Archive | April, 2012

Take Out Fake Out: Baja Shrimp Bowls

27 Apr

Couple things…

1. I feel like I am the most organized and productive I have ever been, ever. I’ve been going crazy the last couple weeks because every time I open my pantry or freezer, all I see is clutter and absolute disarray. If I can’t find something easily in the freezer, then I just give up and end up buying meat rather than using something we already have. Bad Miss Delish.

So all day yesterday at work I was thinking about organizing, I even pinned some things for inspiration. When I got home, I got straight to work and cleaned out both of our pantries and both the freezer in our refrigerator and the deep freeze. I feel so much better, and we have a lot of stuff to start eating.

2. I cleaned last night until Mr. Delish started whining about dinner. He’s sick right now with a cold and he is the biggest baby when he is sick. Anyone else have a whiny baby for a spouse?

3. Since I got so much done last night, I think that means I am released from all housework duties for the next 5 years….yeah? Cause I really need to clear up my schedule so I have more time for Margaritas.

Oh hey, what a coincidence, you know what goes well with a margarita?

Anything?

Well yes, anything goes with a margarita, but specifically these copycat baja bowls!

Basically you take a bunch of delicious things, and arrange them in a bowl, top it with salsa, guac and sour cream and then never stop eating them, ever.

Seriously, this baby is going on our regular dinner rotation. The best thing about it is that you can make it with any protein you want, chicken, beef, pulled pork (OMG yes) or Tofu….but I don’t know why you’d want to do that.

You can also go all out with freshly made pico de gallo and guacamole and use my homemade taco seasoning recipe. Or you can just buy all store bought stuff for a quick and easy dinner.

Trust me, I am the last person to judge. Sometimes we eat sour keys for dinner. 

Start with some cilantro & lime scented rice.

Scoop on some spiced black beans.

Top that with some seasoned shrimp.

Seriously, stop it now.

You can’t see the guacamole!

Much better.

Would it be unacceptable to eat this at 8:28am?

Baja Shrimp Bowls:
Serves 2

2 cups cooked basmati rice (hot)
Juice of half a lime
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 15 oz can black beans
1 package taco seasoning or 2 tbsp of my Homemade Taco Seasoning 
1 tbsp vegetable oil
16 peeled and de-veined shrimp, tail on
Salsa, Guacamole and Sour cream for serving

Add the lime juice and cilantro to the cooked rice and stir to combine. Set aside and keep warm.

In a small pot add the black beans and heat over medium heat until hot, add about 1 tbsp of the taco seasoning and stir to combine. Set aside and keep warm.

In a large pan, heat oil over medium high heat until glossy. Add the shrimp and remaining taco seasoning and stir to coat. Cook until pink and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Turn off heat but leave in the pan to keep hot.

To serve, grab two bowls and scoop some rice into each bowl, follow by some of the seasoned black beans, and half the shrimp. Top with a big scoop of each of the salsa, guacamole and sour cream.

Seriously, just stop.

Purses by -tascha

26 Apr

I meant to get around to this post a little earlier this morning but I got a little busy. This is something I really wanted to share with you though, so better late than never.

My good friend Tascha is a wonderfully creative and stylish person. She’s always wearing the latest trends and so it makes sense that she would put her creativity into her own brand. My lovely friend has started
Purses by -tascha  and she has begun selling her purses on Etsy.

I recently helped her with a photoshoot of all her purses so she could get her Etsy shop ready. You know what the best part about that was? Tascha named a purse after me! Introducing, the Jill clutch:

Beauty! Bright Aztec print and this is just my style!

Some of the other purses she has to offer are:

The Carley available in Coral & White or Black & White

Bold and beautiful chevron print!

The Danna clutch.

And one of her newest creations and my new favorite, the Jessica clutch.

Gorgeous and perfect for spring and summer!

If you guys adore her creations as much as I do, why not go on by and take a look at her shop.
 
Her prices are extremely reasonable too! All the ones I’ve shown here are under $35!

I’ll see you all tomorrow with a yummy Take Out Fake Out recipe!!

April Glymm Box Giveaway!!

25 Apr

I am giving away an extra April Glymm Box, it is a bit different than the one I did the post on here.

All you need to do is comment on this post saying that you want it and you’re entered to win! For additional entries, you can:

  • Like my Facebook page and comment that you’ve done so.
  • Follow me on Twitter and comment that you’ve done so.
  • Share this post on Facebook and comment that you’ve done so.
  • Tweet about the giveaway (make sure to add @miss_delish so I can see it!)
  • Write a song about the giveaway and sing it for me in person.

 Just joking about the last one, unless you REALLLYY want to.

This is open to anyone in the US or Canada. Contest ends May 1st at Noon PST and I will draw the winner after that!

Good luck everyone!! And sorry to the people who started sharing the status on Facebook, it just wasn’t working the same way it did on the old Facebook.

April Glymm Box

25 Apr

Hey everyone, I’ve been MIA again and I apologize. I will be back again this week with a really fun new recipe!

