious and flavourful pesto on anything!  Morning eggs, pasta dishes, add to chicken or fish dishes as a sauce, its so versatile!

Here is a picture of this pesto mixed into Mung bean (no grain) pasta with peas, seriously good for you and tastes awesome.


Hope you enjoyed this recipe, be aware and eat with care 🙂

Week.9: It begins…. again :)

So, mid-semester break is finished and this week was hard, in relation to focusing I mean. I am having trouble getting back into the swing of things because it was so relaxing to just do activities again.  But regardless, coming back in week.9 is the means to the end.  I have about 6 weeks left and this is where it counts.  I have quizzes and assignments due almost every week, plus it is time to start putting everything together for the dreaded finals!!!  I feel like, though, that I have done enough prep and kept up with things enough to not feel like my head will be exploding around finals time.  I think I am way more relaxed about these topics then I ever was about business, simply because business was extremely boring to me, yet very practical.  The prep for these finals is a lot of memorization, and I think the key here for success is organization, which seems to be a reoccurring theme throughout the semester.  I have made study guides along the way, where I summarize already summarized notes, just to make them extra easy to remember.  Also, keeping up with the reading seems to have increase my ability to understand during class, as well as, remembering diagrams.

Another, kind of annoying aspect of week 9, was my initial preparation for Quiz.2 summative for human biology: anatomy and physiology.  I took a good chunk of my mid-semester break and week.9 to study for this thinking it was going to be hard…  It was for some of the questions like the matching, but most of this quiz is diagrams from the text.  Now, I studied enough to remember these diagrams, but the rest of the notes I studied were almost useless.  Point to take from week 9 if you read this and you go to Endeavour College in the future, remember diagrams for quizzes!

On a very positive note I am happy to say that I got a great grade on my first assignment in Critical Enquiry.  The articles I used for this assignment are posted under the “interesting article” page if you would like to check them out. I think I will also post my assessment A to give anyone interested a quick look at what the teacher was expecting, as the ones on the student course outline is only considered a general example.

Well, thanks again for reading. Be aware and eat with care 🙂

Assessment A: link to my assignment 1 for critical enquiry