Fast Week So Far

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Books Music & Movies | 0 comments

Happy Hump day Turnips. Thank goodness this week is going by some what fast, for me. How about you. I really try to enjoy each day, or at the very least pick out something positive from the day. However, I can’t help but have an “I’m so ready for this semester to be over” attitude. I’m taking classes I have to take, which I don’t really enjoy; so I’m this is where that attitude stems from; so, when I say it’s been a fast week so far, I’m jumping up and down! Enjoy your day, oh and have listening to this song as much as I have been? I just LOVE it….

 

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Pot Pie

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Health & Food | 0 comments

Are you getting in the mood for fall? I am and here’s the perfect looking fall recipe , just to get you in the mood, from The Kitchen .

Vegan Tofu and Vegetable Pot Pie

Serves 2

Crust
1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 stick or 1/2 cup frozen Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks
Ice water

Filling
8 ounces super or extra firm tofu
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 celery rib, diced
1 carrot, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Russet potato, diced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
1 teaspoon finely chopped sage
1 teaspoon thyme leaves
Salt and pepper

Special Equipment
2 (12-ounce) ramekins or other oven-safe dishes

For the Crust (Part 1)

The secret to this crust is chilling the ingredients and tools. Place the flour in a mixing bowl and chill in the freezer while you are preparing the filling. Also place a pastry blender or fork in the freezer.

For the Filling

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Cut tofu into 1/3-inch dice and press between clean kitchen towels or paper towels to rid of excess water.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook tofu until golden on all, or most, sides. Remove tofu from skillet and set aside.

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the same skillet. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic and sauté until onion is translucent.

Add potato to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until tender but not mushy.

Add flour, nutritional yeast, and soy sauce to the skillet and stir into the vegetables.

Add vegetable broth and stir until combined, scraping all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

Add tofu, peas, sage, and thyme and stir until combined.

Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.

For the Crust (Part 2)

Take the supplies out of the freezer.

Cut the Earth Balance into smaller cubes or slices and add to the flour. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut the mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Then, using your hands, quickly rub the mixture together so that the Earth Balance is absorbed into the flour.

Gradually drizzle ice water into the bowl, mixing with the pastry blender or fork until the dough just comes together.

Quickly shape the dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Place on a floured surface a roll out to 1/8 inch thick.

Place the ramekins upside-down over the dough and use a paring knife to cut out circles about 1/2 inch larger on all sides.

Assemble and Bake

Divide the tofu and vegetable mixture between the ramekins.

Place a dough round over each ramekin and tuck the sides under to form a thicker crust around the edge. Press to seal around the edges of the dishes and crimp with a fork. Cut a slit in the middle.

Bake in the oven until golden and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

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Try By Colbie Caillat

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Books Music & Movies | 2 comments

Here is a wonderful and encouraging song called Try by Colbie Cailat. I hope you have a great Monday and week!

 

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Put your make-up on
Get your nails done
Curl your hair
Run the extra mile
Keep it slim so they like you, do they like you?

Get your sexy on
Don’t be shy, girl
Take it off
This is what you want, to belong, so they like you
Do you like you?

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try
Yooou don’t have to try

Get your shopping on, at the mall, max your credit cards
You don’t have to choose, buy it all, so they like you
Do they like you?

Wait a second,
Why, should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you?

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to bend until you break
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try

You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try
Yooou don’t have to try

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try
You don’t have to try

Take your make-up off
Let your hair down
Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don’t you like you?
Cause I like you

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Rainy Day Weekend

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Fashion & Popular Products, Good Ideas & How To's | 0 comments

It’s been gloomy with drizzles of rain for the past two days, her in TX; and believe me it’s a welcomed change from the 106º weather we have been having. What are you up to this weekend? I’m going to work on some homework and then cuddle on the couch and watch some Disney movies. Here are some fun links from around the web and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

 

I love the look of street style.

 

 

Beautiful shelving from The Container Store.

 

 

My sis said this was the best lip balm ever, it even has a hint of color.

 

 

Great workout tank-top!

 

 

An ineradicable website with inspiration which helps your remodel you home.

 

 

 

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Did You Hear?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Life & Adventures | 2 comments

In past posts, I have linked Young House Love (one of my favorite  DIY blogs) to Turnip Tootsie. They have just announced, that after 7 years of blogging, they are taking a break. John and Sherry (the creators of YHL) have recently had their second child, and told their readers they felt their passion for there blog was slowing. They also asked for their readers to give any suggestions they might have. I was shocked as I read some of the brutally honest and somewhat mean spirited reply’s (you can find the comments here, make sure you click on the comments and then scroll down a little).

Anyway, all that brought me to these thoughts… Even if someone asks you for an opinion, there is always a kind and loving way to go about doing this. WWJD still works today, as passé and cliche as it might be. Fans that follow blogs can be, well demanding and mean at times (of course not any of you). When I started my little blog all I wanted was for it to take off and become BIG, but then I started school, and I moved to Texas, which is nowhere near as exciting as living in Hawaii (I lived in HI when I first started blogging.) Then the biggest punch to the gut, I lost my advertising for my blog; and now knowing serious blogging readers would want way more of me then I could ever give, I’ve been at peace with keeping Turnip Tootsie “small time”  At the top of my blog under “Turnip Tootsie” is says A little fashion, a little food, a little tidbit, to put you in a feel good mood. And that’s exactly what I try and center TT around. Turnip Tootsie is not the blog where go to read a long interesting post, its a quick idea, thought, song, or recipe. And it has a small wholesome following. So for those of you who look forward to the small tidbit posts that Turnip Tootsie offers, I say thank you. I will tell you I have flirted with the idea of taking a break from TT, but for now I truck on. My love to you all.

<3

T

 

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