Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Be right back

You know it crazy how things happen. One minute you're perfectly fine the next you're not. All you can do is pray that everything will work out in the end. I haven't been neglecting you all I have been feeling under the weather. I have been in the hospital for a week now after having to have surgery for a ruptured appendix. Today I hit a little hiccup in my recovery that will force me to have to go back to surgery. I'm telling you all this because I would appreciate all of the prayers you can give. I will also like to let you know that I will be back very very soon, healthy and strong. Thank you in advance for all of your prayers.



Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Scallop Risotto


So I was searching the Internet for dinner ideas and I came across this recipe for risotto. I had all of the ingredients except for mushrooms and barley, so I decided to put my own spin on it (as I usually do with any recipe) and used some scallops and basmati rice instead. The recipe came out beautifully and it tasted amazing. Check out the recipe below so you can be the judge.




Ingredients
1 cup Basmati (jasmine) rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes, optional
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 pound thin asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces, 3 cups
2 cups Small Scallops
2 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1/4 lemon juice

1.Bring a pot of salted water (about 2 cups) to boil. Add the rice cook until al dente, 15 minutes. Drain well.

2.Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, pepper flakes (if using) and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the onion is tender and beginning to brown which should take about 5 minutes. Stir in the drained rice mixture. Add 1/2 cups of broth, cover and cook until the rice is tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

3. While the mixture is cooking, in a small frying pan, heat a 1/2 tbs of oil. When the oil is hot heat the scallops for about four minute and then turn off the heat.

4. Stir in the asparagus and scallops and continue to cook rice mixture, covered, until the vegetables are tender for about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 1/2 cup broth, cream cheese and Parmesan until melted and creamy. Sprinkle with chives and sprinkle with the lemon juice.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Prabal Gurung for Target

If you're like me and you didn't get a chance to partake in the Target's Neiman Marcus Collection, you're in luck! February 10th Target is going to launch it's new collection with the fabulous, Prabal Gurung, and I could not be more excited for the pieces in this collection. One thing I really appreciate with these types of collaboration is when the high end designer makes clothes as fabulous as their higher priced items and if you can't tell buy the pictures these piece are so cute!! I picked out a few that I will be snatching up come February 10th but if you'd like to see the entire collection check it out here .
 I forgot to mention the price for these pieces are crazy amazing, most of which are under $50.












Photos from Elle.com


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Friday, January 11, 2013

Mustard

 Imagine being in the middle of a little town, in the middle of winter, with no coat on, in Germany, being photographed by a guy who's seven feet tall. That's what I was going through while taking these pictures.
I wore this outfit to do some window shopping with the beau while in Germany. I wanted to be comfortable but still a bit fashionable. This sweater also gives off a bit of sex appeal by being slightly see through.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Yummy Germany

While on my trip to Germany (and Amsterdam), I was able to taste quite a bit of cuisine (which is why I have to work my a** off to lose these extra lbs). I thought you all would love to see some of these awesome dishes so I snapped a few pictures to give you a little taste (pun intended ) of my European cuisine experience.

El Toro - Gotha, Germany

Always have to start with libations

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year all!!! I hope you had a super festive and eventful New Years Celebration. As I told you all in my last post, I went to Berlin, Germany for New Years Eve. I had a wonderful time and would definitely recommended it. There were thousands of people and the atmosphere was jovial and fun. There was food and booze everywhere and  drunk happy people dancing and singing in the streets.   I took a few shots while celebrating so you all can have an idea of want I am describing.


The fourth christmas market of my trip. They are very popular in Germany.