Recipe: Luna’s Chili

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My kiddos and I love this chili, a lot. XD If you haven’t tried it, do get some Penzeys Regular Chili Powder. It’s.So.Goood. This will be on the menu soon. It’s good right away, but I like to let it sit overnight so the flavors all meld together. I haven’t tried making this in the crockpot yet, but it’s something I plan on doing.

Luna’s Chili

From TOXiD-LOTUS.NET | Main Dishes | Mexican

My kiddos and mom love this chili. I love alot of flavour as I said before, so I use alot of chili seasoning.


cal Calories 322kcal

Low fat Total Fat 7g

Low sat-fat Saturated Fat 2g

Low chol Cholesterol 29mg

High sodium Sodium 495mg

carbs Total Carbohydrate 48g

Serving size 367g Calories from fat 59kcal Fiber 14g Protein 22g Sugar 5g
12 servings


  • 1 lb ground Turkey
  • 2 green Bell Peppers, chopped
  • ½ Sweet Onion, chopped
  • 2-28 oz cans diced Tomatoes
  • 2-15 oz cans petite diced Tomatoes
  • 27 oz can Kidney Beans
  • 15 oz can Black Beans
  • 15 oz can Pinto Beans
  • 15 oz can Garbanzo Beans
  • 27 oz Water
  • 2.5 oz jar chili seasoning
  • 1-2 jalopenos, chopped – optional


  1. Cook up the ground turkey in a skillet, sprinkle a little bit of the chili seasoning on it.
  2. While that is cooking you can begin adding your tomatoes, onion, bell peppers, and beans to your pot!
  3. Save the 27 oz can to add one can of water to the pot.
  4. Once the turkey is done cooking, add it to the pot.
  5. Now the fun part. I like alot of flavour as I said before, so I use alot of the chili seasoning, especially with such a large amount of chili. I use pretty much almost all of the 2.5 oz jar of chili seasoning. There’s maybe ½ an inch left at the bottom.
  6. I cook this on med to med-high heat, about a 6 for those with numbers on the dials, for about 30 min, then I turn the heat down to lowish or in between 3-4 for about 2-3 hours.
  7. After about 2-3 hours, I take it off the heat, let it cool then put it in the fridge overnight.


  • This can also be made without meat and is just as delicious! I always use Penzey’s Original Chili Seasoning. I like my chili spicy, but no one else does. So I tend to set some aside and add jalopeno to it.


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Recipe: Luna’s Waffles of Awesome

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So my kids LOVE these waffles. Sascha says they’re the best waffles in the world. He says they are my waffles of awesome. XD I have tried many waffle recipes and none taste like these!

Luna’s Waffles of Awesome

From TOXiD-LOTUS.NET | Breakfast and Brunch | American

These are seriously yummy waffles. I was using a recipe previously that used oil instead of butter and didn’t whip the eggs. It made waffles so dense it was crazy. These are light and crisp on the outside. Soooo tasty. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.


cal Calories 311kcal

High fat Total Fat 20g

High sat-fat Saturated Fat 12g

High chol Cholesterol 110mg

High sodium Sodium 626mg

carbs Total Carbohydrate 27g

Serving size 139g Calories from fat 176kcal Fiber 1g Protein 7g Sugar 5g
6 servings


  • 1⅓ cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • cups milk


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
  2. Separate the eggs, adding the yolks to the dry ingredient mixture, and placing the whites in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Beat whites until moderately stiff; set aside.
  4. Add milk and melted butter to dry ingredient mixture and blend.
  5. Fold stiff egg whites into mixture.
  6. Ladle mixture into hot waffle iron and bake. I use a ⅓ measuring cup to measure the batter. It seems to be the perfect amount for our waffle iron.
  7. I let the waffles cook for 5 minutes. They come out perfect!


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Seasonings used

Recipe: Butterfly Chicken

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I found some of the recipes that I had added to my recipe blog, which no longer exists! Ha. I shall be making this next week. It’s very yummy.

