Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Salt Energy Activate




Love done right is perfect.  Something that has taken me a long while to  understand. I didn't have to be perfect. He didn't either.  But the way in which we "loved" on  ourselves and each other should have been. I'm thankful for and appreciate such an important lesson.

This go round I'm taking notes and my time. Taking  my time loving on myself, connecting with the  divine feminine and figuring out what I specifically want in my significant man. No relying on failed dating coaches, talk shows, magazine articles or crystal balls. 😂😂😂. Just me operating in, overflowing with, blessed and assured, under the heavens.

Enjoy your love day shenanigans. Meanwhile............


The Sassy Napturalista

Monday, February 13, 2023

The Napturalista's Seaf🦀🦞d Mac and Cheese

I decided to add seafood mac and cheese to my game day menu. This mac and cheese was very flavorful, delicious and pleasing to the palate.

Ingredients & Plan

1 box  of elbow macaroni

1 cup of shrimp (cut in halves)

1/2 cup crabmeat(chopped)

1/2 cup lobster meat( chopped)

2 tbsp flour

2 tbsp butter

3 tbsp heavy cream

1.5 cups milk

1 cup of shredded mac and cheese blend. Save other to mix in before placing in oven  to bake.

Old bay, garlic powder, black pepper, paprika.


Boil elbow noodles, drain and set aside per package instructions.

Season and cook shrimp.Add lightly seasoned lobster and crab meat to pan.Remove and set aside.

Melt butter in a pan. Add flour and whisk. Next add milk and heavy cream continuously stirring. Also a tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp extra of old bay and black pepper. Add 1 cup shredded cheese and stir. 

Add and stir in noodles and shrimp mixture. 

Pour into dish and add in remaining cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Set for 10 minutes and then it's ready to plate.


Thursday, February 9, 2023

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Scampi With Veggie Spaghetti

Ingredients & Plan

1/2 box Veggie Spaghetti 

1 bag of medium cooked shrimp 

1/2 cup onion and peppers 

2 tsp garlic 

2tbsp butter

2tbsp olive oil

2 tsp lemon juice 

1 tsp lemon zest

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1 1/2 tsp parsley 

Seasoning(Shrimp)- paprika, black pepper, old bay


Boil, drain and set aside Spaghetti noodles.

Melt butter and add olive oil to skillet. Then add garlic, onion and peppers to saute.Next pile in shrimp and saute as well. Add lemon juice, zest and cayenne. Mix in parmesan and Spaghetti well. Let simmer 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and add parsley. Pair with nice serving of green vegetables.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Oh My Apple Pie 🥧

 Apple pie is one of my mom's favorite desserts so I decided to make one for tomorrow's dinner.

Ingredients and plan-

4 apples

Pillsbury ready made pie shells (2 count)

1/3 cup sugar 

2 tbsp butter

3 tbsp water

1 tsp lemon juice 

1tsp cinnamon 

1 tbsp +1 tsp cornstarch 

2 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a sauce pan melt butter and add cinnamon. Mix well.

Next add water, apples, lemon juice and sugar. Bring to boil up to 6 minutes.

Mix the cornstarch with 2 tbsp water .       Add to pot with apples and mix well.        Cook an additional five minutes, turn off.  and let cool.

Fill one pie shell with the apple pie filling. Use the other shell to top pie.Cut off excess dough. Make several slits in top of pie.

Bake in oven for 40- 45 minutes, remove and let cool.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Creamy Vegetable Soup With $5 Chicken Wings

Brrrrrr. My very first thought stepping outside into the cold. Secondly, this is the exact type of weather for homemade   chicken soup. I stopped at the grocers and was able to score a pack of chicken( a little under 2lbs) for less than five dollars. 

Ingredients and plan 

Chicken ( up to 2lbs)

 1/2 cup onions and peppers 

1/2 cup celery 

2 tsp minced garlic 

1/2 cup carrots

3 small cut red potatoes 

2 small cut sweet potatoes 

3 tbsp flour

Herbs( a pinch of rosemary, thyme, chives, cilantro, oregano, basil and parsley).

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp Cayenne 

4 cups Vegetable broth 

1 cup Mixed vegetables 

1/2 cup kale 

1/2 cup heavy cream

Rinse, dry and season chicken. Brown in pan of 2tbsp of canola oil and remove.

Add onion, peppers, garlic and celery to saute. Next carrots and flour.Pour in Vegetable broth and add herbs. Place  chicken  and 2 tbsp tomato paste. Cover     and boil for thirty minutes. 

Remove lid and add kale, mix vegetables and heavy cream. Boil for an additional thirty minutes. Turn off and lest rest 10-15 minutes before enjoying.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Introducing Mystozer 4 Piece Spice Racks


Lol. It's not what you think. I had to order 

these really cute magnetic, space saving 

racks from Amazon.com to store my cooking 

herbs and spices . My cabinet was over 

crowded with bottles so it became necessary 

to get these lovely racks. Now I have room to

store other foods like pasta and sauces.

Mystozer 4 pack magnetic spice racks for $29.22.

Remove from box and packaging.

Wipe and dry designated area wipe a rag. Place racks on refrigerator, microwave,etc.

Spice rack is then ready to store bottles.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Hearty Southern Ch🐥cken Stew


Thinking  about something warm and delicious to make for family dinner this evening prompted me to gather some ingredients to create a pot of chicken        stew. See ingredient list, plan and pictures  below.


2 lbs chicken( wings and small drumsticks)

3 cut small Red potatoes 

3 cut small Sweet potatoes 

1/2 cup carrots

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup mixed vegetables 

1/2 cup Onions and peppers 

3 tbsp of flour

1/4 tsp salt

4 cups vegetable broth

2 tbsp tomato paste

1/2 cup sour cream 

Seasonings for chicken and herbs for Stew. Chicken seasoning, black pepper, paprika, cayenne, chives, thyme, oregano, rosemary, cilantro.


Rinse, dry and season chicken.

Cut and seperate vegetables. 

Place 2 tbsp of oil in pan and brown seasoned chicken, remove and set aside.

Add celery, onions, peppers and carrots to pan and saute. Then add flour and herbs.

Next add vegetable broth, browned chicken and tomato paste. Cover and bring to boil for thirty minutes. Remove lid and add mix vegetables and sour cream. Simmer for an additional twenty five minutes.

Serve with yellow rice and side of corn bread. 

Sour Cream Donuts???