Sew Russia: My Journey With PCOS

Hey everyone? How is your week going? I hope everything is well with you and that you are having a great week!

Self care…

Self care is sewww important. Most of the time we as women often neglect ourselves for the other demanding responsibilities around us. We get to a point where we are on the back burner. Our husband/significant other, our, chukdren, our jobs get every once of attention and energy that we have.

We have to stop that. We do more harm than we do good by neglecting ourselves. Neglecting ourselves opens doors for many other obtacles to come into our lives such as health issues.

I recently found out that I have PCOS. I had been feeling really weird for over m and never stopped to check on myself. I thought it would go away…whatever it was and that I had more important things that needed my attention.

Welph! March 15, 2015 I was admitted into the hospital for severe anemia. What I didn’t mention was…I had some continus bleeding going on. Continus meaning three months straight. 

After being released from the hospital, I a year laser that I would be going back and forth to the doctors and being precribes medicines that were not resolving the issue. It wouldn’t be until August 30, 2016 that I actually got a diagnose.

I immediately was put on a no carb high protein diet. I aggressively took action. I changed my eating habits and started exercising. I wanted to be better and I wanted to do better. My family means the world to me and I don’t want this issue to get worst than what it was.

I am still learning about PCOS. I don’t know if it is something you can avoid, but it has definitely changed me. It changed the way I look at things. It changed the way I take care of myself. 

Everyone should make an effort to look good and feel better. When you know better you do better.

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Sew Russia: Autumn/Fall DIY Leaf Crown Headband

Perfect timing. The cook weather is almost here! I am sewww excited. I love fall and winter. Maybe not so.much how it feels #outside all the time, but dressing up is great.

I fell in love this this floral crown that I recently made. It was sewww easy to make. You .ca pirchas the supplies from Wal-Mart or the Dollar Tree.

Here is what you will need:

  • Flowers and/or leaves
  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue

-Pick out the flowers or leaves you want.

-Unwrap your floral tape.

-Twist your floral wire around in a circle. It needs to be big enough to lay on your head.

-Wrap the tape around the wire.

-Cut the steam of the flowers or leaves short. 

-Hot glue the short steam to the tapped wire and wrap tape around using hot glue to secure it tightly.

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And you’re done!

Sew Russia: Honey Teriyaki Salmon & Buttered Asparagus

Ok…I think you get the point…I love fish. At some point I will insert some chicken receipes somewhere. I love glazed things. I love the taste of sweetness and this recipes definitely have me that.

I will admit the teriyaki honey glazed salmon picture from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen inspired me to love forward with trying this recipe. I added my own take with this recipe though.

Here is what you will need:

  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Honey
  • Salt & pepper
  • Butter
  • Asparagus
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder

For asparagus:

-Melt butter in pan

– Add asparagus and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

-Cook until tender.

For salmon:

-Add salt, pepper, onion pwder, garlic powder on both sides of the salmon.

-Slightly cook salmon.

– Mix honey and teriyaki sauce and cover both sides of salmon in the mixture.

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Sew Russia: Meat Only Stuffed Bell Pepper 

For a while I have wanted to try stuff bell pepper and I finally gathered the will power. With finding out that I have PCOS I am described to a no carb high protein diet. I have been trying to make meals that I can at least tolerate.

No need to tolerate. I have been in a roll and everything has been yummy. This is a meat, no rice, no cornbread recipe.

Here is what you will need:

  • Ground beef
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Salt & pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Shredded Cheese

-Sauteé your onion, garlic, and I used a little of bell pepper I had left over previously.

-Brown your ground beef adding in salt, pepper, garlic power, and onion powder.

-Once your ground beef is browned Add in the sauteé.

-Rinse your bell pepper and cut a hole at the top of it. 

-Pull out the seeds and rinse out.

– Add the ground beef mixture.

-Add cheese mid-way in the bell pepper and at the top of the bell pepper

-Bake until the bell pepper is tender

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Sew Russia: Lemon & Garlic Flounder with Broccoli

Can you over do eating fish? If so, I Can easily over do it. The first time I tried flounder was at Red Losbter. It was fried and delicious. I decided to buy my own flounder and do a baked version. We don’t fry in our house when we cook.

This flounder recipe is simple and amazing. 

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Flounder
  • Minced garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

For your vegetables:

-Add vegetables, salt and pepper, and let them cook down until tender. Make sure that you check on your veggies, and stir to avoid burning.

For your flounder:

-Add salt, pepper, and minced garlic on both sides of the flounder. 

– Add Lemon juice to flounder and bake at 400 degrees until done
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Sew Russia: Honey Garlic Salmon & Veggies 

I am totally pleased with salmon. 90% of the time when we go out to restaurants I order salmon. I love it! I am a fish eater.

