"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label v-8. jen's favorite meal ever.... Show all posts
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Simple Recipe: UPDATED

I love V-8! But to be honest I love V-8 as a base for my daily breakfast soup and not as a cold drink. In fact I do not like V-8 cold. Now that I have shared another quirky trait I have, I better share my new found recipe for V-8.

1 can tomato sauce
3 cups water

2 peeled carrots diced
2 celery stalks diced
1/4 cup fresh parsley
3 radishes diced
1/4 cup chopped onion
8 fresh spinach leaves chopped
2 cups tomato juice
salt and pepper to taste

Mix the tomato sauce and 3 cups water together. Add the remainder ingredients together.

That was the recipe I had~ so I had to plot out what next- so I decided to slowly bring the mix together to a boil. Once boiling I reduced the heat for five minutes to low. Strain the juice(if you have chickens or compost-save the veggies) and you are done.

The juice is now ready for Jennifer's breakfast. I mix V-8(or veggie-6) together with 1 cup red beans and 1 cup kidney beans. For lunch I usually add 1/2 cup of rice to the soup. It last three to four days...and I love it. Oh and for the above recipe I used the entire tomato sauce/water that I mixed together.

There is no need to explain how healthy this is for you. Remember it is not about dieting but modifying your life to eat and enjoy the healthy things in life.


When I use the canned V-8 it has 46 oz(1.36 L) and it last for three to four days. Traditional American breakfast consist of cereal for the children, once we began living more simple, I assessed the cost of the cereal(first) then the nutrition. Funny when we could afford to shop without budgets I never looked at the nutrition. Now I realize how unhealthy cereal is as a morning start. My gang is not big on my soup morning mix. They are usually an oatmeal or arroz con leche crowd!