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Homemade Yaka-Mein!! But if you're from New Orleans you say. Yaka-Meat!!

New Orleans Style Homemade Yaka-Mein!!
If you're not form New Orleans, then you probably will not know what this is. But if you do, then here's the recipe for "Yaka-Meat". Yaka-Meat originated http://www.noladefender.com/content/bowl-mystery. Link above to make a long story short..  
Ingredients below:

2 pounds of stew meat beef 3 or 4 quarts of water 2 cubes of beef bouillon cubes Black Pepper to taste Salt to taste Garlic Powder to taste Onion Powder to taste Kitchen Bouquet 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce Half Bottle Soy Sauce Half Bottle Any Louisiana Hot Sauce Long Green Onions Boiled Eggs

 I know it looks a little gross but believe me, the outcome is delicious!  Put Meat, Cubes,  Seasoning, Kitchen Bouquet in a big pot, let it simmer for about 5 minutes or until the beef is browned. Add the 3-4 quarts of water and half bottles of Worcestershire and Soy sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and let cook about 2-3 hours or until beef is tender enough to fall apart. 


Coo…

New Orleans Style Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Gumbo is one of my husband's favorite dishes  he LOVES me to make..  If it was up him, we'd have it every week..  "TOO EXPENSIVE" Especially living in Dallas.. 
Well here's a short cut, easy way to make my delicious New Orleans Style Seafood Gumbo..

Ingredients: Seafood Stock  Creole Gumbo Base ( I also made a roux) Crab meat 3 cans Whole Oysters Canned ( raw wasn't available) 1-2 Pounds of Shrimp 10-15 crabs S/P Bay Leaves Gumbo File' Water 3 Onions 3 Celery Stacks 6 Garlic Cloves Turkey Sausage 1/2 Cup of Flour Rice

Chop and saute onions, celery and garlic until all veggies are translucent.  

Put aside and in same pan brown sausage.

Combine veggies and sausage together. Put 1/2 cup of flour in veggies and mix until is becomes pasty.

See Pasty!!!

Add Seafood Stock and Bay Leaves in Stock Pot. Let simmer for about 5 minutes to get the flavor out of the B/L.. 

I know alot of people add Gumbo File' at the end of the process.  I add it during and after t…

Inspired Faux Leather Square Obi Belt

Hey Everyone!!! Today, I'm coming at you today with an accessory an Obi belt to be more specific. I've been obsessed with Loewe's Wide Obi Belt since I've seen it on one of my favorite Youtubers.  As some of you all already know, I love to recreate designer fashion but give a twist to it.
I love doing this at a fraction of the cost to tell the truth I actually did this for FREE..
Yes, FREE with faux black leather I purchased from Wal-Mart years ago.

I love how the belt cinches in your waist, making your silhouette even more dramatic.
Can you say Statement Piece?
It feels more like art to me, such sculpture statement to make. 






Inspiration:

Loewe Wide Obi Belt






It's not really a tutorial, more of a pictorial.
I actually used a old peplum pattern and cut the shape I wanted.
I can't give you dimensions, you'd have to make the shape to want..




When you get the shape you want, you cut the pattern.  Make sure you cut 2 and cut both on the fold.  After, cutting 2 ta…