Meatless Mondays: Stuffed Shells

Happy 2020 my friends!

I bring to you my first vegan recipe of the year after taking a much needed break after blogmas…

I used to purchase this vegan ricotta called Tofutti and for some reason my local supermarket stopped selling it. It’s been 2 years since I’ve seen that ricotta.  So the other day I went to a newly built supermarket in a neighboring town.  Low and behold what did I see…Tofutti. Needless to say, I was one happy camper.  You would have thought I won the lottery.  I picked up every container they had.

Stuffed ShellsInstead of making the typical lasagna dish, I wanted something not as heavy, but with the same flavor.  What else is better than stuffed shells with ground beef-less sauce and here’s all you need:

  • Pasta shells
  • Pasta sauce
  • Ground beef-less meat
  • Tofutti ricotta
  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Seasoning
  • Extra virgin olive oil
First thing you want to do is boil the water.  I like to add my seasoning abd olive oil to the water.  Once it comes to a boil, add the pasta.  While the pasta is cooking, you want to prepare the sauce.  Add a teaspoon of olive oil to the skillet, then add the beef-less ground with 1/4 cup of water and seasoning.  Add the pasta sauce to the beef-less ground and mix.
Preheat your oven to 375. 
You want to chop up the spinach because you’re going to add it to your mixture.Now it’s time to start assembling…
Add the ricotta to the pasta shella and some of the ground beef-less sauce.  Once you compete that, pour the remaining sauce over the pasta.Cover the dish with foil and put in the oven for 35 minutes.I hope you enjoy 😋.  Let me know if you try this recipe and what you thought about it.
Until next time, night night 💋

Happy New Year from N A Waterman 🥂🥳

Wishing you all a very healthy, happy and blessed 2020. Make it a great one 💋

Starting Chapter 2020…

Hey my friends!

As we reflect on 2019 and the decade in general, think about some of the highs and lows that were apart of your life.

It’s funny to think about what has happened in my life within the last decade. Now when I think about it, those ten years flew right by me. This decade has been a challenge to say the least. Some good, some bad…

And I don’t regret any of it…

I can honestly say with all of those stresses I had to face, it has developed me into the adult I know my family is proud of.

As I close the chapter to this year and this decade, I am so looking forward to starting chapter 2020. And in that chapter, I’m picking up where I left off in chapter 2019, as it was getting so good.

I want to thank all of my subscribers and those who have read and/or commented on my posts. I truly appreciate you all. And just know, the best is yet to come…

Happy New Year my friends 💋💋💋

Blogmas #23: How to Have a Stress-free Christmas Day 😳

Hey my friends!

I know with Christmas being less than 2 days away, the stress and anxiety is building up.

Try not to stress too much. Here are a few tips I have to help alleviate a stressful Christmas day:

  1. Make a list – Write down all the things you need to do now. Don’t wait until the night before or the morning of to decide what you want to do.
  2. Delegate responsibilities – if you have people that can assist you, please utilize their services. Don’t try to take on everything by yourself. And don’t wait til the day of to ask for help.
  3. Menu planning – it is important to plan your meal. You need to know how much to make and what items you are making. If there are people planning on bringing a dish, find out what it is. You don’t want multiple dishes of the same food item.
  4. Prepare food in advance – try to prepare as many dishes as you can in advance. Sometimes we think because an item is easy to prepare, we can just make them the motning of Christmas. Believe me, if it’s easy and it’s not an item that is better the day of the meal, make it ahead of time. You can also prepare a casserole, don’t bake it, but instead put it in the refrigerator. The morning of your dinner, just pop it in the oven. This saves you tons of time and alleviates some unnecessary stress.
  5. Refrigerator space – this seems like a no brainer, but you’ll be surprised how many times someone has had an event and have no space to store the leftover food.
  6. Pick out your attire – one of my most stressful parts of hosting, is having your guests arrive and you’re not dressed at all! My suggestion is to lay your outfit out the day before. Decide how you want to do your hair and/or makeup by laying out all the products you need. And if you followed steps 1 through 5, you’ll have ample time to beautify yourself.

Until next time, night night 💋

Blogmas #18: Workout Wednesday

Hey my friends! It’s officially one week left until Christmas day…woohoo!

Have you been keeping up with your workout routine so you can have a little indulgence for Christmas? As I’ve said previously, you can have what we call “unhealthy food”, it’s all about moderation. Remember too much of anything is “unhealthy”.

Check out another clever Christmas workout I found online…

Until next time my friends, night night 💋