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A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of my Favorite Things :: ROAWO Sup.

So this next week is gunna be quite a tough one. I have two tests right off the bat, so I’m using this weekend as ( a little bit ) of a chill / relax weekend before the craziness. I mean, Its a Friday night, I can literally hear the herds of people walking to the bars to be social & have fun, and I’m just laying in my bed with my dog soo…

Anyways.

I’ve rounded up 8 of my favorite things ( my list posts are always so awk with the numbers ) that I love this week, and yes, Drogo made the list. Again.

Little Table Styling :: RamblingsOfAWildOne.com Little Table Styling :: RamblingsOfAWildOne.com How cuuute is my little convenient table? Its right next to my bedroom door, and basically, I use it as a catch-all for all of my shit ( usually, its a lot more chaotic-looking ). I got the sidetable ( I don’t think its avail anymore, but theres a similar one here ) & frame from World Market, the skull piggy-bank from Gilt, and the acrylic catch-all as a gift ( similar here ).

P.S. These silver bracelets will be a part of my giveaway with Boho Nouveau coming soon! 

Upcoming Interviews on ROAWO :: RamblingsOfAWildOne.com Okay. I am, like, INSANELY excited for all of the interviews coming soon to ROAWO. Y’all will dieee over these girls. And luckily for you people :: They are all going to share some of their secrets to greatness with us.

I’ve known most of them for quite awhile now ( I lurve that I have such inspiring & creative friends with passions for things! ), and I cannot wait to feature / publicly appreciate their amazing-ness. Here’s a little sneak-peak for ya:

1. Sarah went to middle- & high-school with me & has always been such a creative spirit. Now, she owns a company called Serendipity Fine Lines & Such. She specializes in hand lettering for weddings, prints, stationary, etc. ( find her Etsy store here ). Cannot wait for y’all to meet her.

2. Lauren is a health / fitness guru & Beach Body rep from Fort Worth, TX ( aka my city / whoop, whoop, go Cowtown ). Since I’ve known her, she’s always been passionate and informative about eating healthy & working out. I mean, this girl is up & on early-morning runs while everyone else is pretty much dying & hungover on the weekends. She’s got her shit together.

3. Baylor is a singer/songwriter ( from Dallas, Texas ) with a reallll talent & passion for her music. She’s gunna give us all the deets on her cool AF life. ALSO, she’s a contestant on the upcoming season of Survivor: San Juan Del Sur. Like, what a badass, right?

4. Meghan is a fellow blogger (owner of Boho Nouveau) from Canada ( !! ) with super-chill personal-style & a wanderlust to match. We got to know each other through planning our soon-to-come Fall giveaway, & I’m pretty much obsessed with her now. Stay tuned to ROAWO to find out alllll about her.

Rachel Zoe Booties :: RamblingsOfAWildOne.com These booties by Rachel Zoe are out-of-stock, but you can get a similar look with these ( equally as awesome ). Love the idea of wearing white in the winter / fall… breaking the color “rules” makes me feel all rebellious. (<< This print comes in a sandal as well)

Chicken Tacos !! :: RamblingsOfAWildOne.com I took the fillings from my Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Pepper for One, added some grilled chicken, and made some delish tacos ( on corn tortillas, of course ) for lunch yesterday. These flavors are my fav. The fiesta continues !!

BEST Dry Shampoo Ever :: RamblingsOfAWildOne.com Lately, I’ve been washing my hair less & less ( it’s not gross, okay. Its actually reaaaally good for your hair to wash less ), so dry shamp has become a necessity. This miracle potion { Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak } is my absolute fav dry shamp out there right now.

Fall Nail Polish Line-Up :: Ramblings Of A Wild One I’m loving these nail polishes for fall. Yeah, pink is all pastel & springy, but I think you can wear this color in the fall as well. Its clean & simple. On the other hand, this burgundy Deborah Lippmann polish in ‘Blood’ and this dark blue/black Essie polish in ‘Licorice’ are deep, dark, & deliciouuuuus colors.

P.S :: The Deb Lip polish is included in my upcoming Fall giveaway with Meghan !!

My first article on Haute Mess Mag !! :: RamblingsOfAWildOne.com I already announced my joining the Haute Mess Mag team a few days ago, but I just got sooooo excited when my first article was posted… I gotta talk about it again.

Haute Mess Mag is your online source for a plethora of topics like beauty, fitness, fashion, home decor, cocktails, etc. Kinda like ROAWO, but with more minds behind it.

My first article covers a few of the things I do to ward-off anxiety & stress along with a really short version of my story pertaining to clinical anxiety. I think y’all will love it & the rest of the HMM website! Click on the ‘Contributors‘ page & my picture to see all of my posts!

German Shepherd Dog :: RamblingsOfAWildOne.com And last, but obvi not least, my main man, Drogo. He’s almost 10 months old now, so I’ve been thinking through some first-bday celebration activities. Yeah, he has no fucking clue that he’s turning one, but I do & he’s having a party. Duh.

He’s an 80-pound puppy. And the sweetest boy ever ( despite his looking like a huge, scary monster of a dog ). I am absolutely obsessed with German Shepherds… they are prettty much the most badass & good-looking dog breed, in my opinion. Huskies come in a close second place.

Does anyone have any healthy dog-treat recipes or something like that? He has to have something suuuper tasty to celebrate his first bday.

Welp, that’ll do it for my Fav things this week. I hope y’all like all this shizz as much as I do ( I know you do.. okay? )

I’m off to pin things for like 3 more hours and then go to sleep on this crazy Friday night I have going. College is always sooooo badass & fun, right? …. Not.

Yaaaa, bi.

