Oct 3, 2013

Enlightenment Series:Intro

Have you ever felt like you were just existing? You had all these expectations of what life would be like at a certain age and it's just not. Have you continuously asked yourself, “What am I doing?” “What is my life about?” I have, plenty of times! And still do to this day. So, how do you move past this? When do we stop chasing dreams and start accepting the present? That is not to say you should stop striving for better, but when is it time to stop trying to control everything in your life? When is it time to just give it to God? If you're in control and nothing is going right, why not ask Him to take the wheel? What do you have to lose? It will be uncomfortable at times, but His promises for your life will be well worth it.

I have a story to tell and I'm ready to share it. This is the beginning of a lifelong enlightenment journey. I am in no rush... And for those of you who are, I suggest you pray for patience, because you are going to need it.

So, welcome to the beginning of my journey and hopefully the start of yours. I hope you enjoy the ride.

Jul 24, 2013

Afternoon Delight

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This is my model look ya'll.

I love this look. I call it afternoon delight because of all the vivid colors and mixes. It just brightens my mood when I wear these beautiful colors. 

Sippin on my Jamba juice and reading my W magazine all the while color cordinating with my drink.

                       (Cardigan: Express Tank: Aeropostale on sale for 1.99, Pants: Thrifted Shoes: BCBG Sunglasses: DVF)

Jul 11, 2013

Citrus Grilled Chicken, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Corn and Kale Chips

What a party my taste buds had on the day of this dinner.

Citrus Grilled Chicken
4lbs of chicken thighs
3 Teaspoons of vegetable oil
Sea Salt, garlic powder and crushed black pepper seasoned to taste
4 Lemon halves
4 Orange halves

Directions: Prepare grill for medium heat. Rub 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil on the chicken and season with sea salt, garlic powder and crushed black pepper. Grill chicken skin side down turning occasionally and squeezing juice from the 2 lemon and orange halves. Cook meat thoroughly for about 25- 30 minutes.
Brush the other 2 lemon and orange halves with 1teaspoon of vegetable oil. Grill cut side down, until lightly charred, 5-10 minutes. Serve chicken with grilled lemon and orange halves for squeezing.

Herb Roasted Potatoes with lemon, Rosemary and Thyme
3 lbs of potatoes
2 lemons
7-8 cloves of garlic, skin on smashed
Rosemary several fresh sprigs
Thyme several fresh sprigs
Olive or Canola oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. Parboil the potatoes after you peel them with salt water. Cut the two lemons into thick slices. Put all the ingredients into a baking pan. toss everything together making sure everything is covered. Season well with salt and pepper. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, turn everything at least once. Until lemons are caramelized and the potatoes look golden brown.
Squeeze juice from the lemon on top and sprinkle with a little more sea salt.

Kale Chips
2 lemon wedge
Sea salt and pepper
Kale 1 bunch
Olive Oil 1 tablespoon

Directions: Preheat oven rto 350F degrees. Tear leaves into small pieces, discard the stalks, and rinse. Dry thoroughly. Spread Kale pieces out on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for 7 minutes, then move leaves around; bake 10 minutes more, or until crisp