Friday’s Cocktail! | Sangria madness

With  a major heat wave hitting southern California, I am in need of a refreshing cocktail. Sangria is one of my favorites but only if done well.

Recently I had a Sassy Sangria at The Patio in Mission Hills, SD. Essentially a sangria with some tequila… it sure will get you sassy ūüėȬ† The Patio is a fabulous restaurant that is all about local ingredients and being sustainable, on top of that it is absolutely stunning¬†with great¬†¬†ambiance.¬† It is an open kitchen with a¬† wall of lush living plants and a mix of rustic wooden¬†and elegant heather blue turfed chairs. Your plates will look like art and your taste buds will be dancing.¬† It is a must try in San Diego!

My other favorite sangria place an happy hour in general is Costa Brava in Pacific beach, SD. It is a Spanish tapas place with $8 pitcher of delicious fresh fruit sangria… I could have an IV of this stuff!!!¬† You will need some munchies, so.. try everything on the menu ūüôā¬† really… its soo good!

Start your weekend off right with a fabulous glass of sangria and use this amazing chart from wine enthusiast to try something new. Mix it up and get sassy!

Share your favorite cocktails or go to places in your area!

xo- A

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Bacon Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

You know those dinners that are so good that you are picking at it during the whole cooking process…. well Bacon crab stuffed mushrooms is that dish for me. This is a by taste recipe… Alex and our buddy Kellen made this happy creation and now it is a staple.

You can make this as low fat or low carb as you want.

Ingredients-

-Crab legs- chop it up!

-Red pepper- thinly diced…. about one big one.

-Onion-¬† thinly diced…. about the same amount as red pepper.

-Bacon– there is never enough… chop it up!

-Salt and pepper

-Cayenne or red pepper flakes- I like a little kick to it and I am not spicy eater.

-Moisture- We usually use some soft cream cheese and little sour cream- I know not the healthiest but it still is low carb ūüôā¬† You can use mayo, yogurt or even an egg.¬† The cream cheese mix can also be used for a delicious dip. ūüôā

-Parmesan- to Alex it is very important that it is fresh Parm. quarter for in the bowl and the rest for the end.

**Mix all the above and then stuff it into your mushrooms.

We use big portabellas and bake them on a rack to avoid the mushroom getting soggy.

The last few minutes¬†is when you add¬†fresh parmesan¬†on top¬†and put it in the broiler for a few minutes…. it creates a perfect little crust.

Ta daaa…. you have a delicious low carb/low fat however you like dish!

 

 

 

Crunchy Roasted Edamame Snack | low carb.

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Who doesn’t love to snack‚Ķ I know I do and I try to find healthy alternative to my bad cravings. Here is a healthy low carb crunchy salty snack with my favorite,  Edamame! 

1 (12 ounce) package frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
1 tablespoon olive oil or until nicely coated
Sea salt abd cracked pepper to taste and
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese. 

Directions

1.Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
Place the edamame into a colander and rinse under cold water to thaw. Drain.
2.Mix in a bowl the edamame with evoo and seasons and then finish with tossing in the parm. 
3. Then spread the edamame beans onto  baking sheet with parchment paper.
4.Bake in the preheated oven until the they are crispy and golden, about 15 minutes.
5. Lastly and most important,   enjoy hot or cold, your new favorite low healthy low carb babe snack.

Be adventurous and toss in your favorite seasons for a twist on this yummy snack. Try some garlic, basil or even paparika, get fun and creative.

Lady Gaga Says She’s Submissive In Relationship With Taylor Kinney

Well we have all heard of the 50 shades of Grey series and BDSM. Dominatrix and submission is getting talked about openly more and more and I think that’s great. We can all think everyone is vanilla but more people are not and my thoughts are .. what ever makes you happy is great!!

Reading more into the article it has nothing to do with 50 Shade style submission but submission about taking care of your man. As women we portray that we are either damsels in distress or so independent we don’t need any help. Well, I think both are wrong if taken overboard, we need an even balance. Be a bad ass independent, I don’t need¬† you but choose to be here and also to be aware a man wants to feel like a man and you just being sweet caring wonderful woman that takes care of his needs. So doing little things like cooking breakfast for him and buying him a new pair of boxers, will leave him appreciating you but not be confused that you can’t live without him.¬† I have been in a 5 year relationship and come from a very strong independent single mother, this took time for me to balance.I am still practicing! The article below talks about the power house independent¬† Lady Gaga who kicks off her shoes and cooks for her man on her down time. She admits in the article she enjoys taking care of him and not being in control all the time. Check out the article below….

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Lady Gaga might be in charge when it comes to her professional life, but she is apparently the submissive one in her personal life.

Gaga opened up about her role in her relationship with Taylor Kinney, whom she has been dating since 2011, while chatting with the hosts of Sirius XM’s “The Morning Mash Up.”

“Oh yeah, he’s [Kinney], like, totally in charge,” she responded when asked about being submissive. “When I’m home I’m, like, shoes are off, I’m making him dinner, you know? He has a job, too, and he’s really busy. I’m in charge all day long. The last thing I wanna do is tell him what to do. We’re just really good friends. It’s not good for relationships to tell men what to do, female listeners who are out there.”

Gaga hints at submission in her new music video, “G.U.Y.,” which is an acronym for “Girl Under You.”

“In the second scene, it’s the girl under you in a more kind of sexual and submissive way,” she explained on “Mash Up.” “And, then at the end of the video, it’s really about the ultimate power that women can feel in being on the bottom. … Sometimes it’s nice to not have to be in charge all the time. It’s okay to let other people take charge as long as you’re smart and cunning and have your wits about you.”

As for Kinney, he talked about their romance to E! News in January, saying: “I’m reserved. She’s not. For whatever reason, it works. It works and that’s that.”

Click for :Original HuffingtonPost Article

Quick low carb breakfast bites.

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This is a total Babe low carb dish! You can literally throw in whatever ingredients you love or happen to have. I have made them with sliced turkey, sausage, bacon and just veggies. This is a perfect quick breakfast you can save and then pop in the microwave when you are ready. They store very well in the fridge for a few days or in the freezer. Cooking for several days of breakfast. 

Ingredients:

‚Ė™¬†¬† 1/2 pound¬†bulk sausage or Bacon

‚Ė™¬†¬† 12¬†eggs

‚Ė™¬†¬† 1/2 cup¬†chopped veggies of your liking. Such as: onions, pepper, spinach etc

‚Ė™¬†¬† 1/2 teaspoon¬†salt or to taste.

‚Ė™¬†¬† 1/4 teaspoon¬†ground black pepper or to taste.

‚Ė™¬†¬† 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder or any other seasoning you desire.

‚Ė™¬†¬† 1/2 cup¬†shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in sausage; cook and stir until sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes; drain. Or cook bacon until desired crispiness.

3. Beat eggs in a large bowl. salt, pepper, and whatever seasonings you are feeling. Mix in your protein and cheese. Spoon by 1/3 cupfuls into muffin cups.

4. Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

Let them cool, then enjoy and store! 

 

BON APP√ČTIT, Dolls!¬†