March 27, 2014

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Someone posted a Vegan "Chocolate Avocado Mousse" recipe on Facebook a few days ago. Well, I tried it and it's delicious. You don't taste the avocados, it really taste like chocolate. I'm not a vegan but I LOVE avocados.  Once the bowls chill, I will top them with sliced strawberries. This will be my healthy dessert, I will definitely try it again.

Some people have asked me to post the recipe for the chocolate avocado mousse recipe.
 Below is the recipe, I used 3 avocados instead of 4 because I wanted to have some left for breakfast for the next few days. Although I used 3 avocados it's still a nice texture, I'm sure it would be a little thicker if I had used 4. I have a nut allergy, so I used Ghiradelli chocolate chips because it's all natural (I can't use Hershey, but you can) and I used Vanilla soy milk instead of Almond Milk.
⦁ 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, such as Ghirardelli
⦁ 4 very ripe (8 ounce) avocados, peeled and pitted
⦁ 1/2 cup agave
⦁ 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
⦁ 1/3 cup almond milk
⦁ 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Place over a small saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth, about 3 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
Place the melted chocolate, avocados, agave, cocoa powder, almond milk, vanilla and salt in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Spoon into glasses and refrigerate for at least 3 hours (can be prepared 1 day in advance). Garnish with fresh raspberries and serve.

March 20, 2014

My Breakfast After My Workout

When I work out I try to have a healthy meal afterwards, if I workout in the mornings, I try to eat a healthy breakfast, if I workout in the evenings, I try to eat a healthy dinner so all of my hard work doesn't go to waste.  One morning I was talking to a girlfriend in the gym, we were talking about eating egg whites for breakfast and she told me to try adding spinach to my egg whites.  She also suggested that I try eating a half of an avocado as well.  I tried both and let me tell you, it is "delicious", now this is something I eat several times a week.  I periodically switch up my meals so I won't be eating the same thing and get bored with it.  This was my breakfast this morning after my workout, egg whites with spinach, 1/2 of an avocado sprinkled with pepper, bacon, toasted wheat sandwich thins and orange juice.

March 17, 2014


A few days ago I posted about my sewing students completing their projects and how much one student had accomplished and at the end of that post I wrote "I LOVE THE TALENT GOD HAS BLESSED ME WITH AND I LOVE PASSING IT ON."

When I attended Church on Sunday, March 16th, the topic was "Life Is A Gift, Your Life Is An Investment". Our Pastor talked about how we all have GOD given gifts and what have we done to make it better? He said our ""gift" is an investment. GOD has gifted you to make money, that's your blessing to the body of Christ. Whatever your gift is, GOD is expecting you to come back with more. You should invest in what you've been given." I said "WOW!!! I just posted yesterday how GOD gave me a talent and I was passing it on."

If you have a talent, please grow in your talent and pass it on to others. It's a wonderful feeling to see someone else grow in a talent where you have planted a seed for them.

March 15, 2014


This is a picture of one of my students who took my Beginning Sewing Class, she is wearing her completed skirt.  I'm so proud of her.

This young lady here did not know how to read a pattern before taking my class. At the beginning of the first class she told me she took private lessons from someone before. At the end of that 3 hour class she told me she learned more from me than she did during her private lessons. She was the first to complete her skirt. Today was the last day of our 6 week session (she's going to sign up for Part II), she came to class with a pair of shorts she made, a picture of a pair of long pants she made and she was cutting out a dress to make out of linen fabric. It touched my heart sooo much today to see how much she had accomplished during the 6 week class session and to see how much she has grown and will continue to grow in her sewing. She is going to Myrtle Beach this week to visit her daughters and she is going to take her sewing machine with her so she can make them some dresses. I LOVE THE TALENT GOD HAS BLESSED ME WITH AND I LOVE PASSING IT ON. I LOVE WHAT I DO....


March 6, 2014

Teaching Our Youth How To Sew

I'm teaching this 11 year old young lady how to sew at Suitland Community Center in Suitland, Maryland.  She completed her dress tonight.  She loves to wind the bobbin on the machine.  Look at her hand placement on the fabric, she loves sewing.  She is a joy to teach, I look forward to seeing her twice a week. I hope she continues with sewing after our sessions are over.

She loves to wind the bobbin

Look at her hand placement

 She completed her dress

March 4, 2014

Off The Kuff

Sewing is my passion and I love making custom made clothing.  GOD is opening doors for me.  Some of my garments are now on display at Off The Kuff Clothing Store.  They are now offering custom made clothing for women which I will be making.  I'm very excited about this new venture.

March 3, 2014

Chevron Curtains

I made these chevron curtains for a client for her newborn son's bedroom.  I did not use a pattern, she sent me a link via email with a picture of the curtains and the measurements.  She was very happy with the curtains.