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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon

OH OH OH Eating Healthy really can be EASY and oh so tasty!!



Maple-mustard Glazed Salmon

Full of omega-3 fatty acids and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, salmon’s natural, velvety texture is accentuated by the maple and mustard glaze.
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 4 salmon filets, skinned, 4 oz./115 g each
  • 1½ cups carrots, sliced
  • ¾ cup snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. whole-grain or Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

Sprinkle half the salt and pepper over the salmon filets and place them in the Steamer Base. 
Place carrots in the Colander Tray and place the snow peas on top of the carrots. 
Fill Water Tray with 1¾ cups/400 mL water. Place Steamer Base on top of Water Tray and Colander Tray over Steamer Base. 
Cover and microwave on high power for 8 minutes or until salmon is opaque in the center and reaches a temperature of 145°F/63°C. 
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, mustard and thyme. Set aside. When cooking is complete, drizzle olive oil over vegetables, sprinkle remaining salt and pepper over them and stir to combine. Drizzle salmon with maple-mustard glaze and serve with vegetables.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 320 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 3.5g Cholesterol: 60mg Carbohydrate: 15g Sugar: 10g Fiber: 3g Protein: 25g Sodium: 320mg Vitamin A: 280% Vitamin C: 60% Calcium: 6% Iron: 8%
All of the products used in this recipe can be purchased on my Tupperware Site

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sometimes you just need to let go

I know when a relationship ends, whether it is a romantic relationship or a friendship, it is sometimes so very very hard to let go.  

The sadness that you feel can sometimes be debilitating, to the point that you just don't want to be around people.  


But of course THAT is the absolute wrong way to be.






I just love this one. 
It reminds us that there is always as reason to move forward with your life.

Thank you Bryant McGill for reminding us of this.

Are you ready to take this to heart and make it part of your life everyday?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coconut Green Curry Mussels





Coconut Green Curry Mussels
Thai green curry paste combines crushed lemongrass, garlic, ginger, chilies and herbs. Combined with coconut milk and fresh mussels, this dish bursts with authentic flavors.
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tbsp. fresh ginger
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded
1 tbsp. green curry paste
1 lime, zested and juiced using Zest ‘N Press® Gadget
13.5 oz./400 mL can light coconut milk
1 lb./455 g fresh mussels, scrubbed and rinsed
1 green onion, sliced, green part only
Place garlic, ginger and jalapeño in base of Chop ’N Prep Chef. Cover and pull cord 4–5 times to process until finely chopped. Add mixture to the Water Tray, along with the curry paste, lime zest and juice and coconut milk. Place the mussels in the Steamer Base, place over Water Tray, cover and microwave on high power for 6 minutes. Divide the mussels, placing into individual bowls, stir the sauce in the Water Tray and pour ¼ cup over the mussels in each bowl. Garnish with sliced green onions.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 200 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 30mg Carbohydrate: 7g Sugar: 0g Fiber: 0g Protein: 15g Sodium: 410mg Vitamin A: 6% Vitamin C: 20% Calcium: 4% Iron: 35%
All of the products used in this recipe can be purchased on my Tupperware Site 
Now is a great time to purchase ... There is a Fabulous Sale going on!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Turkey Tenderloin

Here is yet another reason to be owning the Tupperware Smart Steamer.  Right now the Steamer is on Sale at an awesome price (saving $44!) on my Tupperware Site so I'm really excited to be sharing this one now.   With this recipe and great Steamer Turkey isn't just for holidays ... it could be a monthly addition to your menu planning.





Turkey Tenderloin
Turkey’s not just for Thanksgiving; it’s a fantastic source of lean protein. 
Served with spicy sweet potatoes laced with Latin flair, this isn’t your typical holiday meal!
Serves 4. Serving size: 3 oz./85 g turkey; ½ cup sweet potatoes
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 12 oz./340 g turkey tenderloin
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1½ tsp. of our Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend

