Healthy Recipe

slow cooker jambalayaIngredients
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
2 medium celery stalks, chopped (1 cup)
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups chopped fully cooked smoked sausage
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper sauce
3/4 pound uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen
4 cups hot cooked rice (brown rice)
  • In 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except shrimp and rice.
  • Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours (or High heat setting 3 to 4 hours).
  • Stir in shrimp. If needed, reduce heat setting to Low; cover and cook on Low heat setting about 1 hour longer or until shrimp are pink and firm. Serve jambalaya with rice.Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.

(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)

Heat up this Cajun favorite by sprinkling with more red pepper sauce just before serving. If you want to use fresh parsley and thyme, add them with the shrimp so the flavor isn’t lost during the long cooking.

Spicy and smoky, andouille sausage is traditionally used for this dish. If you’re in a more mellow mode, leftover ham works just as well.

Spray the inside of a 1/2-cup measuring cup with cooking spray. For each serving press the hot rice into the cup. Place the cup upside down in the bottom of a bowl, and unmold the rice. Spoon the jambalaya around the mound of rice. Serve with warm crusty French bread.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories 265
recipe courtesy of: Betty Crocker Slow cooker meals


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In the words of Iyanla Vanzant….To honor life, we must be willing to grow through what we don’t know yet, and outgrow what we know no longer fits us. We must be willing to give in to the process, moment by moment, realizing a new plot may be unfolding.

Food 4 Thought

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Discover Your Truths

Morning Inspiration… came across this blog and I read his post and I felt that I needed to share his truths with you all…the fear of being wrong can get the best of us….
fearGet over your fear of being “wrong.” We are too often afraid to make mistakes or take chances for fear of looking foolish but is the reward not worth it? I use to be very much in my shell about a lot of things, afraid to stick out of the crowed and get myself noticed but I now say throw caution to the wind. Yes you may look like a fool if you do something that doesn’t work out but own that, stand up and say “well at least I had the guts to take the chance.” Most people are too scared to take that chance and often end up being sad because they never too the shot. You should take 100% of the shots because the worse that could happen is that it doesn’t work, but at least you tried! The more you try the more chances you have to succeed, so take every last one you get. The options are endless as long as you have a “can do” attitude and are willing to look a little bit funny sometimes. It’s also very healthy to be able to laugh at yourself if you do make a mistake because then no one can turn around and use it against you because you have taken that possibly negative situation and made it a positive one. There is no being wrong, you simply haven’t found the right answer yet, but at least your are making the effort to find it.
Positive Affirmation of the Day: “I may make mistakes, but at least I tried.”

You are what you DREAM!!

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In the words of iamrennyren…you are what you think you are. If you think your great you become great. If you focus on what it takes to become great, you speed up the process of achieving your goal. If you worry about what others are doing your taking away from your own personal growth. It’s an old saying, “If you mind your own you’ll tend to live long,” success comes when you’re not focused on others.

Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not Christians respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others…1Thessalonians 4:11-12

When you only have 10 minutes

Sohee Lee, a trainer at New York City’s Peak Performance fitness center, reaches for a pair of dumbbells when she only has 10 minutes to spare. “Most women can handle 10 to 15 pounds in each hand,” she says. Hold them at your shoulders and do 7 squat presses—it should take you between 20 and 40 seconds. Then take the rest of that minute to rest and recover. Then switch to plank jacks: Start in plank position and jump your legs out wide, then back in—like you’re doing a horizontal jumping jack with your legs. Again, do seven reps, and spend the remainder of that minute resting. Repeat the sequence 10 times.