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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kale Salad with Sausage and Sunflower Seeds

Kale is a leafy green vegetable that can help with cholesterol and for lowering-risk for cancer. Also, it is low in calories. It is a yearly leaf that can be found at most grocery stores.
So for tonights dinner I had random items of food all around the kitchen. I usually just add everything I see in sight and bam there is the meal...But today I was reading Bon Appetit, and was inspired by a recipe with Kale. I thought to myself, "I have Kale in my fridge". The recipe I read called for bacon and Leeks with Kale, and I thought, "I am so gonna make that when I have bacon and Leeks." But tonight I happen to have sausage from Trader Joes and random items like sunflower seeds, and Kale.

By the way, SunFlower Seeds are an excellent source of Vitamin E.
Here is how I made it..

1 link of sausage with out the casing
1/4 onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
1 tsp. smoked paprika
dash of Salt
dash of pepper
4-5 cups of chopped Kale
2-3 Tbs. Butter or olive oil

In a sauté pan, on medium heat place sausage with out its casing in the pan. The fat of the sausage or bacon will render. Place to the side after its cooked. Add onions and sauté on medium low for 3 mins, add garlic, sunflower seeds, paprika, salt and pepper. Set aside with the sausage or bacon. In the same pan add 2-3 tbs of butter, add Kale on medium heat for 3-4 mins. Add everything that was set to the side and sauté for 2 mins. Serve...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Easter in Dallas

While I was in Dallas who I really wanted to see was my family. We were in Grandview, Tx. my favorite place on earth. My grandmother happens to live there as well as my aunt and uncle. My mom and Dad drove in to see us since Damon's last stop on Digi tour was Dallas so I picked him up. It turned out perfect.

This is my favorite place to sit, my grandmothers front porch where the truck drivers honk their horn at her and you think I'm kidding...
The only thing that was missing was my sister Laura...
I love these ladies! They have made me the woman I am today..
if you ever see these people give them a hi-five...the aunt and uncle

Damon at Digi Tour

My husband left me for 2 1/2 weeks for work. He was a roadi for the DigiTour. He literally lived on the tour bus like a rock star with the youtube stars such as, Dave Days, De Storm, The Gregory Brothers (auto tune the news), and Brett the Intern. Thats all I'm mentioning b/c I met these people and they are totally cool. They all were very sweet and humble dudes! I'm pretty sure Damon had more fun than he thought he would of. I met up with him in Dallas to see the Show at the House of Blues. I went into to it thinking ohh youtubers, but the show was super RAD! Very well organized. When you walked in you moved toward to the stage and all the kids crowded in. There above our heads was a giant LCD TV that read hash tag #digitour on twitter and your feed would appear. So needless to say I bought into it, and so did everyone else. My cousin Jon brought his girlfriend and was saying, I love Em blah, blah...but it was silly...
if you wanna watch digi bits that the husband shot click this..
tiny bunk on the road for my 6 foot 2 man....
and the cousin got a rad shirt that he framed all signed by the Gregory brothers from the song double ranibow ...

Mary had her Baby

This beauty is 8 months prego here...
My dear friend Mary has taught me how to look like her during pregnancy. One, you are what you eat. Must do as must as possible; Walking, Yoga. Eat a banana a day it helps with retaining water so you don't get swollen feet. Eat foods that make your skin stretch like Avocados, greens, and eat ding dongs when ever you feel like it...
here is proud daddy Reuben holding Molly....