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Seriously, how does one come across a beauty like this and NOT continue to pass on to my fellow foodies? I am one of those people that LOVES food, yet suffers from chronic severe nausea, how unfair is THAT?! Being that I deal with that constant battle, when I find something that actually sounds good and that I can eat, I get beyond excited! I came across this recipe today done by the people over at how Sweet it is and just needed to pass it on to you! It is a delicious mix of spicy and sweet, and we could all use a little bit of both in our lives. Try it for yourself and come back to let us know how your’s turned out! I think that the only swap out I would make would be parsley for the cilantro. I have never been able to stomach cilantro very well, so it is a normal “swap” for me.
Caramelized Pineapple Quesadillas
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks, cut into squares
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 vidalia onion, diced
1 small poblano pepper, seeded and diced
1 boneless, skinless grilled chicken breast, shredded
6 ounces monterey jack cheese, freshly grated
1/2 cup freshly torn cilantro
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Add pineapple and toss with salt and cinnamon, cooking until caramelized and golden, flipping occasionally – about 6-8 minutes. Remove pineapple and place in a bowl, then add another 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil, tossing in onions and peppers with a pinch of salt. Stir and cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes, then remove from the skillet and place in the bowl with the pineapple.
Reduce the heat in the skillet to low, add another 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Place a tortilla down, then cover in a sprinkling of cheese (make sure you leave enough for the second quesadilla), chicken, the pineapple, onions and peppers, and cilantro, then add another sprinkle of cheese. Cook until tortilla is golden, then gently flip, keeping the ingredients inside, and cook until other side is golden. Repeat with remaining quesadilla, and serve with strawberry salsa.
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Spicy Strawberry Salsa
1 medium tomato, chopped
3/4 cup chopped strawberries
1/4 red onion, finely diced
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1/3 cup freshly torn cilantro
1 lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and mix thoroughly. The longer it sits, the more flavor that develops. Keeps well in the fridge for 2-3 days.
7.5” x 8” (Without Frame)
15” x 14.5” (With Frame)
Artist Designed and constructed frame) 23K Yellow Gold Leaf and 13.25K White Gold Leaf over White Oak. 2009
Oil on Panel
This was a portrait that I modeled for and the first of many done by artist David Eichenberg. I told him many times that he has NO idea just how much this changed who I was. It all came along, perfectly timed, at the right point of my life. The fact that he called it Revolutionary was monumental for me. Forever will it be a turning point for me. All my selfishness aside, he is an amazing person who I have been blessed to have gotten to work with. Blessed to have seen yet another beautiful creation come out of him… www.davideichenberg.com
So every year Detroit has an erotic art showing called the Dirty Show. Here they have Erotic Art, Burlesque shows, Aerialists on silks, people hanging from body piercings… One can never know what they will find. I wish that I could go every year, though it does not seem to turn out that way. This year I actually have more than just a day to myself, kids are gone, etc. Yet, I still don’t have the money to go, nor someone to go with. Driving to downtown Detroit and attending by myself is not high on my list of things to do. Trying to put myself through some torture, I happened to look up the price this year. Just a few years ago it was $15 at the door. Things must really have multiplied because tickets at the door this year are $25!! There are not words to describe my disappointment right now. Not that it mattered too much, as I did not have anyone to go with me anyway. I have to admit though, my heart sinks just a bit knowing that my only time to wear my vinyl ballgown this year, without everyone looking at me in disbelief, is slowly fading. Le Sigh…