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WHATS COOKIN KJ: AVOCADO TOAST

Start the New Year off on the right track. Avocado is one on the healthiest fats you can eat. ENJOY!!  INGREDIENTS: 1 cup whole milk ricotta, (drained) 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil 1 lemon (zest) 1/2 lemon (juiced) 1 avocado(sliced) 4 slices of a Healthy bread (toasted) 2 tomatoes(sliced) 3 tablespoon of sunflower seeds 1 tablespoon capers(rinsed and chopped) Sea salt and black pepper (to taste)  DIRECTIONS: In a bowl mix ricotta, capers, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper. Set aside for about 5 minutes, so all the flavors can come together.  Top each slice bread with ricotta mixture, slices of avocado and tomato and sunflower seeds and a pinch of salt and pepper(optional)/ Cut diagonally. .  COOK’S NOTE: You can use extra virgin olive oil and add slices of red onions! #WhatscookinKJ   ...

WHAT YOU WEAR COULD HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR 2016 GOALS

We all make New Year's Resolutions, but how many of us actually achieve them or better yet even attempt doing them? I know a New Year is definitely motivation to try to do the "right thing," but it means nothing if you don’t have a plan and the tools in place. So I propose the solution to meeting your resolutions whether it be losing weight, or getting a new job, or finding the love of your life, is dressing like you're already there. Yes, dress like you’ve already reached success in reaching these 2016 goals. Through experience I have learned you can hack your brain into awesomeness, meaning if you start believing in your capabilities you start mastering those capabilities in real life. So, the...

TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOUR NAILS FOR 2016!

Happy New Year! Many people begin the New Year with resolutions or promises of self-improvement. Some resolutions include getting better grades, losing weight, making more money, or becoming more organized. When it comes to resolutions, what about your nails? What kind of resolutions can we make to improve our nails in 2016? Here are some ideas that you can include: Eating well-Did you know that our nails are made of a special protein called Keratin? We can strengthen our nails by eating foods that contain biotin (an essential element to building Keratin) like mushrooms, turkey, berries, almonds and eggs. We can help our nails strengthen and grow by adding one serving of these types of foods every day. End Nail biting- Nail biting is typically a stress relieving...

2015 IS OVER… LET A NEW YOU BEGIN!

Today we are going to transform 2015, simply by looking to all your successes! Instead of focusing on your new years’ resolutions that you didn't keep; focus on all your wins for the year. Celebrate yourself! Celebrate all of your awesomeness, your commitment to eating healthy, you’re dedication to a raising funds for breast cancer awareness and even if those aren't applicable, celebrate the simple fact that you woke up and showed up every day of the year! Shift your focus for the next few days from the things you have not accomplished to the things that you have. Remember: If you change the way you look at things the things you look at change. So when you're counting down to midnight, keep in the back of your mind 2015 wasn't so...

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A GREAT NEW YEAR’S APPETIZER!

Marinated Shrimp, a great New Year’s Appetizer!  This dish requires very little extra effort, just combine all ingredients in a large zip-lock bag, shake and chill. This recipe is not only easy but, festive for New Years, and not mention low-fat. What away to bring in 2016! ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 pound large cooked shrimp 2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning 3/4 cup extra -virgin olive oil 1 lemon zest  1 lemon (juiced) 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar 1/2 cup fresh flat -leaf parsley (chopped) 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 2 large garlic cloves (minced) Sea salt to taste   DIRECTIONS: Put shrimp and all ingredients in plastic bag, seal tightly shake to distribute ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.  COOK’S NOTE:  If you want it spicy, more pepper flakes or a pinch cayenne red pepper, you...

HOW TO STICK TO YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION!

Every year, we make resolutions, right? Truth is by the end of January most of us have forgotten or totally cheated on them. Whether 2016 is your year to get a new job or career, drop 20lbs., start a new hobby, or save money for a trip, try these four (4) ideas to really make these resolutions. CREATE each resolution as a goal: Spend time on your goals, write and rewrite them DETAIL the goal with measurable deadlines, specific amounts, and lots of specifics: Set a deadline for making your goals AFFIRM your goal with an "I am...

KIMORA LEE SIMMONS GETS HER WEIGHT UNDER CONTROL WITH EASY DIET SECRETS!

This week’s #WCW goes to powerhouse Kimora Lee Simmons. From the run way to the board room Kimora has been a role model to women all around the world. She has transformed her fashion expertise into a multimillion dollar cooperation and did it all while promoting Fabulousity. At the tender age of 40 and after 4 kids Kimora is still rocking it! Throughout the years Kimora has struggled with her weight, but she always manages to get right back on track with a few easy diet secrets. According to workoutinfoguru.com “She follows a disciplined lifestyle and credits her “Fabulosity Diet” for her perfectly toned body.”  Kimora’s rule of thumb to losing weight includes, eating some healthy snack every couple of hours in small portions to curtail...

HOW BLACK WOMEN CAN PREVENT A MAKEUP DISASTER!

All makeup products are not for everyone. Finding the right product and applying it correctly is important, if you want to produce a flawless natural look. Many African American women, who go through phases of finding what works best for their skin, often find themselves the focus of a bad makeup spectacle. There are MUST KNOW tips for wearing makeup,that every African American woman should adhere to, in order to avoid a makeup conundrum. Click on the link below to get advice on the do and don’ts to wearing makeup for African American women. http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/article/african-american-makeup-tips #Transformationtuesdays...

FOOT RUBS & BRAIN LOVE!

Did you know that massaging your feet is not only like receiving a full body massage, but it can also stimulate organs inside your body? Your feet have a series of nerves and energy pathways that connect to areas of your body.  When certain areas are massaged, it can illicit some pretty cool effects other than just feeling great. (This is actually a type of massage called Reflexology.) DIY MASSAGE BENEFITS: Toes:  Massage from webbing to tips for huge on stress relief and respiratory diseases, stimulates brain function and immune health.  Ball of Foot:  Massage from one end of the foot to the other just on this area for lung and heart support, great for lowering back pain.   Side of foot from big toe to heel:  This area stimulates...

FACE YOUR DEBT DON’T RUN FROM IT!

If you grew up the way I did, perhaps you weren't schooled on the relevance of credit or the agonizing irony of debt. A lot of your learning may have come from trial and error and that's OK! It's great to learn from experiences, just know that all phases are temporary!   First thing to know is AVOIDING WHAT YOU OWE WON’T MAKE IT GO AWAY.  It’s easier to avoid the existence of what we feel we can’t control. The key is to accept the truth and execute a plan. Be confident in your ability to do something about it. Debts can be damaging but try not to allow temporary ebbs keep you from feeling prosperous! Would you believe me if I told you, creditors would love to...