Peace!

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There are times when I will take peace at any price. As I have matured in age I definitely believe that not all battles are worth winning. Some of them are in our space to help us develop the strength to fight a more worthy battle that is ahead. I tend to pick my battles wisely and have no problem stepping away if needed. 

Hope that if you are faced with some battles ahead you are able to step away if possible and gain strength to have to conquer the more worthy battles ahead. 

Be Well! 

 

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Thai Sweet Chili Shrimp

Thai Sweet Chili Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 2 – 3 pounds extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon shredded carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon garden seasoning (non-salted) Mrs. Dash (Optional) 
  • 1/3 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • ½ tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons Thai Sweet Red Chili Sauce
  • ¼ red onion
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (use gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced

Preparation Instructions

  1. Add shrimp in a medium size-mixing bowl with salt and marinate for 20-30 minutes; toss every so often.
  2. Heat a large wok or 12-inch skillet until very hot. While the pan is heating, lightly pat dry the shrimp on paper towel and add to wax paper. Add 2 tablespoons of the oil to the pan and heat until sizzling. Add half of the shrimp to the pan and stir-fry stirring continuously until just pink but not cooked through, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Transfer the partially cooked shrimp to a plate or Pyrex dish, then add the remaining two tablespoons of oil to the pan and heat until sizzling; add the remaining shrimp and stir-fry as follow as you did for the first portion.
  4. When the shrimp are just pink but not cooked through, add the reserved shrimp back to the pan along with the ginger, onion, garlic, sweet red chili sauce and bell peppers; stir-fry for about 1 minute more. Add the water, cloves, scallions, soy sauce, and cook until the shrimp are cooked through, 1-2 minutes more. Do not overcook.
  5. Use a spatula to transfer the shrimp to a serving dish. Continue to cook the sauce until slightly thickened. Turn off the heat then pour over the shrimp. Serve with jasmine or white rice.

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Bon Appetit!

Enjoy… Until next time!

GenMom

Eat Your Rainbow!

Eat Your Rainbow! If at the end of a rainbow there is a pot of gold, then at the end of your fruit rainbow is a healthier and longer life, which is your goldmine.  

Eat Your Rainbow! If at the end of a rainbow there is a pot of gold, then at the end of your fruit rainbow is a healthier and longer life, which is your goldmine.  

I am a fruit and vegetable lover and have been one since i was a child. There is always fresh fruit in our refrigerator or on our counter and it never seems to be enough for my family. I am lucky that my oldest and youngest love to eat fruits and vegetables. Yes, they both eat some of the most interesting fruits and veggies like, broccoli, blackberries, beets, guava and cauliflower. I can eat a bowl of fruits for breakfast with oatmeal or lunch with a salad and not feel hungry. I also like to use fresh or frozen fruits for shakes that I usually drink twice a day as a supplement in between regular meals. 

 

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All of the beautiful colors which make up a rainbow and more will be the key to unlocking a healthier you and improving your life span. There are numerous nutrients that make up each fruit and vegetable that supports your desire for improved health from boosting immune function, maintaining skin elasticity and preventing wrinkles and signs of aging, contributing to preventing cancer, increasing longevity, improving heart function and detoxifying your body of contaminants. No single fruit or vegetable will provide all the nutrients you need for health but eating a variety will provide you with the powerful nutrition it requires.

 Here’s to a healthier you and to longer life!

All the best until next time!

GenMom

Paella Recipe

I decided to try a new recipe and thought I would try making Paella. I love rice and seafood so decided to prepare shrimp Paella. It was really easy to prepare and absolutely delicious.

I decided to try a new recipe and thought I would try making Paella. I love rice and seafood so decided to prepare shrimp Paella. It was really easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. The next time I will prepare the Paella with other seafood and chicken. I have seem a lot of recipes with various meats or seafoods so this should be fun.

