1:00 | April 2, 2015

LIME & SEA SALT CHIPS

Food

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The other day someone asked me what my favourite food was. Without even thinking I answered “salted tortilla chips.” Honestly, if I could have them with every single meal of the day I would. There is something so satisfying and delicious about the nice crunch and the saltiness of corn tortilla chips. Oh god I am getting hungry again just thinking about it haha!

To feed my tortilla chip addiction (rehab is not necessary yet…lol I kid I kid) I created my own home made tortilla chips. In addition to my tortilla chip addiction, I also have a lime addiction. For anything that tastes good with limes I tend to add about 6 times the amount of lime that any other normal human would. Why? Because limes taste freaking AWESOME. Given my natural need to be efficient with all things in life, I was quickly lead to combining my two favourite things. Salted tortilla chips + lime = heaven.

And I’m not talking about the Tostitos crap where there is some sort of sketchy green powder all over the chips that someone called “lime.” (Okay those taste really good too but they are so bad for you.) Back to the point here… my Lime & Sea Salt Chip recipe was born. And yes, it really is a simple as it sounds.

Want to make your own chips at home? Here’s the skinny:

  • Corn tortillas (usually found near taco making stuff)
  • Limes
  • Sea salt (coarse)

Turn your oven on to 350. I usually don’t even let it preheat all the way, I just turn it on a minute or so before I want to use it. Next, cut up your corn tortillas into the desired chip size (it’s an art, really 😉 ) Lay out the corn tortilla pieces on a baking sheet. Make sure they are not overlapping each other. Squeeze some lime all over the chips. The more lime, the more flavour. YUM. And lastly, sprinkle salt all over your chips! I like to use really coarse sea salt, but use whatever you like best!

Now toss this in the oven and WATCH IT CLOSELY. I am not kidding here. These go from soft to burnt in like 0.00000005 of a second. At least that has been my experience haha. Watch them in the oven for about 6 – 9 minutes. Do not forget about them!! They will burn. You have been warned.

Once they are just slightly browning on the tips, take the chips out of the oven and let them cool for a second (it will be hard but do your best) and then go ahead and dig in! These Lime & Sea Salt Chips taste great with my Skinny Belle Guacamole for Cheaters or my favourite Pink Hummus

Okay now one last thing… why should you bother making your own chips? They are soooo much healthier! They are not deep fried, there are no weird preservatives added to them, and you can just make as many as you want to eat! I don’t know about you guys but if I have a large bag of chips in front of me, it is super hard to not just crush the whole thing lol. So homemade is always better for health reasons, and I find it fun to make them myself too!

Have you ever made your own chips before? Do you have a different way of doing it? I want to know!! Comment below <3

 

x,

 

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6:46 | March 31, 2015

NEUTRAL COLOURS

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These beautiful creamy colours are killing me! The eggshell/white/brown tones… *yum*. Throughout the winter I am totally guilty for dressing in an all-black uniform all the time. It just seems safer with all the rain and gross weather haha. Now that things are starting to warm up a bit here in Vancouver, I have been more than happy to break out lighter shades. When it comes to spring outfits, I am all about neutral colours. Well if I am being honest I usually just wear neutral colours all year round. By neutral colours I mean grey, white, eggshell, cream, black (if its winter), and whatever other shades I am missing here haha. 

The reason I like to keep my closet to mostly neutral colours is they tend to create the most classic looks, and more importantly you can wear them more than once. If I buy a really bright and colourful top, I will probably wear it once (maybe twice if I am feeling bad) :p When I buy a piece that is a neutral colour, I will mix and match it with all my other neutral colours and wear it many times! That is why I recommend buying as many neutral coloured clothing pieces as possible. It just makes putting something together in the morning that much easier. That being said, obviously a sista needs to go wild once and a while and add some bright and vibrant pieces to her closet. You know??