Combine salt, onion powder, pepper and garlic powder. Sprinkle mixture over turkey tenderloin on all sides and place in Steamer Base. Place cubed sweet potatoes in the Colander Tray. Fill Water Tray with 1¾ cups/ 400 mL water. Place Steamer Base on top of Water Tray and Colander Tray over Steamer Base. 
Cover and microwave on high power for 14 minutes or until turkey juices run clear and turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165°F/75°C and sweet potatoes are tender. 
While turkey cooks, place the green onions and cilantro in base of Chop ’N Prep Chef. Pull cord 4–5 times to process until finely chopped. Remove cover and add olive oil, maple syrup and seasoning blend. Replace cover and pull cord 4–5 times to fully combine. 
In a medium bowl, combine sweet potatoes and contents of Chop ’N Prep Chef until coated. Slice turkey and serve alongside sweet potatoes.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 240 Total Fat: 4.5g Saturated Fat: 0.5g Cholesterol: 35mg Carbohydrate: 28g Sugar: 8g Fiber: 4g Protein: 23g Sodium: 350mg Vitamin A: 330% Vitamin C: 10% Calcium: 6% Iron: 10%
All of the products used in this recipe can be purchased on My Tupperware Site

Rocky Point Clam Chowder

I really LOVE soup and with Fall comes SOUP SEASON! So this one is right up my alley AND giving me yet another reason to use my Smart Steamer!



Rocky Point Clam Chowder
Smoky bacon and red potatoes fill this hearty soup, and a little goes a long way. The liquid from the clams combined with tomato soup forms a flavorful base.
  • 24 littleneck clams, scrubbed and rinsed
  • 4 medium red potatoes, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, quartered
  • 2 slices reduced-sodium bacon, finely chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 oz./285 g can condensed low-sodium tomato soup
  • ½ cup chopped fresh or canned tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper

Fill Water Tray with 1¾ cups/400 mL water. Place clams in Steamer Base and potatoes in Colander Tray. Place Steamer Base over Water Tray and Colander Tray over Steamer Base. Cover and microwave on high power for 12-14 minutes or until clams open and potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. 
While clams steam, place onion in base of Chop ’N Prep Chef. Cover and pull cord 4-5 times to process until finely chopped. Place bacon in Chef Series™ 3-Qt./2.8 L Saucepan over medium heat. 
Once bacon begins to sizzle, add onions and sauté 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Remove clams from Steamer Base, remove clams from shells over Water Tray to catch any clam juice and coarsely chop clam meat. Discard any unopened clams. 
Strain steaming liquid from Water Tray through a strainer lined with a coffee filter or cheesecloth and into a medium bowl. Add liquid from Water Tray plus 2 cups water to saucepan and increase heat to medium high. 
Add tomato soup, potatoes, chopped tomatoes and black pepper. Slowly bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 130 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 10mg Carbohydrate: 20g Sugar: 4g Fiber: 2g Protein: 8g Sodium: 290mg Vitamin A: 4% Vitamin C: 25% Calcium: 4% Iron: 8%
All of the products used in this recipe can be purchased on My Tupperware Site

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Meet Andrea Pearson and get your copy of Discern


Andrea Pearson and several authors have put together a really awesome eBook promotion that I wanted to share with you today.

If you love romances for free or $0.99, you'll love the lineup they've gotten set up, that you can check out here.   It includes books from all the authors in the promotion.   

But before you buy any of Andrea's books, check out the Amazon Kindle eBook store, you can pick up a few of her books, including Discern and The Key of Kilenya for FREE as I write this - so check it out.  

She is so excited that so many are enjoying her writing and is thrilled that Amazon has some of her books for free!






Right now the FREE even includes Andrea's latest book Discern!

You can check out all the eBooks in this promotion here.

Andrea's book launch for Discern, Katon University Book One is happening TODAY, and is available for purchase.  



I knew as soon as I heard it was published that I was definitely picking this one up!  
I LOVED her Kilenya Series, so I'm hoping this one will be just as wonderful.  I am sure it will be.  It hasn't even been promoted yet and its already climbing the Amazon best sellers lists!






Now if you have nothing else to do today or even if you do and you're in the area of the Viridian Event Center you might want to check out the Local Authors and You Event at the Viridian Event Center (8030 South 1825 West, in West Jordan, UT) between the hours of 1pm and 5pm.