Butterfly Chicken

From TOXiD-LOTUS.NET | Main Dishes | American

Credit to this goes to Jamie, Kai’s mom. She showed me how to do this when Fumiko was born. SO delish. Om nom nom. You can change the seasonings up a bit, but everyone loves this combination so that is what I always use. We eat it over Japanese rice.


cal Calories 349kcal

High fat Total Fat 25g

High sat-fat Saturated Fat 8g

High chol Cholesterol 120mg

sodium Sodium 311mg

Low carbs Total Carbohydrate 0g

Serving size 157g Calories from fat 226kcal Fiber 0g Protein 29g Sugar 0g
6 servings


  • 1 whole chicken
  • ¼ cube butter, softened
  • garlic salt*
  • paprika
  • salt seasoning blend such as mrs. dash
  • smoked spanish paprika


  1. Preheat your oven to 420°.
  2. Cover your baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. So what you want to do is take some heavy kitchen sheers and cut the spine out of the chicken. Rinse it off and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Now you want to take part of your butter and rub it all over the under side of the chicken.
  5. Now sprinkle your seasonings on liberally. I like to sprinkle on the mrs. dash, smoked spanish paprika, paprika and garlic salt in that order.
  6. Now you want to lay your chicken on the baking sheet with the seasoned under side down.
  7. Now you can butter and season the other side of the chicken. See the picture below on how it should be layed out on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake miss chicken for 1 hour at 420°.


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Lots of bubbles!

Review: Purplecat Creatives Soap Whips

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purchased by me

So at the end of May I made a little order from Purplecat Creatives for a couple of their soap whips! I got two in Queen of Hearts and Scintillating. Here is my little review.

Official description
Our Soap Whips have delightful texture and lather, showcasing luxurious fragrances for an absolute bathtime treat.
Queen of Hearts – Blooming roses (which might have been painted red, who can say?) balanced with passionfruit jam tarts (I might have stolen one) woven together with the barest hint of vanilla flower.
Scintillating – Champagne bubbles, crystallized ginger and cardamom balanced with golden notes of amber.

Where to buy
From Purplecat Creatives website – 4 ounce jar for $7.00 USD or 8 ounce jar for $13.00.
From Etsy – 4 ounce jar for $7.00 USD or 8 ounce jar for $13.00. Shipping is calculated by the items in your basket.

Scoop out a dollop on a washcloth, bath poof or just use your hands. Lather up and enjoy!

Product comes in a standard amber color plastic jar with a black screw on lid. Label is tan and black with a steampunk theme. The label is not waterproof and got all messed up after a few uses.

Scent and formula
Queen of Hearts is a passionfruit rose scent. So awesome. It’s not a foodie scent, I didn’t get a feel of tarts, just passionfruits. The vanilla is barely there for me. I was hoping Scintillating would smell more of cardammom, but I didn’t get much of it. It’s more of a fresh baked yummy smelling thing. XD I’m not good at describing scents. The formula in the jar is rather thick and slightly hard. It’s easy to scoop out. The lather is rich and velvety and it bubbles up quite well, especially when used with a bath poof!

Water, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sorbitol, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, sweet almond oil, fragrance. VEGAN

I love, love, love these soap whips. Queen of Hearts is my favorite scent but it’s no longer available. T.T I’ve used these since the end of may and I have only gone through half of each jar. It doesn’t take much at all to get a lot of foam on a bath poof. These clean extremely well without drying out my already super dry skin. The scent barely lingers after you’ve washed off and disappears within the hour. I’ve had no skin reactions to these, which is amazing. I would highly recommend trying these soap whips. They’re available in lots of scents and there is also a mega jar size!

Do you think you’ll try these out? Have you tried any of these Soap Whips? What did you think? You can find lots of bath and body stuff from Purplecat Creatives, even artsy things! Eventually I’d like to pick up some more soap whips, some body butter and perhaps some solid perfume!

You can find Purplecat Creatives on their website here, or on Etsy here. You can find them on Facebook here and Twitter here. You can contact TDawn on her contact page here or through Etsy contact here.



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