Garlic Scape Vegetable Omelet and Saving My Face from Age…

Hi everyone and please click on the title of this post to read more. I have something very informative for you today, but also a bit alarming. I finally used the gift certificates my friends gave me last year to get a facial, something I do every few years, maybe every five years. It was a great facial at a Spa called Sahana Spa named Tamara). The only info I ever retained about skin care is that you need to exfoliate and moisturize. I never thought much about why, mainly because my skin isn’t bad and I never had bad acne as a teen.

Well, what I learned from Tamara has catapulted me into skin care action, mainly because I am partially fear driven in my behaviors and also vain. You see, I learned that if you do not gently scrub your dead skin off your face, the dead skin clogs your pours and not only causes pimples (that, I knew) but can make the pours enlarged -this is the scary part- and reduce elasticity! This means we will get saggy skin, wrinkles, and other unappealing skin conditions. Oh, lord!

In these times, it is tough to spend money on things that may seem frivolous but we all need to make smart choices. I have chosen to spend some cash on a new skin regime to save my youth, or what is left of it. This has now become a priority. I feel better spending more money on certain items if I know I am being financially cautious on others (see how I saved a LOT of my money on my computer with Dave Cushing and Bongo networks in the video below). What else can I save money on so that I can support my fountain of youth project?

Well, the following is a very reasonably priced, simple to make and very healthy meal I made for my husband-a vegetable omelet with garlic scape pesto. Now, I shall buy my skin products and buy some shoes. P.S. If you know of particularly good skin care products, can you send in a comment? Thanks!

Garlic Scape Vegetable Omelet:

2 eggs, slightly beaten in a small bowl with one TBS water
2 TBS chopped white onion
1 cooked, broccoli tree, chopped
2 TBS chopped fresh tomatoes
about 2 tsp butter for cooking, canola oil or olive oil
Garlic scape pesto
slice multigrain toast
salt and pepper

In a small frying pan, heat up one tsp. of butter or canola or olive oil. When hot, cook onions until browned and translucent. Add cooked, chopped broccoli and tomatoes. Cook while stirring for a minute or so, add salt and pepper to taste, stir. Remove vegetable mixture and set aside on a small plate.

Add 1 tsp of oil. Pour in beaten eggs. Tilt pan so that eggs cover entire surface of the pan. When almost cooked, flip over with a spatula and on one side of omelet, add all the vegetables. Then flip side of omelet that has no vegetables over the side with vegetables and remove.

Serve with toast spread with garlic scape pesto or just butter, coffee and let your guest tell you how great you are.


4 Responses

  1. Alma, the video on this blog entry was great! Thanks for the laugh! As for skin care products, I've used Origins and Aveda products. I liked them both but I know people who swear by the Clinique products. Happy shopping!

  2. I'm very skeptical about your facialist's advice since it certainly is profitable for her to scare you into more treatments! Not that investing in yourself is a bad thing… My friend sold arbonne products for a minute there and she sent me lots of free stuff. I really like their products.

  3. Arbonne products (especially the anti-aging line) are amazing and certainly do the trick to combat the environmental damage that our skin faces every day (water, air, and sun all take their toll regardless of whether or not we get pimples). If you are interested in learning more about Arbonne products I can help you –

  4. Alma,
    I really like the Kimberly Sayer line that they carry at Whole Foods. They're very natural but effective, not tested on animals, and since it's Whole Foods you can buy them, try them and return them for a refund if you're not happy.
    Kristi Z. from Maplewood

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