International Autism Awareness Day 🧩

Hey my friends!

For those of you that don’t know, today is International Autism Awareness Day and April is Autism Awareness month.

1 in 54 children are on the Autism spectrum. A child is usually diagnosed between the age of 2 or 3. If you are wondering about the signs, there are many signs, but one sign that I remember is that child will begin to stop communicating. It’s almost as if one day they just go into this shell.

A person with autism has difficulties with their communication and as a result they tend to get frustrated when people cannot understand them. The one thing we can point out is that people living with autism are generally extremely smart individuals and have great memories.

Autism is not a disability, it’s a different ability”
~Stuart Duncan

To learn more about Autism and help raise awareness, go to the link below:

https://www.autismspeaks.org/world-autism-awareness-day

Let’s continue to raise awareness about Autism. This is a cause that is so personal for me.

Meatless Mondays: Easy Chik’n Tika Masala recipe 🍽

Hey my friends 👋🏼

Today I was craving Indian food, but one problem I have with eating certain foods is that I don’t eat rice. One dish I do enjoy eating is tika masala, but I always eat it with naan and it’s always the vegetable version.

So I decided that I would change up the recipe a bit for my taste palette. And let me tell you…

This dish turned out so good 😋

Here is what you need:

  • 1 block of firm tofu cut into strips or chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup of couscous
  • 1 cup of kale chopped
  • A dash of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bottle of tika masala sauce (make sure it’s the vegan version)
  • Paratha (optional)

Set the oven to 400 degrees. Add the tofu pieces in a glass dish.

Add the tika masala sauce to the tofu. Mix the tofu and sauce, them cover with foil.

Set the timer for 15 minutes.

Now let’s move onto the couscous. Add 1 1/2 cups of water, 1 tsp of olive oil, 1 cup of finely chopped kale and a dash of crushed red pepper to the pot and bring to a boil. Now add a cup of couscous and stir it into the kale. Turn the heat off and cover the pot. After 5 minutes, use a fork a fluff the couscous.

Now it’s time to go back to the tika masala…

After 15 minutes, remove from the oven

Now this is optional, but in my opinion very necessary to complete the meal. Put a little pat of vegan butter (I like to use country crock almond butter) in a frying pan. Heat a piece of paratha for 2 minutes on each side. Cut into 4 pieces.

Now let’s assemble our plate.

Enjoy 😋

Let me know if you tried this recipe and what you thought about it.

Until next time, stay safe my friends 💋

Blogmas Day 2: Jewelry Gift Ideas 💎

Hey my friends!

Have you started your Christmas shopping? Do you need some ideas? Well I am here to help you.

What does every woman love?

Every woman loves a great piece of jewelry. Today I’m going to share with you my top five favorite pieces from my jewelry line that every woman would love to have on Christmas morning:

Emerald cut white topaz ring and Moondrop earrings

Perfeito Hand Jewelry

Genuine gemstone earrings

Colar Necklace

All of these pieces are made from the best quality material. The best part is that every single jewelry piece is handmade. And because they are handmade, you have the option of customizing some of the pieces.

If you want high quality, yet affordable pieces…go to N A Waterman “Eye Catching Jewelry” and make your purchase now.

You can click on the online boutique tab or copy and paste http://www.nawaterman.com

Until tomorrow, have a great night 💋