A Curvy Girls’ Journey, Inc. goal is to empower and inspire women to live healthier lives physically, mentally and spiritually. We provide an awareness about fitness and wellness while motivating women about the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle.This Fitness & Wellness Blog, was created to stimulate women like me in changing their lifestyles mind, body and soul in becoming a Healthier You!!
As a Curvy Girl I love to eat, look good and feel good so I created this blog to track all of my crazy fitness habits and to monitor my weight loss and weight gains. I have been trying to lose weight for the past 5 years and during these past five years I have learned that my emotions have a lot to do with my fitness habits. So, I realized that if I shared My Journey with all of the Curvy Girls’ in cyber land on how I feel and the things that I do while I am on This Journey, I would have a better chance of Success so….follow me and Join the Journey!!!!!
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Let’s Celebrate our Journey with some good ole’ Slumbo Gumbo…by Sunny Anderson
5 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large Vidalia onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon file gumbo powder, plus extra for garnish
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for seasoning
1 (4.5-ounce) can tomato paste
5 cups seafood stock (or 2 (8-ounce) bottles clam juice)
1 pound haddock, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 pound shrimp, shells removed, deveined
1 1/2 cups lump crabmeat, picked over
2 tablespoons hot sauce
4 cups cooked rice (brown)
Heat butter and oil in a 6 to 7-quart stock pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, pepper, and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, until softened and slightly caramelized. Add gumbo powder, bay leaf, cayenne, paprika, salt, thyme, oregano and pepper and continue cooking, another minute. Add tomato paste and cook until it browns, another 4 minutes. Add seafood stock, bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Right before serving, add haddock and continue to simmer for 5 minutes, then add remaining seafood. Cook another 5 minutes. Add hot sauce, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve over rice and sprinkle with file powder.
Morning Inspiration…Eating lunch doesn’t have to look like the traditional salad with a side of chicken breast and a little fruit. Why not have several sliced veggies with hummus and some almonds or walnuts? For dessert you could try sliced strawberries with a tablespoon (or two) of nutella. Yum!! The combos are endless…celery and peanut butter, apples with greek yogurt. Have fun with your lunch!-blackwomendoworkout