Help Me Name This Dish!

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I threw some stuff together & created this deliciousness! Chicken, asparagus, mushrooms, lemons & spices.

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Help me make this dish & then I’ll share the recipe!

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I’m Jealous

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I know it’s not right to be jealous and I try not to be, but I would be a liar if I said that I wasn’t I’m jealous sometimes.

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I’m jealous of those who are sick for only a day. I’m jealous of people who can work.
I’m jealous of those who have even the slightest opportunity to have children. I’m jealous that they even have the CHOICE!
I’m jealous of those who can work out for 6 days in a row and rest on Sunday. I’m jealous of those who can take road trips and be in a car for more than 20 minutes without freaking out. I’m jealous of those who are either not taking any medication or are only taking medications that equal less than a double digit number.
I’m jealous of those with small chests, which is something I never thought I would say! I’m jealous of people who can have the energy to do whatever they want, whenever they want. I’m jealous of people who can use their entire body. I’m jealous of those who don’t have to be protective of their body as though it’s made of glass because I know that I will live the rest of my life protecting my body as though it were a fragile baby.
I’ll never get to work out my core, have six-pack abs and look like a rock star. I know that I’ll never be the teeny, tiny little girl that I used to be because my body is forever changed. I’m jealous that I’ve got the body of a 90 year old even though I’m only 31. While most people my age are out partying, having fun and can be carefree, I’m sitting here sorting out my medications for the week. I’m thinking about what appointments I have, about insurance and what needs to be done before the end of the year. I’m thinking about the cost of insurance going up next year and about what specialists need to be seen, what tests need to be done…being sick as a full-time job and I’m jealous that this is the job that I have. I don’t have something awesome like other people do. I don’t get to travel and take awesome photos in amazing random places to share with the world.
I get to sit here like a bump on a log and care for my ailing self all day, everyday.
I’m jealous of people who get to go one single day falling off the wagon of their liquid intake and being fine. If I miss even the slightest, I’m down and out for at least a week and half the time the doctor wants to send me to the infusion center for IV fluids.
I always knew that I was special, different and the exception to the rule,  but this is not what I had in mind.

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Steak with Orzo & Stroganoff Sauce

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I found this yummy looking recipe trough Country Living. If I ate red meat, I’d be all over it!

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Steak with Orzo & Stroganoff Sauce

Need

1 c. orzo
3 tbsp. olive oil
½ c. fresh flat-leaf parsley
1½ lb. flank steak
½ tsp. paprika
Kosher salt
Pepper
1 small onion
1 package small white or cremini mushrooms
¼ c. dry white whine
½ c. sour cream
1 tsp. Dijon mustard

Do

Heat broiler to high. Cook the orzo according to package directions. Drain, return to the pot & toss with 1 Tbsp oil & half the parsley.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil. Season the steak with the paprika & 1/2 teaspoon each salt & pepper & broil to desired doneness, 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to a cutting board & let rest for 5 minutes before thinly slicing.

While the steak is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion & cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes.

Increase heat to medium-high. Add the mushrooms, remaining tablespoon oil & 1/2 teaspoon each salt & pepper & cook, tossing occasionally, until golden brown & tender, 6 to 7 minutes.

Add the wine & cook for 1 minute. Stir in the sour cream & mustard just to combine; remove from heat & stir in the remaining parsley. Serve the steak with the orzo & spoon the mushroom sauce over the top.

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Dijon-Smothered Chicken Legs with Broccolini

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Dijon-Smothered Chicken Legs with Broccolini

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Need:

1 (24-oz.) package frozen steam & mash cut potatoes
8 medium chicken drumsticks
Kosher salt & black pepper
1/4 c. plus 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. butter
3/4 c. chicken stock
1/4 c. white wine
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 1/2 tbsp. whole-grain Dijon mustard
2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
2 bunches Broccolini
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 sliced lemon
2 chopped garlic cloves

Do:

Heat broiler to high. Prepare frozen steam & mash cut potatoes according to package directions.
Meanwhile, season drumsticks with kosher salt & black pepper. Toss with 1/4 cup flour. Cook in butter in a large skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.
Whisk together chicken stock, white wine, heavy cream, whole-grain Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon flour & chopped thyme. Pour over chicken, scraping any browned bits. Cook, partially covered, turning occasionally until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, toss together broccolini, olive oil, lemon & chopped garlic cloves on baking sheet. Season with kosher salt & black pepper. Broil until lightly charred, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve chicken & sauce on potatoes with broccolini alongside.

