Tuna salad on Avacado

Sweet potatos with rosemary and buttered nutmeg 

Brussel Sprouts and dried cranberries 

Steaks with garlic and rosemary 

Mixed greens with chopped red onions, tomatoes, blackberries, chopped chicken breast and crushed triscuit 

Stacked plate

Full menu

Leftovers with breakfast

Kielbasa with roasted potatos, red/green peppers and string beans

Chicken breast baked

Tuna salad with chopped egg and red peppers

Mixed greens with roasted brussel sprouts and strawberries

Full menu

New Years menu

  • French beef stew
  • Couscous with cranberries
  • Potato salad
  • Flank steak with traditional chimichurri sauce 
  • Tomato and chopped red onion salad

Learning plate presentation  ( critiques and advice are welcome)

Pan seared salmon with mango salsa and potatoes version 1

Pan seared salmon with mango salsa version 2 with couscous and roasted tomatoes 

  • Flank steak rolls with yellow and green peppers, fried egg, carrots
  • Chimichurri sauce

Daughter’s sick day comfort food plate presentation 

Tuna salad wrap with strawberries

  • Baked rosemary chicken breast 
  • Spinach salad with tomatoes, chopped red onions and strawberries
  • Baked sweet potatoes

Learning and experimenting

Beef chunks with broccoli and carrots stir fry.



Posted: March 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

Love the Soul
Love the Mind
Love the Heart

I’m able, yes

Temporary refuge of coziness
A coward disguised as Euphoria
Relying on nights of I Thank yous

To cope
With a

Lost Soul
Disturbed Mind
Broken Heart

My intentions are good

I’m not

I’m rotting and those I hold dear
Are starting to smell the decay
I wonder what I’m capable of

My Soul is found
My Mind is calm
My Heart is whole

Please universe give me strength
During my journey of solitude
Grant me the courage to heal
Let my self discovery
Become my euphoric thank you
Reward me with the understanding of
Simple to love me

I can spring from a star and Connect to a Soul
Link to a source and appreciate a Mind
Mimic the beat of the moon and Trust a Heart

Reward me with the treasures of
How simple it is to love

–Emmanuel Constant

Inspired by “Simple to love you” by Phil Cortese

I believe I’ve come a long way since November 2014.   Learning how to cook has been a wonderful journey.   



By Dead Prez: http://youtu.be/aB24pH2Sw5Q

Lyrics: http://genius.com/Dead-prez-intelligence-is-sexy-lyrics

Music Worth Listening To: Get Free

Posted: December 19, 2015 in Uncategorized


By The Vines: http://youtu.be/asOvnGHwtDU

Lyrics: http://genius.com/The-vines-get-free-lyrics

By Fiona Apple: http://youtu.be/7TPMoNwclWs

Lyrics: http://genius.com/Fiona-apple-the-child-is-gone-lyrics

Life is unfair, but I’ll manage on hope…
If she truly is part of me, she will return


By Nina Simone: http://youtu.be/Zwk7DWq_E3s

Lyrics: http://genius.com/Nina-simone-funkier-than-a-mosquitos-tweeter-lyrics

I listen to this when my late grandmother’s sarcasm is missed, and I need a good scolding.