Stuffed Crooked Necks and Bells!

Good day, good day!

So recently I decided I was going to try being vegetarian. GASP, I know, how could I just give up eating chickens, cows and Mary the little lamb?! It’s very easy actually, for me, my husband is still eating meat which I would never force him to give it up. So far I am on day 6 of this adventure and it is going great. I made a new recipe that turned out super yummy ! STUFFED YELLOW SQUASH AND BELL PEPPERS. 

This dish had more of a Mexican appeal and I kinda made it up as I went along. I got both bell pepper and squash because why not! I would defiantly recommend getting more than just two of each because you will have a lot of filling left. If you make it for a family of 4 it will be the perfect amount! I also wanted to get zucchini, but the store had the smallest ones I have ever seen so that’s why I just went with the squash. img_7221

What you will need:

  •  I would say 4 squash zucchini and 2 bell peppers (mix and match how you like to what you like)
  • 3/4 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Bag Frozen Corn
  • 1-2 Avocado
  • 1/2  Bunch Cilantro
  • 1 Can Black Beans ( I like the spicy black beans)
  • Salsa (your favorite kind)
  • Sour Cream
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • Cheese
  • 1/2 Block Cream Cheese
  • Brown Rice
  • S&P
  • Cumin
  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic

I first started off by cooking the rice because that seems to take the longest. I only cooked 1 cup of rice. Then I began to de-gut the squash and bell peppers. img_7222.jpgAfter, I pulled out a Pyrex dish and lightly spread the oil around the pan and I also took my cooking brush and lightly spread it on the inside of the vegetables. Then, placed them in the pan and start chopping all the other veggies! I used about 3/4 of a red onion, 1 whole tomato, 1 jalapeno, and about 1/2 bunch of cilantro but don’t add it til the end. I even cut up some extra bell peppers I had in the fridge.img_7225.jpgimg_7223.jpg

I just cooked the veggies first and added all the seasoning. Season as you go to, I used a lot. AND DON’T FORGET THE GARLIC!

Then, the rice should be done so throw that in the pan with the beans and corn (after they are rinsed and microwave the corn half the amount of time). Give a good stir and add the cream cheese! I think I added about 4 oz, but add what you like!img_7230Once the mix is heated then add the cilantro, and start stuffing your peppers and squash! Once they are full I threw it in the oven for about 7 minutes at 400 degrees and then added the cheese on top! img_7231img_7235Then I threw them back in the oven for another 15 minutes and let the cheese get crispy! ooooo man these were so good!! img_7236.jpgimg_7241.jpgThen, I topped them with sour cream, salsa, and you won’t believe me, but I was so hungry I forgot my avocado! But next time I won’t forget! img_7243

There you go a delicious meatless dinner! I was thinking next time I would use a spanish rice, my problem with box rice the high sodium content it has, but it sure would make this meal that much better. AND DON’T FORGET THE AVOCADO!

Well I hope you all have a great day!

Spread LOVE AND PEACE!

Peace out Girl Scouts.

E. Little

You are beautiful.

I just want to remind everyone how beautiful you all are! Inside and out. Sometimes I think we get so lost in living our lives, running errands, doing things for others that we forget we need to love ourselves too. I know I do. We need to remember to do the things that make us happy.

I know sometimes I find my happiness when I am folding laundry, listening to my 80’s music, catching myself shaking my butt in a mirror. I know what you are thinking, “wow she found happiness folding laundry,” because that not what I mean, I hate doing laundry, it’s that I found a peaceful moment in my hectic life to enjoy MYSELF jamming out to some awesome music that makes me happy. It’s the times when my husband and I make a 5 minute trip to the grocery store and end up playing with the lightsabers in the toy aisle and laughing so hard, we are going to pee our pants. I think that if we really don’t take the time to love the small moments we lose ourselves to the hard-working lives we live.

Do you ever just take a moment to look at yourself in the mirror? I did the other day after I was just shaking my butt around and I really looked at myself. My hair messy, makeup half worn off from the morning shift I worked, I thought, DAMN I look GOOD! We all do! I love my thin, naturally blonde, always in a knot hair. What do you love about yourself? Take pictures of your beauty, have fun, listen to your music loud because you are the model!

Just remember to be true to yourself, love your natural beauty and never lose who you really are in this crazy world.

Turn up the music, get lost in yourself and by golly shake your butt around! We only have our one life to live, so make it the best.

I love you all my Hippies,

“Be you, Be true.”

E. Little

HERE IS A SONG TO DANCE TO– my mom had a CD that had this song on it growing up, I still love it.

Mango Salsa Shrimp Tacos!

Holy cow, let me start of by saying I have missed you all! I have been so busy with school and work I have had no time to write. So since I have been gone I thought I would share with you what my husband and I made for dinner last week that was so unbelievably tasty. MANGO SALSA ON SHRIMP TACOS!

I was trying to think of something quick and easy to make since I had worked that morning and had an exam (shocker I know) that next day to study for. Tacos are pretty easy so I went to the grocery store and winged it!