Couple things before we dig into this delicious box of beauty products. 

1. Does anyone else have a sudden onset case of killer allergies?? I really hope it’s not just me, ’cause I’m dying over here. Usually, I slowly notice myself sneezing and having itchy eyes but I literally woke up on Friday and wanted to claw my eyeballs out. I’ve also been non stop sneezing and had a stuffed nose since then. I’ve been taking allergy medication everyday and it hasn’t helped as of yet. Not fun.

2. Last night after making a delicious dinner, I sat down and said out loud to Mr. Delish, “ooh I think I’m going to have some of those Birthday Cake Oreos with milk for dessert.”  Mr. Delish responds by laughing and saying he already ate them all.

Now a little back story on the guy we like to call Mr. Delish (p.s his name is Chris and he thinks its freaky that I call him Mr. Delish on here.) Chris is probably the most sarcastic person I know. He rarely gives you a straight answer when you ask him something.

So automatically when he laughs and tells me that he ate the ENTIRE package of Birthday Oreo’s that I had purchased NOT EVEN 2 days prior to this and spent 3 weeks searching for because stores around these parts don’t carry them, I thought he was joking.

So I laughed and was like, “yeah, sure Chris.” Then he tells me “No I’m serious, I ate them all.” At this point I am unsure whether he is still joking or not. So I go take a look in the cupboard and sure enough, he legitimately ate the entire bag. 2 days people! This is what I have to live with!

Anyways, let’s set aside the anger and get on to some beauty, shall we?

Another beautiful Glymm box arrived in the mail for me and I would love to share with you what we got this month!

As always, a card describing the items in the box as well as how much the full version of the product costs.

First up, We have a $100 off card for NuMe styling tools.

If you are looking to buy some styling tools, this is a great opportunity. 

Next, we have a post card and Sample from Atelier Cologne.

The scent is Orange Sanguine. It is a very pretty smelling perfume and I will definitely wear it this spring and summer!

Then we have some samples of Free Your Mane Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner

I usually like to save these for traveling because they really come in handy, so I didn’t try these. I stashed ‘em away.

Then we have a mini Lucia soap sample.

The scent I received is Mandarin and Tomato Flower. The scent is nice but quite strong. I think I will save this for someone that likes stronger scents.

And last but definitely not least, we have a FULL size Mai Couture Social Gloss.

FULL size people! Valued at $28. Win!

The color I received is Femme Fatale and it is gorgeous. I looked online at the other colors and they are all lovely, but this is my fave.

Once again, if you are so inclined to get one of these little babies for yourself, check out Glymm’s website here.

See you tomorrow with some beautiful purses I want to share with you all!

Coconut White Chocolate Brownies

18 Apr

Yawwwnnnn….I’m barely able to keep my eyes open this morning. Mr. Delish has started this new habit of watching TV on the couch downstairs and then waking up and coming to bed at 3am. Which ends up waking me up in the process and then I lay awake while he sleeps soundly.

He’s been doing this because I am still on my obsession with The Chew and I watch the recorded episodes before I go to sleep. Instead he watches Spartacus, which he is currently obsessed with. I’m sorry but I really don’t want to see someone get their head cut off right before I am about to go to sleep, that’s just a recipe for bad dreams. No, thanks.

Since I might not make it through this post, I’m going to get right into it. I made these a few days ago because I was craving brownies, but at the same time I couldn’t get that coconut whipped cream out of my head. So I combined two of my favorite things, to make what is probably the most decadent brownie around.

And no that’s not whipped cream, it’s just a big helping of white chocolate coconut butter cream. I think someone needs to help me.

As soon as they were frosted Mr. Delish wanted to try one. He ended up pounding back 3 of them and proclaimed that they were the best brownies. Win!

Coconut White Chocolate Brownies:
Makes one 9×12 inch pan

For the brownies:
1 cup salted butter
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided use
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp coconut extract
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt

For the frosting:
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup salted butter at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups melted white chocolate
2 tsp coconut extract

For the brownies:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and place the oven rack in the center position. Line a 9×13 baking pan with aluminum foil and spray the aluminum foil generously with nonstick spray.

In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add 2 cups of the chocolate chips and stir until completely melted, remove from heat. Mix in the sugar until completely combined and then mix in the eggs one at a time. Once completely combined, add the coconut extract, flour and salt. Mix well and then stir in the remaining chocolate chips. Pour into the prepared baking pan. Spread out the top evenly with a spatula.

Bake for 40-45 mins until the center feels almost set. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Frosting:

Pour the coconut into a small pan and place over medium high heat. Toast the coconut until it is nice and golden brown. Remove to a bowl and allow to cool.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, whip the butter until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, slowly add the powdered sugar until completely combined. Add the melted white chocolate and mix until combined. Turn up the speed to medium/high and add the coconut extract, whip until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds.

Remove the brownies from the pan and aluminum foil. Frost the tops of the brownies generously and then sprinkle with the toasted coconut. Cut into squares and serve.

Yeah. Seriously, someone come save me from myself.

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