My love for avocados and fresh cilantro, is insatiable, any mention of either of these two ingredients in a dish, and my tastebud’s standing at complete attention! Some nights it’s hard to get something that’s good for you out on the table, like Monday nights will be for me with my evening classes. These are the nights that I typically praise (insert God of choice here) for my frozen vegetables, when ever I’m not feeling the idea of a steam facial.
This salad is quick and easy, requires little to no cooking and will keep you satisfied long into the evening. I love a good salad with some soup, so I accompanied my completed salad with a small bowl of butternut squash soup, prepared by me earlier in the week, it was fantastic!
I picked up this bright emerald green by Revlon called Posh #571 at the Lisa Cosmetics sale this past weekend, which was a trip I will never forget – savings up the wa-zoo in there! I know I haven’t told you yet, but I will share my haul with you guys in an upcoming post! Anyway I’ve been searching for a gem toned green polish for a while now, so I was super happy to run into Posh! Definitely need two or even three coats to achieve the full color, but I toped coated it with China Glaze top coat and am very happy with the end result!
I could so see this color all over the hottest interiors right now, jewel tones are huge at the moment and a great way to punch up any space.
More emerald green interiors when you hit it!
And just like that it’s spring! I’ve been working really hard the past few months in school – alienating myself in the process – so a lot of things I love to do like blogging or spending time with family and friends, have kinda fallen by the wayside. Since schools over…for about 7 more days, I’m super excited to be back! My morning routine has been hectic, and I usually prepare a lot of my food myself since I’m not big on eating out, so I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Everyone in my house eats a little different, even though we’re all vegetarians, our taste span an interesting continuum from kid friendly finger foods to carbohydrate dense meals…none of which belong to me, so that means 3x the cooking some nights! A few mornings a week I make myself a smoothie, it cuts cooking time and my carb intake for the morning in half.
Today I woke up with a sweet tooth, like most mornings, and imagined how incredible it would be, to wake up and throw together this coco monkey chocolate smoothie in anyone of these gorgeous kitchens. I’m sure even the chocolate would taste sweeter if I lived like this! Here’s the recipe and five kitchens that I wouldn’t mind spending my entire day in – Plus I’m pretty sure I heard at least two of them whisper my name…one day my loves..one day.
What a weekend! Days off from the mayhem of life, to snuggle up with that special someone on Valentine’s and to cuddle up with on family day. I’ve had my fair share of indulgences over the weekend, Jarratt went above and beyond this year. And I definitely wasn’t going to pass up on all the chocolate! I have an insane sweet tooth, but I always exercise constraint. But now that’s all over with, it’s Tuesday and it’s time to get back into my routine. So for lunch, I was trying to come up with a sandwich that looked like a mondo burger but wouldn’t leave my ass looking the same way. I ended up with this; and Tuna salad and avocado dream!
When I hear the word tuna salad, I instantly think of heaps of mayo, and ask myself, when is it ever really worth it? I like my cholesterol levels right where they are thank you very much! So to substitute I’ve been using yogurt, as well as switching in some mustard at zero calories over traditional mayo which can have about 100 calories per Tbs! I also use reduced fat mayo once in a while in combination with the mustard, cutting even its reduced calories in half as well, but when I came across this stuff, I literally jumped for joy! Walden Farms strikes again, this time with their Chipotle, zero calorie mayo. There’s a bunch of different flavoring, or you can just stick to the regular stuff, which is next on my hit list, but I couldn’t be happier about finding it.
I’ll admit when I first tasted it, I really was confused, I think it was a strange mixture of anticipation and expectations, but after having it a few times it really is quite good. Does it taste like mayonnaise, no, but it performs just as well. I added some celery sticks, and voila lunch under 300 calories!
Here’s the recipe!
Valentine’s Day only 2 days away! I can’t wait, because not only is it a day to show your special someone how much you love them, its also my birthday! I’ll be turning…well we’ll keep that a secret for now, if you can guess I’d be impressed, but I’m definitely looking forward to what ever my love has in store for me.
And in honor of love, I…as usual…look to Rihanna for style inspiration. Her red Grammy dress blew me away, very simple yet sexy. The long dress is always a winner, so I came up with two options, one high and the other a more affordable option, for those of us who aren’t actually Rihanna, just hoping to steal her style!
Anybody doing anything special for Valentine’s? What ever you do have a good one, single or attached we all have someone in our lives we love, don’t pass up on the opportunity to show them just how much!