Elote Couscous

Not too long ago Trader Joe’s came out with another pretty incredible seasoning blend: Everything But The Elote Seasoning Blend. We had recently gotten really into couscous, so when I saw it on the new products shelf, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. This recipe takes only a matter of minutes and is full of citrusy, salty, chili goodness.

Addressing White Privilege

I know that the phrase “white privilege” can be triggering for a lot of white folks, but we have to be better. That requires acknowledging and understanding our privilege. It requires setting aside egos and feelings. It requires listening and learning how to be an ally, not just doing what we think it means to be one. It requires unlearning. It requires hearing from the voices that are too often unheard. So instead of another white perspective on allyship, I want to give you a list of sources to help you understand what it means to be actively anti-racist.

Tequila Lime Chicken

Cilantro, lime, and tequila combine to make a magical marinade for the easiest ever chicken dinner. How easy? Toss everything in a bag and let the chicken soak up the flavor while you mix up a margarita and kick back… I mean, the tequila’s already out, right?

Cheddar Pepper Biscuits

We all have one thing in common: we all love carbs… we all love warm, cheesy carbs, and this easy cheesy biscuit recipe is exactly that: a peppery baking powder biscuit with melty cheese folded in its layers. Enter Cheddar Pepper Biscuits.

Summer Sunset Cocktail

This cocktail gently whispers¬†“summer” to me. It’s a little sweet, herbaceous, has a nice bite of ginger, and is gently bubbly. It’s the color of a summer dusk, and it’s so refreshing on a hot day.

Blueberry Crumb Muffins

These are without a doubt the BEST blueberry muffins. They’re easy to whip up, not too sweet, full of plump berries, and have a deliciously buttery, cinnamony crumble topping. They’re healthy (maybe?), so slather them with salted butter, pour a cup of coffee, and enjoy.

Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

The thing with breakfast is that, as much as I love food, I just don’t have time to make breakfast before work. Given the choice between food and sleep, I choose sleep. These breakfast burritos are full of flavor and are so easy to grab in the morning. I also have a little secret to help you keep them nice and soft when you pop them in a microwave.

Sephora Spring Sale Favorites

I’ll admit, I don’t shop at Sephora a ton. Still, I can’t resist a good sale. I know the “real” beauty bloggers shared their Sephora Spring Sale favorites over a week ago, I’m sharing mine today. It’s short (in comparison). It’s inexpensive and quality stuff, and it features products I use and recommend, and some I’m really excited to try.

Spring Celebration Lemon Cupcakes

Usually, spring means the beginning of the baseball season, beautiful weather, a little bit of traveling, and tons of fresh produce. This year however, spring is looking a little different and a lot more stressful thanks to COVID-19, so I did what I know how to do in stressful times: I turned lemons into cupcakes and baked some brightness into our days with my Spring Celebration Lemon Cupcakes.

Working From Home Essentials

Like many, I’ve been working from home the last few weeks. Also like many, it’s taking some adjusting. It’s hard on my mind and body, especially because we don’t have space for a home office. If you too are having a hard time adjusting logistically, mentally, or physically, this post might be helpful. All links are shoppable, so please don’t go out to pick these things up! Just shop from the comfort and safety of home.