Grass fed beef enchiladas with homemade sauce

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In a large pot, I put 1/4 cup vegetable oil with 2 T of flour, chili powder, garlic salt, cumin and stirred until thick and flour browning. Then I added 1.5 cup of chicken stock and 2/3 jar of marinara sauce (I read you could use tomato sauce or enchilada sauce in can as well). I brought to boil and then turn to low and summer for about 20 min.

In meantime, I browned 1 lb of grass fed organic beef with onion and the Great on Everything spice blend.

Once sauce thickens and beef is brown, take tortilla (I used flour but you can use corn too – put them in a pan with a bit of oil to soften if using corn) and put sauce, beef, cheese and other toppings as you desire (chopped jalapeño or chili peppers, onion, green onion, cilantro, olives, etc,) put enough sauce in bottom of glass casserole dish to cover and then fit in rolled enchiladas, seam side down. Cover with remaining sauce and cheese.

Once in pan, you could put in fridge or even freeze. Once ready to heat, cook about 20 min in 325 oven.

Serve with sour cream, cilantro, avocado, etc.

Enjoy!

What do you put in enchiladas?

For You

When I saw you standing there
I couldn’t help myself but stare
All I wanna do is care
For you.

Something in your eyes
Made me realize
That all of these butterflies are
For you.

When I saw your smile
I knew that I would stay awhile
My feelings are all riled up
For you.

Won’t you be my man
I will try to understand
And do the best I can
For you.

You mean so much to me
That all I want for you to see
Is the best me I can be
For you.

When I saw you standing there
I couldn’t help myself but stare
All I wanna do is care
For you.

Drum

Listen to the train coming down the track -
It’s coming down to take you back,
to take you back where you belong,
to learn the words to your song.

feel the rhythm ~ feel the beat
feel the rhythm through your feet
feel the rhythm ~ feel the beat
rising up now through your feet

Now can you feel the train?
It’s come to clear away the pain.
Cleansing away, there is no sin -
starting fresh, to begin again.

Moving in through your heart
now are you ready to start?

to let it out
to let it go
take it down,
take it slow
beat runs through
begin anew
let it out
let it go
free your rhythm
free your soul

feel the rhythm ~ feel the beat
feel the rhythm through your feet
feel the rhythm ~ feel the beat
rising up now through your feet

Listen to the train coming down the track -
It’s coming down to take you back,
to take you back where you belong,
to learn the words to your song.

spirit – shum

We are all things. All things are we.
Shum. Shum. Shum.
I am filled with spirit.
I am inspired.
The present moment is always refreshed and new.
Curiosity awaits.
Be inspired by this moment.
And all it brings.
Shum.
Shum.

Shum.
We are always searching externally for happiness and love and purpose.
It has always been inside. Always.
Purpose.
Love.
Light.
Happiness.
Divinity.

Namaste.
Breathe in light. Breathe out light.
Breathe in love. Breathe out love.
Breathe in joy. Breathe out joy.

inspired by Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience – Expanding Your Happiness

https://chopracentermeditation.com/

https://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/twelve-shum-meditations

happy list :)

I recently found one of my old blogs, Hugging Trees, where I created a list of all the things that make me feel happy.  So… I thought I’d do it again.

My Happy List – 33.5 years old

my baby girl Ariella “Ella”

my doxie pin Snicky

my  boyfriend

love

big hugs

ice coffee

exercise – running, gym, yoga

cooking

artisan crafts

artisan cocktails

being outside

the river

leaves and trees

playing the guitar

songwriting

reading magazines

making lists

making vision boards

working on websites

laughing

kissing

sharing inside jokes

chocolate

wine

having deep conversations

poetry

water with lemons and oranges

ginger

laying by the pool

beaches

mountains

the ocean

daydreaming

getting/sending love text messages

creativity

Pinterest

Instagram

sleeping/napping

music

podcasts

contemplating

holding hands

wearing cute dresses

and sandals

roadtrips

Summer Rain ☔

E was home sick today with double ear infection and double pink eye! (Even though her eyes weren’t pink.) We were kind of stuck taking it easy so we did yoga and practiced our headstands. Then I made my friend Molly’s tabbouleh recipe. Yum! An afternoon storm brought sheets of rain. 20140623-212345-77025364.jpgBaby and Mama Yoga

20140623-212347-77027311.jpgAfternoon Tabouli (Molly M recipe)

Tabouli

6-8 servings
You should begin to soak the bulghar wheat at least 3 hours before
serving time. It needs to thoroughly marinate and chill. This dish
tastes better on the second day.

1 cup dry bulghar wheat
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup good olive oil (I use ¼ c)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Fresh black pepper
4 scallions, finely minced
1 cup minced parsley, packed
10 -15 mint leaves, minced
2 medium tomatoes, diced or 4 roma tomatoes,diced
1 cucumber, seeded and minced

Optional:
½ c cooked chickpeas, 1 chopped green pepper, ½ c coarsely grated
carrot, 1 chopped summer squash, feta cheese, olives.

1.    Combine bulghar, boiling water and salt in a bowl. Cover and let
stand 15-20 minutes, or until bulghar is chewable.
2.    Add lemon juice, garlic, oil and mint and mix thoroughly.
REfridgerate 2-3 hours.
3.    Just before serving, add the vegetables and mix gently. Correct seasonings.

Garnish with feta cheese & olives.

20140623-212346-77026208.jpgBack Porch Blues – Afternoon Storm

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