Roasted Veggies Twist

10 Jan

Who said cooking was hard!!! If you are hungry you will get inspired. I had an early morning food prep day. I decided to chop up all my leftover veggies to roast them in the oven. If you are tired of cold salad everyday remember there are so many ways to prepare vegetables.

You can…
Sautée
Broil
Bake
Steam
Fry

I like to sautée peppers, zucchini, onions, cucumbers, etc.

Broil: onions, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, bell peppers,etc.

Bake: potatoes, sweet potato, any vegetable root.

Steam: cauliflower, broccoli

Fry: potatoes, sweet potatoes, plantains, yuca, etc.

Just some fun reminders…

Food Prep
Anyway, today I chopped up
Eggplant
White onions
Zucchini
Yellow peppers

For seasoning
Olive oil in a ladle with lemon pepper, thyme, dill and minced garlic mixed together.

I put it in a glass pan with a lid and put it in the fridge until dinner time!

Cooking Time
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
When ready put in mixed veggies in glass pan that is oven safe for 15 or until a little golden brown.

Then Enjoy!

Let me know some of your cooking inventions…

XoXo,
Faith

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Garlic Preservation

9 Jan

Thanks to my lovely terrific two year that woke up super early this morning, I had a head start on my day!!! As I began to prepare Oatmeal for my two year old and for my 7 month old (I had two different pots going), I noticed my peeled garlic was going bad. I immediately remembered my Mother’s tip on preserving garlic.

Sharing the wealth…
1. Peel garlic skin.
2. Separate cloves
3. Fill loose cloves in a mason jar or glass cup/bowl with lid. *its best with Mason jar. You can boil the mason jar to seal in more freshness.
4. Fill up glass container to cover the top cloves.
5. Put a little salt on top to help with preservation.
6. Seal and shake up to evenly distribute salt.
7. For long term storage…Put in the freezer! Short term storage put in the fridge.

Let me know if this helps!!!

XoXo,
Faith

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Keep Trying

11 Aug

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Have you ever wondered about your life and what you have attained, and all of the things that are missing. All the things that held you back from your dreams. The major dream breaker have been our excuses. I am a 30 year old mother of two young boys, but I cannot allow them to block me from my dreams. I still have dreams to attain, there is still sooooo much more out for me. What about you? Do you have any regrets in life, are you making up excuses on why you haven’t attained them. It’s time to get back up and find the hope and passion you need to fulfill your destiny. Start today on your steps to complete success. Make a plan and ask God to lead you to your destiny!

Be encouraged, he who began the good work in you will perfect it in the end. Don’t stop believing!!!

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” -Philippians 1:6

You still have time to make it right!!! Start today!

Hopeful,
Faith

True Leadership

10 Aug

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“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”
-Nelson Mandela

When did leadership transform into slavery and bondage? Leadership is an absolute privilege. To help lead people to their ultimate purpose is soooo gratifying. For God to entrust you to lead a people should be something that you do not take lightly or abuse. Nelson Mandela who expressed leadership to the T, was a revolutionary leader. As a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa (1994 to 1999). He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.

Like Mandela true leadership will only come through true humility and love to allow others to flourish and express what God has placed in each persons heart. If you are only using others as a stepping stone to meet your own personalized goals, your plans will fail in the long run. But if you genuinely care about the people you work with you will allow growth and expansion to occur, and truly the best will come out of them.

What kind of leader are you? The abusive leader or the loving meek leader…

Please add any other opinions or points of view on leadership…please inspire!

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Please add any other opinions or points of view on leadership…please inspire!

Shalom,
Faith

Volo 2: an awesome boys adventure

9 Aug

As a mother of two boys, I am now passionate on making sure my sons will experience things that will interest them and make them thrive. The Volo Auto Museum makes you appreciate the classic automobiles and opens your mind to sleek and funky designs. I totally enjoyed seeing classics, funky, celebrity, military, and this summer’s exclusive exhibit the Disney automobiles. The most awesome thing is to see 80% of the automobiles for sale. So many cars are on display and for sale. Here are more cars from the Volo Auto Museum…enjoy!

