Papaya

 

Eating Papaya reminds me of the trip I took once to Hawaii, where you could buy it fresh at the market .  That trip was years ago.  I was going through the supermarket a few days ago and found one on sale and seeing it brought back all these great memories

 

the beach

the sound of the ocean

the lovely view

the sights and sounds of Hawaii

 

we stayed on the Island of Honolulu, one day Id love to go back and visit them more … now, on to the recipe … 🙂 So… I bought the Papaya being nostalgic about our Hawaii trip and took it home … Googled a few recipes ( as this one was at least 7 to 8 lbs when weighing it in on one of those Supermarket weighing machines.

 

Here are a few of my favorites

 

Cinnamon and Maple Syrup Baked Papaya

1 Papaya

Cinnamon

Maple Syrup

This is a simple one… who can’t resist a little maple syrup?  I remember having it by the spoonful whenever my mom would buy it on occasion.  Here it goes, cut the Papaya, taking out the seeds, lengthwise and then sprinkle with cinnamon.  Bake at 350 for about 10 to 15 minutes and then cover with as much maple syrup as you would like.  You can put it back in the oven for a few more minutes  so that it takes both flavors together,  or you can automatically just take it out of the oven after you have cooked it with the cinnamon and drizzle and serve …. sooooo good..

 

Papaya Energy Bars

Ingredients
CRUST:
  • ½ cup almond meal flour (can use reg. (all-purpose) flour.
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg white

FILLING:

  • ½ cup honey (or sugar, or a combination of the two.)
  • ¼ c. almond meal flour (if sub.w/ reg. flour, use just 2 T.)
  • ¼tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup papaya puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • TOPPING:
  • powdered sugar, optional.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a pan with parchment paper ( 8×8 ).  In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, combine coconut oil and almond flour.Add maple syrup, shredded coconut, almond flour and salt.
Mix together, then remove from heat and stir the egg white into the mixture.   Transfer to your baking sheet that you’ve lined with Parchment paper and press firmly in.  Bake until you see it turning a golden brown.  This usually takes around 10 minutes or so.
While this is baking you can prepare the Filling.  Remove the seeds from 2 medium papaya, and place fruit in a blender or food processor.  If you don’t remove the seeds it will get a really weird taste.  I can’t explain it … its that sweet bitter taste, kind of like when you forget to take the seeds out of a lemon and then put them in the blender for lemonade.. BLAH!!! So anyway, back to our recipe.
Turn on medium and mix until a smooth consistency.  Pour into a large bowl, and add eggs, almond flour, lemon juice, honey, and salt. Using a wire whisk, combine until glossy and smooth.  Pour filling over the hot crust, and transfer back to the oven for remaining 20-25 minutes.  When done, the filling will appear set.  Cool in the pan on a cooling rack until it reaches room temperature.  Then you can cover them and put them in the freezer … or refrigerator .  I usually make them and cut them into bars, covering them with plastic wrap or in europe we would say Celafaine Paper , then pt them in baggies and store int eh drawer of the Fridge, a great grab and go snack or meal.
Papaya Cake
( make sure you have 2 days for this recipe )

Ingredients

BASE

1/2 cup almond meal

1/2 cup of oats

11 madjool dates

2 table spoons of carob powder (for choc marble)

1 table spoon of vanilla extract

CAKE LAYER

1 1/2 cup of soaked cashews

3/4 cup of coconut oil (solid)

1/8 cup of water

1/2 small papaya

1/3 cup of coconut nectar

1 teaspoon of turmeric powder

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Decoration- Papaya seeds, melted dark choc/grated dark choc, or hear to wholefoods and pick up the awesome Choc balls!

Soak cashews over night.  Line cake tray with parchment paper.  Place all base ingredients except the carob into a blender and blend.  Separate the dough into 2 halves. Mix the carob evenly into one half.  Place chunck of the carob dough into the ‘vanilla’ dough and gently fold to create your desired marble effect.  Press into the base of your tin.  Deseed half of your papaya and scoop out flesh into blender.

Place all of the remaining ingredients into the blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth. Scrape down the sides and blend for a futher 60 seconds to ensure a creamy and smooth cake.  Scrape down the edges and then empty into your tin.  Leave to chill in the fridge for at least 5 hours.  Now the fun part, decorate and serve it!! 🙂

T2f1

Tanja, your maternal haplogroup is T2f1.

As our ancestors ventured out of eastern Africa, they branched off in diverse groups that crossed and recrossed the globe over tens of thousands of years. Some of their migrations can be traced through haplogroups, families of lineages that descend from a common ancestor. Your maternal haplogroup can reveal the path followed by the women of your maternal line.

Dessert for Breakfast?!?

Dessert for Breakfast?!?

 

With my husband and I working on our health.. just wanting to be the BEST US … I have been trying new recipes that makes me want to say YES I WANT THIS  … if you ever loved Peanut butter You have to try this …. .. mmmm tastes so sinfully good …. ( as I write this I DONT KNOW WHY I HAVE the tune to ZESTFULLY CLEAN IN MY HEAD?!? ) ….

