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Showing posts with label foodie love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label foodie love. Show all posts

MY 13 PARASITE CLEANSE DETOX EXPERIENCE

December 14, 2015
13 parasite detox cleanse

These past few months have truly been good to me. I say that because the more I open myself up to welcoming what's foreign to me or not the norm for others, the less stressed and happier I am.
A great deal of my outlook has come from my past and having always felt "different". I call that special ... I would always questions things I was taught. I recently made the commitment to pursue a more vegan lifestyle too. Although it's been my whole effort the entire past year and such and I've been doing well. Other than the occasional back sliding to indulge in light seafood or turkey sub - *insert shame* - I figured it was time I detox.

TANGY BBQ VEGAN "CHICKEN" NUGGETS

November 1, 2015

If you don't follow any of my social media accounts, you may be unaware of my journey to going vegan. Have no fear meat lovers - that word vegan shouldn't make you cringe. I didn't choose to go vegan for reasons relating to PETA people but because I got tired of dealing with issues like eczema that my breastfeeding toddler dealt with or congestion from my beloved obsession with cheese. Of course, acknowledging my contributions to the horrible meat industry helped me make the jump as well. If you would have told me two years ago that I would be eating meals without meat and loving them, I might have called you crazy but as a living testimony in the church of getcho life - I'm living!

Back To Edenz | My Local Vegan Experience

July 4, 2015
garden of edenz

A few days ago the hubs, my son, and I were out and about the city just hanging out. I wanted to try a new place to satisfy my hunger so I mentioned this vegan spot called Back To Edenz that I looked up. I've heard of t before but had no idea where it was. We found it and discovered that it was a Black-owned vegan restaurant business - WINNING! That was pretty cool so naturally, I was more than happy to support their business and eat there.

The Quickie Menu | 3 Meals For Lazy Foodies

April 26, 2015
3 meals for lazy foodies

If you're anything like me sometimes you forget to eat when you're suppose to. I don't mean you go days without eating but I personally have a bad habit of waking up - avoiding breakfast (because I'd rather eat it for dinner) - and remembering to eat 3 to 5 hours after 8 hours of sleep.

We live in a world where instant gratification is something many of us can relate to. We all want things quick and fast for the most part, especially when it comes to our food. I love to eat. I love to cook. But I'm also super lazy when it comes to preparing a meal. Blah.

Although I am making a more conscious effort to eat as healthy as possible - this post would be more so for those like me, who still have a few "cheat days" in between the green juices and quinoa dinners. With that said, I have a habit of creating random meals without much thought so for you lazy chefs in the kitchen, here are 5 easy meals you can add to your "quickie menu". - My delicious oatmeal bowl recipe can be found here. Enjoy!

3 meals for lazy foodies

SHRIMP BALSAMIC SPAGHETTI
Total Prep + Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:
  • Spaghetti Pasta
  • Bag of Frozen Small Shrimp (Peeled + Devained)
  • Paprika Spice 
  • Ragu Garlic Parmesan Sauce
  • Marketside Balsmaic Vinegar Dressing
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Parsley Flakes
Instruction:
Take a pot or saucepan (for smaller portions) and add water to bring to a boil. Add your pasta and allow it to cook until desired texture. Usually about 20 minutes. I'm a multi-tasker so while cooking your pasta - season your shrimp with - . Grab a skillet, set to medium high, and pour a tablespoon of olive oil. Add your shrimp (I used one cup) - make sure shrimp has been thawed prior to cooking. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until pink if using raw shrimp. 

Remove water from cooked pasta and add your sauce, a spoon of balsamic dressing, and cooked shrimp. Mix until pasta is thoroughly covered and contents are throughout pot. Serve on a plate and sprinkle with parsley flakes (optional).

3 meals for lazy foodies

PATTY + CHEESY POTATO FRIES
Total Prep and Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Frozen Chicken or Steak Patty
  • Marketside Organic Spring Mix Lettuce
  • Frozen Crinkle Fries
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Marketside Chipotle Dressing

Instructions:
Preheat your oven to 450°. Place your chicken or steak patty and fries into separate oven pans (use non stick spray if desired). Allow them to bake. After 25 minutes, apply shredded cheese to fries and allow it to melt for the next 5 minutes. Remove from over. Apply Chipotle dressing and small handful of spring mix greens, and patty to hamburger buns. Serve with cheesy fries and eat until your heart is content.

3 meals for lazy foodies

CHICKEN PARMESAN SPINACH PASTA
Total Prep + Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Elbow Pasta
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Bag of Stir-fry Chicken
  • Marketside Organic Baby Spinach
  • Ragu Four Cheese Sauce
  • Ragu Garlic Parmesan Sauce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese

Instructions:
Bring pot of water to a boil and add elbow pasta. Cook until desired texture. Usually 20 minutes.  While your pasta cooks, take your stir-fry chicken and cut into smaller pieces/squares. Add chicken to skillet with olive oil and spinach. Cook for 3-5 minutes on medium high heat or until spinach looks "withered".

Remove water from pasta. Add your chicken, spinach, half jar of Ragu Four Cheese sauce, and half jar of Ragu Garlic Parm sauce. Mix well until all contents are distributed throughout. Serve on a plate and dive in!

I hope you enjoy these quick meals if you give them a try. I know they're always a guilty pleasure for me. 


WHAT ARE SOME QUICK MEALS YOU PUT TOGETHER TO SATISFY YOUR HUNGER BUG?

[Guilty Pleasures] J Buffalo Wings of Atlanta

September 27, 2014


Yes! My guilty pleasures are back! Ya'll know I LOVE food and food surely loves me. I thought I'd share a few delicious places I've been too over the next few weeks. For starters, let's check out my time at J. Buffalo's in Atlanta.

Guilty Pleasures| Lemongrass Thai Bistro

December 24, 2013

lemongrass thai bistro

Ohh, the sweet smell of Asian cuisine! Can't you smell it? Well, this place has a very special spot in my heart. Lemongrass Thai Bistro opened up a few months ago in my local, historic downtown area. I've heard all great things about them and really wanted to make my way down to check them out for myself. I even talked my babe into going and trying it out with me. 

We enjoy trying out new food establishments together, apparently. 

Guilty Pleasures: Taco Mac Atlanta-Perimeter

September 1, 2013

taco mac atlanta


Oh yes... foodie alert! I don't think you all realize how much I LOVE indulging in new foods and restaurants. A few months ago, June to be exact, the babe and I enjoyed a day in Atlanta after I had come up to spend some time away from home. Per the usual, food was on the agenda. We are always down for trying new places but this go 'round, Taco Mac Atlanta was new for just me (lol).