Voted via Twitter ~ My First Recipe Post

I want to give this a whirl, hope it’s not too far away from the poetry!

I’ll start gathering pictures soon. This is a new endeavor, encouraged by my close friends and family!

Eating healthy is really important to me, and I found a lot of really delicious healthy ways to eat. I’d like to share them with you! I do my best to buy organic foods, all natural meat, (especially grass fed) and nothing out of the box or can with preservatives.

Cooking at home, using seasonal healthy foods has has a profound impact on my life. My friends and family who sample this food are amazed at the flavor and depth of the meals. They never realized healthy food could taste so good!

I do not use anything ‘low fat’ as the chemicals and sugars replacing the fat are more detrimental to our health. I always do my best to use healthy fats. These are important for our mental clarity, flexibility, skin, hair and nails, as well as many other functions.

Tonight was a busy night, so the oven becomes my friend. If you like pork chops you will fall in love with this dinner!

Misty’s Quick and Easy Oven Pork Chops

I use a glass baking dish, preheat the oven to 375.

My favorite thing to use is Chef Paul’s Pork Magic. If you don’t have that, use  paprika, garlic & onion powders, salt & pepper and some thyme.

Now the rest depends on the size of the dish & the amount of pork. I will get better at measuring soon, I promise 🙂

Cover the bottom of the dish pretty well with your spice(s)
Then add enough water to just cover the bottom of your pan/dish

Place the pork chops in, swirling and flip them so they’re coated.

Put them in the oven, flip over after 15 minutes and then it should be done in 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness. Any longer than 30 minutes they’ll get dry. When you flip the pork chops, you may need to add water.

The best part? All natural, frozen sweet potato fries! They are so good with the pork chops. I just use the juice from the bottom of the pork pan to dip them in;)

And as another side dish, I took frozen asparagus, drizzled two parts grapeseed oil to 1 part balsamic vinegar, some salt and lemon pepper and a pinch of dill.

It will all cook for about the same amount of time.

Meanwhile, I’m not standing in the kitchen for 30-60 minutes!

Even better, use parchment paper to line your bakeware for easy cleanup.

Please let me know what you think and  if you have any questions I’ll be happy to help

Do You Use Affirmations ?

Do you ever use affirmations?

Looking around Twitter, believe it or not, I find so many beautiful things to use each and every day.

I’m going to compile a list of people to follow, post in with the next affirmation and hopefully each one of you can find someone to help motivate and encourage you. You can never have too many cheerleaders!

This is one I made up years ago, when I was starting a business. For the entrepreneurs out there, you know how hard and grueling the first year can be.

This is my way of seeing the beauty in each and every day!

By Divine Right
May all that is allotted to me
Present itself
May I embrace love
May I not judge
May I accept the abundant gifts
the universe has to give
Now and always

Try it! Or any affirmation that suits you and feels wonderful


Question of the Day

Retention walls
Erected to stall
Why life before you
Is attempting to
Bring about a fall

Of change and renewal
Which will spring load the fuel
Needed to bring about
A new life lifting the doubt
Of the path one must take
When given the chance to make
A choice of a lifetime
Because everything is at stake

What do I want
Is the question of the day
Do I take it or leave it
As some may say
I must move forward
I will not back away
I’m breaking the walls down

Why? Why, Why!

Why? Why, Why!
Don’t I ever see
The things that lie
Directly in front of me
I appreciate so much
Or I tell myself I do
Yet I’m trying to touch
Remnants of me and you
As if I can piece it all
Back together with special glue
And all the cliches
Are coming true
Who knew?