Sunday Service for Millennials

While many of us spent Easter Sunday celebrating the good almighty lord at the house of worship, a handful of us decided to go rogue and praise him right at home streaming Kanye’s Sunday service which was headlining at the Coachella festival early Easter Sunday. This year my family chose not to run out the house at 10 am in our Godly like outfits; instead, I put a pot of joe on the stove and logged on to Coachella live on youtube. The set is on a grassy knoll, sectioned off away from the other stages. That didn’t stop the thousands of people from coming over to spectate the most anticipated piece Yeezy has been putting together for his fans.

Sunday service began with the choir walking over to the top of the hill in mauve colored, monk-like outfits, all similar in a style which gave a sense of unity through diversity; singing gospel tunes, with much grace and in beautiful harmony. As I blasted the volume on my Bose system, the energy was instantly filtered into my living room and somehow brightened up the place. After giving us transcendent, classic gospel melodies, Kanye kicked up the beat and brought out amazing talents like Teyana Taylor who performed the beautiful tune “Never would have made it,” as Chance, the rapper danced freely to the pure modern-day sounds of gospel. DMX who also appeared gave a moving performance. Kanye performed a few songs, including his new song, “Water,” and hitting them nostalgic tunes like, “All falls down,” While having his family, the KarJenners’ and kids nearby enjoying the early praise.

Yeezy has made himself a trailblazer of faith and good spirits. He featured well-known gospel songs and remixed them with nostalgic 90’s house hits for all millennials to enjoy. Ye’ inspired a new form of praise; going to your home of faith doesn’t have to be as dull as we may imagine. Those of all different beliefs can enjoy the show; It’s not about religion, but about spreading hope, wellness, and as Yeezy always preaches, leading with love. He without a doubt came through with that energy. Unfortunately, if you didn’t catch this live, you missed it and can catch small clips on youtube. Hopefully, Kanye will surprise us with a documentary special.

A beginning tip on fitness motivation

Nothing taste as good as Healthy feels!

I’ve been pretty rebellious with my salud lately. Let’s say more like for the past two years; I binged on yummy a** food like no one’s business. I was indulging in the best pizza in NYC, gourmet hot dogs from Crif dogs, ufff to die for, I could not be more serious about these dogs haha. Gourmet Jamaican ice cream con’ a touch of Henny, yea you read right! Hennessy in handmade ice cream in Mount Vernon! I mean I can legit right a list and recommend the best places to curve that piggy craving. But I’m a changed woman now. You see, I don’t fool around with them thangs’ anymore. Well, not for a while at least. I gained 30 whole libras binging on “por queria” en ingles please, lol, “ CRAP.” I had to find a way to get motivated to be healthy again. So I figured out a little secret that helped me back to the wellness journey. I finally found my strength and made my way to the gym, LA fitness, Te amo. Firstly, this place is like a fitness palace, if you haven’t been, then you absolutely must. They provide Great customer service, so many machines to chose from, basketball gym, jacuzzi, a smoothie bar preventing you from making poor choices upon leaving the gum, hungry, and lastly, most importantly, very clean. The locker room is not merely a locker room pero a place where you can relax without feeling gross. I’ve been a member for about 18 months now, yet barely went, but let me tell you, I got the strength to get my sexy back!

The next phase of this kick starter is to get moving, and this is the hard part. It’s challenging to light that fuego in you and get up, forever feeling as heavy as a ton of bricks; and the thought about moving around like Lebron James already made you tired, and you haven’t even packed your gym bag. However, don’t let that discourage you! Detoxing my cravings decreased my bloating and got rid of that heavy feeling that hindered me from getting up and movin’. I dragged my booty into a spin class to get that boost of life I was missing. It was, without doubt, torturous the first 20 mins, but I fought the urge to give up and said, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” Repeated that mantra until I began feeling the rush and excitement. It was around minute 30 that I began getting pumped! It felt incredible. Shout out to my amigas for that mantra!

To sum this all up, for any of you struggling with how to begin your wellness journey I highly suggest beginning by detoxing your cravings first. Once you’ve reached the point where you feel your bloating has downsized, or you begin to feel “lighter,” move on to your next step and take 1 fun class at your local gym or recreation center. I would suggest choosing something fun like; spin, Zumba, kickboxing, swimming, dance classes, and my fave hiking if the weather permits.

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Happy National Baked Scallops Day!

Scallops!

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Yes, indulge in a yummy Baked dish of scallops today because it’s time to celebrate! Wonder why we’re observing the freshest most delicate seafood on the market?  No one knows the history behind the celebration, of this soft, sweet, sea creature. But hey who doesn’t love a well-cooked scallop so eat up!

What are scallops? They are saltwater seafood in the cosmopolitan family of the bivalves member of the  Animal kingdom; you know like mammals are to whales. Funny how we love to devour in all sorts of animals no matter where they lie on the taxonomy, “tee hee.”

Did you know scallops are pretty healthy?  For starters, they are super low in fat with only a total of 0.5g per serving. And one serving is 4-5 large scallops according to seafoodhealthfacts.org. There’s your green light, that’s right, go ahead eat as much as you want. Don’t feel bad, especially for all of you watching your fat intake. Also, scallops have 35mg per serving of your dietary cholesterol which is cool if you’d fancy an extra helping. Healthy.gov says you should have no more than 300mg of dietary cholesterol. Yes! Another dish; your arteries will thank you.

All in all, I think it would be a great idea to pick out your favorite baked scallop recipe and throw down your best version of this delicacy; or going to your favorite restaurant and checking its version. I had the pleasure of getting a quote from Mimi Munoz, an up and coming chef straight out of the concrete jungle, NYC Washington heights. She stated, ” Scallops have a lot of health benefits, they provide a great source of vitamin B12, Omega 3 fatty acids, and Antioxidants. My fave dish has to be scallop Carpaccio! Scallop carpaccio is very thin sliced raw scallop ceviche. It usually comes in a citrus dressing with raw veggies or fruits, it’s a wonderfully refreshing dish that tantalizes your palate from the sweetness of the scallop to the tart of the citrus; they compliment each other very well. My favorite scallops dish was at a restaurant called “ Soothsayer, “ sadly, they closed down in 2017. They had a scallop carpaccio to die for! I want to suggest a simple scallop recipe, panic friend scallops ( https://theheritagecook.com/parmesan-and-panko-crusted-scallops-fettuccine-for-festive-friday/). A light glass of white wine, preferably Sauvignon blanc or Chardonnay, is my top choice, to accompany.” Mimi Munoz, age 21.

Check out these cool resources, picked out for this piece. Let me know how your scallop day went! I would love to know your thoughts and ideas. Please like and comment below!

Happy National Baked Scallop Day!