Monday, October 20, 2014

Stay Beach Chic This Fall

Stay beach chic this Fall with these fashion tip!
Tips for staying beach chic through the cooler months of the year!
1.  Sunglasses look good no matter the season
2.  Anchor Stud Earrings give a hint of nautical goodness
3.  Wear warm neutrals like light greys and off-whites -  J Crew Cardigan
4.  Pile on sea-inspired jewelry - Sea Turtle BraceletAnchor BraceletStarfish Bracelet
5.  The laced up grommets on the sides of this pouch recall laced sails on a sailboat
6.  Stay away from bold colors like emerald greens and ruby reds, lean more towards light pinks and mint greens even for Fall - Cooper & Ella Blouse
7.  Ripped skinny jeans keep this outfit feeling casual
8.  As much as I love my flip flops once the chilly Fall weather rolls in they need to get put away - Vince Camuto Booties

Friday, September 12, 2014

DIY for the Weekend

I spotted this DIY on My Chicago Botanic Garden.  I thought it would be cute and super easy to use fabric paint and make my own dish towels using the same idea.  This DIY makes me wonder what else you can turn into a stamp...

DIY make fruit and veggie prints

Monday, September 8, 2014

Chicken Skewers Recipe with Peanut Sauc

2 pounds skinless and boneless chicken breast, sliced 1 inch wide x 4-5 inches length
20 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
1/2 cucumber, sliced
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1.5 tablespoons minced garlic
2.5 teaspoons sweet soy sauce
2.5 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons Masaman curry paste
1/3 cup coconut milk
Peanut Sauce:
1 teaspoon masaman curry paste
2 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons tamarind juice
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1.5 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon paprika powder
1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup crushed peanuts
Slice the chicken breast across grain with at least 1 inch wide each piece. Mix in the Marinade and make sure all pieces are well coated. Marinate the meat for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Prepare the peanut sauce by adding all the Peanut Sauce ingredients in a 2 quart sauce pan. Mix well and cook on medium heat. Stir the sauce while cooking. Turn off the heat when the sauce is slightly thickened. It takes about 10-15 minutes.
Take out the marinated chicken from the refrigerator. Insert the wooden skewers through the meat lengthwise. Grill the Sate for 4 minutes on each side or until desired tenderness.
Serve with Peanut Sauce and some sliced cucumber.
via Rasa Malaysia