Moroccan Mint Green Tea

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When I was in Morocco I kept being offered the most amazing tea known as Moroccan Tea, which is basically green tea with mint and if you like, sugar. 

Moroccan mint green tea is sooooo good. When you drink it it’s like you can’t imagine how you lived life without it and then you get really mad thinking of all the years that passed in which you could have had this tea after each meal and also at other times, because it’s that good.

I never really liked green tea and always tried to force myself to drink it because it’s healthy and all that shit and now I discovered a way to drink green tea and enjoy it!

It’s my teaha! moment. 

Get it?

Like, aha! moment.

But with tea.

So like, teaha! moment.

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Avocado Hummus

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 I hate avocado.

This recipe fixes that for me.

It’s my usual hummus recipe, except I used limes instead of lemons and I added one avocado into the mix.

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I got avocados in my CSA this week so I decided to hide use them in some hummus.

Which reminds me, I need to update my exclusions list.

Rinse off 2 cans-worth of garbanzo beans, or chickpeas or little butts. Whatever you call them.

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They do look like little booties, don’t they?

They put the ass in humm-ass.

There’s no ass in hummus.

I don’t know what’s happening.

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Moroccan Carrot Salad

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 As we all know, summer is fast approaching.

That means short-shorts, tube tops (Do people still wear tube tops? Do we even call them tube tops now? Or are they now known as “shoulder-less blouses?” I swear I’m under 30 years old, I just sound like an old lady.) and of course, the dreaded bikini. 

If you don’t dread bikini season then good for you, bitch.

Anyway, back to the Moroccan Carrot Salad.

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Detox Spa Water

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Again with this heat!

Ugh. What the fuck happened to spring?!

The heat makes me angry.

For my own safety, and that of those around me, I couldn’t turn on the oven or stove or any device that emanates heat of any sort. I would have gone into a seething rage. I only wanted things that were chilled or ice-cold. Nothing hotter than room temperature was entering my body.

So, I made water.

Detox Spa Water, to be exact.

In case someone hasn’t had “spa water,” it’s basically just water infused with fruits, veggies or herbs.

This is how it all went down:

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I used a lot of ingredients in comparison to the water. I like an intense fruit taste and as many of the detoxifying properties as I can get, then I just top it off with more water when needed. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, or your business casual, just use the same amount of fruits but place them in a pitcher. Or keep the glass but use less fruit. Whatever.

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So pretty.

I’m a sucker for pretty food floating in liquids.

Plus the all of these ingredients aid in purifying the body.

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The strawberry & mint was my favorite.

The lemon & lime is going to be my new water to start the day, very good for digestion and metabolism.

The cucumber was very cucumber-y. Not bad. Not my fav, but it’s an appetite suppressant.

Let me know what variations you would make.

I wanna try making a chia seed water. I’ll post it on Instagram.

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Carne Asada Tacos

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Ok so I googled “carne asada” and Wikipedia said it literally means grilled meat. I didn’t grill my meat. I thought carne asada involved marination in citrus fruits and aromatic veggies (like onion and garlic). Hold on, I need to have google moment….

Back! So I was kind of right, basically there are different marinations you can use and the best cut of meat to use for this is a thin steak like flank steak or skirt steak. I got some skirt steak from Sprouts for like $3 and some change.  Yay Sprouts! No, I don’t work for them I just like feeling like I’m getting healthy food for cheap. Plus they are really, really tasty! I mean like reaaaaallyyy…

Anyway, so I like to chop my meat into little cubes and then cook them. Ok, yes, I have OCD. No I don’t. Otherwise my house would be way cleaner. I don’t know why I cube them, so you don’t have to. Also, since I don’t like cutting slimy meat (maybe I do have like a mild form of OCD), I like to cut it when it’s still mostly frozen. A sharp knife helps!

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At this stage, place your meat (chopped or unchopped .. is that what they call the people who win on Chopped? The Un-Chopped?) in a ziploc bag, and grab these things:

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Btw, you can click on any of the pics to enlarge them.

Add  one clove of minced garlic, salt, pepper, about a pinch (or heaping spoonful šŸ˜‰ )of each spice to the bag with the meat. Squeeze the juice of one orange and half a lime (and throw the squeezed fruit in the bag too), a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce and a drizzle of olive oil. I love the word drizzle … and sizzle .. fo shizzle….

Then seal the bag squeezing out most of the air to allow the sauce to smother the meat (hehe). This pic isn’t very appetizing but I wanna show you what it should look like now. Sorry ……. not sorry.

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While the meat muuurinates .. Let’s make some salsa! Pico de gallo (the Ls are silent but you already knew that, right?) This is a slightly different version in that I also use green onions and I didn’t use a jalapeƱo (the J is also silent, my friend’s cousin once ordered a faJita with flour tortiLLas and extra JalapeƱos, she pronounced all the Ls and Js and I pretended I didn’t hear her but my eyes were like huge and my nostrils were flaring and I was silently judging her which is not cool and I don’t know why I’m telling you this).

Sooooo … dice up two tomatoes, half an onion, 3 green onions, a bunch of cilantro and mix together with salt and pepper and the juice of the other half of lime.

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You just made salsa!!

Back to the meat. Now put the beef (minus the oranges and lime) in a HOT pan. Spread in one layer and leave them alone! It’s like that saying, “if you love something, let it go and if it’s meant to be yours it will brown nicely and develop great flavor” …

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Once you don’t see a lot of pink in the meat, add the other half of the onion, diced:

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Cook for a few more minutes till the meat is cooked through (test a small piece) and the onions have some color.

At this point, I made a carne asada salad, and my hubby had tacos. Both need lettuce.

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For the Tacos:

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For the Salad:

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For the salad dressing, I made a vinaigrette with garlic, lemon juice, honey, olive oil and salt and pepper. This is what you need:

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For the garlic, I like to mince it and then add some kosher salt (or regular salt, whatever, no need to get fancy) and used the salt as an abrasive. Use the flat side of your knife to push salt into garlic and create a paste. Have I lost you? Sorry, here are some pics:

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Now you have the garlic paste you made (yay you!! you made garlic paste!!) add the juice of half a lemon and then add olive oil and honey and whisk till emulsified. Taste and adjust any proportions to your liking.

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Add dressing to salad, toss and enjoy!!

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Yum! It was soo good and filling! I didn’t miss the tortillas at all! Really! I swear! I sound a little hysterical … Ok byeeeee!!

P.S. Comment and tell me if you prefer the salad recipe or the taco recipe…Thanks!

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