What’s for dinner

I love making this dish in the spring and summer on the grill .Chicken skewers marinated in Mccormicks grill mates garlic , herb and wine or zesty herb. I put chicken ( of course) , zucchini, red onion, baby bella mushrooms, and small tomatoes. I then put it over classic suddenly pasta. I had extra seasoning packets of the mix and used a mix of Barilla piccolini mini pastas . Tomato & carrot bow ties ( farfalle) and zucchini & spinach wheels. So yummy.

20120520-190846.jpgTonight I had a portobello burger first time making it. It was ok need to work on the marinade. I used rosemary, thyme , lemon juice , olive oil, last minute I put a splash of red vinegar which could have been the problem for me. I also bought these chicken and spinach sausages which were yummy.Served corn on the cob , zucchini and sweet potato/red potato mixed fries on the side. So stuffed , did I mention I have a photoshoot tomorrow ? Maybe I should have had less but was too good to stop 🙂

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Nail Polish & Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

Yesterday I wanted to share a photo of this gorgeous glittery nail polish I bought yesterday but it was late and dark in my house so I took this at work today. The picture doesn’t really do it justice, I even received a compliment on my nails today 🙂

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and for dinner. Have been trying to eat less meat so tonight was Portobello Mushroom Fajitas with a side of broccoli

I had a package of Mccormick Recipe Inspirations ~ Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas so thought why not use it for this?

Here is what is in the package:

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp minced onion

3/4 tsp cumin

3/4 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp cilantro

1/2 tsp black pepper

 

So you probably have this in your spices already.

You need 1/4 each lime & orange juice

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

Add all spices & juices together in a bowl.

I cut 3 portobello mushrooms  into 1/2 inch strips.

Place in marinade let stand for 10-15 minutes.

 

Cut half a small onion and red pepper into strips to your liking.

 

Heat skillet , add mushrooms cook for 5 minutes over high heat.

Add pepper, onion ( can also add more fresh minced garlic , I did)

Lower heat to low-med until onions & peppers are cooked- about 5 minutes.

Heat up some tortillas~ pile on the fajita mixture

Add any toppings ( I added some vegan cheese/guacamole)

Sorry no photo ~ was hungry and forgot but it was delish! 🙂

But here is one of the leftovers ~ barely any hehe

 

 

 

Im still here!

OK it has been a long time since I posted. For one work has been keeping me busy, we’ve been having lots of great sales. ( I also bought this gooooorgeous Free People black dress) Lets see my phone that I bought in Nov. broke sometime in March. Fell in slow motion, flat screen side down. Picked it up and sadly it had a big crack and wouldn’t turn on. Well it did have some static colorful blobs come up but nothing that was fixable. I also had no insurance 😦  I ended up getting the Iphone 4s which I LOVE! I should have went with it instead of the Droid Charge. It fits my hand perfect ( droid charge was so big), I love talking to Siri , has great apps and has pretty accessories. I also got a new car mid march.

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Sorry bad lighting..but its so pretttttty. I’m going to attempt to wear it casually. Maybe put colorful jewelry,

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At the end of March my uncle passed away, days after his 44th birthday. I still can’t believe it. Doesn’t seem real at all. The whole time I was waiting for him to come through the door. I flew to Florida immediately to be with family and for the funeral.

April , finally found a dentist that doesn’t charge an arm and a leg. Dreaded taxes but happy because I put all that I got back for invisalign which hopefully I will be doing sometime in June. All was good until my best friend Shawn got in a car accident. He had to be cut out of the car, bruised lungs, heart wall & fractured ribs. I got the phone call at work and my heart just stopped. After work I drove to the hospital. For those of you who don’t know me. I just got my license a year ago. I hated driving, I’ve never been on the highway. So I took the long way, I got lost there and back lol but I had my handy dandy iphone that helped me find the way. When I went to visit again I said screw it and drove on the highway yipppie haha.

The amazing thing about this accident is he was using my old car the red machine. Its a 93 ford tempo. We always made fun of the seat belts , saying they were just for “show”. They didn’t work but they did this day!! If the seat belt didn’t work, I’m sure I would not be typing this today, or this post would have been totally different. He had a big bruise across his chest from the belt. Wear them people they save lives!! The car is a goner. He is still in pain because of fractured ribs but he is alive..phew!

Onto May .. I turned 27! Wowza. I’ve finally been working out more. I also found this great fitness instructor on youtube. I love her personality, very upbeat but not where it makes you sick haha I also like these workout because they are anywhere from 5-25ish minutes and you really feel them the next day.

Here is her blog : Blogilates

I still love cooking. Recently I’ve been trying to eat less meat or I guess I should say less chicken since that is really the only meat I eat. Anyway stumbled upon a meatless taco recipe. At first I wasn’t sure if I should attempt it but I figured why not what’s to lose? I loved it, taking leftovers to work for tomorrow. I edited it to my liking here is the link :

Black Bean Tacos

I used regular taco seasoning (2-3 tbsp) instead of the chili powder, salt, pepper. I also didn’t use anything after the corn in my tacos. I used what I normally eat with tacos ( romaine lettuce, vegan cheese, olive, guacamole, cucumber) After reading the reviews about the bean mixture being dry I just kept adding tablespoons of water until it blended nicely. I bought one of the Old El Paso dinner kits with hard and soft shells to see which I liked better with it. Tasted great with either one.

In Febuary I posted about getting make up from NYX cosmetics. Let me tell you I love it all. The 5 color shadow , the colors are so rich and stay on like it should .I liked the bronzer and blush combo, nice color, stayed on. I wasn’t so sure about the lip cream color “Strawberry Jam”, but once it was on, it looked so nice. Made my lips pop with color, definfitely  great for going out. It went on smooth and wasn’t sticky or anything which could be a problem with some glosses ( even though on the bottle it says its not a lipstick or gloss) The only problem I didn’t like was it going on my teeth.

Today I went to get a free cvs body wash and ended up also getting nail polish. Sally Hensen Gem crush . I got Razzle Dazzler. I put it on once I got home and I love this color.  I put on two coats, I liked the first coat little lighter but the second coat did it.  While waiting for my nails to dry I came across a review on the nail polish she but black as a base coat and put the colors on top the best was the Showgirl-chic ( how awesome are their names)

Anyway its 1am here and I should be going to bed so I can get up for work. You should be seeing a post from me soon! Bye ❤