Heart Healthy
Tastey
filled with the good proteins
packed with flavor

2 TB .. PB2 …
1 Vanilla TOTAL LEAN SHAKE ( James Markgraf bought at GNC )
1 Banana ….

BLEND …

IF THERE IS ANYONE HERE WHO COULD HELP … I WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED…

I AM LOOKING FOR

PICTURES AND INFORMATION FROM THE FALMOUTH HEIGHTS COMMUNITY, IN FALMOUTH HEIGHTS MASS … FROM THE EARLY 1960S TO TODAY ….

THE FEW PICTURES I FOUND … LABELED… ARE HERE …BELOW..

4 ELYSIAN AVENUE ( I THINK I SPELLED IT CORRECTLY ) HER ” LUGGAGE BAG TAG ” IS LOCATED HERE WITH THE ADDRESS…

http://www.eatliveandlove.com/genealogy/

WHEN MY MOM FIRST CAME TO THE USA, SHE WAS A GERMAN IMMIGRANT NOT SPEAKING MUCH ENGLISH, JUST WHAT SHE LEARNED IN SCHOOL…

 

SHE MARRIED MY DAD IN BERLIN, GERMANY A FEW MONTHS EARLIER … HE WAS ALSO FROM BERLIN GERMANY .. BUT JOINED THE SERVICE ( USAF ) … AND WAS WORKING ON OTIS AFB AT THE TIME ( 1961 )

ONCE HE HAD MONEY HE SENT FOR HER AND SHE CAME OVER ON THE SS UNITED STATES … NOW DOCKED IN PHILADELPHIA … WHERE WE LIVE NEAR…

HE PICKED HER UP … AND DROVE HER TO THIS LITTLE HOUSE IN FALMOUTH HEIGHTS … THAT THEY WERE RENTING THROUGH THE MILITARY FOR 50$ PER MONTH!!! …

WE LIVE NEAR THE PHILADELPHIA AREA NOW ( WE BEING MY HUSBAND AND I … TANJA THERE DAUGHTER )

IF ANYONE HERE CAN HELP .. KNOWS OF ANYONE WHO LIVES IN THE AREA.. IN THIS AREA .. STILL LINVG WHO I COULD TALK TOO .. ETC.. THAT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED … :):)

Arndt family

ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED…  .. 🙂 I am researching my family tree as everyone knows…

 

hubby is off to work … whats up for today … wednesdays is research day … … the puzzle is slowly working itself out …

my great grandfather Otto August Arndt who went by OTTO … was born I KNOW in Welbsleben …

trying to find his parents … and could use some help … from what I KNOW .. his mothers last name BINEMANN …

Occupation BAU and MOBEL TISCHLER … MOBEL .. is FURNITURE and TISCHLER is CARPENTER… so I am assuming a furniture maker … what I do know

when he was living in Berlin, he made and sold his works … and we still have a

sewing box
grandfather clock that he personally made … I would love to find out where his ” Garage” as my mom calls it … was … she says that he worked out of a Garage in Berlin, Germany where he also sold his work …

He married Elizabeth Henning

died Later in Berlin, Germany living in the Britzer Strasse 7 in Niederschoneweide, Berlin ….

he died still being married to his wife

Waist training 


Trying something new .. it’s not on too tight it’s called a waist trainer.. I love how it helps my back supporting it.. 
Weighed myself today went from 177 to 182 .. not happy with myself at all … 
Here goes nothing 

Our Fourth Wedding Anniversary

Its our Fourth Wedding Anniversary.. husband set the alarm as usual for 430 in the morning ..lights on and everything .. us ( well him ) not getting up until aroudn 6 … why I DONT KNOW … I still say he would have more time getting up when the alarm goes off… 🙂 but I say nothing

 

 

Its out 4rth Wedding anniversary today … 🙂 and yes .. even with all of his quirks I LOVE HIM.  Today .. its a rainy day … drizzly outside… going to be in the 60s.. I was hoping al ittle warmer.. but the summer weather is on its way! .. The Next Couple of days its going to be in the 80s!!! 🙂 YEY.. I just love the summer time.

 

It's our fourth wedding anniversary … I still think.. what it will be like 50 years from now …. looking at other couples around me…. I love you James Markgraf xxxooo

Posted by Tanja Jasmine Elizabeth Markgraf on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 

I am going to be 40 in a few months… and still think of what life will be like when we are in our 80s …. what will our marriage be like.  I see these  loving couples around me… and then those NOT SO LOVING ( but know it will not be like that ) …

 

A few of our Honeymoon and Wedding Memories… 🙂

 

 

 

Ella

Happy Birthday Ms. Ella Fitzgerald…. one of the best singers I know … 🙂

Who said chocolate can’t do a body good….as long as its whey protein.. especially for woman…

Thank you Jamie Eason … Dunkin’ Donuts … with my auto iq ninja I made a ❤️healthy breakfast …
💋ice
💋water
💋Dunkin dark coffee
💋Jamie Eason lean whey protein
💋almond milk
And pure love ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Place in the ninja iq and set to
Smooth boost
Blend
Auto iq

Watch the ninja do it’s magic!!!