Chipotle Smoked Salmon with Jalapeno For Lent With La Morena Chipotle

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La Morena Blog My family and I celebrate lent and we keep the traditions which include going to church on ash Wednesday and having a big dinner at  my grandmothers home with the entire family. My grandmother would make sure to call up all of the family that where in town  before holy week and let them know what dishes she would like us to bring over or if they had any new recipes they wanted to share for the big dinner.La Morena can

Once all the calls where made and all the grocery was done and we made sure to get La Morena which is an authentic, Mexican food brand that really gives our dish an add kick and really punches up the flavor. My grandmother was an excellent cook and knew that you had to get great ingredients and that is why she used La Morena because it is authentic, Mexican food and homemade and she is all about home-cooking and keeping traditions. I have to say that it was not easy finding La Morena I had to go to several different Fiestas to finally get the ones I did and everywhere I went they would all say La Morena is the best and we always run out and yes I can see that now.La Morena

Once we made sure we had all that done then next step would be to get the house made ready for all.  they wanted and we would be preparing for the we love to gather in the kitchen and get all the food ready for the family for the evening and we love to share recipes for the evening and get the all the prep work done as we just chat up a storm. We really do it up for holy week we start it off with ash Wednesday and this day we make our favorite dish which is Chipotle smoked salmon with jalapeno red bean coconut rice with watercress salad my grandmother loves to make the salmon she is really into sabor tradicional.

Salmon prep


Dry Seasoning:

 1 teaspoon of Salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

2 two pinches of paprika

half a teaspoon of garlic powder 

La Morena Salmon

Once you make the dry seasoning  rub it all over the salmon and make sure to cover both sides. Once you do this you can go ahead and add La Morena chipotle in adobo sauce,  I used two chipotle peppers and diced them up and spread generously all over salmon topped it off with some cilantro and sliced yellow onions. La Morena D1

Place the salmon in a baking dish and make sure to pre heat the oven 325 degrees and bake same temp for 10 to 15 minutes La Morena

Coconut rice with red beans and jalapeno 

Jasmine rice 2 cups make sure to rinse off and place in cooking pot with a 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and stir in some half a teaspoon of salt. Once you do this take 1 can of coconut milk and pour the whole can in pot and stir once again to mix and this time you can add a 1 can of red kidney beans but before adding the beans make sure to drain them and give them a quick rinse. Cook the rice and medium heat until it starts to boil once the liquid is evaporated  which would be around 8 to 10 minutes make sure to put rice on  medium low and  stir one more time and cover until rice is soft, to fluffy up just use a fork and stir the rice let rice cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until rice is  soft to taste.

Watercress Salad

You can purchase a bunch or in a bag and just rinse and place in a bowl and just add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and some pink Himalayan salt to taste and mix well and enjoy.

 Lent dish plated

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Also want to mention to enter La Morena giveaway below is the link so don’t forget to enter and leave a comment about what Lent traditions you and your family have. 

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 I have had a food blog for several years but I am revamping it now and taking lots of pf pictures of all the different kinds of food I make and the new dishes I get to try when out with my family, and yes I have become one of those people you see just whip out their phones and start taking pics of what they are eating. But I have to say in my defense the foods I try I make sure to share detailed information and location of the place where I have tried a new dish or dessert.

It gets to my kids at times, they just say mom please not again with the phone and the pics please, all I can do is laugh and smile and take my pics and take some of them and this forces them to get in what I call selfie mode and it just becomes a fun goofing time for all of us. That when we are trying new dishes we take pics and share it with each other and say hey lets make this dish for dinner next time.Samsung Glaxay phone AVANT  AD

This has turned into a great blogging experience and youtube cooking show that we are working one so I have to make sure I have a great phone that can take amazing pictures and last a long time , unlimited text, data and web when I am out and about in town at a new restaurant, dinner, cafe or food trucks. Samsung Glaxay phone AVANT CB

I was able to obtain the Samsung Galaxy Avant that I have been wanting at really low price. The Samsung Galaxy Avant  has unlimited Plans, unlimited talk  this is great for me as I am always on the phone speaking with family and  to be honest getting directions I tend to get lost a bit. Also what I really love about the Walmart Family Mobile service is the unlimited talk, text and data service plan which includes up to 500MB of 4G LTE data, this is a plus for me and because of this affordable price and I can #MaxYourTax with my extra savings. I am considering getting my daughter a new phone as she is in the market for a new phone. So this was great timing with my tax return I will be getting a new phone for my daughter, this will be a nice surprise for her and a great savings for my pocket.

