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Saturday, June 30, 2012

[Jojo's kitchen] Tilapia and Collard greens

will be back to edit this -


kiwi and orange side salad






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Friday, June 29, 2012

[Overcoming] Quote of the day


“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ”
Eleanor Roosevelt





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[Jojo's kitchen] Beans and Tortilla


Lunch today







Ingredients 
Wholewheat tortilla
Red beans
Sweet potatoes
Green peppers
Salad tomatoes


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Thursday, June 28, 2012

[Jojo's kitchen] Poached eggs and Spinach

What I had for breakfast this morning - not only did it taste great but the prep time was under 10mins








Ingredients
2 eggs
Vinegar
Spinach
Salad tomatoes
Cranberries


Yogurt - greek yogurt
Kiwi
Blueberries


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[Jojo's kitchen] Sauteed Veggies and Wholewheat cous-cous


Sauteed Veggies and wholewheat cous-cous









Ingredients
Red cabbage
Green cabbage
Squash
Onions
Mushrooms
Orange cuts (to garnish)
Kale 
Olive oil
Seasoning (i used cayenne, thyme, & stock cubes
Whole-wheat cous-cous





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African print outfits

I can't believe I'm doing a fashion related post - but just had to share the beautiful outfits gifted to me by  JJ -
I love them J - thank you sweet pea



this can be purchased from elimonn.com

dress from elimonn.com



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When JJ visited Hotlanta



JJ my sister from another mother came to celebrate my birthday with me all the way from England - we had way too much of a good time, we shopped, dined, eat junk, went out day in day out for 7days straight.
Twas a really good break for the both of us - I'm usually at home tending to my men 90% of the time and she in turn takes care of her hubby - so it was great to just be and hang.
We went to quite  a number of places in Atlanta , just showing her around made me realise how much I actually quite like this place - Atlanta has become my home-

Here are some of the highlights


shopping at Atlantic Station

Toured the MLK center

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More shopping at Little 5 Points


some good ole soul music at Kat's Cafe 

some laughs


dined at Glady's Knight Chicken & Waffles


I had the  ollard greens spring onions

                                   
                                     

JJ had the chicken omelette

next day we ate at Footprints Jamaican restauant

curry chick and black eye peas

then we shopped some more at Lenox Mall

had to go to a comedy night too - AG WHITE was amazing 



JJ colour blocking
me keep it simple in my Bill Hallman bargain  outfit:)






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[Running] Dash4Dad 5k Atlanta



I decided to run the Dash4Dad Father's day in memory of my Dad - the race is to raise awareness for prostrate cancer , my Dad died after brief cardiac arrest but I still ran it for him all the same.

Twas my 2nd Father's day without him - I miss my Daddy.
 Anyhoo I did not train whatsoever for the race; prior to the day I hadn't run in over 3weeks (due to bad knees) - and the night before I o'ded on Mcvities Digestive.; come race day I was so sluggish - all in all I finish in 27mins which was not as bad but was aiming for between 25-26mins. There's always a next time. Infact next time I'll be sure to get enough sleep, stay away from the sugar and train at least :)

what not to eat a day before a race - BAD!BAD!BAD!



warm-up dance with Mrs A




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Thursday, June 14, 2012

It's my Birthday today !! Yippee


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JOJO.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!

It's my birthday today - I'm indeed grateful to God for keeping me alive to see this day - I'm glad to be able to celebrate yet another year - I am healthy, fit and strong - what a blessing!! God is good!! Thank you Father!!





moi at age 1


moi today - well a few days ago :)




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[Jojo's kitchen] Beans, Cous-Cous, Avocado and Kale

Beans, Cous-Cous, Avocado and Kale ...say what ? lol I know right - random.org - I just felt like it :) - it was yummy too





Ingredients

Whole wheat cous-cous
Avocado
Beans
Kale

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Song of the Week - Strength , Courage & Wisdom b India Arie





Strength, Courage & Wisdom"

Inside my head there lives a dream that I want to see in the sun
Behind my eyes there lives a me that I've been hiding for much too long
'Cause I've been, too afraid to let it show
'Cause I'm scared of the judgment that may follow
Always putting off my living for tomorrow
It's time to step out on faith, I've gotta show my face
It's been elusive for so long, but freedom is mine today
I've gotta step out on faith, It's time to show my face
Procrastination had me down but look what I have found, I found

[Chorus:]
Strength, courage, and wisdom
And it's been inside of me all along,
Strength, courage, and wisdom
Inside of me

Behind my pride there lives a me, that knows humility
Inside my voice there is a soul, and in my soul there is a voice
But I've been, too afraid to make a choice
'Cause I'm scared of the things that I might be missing
Running too fast to stop and listen

It's time to step out on faith, I've gotta show my face
It's been elusive for so long but freedom is mine today
I've gotta step out on faith it's time to show my face
Procrastination had me down but look what I have found, I found

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
I close my eyes and I think of all the things that I want to see
'Cause I know, now that I've opened up my heart I know that
Anything I want can be, so let it be, so let it be:.

Strength, courage, and wisdom
It's been inside of me all along,
Strength, courage, wisdom
It's been inside of me all along, everyday I'm praying for:

[Chorus]

Vamp
I found it in me, I found it finally
I'm sure to keep it' cause I like it, I say thank you


Thanks : azlyrics.com 



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My vinegar collection



'Vinegar is a liquid substance consisting mainly of acetic acid and water, the acetic acid being produced through the fermentation ofethanol by acetic acid bacteria.[1] It is today mainly used in the kitchen, but historically, as the most easily available mild acid, it had a great variety of industrial, medical, and domestic uses.' (thanks WIKIPEDIA]

As you can see I've gone 'buckwild' with my vinegar collection - I initially started with Apple Cider Vinegar and that was really for my hair rinses - which by the way is uber great - then I moved on to rice vinegar , then to Balsamic ...etc - Now I cannot eat my leafy greens without vinegar - just 'ain't right' - Not only does vinegar enhance the flavour ([flavor] bleeding Americans) it also comes with great health benefits and ZERO calorie so you really cannot go wrong - 


Cooking uses
Salad dressings
Sauteing
Marinading
Poaching
Tenderizing meat


So far my in my collection are:

Raspberry red wine 
Apple cider vinegar
Balsamic vinegar
White wine vinegar
Rice vinegar
Red wine vinegar















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