I found this delicious salmon recipe from Rasa Malaysia.  I tweaked it a little and added my own spin on it. It has a sweet and spicy tater to it. This recipe is meal prepping friendly as well.

Here is what you will need:

  • Salmon
  • Salt & pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Honey
  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Lemon wedges (optional)

For your vegetables:

-Add olive oil to your pan. Add vegetables, salt and pepper, and let them cook down until tender. Make sure that you check on your veggies, and stir to avoid burning.

For your salmon:

-Heat your skillet with olive oil.

-Mix honey, and lemon juice in a small bowl or cup and add a little water to help loosen the mixture.

-Add salmon and slightly cook on both sides.

-Add honey mixture into the pan with salmon and cook until done.

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Season salmon…

Slightly cook salmon on both sides…

Add honey mixture…

Sew Russia: September 8 Is Lay Day

Dear Jalayah,

When the doctors told me at 19 it would be difficult for me to have children…I believed it. I was upset. On January 8, 2010 I found out I was pregnant. I didn’t believe it. It was a miracle. I honestly was sacred and didn’t know what to do or if I would be a good mom. There were times when I thought I was the worst mom in the world and that I was ruining you. I wished that I could give you more. I fought to give you more. I wanted to be the best person to you and to raise you to be the best person you could be. 

All I pray for is that you walk into your destiny and receive everything you deserve. I pray you fulfill your destiny. I pray for long and healthy years of life for you. 

I truly believe I have birth to greatness. You are a great person. Too hard awesome and amazing. I pray that a lot of people are blessed through your gifts and personality. You are truly one of a kind.
I love you forever and no matter what,
Mom 

Sew Russia: Broccoli & Salmon

Hello! Hello! Hello!

I am on a roll with whipping our healthy back into shape huh? Since reciving the need that I have PCOS (I will explain in another blog post) I have been inspired to eat healthier and be healthier. 

I LOVE fish. Fish is my favorite meat on the planet. If I had to give up all meats and just eat fish for the rest of my life…I would be ok with that. I want to share this salmon recipe with ya’ll. This dish is perfect for lunch or dinner.
Here is what you will need:

  • Salt 
  • Parsley 
  • Garlic Pepper
  • Smokehouse Maple
  • Salmon
  • Broccoli
  • Olive Oil

Here is the garlic pepper that I used.

Here is the smokehouse maple that I used.

  1. You can get this bag of salmon from Wal-Mart.

Add Olive oil and your seasonings in with your broccoli and cook it down.

Add Olive oil to another pan and season your salmon on both sides. Make sure you flip both sides to avoid burning. Make sure that it’s fully cooked in the middle before you place it on your plate.

Then….VILOA!!! You have a meal.

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Sew Russia: Trash Recipe

Hello! Hello! Hello!

My husband cooked this dish a while ago that I nicknamed “Trash”. It is anything but trash. It tastes REALLY good. It’s just a while bunch of ingredients thrown together. We use to eat it all the time. I am getting back into it! Even my daughter loves this dish. 
Here is what you willneed:

  • Salt & pepper 
  • Garlic 
  • Onion
  • Bell pepper 
  • Chicken breast (Fish works too)
  • Red Potatoes or rotini noodles (this is optional)
  • Olive oil or coconut oil
  • A bag of vegetable blend

First you want to steam your vegetables or boil your noodles. These take longer to cook down than the other items.

Here is the vegtable blend bag that I used. It’s called California Blend and it is available at Wal-Mart. You can always use the blend that you like.

Next cut up your chicken breast into small pieces and add salt and pepper to it.

Cut up your onion, bell pepper, and add  your minced garlic.

Here is the minced garlic that I use when I don’t chop it up myself.

Then you want to oil your pan with Olive oil. Here is the Olive oil that I use. 

Sauteé your bellpeper, onion, and garlic in one pan. Cook your chicken pieces in another pan. Olive oil should be in each pan.

Your vegetables should be cooked down.

Mix all of the ingredients together in a pan and VOILA! You have dinner or lunch. You can definitely us this as a meal prep!

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Sew Russia: Simple Literally Less Than 5 Minutes Yogurt and Granola Mix

Hello everyone!

This post is going to be really quick and easy. I am going to share with you the ingredients I use to make this delicious yogurt and granola blend.

What you will need:

  • Yogurt 
  • Granola

I am one that LOVES yogurt. My favorite mad the only brand I eat is Yoplait. People think I am crazy when I say I prefer yogurt over ice cream.

    I love granola. It is one of the best good items ever! I used this Oats and Honey flavor by Nature Valley. Its quite tasty.

    Pour your yogurt in a cup.

    Add the granola in a…VOILA! You have breakfast or snack.

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