Turning a New Leaf

Culture_Finley_TurningANewLeaf-1080x720Has seat her now after months of not posting anything, I don’t even know how to begin. I wanted this Blog to be about my life, a little bit of things that  I love mostly food to be honest. Then one day I woke up and my life Rug was shaken underneath me and everything changed. Has I received the news that my daughter has Autism, I honestly felt my whole heart break. Has a parent you want your kids to be “Normal” like all the other kids. You want them to be independent, have friends, and  do things like everyone else. I thought to my self what those this mean for her, for her future all I wanted to do was cry honestly and I did when I was alone. You see out my Husband and I he took it the hardest, I told my self I have to be strong for her I can’t break down in front her. I had to pull myself together and do what I needed to do to get her the help that she needed, to one day be independent . So thats what I did I researched everything I needed to know about Autism and things that can help with this condition. My husband one day came across a diet called GAPS diet and we decided to give it a try and we have being doing it ever sense. Its been hard to adjust but she has being doing great, this diet doesn’t allow her to have any types of grains, processed foods, can foods, no gluten, dairy or any types of sugars and everything has to be organic. For me it was so hard having to come up with a foods that didn’t contain all of that but has the time passes we are getting better and better at it. This Blog will still have recipes just a little if not wayyyyy healthier for all you readers and fellow Bloggers. Thank you so much for being so amazing, and I hope that you all have an amazing weekend. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Love Lorenia

The Girl In the Mirror

83f47c1a63e8aace23feed0f864d3984The Girl In the Mirror is screaming 

she doesn’t recognize who he is 

Who is she? When did she get here?

Lost in a world she didn’t ask for 

Lost in Love that shut her down 

Loving a Stranger that consumes her 

The Girl in The Mirror with eyes lost in a labyrinth of confusion 

depression that takes over her body keeping her hostage in her own brain

the person that is you is behind the mirror behind the image screaming 

to The Girl in the Mirror 

Lorenia

Burrito Bowls

fullsizeoutput_1f9Burrito Bowls are very simple ,quick and easy meal to make, when it comes to burrito bowls you can make any way you like it. This is one of the many way we enjoy it.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup if rice 
  • 3 chicken breast 
  • 1 Tomato 
  • 1 can of corn 
  • 1/2 purple onion 
  • 2 cups of Spinach or Green mix
  • 2 Tbls of sour cream 
  • 2 Tbls of Cheese 
  • 3 Tbls of Salsa 

I always start by cooking the rice for 1 cup of rice you add 2 cups of water, let the rice cook on low heat or in rice cooker. Continue by chopping the tomato, and onion into small squares. Open the can of corn and in a roasting pan begin to roast your corn, this gives the corn a deeper flavor. Rinse your green under cold water and place them on the side allowing them to dry. Season your chicken with some salt and pepper to your liking and cook on medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, once done let them cool and cut into squares. In a bowl start assembling your burrito bowls adding the ingredients including your cheese, salsa and sour cream. If you are Vegetarian you can discard the chicken, Sour cream and cheese this can be great that way as well . When I can’t think of anything to make for lunch or dinner this is always my go to. I hope you all enjoy this quick little recipe

Lorenia

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Mexican Party

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This weekend we had an mazing gathering to celebrate Mother’s Day. In Mexican culture we celebrate Mother’s Day on the 10th of May. This year we decided to do something different we decided not only to honor the women, but to embrace our culture and the history of it. We all dressed up in different native dresses from each State of Mexico, I can honestly say that I obsoletely loved it so much. All the decoration and plates where from made in Mexico.

It was so nice to experience this mazing moment with strong and amazing women. I really hope you all enjoy a little view into the party. Lets all embrace our culture and our history, theres is nothing more beautiful then that. Thank you so much..

Lorenia

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Non Bake Cookie Cake

fullsizeoutput_d7Has a kid this was one of my favorite cakes, my grandmother use to make this for me all the time. This cake is very special to me, it brings great memories from my  childhood. Not only is very simple and easy to make, but you don’t even have to bake it. Lets get started with this recipe. 

