READY SET… READY to GO for:
12 months of Happiness?
52 weeks of Fun and Laughter?
365 days of Success?
8760 hours of Optimal Health?
525,600 minutes of Blessings?… and…
31,536,000 seconds of JOY?
The beginning of all this is MINDSET… In line with my personal and professional philosophy:
Mind, Body and Spirit and the Six Pillars of life: Physical; Mental, Emotional, Social, Financial–
- But beginning with SPIRITUAL— WHAT are your Resolutions? HOW will execute them? But most importantly? WHY are you..and WHO are you doing them for? Clearly, the WHY is most important and must be others driven. Then? Give yourself 3 OBJECTIVES that are for You and You, Inc. alone!
Resolutions then have RESOLVE in them to REVIVE your LIFE!
If you need some ‘Reviving’ in the New Year? Hit ‘reply’ to set up your own: “Be with Coach Jo Dee” time
If you RESOLUTION includes permanent weightloss— Check out our link from my YouTu.be Channel: https://youtu.be/gaIYEN3GNpwand Contact me directly for questions to get YOU started: 800-820-0584 Get your NEW YEAR off to a “HEALTHY and WEALTHY” start? Try this easy and healthy “Hoppin’ John” known as Carolina peas and rice, is a peas and rice dish served in the Southern United States. It is made with black-eyed peas and rice, chopped onion, and sliced bacon, seasoned with salt. Some recipes use ham hock, fatback, country sausage, or smoked turkey parts instead of bacon. A vegetarian version is seasoned Tofu. Black Eyed Peas’ tradition is to bring you luck, if you eat them on New Year’s Day, and it is traditionally eaten with collard greens. I made them with kale this year: (Kale boosts your immune system). Many things may affect the cooking times of the black eyed peas. They could take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to cook to tenderness, depending on their age, where they were grown, and the water you are using.
- This recipe uses 1/2 pound of dried black eyed peas (about 1 1/4 cups). You could use up to a pound of black eyed peas without changing the amounts of the other ingredients, if you do, you’ll need to double the amount of water and you may need to add more salt.
1/3 pound bacon, or 1 ham hock plus 2 tablespoons oil
1 celery rib, diced
1 small yellow sweet onion, diced
1 small green bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 pound dried black-eyed peas, about 1 1/4 cups
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons fresh thyme and oregano
1 heaping teaspoon Cajun seasoning
Himaylan Sea Salt and Fresh ground pepper to taste.
2 cups long-grain brown rice
Scallions or green onions for garnish
1 Cook the celery, onion, green pepper base: If you are using bacon, cut it into small
pieces and cook it slowly in a medium pot over medium-low heat. If you are using a
ham hock, heat the oil in the pot.
Once the bacon is crispy (or the oil is hot if you are using a ham hock and not bacon),
increase the heat to medium-high and add the celery, onion, and green pepper and
sauté until they begin to brown, about 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic, stir well and cook
for another 1-2 minutes.
2 Cook the black-eyed peas and seasonings: Cook the dried black eyed peas separately
(After being soaked overnight, in water) Cook in 2 cups chicken broth. Heat to a boil
and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Strain black-eyed peas. Add the black-eyed peas, bay
leaf, thyme and Cajun seasoning to sautéed onions, celery, and green pepper. If you
are using the ham hock, add it to the pot and bring to a simmer. Cook for an hour to
an hour and a half, (less time or more depending on the freshness of the black-eyed
peas) until the peas are tender (not mushy).
3 Cook the rice: While the black-eyed peas are cooking, cook the rice separately
according to package instructions.
4 Strain cooking water from peas, adjust seasoning: When the black-eyed peas are
tender, strain out the remaining cooking water. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
Taste the black-eyed peas for salt and add more if needed. If using a ham hock,
remove it from the pot, pull off the meat, and return the meat to the pot.
5 Serve: Serve the dish either by placing a ladle-full of black-eyed peas over steamed
rice, or by mixing the two together in a large bowl. Garnish with chopped green
onions. Serve with collard greens, kale, beet or turnip greens.
Hello, welcome to Flight #2021……
We are prepared to take off into the New Year! Please make sure your Attitude and Blessings
are secured, and locked in an upright position.
All self-destructive devices should be turned off at this time. All negativity, hurt and
discouragement should be put away.
Should we lose Altitude under pressure during the flight, reach up and pull down a Prayer.
Prayers will automatically be activated by Faith. Once your Faith is activated you can assist
other passengers. There will be NO BAGGAGE allowed on this flight.
The Captain (Original Name: Yahuah/commonly known as GOD) has cleared us for takeoff.
Feel free to hit ‘reply’ if you’re taking this flight with me…#2020-WON! ❤
By your Side in Abundant Life and Optimal Health!
Jo Dee Baer
Certified Health Coach
Nationally Ranked Triathlete