Smoothie Bowls

Good morning my loves and all my foodie loves!

This week on the blog is all about FOOD. You read that right. We are diving into the wonderful world of deliciousness, but more specifically, smoothie bowls!

I came to fall in love with this blend of food when I was surfing Pinterest furiously.

Seriously, I was looking for a specific dish where I was determined to get the EXACT thing, nothing else by any means necessary. While I was soooo ambitious for this one item, I got side tracked by a chocolate smoothie bowl by Bakerita.

This thing looked so good I have to insert my “faint.” Like, this is how my tastebuds reacted from a picture

After drooling on one side of my lip, my whole agenda changed. I sought out to make my own smoothie bowl.

Now, I made this bowl during my break from work so, number one, that should tell you it doesn’t take long. (Don’t get too technical with the timing 😏). Secondly, it came out absolutely amazing. The ONLY thing I would change is the liquid to solid (frozen) fruit I used.

There were a few bloopers but not too outrageous only because some of the fruit sank into the smoothie. That’s where the tweaking comes in with the ratio.

But, here is the recipe I counted based upon what I used specifically. You have the total right to change it up, mix it up and flavor it to your liking. This was my first time ever!


8 whole frozen strawberries
1 1/2 cup of almond milk
5 black berries
Half of a sliced banana
1/3 cup of granola
12 almonds
Whipped cream for topping


First, blend strawberries and almond milk together.

Second, pour into a serving dish of your own.

Then, choose the dedicated fruit of your choice and layer neatly along the bowl.

Lastly, after you are satisfied with the results image wise, mix that bad boy up and enjoy!

Simple as that. You can either choose to use exactly what I did or get even more creative. Regardless of what you do, enjoy it and be happy.

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Tinzley’s 2018 Settle Free Mixer

Good Morning My Loves! I have a quick check-in post for you all!

This year, I will be attending Tinzley’s 2018 Settle Free Mixer AGAIN! (YAY)Image may contain: Tinzley Bradford, smiling, standing and shoes

Last year, I took away soooo much personally. I mean, I learned things about my finances that are recipes for success, relationship advice to keep my marriage fresh and exciting and mindset changes to push for a life of being #SETTLEFREE…

And this year she’s stepping it up a notch. Ya’ll, Tinzley is bringing EVERYBODY to the table. You do not want to miss this at all.

There will be food, entertainment, special performances by:

Cammie Tappin and

Latasha Stevens.

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This experience will be life changing for all. Oh, and if you are a person wondering about what “type” of food will be there…well Kim’s A La Carte will be catering! If you missed one of my last blog posts, then check it out here. Her food is truly guided by an anointed hand and her business is taking off.

You just have to let it speak for itself but don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

Check out one of Tinzley’s proud sponsors all the way from NYC!

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Read this snippet about Nando!

“Initially founded in 2007, his blog,, draws over 2,000 views every day from curious daters looking for the insightful, random, and sometimes naughty experiences Nando offers up in his sarcastic, self-examining style. In it, he shares his dating stories, observations and advice—from Texas to New York, and from the heartfelt to the icky and sticky. Nando looks into the dating world and calls ’em as he sees ’em, including examining the chemical effects of love (“the brain’s the sexiest love organ, after all”), earning him the title of the Love Scientist.”

Here is a list of additional sponsors for the evening as well:

  • TLC (Transformative Life Coaching)
  • Golden Professional Realty Group
  • Bold Favor Media Group
  • The Regina Sunshine Show
  • Red Ink Consulting
  • Two Cameras and a Brush
  • LSC Lateka S Carter 
  • LTLC (Leading Through Living)
  • Chill Zone Entertainment

If you want to purchase tickets, it’s  not too late! Click here and be apart of the party!

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I hope to see all of you there! Make sure you hashtag #SettleFree when you attend. Let’s get this mixer worldwide! Much love to you all.





Whatcha Cooking Wednesday

Hey ya’ll!

What is up?! It’s hump day! Happy Wednesday to you all and I do hope you are having a blast! We are only 2 days away from the weekend (Whoop Whoop). I don’t know if you guys have had the chance to catch up with me on my previous post, but I am so serious about recreating my content for my brand for you all. We are going to have travel talk, foodie goodies, inspirational fashion and so much more!

So, today I am bringing you all Whatcha Cooking Wednesdays! It’ll highlight cooks from small and large platforms to create awareness of his/her business(s) and so you can TASTE the goodness. I’m all about expanding your palate with exotic food and down right southern cooked food but also supporting one another.