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Volo: an awesome boys adventure

9 Aug

Today, we decided to take a drive with the entire family to Volo, Illinois to the Volo Auto Museum. As a Mother of two boys, this is a great trip idea. Take a look…20130808-224635.jpg20130808-224653.jpg20130808-224711.jpg20130808-224730.jpg20130808-224755.jpg20130808-224810.jpg20130808-224822.jpg20130808-224842.jpg

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Mint…Mom Infant Nursery Toddler

4 Aug

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I am loving this online baby shop, they also have a store in Kelowna, Canada. Mint is not your regular Babies R Us kind of store, it’s far from it. They have awesome nursing bras, cloth diapers, cool carseat, and much much more.

About MintKelowna.com
After 14 years in the Juvenile Retail industry, Carmen Shaw has launched a new concept store in the beautiful Okanagan. Formally known as Living Green Kid which serviced Kelowna and area for 10 years, Mint is a new shade of green that is about style and design for the modern family. With high end maternity and nursing wear for pregnancy and after baby women’s luxury clothing. Fashion pieces are hand selected to fit well and last years in your closet beyond life with baby. Nursery design is important as well as function of items you buy for your home. That is why you will see limited boutique specialty baby and kids products and gear that Carmen believes are built to last and are of the utmost quality. With well trained and friendly staff MINT will become a place you want to stop in and say “hi!” even when you don’t need anything.
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The Owner

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Transform your Wipes Box

3 Aug

Saturday Morning Crafts with Fire

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Spring Things

20 Mar

What’s in for Spring 2012…

Bermuda Shorts by Vera Wang

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Black and White by Marc Jacobs

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Peekaboo/Cut outs

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Statement Sunglasses

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Bold Stripes by Oscar de la Renta

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Florals
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Beautiful Beading

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Short Suits

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Natural Remedy: Scott’s Emulsion

23 Feb

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Having my Fire for over a year (20 months to be exact) I have learned some things during the way. One thing that I cannot live without is Scott’s Emulsion, it is cod liver oil. It helps children to boost there own natural defenses.

Benefits:
1. SCOTT’S EMULSION helps build a barrier to infections, such as coughs and colds. The cod liver oil in SCOTT’S EMULSION helps to keep the epithelial cells of the respiratory tract healthy and so reduce the risk of infection by organism invading the body.
2. SCOTT’S EMULSION contains body-building vitamins and minerals which are important for the proper growth and development of your children. Vitamin A is essential for growth. It plays an important role in the maintenance of human health and well being in children (and adults as well). Vitamin D is essential for building and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. It is an important nutrient in the prevention of rickets.
3. SCOTT’S EMULSION is a reliable way of helping ensure you get your daily requirements of Vitamins A and D.
4. SCOTT’S EMULSION helps to prevent Vitamins A and D deficiencies due to an improper or unbalanced diet or when there is extra demand for these nutrients.
5. SCOTT’S EMULSION helps improve the overall health and strength of the malnourished.

http://www.asiansupermarket365.com/Scott-s-Emulsion-Original-400ml-13-53oz-p/scottolwz.htm

How it helps to keep them healthy
Your child’s natural defenses are often tested when they’re growing up. But Scott’s Emulsion contains Cod Liver Oil that helps to strengthen their natural defenses.

Also contains Vitamin A
There’s more to Scott’s Emulsion that assists your child to stay healthy. It also contains Vitamin A, which is an essential ingredient in your child maintaining their wellbeing.

How much your child needs
It’s really easy to give your child the benefits of Scott’s Emulsion. All they need is just one tablespoon each morning.

Make Scott’s Emulsion a part of your daily routine
Make Scott’s Emulsion a part of your daily routine and you’ll quickly start to see the benefits in your child. So why not try it today.
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Flavors available: original cod liver, cherry, orange.

To purchase: available in Jewel in the ethnic hair section (weird I know). Kmart in the ethnic section. Available in certain Walgreens.

If you use this product please comment…and if you know of any other stores that sell this please comment.

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http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/9583215