Time is the most valuable commodity we living beings have. We all have the same amount of time everyday; 24 hours. Whether we are healthy or ill, tired or strong, rich or poor, young or old, we all have the same amount of hours each day, and none of us can buy time back. What […]
1. Passion It’s commonly assumed that successful entrepreneurs are driven by money. But most will tell you they are fueled by a passion for their product or service, by the opportunity to solve a problem and make life easier, better, cheaper. Read: 5 Ways You Can Find Your Passion in Life
Spicy Shrimp with Creamy Polenta
1 c. polenta or yellow cornmeal
2 tbsp. butter
1/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan
1/3 c. freshly grated Asiago
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, plus more for garnish
3 green onions, thinly sliced, whites and greens separated
1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left on, if desired)
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1/2 c. dry white wine
1/2 c. chicken stock
2 tbsp. heavy cream
In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring salt and 4 cups water to a boil. Add polenta in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly. Continue to whisk 2 minutes more, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and cheese, then season with salt.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and green onion whites and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook until soft, stirring, 4 minutes.
Add shrimp and thyme and cook until shrimp are completely pink, stirring, 4 minutes, then season with salt and pepper. Add wine and chicken stock and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until liquid is reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cream and simmer 2 minutes more.
Serve shrimp over polenta and garnish with remaining green onion greens.
Speedy Tomato Pasta
1 splash extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 heads garlic, peeled
1 28 oz can of whole tomatoes
1 5 ½ oz can of tomato paste
1 cup red wine
1 Tbsp oregano
1-2 bay leaves
½ tsp salt
1 454 g box of farfalle or any pasta
1 16 oz box of baby spinach
1. Add a splash of olive oil to a large saucepan over medium heat. Toss in the onion and garlic and sauté just to heat through, a minute or two. Pile in the tomatoes, paste, wine, oregano, bay leaves and salt. Bring to a simmer and slowly cook until all the flavours blend and deepen, about 20 minutes.
2. While the sauce is bubbling away, cook the pasta in lots of salty boiling water. Drain.
3. Fold the sauce and the spinach into the cooked pasta, stirring and allowing the heat to wilt the spinach. Serve and share.
Have you ever sat and watched your children play? Im sure we all have. Notice how they mimic you? I have a 6 year who plays store, school and house, in all scenarios she’s a mini me. Leading the way, showing people products she loves and many times doing “Scentsy parties”. We often think that kids are so busy playing and glued to electronics, that they aren’t watching! They see and hear everything- trust me on that. I have some funny stories but those will have to wait for another blog.
Its up to us to lead the way for them. Whether its a positive outlook, working hard or being a good parent, they are looking to you to learn.. Aaliyah is washing a few dishes telling her brother to hang on, she still has dishes to do lol (something I would say to Ali)
It’s hard sometimes to find positive in a situation that may be negative, but for their sake you have to. Show them that good always trumps evil. We want them to be their best selfs and it starts with us. What we inspire them to do will be their inspiration in how they live their lives.
There comes a point in your life where you have to decide if you’re gonna appreciate all that’s going right, or dwell on all that’s going wrong. Over the years, I’ve done a complete 360. You see, I wasn’t always the positive, happy, glass is half full individual that I am today. Shocking, I know! I would often ask myself, why am I not lucky enough to be rich & successful?!? I finally realized, I was the problem! For some reason, I felt entitled to this amazing life that I assumed would just naturally present it self. I honestly felt that money & success were just gonna eventually fall on my lap! Well, being broke forced me to quickly realize that luck wasn’t something that would get me to where I wanted/needed to be. I wanted money, success and genuine happiness, I needed to take action. My perspective had to change fast, and I had to give this world everything I was expecting from it. My new perspective led me here-with a new blog site, that I initially had no idea how to set up. For days I felt sorry for myself, but today I told myself “I was making it happen!” I could feel sorry and continue to hold myself back or I could learn to do these “hard things” and make it happen!
Perspective really is key!