Breakfast Wrap or Anytime Wrap/ Quick Meal

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As a vegetarian and sometimes a vegan, I have to pull together some pretty interesting combinations of food. Don’t get me wrong, I am very discriminating when it comes to what I like to eat. My first thoughts usually don’t stir me wrong, so I’ve learned to follow my gut, [pun intended]!

I don’t generally have quick food or fast food items in the home, so what I prepare is usually something fresh. One rule I follow: if it’s in my refrigerator or pantry, then I can eat it. So I go from there. This morning was no different, I had literally 20 minutes to prepare and run out the door.  Given my time constraint, I decided to fix a wrap. I ran to the refrigerator and proceeded to remove a handful of items I felt would make a great combination with little fuss.

More than a week ago, I roasted some eggplant just to make sure it did not go bad before I got to it. I gathered that container with a grateful thought; this will finish the eggplant and add bulk to my wrap. Next, the kale; this needed some attention to prep for cooking. In a few moments, it was in the pan. I sliced and chopped the red and green bell peppers and tossed them in, I had prepped onions the night before and froze them, so I tossed them in too. The simmering of the sauté was going nicely, I sliced and cubed tomatoes and tossed it in and stirred for another moment.  Adding a dash of pepper and splash of Braggs liquid amino and place the flour tortilla on top of the heated veggies to heat. After a moment, turn the tortilla over. Remove the tortilla to parchment paper; add cheese to the stir fried veggies while they are hot! Using a spatula, put cooked veggie mixture onto the flour tortilla and proceed to wrap it up in parchment paper till sitting at my desk.

Ingredients:   Portioned for 1 – 2 Wraps

1 cup uncooked Kale, washed, dried and stems removed

4 thinly slices of Roasted Eggplant – about ½ cup

1/4 cup chopped Red Peppers

¼ cup chopped Green Peppers

1/8 cup chopped Onions

1 – Small Tomato chopped

Pinch Ground Pepper [black or cayenne]

Dash of Brags Liquid Amino

Shredded Cheese / Vegan or Regular (optional)

Sweet pics from GG’s Patio Container Garden 2015


These are a few of the pics from my patio -container garden 2015. Watering a patio container garden is different when you don’t have available water source – so what do you do. Keep bottles of water on hand for those hot and thirsty days to keep the plants green and growing sturdy. You just about have to water on a daily basis to keep the soil from drying out.  I saw some cool ideas on the net that I might try for 2016 – some self watering systems. Enough about that!

2016 I will also try indoor herbs that require a very different approach not so much watering. I am so excited about that possibility. I already have the seeds and medium for planing and the pots are so cool, they are made from recycled natural materials. It won’t be long now, in about a week or two I will break ground, so to speak.

As soon as my helpers arrive, we can get this party started. Stay tuned.



































Its holiday time…

It has been quite awhile since I last posted…so much has happened over the past few months. Survice it to say, I have gained so much in the way of new inspiration and I cannot wait to share some with you.

By the way, “www.testarecipe” will be brimming with new recipes very soon…

As you may know “inthekitchenwithgg”, is a homegrown compilation of years of creative and faithful  energy. GGs’ “faith walk” begins with a need -to-fill, and inspiration takes over from there.

GGs’ embarking  on natural hair and skin products  began with the need to find products, “quality ” products  that would support and sustain healthy African American  hair worn naturally . As, with many black women who transformed their hair from the straight processed hairstyles  to the freeing, “dred” or “sister lock” hairstyles; I wanted, no needed hair products  that where versatile  and safe. So, with “the need” created; I began my research .

As they say, the proof is in the pudding. For past eight years, I have grown  healthier hair then ever before in my life. My hair length went from 2- inches to 24 inches in that short time. Before  my hair conversion  , I had believed my hair was too-fine and would break, my hair would also shed a lot then. I was wrong, once my hair transitioned , it was healthier and stronger than anyother time in my life. As the saying  goes three strands are stronger than one.

A few months  ago I cut my hair back to neck-length, and it has again reached my shoulders.

GGs’, has gotten so caught up in the hair and skin products that she has created  a line that is quite suitable  for the season ahead. GG has shared the hair and skin products with many who love to use it on their skin.

After previewing GGs’ Lemongrass Shea Body Butter, many requests created a demand. So as before; the need was created and “faithful” inspiration  appeared.

Great smelling, lovely to touch and long lasting body butters, suitable  for hair and skin.

GGs’ product  line will be featured  here soon.