Cajun Spaghetti with Roux

I call this ‘Cajun Spaghetti’ for the simple reason that it starts with a roux. In all of the recipes I’ve seen, I have never come across one that includes a roux. For many years,…

Source: Cajun Spaghetti with Roux

February 2017 Share and Inspire Others! BREAD – SWEET AND SAVORY

The Recipe Hunter has created the greatest recipe post ever!!

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I know, I know, I am early in releasing this post, but look at all the wonderful recipes we received for our Februay 2017 Share and Inspire Others!  BREAD – SWEET AND SAVORY Recipe Exchange.  I just had to share this immediately with you all!!  Thanks again for all the awesome entries.

Remember to check out my blog as the new theme for March will be released on 1st March.

All participants, have time from now up untill midnight February 20th, to Promote and do a post/reblog on your own blog, linking back to this post.

Posted in order of emails received:

Crunchy cinnamon apple French toast roll ups courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
Make your morning breakfast more interesting. Kids will love this.trh-crunchy-cinnamon-apple-french-toast-roll-upsThin crust Bread pizza on Stove top  courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
Craving for Pizza? Can’t wait too long? Try this quick thin crust Bread pizza. This can be ready within minutes with handful of…

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Salsa con Queso

I think we all enjoy the complimentary salsa and chips that the majority of Tex-Mex restaurants serve… this is my version. I’m required by my husband to keep some always made. I make a …

Source: Salsa con Queso

Ultimate guide to nutrients: Carbohydrates-The Basics

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Carbohydrates are a bit of a complex topic, so we’ll be breaking it down, in order to cover it properly. The challenge will be to cover the topic, help you understand what they are and why we need them, without boring you to tears. Future articles will cover:

  • Simple sugars
  • artificial sugars
  • oligosaccharides
  • starch
  • dietary fiber

This article will cover the basics, and yes, there needs to be a bit of science involved…sorry! 🙂  Carbohydrates are basically chains of sugar.  One thing to remember about ALL carbohydrates: THEY ALL, YES ALL, break down into SIMPLE SUGARS in the body, whether it’s a piece of candy or a whole grain bran muffin. To your body, both items, when broken down, are identical. The only difference between the two is the length of time it takes the body to break down the sugar. Because of the fiber and complex sugars in the muffin, it…

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Rashida’s No Flop Chocolate Cake

This recipe looks amazing!

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3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil

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Beef Teriyaki ( or is it )

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Is it? Ha ha just thought I would have a little fun with this one. It’s not. Beef that is. As I’m sure you can tell from the picture.

If you know a little bit about me you know I don’t eat red meat or pork at all and very little meat.

This is one of my vegetarian versions of Chicken or Beef Teriyaki.

What you will need:

  • Brocoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots

Lot’s of veggies. There’s a lot of options. So use what ever you like. The above is just what I used this time. It’s never exactly the same when I make it. It just depends on what I have on hand.

  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 of an Onion
  • Green Onions
  • Sesame Seeds, Almonds or Pine Nuts ( optional )

For the meat:

  • Portobello Mushrooms
  • Black Beans
  • 1/2 of an Onion
  • 1 Clove of…

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Daily Inspiration: It’s important for you to know…

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Hello everyone. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I won’t write a lengthy blog, but just wanted to share a few words, a few things I’ve learned over the past few months.

As I expand the bounds of myself through this blog, my old, childhood insecurities often arise. The more I “put myself out there”, so to speak, the more nervous I get.

However, as I read blogs of so many talented and kind-hearted bloggers, I am reminded of just how silly those insecurities are and how they have held me back for a long time, and that I’m not the only one who gets them.

This blog has taught me the importance of being unique, the importance of being true to myself, no matter what others may think. In the past, I would have held back, for fear of losing a friend or follower. But, as long as…

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Es’s Chicken, Mushroom and Fetta Breakfast

This dish I found on The Recipe Hunter makes me hunnngggrrryyyy!!!

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284ml tin pieces and stems mushrooms
½ large red pepper (coarsely chopped into pieces)
1 green onion, white and green parts, finely chopped (also called scallions)

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Spicy Rice Noodle Salad

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I love simple recipes and this one is as simple as it gets. Packed with flavor and it’s one you can make ahead and go about your day.


  • 1 pkg of Rice or Soba Noodles
  • 2 stalks of Celery chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Carrots
  • 1 cup shredded Green Cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded Red Cabbage
  • 1 cup of shredded or finely chopped Jicama
  • 1 1/2 cups of Zucchini
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Bell pepper
  • 1 Habanero pepper
  • 3 T Sriracha sauce
  • 1 T Thai Pepper Paste
  • 3 T Soy Sauce
  • 3 T Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tsp. Sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh grated Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh grated Turmeric
  • Juice of 1 lime or 1 T Vinegar
  • 2 to 3 T Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 C sliced Green Onion
  • Fresh Cilantro or Basil
  • Crushed peanuts, pine nuts, almond…

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Rashida’s Semolina Shortbread – Sojee

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125g butter
75g self-raising flour

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