Spinach Salad & Cucumber bites

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  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2-3 radishes; thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • Handful cilantro
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 beefsteak tomato
  • 1 cucumber
    • use half of cucumber for salad and the other half for the cucumber bites.
  • 1/2 cup of cottage cheese
**Pomegranate seeds for cucumber bites are optional

Dressing Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • Rinse spinach and pat dry. Chop all vegetables and layer on top of spinach. 
  • Whisk dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut second half of cucumber into 4 thick slices (use pictures above as a reference). Scoop out a little bit of the middle of the cucumber and fill with a spoonful of cottage cheese. I like to add pomegranate seeds for that kick of sweetness. 

Which was your favorite? The salad or cucumber bites?

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Honey Drizzled Yogurt

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No matter how many alarms I set I always hit the snooze button...since I am always scrambling to get ready I've learned to make yummy easy breakfast recipes. 

Here is one I've been making couple times a week...one month in and the recipe still hasn't gotten old. 

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 of a nectarine; sliced
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp pomegranate seeds
  • Put sliced nectarine pieces in a microwaveable bowl. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of nectarines and microwave for 1 minute.
  • Scoop 1 cup of vanilla yogurt (or plain since the honey sweetens up the yogurt). Drizzle some honey on top of the yogurt. 
  • Take warm nectarines and layer on top drizzled honey. Before I add 1 tsp of pomegranate seeds I like to drizzle a little more honey on top of the nectarines. 
All done! Mmmmm...mmmm...make sure to eat it up while the nectarines are still warm!

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BB Dakota Maxi Skirt

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I love my BB Dakota Lithia maxi and spring time is the perfect time to show it off. I've always had issues finding maxi's that were long enough and this one fits just right. The material of the skirt is silky which makes it easy to dress it up or down...I dressed it down with a loose fitting H&M linen cut off but then jazzed up the outfit with bright lips and a colorful clutch. 

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Toasted Ham & Cheese Mini's

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Three ingredient dinner? Yes please. Dinner doesn't always have to be complicated and sometimes a sandwich seems like just the thing...especially cute little sandwiches. 

You will need...
  • Mini rolls (I made 6 mini sandwiches so I used 6 rolls...this seems like an obvious thing to say but you never know...)
  • Low sodium honey ham (fresh from the deli is the best!)
  • 3 slices of swiss cheese
-Preheat oven to 350 F 
-Cut mini rolls in half and layer a couple slices of ham on each half. 
-Cut three slices of swiss cheese into halves and lay on top of the ham. 
-Place other half of the bun on top of cheese and put sandwiches on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melting over the ham.

Oh yeah, can't forget a side...for a side I made a cucumber salad with feta. perfecto!

Noooow dinner is served. You will thank me later. 

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Simple enchiladas

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WARNING: messy looking enchiladas below with an unreal flavor. 

Enchilada is a corn or flour tortilla rolled around a meaty stuffing and covered with a chili pepper sauce (enchilada sauce...duh). Enchiladas can be filled with so many flavorful ingredients, including meat, cheese, beans, potatoes, vegetables, or even seafood.

With two people this recipe should not take longer than 45 minutes...even for bigger groups. 

¡Buen apetito!


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 jalapenos
  • 1 beefsteak tomato
  • 16 oz. enchilada sauce
  • 8-10 flour tortillas (10-12 corn tortillas)
  • 1 small can of diced green chili peppers
  • 3 1/2 cups of shredded mexican cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp of taco seasoning
  • A handful of cilantro
  • A handful of green onions
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream or greek yogurt
  • Chop up tomato, jalapeno (don't pit if you like the extra kick), cilantro, and green onions. Put to the side. 
  • In a skillet, heat up olive, and brown ground beef with the jalapeno, cumin, oregano, and taco seasoning.
  • Once meat is browned, pour 3/4 enchilada sauce into skillet, 1 cup of shredded cheese and cook for additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.  
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • While oven is preheating, hold flour or corn tortilla in the palm of your hand. Take a large spoon and scoop beef from skillet onto tortilla. Once the tortilla is full, wrap it tightly and place it in a shallow baking dish side by side till pan is full. 
  • Once the pan is full, top the dish with chopped up tomatoes, can of diced chili peppers, and the remainder of the shredded cheese. 
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. 

Serve with a side of cilantro, green onions, and sour cream on a colorful festive plate...we will definitely be having leftovers!

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Malibu Wineries

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It was my Mother's birthday this past weekend so my sister and I planned an outing at Malibu wineries. The sun was beaming,wine pouring, and the place was filled with beautiful people...we packed a bag full of picnic goodies and spent half the day there. 

Check out this list for all the wineries in Malibu... so many to choose from!

My Mother dearest enjoying white wine and listening to live bands

Top of the hill view before entering into the wineries

Outfit: Green flash Aviator Ray Bans, Shirt H&M, American Eagle thrifted jean shorts, shoes from Proper&Prim

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Poached Egg with Quinoa Kale & Beets

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Shout out to my sister, Nathalie, who is the best vegetarian cook out there! While visiting her in Los Angeles, she whipped up this awesome recipe for breakfast...it was so beautiful and delicious, naturally I had to take pictures of it and share with all of you. 

  • 1/2 cup multi colored quinoa
  • 1 cup kale
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup beets
  • 1/4 cup onions
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Cook quinoa in hot water. For best results follow instructions on packaging. 
  • Chop onion and saute in olive oil; throw kale in for a few minutes to soften up. Once onion browns put to the side in a bowl. 
  • Boil 1 beet till soft then chop up 1/4 of beet for recipe (small cubes). Throw into kale and onion mix. 
  • Next you will need to poach an egg. Typically you can poach an egg in a small pot with vinegar and water...recently I found a fool proof way to poach eggs in a microwave. Check out Heather @French Press and learn to poach eggs in a microwave. Super easy!
  • Mix quinoa, onion, beets, and kale together. Place poached egg on top and enjoy.

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J. Paul Getty Museum: Los Angeles, CA

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For the past few days, my mother, sister, and I have been doing very touristy things in the Los Angeles area. One of the places we toured was the J. Paul Getty Museum - which was probably one of the most beautiful museums I've ever been to...check out the pictures below to get a sneak peak before you go see the museum for yourself.

"The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance." - getty.edu

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