Preparation Time: 30 Mins

Ingredients:

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (optional)        
2 tablespoons olive oil                                             
1 onion, chopped     
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped       
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup of mixed vegetables    
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes     
2 cups uncooked short-grain yellow rice 
1 bay leaf
½ cup of water         
1/2 bunch Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped        

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Boil shrimp for 5 minutes on medium to high heat until both sides are pink.
  2. Strain shrimp in cold water and place in a bowl on the side. Peel if preferred.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, oregano, and salt and pepper. Stir in Shrimp to coat. Cover, and refrigerate.
  4. Cook rice and add to the side in mixing bowl.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet or paella pan over medium heat.
  6. Stir in garlic, red and yellow peppers, mixed vegetables and pepper flakes, and rice.
  7. Add 3 tablespoon of water (more if needed), stirring, to coat rice with oil, about 3 minutes.
  8. Stir in bay leaf and parsley. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 20 minutes.

Spread rice mixture onto a serving tray. Top with shrimp mixture.

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All the best until next time!

GenMom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L.H.O.P. Fitness

Looking for a committed and energetic personal trainer? Check out L.H.O.P. Fitness located in the Washington D.C. area.

Looking for a committed and energetic personal trainer? Check out L.H.O.P. Fitness located in the Washington D.C. area.  

Certified Personal Trainer Kimberly Marshall who specializes in healthy personal fitness programs owns L.H.O.P. Fitness. Here’s some more information on Kimberly and her mission.

After a defining moment in her life, Kimberly decided to take a hand on approach to her health and wellness journey by starting to work out daily and educating herself on the different aspects of heath and wellness.  

Her passion for health and wellness resulted in the start of her business Living Healthy On Purpose (L.H.O.P.) Kimberly started to see the change and positive impact on other people’s lives and that fueled her even more. Kimberly became more passionate after seeing the positive impact she was having with her clients.

L.H.O.P. focus is not solely focused on loosing weigh, dropping a size or more or by the stresses of being smaller. It’s on living the healthiest lifestyle that is possible in order for you to be healthier you. Its a community of clients who support each other and hold each other accountable to be their better selves everyday. The clients are the central focus of the program and their commitment to their health and wellness with their personal transition is what drives Kimberly to excel as a personal trainer. 

Link to her site is https://www.lhopfitness.net/

DMV Metro Area

Tel: 240-326-3993
livinghealthyonpurpose1@gmail.com
Owner: Kimberly Marshall

 

Be well until next time.

GenMom.

Marinated Spanish Mackerel Steaks

I have been working on healthy yet delicious seafood and especially fish recipes for my family as we look to completely remove all red meat from our meal plans.

 

I have been working on healthy and delicious fish recipes for my family as we look to completely remove all red meat from our meal plans. I came across mackerel steaks at our local grocery store and thought I would give it a try and see how my family would rate it overall.

I selected Panamei Seafood because it is supposed to have a delicate texture and flavorful. Suggested ways of preparing is barbecuing and smoking or frying and served with sauses. It’s easy to prepare and a great substitute if trying to avoid some or all meat. My family loved it all except for our son who refuses to eat any meat and has claimed he is a vegetarian. Well at least he eats tuna. Hope you can try it as well and let me know what you think?

Preparation
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 4-5

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Mackerel/steak cut
  • ¾cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 medium onion, cut into rings
  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/3 green bell pepper
  • 1/3 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • Pam Spray 

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a medium-mixing bowl combine lemon juice, soy sauce and pepper together. Pour over the fish and marinate in refrigerator for an hour.
  2. In a skillet, spray with Pam, heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil on medium high. Once the oil is hot enough, fry fish until golden brown.
  3. Place the cooked fish on your serving tray or open pyrex dish. 
  4. Use a separate fry pan, add 2 tablespoon olive oil, stir-fry onion rings, red and green peppers with vinegar but not until soft. 
  5. Add onion rings and peppers marinade on top and arrange around the fish steaks.
  6. Fish steaks are ready to serve. Cover until ready or eat immediately. Not suggested to be left on the stove or it will dry out.
    Serve over white rice or steamed spinach.

 

 

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Hope you enjoy!

All the best until next time!

GenMom.