a lime margarita must be one of my fave bevvies and i’ve been known to be a tad picky about them. in mexico i order them with vodka instead of tequila (for fear of a wicked hangover), and i don’t like them too sweet, which often they are at all-inclusives since the lime mix comes out of one of those cheesy slushy machines. that means a list of modifications to get the perfect result, which i would (obviously) make my bf request in his portuguese based spanglish. i’m not kidding when i say i would send him back if they weren’t to my liking, and he, wanting to make me happy, would appease. i’m the worst and isn’t he the best? don’t worry, as a reward, i make these “perfect” margaritas for him a few times month.
the two flavours i use most in the kitchen must be lime and cilantro – i truly can’t get enough. i’m such a fan of lettuce wraps – there’s something about that crisp, cold, juicy lettuce wrapped around the salty, sweet and often times, rich, filling. i had some frozen prawns in the freezer (that had been taking up precious ice cream real estate) so it was time to use ‘em up - this fresh and satisfying summer evening meal was just the thing. and trust me, my version is much healthier than those restaurant versions. oh, and did i mention these take, literally, 10 mins to make? you’re welcome!
this is my new go-to quick snack/meal. on an over-the-top hectic day this week, i found myself dinner-less and craving something light and fresh yet satisfying. these fit the bill perfectly and they were a quick and calming recipe to make. they have no oil added… and you can’t even tell because there’s a trick incorporated to give them that feeling of a naughty crunch!
the dip is made with vegenaise. have you tried it? it’s a vegan spin on traditional mayo, and trust me, it tastes even better, and is super healthy in comparison. my fridge is never without a jar of the stuff.
i was beyond thrilled to share this recipe over on vmac+cheese yesterday! as i’ve mentioned (various times) before, i am such a fan of her and her blog. she’s always so generous with her knowledge and content – i was ecstatic she asked me to guest post on her blog while she was away on holiday. here’s the full post and recipe:
the sun is starting to make an appearance more regularly and i’m feeling so bright and happy! these are a few things i can’t get enough of right now.
dayNa decker sent over this luxe peony candle – i’m not only in love with it, but the packaging is stunning and so right up my alley; i’m defo keeping that box! oh, and it’s natural and basically chemical-free. the candle burns with a soft crackling sound that is so tranquil with a book. i actually get sad when i have to blow it out! | please tell me you like a smidgen of trash tv? well, i love a lot of it and am watching the new season of real housewives of orange county online… with my bf (he pretends he’s doing me a favour, but i know the truth) | every year around this time, i break out my jo malone nectarine blossom and honey cologne. it’s so, so fresh and bright and instantly gets me in the vibe of spring and summer | i have this cook book on order and (as you may know) am a huge gp fan. based on what i’ve heard, her newest cookbook is all about a natural, organic and gluten free lifestyle which i try to adhere to myself | i picked up these sweet, tiny and delicate heart shaped earrings for myself at a local boutique, loft 82 and can’t take them off