Sunday, July 28, 2013

VISUAL DIARY: SOULSATIONAL MUSIC & WELLNESS FESTIVAL

Greetings, my friends!  This has been quite the busy weekend!  How about a little Visual Diary entry to hold you over until I can write a proper post?


Friday, July 26, 2013

RECIPE: TURKEY CHILI PASTA

ORIGINAL RECIPE:  After a lovely lunch at the Gee Whiz Diner yesterday, I found myself left with half a Turkey Burger and limited enthusiasm about eating it all by itself later on.  I considered a burrito or crumbling it into sauce, but neither seemed quite appetizing enough for my extravagant flavor palate.  That's when I had the idea to utilize my left-over burger (and bun) to make some Turkey Chili based on my natural cravings.  Veggies and spice were a must to include in the recipe, as is typical with most of my food, and of course I needed some carbs and added heat.  Thank youuuuu pasta!  What resulted from this craving-concoction was a deliciously flavorful, subtly spicy, fiesta of a pasta dish!  A dish that I, my friends, am delighted to share with all of you.  This is sure to be a hit with the whole family.  Now let's get cookin!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

RECIPE: TROPICAL DETOX SMOOTHIE


RECIPE: We're half way through the summer, can you believe it?  It seems like just yesterday we were spring cleaning and preparing to put away the fluffy winter wardrobe while shopping for some funky new flipflops!  Fun in the sun (for me at least) is centered around seeking out tons of great food, attending as many BBQs as there are grills around, and enjoying a few late night drinks from time to time.  The sun's staying out later and frankly so am I.  After spending the first half of the summer celebrating and picking up extra shifts at work, I have decided to spend the second half actually getting some R&R and really enjoying myself in the healthiest ways possible for my body and mind.  The first step is to close out July with a BRAND NEW tropical DETOX!