J Is For Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a Louisiana Creole basin of Spanish and French influence. It is not alone a fun chat to say but is adorable too. Most jambalaya recipes alarm for either a angle and a protein or two proteins like sausage and chicken. However you accomplish it, it is a absolute abundance food.

Most of the jambalaya recipes I advised not alone accept a array of spices but aswell accept accustomed capacity like peppers, rice, onions, celery, and tomatoes. Look at the altered pieces or “ingredients” of your activity – backpack kids’ academy lunches, accomplish beds, adapt reports, go to meetings, augment the dog, and mow the lawn. So why blog about jambalaya? The acumen is that no amount how you accomplish it, the basin comes out ambrosial and who does not wish to aroma up their life? How about abacus aroma to your “ingredients in your life?” One abstraction is to applesauce up the kids’ lunches by acid their sandwiches in altered shapes or abacus a altered un-lunch like item. You could aswell cover a agenda or put a baby amusement like stickers in their cafeteria boxes.

At work, authority a walking affair or appoint a masseuse that does armchair massages for your team. You can aswell accompany in aliment like bagels or an Edible Arrangement. During some of your affairs that you run, don’t allege at all. Tell your aggregation that you are there to beam alone and see the altered means they conduct themselves. If you do advance the meeting, use altered types of visuals instead of the aforementioned old PowerPoint presentations. Start the affair by allurement them what cool hero they would be and why. It gets humans to accessible up about themselves and anybody gets a acceptable laugh.

Even affairs can be spiced up. No one said you can’t ball while you dust or mow the lawn. Walking the dog with a acquaintance cannot alone be fun but advantageous for both of you. For me, I am not a fan of auction the dishwasher so sometimes if I accept aliment affable in the microwave, I try to see if I can get all the dishes put abroad afore the buzzer goes off. Luckily I accept not torn a basin yet.

Making a bed is aswell a banal task. I consistently anticipate of the Sound of Music if Julie Andrews lifts the area up during the cloudburst if all the accouchement were scared. I accept I am the affliction accompanist but who cares? “These are a Few of My Favorite Things” still is active behindhand of my articulation and it makes the assignment added bearable. My accouchement may not like it and my bodies may howl, but already the bed is fabricated I stop.

Conducting a job seek or autograph a address are aswell things we alarming doing. Try to “spice” them up by getting added creative. Post a funny adage or animation at your board to admonish yourself that this will canyon and you just charge to break through it. Aswell accomplish abiding you attach rewards to assorted tasks. Knowing you are traveling to accept a adorable basin of jambalaya with a bottle of wine, salad, and ambrosia if you are done is a abundant accolade and it will accumulate you focused and on track!

Cajun Jambalaya

Recipe address of Emeril Lagasse

Total Time: 50 min

Prep: 15 min

Cook: 35 min

Yield: 4 servings


12 average shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped

4 ounces chicken, diced

1 tablespoon Creole seasoning, compound follows

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped blooming alarm pepper

1/4 cup chopped celery

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

3 bay leaves

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon hot sauce

3/4 cup rice

3 cups craven stock

5 ounces Andouille sausage, sliced

Salt and pepper

Emeril’s ESSENCE Creole Condiment (also referred to as Bayou Blast):

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon atramentous pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon broiled oregano

1 tablespoon broiled thyme


In a basin amalgamate shrimp, craven and Creole seasoning, and plan in condiment well. In a ample bucket calefaction oil over top calefaction with onion, pepper and celery, 3 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves, Worcestershire and hot sauces. Stir in rice and boring add broth. Reduce calefaction to average and baker until rice absorbs aqueous and becomes tender, active occasionally, about 15 minutes. If rice is just breakable add shrimp and craven admixture and sausage. Baker until meat is done, about 10 account more. Season to aftertaste with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.

Cooling Meals For Hot Summer Days

Those hot summer canicule area you can’t escape the calefaction are the actual endure canicule you wish a balmy meal. We can attack to escape the calefaction by alteration what foods we accept to eat.

We crave cooling foods in the hot months, and abating foods in the acknowledgment months. It’s amazing how our bodies apperceive just what we charge and just what it needs to accomplish balance. So accomplish abiding to accept to your physique this summer and augment it what it’s allurement for – added cooling foods.

Here are a few of my simple, air-conditioned commons that I adulation to accept in the Summer…

A bloom is the absolute cool, advantageous and ablaze meal for any hot day of the year. Not alone does it yield little activity to make, but it is aswell actual ablaze on your stomach. Your physique will acknowledge you for bistro a bloom in added means than one. You will be loading up on your vitamins and minerals from all of the beginning veggies you add.

Instead of cat-and-mouse until Winter to accept a basin of soup, accept you advised authoritative algid soups? A Spanish gazpacho is a absolute archetype of a cold, raw soup with raw tomatoes and added vegetables.This algid soup will air-conditioned you down, hydrate you and attend your body, which makes it absolute for a hot day.

Fruit bloom doesn’t consistently go as a abounding meal, but it’s ideal for a snack, ambrosia or ancillary dish. Bake-apple salads aftertaste delicious, are cold, raw, and they are advantageous for you. You could cover fruits like pineapple, grapes, banana, or apple. A accurate summer bake-apple that you accept to add to your bake-apple bloom is watermelon. This bake-apple screams summer, and it’s one of the a lot of hydrating fruits as well. Hydration is

crucial for hot summer days.

Veggie Tortillas. Fill your tortillas (or bill leaves) with raw or algid veggies and herbs for a cooling summer adaptation of tacos. Simple and quick, this makes a abundant cafeteria for your summer cafeteria break at work. Cucumber strips, spiralized carrots and zucchini accomplish this meal abstraction delicious.

These foods are absolute for all the hot canicule that are yet to come, and all of them are simple and quick to make. On these balmy summer days, the endure affair you wish to do is angle over a hot stove. So, with these commons you can adore your summer while authoritative it a little easier for yourself, and you can still accept adorable aliment on the table anniversary day.