The Power of Positivity

Red peanut curry
Recently I attended a service at Agape International Spiritual Center, and it was fabulous! There was singing, dancing, meditating, breathing and the most amazing service spoken by Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. I LOVED it. Dr. Michael was one of the speakers in the ever so famous movie “The Secret.” I’ve actually never seen that movie but I’m pretty sure almost everyone has heard of it. It’s all about the law of attraction and how positive thinking can create life-changing results. I love this concept, absolutely live this way and encourage my patients and those around me to also. Dr. Michael’s service was all about this. He spouted so much optimism and positive thinking in an hours time that I was bubbling over with love, hope and happiness when I left Agape that night! My 3 favorite affirmations of that night follow:
“All my needs are met.”
“I have so many blessings I don’t know what to do with them.”
“I have so much love I don’t know what to do with it!”
Love this stuff : )
Peanut Curry Shrimp and Kale
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 Tablespoons red curry paste
1 cup canned diced tomatoes with juice
Juice of 1 lime
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 bag or large bunch of kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 red onion, diced
20-25 precooked deveined medium shrimp
1 teaspoon garlic, crushed
1 carrot, sliced into thin rounds
1/4 cup water
Combine peanut butter, curry paste, diced tomatoes with juice, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender and purée until smooth.
If using a bunch of kale, discard kale stems. Slice leaves crosswise into ½-inch ribbons.
Place a heavy, large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Add onion and sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add shrimp, garlic and carrot and sauté 2 minutes more.
Fold in kale until coated in onion mixture and beginning to wilt (add kale in batches if necessary). Add water and fold to coat vegetables in liquid. Cover and cook about 4 minutes, until kale is tender but still green.
Turn off burner. Pour sauce over kale and shrimp and mix thoroughly.
Inspired by New Hope 360.


  1. Looks really good but….is there any shrimp in this? :-)

  2. Ditto.

  3. Hey – I figured out how to comment. Thanks Momma. Wanted to say you guys rock. One of my goals for 2012 is once a week a Sweet Cheeks meal. You are too fun, consistently upbeat and true to your mission – quick, colorful, and nutritious. Fantastic you Cheeks!

    I will comment regularly now.

  4. YAY!! Thanks Tom!!! Keep the comments coming! =) And keep on cooking!

    And holy moly I forgot to add my shrimp-ies in!! HA!! Adding now …. heeheehee!

  5. When should you add the sauce?

    • Oh my gosh! I forgot to add that step too!! HA!! I kinda spaced it on writing this recipe down…doh!! =) Add it at the end after kale is done cooking and mix thoroughly.