Month: February 2015

BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza

It’s been a rough week for me so far, so it’s time to treat myself. Who else sees pizza as an indulgence? I DO! One thing I can’t get enough of is BBQ chicken pizza — the sweet and tangy sauce hits a weak spot. What if I told you I made this in TEN MINUTES!? Yep, GET ALL OVER IT… NOW.

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

It’s Taco Tuesday and I’m bringing some heat to the table, paired with a cool and refreshing ‘salsa’ to tone it down. Once you see this creamy goodness, do not be alarmed — it’s much healthier than you think! So go ahead and indulge without the guilt. I’ve been on a Greek yogurt for cooking kick lately, and it’s a staple in this recipe! The sauce is SO good that I just want to make more… and more… and put it on EVERYTHING. Here is what you’ll need: 18-20 large shrimp 1 Tbsp olive oil ½ cup plain Greek yogurt 1/2 Tbsp Sriracha (more or less based on your spice preference) 1 Tbsp smokey chipotle sauce 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp paprika 2 green onions, chopped 4 wheat tortillas Red cabbage, shredded Romaine, shredded Black bean, corn, red onion, cilantro – mixed to create a “salsa” In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil and cook the shrimp until pink — cool for five minutes. Meanwhile, combine the Greek yogurt, sriracha, chipotle sauce, sugar, paprika …

Sephora Beauty Finds

This winter has been brutally harsh on our skin, lips and wardrobe. Luckily, I’m prepared to move forward in the beauty department. It’s no surprise that we are left chapped and begging for mercy from the cold. This Sephora haul has purchases (and samples) tailored to nourishing my lips, pampering my skin and sharpening my liners. Let’s just say, all of these beauty finds are VERY much needed… 1 Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Sugar, $22.50 // 2 Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask, $26.00 // 3 Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Mistress, $21.00 // 4 SEPHORA COLLECTION Small Sharpeners, $3.00 // 5 Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask, $92.00* // 6 L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream, $106.00* // 7 Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder, $40.00* * sample sizes received as part of Sephora’s pick 3 free beauty samples with order

Must-Have Spring Essentials

With Spring (not really) right around the corner, my mind is already there – with my wardrobe, at least. I’m totally obsessed with lace, patterns, jumpsuits and the occasional crop top. Can we just shed the layers and show a little leg already? Haha. I’m so anxious — I can’t stop, won’t stop buying! We all have different roles in life and want to look our best in each one of them. From day to night, and casual to comfy cute – here are some of my favorite Must-Have Spring Essentials from two online boutiques — Chapter24 and Mura.

10 Things I’m Thankful For

As part of the #40DaysPositive challenge, I’ve created a list of 10 things I’m thankful for! This task helps put the important things in perspective, and allows me to reflect on the positive things in life. What are you thankful for? Take 10 minutes out of your day and actually think about it. You’ll be surprised how good you feel after! A little exercise for the soul.

Tout Sweet Patisserie Marshmallows

Move over box of chocolates, there’s a new sweet treat in town. Over Valentine’s Day weekend, my boyfriend surprised me with a box of unique yet delicious treats all the way from San Francisco. One of Chef Yugit Pura’s Tout Sweet Patisserie selects: Marshmallow Four Pack Box (48 pieces). Light and fluffy, and not overly sweet, just the way I like it! The box came with four flavors: Tahitian Vanilla Bean Marshmallows, (12 pieces) Tesla Passion Fruit-Yuzu Marshmallows, (12 pieces) Toasted-Tipsy Coconut Marshmallows, (12 pieces) Raspberry-Lime Marshmallows, (12 pieces) Can you guess which one was my favorite? Toasted-Tipsy Coconut for the win! I never would have thought I’d be a fan of marshmallows unless in a s’more. I’ve actually been meaning to run to the store and grab some graham crackers and dark chocolate to see how these would be in a classic undone campfire treat! What I love most about these is that the sweetness is subtle and the texture is super delicate and fluffy. Also, no mystery ingredients — you heard me; no …

Featured OOTD: Classic GUESS Look

Are you seeing double? Everywhere I go, I see pink and red, candied hearts and chocolate, and all things Valentine’s. Couples are holding hands, in love, and simply infatuated. But you know what else is in the air besides love? Great style. So, in the spirit of it all, let’s primp! Today’s featured outfit of the day is a classic GUESS look with a pop of red and white for the holiday. Whether it’s flirty, sexy, casual or classic – this look incorporates it all.

Turkey Burger Sliders Two Ways

On the menu tonight: Turkey Burger Sliders Two Ways! This meal was prepped and prepared in under 25 minutes — perfect for a lazy night without sacrificing the quality meal you deserve. I had some turkey leftover from the other day and a pack of English muffins waiting to be eaten. It goes to show that an impromptu meal doesn’t have to be mac & cheese or a lean cuisine!