I made the most incredible burrito. If you know me at all, you know I LOVE Mexican food. Well…when I can find a clean way to prepare Mexican food I’m like a little kid on Christmas morning!! Also note that I'm an extremely if it's not good it doesn't get shared eater and MY FOOD has to have flavor… or I don't put my name on it!!
This little gem is PACKED with flavor!
16 oz Veggie Crumbles (Beyond Meat Crumbles whole foods)
1 cup Spicy Corn Salsa (peppers, corn & onion mix)
Peach & Mango Salsa
Cilantro, fresh tomato, extra onion for topping or cheese like my hubby.
Add beef to stove-top until brown
Add Spicy Corn Salsa
Add a few dashes of garlic powder
Leave on medium heat for about 3 more minutes
Add to a 1 small whole wheat tortilla or two small corn tortillas and top with some salsa, Cilantro, tomatoes and extra onion like me!
So as I sit here this Morning and Drink my Cup of Joe for a cause my Husband is watching sports center before he heads off to work. Just a Normal Friday in the Stakeley Pittsburgh home.
On Tuesday it was officially announced that Michael Vick
<< I can't even stand to type his NAME! >>
Will join the Pittsburgh Steelers for 1 year.
And Here is how I a former Steeler fan and Good Guy/Animal Supporter Feel and stand on this.....
Sure all "football players" are not saints.... and many of them should not be allowed to even wear a team jersey. "It's NOT like the good old days that is for sure."
But for me and where I stand this is too close to home.
He has NEVER even Publicly Said I AM SORRY.
There was a group characterized as “pancake dogs”–animals so traumatized they flattened themselves on the ground and trembled when humans approached.
What he was charged with was this:
“In or about April 2007, PEACE, PHILLIPS, and VICK executed approximately 8 dogs that did not perform well in ‘testing’ sessions … by various methods, including hanging, drowning, and slamming at least one dog’s body to the ground.” (creditFederal indictment )
A report by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigator provided more details on the April 2007 killings, saying that the men hung approximately three dogs “by placing a nylon cord over a 2 X 4 that was nailed to two trees located next to the big shed. They also drowned approximately three dogs by putting the dogs’ heads in a five gallon bucket of water.” They killed one dog by “slamming it to the ground several times before it died, breaking the dog’s back or neck.”
According to a witness, the men fought their trained pit bulls with pet dogs, and they “thought it was funny to watch the pit bull dogs belonging to Bad Newz Kennels injure or kill the other dogs.”
They hosted fights at the Virginia property and transported dogs to other states to participate in fights. The fights usually occurred late at night or in the early morning and would last several hours. Before fights, dogs would be bathed to remove any poison or narcotic that might have been placed on them to hinder their opponents’ performance. Losing dogs sometimes died in the pit. Gambling purses were frequently in the thousands of dollars.
Dogs who lost fights were executed.
approximately 54 dogs, mostly pit bulls, some with scars and injuries; most were underfed
about half of the dogs were chained to car axles and just out of reach of each other, a typical arrangement for fighting dogs
a blood-stained fighting area
animal training and breeding equipment, including a “rape stand”, a device in which a female dog who is too aggressive to submit to males for breeding is strapped down with her head in a restraint
a “break” or “parting” stick, used to pry open fighting dogs’ mouths during fights
treadmills and “slat mills” used to condition fighting dogs
assorted paperwork documenting involvement in animal fighting ventures
performance-enhancing drugs commonly used to increase the fighting potential in dogs, as well as to keep injured dogs fighting longer.
Even after pleading guilty to the federal charges, Vick had not admitted to hands-on participation in the killing of poorly performing dogs. Investigators got conflicting statements from Vick’s co-conspirators. An FBI agent questioned Vick for five hours and gave him a polygraph test that indicated he was lying.
No amount of Money will EVER take back what he did. The smirk on his face during news interviews shows to me a man that is sick and should not be put in the public eye but into an institution for help.
A New York Times article followed up on the lives of several of the dogs who were transported to Best Friends Animal Society sanctuary. This excerpt describes a dog named Georgia:
A quick survey of Georgia, a caramel-colored pit bull mix with cropped ears and soulful brown eyes, offers a road map to a difficult life. Her tongue juts from the left side of her mouth because her jaw, once broken, healed at an awkward angle. Her tail zigzags.
Scars from puncture wounds on her face, legs and torso reveal that she was a fighter. Her misshapen, dangling tests show that she might have been such a successful, vicious competitor that she was forcibly bred, her new handlers suspect, again and again.
But there is one haunting sign that Georgia might have endured the most abuse of any of the 47 surviving pit bulls seized last April from the property of the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in connection with an illegal dogfighting ring.
Georgia has no teeth. All 42 of them were pried from her mouth, most likely to make certain she could not harm male dogs during forced breeding.
