Protein Packed Breakfast

Kale Breakfast Saute With Homemade Canned Tuna

Anyone who knows food appreciates the time and effort it takes to do home canning. Whenever I receive such gifts, I don’t think the giver realizes how excited I get! Yesterday, a friend brought over a 32 ounce mason jar filled with tuna marinating in olive oil and herbs.  Immediately, my foodie brain began thinking of all the things I could make with it.  His suggestion was on a salad–classic!  I opened it up on arrival and we both took a bite straight from the jar.  Super tender, fruity notes from the olive oil, and a tease of dill…my mind started to wander and already I was taking inventory of what I had in my refrigerator and pantry to accompany this gift from the sea.

The next morning, I started in on this delicious protein packed recipe.

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Serves 1-2

**you can modify amounts to accommodate your individual preference**

INGREDIENTS:

Lacinato Kale                                      4 leaves, destemmed and rough chopped

Sweet Vidalia Onion                           4 ounces (or more depending on YOU!), large julienne

Shiitake Mushrooms                          6 each, destemmed and large slices

Canned Tuna in Olive Oil                   2-3 ounces

Soy Sauce                                               1 TBSP

Lemon juice, fresh                               a squeeze

Eggs                                                        2

Olive oil                                                 2 TBSP

Reserved olive oil from tuna            1 TBSP

Black pepper                                        dash

Parmesan Reggiano        shaved, and as much as you want!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a saute pan, add olive oil and tuna olive oil on med high heat.
  2. Saute vidalia onions and shiitake mushrooms until just tender.
  3. Add kale and saute. (about 40 seconds!)
  4. Add soy sauce and lemon juice (this will add a little steam to the saute and cook your kale down quickly. I like mine a little al dente, so a quick sautee is great!)
  5. Place the veggies on a plate in a pile.
  6. Quick saute your tuna chunks.
  7. Place right on top of the veggies.20170524_123011
  8. Cook your eggs, sunny side up! (click to see video of how to cook sunny side up eggs, instead of butter you can use olive oil)
  9. Dash your eggs with black pepper if you wish! Slide it on top of your mound of veggies and tuna!
  10. Top with shaved parmesan. Serve with your favorite piece of toast!
  11. Enjoy!20170524_123407

 

 

Self Portrait

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Ink and Origami on bristol board.  //  May 2017

It’s my birthday month and I’m totally reflecting on the last 40+ years of my life.  Been through some turbulent/wonderous/life changing/happy times thus far and look forward to so many more experiences.

Lines represent all the experiences in my life that made me who I am today.

Fragmented, layered origami represents the complexities in life and a reminder of how complicated but beautiful life can be.

Cheers!

 

Life Of Caspian: Update

Life of Caspian is issue #2 in my series of comic book biographies that I’ve been working on since last quarter of 2016.  Illustrations are done, I am just waiting on momma to submit her essay on what this journey has been like since Caspian was diagnosed.  I am anxious to read it, as i have fallen in love with this beautiful family and the way they have turned something tragic into something beautiful.  Here are more illustrations, enjoy!  ❤

Hopper College

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This past month, Yale University made a radical statement by changing Calhoun College (named after John C. Calhoun who was a national leader that was in favor of slavery and a very open white supremacist) to Hopper College (named after Grace Murray Hopper, a Yale graduate and trailblazing scientist, mathematician, teacher and public servant).

A very good decision, indeed.

 

 

RESIST!

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Just a little reminder that the most radical act right now would be love, joy and friendship. It would be a huge FUCK YOU to the current cabinet. It’s so easy to get mad right now, but don’t forget the things that sustain us and bring happiness to our lives! I know the fist in the air is an empowering gesture but so is this. 💕