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Save money on Salad dressings

Save money on Salad dressings

    Making your own salad dressings could save you a lot of money. They don’t have to be complicated to taste amazing. Also, it’s quick and fresh, to make dressings from scratch.     Here is a recipe I learned when I was around eight years old. Squeeze a couple of limes, add a tablespoon of olive oil, a pinch of salt and some freshly ground pepper. Mix well. It is done. Recipe courtesy of: my Daddy, the best salad dressing Chef I … Read entire article »

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Visitors at the White Rock Lake -American White Pelicans

Visitors at the White Rock Lake -American White Pelicans

    So, we got some visitors at the White Rock Lake. American White Pelicans stop by every year and make Dallas lake their home. For a couple of months we get to enjoy these splendid creatures.     I tried to be patient to capture their beauty with my camera. It was hard, I got distracted so many times by their stunning feathers. They remind me of those immaculate wedding dresses.     I wonder how they keep their feathers so clean.     Here … Read entire article »

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Our mother Earth was having a moment

Our mother Earth was having a moment

    I was so excited, already celebrating spring.     When the weather started acting up. It was cold, windy, very cold. Did I mention it was cold?     Then, there was snow. I love snow! Its pure white color, makes everything prettier.     It was not so pretty this time. You see, my husband and I spent the previous weekend planting flowers, bushes and the last trees left. Our hands are still sore.     Like any gardner enthusiast, we were proud of our accomplishment.     It was … Read entire article »

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14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes -#12 Avocado-Cherry Salad

14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes -#12 Avocado-Cherry Salad

    Avocados are high in vitamins A and C, niacin and minerals, including phosphorus and potassium. I love Nahuatl, I do NOT know how to speak it, but I have a few friends, back in Mexico, that know how to. Avocado comes from the Nahuatl word “ahuacatl” which means testicle. They were known by my ancestors, the Aztecs, as “the fertility fruit”.     Today’s ingredients are: I almost forget, we also need olive oil, about one tablespoon.     Cut the cherries into … Read entire article »

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14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes #11 Red Snapper en Papillote

14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes #11 Red Snapper en Papillote

    Nearly every culture has idolized fish as a symbol of life. Phosphorus, calcium and vitamins A, B and D, all found in fish, are important nutrients known to pump up your libido. “En Papillote” is French for cooking in parchment paper. The technique allows the fish to steam in its own juices. This recipe is pretty easy to make. It will take only about 18 to 20 minutes for the fish to get cooked.     Ingredients:     Heat oven to … Read entire article »

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14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes -#10 Canadian Maple-Glazed Carrots

14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes -#10 Canadian Maple-Glazed Carrots

    Also called a philtron, by the Greeks, which translates to “love potion”. Carrots are high in Beta-carotene and vitamin A. In Ancient Greece, carrots were used in a drink to intensify sexuality. Sorry, I don’t have their love potion recipe, but, I have many others including this powerful antioxidant. Here is a quick and easy one. I tried these carrots the first time I visited Canada. It was an amazing experience. What was that white fluffy thing on the … Read entire article »

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Snow day, snow day!

Snow day, snow day!

    I got out of bed, early this morning, to find out, there was snow every where. Yes! It’s snowing in Dallas! Yupiiiiiiiiii (Yupiiiiii is the short Spanish version for jumping of joy, in case you were wondering).     So, I took my camera out for a walk around the house. It was a walk inside the house. Started shutting pictures through my windows, dirty windows. BTW, I need to add it to the list of things to do this … Read entire article »

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14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes -#9 Superb Guava Cake with Grand Marnier Cream

14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes -#9 Superb Guava Cake with Grand Marnier Cream

      If I were to describe guava in two words they would be super fruity sweet. Ok, maybe three words, mmhhh…I probably need more than that. This precious aphrodisiac also has a delicious fragrance lemony-sweet like.  Guavas are often classified as super fruits. Rich in vitamins A and C. One guava fruit could contain over four times the amount of vitamin C found in a single orange. Their seeds are rich in omega-3 and omega-6.        Here are the … Read entire article »

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14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes #8 Endorphins-releaser Guajillo Chicken

14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes #8 Endorphins-releaser Guajillo Chicken

    I’ve been eating chiles since I was a baby, that’s right, a little, tiny baby. Go blame my lovely Mom for it.     Little did I know, that chiles are considered aphrodisiacs.     Capsaicin is the substance which gives chiles that intense heat. When chiles are ingested, the pain receptors in our mouth and throat, send a message to the brain, “Help please! I’m burning!”. The brain responds to this burning sensation by increasing perspiration (mmhhhhh) and the release … Read entire article »

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14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes #7 Eggplant Hors d’Oeuvre

14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes #7 Eggplant Hors d’Oeuvre

    Eggplant, another potent aphrodisiac. The Spaniards call it the Apple of Love. This healthy veggie is high in Potassium and Magnesium.         I’m using the mini eggplants for the Hors d’Oeuvre.     We need some Muenster cheese.     Cut the bottom and the top of the eggplants.     Carve the top in a flower shape like.         Next, boil the eggplants in salty water until very soft, about 10 to 12 minutes.     Once the eggplants are cooked, let them cool down. Scoop out the center, leaving enough meat … Read entire article »

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