Ya’ll the experience is about to be FIREEEEEE!

Today’s topic is all about pasta! Pasta is my absolute favorite thing to eat no matter how its made but I want to share with you 2 different pasta recipes for you and the family to enjoy. SEAFOOD STYLE, oh and a bonus feature too!

Pasta Pescatore:

Linguine Pescatore

Photo: Italian Food Forever

So, when I went to Carrabba’s a while back, I was broken in my eating their Linguine Pescatore and OMG I fell in love. Now, being that I am a white sauce lover, I did have them sub out their red sauce for alfredo sauce.

Man, I am a true seafood fanatic and I danced like a kid in the candy store. Some may say “it’s ok” but ya’ll I was so in love with that dish, I don’t usually get anything else. If my husband orders something completely different, then I’ll munch on his.

Below is a recipe for linguine pescatore that I found on Italian Food Forever that you all can try out!

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Photo: (Dealgeek) Carrabba’s Linguine Pescatore with Shrimp, Mussels and Scallop


  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Minced Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Peeled & Minced
  • 12 Cleaned Clams
  • 1/2 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 1/2 Cups Seafood Stock
  • 3 Cups Pureed or Chopped Tomatoes
  • 12 Sea Scallops
  • 20 Cleaned Mussels
  • 12 Large Shrimp, Cleaned
  • 1/2 Pound Fresh Squid, Cleaned & Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Pound Spaghetti Or Pasta Of Choice


  • 1/3 Cup Fresh Parsley
  • Zest of One Lemon
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Peeled


In a large saucepan, heat the oil and then cook the onions until they are soft and translucent, about 4 minutes.
Add the garlic, and cook another couple of minutes.
Then, Add the wine and fish stock and bring to a boil, then add the clams and cook until they open.
Add the tomatoes, parsley, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and add the remaining seafood, and cook over low heat while the pasta cooks.
Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until it is “al dente“.
Mince the gremolata ingredients together and set aside.
Drain the pasta, top with a scoop of the tomato sauce and toss well.
Serve in four individual bowls, topped with more sauce, and dividing the seafood up evenly between the four dishes.
Sprinkle some gremolata on each dish and serve immediately.


Seafood Paella:

Easy Seafood Paella Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. Recipe comes with step-by-step photo tutorial to guide your cooking! Love this shrimp and lobster nestled in a bed of saffron rice! A must try from @themeddish

Photo: Seafood Paella The Mediterranean Dish

I have LONGED for paella since one of my Puerto Rican besties told me about it. Unfortunately, I have YET to try it out, but I will try it soon. Keep in mind, there are some slight differences I believe with each recipe for Paella, but as long as it satisfies your taste buds, have at it! Personally, I would like a true Paella Native create this dish for me so I can truly taste the authenticity. I found this super simple recipe from The Mediterranean Dish. Check it out below



  • 4 small lobster tails (6-12 oz each)
  • Water
  • 3 tbsp Private Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups Spanish rice or short grain rice, soaked in water for 15 minutes and then drained
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 large pinches of Spanish saffron threads soaked in 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp Sweet Spanish paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp aloppo pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 6 oz French green beans
  • 1 lb prawns or large shrimp or your choice, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
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  1. In a large pot, bring 3 cups of water to a rolling boil. Add the lobster tails and let boil very briefly (1-2 minutes) until pink. Turn the heat off. Remove the lobster tails with a pair of tongs. Do not discard the lobster cooking water. When the lobster is cool enough to handle, remove the shell and cut into large chunks.
  2. In a large deep pan or skillet, heat 3 tbsp olive oil. Turn the heat to medium-high and add the chopped onions. Saute the onions for 2 minutes then add the rice, and cook for 3 more minutes, stirring regularly. Now add the chopped garlic and the lobster cooking water. Stir in the saffron and it’s soaking liquid, paprika, cayenne pepper, aleppo pepper, and salt. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and green beans. Bring to a boil and let the liquid slightly reduce, then cover (with lid or tightly with foil) and cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Uncover and spread the shrimp over the rice, pushing it into the rice slightly. Add a little water if needed. Cover and cook for another 10-15 minutes until the shrimp turns pink. Finally, add the cooked lobster chunks. When the lobster is warmed through, turn heat off. Garnish with parsley.
  4. Serve the paella hot with your favorite white wine


Last, but not least, the BONUS FEATURE!

