Check and Check.

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I LOVE mixing prints! Checkered prints are super in for fall so it’s always fun to mix to mix two different versions of a similar print. But don’t forget my advice, when mixing prints, always make sure one bring is smaller or bigger than the other. This stops you from looking like a crazy lady!

xo

 

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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Thanksgiving is one month away, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait to eat delicious turkey until then. I don’t mean roasting an entire turkey that takes hours upon hours to prepare (maybe that’s why we eat roasted turkey just once a year..)

 

I’m talking about an elegant and healthy meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make: Turkey lettuce wraps.

 

These delicious turkey lettuce wraps will make you feel like you’re dining out at a fancy Asian restaurant, but now you can do it from the comfort of your own home! It’s a great and inexpensive home cooked meal for your family, friends or romantic dinner – and extremely nutritious!

 

Turkey is an incredible source of iron, which we need to feel energized, move oxygen through our bodies and keep our skin, hair and nails strong and gorgeous! As for the veggies, we know they’re good.

 

 

(Serves 4…or 2 if you’re really hungry)

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 tray of ground turkey breast
  • 5-6 large iceberg lettuce leaves, cleaned and dried
  • ½ lime (for serving)
  • 1/2 red onion, minced (separate half for serving)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 scallions, minced (save 1 minced scallion for serving)
  • 1 ½ cup shredded carrots (save desired amount for serving)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons whole Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

For the drizzling sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • few drops of sriracha sauce (or more if you like it spicey!)
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup water

 

Now let’s make it

 

  1. In large bowl, mix ground turkey breast with minced onion, garlic, scallions, carrots, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly and use your hands if you have to!
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the sauce ingredients and mix in honey last (if you put the honey first, it will get stuck to the bowl and it’s annoying to remove…trust me). Set sauce aside until serving time!
  3. Bring heat to high and in a large sauté pan and drizzle in olive oil.
  4. When the oil is hot, add the mixture of turkey and vegetables.
  5. With your spatula, move the mixture and keep mixing while separating the ground turkey breast that may clump together. You don’t want massive chunks of turkey in your wraps!
  6. Once the turkey is not a light pink anymore and a white color, it is fully cooked! Before it you remove it from the heat, taste it to see if it’s perfectly seasoned the way you like it.
  7. Assemble lettuce leaves on serving plate and pour in the cooked turkey.
  8. Garnish with the onions, scallions and carrots you set aside.
  9. Drizzle the sweet and savory sauce over it and a little lime and enjoy your incredible home cooked turkey lettuce wraps!

By: Nati’s Kitchen

#theshoppingblock

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This past Saturday, the always fabulous Refinery29 curated a fun little shopping block in the middle of Dadeland Mall. There were local boutiques, a MAC station and a cool little DIY station. It was a great place to hang out with my fellow blogger babes. I even got featured on Refinery29.com! (YAY)

I absolutely love this cool floral sweater from Forever 21. It’s thin so it’s perfect for layering in Miami. Plus, my favorite necklace right now – it was the perfect edgy outfit for a daytime event. Layering can easily be done in Miami! Just try light layers or pairing those layers with shorts.

xo

I’m a Working-Class Person Working with Class.

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When I saw this top, I knew I had to have it! I am definitely a working-class person working with class. 😉 Graphic tees are so much and so easy to wear! They add a sort of edge to an outfit and can easily be dressed up or down. For example, pair this top with a mini skirt and some cool booties and you’re ready to take on the night! Find a cool graphic tee that describes you.

xo

 

Savory Carrot & Celery Cake

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Forget about grudgingly munching on tasteless celery because you want to lose weight. Seriously now, who really likes celery by itself? If you do, I’m currently slow-clapping for you.

If you don’t, I have a great alternative for you. Now you can eat a delicious savory carrot and celery cake to enjoy the previously almost-tasteless-low-calorie-celery, but pair it with sweet and crunchy carrots and onions to bake a CAKE. Yes, you can finally have your cake and eat it too.

Carrots have beta-carotene that your body converts into vitamin A for healthy skin, vision and boosts your immune system! Celery is basically 99% water so it detoxifies your digestive system. Onions have biotin that helps make our hair luscious and our nails strong.

Doesn’t this sound like the BEST. CAKE. EVER?!

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup low-fat milk
  • 1 cup of shredded raw carrot
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • Half cup of chopped white onion
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or ¼ cup parmesan cheese) (set some of this aside to sprinkle some over the top)
  • 8 slices of 100% whole wheat bread, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Now let’s make it

  • Mix the bread and milk in a bowl to form a dough-like consistency.
  • Mix in mozzarella or parmesan cheese (if using parmesan, be careful with adding too much salt afterwards because parmesan is salty!)
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix in the eggs, shredded carrot, celery and onion.
  • Mix thoroughly until it is all blended evenly.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Pour mixture into greased baking dish and bake for 20 minutes until golden on top.
  • You can eat this dish hot or cold!

Celery never tasted better!

 

By: Nati’s Kitchen

‘Little Black Boots’ Inspired.

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Top: c/o Market Miami | Dress: Lush (similar here) | Necklace: c/o JV Jewels | Booties: Sam Edelman (similar here) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Jill Wallace, blogger of Little Black Boots, has the best bohemian, free-spirited and effortless style. While I sound very mean girls, I saw her wearing a peasant blouse and an overall dress, so I had to wear a peasant blouse and overall dress. Of course, I added my little flair. 🙂 Plus, I had to top it off with little black boots.

This outfit truly made me feel like it was finally fall! I love prints but I especially love leopard for fall. Where it’s a little chillier, feel free to wear a cute sweater and tights under an overall dress like this. We’re still hitting the high 80’s here in Miami, so this is the best I could do (and I was still sweating!) Can’t wait till it gets colder here so I can definitely try this outfit with a sweater.

xo

Floral & Fringe.

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This past Friday I had the awesome opportunity to host another Fashion Happy Hour. This one was a little different. Instead of local vendors selling their clothing, bloggers got together and sold items from their closet for charity. We raised over $1,000 for Style Saves. Style Saves raises funds through fashion focused events in order to provide underprivileged students with clothing, shoes, and accessories. I also donated everything I didn’t sell to Style Saves. I was so excited to be able to be a part of such an amazing event!

I wore this outfit to the event. I lucky enough to be a brand ambassador for Umgee! They NEVER disappoint. 🙂 Love the colors, print and flowy feel. The shorts also went perfectly paired with my new MissGuided booties. You HAVE to go check out their new shoe collection. It’s affordable and oh so chic. Stay tuned because there’s more goodies from their shoeseum!

xo