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Lima Bean Vegetarian Pasta Sauce

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Lima Bean Vegetarian Pasta Sauce

Coming soon!

Color and Swirl Cupcakes

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Color and Swirl Cupcakes

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Carrot and Broccoli Alfredo Spaghetti

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Carrot and Broccoli Alfredo Spaghetti

This such an easy dish to make but so tasty! It’s a dish I made up as I went along, like all my other cooking. I’ll update on the pictures soon.

 

Cut and dice everything up. I do use the stem of broccoli where it’s still tender.

Add the seasoning and the creamy cream in. Give it stir and let it simmer.

You’re almost done! Turn off the heat, just pour the spaghetti with a little dash of black pepper and give it a toss.

And voilà! This dish is done and ready to be served!

Prep time: 15 minutes                           Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • Cooked spaghetti for 6 people
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2 cups chopped/cubed carrots
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • black pepper
  • optional: finely chopped mixed nuts, extra cheese, chives, or other garnish

Directions:

  1. Cube or slice the carrot, cut the broccoli in small pieces.
  2. In a skillet, heat the oil on mid-high heat then sauté the garlic until slightly golden brown. Then add the carrot and broccoli, stir frequently for about 3-5 minutes or until they start to look slightly translucent. Add salt to taste.
  3. Add water, heavy cream, chives, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, and ground black pepper to taste into the vegetables. Bring to a simmer for 1 minute.
  4. Turn off heat. Mix cooked spaghetti into the sauce. Mix and serve.
  5. Add optional garnish such as mixed chopped nuts, extra cheese, chives, chopped, , parsley or cilantro.

Resolution for New Semester 2011

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Ever since I started college, I’ve been just out of motivation to study or do well. Lately, all I’ve been doing is watching drama online, working on other projects and designs rather than my school work. Some part had to do with the fact that it takes me more than the average to get used to a new routine. It’s almost been a month since school started and I’ve been skipping my physiology and chemistry classes, I don’t have my folders organized, haven’t even opened any of my textbooks.

And so, this is my public declaration, that by this time next week, I’ll work to have some resemblance of order and discipline in my school life.

School or college isn’t like how you see on TV. It’s this (especially the pictures on the right):

instead of this:

Best Youtube Hair Style Tutorials part 1

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Most women would say make-up gives them the most confident and a huge percent would never leave without make-up. As for me, more than anything, when I do my hair especially nice, that’s my confidence boost. I’ve always loved dressing up my hair ever since I’ve been younger and learned to braid it since younger middle school. So it surprises me when people high school or college years still don’t know how to braid much less, their own.
Anyways, here are some fabulous Youtube Hair Style tutorial gurus!

Enjoy~
BerlinHairBaby is one of the best I’ve found in YouTube.I only wish I had found her when I had my long hair. Most of her hairstyles involve celebrity inspirations and braids; but all the styles are completely easy to make but look gorgeous. She’s got straight, curls, wave, half-dos, up-dos and a whole lot of other styles.

Greek Goddess Updo

Side French Braid (update on classic)

French Braids & Messy Bohemian Bun

Lauren Conrad Side Bun Chignon

Binosusuem is a true gem with hair styling. I can’t stress enough how much I love her hair styles. They’re perfect for office work, parties, church or dates. Just watch the videos below for my favorites.

French Braid Updo

Classic Bob Updo

Fake Bob with long hair

Faux Mohawk with Curls

Dutch Braid Headband with Hair Corsage

Party Hair Updo

Ribbon-Shape Up-do like Lady Gaga

How Raising Hope Nikita in The Middle…What?

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What does the title of this post mean? It’s simply the combination of my current favorite shows. I’ve been following Raising Hope since it started airing last year. It’s a comedy show about a family of a senile but comical great-grandma, working parents, their son and how they’re raising Hope, whose the daughter of the son and a serial killer. It’s a feel-good show about what you do for your family and what it means to be a family as the son’s trying his best to be a better parent then his parent were to him.

I discovered How I Met Your Mother late last year and have been loving it since. My favorite character would be Barney because he’s a little crazy and to be honest, I would say he’s the character that glues show together. It’s been going on for several season and I’m very curious to know how the mother is.

I saw the preview and commercial for Nikita before it started but didn’t watch it when it premired. However, I’ve discovered a wonderful little site called hulu.com and there my eyes were opened to a whole world of TV shows. It’s not the most trilling show like you would expect Mission Impossible or The Bourne Identity, but it’s a great action show without the gross violence. I love how beautiful and Nikita is and how she can take on half a dozen guys all on her own; still, I wish she would start blowing things up in the Division.

Last but not least, I love The Middle. The parents have great chemistry and the kids are very realistic like typical teenagers and a refreshment from 20s teenagers from Gossip Girls (not that I’m hatin’ on that show).

Either hulu.com or casttv.com are usually up to date for online streaming. Enjoy!~

Best Food Blogs and Websites

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The Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond

One of the first food blog I’ve found and actually one that inspired me to start sharing my food adventures. She has a huge collection of hearty, meaty food for all you meat lovers. Not only does Ree features recipes, she also writes about life on the ranch, family, photography and everything else in between with humor, quirk and factor of lovableness. What’s not to like when her step-by-step photo instructions themselves are already eye-candies. She has a hugely successful published cookbook and a romance novel is coming out in February. Really, is there anything she can’t do?

Bakerella Now, this blog is amazing, sweet and creative! Just browsing through her blog transports me to a magical, pretty, candy-filled gingerbread house where everything looks too pretty to touch, much less eat. Bakerella features amazing finds, imagination and creative with skills to make magic happens. Here are a view of her collections I adore:

You simply must see how the pudding cups are made. This is going into my “To Try” list.

She has a series of Cake Pops, that are so very cute and great for parties.

And I think, someone (Rich) actually used this to proposed. See the story for yourself.

I can’t think if anything better than cake and ice-cream. You can’t either, can you. Though so ;P

hsaba and blog I love, love the food on this website/blog. My favorites and most simple include:

Crispy Fritter Batter

Yellow Split Pea Fritters

Both this and the Crispy Fritter Batter are great as apetizers or in soups.

New Year Rice Dumplings almost like mochi

Sago pearls/Tapioca in coconut milk

I’ve made versions of this and it is heavenly. The palm sugar gives it a rich taste and a delicious aroma. If you don’t have palm sugar, brown sugar substitutes well too.

Avocado Ice-Cream

I will definitely try this recipie in the future because I know how good avocado milkshake is so I can already imagine how good this will be.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little gallery of talented cooks and bakers. My next favorites will be coming soon…