What’s Your Flavor? – Lay’s Chips Flavor Contest

Chips - My Flavors.

Ever thought about creating your own flavor for a bag of chips? Well, now, you can! Lay’s has decided to not only let us vote on a flavor that we would like to try by putting them on the market but to also create our own flavors.   Lay’s is welcoming back their Do Us A Flavor contest, which will be awarding $1,000,000 for the number one flavor of choice.  I am a snacker…I confess. I like to munch on snacks throughout the day and one of the snacks just so happens to be chips.  I mean, who does not like chips?  These are  some of the flavors that I created so far.  Like many, I have a taste for real food but in a compact size that is easy to go.   You would have the flavor of an actual meal minus the microwave  and re-microwave time.    My taste are along the lines of  comfort food…why, it comforts you.   I just started to re-visit broccoli because I completely forgot how much I loved eating it especially with cheese, hence the cheesy broccoli choice.   You might also noticed that I have corn dogs as a choice and this is because when I was younger I loved going out to the carnival-like events and eating corn dogs with my family. It is more or less a flavor that is homage to a wonderful childhood memory.   I have seen some crazy, interesting flavors on the Lay’s site.  The contest does not end until April 5, 2014, so tell Lay’s what your flavor. The grand prize winner could be you!

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Community Service: Give A Little Bit of Your…Time

logo - World Cares Center

On Martin Luther King Day, several people across the nation including myself dedicated our time to doing community service.   I  had the opportunity to work with World Cares Center, a non-profit organization that assists people all over the world rebuild and recover from natural disasters.  As a volunteer, I partnered up to canvass areas in the Howard Beach to assist those who might not have received services post – Super Storm Sandy (Hurricane Sandy).  While walking door to door I had the opportunity to actually see those who were affected and were rebuilding with assistance, trying to rebuild on their own, and those who were angry because they have not heard back.  Though MLK day ended, the work is done.  I plan on volunteering on some weekends with organization and some others.  Hopefully, it is not as cold or colder than it was on MLK day – I wore layers and felt like a marshmallow.

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A Healthier Me… Salt Fish / Cod Fish Recipe

Healthier Saltfish - Before
Healthier Saltfish: After

I’m a vegetarian…well, technically speaking, a pescatarian and when I tell people they presume that I live a completely healthy lifestyle.  In fact, like many vegetarians, outside of not eating animal meat, I eat sweets and other junk food (anything not homemade).  As a result, I have noticed that my energy is not the same as it used to be. I feel sluggish and hungry but for the wrong things.  I decided that I did not want to feel like tired anymore so starting this year I tried to eat a little healthier by added more veggies such as bok choy and spinach to my meals like the saltfish / cod fish.

The picture on the left is the before, pre-cooked ingredients, and on the right is the after with the bok chou.  This recipe includes sweet red and green peppers, onions (which I just started adding this to my diet because I could not stand eating anything made with it.   I remember picking it out of my food and piling it in the corner of my plate) and a little bit of  turmeric.   My family uses a lot of spices that have great healthy benefits, turmeric, being one of them. It is known to assist in healing inflammation and as research continues more benefits are being discovered.   It was delish and healthy

Let me know the way you cook yours.

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