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Cute Little Quinoa-Stuffed, Fiesta-Inspired Bell Pepper for One (Tequila Optional)

A Cute Little Quinoa-Stuffed & Fiesta-Inspired Bell Pepper for One !! Hiiiiii Guys!

So, I’m super pumped about sharing this recipe with y’all because I’ve been wanting to try it five-ever. Look how cuuute it is! ALSO, its healthy and easy, so I think y’all will love it as much as I do.

Besides it’s pod-like cuteness, one thing I really love about my recipe adaption  ( original recipe for 6 servings by Damn Delicious… ya know, if you’re cool & actually have friends ) is the fact that it is for One! So, if you’re kinda a loser / single / loner sometimes ( like me ), I got ya covered. Or, if you simply wanna make yourself a little lunch / dinner with minimal clean up, I got ya too.

One Pepper is about 350 Cals & contains about 13 g’s of Protein.

A Cute Little Quinoa-Stuffed & Fiesta-Inspired Bell Pepper for One !! Before I spill the secrets on this recipe, I want to share some Quinoa Benefits ( found on Mind. Body. Green. )

Quinoa is relatively simple to make, super healthy ( obviously, its a superfood ), & can last you awhile in the fridge ( << always a plus for me ). I love foods that I can whip up big portions of, store in the fridge, & use throughout the week. Quinoa’s versatility lends itself well to a TON of different recipes.

A Cute Little Quinoa-Stuffed & Fiesta-Inspired Bell Pepper for One + 7 Major Benefits of Quinoa *Sidenote: I discovered the health / weight-loss benefits of Magnesium via The Skinny Confidential’s ( aka: my blogger muse / crush ) post here. A must-read.*

Alright, so, I’ll stop rambling and get down to business.

Here’s what you’ll need for my recipe adaption for one:

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup black beans, drained & rinsed
  • A couple little baby tomatoes, chopped into fourths
  • About a tablespoon of diced onion
  • About a tablespoon of diced jalapeño ( remove seeds, duh )
  • Tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese ( or more, if ya want )
  • Tablespoon of fresh, chopped cilantro
  • Dash of Lime Juice
  • Dash of Cumin
  • Dash of Garlic Powder
  • Dash of Chili Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 Bell Pepper ( whatever color you like best ) hollowed out & little top cut off to make a lid

Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Pepper :: Some of the Ingredients  Instructions:

» Preheat oven to 350° & line a small baking dish with parchment paper.

» In a small bowl, combine the Quinoa, Corn, Black Beans, Tomatoes, Onion, Jalapeño, Cheese, Cilantro, Lime Juice, Cumin, Garlic & Chile Powder, salt & pepper, and mix all together.

» Spoon the filling into the Bell Pepper cavity ( it should be heaping and falling over the sides) & place your little lid on top.

» Place the pepper in / on baking dish cavity side up and put your little lonely pepper in the oven ( I’ll admit: it looks sad in there all alone ) to bake for 30 minutes or until the filling is baked through & pepper is tender.

» Have a little fiesta for one & serve immediately ( Tequila optional, though encouraged ) !!

Also optional :: Add This Homemade Salsa to make your fiesta a little more lively.

A Cute Little Quinoa-Stuffed & Fiesta-Inspired Bell Pepper for One !! I mean, seriously, how cute n’ fun is this little pep? Obviously you can adapt this recipe to be for multiple people. Just use those super important math skills that you learned in 2nd grade & double or triple ( or whatever ) the recipe to fit your needs.

A Cute Little Quinoa-Stuffed & Fiesta-Inspired Bell Pepper for One !! I absolutely love this flavor combo ( kinda chipotle-esque ), so you’ll probably be seeing it a lot on ROAWO ( found here already !! ). This produce-based recipe is filled with the vitamins & minerals ( and protein! ) that your body needs without the meat or gluten, so it is vegetarian- & gluten-friendly as well.

Remember to use organic produce & grains for the best & healthiest lunch ( or dinner )!

K, bye.

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PS: Some amazing interviews to come to ROAWO soooo soon, so stay tuned to meet some realllll inspiring girls! 

 



Simple & Quick Salmon Recipe ( A Personal Favorite )

Simple & Quick Salmon Recipe

My favorite thing about finally being back in my own home ( w/ my wonderful roommates, of course ) after a crazy summer? My kitchen. I’ve eaten out way too much during all the traveling I’ve done recently… because its so much easier when you’re constantly on the go / in a hotel.

So, now I’m taking full advantage of my kitchen and having groceries / supplies to actually prepare food with.

I came across this simple & quick ( <<< two of my favorite things ) baked salmon recipe the other day, and gave it a go. I mean, its not really something you can mess up.. its too easy.

What I did: I picked up a medium-sized salmon fillet from my local grocery store. Then, after pre-heating the oven to 375 degrees, I lined a baking sheet with tinfoil ( to cut down on after-cleaning ). I put the salmon fillet in the middle of the baking sheet & topped it with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper & lime juice. The amount of each topping is really all about your personal preference, so I just eye-balled it.

Simple & Quick Salmon Recipe I baked the salmon ( covered in tinfoil ) for about 25 minutes & then removed the tinfoil and broiled it for about 2 minutes ( to make it yum-o & crispy ).

Then, I sautéed some spinach in organic butter at a medium heat and topped it with some sea salt ( << can you tell I like this stuff? ). And there ya go, a healthy, easy dish for dinner ( & for later in the week.. as a college student, leftovers are my best friend ). Optional addition: A glass of Pinot Noir ( it pairs well with salmon ). Or if your more of a white wine person, Chardonnay is good too.

Whats your favorite simple and healthy dinner / lunch dish? Do tell !!

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