Alright guys, on to what I am actually wearing. Both my dress and my jacket are from Zara! To be honest I never started shopping there until I went to Spain and discovered the Zara there…. sweet jesus is it ever amazing. Everything is sooo much cheaper and there are so many more options. Anyways that experience opened my eyes to shopping at Zara in Canada, and I actually really like it! My favourite part of this outfit is the jacket. It is a perfect “between season” spring jacket. Totally going to rock it with some ripped jeans soon.

As for my shoes, I am IN LOVE (yes, l-o-v-e) with these right now. They are so freaking comfortable, and they match so easily with most things in my closet! Again, waddup neutral colours. I can’t actually remember the brand right now…. (awkward my bad) but I will check when I get home 🙂

Do you guys prefer neutral colours like me, or are you more into bold and bright colours?! Let me know in the comments below <3

 

x,

 

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7:04 | March 29, 2015

SAJE

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Hi guys! Hope everyone has been having a great weekend. Mine has been so busy but so awesome! Just wanted to say a quick hello today and share my latest obsession with you… the Saje nebulizer! It is basically just a thing that you put water in and it makes steam and is wonderful. My friend Leah got this for me for my birthday, and I am totally addicted right now. Each night before I go bed I put it on for an hour or so, and oh my goddd does it smell good. You can buy different aromas to put in it, which is also awesome. I obviously got the ‘stress release’ one because sometimes I am a bit stressy haha. Anyways, this is one of my nighttime rituals that I wanted to share with you guys! You can get these nebulizers (steamers? misters? all sound odd haha) at any Saje location. Definitely recommend picking one up, I love it! 

Have a nice and relaxing Sunday night friends 🙂

 

x,

 

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1:00 | March 26, 2015

WATERMELON MOJITOS

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Okay so I am a bigggg mojito fan. They are quite possibly (oh ya I’m going here) my favourite drink. Why? They look beautiful, they taste delicious, and they are skinny! The skinny part only happens if you make them right though. I rarely (if ever) order a mojito in a restaurant because they always come loaded with refined sugar or syrups. So this is something that I like to make at home with friends, where I can be particular about what I put in it and how I make it.

What’s in it:

  • Fresh watermelon
  • Soda water (I like Pellegrino)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Limes
  • White rum (<– the most important ingredient, obviously.)
  • Ice

Okie dokes. Start by cutting up your watermelon into cubes. Take your mint leaves and add those first to your glass. Muddle them in the bottom of the glass. If you don’t know what muddling is, essentially just mash up the leaves until they are tender in your glass. 

Now, add your watermelon. Put about 4 cubes in each glass. Crush these up as well with a spoon. Now squeeze about two generous lime slices per glass. If I am being honest here I put about half a lime per drink but that is because I am way too into limes haha. Add your rum, 1 or 2 shots depending on how bad you’re feeling. Yeaaaaa just got for two… haha. 

Now add your ice, then fill the glass up with Pellegrino. Add a few more cubes of watermelon on top and you’re don’t! If you have more of a sweet tooth, feel free to add a bit of sugar. That being said it is better to just enjoy the sugar that is already naturally in the fruit. 

If you haven’t already, check out my Blackberry Rosemary Mojito recipe as well!

 

x,

 

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1:00 | March 25, 2015

SUMMER VIBES

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The other day I found this cute top from Nicole Richie’s brand, House of Harlow. My first thought was hot damn if Nicole Richie will wear this so will I. I mean the woman is hilarious, no?! Not to mention she is such a fashion icon in a very Olsen twins-esque kind of way if you know what I mean. Okay well maybe she’s not an “icon” per-say, but she knows how to put herself together. And she seems chill. Anddddd that’s enough random rambling from me for the day.

Anyways I am getting way too excited for summer over here. One of my staples for summer is definitely ripped boyfriend jeans. They are the perfect thing to wear on those warm summer nights :). I picked up this pair the other day at Levis! I don’t normally wear Levis but go crazy right? (So wild.)

Have a great day everyone!

 

x,

 

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