Butternut Squash Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast is my favorite meal! When I have time to make breakfast in the morning it completely sets my day. If I made breakfast 9 times out of 10, I know it’s going to be a good day.

I try to sway away from the turkey bacon and eggs every once in a while to switch things up. This weekend I had leftover butternut Squash that I needed to use from this salad I made. So I made butternut squash breakfast tacos with an avocado Crema. It’s pretty easy to make and affordable too! I love that all of the ingredients are less than $10. 

Check out the recipe below.

Butternut Squash Breakfast Tacos

Ingredients 

1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed 

salt

olive oil

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon cumin

½ cup canned black beans

1 garlic clove, smashed and peeled, diced

4 eggs, scrambled 

8 corn tortillas, white or yellow

Avocado Crema

1 small avocado, thinly sliced

2 tablespoon chopped cilantro

1 fresh lime, cut into wedges

1/8 tsp cumin

1/8 tsp chili powder 

1/4 cup non fat-Greek yogurt 

Olive Oil

hot sauce to serve, optional

Instructions 

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel the butternut Squash, cut into small chunks. In a small bowl toss squash with salt, olive oil, chili powder, and cumin. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes.
2. While the squash is roasting, add black beans, garlic, bay leaf, and salt to a small sauce pan. Cook until it begins to boil. 
3. In your food processor, add avocado, garlic, cumin, Greek yogurt, cilantro and lime. Pulse until Puréed.
4. Toast tortillas in the oven until the edges become slightly brown.
5. Layer tacos with scrambled egg, black beans, butternut squash and avocado crema. Add hot sauce( optional)

Enjoy! 

Blood Orange Hibiscus Margaritas

Blood Orange Hibiscus Margaritas

Blood Orange Hibiscus Margaritas

I have a serious craving for blood oranges during the winter months. I love them as snacks, on desserts, and in salads. In honor of National Margarita Day, I decided to share my love for blood oranges and make some yummy blood orange hibiscus lime margaritas. 

This margarita recipe is a little different than your traditional margarita because it uses fresh blood orange juice and hibiscus-lime soda. The hibiscus adds a floral essence to the traditional margarita. The sweet and tart flavors are perfect for any occasion. Check out the recipe below. 

Blood Orange Hibiscus Margarita

Ingredients

2 ounces el Jimador silver tequila

1/2 Triple Sec

Four blood oranges, squeezed 

Two limes, squeezed

1 tsp simple syrup 

A splash of hibiscus lime soda ( preferred brand Joai)

Instructions

In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients. Pour into a glass rimmed with salt (optional). Garnish with a lime or blood orange. 

*Tequila for this recipe was provided by el Jimador

 

Winter White and Mulberry Crush

Happy Tuesday and Happy Valentine’s Day! I don’t have any special plans this year for Valentine’s Day so I’m taking my mom out for dinner. It will be just us girls!

I’ve never been a huge Valentine’s Day fan because I think it’s important to celebrate the people in your life every day.

But there is always an occasion to get dressed up and make yourself look great. I brought this white dress in December for a holiday party. I love the way winter white just pops and I think every woman should have this as a key piece in their wardrobe.

I decided to pair this dress with simple accessories like this lipstick from Nars and this bib necklace. The bold burgundy colors are a great way to add pops of color to this class white dress without over doing it. 



Life Lately

Lately

You’ve probably noticed I’m been quiet around here lately. I published my last blog post in January. My life lately has been a little crazy lately with managing my full-time job, finishing up grad school and trying to fit in some me time. 

I love blogging and this space is a place for me to express my creativity. 

I have 10 weeks left until I’m done with grad school! Can’t wait! I’m really looking forward it to because I have a new project that I’m working on that I’ll to reveal to you this summer. 

In the meantime, I’ve got some exciting new content to share with you on here. 

Target x Anna Kaiser Atlanta Fitness Event | 1/12-1/13

targetannakaiser To kick off 2017, Target is casting aside all the ‘typical resolutions’ and instead focusing on being HAPPY by partnering with celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser to introduce C9 Champion Limited Edition by Anna Kaiser. The first design partnership for C9 Champion is now available in select Target locations as well as on Target.com.

To celebrate the launch and help guests embrace healthy living at a critical time, Target will be bringing Anna’s fun, playful workout to Atlanta! As part of a greater tour hitting select cities across the country, the Happier, Healthier You event will offer Anna’s Happy Hour dance-based interval class to the public for free on a first-come, first-served sign-up basis.

The pop-up studio, located in Atlanta’s Target Edgewood Parking Lot, will feature 12 open workout classes throughout two days, and the C9 Champion Limited Edition by Anna Kaiser collection will be newly showcased in-store along with other Target wellness products for guests’ shopping convenience. Serving as Atlanta’s very first AKT experience, the event will take place on January 12th and 13th. Join me and Anna next week. 

Register today

Location: 

Target Atlanta Edgewood

Parking Lot

1275 Caroline Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30307