Diva Tasting: Avocado Toast…

One of my favorite healthy breakfast choices or for a snack anytime in the day... Avocado Toast Ingredients 4 Slices Artisan Grain Bread 2 Avocados 3 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Cilantro, Or More To Taste 2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice, Or To Taste 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Zest 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic 1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper 1 Pinch …

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Diva Rambling: Forgiving and Letting Go..

Forgiving and Letting Go Find a beautiful jar and begin to fill it each day with affirmations and prayers to the Universe on forgiveness and letting go of thoughts that serve no purpose. Pull them out and reread them at the end of each month. Don't let the thoughts that caused you to write them …

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Diva Tasting: Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables….

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables Ingredients 6 Large Potatoes, Diced 1 Jar Roasted Red Peppers Chopped 1 Fennel Bulb, Diced 1 Zucchini, Diced 6 Cloves Garlic 6 Tablespoons Olive Oil 2 Teaspoons Salt 2 Teaspoons Vegetable Bouillon Powder 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Rosemary 1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the potatoes, …

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Diva Tasting: Zen Bowl …

Zen Bowl  Ingredients 3 Cups Chicken Broth 1 1/2 Couscous 1 Large Red Onion, Diced 1/4 Cup Olive Oil, Divided Kosher Salt To Taste Freshly Ground Black Pepper To Taste 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced, Divided 1 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Ginger Root 1 Pound Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breast Halves Chopped Dressing 1/4 Cup Lime Juice 2 …

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Diva Tasting: Quick Apple Dumplings…

Quick Apple Dumplings Ingredients 2 Large Granny Smith Apples, Peeled And Cored 2 (10 Ounce) Cans Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough 1 Cup Butter 1 1/2 Cups White Sugar 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 1 (12 Fluid Ounce) Can Or Bottle Mountain Dew (TM) Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a …

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Diva Tasting: Pecan Tassies…

Pecan Tassies: For The Dough: 1 Cup Unsalted Butter 6 Ounces Cream Cheese 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour For The Filling: 1½ Cups Light Brown Sugar 1 ½ Cup Chopped Pecans Plus More For Sprinkling On Top 2 Eggs 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter Melted ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees …

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Diva Rambling: Overcoming Bitterness…

BITTERNESS The dictionary defines bitterness as shown below. bit·ter·ness /ˈbidərnəs/ noun sharpness of taste; lack of sweetness. "the lime juice imparts a slight bitterness" synonym sharpness, acidity, pungency, acridity, tartness, sourness, harshness, vinegariness, acerbity anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly; resentment. "he expressed bitterness over his dismissal without notice" We are all human and …

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Diva Tasting: Mediterranean Pastilla…

Mediterranean Pastilla Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 Lbs. Lean Ground Beef or Lamb 3 Tablespoons Butter 2 Onions, Finely Chopped 2 Garlic Cloves, Finely Minced 1 Teaspoon Fresh Rosemary Chopped 1 Tsp Ground Ginger ½ Tsp Cinnamon ½ Tsp Turmeric Pinch Of Saffron 2 Qt. Chicken Stock 4 Eggs, Beaten 1 Cup Ground Almonds …

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Diva Tasting: Turkey Burger A La LaCa 

Turkey Burger A La LaCa (California Style) Ingredients 1 (16 Ounce) Package Ground Turkey 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper 4 Slices Havarti Cheese 1 Cup Arugula Leaves 1 Large Tomato, Sliced 1 Avocado, Sliced 4 Small Brioche Or Sesame Hamburger Buns, Toasted Directions Heat grill to 400 degrees F. Gently combine …

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Diva Tasting: Won Ton Soup…

I like to make a big pot of my soups and freeze some.  Then when I don't feel good one like this is just the trick. Won Ton Soup Ingredients 1 Bunch Green Onions, Cut Into 1/2-Inch Pieces, Divided 6 Fresh Mushrooms, Sliced 1 Pound Ground Pork 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce …

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