Sunday, November 16, 2014
This is a bittersweet moment. Its been 6 years since I opened this blog and it has been 6 wonderful years in which I have made so many great friends, but it is time to say goodbye.
My time here has ended and I must go on, but I wish to say thank you to all of you for sharing your love, your joy and your comments. May your life be a joyful one, may your heart be full of unconditional love towards all those you interact with and my all your dreams come true.
Thank you for stopping by and my recipes will always be here for you to use whenever you wish to make some delicious Caribbean Latin dinners.
God Bless...Millie Torres
Posted by Millie at Sunday, November 16, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Hi everyone, I'm back. Puerto Rico was beautiful but my trip was not a pleasure trip; it was a humanitarian one to help care for my ailing aunt. She was sent home to die after suffering with colon cancer. She did not pass yet but I needed to return home after two weeks.
As I was there I was grateful for Walmart who carries a nice amount of gluten free vegan foods. I survived on fresh island fruit, grains, rice, tofu & veggies. So throughout my time there I ate tons of veggies & tofu...check out my dinner dish, not bad right!
Puerto Rico was hot 90 to 105 degree weather. It was nice to come home and wear sweaters and coats again.
Photos from Puerto Rico are coming next week...chao.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Sorry for not blogging, but I will be in Puerto Rico until November...I will be back with lots of photos. Until then, take care.
Posted by Millie at Sunday, October 19, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Hi everyone. I wish to deeply apologize for being away from blogging. These past few weeks has been incredibly crazy and super busy for me. I wanted to share with you a shelf I put up in my kitchen. It looks great.
I love organic wooden decor and I have a lot of it, but what I love more is that I only spent $20 on all the shelf decorations including the shelf...great budget and frugal decorating, all found at garage sales.
Thank you for stopping by.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Eggplant contains nasunin, an antioxidant anthocyanin, which may help to promote healthy brain function. Nasunin protects brain fats through scavenging free radicals that target brain lipids.
Eggplant is also an excellent source of dietary fiber, which can help protect against type 2 diabetes and keeps the digestive system regular. One cup of eggplant contains about 8% the DV of dietary fiber. Fiber can aid in digestion and weight loss. It helps to balance the metabolism. The fiber in eggplant helps to reduce cholesterol and relax blood vessels, which suggests it may play a productive role in maintaining good heart health. The vitamins in eggplant consist primarily of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), B vitamins, vitamins like B1, B3 and B6. B vitamins play an essential role in the proper function of the central nervous system, energy production, hormone balance and healthy liver function. Eggplant is also loaded with folate and vitamin C. These vitamins are also believed to help balance blood sugar and reduce cholesterol. Eggplant is also rich in minerals, boasting a large quantity of potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous. With no fat, six carbs and 27 calories in a 1-cup serving, eggplant makes an excellent addition to any diet.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Being on a diet has been really hard. Saying goodbye to so much food begins by being committed to your goals, as well as to closing the mouth and choosing the food we eat wisely. Everyday I must prepare the food I will be eating and it is very time consuming. After all the food is completely prepared, I put them in individual bowls so I can eat them for lunch & dinner. Here is one of my daily food preparations and for breakfast I always have either a bowl of homemade quick oats made with 100% raw honey and a protein veggie smoothie or I will eat 2 rice cakes with some gluten free peanut butter and a veggie protein smoothie.
Its been hard to remove some munchies from my diet. This diet should work well with my daily 3 mile walk, yoga, weight lifting & early morning stretches...I should loose a lot of weight by next Summer...let the weight loss quest continue.