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I will even dare to say that it is becoming somewhat of a new family tradition that any new places I or my kids go to eat and they have a great dish they would like us to try out we all take pictures and send it to each other with what we think some of the ingredients maybe and get ready to make it at home and share with my readers.  I would  love to hear about your family traditions leave a comment.

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#TryDry Spray and feel refreshed!

This is a sponsored post by Global Influence, all opinions expressed are my own.

 The one thing I can’t live without is Deodorant, I have so many of them. It’s hard to find the best one for my family because we have very sensitive skin. My daughter once used a deodorant that burned the skin off her armpit so when we buy new deodorant we look for a great quality one, that doesn’t leave residue or stains. 

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What I’ve noticed about some deodorant these days, is that they take so long to dry and always end up all over your black shirts. That’s why I was really excited to try out the new DOVE Dry Spray Antiperspirant. it’s so easy to use, all you do is spray and go. Make sure with you do spray it under your arms do it 6 inches away. Something I really loved  is that it’s hard to press down, so if you have children in your house you don’t have to worry about them getting their hands on it. Or it could have just been me being to scared press to hard and have that cold blast hit me haha it takes a minute to get use to that. 

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 I have been using the DOVE dry spray and I must say I am in love with it. It instantly drys upon contact and leaves me feeling so refreshed. It’s meant to last for 48 hours which is awesome because  some of us are so busy and just collapse after a long day. So knowing in the morning I still will be smelling great gives me reassurance. You should definitely check out this awesome new spray that I am sure your family will love it as much as mine does. You can find it at walmart 

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Modamix Duel Dress OOTD

Love this Modamix Duel dress and what makes it even an awesome choice for me is that it has pockets and the pockets are not visible plus all the cute buttons makes this modamix duel dress is unique and very chic. Wearing DSW black flats with a brass bow in front.

“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”  Stephanie Lahart

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Keep Your Car Running with Pennzoil

I recently had to get an oil change so I went to Walmart and to my surprise they had a great deal going on with Pennzoil and I made sure to go ahead and get my oil changed  so I just #DropShopAndOil went around Walmart to do some shopping while the Walmart Automotive Care Center changed my oil. The young lady at the counter made sure to inform me that when the car was ready they would page me and I could just came to the back and make my payment and pick up my vehicle.

I did just that and went shopping around Walmart and got everything I needed from food to towels I truly multi tasked this day and once I was done, I went to pick up my vehicle and was informed by  the mechanic that changed my oil that. The dip stick came out clean and that he  noticed that there was no oil reaching the stick but that there was oil in the car, so they went ahead and added extra oil to flush out the system and then proceed with the oil change.

This really made me so happy that the mechanic at Walmart Automotive Care Center went above and beyond with the care of my car and made sure to inform me of what actions had to be taken to give me great service and to made sure to resolve what could have been a potentially big problem for me.

I have been using Pennziol for a very long time I trust Pennzoil motor oil in my car it has never let me down and the reason for this is I recently moved from Florida to Texas and i made sure to go to the Walmart Automotive Care Center and ask for an oil change and to requested Pennzoil and I have to say my car ran smoothly and we made the trip smoothly and safe. 

Pennzoil oil change is on Rollback special from $39 to $35 in the Houston

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Caramel Eggo Snickers Crunch

I have to be honest if you are on a diet just forget it with this great tasty Eggo recipe, it is so decadent and rich it is mouth watering. It has Snickers caramel swirl chunk ice cream, nutella, bananas and strawberries

 Caramel Eggo Snickers Crunch

 Recipe: Serving for one person but you can make it for several as needed



Snickers Caramel Swirl Chunk ice cream

Whipped Cream



Your favorite bowl

Putting all together

1.Go ahead and toast your Eggo and get your bowl ready.

2.Scoop out half a cup of the ice cream and make sure to press it down inside the bowl.

3. Once the Eggo is done, go ahead and spread the nutella and place the Eggo on top of the ice cream.

4. Slice one strawberry and place them on top of the nutella

5. Take a nice scoop of whipped cream and place it on top of the strawberries and top of with some strawberry slices and here it is all done

Caramel Eggo Snickers Crunch


Caramel Eggo Snickers Crunch

 Make sure to put the bowl in the fridge for an hour to make the ice cream a solid again, once it is firm enough go ahead with the rest of the steps of the recipe and enjoy.

Caramel Eggo Snickers Crunch

This desert is so delicious, I made two bowls one for my daughter and son and they loved it. 

