Spicy Shrimp and Grits

spicy shrimp and gritsIngredients

  • 1 cup  quick-cooking grits
  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto, cut into thin strips
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup  canned diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 tablespoons  dried oregano
  • 1 pound  large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 2 cups  loosely packed arugula
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)


1. Bring 4 1/2 cups of salted water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Whisk in the grits; reduce heat to medium low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, onion, prosciutto and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, oregano and shrimp. Cook until shrimp are opaque, about 4 minutes. Add the arugula; cook 1 minute.

3. Place grits on plates; top with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper if using.


Recipes by Candice Kumai


Look Good From Behind

sculpt your backsideMake over your backside with these lifting, toning, and shrinking butt exercises. Do two sets of each move you choose three times a week on nonconsecutive days

carving curlCarving Curl

Targets gluteus maximus and hamstrings

  • Lie facedown on floor with head on folded arms, squeezing a 1-pound dumbbell or rolled-up towel behind bent left knee, foot flexed. Tuck pelvis to flatten out low back.
  • Lift bent left leg a few inches off floor; lower. Do 20 reps.
  • Switch sides, repeat.

Bend and Extend

Targets gluteus  maximus and hamstrings bend and extend

  • Stand in front of chair, bend over and place left hand on seat, right forearm atop chair back; tuck pelvis and extend left leg behind you, foot flexed.
  • Pulse left leg 10 times (lift and lower by 1 inch).
  • Keeping left leg lifted, bend knee and then extend 10 times; then trace 5 clockwise and 5 counterclockwise circles with leg.
  • Hold leg lift for 5 counts. Switch sides; repeat.

swaying bridgeSwaying Bridge

Targets glutei maximus, medius, and minimus, and hamstrings

  • Lie faceup on floor with knees bent, feet flexed with heels on floor and arms by sides; step heels out so legs are slightly wider than shoulder-width.
  • Lift hips so body forms a line from rib cage to knees (bra line stays on floor). Lower. Do 10 reps.
  • With hips lifted, sway hips from left to right as you squeeze glutes. Do 20 reps, alternating sides.
  • With hips lifted, do 20 pulses

Reference: Fitness Magazine


Flash Light

light bulbMorning Inspirations…..leaning to lean on others might be good but learning to lean on him would get you a lot further

In the words of iamrennyren….We all know it when the flash goes off in your head. The creative spark that goes off in your brain. The Notion when you just realized it, all along they where right. We don’t have to go through all of the turmoil that we endure if we just listen to the Man above and the wise council of parents, friends, and other family members. We bring a lot of problems on ourselves. We need to stop being Mr. and Mrs. know it all and seek help in dealing with things that are holding us back, that’s not going to get you anywhere, but left alone..

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes but he that haearkeneth unto counsel is wise…Proverbs 12:15