Her caregivers here at the Best Friends Animal Society sanctuary, the new home for 22 of Mr. Vick’s former dogs, are less concerned with her physical wounds than her emotional ones. They wonder why she barks incessantly at her doghouse and what makes her roll her toys so obsessively that her nose is rubbed raw. …
Georgia, known to lick the face of anyone who comes near. …
Having those teeth extracted, Dr. McMillan and other vets said, must have been excruciating. Even with medication, dogs are in pain after losing one tooth, which may take more than an hour of digging, prying and leveling to pull.
I'm guessing Mike Tomlin and the Steeler organization haven't heard the true story of Michael Vick and the way he tortured dogs. It goes way beyond dog fighting rings. I'm so disappointed in the Steelers right now. Now I agree that EVERYONE deserves a Second Chance if they truly feel remorse for what they have done. I believe that only he knows everything that he has done. Not what he was charged for but between him and god. As a Animal Supporter I can not and will not support the Pittsburgh Football Team and The Sad Decision by the Rooney Family. I suppose we need to all just be grateful that Charles Manson didn't have a good throwing arm, or else he may of bought his way out of prison and onto Heinz field as a player too.
If I have learned anything in life it is that EVERYTHING Happens for a Reason and I have decided to use this time spent cheering at my TV to seek out and do more for my local animal shelters as a volunteer.
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I really had all the Ingredients and a Busy day so I just threw it in the pot and let it cook!
Well it turned out to be a winner!!
Terrible Photo but I was Hungry..... LOL!
Serves 2 1 Purple container red sauce 1 Purple container diced tomatoes 2 Green container of onions and green peppers chopped and mixed. 2 green containers of sliced cabbage 1 or more tablespoons of crushed garlic in water- free 2 Red Containers of lean ground beef. 2 teaspoons of EVOO
~ add oil to bottom of crockpot, add crumbled uncooked ground beef, add onions, green peppers, garlic and top with cabbage.
Add no salt diced organic canned or fresh tomatoes, and top with tomato sauce. Add seasoning to taste! I used fresh basil and pepper!
Cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours! > Enjoy!
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I am in love with this company and how it has changed my life. But what I love even more is that it's not about ME- I am only as successful as the team I create. It took me a Months to finally join Beachbody because I thought it was a “pyramid scheme”, as IF I really understood what that meant. We don’t get points or commission if you “join” our team.
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As most of you know, I have spent the MAJORITY of my adult life working for Commission at the Spa. Before that as a Flight Attendant, bartender, server!! (Jack of all trades) I believed that going to school, getting a respected and “safe” job and working there for a very long time while working your way up, was what my people in my generation were taught as the IDEAL picture of success. At least I was.
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I am in New York with my Sister who became a New Mom August 1st. She moved here with her Husband's job in November of 2014 and became pregnant right away!
My Brother in law just got promoted at work and he truly loves his job but he has to travel with work. So since Angie works from home as a beachbody coach and I work at the Spa part-time and as a Coach I was able to block out my schedule and make time for her and my new Niece.
My Sister is a Vegetarian and only eats some fish, cheese and eggs.
I wanted to create this Irish tradition but make it meat free and still with flavor!
Servings: about 6 large portions
~ Freezes Well ~
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 large onions, peeled and chopped (Use 1 or a light onion, Vidalia if Mommy is not a fan)
6 small celery stalks, chopped into bite-sized pieces
One 11.2-ounce bottle of Guinness Stout or more 14.5 oz in a can ***Some people say that Guinness is not vegetarian based on its processing. If you are a strict vegetarian or vegan, please use another brand of beer.
I'm just creating a vegetarian Guinness vegetable soup for lactation (Yes) and my Irish roots!
lol! My niece Braeleigh is gonna call me Cray Cray! I cleaned this old recipe up made it meat free and packed it full of flavor!
I used 11oz of beer so I had 3.5oz left!!
Like any good Irish girl I drank it!
4-5 medium carrots, peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
3 lb (about 3-4 large) Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon vegetable base (at home I used Better Than Bouillon or anything sodium free organic but I forgot it so I used a trader joe's Roasted Red pepper and tomato soup! )
2 tablespoons tomato paste ( now my sister did NOT have this at 7 am when I started the soup... so I used a organic trader joe's box of tomato soup)
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
4 cups water
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
I cleaned out the Fridge with this veggie soup and added a little fennel, fresh green beans and I even cooked and added quinoa to her bowl to "beef" it up since she is nursing and this was our dinner. At taste it was a little sweet with the tomato soup so I added a little balsamic vinegar to taste as well.
1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering.
2. Add the onion, celery, and the mushrooms, stirring frequently until softened, about 10 minutes.
3. Add the flour to the mixture and stir to coat and cook for another 2 minutes.
4. Carefully pour the bottle of Guinness over the mixture, and stir to scrape up any browned bits.
5. Add the remaining vegetables and ingredients and bring the mixture to a boil.
6. Decrease the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for about 45 minutes.
I am a "meat eater" and I honestly missed the meat taste with this recipe but for my vegetarian Sister this soup was excellent! It had flavor and comfort! If I make it for my Husband and I with meat I use a "bone based" broth from my local free range farmer. Add 2 1/2 pounds of boneless beef chuck sliced lean.
I added cooked quinoa but you can use barley like pictured below or brown rice!