Caramel Eggo Snickers Crunch




Old Factory Candle Natural Soy Wax Candles

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Old factory candle natural soy wax and self-trimming cotton candle wicks are amazing a must have for every home and or office any place where you would like the great scents also each gift pack comes with 3 fragrance-themed candles and are a nice size to go in any room and not take away from the decor they blend in and leave your home with an absolute wonderful scent all over.  I really love the subtle design of each jar this makes it the perfect to go with any decor you may have in your own. I have one candle at the entrance of the house and one in the main bathroom and lets not forget the kitchen where some smells linger more than one may like. and what I love the most is that they are made of soy which is much better to burn no soot this is my experience.Old Factory Candle Gift Set

The entrance to my home leads right into the living room and the one candle in this area is just fine because the room is not to big, but if you have a much larger room it is e recommend burning 2 candles for the best results in having every area have the wonderful fragrance grace every  inch of the room without overpowering. This is a plus for me with Old factory candles they have a great scent and it is subtle which is great to have such a marvelous scent in your home and it not blew you off your feet. 

Old Factory Candle Gift Set

Another added bonus for me is that the candles have a long burning life which is 20 hours this means the Old factory candles will last a very long time this is awesome and below are some of scents they have so you can choose a set for you and even for a friend.  Once you make your purchase of your choice come back and leave a comment on your own experience with Old factory candles, I would love to read your feedback.

Here are some of their divine scents:

Fall Harvest:
Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves

Happy Holidays:
Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Gingerbread

Winter Wonderland:
Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, First Snow

Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate

Fresh & Clean:
Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, Fresh Linen

Spa Day:
Cucumber, Lemongrass, Green Tea

Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi

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Man Cave:
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High as a Kite:
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50 Shades: (available on October 21)
Leather, Vanilla Sex, Jasmine Bubbles

Old Factory candles are hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. The Old Factory Candle Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, and basement. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life. Old Factory Candle Gift Sets are sold exclusively on Amazon.
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Skater Dress Making Curves Pop :OOTD

I love this skater dress with mono print blocking  with solid front panel and piping, and a secured elastic straps at waist, back zipper. This dress has an  A-line silhouette which will skim your waist and enhance your curves even more. I obtained this dress from gwynnie bee and it is part of ASOS Curves collection and by joining qwynnie bee you change up your wardrobe without breaking the bank a reasonable monthly fee least you try out some the different outfits you many not have been able to because of price.

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” Lao Tzu

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Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News TV and Diversity News Radio is a progressive leading resource of which I am honored to part of”. said Christy Oldham, Actress and Producer.

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The community public service announcement was shot in West Hollywood, CA and The Grove Los Angeles. The production team were: Christy Oldham from DemiGoddess Pictures, Clinton H. Wallace from Photomundo International Entertainment, Eddy Perez, Alex Leon from World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations and Esteban “Steven” Escobar, from Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News Publications, Diversity News TV, Diversity News Radio and Diversity Professional Business & Media Solutions Group .

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Lane Bryant’s Newest Collection Livi Active



Live the Livi Life With Lane Bryant’s Newest Collection, Livi Active


Lane Bryant, the nation’s leading women’s special size apparel retailer, is excited to announce the debut of the brand’s new lifestyle-inspired collection, Livi Active. More than a typical activewear line, Livi Active is a go-anywhere, do-anything collection designed for those who are kick-starting a workout or just kicking back, Livi Active pushes the limits of style, comfort, and technology.

By offering comfortable pieces with superior style and fit, Livi Active allows women to maximize performance for everyday living and in their daily workout routine. Livi Active is primarily comprised of performance wear including leggings, yoga pants, tank tops, tees and sports bras, with on-the-go pieces in the collection as well, offering jackets and a maxi skirt. Livi Active

The performance pieces are designed with game-changing technology (that keep support AND style in mind with wicking, compression, control technologies, as well as sports bras with three levels of support), while the loungewear items are an easy-chic solution for get-up-and-go days. Available in store and online now starting January 1, 2015, Livi Active prices range $29.95-$89.95.Livi Active

To celebrate the debut of Livi Active, Lane Bryant has teamed up with #PSPFit to host Livi Launch Parties in select stores across the nation on January 10, 2015 from 2-4PM. Those who attend the event will be inspired to live the Livi life with a peek at the collection, special savings and refreshments. Party-goers will also have the chance to win Livi Active items, as well as an UP24TM  fitness tracker and a #PSPFit membership. To see a list of participating stores, please visit Active

In conjunction with the in-store Livi Active events, Lane Bryant is also offering the chance to win an all-inclusive 4-night resort spa getaway to a Canyon Ranch Health Resort for two on the brand’s Facebook page! To enter, through January 15, 2015.

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