Tasty Tuesday – Meatless Gravy?

I grew up always hearing the argument of whether it was “sauce” or “gravy” – One being without meat (sauce), and the other with meat (gravy).  As an adult, I have slowly been moving toward being 100% vegetarian.  Don’t get me wrong, I do love a good cheeseburger, but it is healthier to cut most meat from your diet.  I also find it hard to find fresh quality meats anymore.  It’s a shame really.  This week I wanted to feature what could be a hearty sauce to go along with your favorite kind of pasta, or eaten alone as an entree.

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Tasty Tuesday – Mac & Cheese With Ease

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I’ve heard quite a few times lately how “hard” macaroni and cheese is to make, or how “time consuming” the process is.  I usually ask what kind of mac & cheese they are used to making or eating, and for the most part if it isn’t that heavily processed “easy mac,” it’s a variation of some southern recipe of mac & cheese.  I can’t stomach either kind.  The easy mac usually makes a not so easy and quick exit, as does the heavy, and greasy southern style option.  >Shudder<  I offer you a simple, anyone can do it, style that is cost effective, can be decreased or increased depending on your needs, and easy to customize to your preferences.

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Tasty Tuesday – Mom-A-Rita’s

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This week we take a yummy adventure  into the world of drinks!  We recently passed National Margarita day and I wanted to share my favorite way to make this drink.   I know there are various mixes out there that you can grab along with a bottle of tequila, but I have found those mixes don’t keep very long, even when you store them in the fridge.

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Tasty Tuesday – Quick Stir Fry

We hope you are having a delicious week so far!  This week is dedicated to the stir-fry.  It’s a quick, easy way to get dinner on the table with almost everything cooked in one dish.  This week is stir-fry Teriyaki chicken with veggies over white rice.  You can use the sauce over beef, tofu, seafood or pork if you prefer.  It’s a versatile flavor that most will enjoy.

The raw seasoned chicken with green and red peppers.
The raw seasoned chicken with the green and red peppers on the side.

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Tasty Tuesdays – Launching Flavor

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We are adding a new category here at Just Trim The Ends.  There are many flavors in life and we want to showcase them each week with various meals, drinks, and beyond.  We all know food goes through trends just like fashion and it’s a good reminder of how to stay healthy even when we cheat.  There are times we see a picture of a dish online or in a restaurant and try to recreate it but it never seems to quite come out the same way or taste the same way.  A lot of the times most restaurants add more salt and butter than necessary which equals more flavor to us.  It may taste great but it may be too much for our diets or lifestyles.

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Weekend Wishes

What are you getting into this weekend?  I hope whatever it is, you find the joy in it.  This should be a very interesting weekend for me.  Tonight is one of my favorite nights, date night.  I love any excuse for getting dolled up for a night out!  As far as makeup goes, I’ll stick with a gold base and maroon accent for a mild smokey eye, eye liner, mascara and a soft plum lip.  It is all very subtle but I prefer my makeup like that than the shocking style.  Makeup should show off your natural beauty, not a person you aren’t.

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Cobalt Blue with lime green accent on my fingers and toes.  You can see where I made a few mistakes with the polish.  We’re only human, right? Haha

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Floral high-low strapless dress.  I got this from Walmart (yes, Walmart!).

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Cute nude, peep-toe wedges. These are from Target.

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Turquoise like necklace with matching earrings.

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Orange gemstone ring with diamond accents.  It’s mix media but it works together well.

I hope your weekend is just as beautiful!