Category Archives: Weight loss, Diet, Exercise, Goals

Bland Brown Rice, Wheat Pasta…Sazon Is Here! 

Hey guys!  Everyone at one time or another is on a “clean” eating journey, whatever that means to you.  I restart my healthier eating journey about ever 4 days LOL!  Yes commitment is not my strong suit.  And it’s not that I don’t like healthier options, in fact I love healthy foods, I just love the other end of the spectrum just as merch.  The struggle is real.

Taste is a big thing for me! And personally I believe brown rice and wheat pasta is a spawn of the devil.  You can’t debate me on this!  However ya sister friend has a few tips to overcome the battle of  edible tree bark a.k.a. brown rice & pasta.  

No I’m not reinventing the wheel and it may be amateur for the real chefs outchea but there’s some new soul out here who’s ready to go hard in the paint on a healthy food journey and won’t get pass the 1st bite when they’re instantly reminded of what tree bark may taste like.  Then pair it with bland piece of chicken or fish and corner taco shop here I come.  Or at the very least back on the white rice and pasta kick.

Sazon has been a saving grace.  Yes I can sea salt it down to the ground but there’s nothing like a Spanish flavored meal.  There’s multiple Sazon flavored packets, so far I’ve used con azafron and achiote and both are DELICIOUS!  I haven’t used it on my meats…yet, I tend to use a lawrys taco packets for my chicken and for my fish of choice flounder and snapper I bake it with Mrs Dash, lemon pepper and garlic powder, BUT you can easily use Sazon for your meats in fact it’s suggested.   Additional tip: You can easily use a bouillon as well but I’m bouilloned out honey!

but Sazon has given me hope on all things whole grain and wheat and I’m glad because I truly need to clean up my diet more than 3 weeks at a time.  Tired of the food reindeer games I play often!

*For 2 cups of rice I add 2 packets.  


Strength Of A Thousand Ancestors Mommy Work Out

See this sista girl’s work out…she grinds like no other, mother of 4…BUT WAIT POCAHONTAS  watch til the very end…

Now for some “no big deal”, but for a non committed self proclaimed (lazy) delusional 4 slices of pizza and a nap eating fake work out queen 👸🏾 this is nothing short of bad ass!!

Hey (Maturing) Ladies…

“Entering menopause is stepping into your wisdom.”

“Menopause is your boy’s reset button”


Im not there just yet…but this is some good stuff ☺️


Trim That Waist Sis! 

Heyyyyy 👋🏾 y’all!!!  I know CocktailsnChatter has  been gone for a minute!  You bloggers know if you don’t make your passion a priority your site will become just a graveyard for your passion.  Well I’m trying not to let life get in the way so much…

Thank You to all my loyal readers & supporters! 

Now the good stuff!  Yes you can spend money on the fancy stuff.  Yes you can buy all the waist trainers that moves your liver to your rib cage and your spleen to your bowels just so you can have a size 2 waist…GIRL BOO BYE

Well this is my $4.96 Walmart special.  If used on a consistent basis it lasts a good 6 months (that includes washing it) and this bad boy make you sweat like like Trump around a hairline (that’s call palm tree shade 🌴)

This is tried and true.  It come S, M, L. It’s very comfortable, affordable and effective.  No you can’t wear it under cute form fitting clothes but you can wear it under some attire, like I’ve worn it under work shirts (that’s not fitted) and/or while running errands, doing chores, and of course anything gym related or a workout. I have seen inches melt away and when doing cardio the amount of sweat I accumulate is really impressive.  When I take it off I’m like…

Let’s do a special toast to a new post!  Ahhhh hell I’ll toast to an ant colony who am I kidding long as I’m sipping LOL! 


My Cucumber Noodles

What do you know about a Veggetti?  Well I’ve had mine a little over a year and when I’m going hard about cleaner/healthier eating this is my best friend.  I’ve made noodles out of zucchini, cucumbers (pic above) and sweet potatoes.  I’m sure there’s way more you can do but the mentioned is enough for me right now.

With zucchini I toss in garlic and a lil evoo and steam for about 6 min, my cucumbers I toss in a balsamic & honey vinegarette or fresh squeezed lemon with pepper or tajin, my sweet potatoes I brush a lil evoo and sea salt or occasionally garlic salt or powder (basically shoestring sweet potato fries yummy👅).

I don’t know what it is about turning a veggie into a noodle that makes my day but it does and it’s also fun.  My kids are ANTI zucchini until I make them noodles then waaalahhh!

My vegetti cost around $10 and they have a bigger one for about $20 and either one is a great investment.  The cucumber is my favorite.  A quick, easy, low calorie, healthy, refreshing snack and I can make a lot at one time.  

Have you tried a veggetti?  Did you like? Would you buy one?  Let me know! Let’s get the discussion poppin.


Weight Loss-ism 

When you’ve been eating chicken breast and veggies and drinking lemon water for 2 days and the scale ain budge…TF! 

Ladies lets toast to them unwanted 10-15lbs mine is paying rent and they’re never late damit! 

I know it looks blackened and I’m fine with that 😆 but actually it’s the chili powder & paprika that has given my chicken a crusted look.  It’s truly is delicious.


Cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, s/p (optional),  sweet bell peppers, sweet white onions, I added scallions later, then add you the tortilla strips on top for a lil carb crunch. Pssssst a short cut IF you don’t mind the sodium is a fajita or taco packet…don’t tell no one…


Apple cider vinegar, evoo, minced garlic, 1 tsp of honey, cilantro (optional), s/p (optional),  I nutri-bullet mine to smithereens for a wonderful low cal homemade dressing, on a bed of romain and waaaalaaaaaaaaah!

Or this is so good I often eat it as is and of course you can always wrap in a whole wheat tortilla fajita style.