Monthly Archives: April 2015

Dinner Tonight


Gambas Al Ajillo, is one of those dishes that I can eat by itself straight from the pan.. pair it with Zoodles (aka: zucchini noodles) and it’s a game changer. It’s usually served as a Spanish tapa straight from the stovetop in a cazuela. It means Shrimp with Oil. I am a sucker for anything made with garlic and red pepper and this dish has both. Zucchini noodles have been my go to as a low carb way to eat less pasta. You won’t think twice about it. Promise!


o 1 lb. Shrimp thawed and deveined

o Olive oil

o Red pepper flakes

o Zucchini 

o Garlic

o Red pepper

o Lemon

o Grated parmesan 

First prepare your zucchini noodles by using either a spiralizer or just slicing  them into thin strips with a peeler. Using a large pan, heat olive oil, once warm add in chopped garlic and the sliced red peppers and start sautéing. In a cazuala or pan sauté 3 cloves of chopped garlic or as much as your heart desires. Then add shrimp. Sauté about 3 mins on each side or until opaque. Add about 1 cup of white wine to the large pan and let simmer down. In the meantime steam the zucchini for about 3 minutes, careful not to overdue it or they will be too mushy. Add into the large pan with the peppers, white wine and garlic and toss together. Top it with a bit of parmesan. Serve the shrimp beside the Zoodles and enjoy!

DIY Lip Scrub

With winter behind us, refresh those lips for spring and let your bright lip colors shine, by prepping your lips with an at home lip scrub. My go to scrub is a combination of brown sugar and honey. The brown sugar sloughs off any dead skin while the honey helps to moisturize. While you don’t want to overuse it, doing this mask once a week will keep your lips in shape. For your own gorgeous pout- follow the steps below:

Mix about a teaspoon each of brown sugar and honey to form a gritty paste. Apply with your finger onto dry lips and massage in circular motions for about 1 minute. Using a warm washcloth remove the mask from lips and follow with your favorite lip balm or like I did, coconut oil.