I had the pleasure of meeting Kimberlee Slaughter at Tinzley Bradford’s Settle Free Mixer last year and I believe we hit it off from there.

Kimberlee is a self taught cook who is passionate about what she makes. Her food serves your taste buds with love and satisfaction. She has started her own business and YouTube channel too!

Business Name: Kim’s A La Carte

YouTube: Kims A La Carte

Go like, share and subscribe!


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Photo: Kimberlee Slaughter’s Bang Bang Shrimp




Check out some of her dishes and definitely feel free to reach out to her to place your next catered order!

Contact Kimberlee here

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I hope you guys have enjoyed a snippet of more to come!

Make sure you go out and support Kimberlee with her catering business. You can even purchase a personal plate too!

By the way, if you try one of the two recipes, drop your pic below so I can see all of the awesome cooks out there!

Come back next week for more goodies! Whatcha Cooking Wednesday!

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Back Like Never Before

I mean, the picture speaks for itself! I’m back like never before with even more to share! I tell you, I have missed y’all and I have a small explanation as to why I went missing.

So, you all know if you’ve been keeping up…I set out to do a 21 Day Challenge. It was going great. I was on it and proud of myself. BUT, the kicker I didn’t even think about was the fact I had a lot more time on my hands. Now, it’s different. I’ve taken a new step in life along with accepting more responsibility socially and personally. So, my schedule got scattered.

That’s really funny to me because I like to follow things step by step and somehow I feel God always tosses a boomerang my way. NEVER FAILS! 😂

On top of everything else, I just partnered with a dope company too! I won’t reveal that just yet until everything is finalized. But, I’m on the move. I had to bounce back with a post to give an update.

Here’s a few things I have done

  • Attended the Trumpet Awards
  • Took my own pictures as my own photographer 🙌🏽 with a little help
  • Got a better understanding on SEO
  • Put my goal book in use
  • Learning the ropes on building property

I’m Back Like Never Before!

It’s amazing how my life is being prepped for my future. It’s like I planned out “my life” the way I saw fit. I’m doing things I’ve never thought twice about. As I continue through this process though, I notice things I did as a child is starting to circle back around. Memories that I haven’t referenced are coming to the forefront of my mind as a token to show me why I am heading down a completely opposite path.

You know what sealed the deal?!

I was on Facebook scrolling through briefly, and came across a video posted by Georgia Dawkins. I admire this trailblazer from afar and she was speaking about why she left Sister Circle. Georgia worded everything beautifully and I recently had someone tell me things she said verbatim. As I listened, I wanted to shout because I knew I wasn’t the only person who allows their life to be guided by the Lord. It may sound crazy, BUT it’s amazing when you get confirmation in such an obvious way.

I owe you all 5 more posts, so for that, I’m doubling up my sprinkle of inspiration. Know this: Just because you aren’t performing the way someone else wants you to perform does NOT mean you will not succeed. A person can do everything seamlessly and be on time 24/7, never miss a day anywhere, study hard as ever and realize their work is WORTH every step…but wonder why the person beside them gets more of an opportunity. Well, it’s also what’s inside that counts and the willingness. People see the work you put out, but they also want to feel an organic connection.

I gota go but heyyyy, I’m back like never before! Love y’all. ✌🏽

Transitional Season

Ok y’all! I’m dropping in to give you a quick run down with life. I tell you I’m absolutely loving it! You know when you reach a transitional season in your life, it’s absolutely amazing.

To transition is to change from one state or condition to another. A season is broken up into 4 classes. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. So a transitional season is changing from one condition (past) in that point in your life to moving to your next opportunity. Personally for me, I get excited to transition into my next journey. It’s almost as if you’ve conquered something. You didn’t “die” from whatever has happened previously and it’s a new step in life to grow and mature. I think Mario and Luigi got the idea.

Blessings and Overflow

Conquering a challenge

Well, real quick, I stepped into a new opportunity for my life. It has been one of the best changes I could have asked for. It’s also amazing how everything I was looking for to accommodate my life came in one big package. Have you ever imagined of having the motivation, like minds, prayerful devotion and a mental balance when you go somewhere? Well, God has blessed me with this.

I tell you, I don’t accept any negative words to come against me either. I’ll be smiling all my days too because I’ve eliminated pain and grudges to accepting the joy of the Lord.

Here’s to opportunities and abundant blessings. I want to offer the chance to email me what you may need in life. I will dedicate some time to pray for you because I care about you guys! Send me those emails 😘

Hold me accountable as I pray for! Love you guys.