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Barbecued Chinese Chicken

I love food!  Do you?  So many different flavors to lift our taste buds through the roof!   I recently received some homemade apricot pineapple chutney from a child I love, bless her heart!  She’s 7 and has the kindest heart when it comes to me!  My sis decided to dive into “Ultimate Chinese Recipes” book and make some delicious Barbecued Chinese Chicken!  Check out the ingredients/steps below and enjoy!

Ingredients~Serves 4

12 chicken drumsticks (we substituted legs for 12 chicken thighs)

6 oz spiced butter

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tsp grated ginger root

2 tsp ground turmeric

4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tbsp lime juice

3 tbsp mango Chutney (we used apricot pineapple chutney)

  • First you make the spiced butter mixture, beat the butter with the garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper, lime juice and chutney until well blended.
Apricot Pineapple Chutney
Apricot Pineapple Chutney
Final Barbecue Mix with Apricot Pineapple Chutney
Final Barbecue Mix with Apricot Pineapple Chutney
  • Use sharp knife, slash each chicken leg to the bone 3-4 times
We used 12 Chicken Thighs (Not legs)
We used 12 Chicken Thighs (Not legs)
We added 1 tbsp of Chutney Butter mixture before grilling the chicken this is optional
We added 1 tbsp of Chutney Butter mixture before grilling the chicken this is optional
  • Cook the chicken over a moderate barbecue grill for about 12-15 minutes or until almost cooked.
  • Alternatively, grill (boil) the chicken for about 1–12 minutes until almost cooked turning halfway through.
  • Spread the chicken legs with butter mixture and continue to cook for a further 5-6 minutes, turning and basting frequently with the butter until golden and crisp.
  • Serve the chicken with green salad and rice.
Barbecued Chicken Legs  (Yummy)
Barbecued Chicken Legs

Let us know how your Barbecued Chinese Chicken leg turned out!  This is one of our favorite recipes! For more amazing tasting recipes check out the book: “Ultimate Recipes Chinese.”


The Juice Life

What does it mean to juice? Juicing is a way to nourish the body with more vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the benefits of juicing:

  1. Cell repair
  2. Its said to help fight cancer cells
  3. Boost immune system
  4.  Weight lost
  5. Gives digestive system a rest
  6. Delivers minerals and vitamins to your blood stream faster

This is what we juiced for lunch today (Green Apples, Celery, Kale, Broccoli & Cucumber)

Check out the pictures below:

Apples: Green Apples are the best to juice with!  Whats your apple choice?
Apples: Green Apples are the best to juice with! Whats your apple choice?
Veggies: Broccoli, Celery, Cucumber & Kale
Veggies: Broccoli, Celery, Cucumber & Kale
The end result, a tall glass of "Green Beauty!"
The end result, a tall glass of “Green Beauty!”






This piece is dedicated to the beautiful, graceful, down to earth, funny, spunky, talented, passionate, adventurous, courageous lady in my life, my daughter!  Thank You for loving me unconditionally and teaching me so much even in times of chaos!   Thank You for being Awesome and Amazing!















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Love always Mama

A friend and Mirror Lake

TheDriveToday, normal and agenda set!  A friend and I then decided to take a drive up to Mirror Lake!  When life’s stresses call, friends calm the situation while adding fun, scenery and sincere listening to the pot!  Producing a succulent, tasty, flavor filled meal for the soul and heart!  I haven’t seen him or spent time together for a while, due to our selfish ways & aggressive parting, so this meant a lot.   As we drove up the cold, isolated road toward Mirror Lake, we stopped along the way to capture pictures of aspens, pines and snowy mountains! A beautiful site to see!  We talked about life! How we’ve both matured in ways beyond us!  The turmoil, heartache of failed relationships and failed parenting! How they affect our everyday lives and the acceptance we’ve been looking for!  Though we’ve found exceptance and love within ourselves and we keep growing every day.  Its always good to look back, reminisce, laugh, smile, joke, cry, state the what if’s, accept the negative, be realistic and move on.

You see, we both come from abusive backgrounds.  Which kept us tied to isolation, alienation from social events and people for many years!  Not because we choose to but because what others viewed as normal, feels out of place, weird to us!  When a child is traumatized mentally, physically, etc approaching a situation whatever that may be (social, intimate, etc) is never normal!  It’s always awkward!

After chit chatting, laughing, taking in beautiful scenery, my heart revealed how blessed I am, we are!  Blessed to have so many amazing inspiring, beautiful, fun loving people in my life!  A true friend/love no matter the pain, hurt, turmoil which was caused always finds a road back to each other.  Our beautiful hearts unstained and love for each other unconditional.  Cherish, embrace and remember the good times and learn from the bad!  Love your friends, Love yourself!


Originality Quote

Make the day count, be you! Originality makes you who you are!

Quote Monday:

“You’re beautiful, like a snowflake! No two are alike! Being you, unique and different! Leads you to fall into your destiny, like snowflakes do! Dive In.”