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Seven Superfoods for Mood, Memory, Energy & Metabolism

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7 Superfoods You Should Eat For Better Mood, Memory, Energy & Metabolism

Eating nutritious foods is extremely important if you want to be fit and healthy. If the right kinds of foods enter your body, then it is certain that you will be able to look, feel, and perform your best all the time. Healthy foods will be able to improve, your mood, energy, metabolism, and even the appearance of your skin. And eating healthily does not mean forcing down tons of foods just because they are good for you. You can use your creativity to make them as delicious as you want. Here are some amazing superfoods you can eat in order to make yourself feel better and to charge yourself.

1. Asparagus

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Asparagus is one of the best vegetable sources of folate, a B vitamin that can help turn your frown upside down. This is because folate is crucial for the synthesis of a variety of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which are all responsible for regulating your mood. Adding asparagus to your salads or pasta can definitely make your meal delicious and healthy at the same time.

2. Spring Garlic

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If you don’t include garlic in your meals because of its pungent smell, then maybe you should reconsider. The compound allicin, which gives garlic its pungent smell, keeps you from overeating by stimulating satiety in the brain. So adding spring garlic, which is sweeter and milder than dried white garlic bulbs, to your meals can help control your appetite if you want to lose some weight.

3. Legumes

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If you want to drop some pounds, then legumes should be your go-to food. They are great sources of fiber, apart from fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Since your body has to really work in order to break down the fiber, you will actually end up expending energy to digest them. Plus, you will feel fuller for longer, which will definitely reduce your cravings for unnecessary, high-calorie snacks in between your meals.

4. Artichokes

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If you feel tired all the time, then you should try consuming artichokes. This spiky-leafed vegetable is loaded with magnesium, which is essential for over 300 biochemical reactions in your body. When your body does not get enough magnesium, your muscles get strained, causing you to tire more easily. One medium-sized artichoke provides 77 mg of magnesium and contains only 60 calories, so you don’t have to worry about gaining extra weight when you have it.

5. Salmon

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If you constantly worry about getting wrinkles, then you should include salmon in your diet. This fish is rich in a fatty acid called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which is a type of omega-3 fatty acid, that blocks the release of UV-induced enzymes that diminish collagen, which results in wrinkles and sagging skin. In addition to preventing wrinkles, omega-3 fatty acids regulate the oil production in your skin and boost hydration, resulting in acne-free, clear skin.

6. Blueberries

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If you have not started having blueberries on a regular basis, then it’s about time you do. These small, round berries are loaded with a type of antioxidant called anthocyanins, which enhances learning and memory by increasing the signals among brain cells and prevents you from aging prematurely.

7. Spinach

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It is recommended that you eat spinach regularly, especially if you don’t eat meat. This is because it is rich in iron, which is a crucial component of red blood cells, that fuel your muscles with oxygen for energy. It also increases the efficiency of mitochondria in your cells in order to keep you charged. So having a cup of spinach can give you more energy than your early-morning runs.

Source: CureJoy.com

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Dreams

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“Dreams never go out of style…ever.”

I’m chronically ill. I have multiple incurable ailments. I’m “disabled.” I KNOW my life will NEVER be like what I planned for it to be. But even so, I refuse to stop dreaming. That’s not me. That’s not who I am or how I roll. I dream always. I’ll never stop. To all of my fellow chronically ill people out there, NEVER STOP FIGHTING.

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Crazy Reality

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“One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.” – Tim Burton

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