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Breakfast Tofu Taco Tuesdays!

Taco Tuesdays have been all the rage for as long as I can remember.  I used to look forward to them all day long at work when I lived in California.  I’m pretty sure that’s how I got through the beginning-of-the-work-week blues.  It was something to look forward to and a way to end my night right. Well, why not start your day that way, too?  Something to look forward to upon waking, and a way to start the day right! SOLD! I took this philosophy and rolled with it.  When I made this taco, I, as usual, used what I had in my fridge. That being said, I didn’t have any taco shells at the time. Therefore, I made my own.  I had these small homemade tortillas (love them) that I turned into taco shells.  You can do this by simply bending it over two of the bars in your oven or convention oven and heating them up.  However, due to the awesome texture of my tortillas I simply have to put it in the pan and cook on both sides. Feel free to do either! This taco recipe is super simple, quick, and delicious. Of course, I am pushing you on the taco-ness of Tuesdays but naturally, you could have this any morning, or even any day or night.  The only downside about the Taco Tuesday morning is sadly, you cannot accompany it with a tasty beer. However, that just means you’ll have to celebrate Taco Tuesday evenings as well.  Did I twist your arm yet? Sorry! You’ll thank me later.

Breakfast Tofu Taco Tuesdays!
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Breakfast Tofu Taco Tuesdays are on! Why should we have to wait until dinner to scarf down on our Tuesday tacos? Feta, white bean, spinach, and tofu. Yum!
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 taco shells or small tortillas
  2. 1/2 a brick firm or extra firm tofu
  3. Handful of baby spinach
  4. 4-5 Tbl small white beans
  5. 3 Tbl diced ripe tomatoes (optional)
  6. 2 Tbl cilantro
  7. 2 cloves garlic - minced
  8. Approximately 4-5 Tbl crumbled feta (optional)
  9. Dash of cayenne pepper
  10. Dash of cumin
  11. Dash tumeric (optional)
  12. Sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
  13. Olive oil for pan
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in pan and add garlic - cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute
  2. Add tofu, white beans, tomato, seasoning, salt & pepper - cook for about 4-5 minutes
  3. Add spinach & cilantro - cook for about 1-2 minutes more
  4. Add half of the feta to the bottom of each taco shell and divide the tofu etc from pan into both shells
  5. Sprinkle the remainder of the feta on the top of both taco shells
Notes
  1. I HIGHLY suggest making your taco shells the way I mention in my post. Use a tortilla, heat it whilst bended, and turn it into a shell. You can do this while your tofu is cooking. With some tortillas, you can even place the tofu etc (once cooked) inside the tortilla and then put the tortilla back in the pan, fold it, and heat both sides. The latter is the best way in my humble opinion. Want to make it vegan? Remove the feta!
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If I could I would style me pretty like this… ideas anyone?

If I could, I most definitely would, style myself pretty like the following outfits below. One, I’d be beyond pleased with myself if I looked that incredible.  I’m pretty sure there are not enough Jillian Michael exercises per week to make me that svelte.  I suppose if I was willing to move past her 30 Day Shred Level One and do it more than 4 days/week I’d at least have a bit of chance to perhaps, or just maybe, get my rear in gear to start the road to looking that fit, but alas, this is all the time and willingness I have in these bones, and I’m currently thrilled with myself for losing 2 lbs a month. How’s that for a sentence?! Onto point two, if I did have the moola, I would most definitely be purchasing my most favorite designers incredible pieces of art.  I am pretty sure I would feel like a million, bazillion dollars, and could quite possibly become the most confident woman on earth.  So you’re thinking “dang, she’s vain!” right? Well, not entirely, people.  I mean who wouldn’t feel incredible in such expensive works of glory that fit you like they were made for you whilst embodying the coolest of the fashion world that one could offer?  Who could resist feeling so fabulous?!  If you can, well, I’m impressed, and I guess, that would make me more vain than you. Lastly, I am totally one for going to the thrift store to scope out some unique and awesome finds.  I love to put them together and feel fairly proud of it. Still, no matter how skilled you are, I believe finding what you see below is challenging at best. Click on the picture to bring you to the links of the blogs where I found the articles of clothing via Pinterest.  What are your thoughts?  Anyone have any amazing suggestions on how to dress to impress for less?  Sorry, had to say it!  But really, anyone? Ideas? Please share! -Heather

Black & White Bikini

Most amazing black & tight outfit to make head turns!

Awesome brown dress with black leather jacket

Fabulous casual attire with brown leather jacket & great purse

Oh, Valentino!

A Maple Bourbon Fruit Fling Named Rosemary

Oh, Rosemary! What a gal! Beautiful, sweet, seductive, makes you feel oh so good… what a catch! In the words of Shakespeare: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” It does indeed in this case.  This delicious and fragrant bourbon drink is something a bit different for your collection of cocktails. I love bourbon but usually drink it neat.  I wanted a unique and interesting libation, so my friend introduced me to something similar to dear, Rosemary. Naturally, I went home and the following week came up with this rendition of her cocktail.  I’d like to think this would’ve made Romeo & Juliet proud! Perhaps, consuming enough of these could’ve cured the feud between the Montagues and Capulets. Alright, enough of this literature speak. The moral of my story is that this is a cocktail not to be missed, I’d befriend this Rosemary any day. Shakespeare or no Shakespeare. Again, I wish I had a current picture from my sweet new camera with my slowly growing photography skills but alas, this is what we’re stuck with for now.  Drink and be merry with thy friends!  

A Maple Bourbon Fruit Fling Named Rosemary
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An incredible bourbon cocktail featuring peach, plum, rosemary, and maple syrup. A friend introduced this to me over a year ago and I've recreated it with a twist. Superbly divine!
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Ingredients
  1. Approximately 1/4 C Bourbon (I like it a bit strong so I use 1/4)
  2. 1/2 a lemon - squeezed
  3. 3 diced peach wedges (no skin) - grilled (preferably if you can)
  4. 3 Tbl diced plum (no skin)
  5. 2 Tbl real maple simple syrup
  6. 3 ripe red cherries (diced) - optional but delicious!
  7. Sprig rosemary
  8. Ice
  9. Top with soda water or San Pellegrino Limonata
  10. 2 Pint glass
Simple Syrup
  1. 1/4 c water
  2. 1/4 c REAL maple syrup
  3. 1/3 c fresh rosemary
  4. 1/4 tsp fresh chopped sage
Instructions
  1. For the maple simple syrup: (This should be made prior so it can cool before you add it to drink)
  2. Put all ingredients in a small pot & bring to a simmer for 5 minutes
  3. Cover & let sit for an additional 5-10 minutes for the flavor to fully develop
  4. Pour the simple syrup through a strainer to get rid of the rosemary and sage pieces
For the drink
  1. In a pint glass add all fruit, simple syrup, lemon, bourbon, ice, and pour back & forth between both pint glasses to mix well
  2. Fill one pint glass with ice and pour the contents of the other glass into the pint with ice
  3. Top with soda water or Limonata, stir, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary
  4. Cheers!
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