Archive | March, 2012

Signature Pretzel Bread

11 Mar

Signature Pretzel Bread.

Black Womans Journey to Vegetarianism

5 Mar

SO now i am a vegetarian…

***before i get started i would like to make an announcement that i dislike all forms of labeling. I don’t really know what i should be called, label or categorized as other than me***

So anyway as i was saying i am a vegetarian that will eat fish occasionally, eggs when i want, and has a cheese addiction that i am truly going to break.

Y am i making a post in reference to this, when i search this world-wide web, i cant find any personal plights or journey from black women or men on their journey from meat to no meat, i am sure there are people but i cant find them so i decided hey i am going to write my trials and tribulations down for people to criticize, laugh at, and relate to.

Y do i have to separate by my skin color? because i am a black woman and it is relevent. culturally i have been raised from soul food, kool aid, a good ice-cold Pepsi, and great fried chicken. I can COOK. i mean any and everything and make you come back for more, but as a Goddess, mother, sister, and wife, i decided two years ago that my unhealthy eating had made my stomach protruding, forgetful, tired, angry, acne, horrible cramps, fibroid and a host of other problems.

I tried for two years to change my eating lifestyle. Vanity was not my motivation, i wanted it to be but my will power was like some people like fat out shape women LOL but some do like “thick, but you really are overweight and unhealthy women.” That did nothing for me in the form of changing my ways. Then i determined well i can do it for spiritual reasons. bring out my true goddess, cant meditate or focus or open my third eye with this poison running through my veins. Still i could not break this addiction.

Eventually, and i believe everything is a process, it was time i began reading this book: Sistah Vegan by A Breeze Harper

This book made sense to me, it stopped me cold turkey when it came to eating meat. This might not touch you in the ways it touched me but this is MY story MY testimony.

What i will post, are my short comings, recipes, information that i find interesting or helpful, my gripes, my complaints and what i am feeling at the time.

I will post my unusual crazy topics or things i find interesting.

Words on my recipes, there are still old recipes i have listed on this blog before i transitioned, so don’t  get all high and mighty on me about the ones that have meat.


Famous Barr French Onion Soup

3 Mar

Famous Barr’s French Onion Soup Recipe #607
One of St. Louis’s favorite soup recipes was recently printed in the Post-Dispatch. I remember going to St. Louis when I was young and my family going into the department store’s restaurant for this famous soup. Enjoy! Famous-Barr’s French Onion Soup
by Bill Hilbrich

4½ hours | 40 min prep

SERVES 16 , 4 quarts

5 lbs onions, unpeeled
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground
2 tablespoons paprika
1 bay leaf
7 (16 ounce) cans beef broth, divided (recommended Swanson’s)
1 cup dry white wine (optional)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour or instant flour (such as Wondra)
caramel coloring (optional) or Kitchen Bouquet (optional)
2 teaspoons salt
French baguette (optional)
swiss cheese (optional) or gruyere cheese (optional)

Peel onions and slice 1/8 inch thick, preferably in a food processor.
Melt butter in a 6-quart (or larger) stockpot. Add onions; cook, uncovered, over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
(The long cooking time makes the onions mellow and sweet.) Stir in pepper, paprika and bay leaf; saute over low heat 10 minutes more, stirring frequently.
Pour in 6 cans broth and wine. Increase heat and bring to a boil.
Dissolve flour in remaining 1 can broth.
Stir into boiling soup.
Reduce heat and simmer slowly for 2 hours.
Adjust color to a rich brown with caramel coloring, season with salt. Refrigerate overnight. To serve, heat soup in microwave or on stove top.
If desired, pour into ovenproof crocks or bowls.
Top with a slice of bread and a sprinkling of grated cheese. Heat under the broiler until cheese melts and bubbles, about 5 minutes.
Leftover soup can be frozen.

Chakra Chart

3 Mar
Solar Plexus
Lower Abdomen
Solar Plexus
Centre of Chest
Top of Head
Survival, Vitality, Reality, Grounding, Security, Support, Stability, Sexuality, Individuality, Courage, Impulsiveness
Feelings, Emotions, Intimacy, Procreation, Polarity, Sensuality, Confidence, Sociability, Freedom, Movement
Personal Power, Will, Knowledge, Wit, Laughter, Mental Clarity, Humor, Optimism, Self-Control, Curiosity, Awareness
Relationships, Love, Acceptance, Self-Control, Compassion, Guilt, Forgiveness, Harmony, Peace, Renewal, Growth
Communication, Wisdom, Speech, Trust, Creative Expression, Planning, Spatial, Organization, Caution
Intuition, Invention, Psychic Abilities, Self Realization, Perception, Release, Understanding, Memory, Fearlessness
Knowingness, Wisdom, Inspiration, Charisma, Awareness, Higher Self, Meditation, Self Sacrificing, Visionary
Emotions, Desires
Purpose, Sunshine
Balance, Love
Expansion, Healing
Imagination, Intuition
Bliss, Spirituality
Body Parts
Spine (Chi, Life Force) Legs, Feet, Bones, Teeth, Large Intestines, Prostate, Bladder, Blood, Circulation, Tailbone
Ovaries, Testes, Womb, Kidneys, Urinary Tract, Skin, Spleen, Gallbladder, Recharges Etheric Body/Aura
Digestion, Liver, Stomach, Diaphragm, Nervous System, Pancreas Metabolism, Small Intestines
Lungs, Heart, Bronchia,Thymus Gland, Arms, Hands, Respiratory, Hypertension, Muscles
Throat, Vocal System, Mouth, Jaw, Parathyroid, Tongue, Neck, Shoulders, Lymphs (Perspiration), Atlas, Menstrual Cycle
Eyes, Nose, Ears, Sinuses, Cerebellum, Pineal, Forebrain, Autonomic Nervous System, Heals Etheric Body/Aura
Upper brain, Cerebral Cortex, Cerebrum, Pituitary, Central Nervous System, Hair Growth, Top of Head
Anemia, Fatigue, Obesity, Anus, Rectum (hemorrhoids), Constipation, Colds, Body Temperature, Bladder Infection, Rebuilds Blood Cells & Haemoglobin, Sciatic, Numbness, Leukemia
Impotence, Frigidity, Ovaries, Uterine Problems, Candida, Eating Disorders, Drug Use, Depression, Alcoholism, Polarity Imbalances, Gout, Allergies, Asthma (Oxygen Deficiencies)
Ulcers, Diabetes, Hepatitis, Hypoglycemia, Blood Sugar Disorders, Constipation, Nervousness, Timidity, Addictions to Stimulants, Parasites & Worms, Toxicity, Jaundice, Poor Memory
High Blood Pressure, Passiveness, Lethargy, Asthma, Immune System, Breathing Difficulties, Pneumonia, Emphysema, Cell Growth, Muscle Tension, Heart Problems, Chest Pain
Thyroid, Flu, Fevers, Blisters, Infections, Herpes, Itching, Sores, Tonsillitis, Toothaches, OCD, Speech Disorders, TMJ, Hyperactivity, Melancholy, Hormonal Problems, Swelling, Hiccups, PMS, Mood Swings
Blindness, Vision, Headaches, Migraines, Earaches, Nightmares, Sleep Disorders,Fear, Manic Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Paranoia, Equilibrium Imbalances
Depression, Alienation, Mental Illness, Neuralgia, Confusion, Senility, Veins, Blood Vessels, Lymphatic System, Bacteria, Warts, Skin Rashes, Eczema