Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Hola again amigos! I am still sharing recipes from out blogcation Fiesta that we threw, and I have been waiting to move on from guacamole and onto fajitas! This week I am sharing the fajita seasoning mix, and next week you'll get the full fajita recipe. So just wait, it will be worth it! (Update: Here is the full fajita recipe, it's awesome!)
Seasoning mixes are such easy recipes to share that I almost feel bad doing it- they are just so basic. But I can't help myself, I've been on this path to never have to buy seasoning mixes again and I think there are others out there, just like me. Cheap, and paranoid about ingredients.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
I made that here. So naturally, when I was looking through a food magazine recently and saw a picture of twice baked potatoes, I said, "why haven't I ever had that for breakfast before?"
Friday, May 20, 2016
Lately I've been thinking about flavor combinations. You have your basics: peanut butter with jelly, tomato with basil, and tequila with lime. Then there's the complicated combos like cherry with chipotle. Some flavor marriages are disappointing or downright disgusting, but there are some weird combinations that come together like magic in your mouth. A great example: arugula and prosciutto.
Typically, arugula isn't my favorite green. It is bitter, and it looks like a weed. When it's combined with prosciutto, though, it transforms into the perfect backdrop for that salty delicious meat. New favorite lunch staple right here! To push it one step further, though, I decided to add in another combination of flavors- gorgonzola cheese with ranch seasoning.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Holy Guacamole! I am still working my way through our fiesta menu, which is just in time for our transition from spring into summer. Like I said last week, avocados are my fave, and guacamole is a must have in my house. I am literally eating avocado toast as I write this blog post. Nom nom nom.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
It's time for a new installment of Blog to Taste Beauty. It's all about using natural ingredients found in your kitchen for hair and skin beautification. As we all know eating food is fun, but it's important to think about what we put on the outside of our bodies just like we think about what we put inside.
To let you know a bit more about my hair situation, I've been using henna dye for about a year and a half. I love the results, and it's a very affordable alternative to professional salons. It's also much better for the hair than chemical dyes. On the other hand, it is limiting in color options. I still love the reddish copper color, but I am ready to go back to my natural blonde. Now, how does one remove henna dye from their hair? Apparently, they don't. For the most part, you just have to wait for the hair to grow out. I have noticed slow fading of color over time, but my hair is still very red.
Friday, May 6, 2016
I love guacamole. I love avocados. If you were with us way back in the beginning of Blog To Taste, you would know that my spirit food is avocados. The are earthy, smooth and creamy, and most importantly- they like to wear black, just like me. Anyway, I digress. Guacamole is basically the bee's knees, but, I have a guacamole confession. Usually when I make guacamole, I like to use the packets of guacamole seasoning from the grocery store. The ones you pick up in the produce section. It's still homemade, even with a seasoning packet, I try to tell myself. Well, I have embarked on a quest to rid myself of relying on grocery store packets (I redid taco seasoning towards the bottom of this post)- I thought I would recreate my favorite guacamole seasoning packet. Shortly coming up will be another seasoning packet redo for fajitas.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Lately my breakfasts have consisted of hard-boiled eggs, yogurt and granola. As a breakfast fan, having the same boring thing day after day for the past two months is really starting to wear on my spirit. I decided to switch it up this past week and make something a bit more fun.