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Dorothy Marvine Ely

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ray Robinson

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Who caught this fish?  

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Dorothy Marvine near their Lake Conway Cabin, posing with their new car!

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Gary Ray Robinson Easter Egg Hunting at his Grandparents.

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Yours Truly opening Christmas presents!

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CUBAN COOKING

Reading Cookbooks is one of my favorite things to do!  Mark Bittman and Ina Garten are favorites.  Great resources to cherry-pick recipes that fit my life. 

Eliminating sugar from my diet earlier this year changed much of my pantry. Finding SABORES DE CUBA with recipes developed by Chef Ronaldo was a perfect find. Love Chef’s Cuban Flavors. Flavors that are bright and beautiful and bold.  And now, Sugar Free.

Chef Ronaldo Sabores de Cuba

Take a peek at one of my favorite recipes for BREAKFAST!  

Try this Green Vegetable Egg Tortilla and you’ll want to have the entire book on hand.  Trust me on this! 

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(From “Chef Ronaldo’s Sabores de Cuba”, p. 182)

Adding lots of greens to your morning meal charges your body with some incredible nutrition. This recipe is a great way to get you through the first part of the day. Breakfast doesn’t have to mean hitting the drive-through window at a doughnut or coffee shop.
The time we spend waiting to place our order at the drive-through could be spent making an awesome, healthy breakfast like this one. Have a great day!

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 15 minutes
SERVES: 4

SERVING SIZE: 1/4 of the tortilla

2 stalks green onion, finely sliced
2 crowns broccoli, finely sliced (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup washed and cubed Roma tomatoes
1 cup spinach, washed and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
4 eggs, whisked

1/2 cup fat-free milk (I use Almond Milk.)

Preheat oven to 350°F. 

To a bowl, add green onion, broccoli, tomato, spinach, salt, garlic powder, oregano, pepper, and smoked paprika. Toss ingredients well to make sure greens are covered with the spices. 

Preheat an ovenproof nonstick pan over medium heat. Add vegetables from the bowl and sauté until ingredients are cooked through, about 2 minutes. 

Add milk to the bowl with whisked eggs and whisk briefly to combine. Add egg mixture to pan and stir with a wooden or plastic spoon. Make sure all ingredients are evenly spread out. 

Place pan in the middle rack of your oven and cook for 10 minutes. To check if the tortilla (egg and vegetable mixture) is done, insert a toothpick in the middle; if it comes out clean, the tortilla is cooked through. 

Remove from oven and let it rest on the stovetop for 1–2 minutes so eggs settle and don’t fall apart when serving. Enjoy! 


Exchanges/Food Choices:
1 vegetable, 1 medium-fat protein

THIS IS IMPRESSIVE:

Calories 100 | Calories from Fat 45 | Total Fat 5g | Saturated Fat 2g | Trans Fat 0g | Cholesterol 185mg | Sodium 340mg | Potassium 350mg | Total Carbohydrate 7g | Dietary Fiber 1g | Sugars 3g | Protein 9g | Phosphorus 165mg

There is another recipe I’ll be trying this week, will post upon trying.  Subscribe for more recipes like this. YUM-O.

Also, If you’d like this book for your own library:

Copyright © 2016 by Ronaldo Linares. From Chef Ronaldo’s Sabores de Cuba Photography: Kelly Campbell Photography. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. Chef Ronaldo’s Sabores de Cuba is available at ShopDiabetes.org, in bookstores nationwide, or by calling 1-800-232-6733.


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“JOY”

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“JOY”

Christmas Day is almost gone, mine was terrific. It’s my hope yours was too.

I’d been holding my breath for this, my second holiday day without any family. Narrowed down before my Mother died, to just Mother and me. She/We always wanted our entire family here to celebrate, they were unable to be with her, with us.

We did okay, through these times we became closer than I would ever have imagined possible. When she died she was to me Mother, Sister and Best-Friend. Nothing will ever be the same.

Now it is time for new traditions, new journeys.

This year I have gained new friends and managed to keep many great life long friends.  One called me today as we were leaving for the movies – I was so excited to see this film – when I told Stacey what we were seeing, “JOY” she buoyed me further with the reminder  my ‘outside’ the box thinking is why NBC’s Today Show began “Music on the Plaza”.  Forgotten that my pitch to have the legendary “Cathedrals” sing and outside, on the Plaza that early September morning marked a first for the show.  A smashing success, they were booked again for Christmas six hours later.

Stacey

Stacey – Thank you for your 15 + Years of true friendship and encouragement to me.  Stacey and Virginia and and and.  I am a blessed girl.  Going to be telling about why I love each of them so in upcoming posts.  Today?  Today is about the “JOY” of new traditions.

Melissa Batey long-time friend (and former personal assistant from my Nashville years) is relocating to Conway.  We are rearranging my house to make room for her tomorrow, it was Christmas. We did exactly as we desired! She made a wreath for my front door we went to the movies and made a favorite meal of Pasta with Marinara.

BEST of this holiday, unbeknownst to anyone, received my very first invitation from a family from church to join them for a Holiday Dinner.  The Eppersons. This Family, Ruth Ann Epperson will always have a special place in my heart for thinking of me.

New friends, new traditions. I am happy and filled with JOY.

For many of my friends, and those who actually read my blog posts :) — I want to encourage you that things will be better.  Different, but better.

For today, put some “JOY” in your life. “JOY” is a MUST. SEE. If you have ever had an idea (who hasn’t really?) and own your own voice, you will be encouraged, uplifted and motivated to own your dreams too.

THIS my wish and prayer for each of you this day.

***disclaimer PLEASE forgive any grammar or other mistakes.  I wanted this post to be as authentic as possible so I’m forgoing edits.  It was such a great day & don’t wish to be tied up in what is minutia for me.


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