My philosophy on achieving your best life is rooted in self-care. But it’s not just about taking naps and getting a pedicure. Wellness is about making choices every single day that bring you joy and pleasure. A lifestyle that makes you feel rooted and centered. I hope that you’re inspired but what you find here!
I really wanted to make a cool dish with the cod I got from Trader Joe's last week. I looked up a recipe and got an idea for Encrusted Cod. I didn't have bread crumbs but I had planko (I usually use for salmon croquettes). I slightly followed Rachel Ray's recipe and made a garlic butter to dredge the cod in. Then I added the herbs and spices to the planko. I didn't have high hopes when I placed the cod in the oven to roast.
At PV Lounge, Dowtown Detroit 2011 Swoon As I try to become acclimated to this new city of mine I attend social events here and there. Recently I went to an Estelle listening party at the PV Lounge in Downtown Detroit. To my SURPRISE I saw my lovie Andwele Gardner (for you non-obessive fans that's Dwele) relaxin', chillin at the bar. Everyone seemed so non-chalant. I didn't get it. Does no one know of the magical creations he produces? Old Lovas? My Lady? Is this mic ON? I was like OMG! Dwele! He's always so nice and receptive of my giddiness (I've only met him personally once before). I kindly requested a photo with him. He mentions how short he feels beside my six feet 2 (with heels) stature. We…
Orecchiette pasta topped with sautéed Argentinian Red Shrimp, creamy Pesto Sauce with Tomatoes and Rosemary Spinach I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious this was (tooting my own horn). I've been making homemade sauces since high school. I've pretty much mastered it and love creating variations of them. This time I used my regulars (parmesan cheese, onions and garlic), whole wheat flour and sour cream (instead of milk). Can you say SAUCY? I loved it. I also threw in a tablespoon of the pesto sauce I love from Trader Joe's. The spinach was a perfect compliment. Yummy Yummy Yummy! Can't wait to make this again. Next time I'm adding mushrooms! Do you make sauces? What do you use?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vKlKjV2G7SA To dry my twist and curls, braid and curls, and flexi rod sets I use this dryer. It recently had a malfunction and I've yet to get it checked out. Other than that, I love it! I also use Conair's Ionic Ceramic Styler (1875 Watts). It's a hand dryer I just purchased with a diffuser. I can't wait to use it on a wash 'n go!
I decided to go without a protein and cook a delicious veggie gratin. I re-mixed the recipe in my Vegetarian cookbook for a Zucchini Gratin. It calls for 7oz of gruyere cheese and 2 eggs. I used spinach and lots of mushrooms. LOVED IT!