There will be almost FIFTY authors participating in this event!  So I can see this being an awesome event to attend. Especially if you are trying to get your teens into reading for the sake of reading.  We know they need to read but many (and my kids were in this group for awhile) grudgingly read for classes, but didn't really want to experience the joy of reading.  






These authors could be just the ticket to sparking that interest in your young "adults" (as they like to be known).
These authors are seriously excited, which will resonate with your kids and of course they are hoping for a really big crowd. 

If you can make it ... tell Andrea that Kat from Inspiration CAN be Found EVERYWHERE said hi and congratulations!

Andrea will have all of her books available, including Discern (Katon 1) and Samara, A Kilenya Romance, which has never been in print before. I have read them all, except Discern, and thought it was a well written series.

Also, she'll be selling charm necklaces based on covers in the Kilenya Series. (Books one, two, and five, with the rest coming soon.)  I am betting the keys will look really sharp!

I wish I was going to be able to be there ... but I'm a "few" States away and with the way air traffic has been the last few days ... I would have had to have left this past Monday to be able to be there (and I'm thinking my boss wouldn't have understood)

Want to know more, visit Andrea Pearson; Author of the Kilenya Series, Kilenya Romances, and Katon University series at http://andreapearsonbooks.com

Friday, September 26, 2014

All NEW Kindle Fire Giveaway open World Wide!

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What is Magic?

I think this is the perfect explanation for magic



Probably NOT what you thought if you were searching for an explanation ...
but I think it is a true explanation.

It is the believing in YOURSELF that allows you to do anything!

It is the believing in YOURSELF that makes the magic happen

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Chicken Caesar Lunch Box Surprise

I saw this and thought these would be PERFECT for your kids lunchbox.  I mean when they are so tired of the PB&J that you have been sending in because you are at a loss for what to send.  At this point you have been making sandwiches/lunches for a few weeks and I'm betting you (and your kids) are looking for something "new" and "different" for the middle of their school day.

I think this one is perfect for that "new and different" AND you could be using up some of last nights leftovers too!


Chicken Caesar "Sandwich"

  • ¾ cup Caesar Salad Dressing
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast (leftovers, rotisserie, whatever)
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped (I used chop my own) or pre-washed salad mix
  • ¾ cup salad croutons (slightly chopped/crushed)
  • 4 whole tortillas or other type of wraps

  1. In a medium bowl, combine Caesar dressing, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, pepper, and lemon juice. Add the romaine lettuce, cubed chicken and croutons. Toss everything until well coated.
  2. Share mixture between your wraps and roll.  
  3. For easy of handling in your lunchbox, slice each in half or quarters.  
You could put in some "add ins" based on your child's (or your) likes.  How about some bacon or shredded cheese or chopped/shredded carrots ... the possibilities are endless.



Yes mom YOU could be the Lunchroom Queen with this one.







Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Clam Chowder Time

I really LOVE soup.  I could make a meal of a good soup and some nice crusty bread.  Hubby on the other hand, although he does enjoy soup, doesn't think its a "dinner" meal except on rare occasions.

All the Tupperware pieces can be seen/purchased on my Tupperware Site so if there is anything that you would like to have ... feel free to jump onto my current party (link top right sidebar) or directly from my site.



Rich & Hearty New England Clam Chowder

  • 24 clams, cherry-stone
  • 2/3 cup onion
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced, white and light green part only
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper 


 Rinse clams thoroughly in cold water.
Chop onion in Chop 'N Prep™ Chef. Set aside and combine with sliced leek.

Place clams in the Tupperware® SmartSteamer Base (hope you grab this while it is on sale till 10/10 on my site), potatoes in the Colander Tray and fill Water Tray to fill line; cover and microwave on high power for 10 minutes or until clams open and potatoes are fork tender.

Remove clams from microwave and discard any that do not open; shuck clams over Water Tray to catch clam juice.

Place clams in base of Chop 'N Prep™ Chef and coarsely chop.
Dice bacon and place in Chef Series™ 3-Qt. Saucepan along with onions, leeks and thyme.
Over medium low heat, sauté bacon, onion, leek and thyme 5 minutes or until onions are translucent.

Strain steaming liquid, add liquid to saucepan, increase heat to medium high and scrape pan to loosen browned bits.
Remove thyme, add potatoes, cream and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper.
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