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Mango and avocado salsa

Spring is just around the corner and summer is near! In honor of the beautiful Georgia weather, I decided to make one of my favorite summer salsas this weekend.  This recipe is so good it’s definitely worth sharing! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I do!

Ingredients:

3 avocados (thinly sliced)

1 Red bell pepper (diced)

1 mango (diced)

1/3 cup red onion (diced)

1 clove garlic (mined)

3 tablespoons cilantro (or to taste)

Juice of half a lime

Sea salt (to taste)

Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Olive oil
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    1. Heat a pan over med-high heat and drizzle some olive oil in the pan. Place the sliced avocado on the pan and cook a couple minutes on each side until slightly charred. Take the avocado off the heat and let them cool. Cooking the avocado gives this dish a delicious buttery texture that is soo good!

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    1. Mix the next five ingredients together in a mixing bowl and squeeze the juice of half a lime on top.

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    1. Roughly chop the cooled avocado into pieces and easily stir into the mango mixture.

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    1. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and drizzle with enough olive oil to bind.

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Enjoy with chips or on top of grilled chicken or fish!

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by | March 17, 2013 · 3:52 pm

Osis Dust It

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Osis Dust It is an absolute MUST TRY! This stuff is so amazing, and since I’ve been using it I can’t ever remember hair life without it! I use it almost every day for extra volume and texture and to keep my hairstyles in place! It’s great for up dos and down dos, curly or straight!
My close friend and hairstylist used it when she did my hair on my wedding day and then bought me some for my birthday. I’ve been hooked ever since!
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To use:
Sprinkle a tiny bit on your roots, and tease with a comb for awesome volume and amazing texture!
Throughout the day I will shake my roots up with my hands or a comb to renew the volume.
Be careful because a tiny bit goes a long way! When I first started using it I would sprinkle in my hands first so I wouldn’t use too much, because too much can change the texture of your entire head of hair for the worst! Too little is better than too much, and if you use it properly you will fall in love! One of my favorite elements of the Dust It is how it absorbs the oil from your hair so if you must skip a hair washing, it’s your secret!
So go for it and try out Osis Dust It! It will become your new favorite hair product!

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by | March 6, 2013 · 9:00 pm

Lasagna Rolls

Ok, so I know that being healthy is always a number one priority, but I am good at splurging when it comes to food! Tonight, I splurged but in a semi healthy way with this lasagna roll up recipe. I saw a version of this on pinterest and on the back of the lasagna box but never read either recipe, only looked at pictures, haha!

What I used:

Whole wheat lasagna noodles (only cook as many noodles as you will use)

Small curd cottage cheese (instead of ricotta, it’s just a preference over ricotta) (used about a half a cup or less)

Fresh mozzarella (chopped) (used half for inside mixture and the other half for the toping)

A good block of parmesan cheese (grated)

Fresh spinach (I used an entire container)

Tomatoes (on the vine)

Fresh garlic (4 or 5 big cloves)

    1. Chop tomatoes and garlic and place on a baking sheet and toss with some olive oil, basil and oregano. Roast in the oven at 350 for about 20 to 30 minutes. (I wished I had some fresh herbs but all I had was dried)

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1. Wilt spinach with one clove of garlic and a little water and mix with mozzarella, parmesan and cottage cheese.  I mushed everything together and let the cheese melt some from the hot wilted spinach. (Season with salt and pepper to taste)

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2. Spread spinach mixture onto noodles and carefully roll up and repeat

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3. Place in casserole dish

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4. Puree roasted tomatoes and roasted garlic and pour onto lasagna rolls

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5. Add the rest of the mozzarella and parmesan and bake uncovered for about 45-60 minutes, depending on your oven.

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I served with some crusty bread and a healthy green salad! It was pretty good! I never measure anything so just eye it, it will work out!

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by | March 6, 2013 · 7:53 pm