Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Zoodle Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Ok so Dave and I ate awful this weekend, even though we got our workout on, we still had ice cream and cake on Sunday. Oh and Friday night we had steaks and cake...and Saturday was a disaster as well.  So needless to say, I was needing some veggies yesterday!  I am not sure if you have ever made Zoodles but they are Zucchini in Noodle form.  I replace them for spaghetti!


I totally made this recipe up and was super impressed with how it turned out!

Ingredients

Chicken
2 Boneless Chicken Breasts
10-12 Cherry Tomatoes
1 T Olive Oil
Italian Spices- I used the dipping spices that you usually put in Olive Oil for bread dipping, but just regular Italian Spice would work fine.
Salt and Pepper

Preheat Oven to 375.  Drizzle Olive Oil in a glass pan.  Place chicken on top.  Season chicken on both sides with Italian Spices, salt and pepper.  Add tomatoes whole.  Bake Chicken until cooked through, mine took about 25 minutes.  Shred chicken.  I like to do this in my Kitchen Aide mixer with the white paddle.  It is almost like magic, how great and quickly it shreds chicken. 

Zoodles
3 Medium Zucchini
1 T Olive Oil
2 t salt
2 T Pesto

Julianne zucchini with a mandolin or you can use a sprializer.  Sprinkle salt over zucchini in a colander so some of the water releases from the zucchini.   I am jealous if you have one of those. Place skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil.  Add zucchini and saute for 2-3 minutes, until zucchini is hot but not mushy.  

Add Chicken, Tomatoes and Zoodles to a large bowl and stir in pesto until well coated.  Serve immediately with fresh shredded parmesan cheese.  


Here is a great blog article all about Zoodles and the perfect way to make them!



Have a great day!!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

What I Am Lovin' Thursday!

Well guess what?!  Snow Day AGAIN in Nashvegas!  I love snow but I would totally be ok with not seeing it anymore this year.

So I have been taking pictures to remind me of what I need to blog about and there are a bunch of things that I love right now...so if you care....keep reading!

The KEEP App

If you are not looking for another app to be addicted to, I would suggest to scroll past this one.  A friend of mine introduced me to this great shopping experience.  Just imagine Pinterest, but even cleaner with a way to directly purchase the item in the app.  Just try it, and thank me later :)





I got a new shipment last week and I love all the new bracelets I received.  Email me at sloane@sweatandsequins.com if you are interested in any of these!





(As Seen on Gossip Girl)




I wore the Amelie Bracelet with the Pave Necklace and Rebel Necklace!





So I don't really ever break out but lately I have had a few places on my chin that have been driving me crazy.  I researched and when you break out in that area it is usually due to stress or too much sugar.  Yea, I believe that!  This stuff is AMAZING! It is almost like calamine lotion for your blemishes.  You literally use a Q-Tip, dip it in the pink solution and dab it on your face.  Then you sleep in it and like magic, your blemish is gone!  Now, you DO NOT look cute or sexy with pink dots on your face...my hubby asked me where my retainer was before we went to bed.  So I wouldn't advise a selfie!





Last weekend, Dave and I went to City Winery for Brunch.  I purchased a coupon on Travelzoo for $29.00.  It included 2 brunch drinks and 2 entrees.  The drinks are so great!  I started with a Hopped Mimosa which had grapefruit bitters and it was outstanding.  My second drink was the Sobro Blues which was prosecco, blueberry liqueur, lemon juice and a fresh giant blackberry!


Dave's Regular Mimosa and my Hopped Mimosa


Sobro Blues


We also had the biscuit beignets that were phenomenal.  We ordered them with apple butter instead of the tomato jam they come with. 

I sadly didn't take a photo of our entrees, because I was starving and forgot.  Dave got the basic City Winery Breakfast that came with Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Potatoes and Toast.  I had the Meat Fritatta that was just perfect with Sausage, Bacon, Ham and Feta.  It was just the right size!

I highly recommend trying it out and make sure to get the coupon on Travelzoo!

Happy Snow Day!




Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Beauty Products...Just Because It's Tuesday!

I am going to let you in on a little secret called Ipsy.  It is very similar to Birchbox but I honestly have enjoyed this more.  Their samples are usually bigger and their brands are better in my opinion.   What I love the most is they all come in a cute makeup bag, and who doesn't need more makeup bags?!?!  Here are the products that I received in my March bag.  Did I mention this is only $10.00 a month and Free Shipping??



Hey Honey Peel Off Mask- I cannot wait to try this! 


I love this!  It is a deep purple and stays on well!



I really like this as well, a little volume never hurts!



This could be my new favorite blush!  I love it!




I used Dervish MAC Lipliner with this!! LOVE IT!






This is the cute makeup bag everything came in!

Check out Ipsy Here!