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Food, Health and Life

I know you are all wondering what happened. I admit I went ghost for about 4 months. It wasn’t on purpose but more out of necessity. Life has a way of making you slow down, either you do it voluntarily or it will sit you down involuntarily. I know what it’s like to sit down involuntarily and since I felt my body going in that direction. I stopped myself before things got worse.

Health

My health was going in a downward spiral and I was trying to keep up with blogging and social media, but it just wasn’t working for your girl. Everyday tasks are a chore for me. It takes a lot of energy and effort to accomplish everyday tasks. I started to notice that I was tripping over my feet and falling more than usual. I would get shortness of breath while getting dressed in the morning or even walking up the stairs; which is already a struggle. I was getting weaker and needed to pay attention to my body.

Food

As you all know I love food, but I also love me more and taking a break was needed. While I was on this break I did lots of eating, some cooking and explored other cultures. It was a great way to work on blog material but not be forced to get a post out I managed to brainstorm lots of content for future posts and even took some pictures.

Life

Things happen when you least expect them. My circle of support has been changing a lot over the last year or so. Instead of my circle getting smaller it has been getting larger. There are some people who have been placed in my life to help me grow and move forward with not only this brand but others I am working on as well. In order for me to fully focus on myself and what’s coming, I had to rest.

My resting started with a vacation to Aylen Lake in Canada with my boo. He knew I needed to rest and had been telling me to slow down for months. When he suggested that I come to with him to his family home I was more than ready to take the trip. I enjoyed my time away I got the chance to really relax and rest. While I was there I decided to finally start my own book blog, instead of always being a contributing writer or a guest reviewer. The Literary Courier has launched and I am very excited and thankful.

Ready to Work

Now that I have gotten some rest, and I’m on a better work/life schedule I can get back to blogging and producing content. Have an idea for Taste Test Tuesday, Kitchen Tip Thursday or Food Friday, let me know.


Taste Test Tuesday: Belvita Breakfast Biscuits

Good Day Everyone! It’s Tuesday and we hope you have an awesome start to your week. To all the fathers we hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend. This week’s edition of Taste Test Tuesday is all about breakfast. We figured since we had been giving you all so many sweet treats that we would provide not only a healthy option but a good one too.



Belvita Breakfast Biscuits

Growing up our parents told us we couldn’t have cookies for breakfast. Well Nabisco has decided that cookies for breakfast is a perfect way to start the day. These breakfast biscuits are sweet, crunchy and baked. There are four biscuits to a pack and they come in three different flavors: Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry,and Golden Oat.

Nutritious Sustained Energy: The biscuits are specially baked to release carbohydrates through out your body and keep you energized.

Grab & Go: Quick snack for you to grab when you are on the go. You don’t always have time to fix a full breakfast.

Healthy: Great source of fiber and B Vitamins, packed with 18 grams of whole grain.

No artificial flavors, sweeteners, no high fructose corn syrup just real fruit and whole grain oats.

Pair it with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit to make a refreshing breakfast or mid-morning snack.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Taste Test Tuesday. As always feel free to provide any feedback.

Until next time….


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Healing Herbs and Spices

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Going through Pinterest this morning, I came across this photo. What do you think?

Do you cook with herbs and spices? Have you used them for other things besides cooking? I know I will drink mint tea if I have an upset stomach, but I notice the chart says to try basil. This seems like an interesting task.

This has me thinking, could herbs and spices really help with ailments? Looks like I have some research to do. It would be nice to see which items that we have in our pantry can help us obtain a healthy lifestyle.

Have you tried any of these? Got some tips to share? Feel free to comment and let me know!!


Taste Test Tuesday: Todd’s Dirt

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. As you can tell we had a blast at Metro Cooking DC this year. We learned a lot, saw a lot and met some really great vendors who we will continue to tell you about as we review their products. This is another vendor we met at Metro Cooking DC and we are addicted to their products.

Todd’s Dirt

 

After years of trying to recreate a seasoning blend that was made by a family friend, Todd was able to create something even better. Why is it called dirt? Well if you look at the bottle it resembles grass and dirt that you would find in your backyard. That’s just how big and noticeable the seasoning is. There is no MSG and it’s gluten-free. We had the opportunity to taste the dirt as a dip and on chicken. One bite and we knew this was a hit. Todd’s Dirt comes in three different blends:

Original: A mild savory seasoning made with 14 spices including, Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Kosher Salt, Pepper, Onion, Rosemary, Sage, Cilantro and other spices. Great on meats, vegetables, potatoes, and pasta. It even comes in a no-sodium blend called Low Down Dirt.

Bayou: This Creole/Cajun style seasoning has a very bold flavor made with 16 spices including, kosher salt, chipotle powder, sage, thyme, rosemary, chili powder and many more. If you are looking to spice things up a bit then this is your choice.

Crabby: A gourmet seafood seasoning blend made with 20 spices including, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, sage, onion, oregano, basil, ginger, cloves, white and black pepper, and many other spices. It’s Todd’s version of Chesapeake Bay seasoning. This seasoning was awarded the 2011 Silver Sofi award in the Flavor Enhancing category by the National Association of Specialty Food, which is the highest honor you can receive in the specialty food industry.

All of these spices were fantastic. You can use these seasonings to make dip with some sour cream. Crabby Dirt and some sour cream will kick up your shrimp cocktail dish. Sprinkle some of Todd’s dirt on some fresh popped popcorn, you’ll love it!

You can get them online at Todd’s Dirt or from some local grocery stores like Giant, Ingles Market, Whole Foods, and Central Market. Don’t see your local store on the list? Check the website to see if a store near you carries it, if not just order from the website. Hint: It is a great $5.00 investment!! They also have t-shirts, cookbooks, and gift packs if you are looking for a gift for the foodies in your life.

We hope you enjoyed today’s post. Thanks for spending time with us today. Feel free to leave a comments on the blog and let us know what you think.