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Power Breakfast Recipe

Good Morning Guys!!

Some days are so hectic that you don’t have time to grab breakfast or maybe you’re just not in the mood for solid food. Well here’s a recipe for one of my favorite breakfast shakes; this was go-to back in college when I had to dash out of the house.

It’s simple and easy to make. Basically putting all the ingredients into the blender and voila! This shake is also filled with protein, so not only will it help you feel energized but it would (should) keep you filled till lunch.

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In my Kitchen // Shrimp + Spinach Pizza

Happy Friday!!Β 

Hope it has been a good one so far.Today I had no clue what I was going to have for lunch, and I didn’t feel like spending any money. Therefore, I looked in my refrigerator and tried to figure out what I could whip up quickly. Β Based on my title you can see what my decision was! Continue reading “In my Kitchen // Shrimp + Spinach Pizza”

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#Blogmas Day 2: Cheesecake Recipe

Hey Guyysss!!

So apart from my Sunday adventures I also decided to whip up something in the kitchen. I’ve been known to bake cheesecakes for quite some time now, and well its also been awhile.

Ingredients:

3 packages (8 ounces) cream cheese
3 eggs
3/4 cups white sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp vanilla essence
1/8 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
*I purchased a premade graham cracker crust*
Soften cream cheese in a large bowl
Add eggs one at a time and combine
Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth
Pour into pan and bake for 1 hr
Let cake cool then refrigerate overnight.

What are some of your favorite desserts for the season?

Stay Tuned
xoxo

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In My Kitchen // Banana Bread

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Guess who’s back! It’s been awhile since I lasted posted and also since I’ve been in the kitchen. So here I am with another concoction that I whipped up last night.

I present to you Banana Bread with Craisins. Weirdly enough I’m obsessed with craisins, but I hate raisins; silly right? Well Cranberries vs Raisins, lol.

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Ingredients

2-3 overly ripe bananas
1/3 cup melted butter
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup craisins
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Method

Preheat oven to 350 F
Butter 4×8 inch loaf pan
Mash ripe bananas
Stir in melted butter
Mix in baking soda and salt
Stir in sugar, egg, extract, cinnamon, craisins
Mix in flour
Pour batter into pan
*As an extra I drizzled honey over the top*
Bake 50 mins – 1 hr

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Have you ever had banana Bread?
Any special ingredients?
Have you baked recently?
Let me know! πŸ™‚

Stay Tuned
xoxo

 

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What’s Cooking?

After eating meat all week I was in the mood for seafood today. More specifically pasta, since I haven’t had any in almost three weeks. Pasta was like my go to dish in college, so to go three weeks without is a big deal. Unfortunately I was missing a few ingredients at home, so I had to walk to the store before I could start. My plan at first was to have a simple shrimp pasta, but then I found lobster tails in the freezer and couldn’t resist.

Nothing fancy just basic ingredients:
– Mostaccioli Pasta
– Parmesan Cheese
– Half & Half
– Shrimp/Lobster
– Italian Seasoning
– Parsley
– Black Pepper/Salt
– Broccoli, Red Peppers
– Olive Oil

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The finished product πŸ™‚

To kill two birds with one stone, and also because I didn’t take as much pictures I’ll also post a meal I made last week.

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First off the fried rice is from Trader Joe’s and it is BOMB.COM. Of course I made the vegetables myself, as well as the salmon (which was awesome). Basically seasoned the salmon put it in foil with some butter, and tossed it in the oven. In about 15-20 mins it was done.

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Pancake Time

Hey Guys!!

So I bought some bananas the last time I went grocery shopping, and well I’m not a fan of eating bananas just like that. I used some to make fritters (Caribbean thing) awhile back, but today I just used the others to makeΒ Strawberry Banana Pancakes. Think I got my fair share of fruits plus breakfast calories in one.

Let’s just say they turned out pretty awesome, but I did them the lazy way (not completely from scratch).

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Yum! Happy Tummy. Ya’ll should give it a try. What else do you guys mix in your pancakes for an extra kick?

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Meatballs Take 2

I’ve been M.I.A. for quite awhile, but now I’m back with a new recipe, or atleast an alternative way to a previous post “BBQ Meatballs“. Lately, i’ve been feeling uninspired with everything, and plain old tired from eatingg the same foods constantly. So I usually just stay in bed debating what to eat until of course hunger gets the best of me. To my advantage ground beef was already defrosted, so I decided to go with that. However, I didn’t want the regular old meat sauce, so I decided to make meatballs considering I haven’t done them in awhile.

Ingredients:
– Ground Beef
– Breadcrumbs
– Mozzarella Cheese
– Sweet Peppers (Green, Yellow, Red) *I Love Color*
– Garlic
– Onion
– Seasoning (Salt, Black Pepper, etc)

For the Sauce:
– Tomato Sauce
– Half & Half
– Basil, Oregano, and all that good stuff.

In this recipe I didn’t use eggs to hold the meatballs together, because I was all out. So I hoped the cheese and the breadcrumbs did the trick, which it did! So basically mixed all the above ingredients together then formed them into little balls, and fried them. Then I drained them on a napkin, and proceeded to make the sauce. Now, I must say; in creating the sauce I kept adding random stuff until it tasted just right, and of course I can’t remember all the things I added. Sorry! Overall the meal came out pretty good, and my roomates loved it *or atleast so they said*.

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Totally unrelated to these meatballs, but my roomate has this kitchen appliance that I’m totally in love with. It basically blends all the seasonings (onion, peppers etc) into finer pieces, which totally cuts back time spent on chopping and dicing. So, you know anything that helps limit time spent doing something is a win in my books, I guess you could also just use a blender, but this is just smaller, and more efficient.

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Sweet Tooth Wednesdays

On some days I have an extra sweet tooth, and my roommate has an extra extra sweet tooth. Well that day was yesterday. I first got the idea from a friend on Instagram and was immediately drawn to the idea of creating it. So I went on pinterest and searched through recipes as well as alternatives of making this special snack. To my surprise there was a much easier way that didn’t require much preparation (if any at all). Hmm, itching to know what I’m talking about?
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