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Sunday Funday

Watch us girls make these Tasty Junior cereal bars 😋 so much fun. And ohmygahh, soooo delicious!! 

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I have a confession to make. My instagram has been updated very frequently with new posts – but I have been slacking in actually posting the recipes here on the blog. The more time went by – the harder it was to sit down and update the last few weeks. So I am going to just start from now! & if any of the recipes on my Instagram from August 4th until September 7th look appetizing to you, just ask – I will 100% give you the recipe. 🙂

Fresh Shrimp Salad


Shrimp salad with red onions, avocado (duh! 😍), grape tomatoes, and my special homemade dressing (influenced by @jaiferainelli and some extra 🍋). Use some pepper and cayenne seasoning on your shrimp to add a little kick to the fresh salad. Yum Yummm. Fresh and delicious!! 

Loopy Doopy Night


Homemade Loopy Doopy Champagne:

Made the Popsicles by blending 3/4 cup strawberries, 3/4 cup pineapple, & 3/4 cup ginger ale – and freezing overnight (leave it in the freezer). Then add champagne the next day & boom, delish! Better than a $25 Loopy Doopy drink that barely gives you a buzz. At least we can refill for free!

#nycinthe305 #champagne #sparkly #bubbly #strawberry #pineapple #fruitpopsicles #yumyum #healthybalance #sideofbrie #popsicleswithgingerale #healthyandhomie #homemade #loopydoopy #nyc #miami #saturdaynight #winenight

Turkey Meatballs with Polenta

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Recipe inspiration from Real Food by Dad.

Ingredients
2 cups low sodium chicken stock
2 cups skim milk
1 cup polenta
1 package of lean ground turkey
4 slices of turkey bacon
Bread crumbs
Parmesan cheese
Pepper and garlic powder, for taste
Diced tomatoes, canned
Tomato paste, diced
Crushed tomatoes

Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

Meatballs: In a bowl combine chopped up turkey bacon, ground turkey, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, pepper and garlic powder. Mix with your [clean] hands or a wooden spoon. Scoop out from the mixture making little balls to place in the oven proof pan [that is sprayed with olive oil or canola oil]. Place in the oven to begin cooking for 15 minutes.

To make tomato sauce: In a bowl mix together crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Add mixture to pan with meatballs after the 15 minutes, then put it back in the oven for another 5-7 minutes.

Polenta: Add skim milk and chicken stock into a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Whisk in polenta slowly. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently until mixture thickens, about 20-25 minutes. Turn off heat and whisk in parmesan cheese.

Serve and enjoy!

Finka Review

On my birthday, my coworkers took me out to Finka which I had never been to! What a delight. I was happy to be able to try different things.

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I have to say my absolute favorite was the Cuban Fried Rice [I put the egg to the side until the last bit of rice was being eaten]; but wow wow wow.. super delicious. A must if you go to this restaurant. Rate: 9 out of 10.

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My coworkers were very happy with the Brussels Sprouts too. I think they were good especially with the fried wonton pieces. However, I do have to say I have had better. Rating: 7 out of 10

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I think any Mac N Cheese made in a skillet is yummy haha with the crispy top. Not my fav mac n cheese plate that I’ve ever had, so my rating is a 7 out of 10. [A little more creamy than I personally like.]

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Now, the owners of Finka are the children of the owners of Isla Canarias, which is famous for their croquetas. So naturally they have a flatbread with the Isla Canarias croquetas on top. It was yummy – rate: 7.5 out of 10.

Thank you to all my lovely ladies [and Andrew] for a wonderful birthday lunch!!

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Beet the Fall

Last Friday, FIU Online has this huge team meeting fill with activities. A fourth of us participated in a 6 team cooking competition {Top Chef/Chopped style!} in the Hospitality School kitchen. Amazingly fun experience.

We were in teams of six and each team was assigned what meal to make and 4 ingredients. My team was assigned to make a dessert with: beets, dark chocolate, crisco, and candied walnuts.

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