Ingredients 

  • 4 Packs of Maria cookies ( you can this at your local Mexican store)
  • 3 can of condense milk 
  • The juice of 2  Limes
  • 1 cake mold 

fullsizeoutput_d8In a mixing bowl you want to mix your Lime juice with you condense milk, mix well to combine both ingredients. Grab your cake mold and start to build a even layer of the cookies, Poor an even layer of the condensed milk and lime mixture on top of your cookie layer. You want to repeat the process over and over until you are about 1 inch from the top. Once your cake is complete you want to refrigerate for about 2 to 3 hours, refrigerating the cake will solidify  all the ingredients together keep it all in one shape. You can also choose to put it in the freezer to accelerate the process, you can serve your cake with a side of fruit and a glass of milk. Just keep in mind that this cake is extremely sweet and could be overwhelming. I hope you’ll enjoy this easy recipe and please let me know if you try it, thank you so much for all the support. 

Lorenia 

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Korean BBQ Udon Noodles

fullsizeoutput_c3You can make Udon Noodles in many ways, you can even make into a soup. This recipe definitely my favorite way to eat Udon noodles, all of my veggies and the udon noodles I bought them in Safeway. The Korean BBQ sauce I did have to go to a spacial store to purchase it, lets get started  my friends.(Recipe for 4 people)

Ingredients 

  • 2 tubs of Korean BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups of broccoli
  • 2 carrots 
  • 6 pieces of  bok choy
  • 4 chicken breast
  • 2 cans of water chestnuts
  • 2 bags of udon noodles
  • 3 Tbls of Olive oil 

Disclaimer: ( you can add more veggies of your licking you can play around with the recipe to make it the way that you like it)

You want to start by cleaning all your veggies and chopping them to your desired size and cut up your chicken into small bite pieces. Heat up your pan on Medium heat  with the olive oil. Once the oil has warmed up you want to start by adding the vegetables and letting  them cook for about 7 minutes. While your vegetables are cooking want to grab a sauce pan and add water to it letting it come to a boil, once your water as come to a boil put in the noodles and let them cook for about 14 to 15 minutes. While your noodles are boiling you want to add your chicken to your vegetables, let them all cook for about 12 min. By this time your noodles should be ready, rinse out the water and add them to your veggies and chicken.Add your sauce (add sauce to your liking) and your water chestnuts, continuously stirring to distribute sauce letting all the ingredients cook for 2 to 4 min and you are ready to plate.

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I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as  my family and I love it. I always believe that you can make everything homemade, it just takes practice and love for cooking. I hope you all enjoy this home cook meal, thank you for stoping by and enjoy!!

Lorenia 

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Lamb Ribs

fullsizeoutput_b5Lamb is one of my Husbands favorite meats, although I don’t make it often but when I do its always a hit. I wanted to show you one of his favorite Lamb recipes, lets get started. (this recipe is  for 2 people, you can double the recipe if you are serving more)

Ingredients 

  • 1 Lb Lamb Ribs 
  • 1 Tbls of Rosemary 
  • 1 Tbls of Thyme
  • 1 tsp of Oregano
  • 1 Garlic clove 
  • 3 Tbls of Olive Oil 
  • 1 tsp of Lemon Juice 

Lets start by preheating our oven to 370°F,once you have done grab a mixing bowl and add your rosemary, thyme, oregano, Olive oil, garlic cloves, and lemon juice mixing them altogether. Once mixed grab a sip lock bag and put your lamb ribs inside with your mixture, massaging the mixture to get even distribution. Let your lamb ribs marinade for about 15 minutes, once you have let them marinate for 15 minutes place your ribs on an oven safe glass container. Let your ribs cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, when your ribs are done let them rest for 15 min doing this will allow all the juices to come out. I paired the ribs with asparagus and rice, this is always a success when it comes to my  husband. I have to say that even though I was not a big fan of Lamb, I have grown to enjoyed quite a bit. I hope you all enjoy this recipe, and let me know if you try it out or let me know what is your favorite lamb recipe? Thank you so much for stopping by and for all the support.

Lorenia