What you will need for the Mango Salsa, (or could be considered Pico because it is chunky)

  1. 2 mangos
  2. 3/4 red onion
  3. 1 red bell pepper
  4. about 2-3 jalapeno
  5. a bunch of cilantro
  6. Salt
  7. Lime

Now, take the list and dice everything into small pieces and give a good mix! My husband took over all the chopping and the mixing so I’m sorry for the lack of pictures! He said he only used a little salt, not much, and let me say it turned out perfect! Also just squeeze a half of lime in the mix! We got really lucky the mango was actually really sweet! img_6922We let it sit in the fridge while we cooked the shrimp. I just cooked the shrimp with Cajun seasoning to give it some spice.

We used corn tortillas and added avocado to the tacos, we also had a side of refried beans! But here’s a tip, always buy the vegetarian kind, because the other ones have LARD in them! yes LARD, you are welcome, now you are going to read the label when you go the store next. Oh yeah, I also put feta on my tacos, just because it sounded good! img_6931img_6930img_6932Alright there you are, just in time for taco Tuesday! And a side note I took my favorite back of blue corn chips when I was done eating my tacos and started chowing on the bowl of mango salsa I had leftover. SO DANG GOOD!! 

I am sorry again for my lack of posts, but school is important! Heres a SOD too for you to jam to today!

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Happy Day Everyone!

Stay Hippie!

E. Little

 

That thing you want to try.

Good morning my hippies,

You know those videos that you see on Facebook of people making the super awesome looking food, and it’s always when you are laying in bed about to go to sleep? Well this situation happened to me 2 nights ago! It was a super awesome breakfast that looked fast, easy and lucky for me I had everything to make it so I told myself I would make it for breakfast that next morning.

I made it with a few complications, so I decided to try again this morning making it different from what the video showed.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED, or what you want to use yourself.

  1. About 3 eggs
  2. Deli ham
  3. Bread
  4. tomatoes
  5. Red onion
  6. jalapeno
  7. Pepper, I didn’t use salt because the ham is salty enough.
  8. Cheese, I used pepper-jack, but use what you like.
  9. Avocado

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First chop up all your veggies and scramble you eggs!

Then heat up your pan on a medium heat. I find that using butter works best to help seal the bread on the pan.img_6819Then slice a hole out of your bread, now I like the bread I buy because I think it has great flavor, but for doing this to get a little bigger portion I would buy a bigger loaf, width wise. It will hold more veggies and for the veggies use whatever you like, mushrooms would be good!img_6821

img_6828 Now, I placed the bread and the veggies on the pan and I let it sit for maybe 45 seconds just to get the bread cooking then I added the eggs. This is where it gets super tricky, Go super slow pouring the eggs and only do a little at a time. You want the eggs to kinda cook on the bottom of the pan so they don’t seep out under the bread. After add the cheese and then the meat!

I left them more of a whole piece to make it more of a sandwich. Then place the piece of bread you cut out and put it on top. I let it sit for a while before I flipped it to really get the eggs cooked on the one side. img_6832I like my bread crispy so I let it get brown on the one side before I flipped it. I let sit on the other side for a while too. With the spatula I would press it into the pan, and get the uncooked egg to spill out and cook. I would continuously flip it in the pan until my gut told me it was cooked all the way. When its done I added some avocado and CHOWED!img_6833Seems weird, maybe, but oh man it is so delish! and its a little different from normal scrambled eggs.

And because its Friday, I decided to make my all time favorite Door County Coffee, PUMPKIN SPICE! img_6844I LOVE PUMPKIN SPICE!! They have the best flavored pumpkin spice coffee around! It reminds me when I made these Pumpkin Cream Cheese muffins last year, OMG they were so good, now I have to make them again. Get your coffee before the season is over!!!!

https://www.doorcountycoffee.com/

Because you know what is coming up soon?? PEPPERMINT COFFEE! So Savor the fall flavor while its here!

Well off to work I go! Happy Friday my Hippies!

E. Little

Yoga and the Full Moon.

Tonight, I went to my late night yoga class at the gym with my favorite instructor. When we all got out mats out and siting cross legs, she went on telling us that typically on nights when it is a full moon, yogies don’t normally practice. She never really went into detail, but she said it would be best for us to more stretching and flow yoga, keep it lighter. This teacher gets more into advanced poses so it made me curious on why she wanted to take it easy.

img_6814( Like my 80’s pants? Yeah, me too)

We did do a lot of good stretching and did a flow of moon salutations which were really fun, I like knowing the routine and following the flow without having to look at the instructors to see if I am right. Then we ended with some twist stretching that really gave me relief in my lower back. We also did the goddess pose which was a new one for me!

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Finally, after I got home I had to look up this yoga and full moon thing, I read a lot of different articles and I found some pretty interesting information. Full moons cause gravitational pull on water, with the body being made of mostly water the full moon tends to have a pull on us as well. In yoga, there is a lot of balancing and when there is a full moon out people who practice tend to lose their balance, concentration as the water in our bodies moving and we generally have a lot more energy. A wise person once said the freaks come out on a full moon ( honestly its true, work in a restaurant on a full moon and you will then have seen everything.).

Its always a good night when I learn something new!

Anything weird happen to you on your full moon? Tell me a story! (it’s almost my bed time)

Until next time,

Namaste,

E. Little