Summer Watermelon Salad
I did not even plan on making this into a social media post, but it was a hit! This is a recipe that is super easy and super light for these hot summer days. Here's what you need:
-Watermelon chunks (i just bought these already precut in the store)
-Cucumber cut in cubes
-Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
-Honey (I used the raw honey/natural)
-Herbs (you can use mint or basil, I opted out this time)
-Garlic salt, pepper, garlic powder
Just mix all together and drizzle a little bit of honey over your salad and enjoy! This would also pair really well with some grilled shrimp or chicken, I had mine with some scallops!
Is this something you will try?
Cauliflower Taco Bowl
Okay, ya’ll know I’ve been working on my fitness. I’ve been following a plan and partnered with an amazing health brand (that I will soon reveal) and of course working out with Curvy Cardio 4 days a week. So I decided to make a Cauliflower Taco Bowl because your girl got GOALS!
It's been a rough week, so we have to make sure we are still being good to our bodies and feeding our bodies good food! This was the first time I've ever made a Cauliflower Taco Bowl and it was super easy and quick!
Here’s what you need:
Here’s What You Do:
This is so filling, easy and so yummy! Would you try this?
Quick Cheesy Shrimp Enchiladas
This is a recipe for all my people who “don’t have time” but still want something good and easy to eat. I literally made this with ingredients I already had in my fridge, I cheated and picked up some grilled shrimp today while running errands for my parents. I got the 12 count grilled shrimp meal from Longhorn. I ate the broccoli and salad it came with for lunch and used the shrimp for my dinner. Smart, right? I know.
Now, if you want to show out, you can of course cook your own grilled shrimp, make your own enchilada sauce and grate your own cheese. It’s Friday and it’s been a long week - so nah. I usually grate my own cheese but I like the Sargento cheese line - It melts good and it taste fresh (ya’ll know what I mean). I also like the El Paso Enchiladas Red Sauce, it’s the best I’ve tasted so far from the grocery store. I also like this brand of tortillas, La Banderita - they are light and better tasting to me.
I would typically add sour cream, green onions and tomatoes on top - but I don’t have all that. Honestly, these cheesy shrimp enchiladas don’t need it - Here’s what you need:
Cinco De May-Mo!
I remember celebrating my very first Cinco De Mayo with my father. He took me to a festival happening in Cincinnati Ohio. I was blown away with all the culture, food and family vibes. If you don’t know my father’s mother was part Mexican, no wonder I am so caliente! :)
Since we are quarantined and I can’t celebrate with my friends and family, I decided to have my very own little “Cinco De May-Mo!” Here is what I did:
Picked up these super cute decorations, dishes and cups from Target you can find them here
Made a super easy taco dip
-Mix cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning (about 3-4 tablespoons) in bowl. I got fancy and mixed it with my electronic hand mixer my mother gave to me
-Spread mix in a square or round pan - I used a 12 X 9 inch pan
-Top with cheese, lettuce, tomato, olives and any other toppings you wish
-Serve with Chips! (Make sure you refrigerate until ready to serve.)
Enjoyed a delicious tequila cocktail from Hidden Spirits Cocktails
(PS this is a black woman owned liquor brand and this drink was AMAZING).
Hidden Spirits Cocktails is a black woman owned liquor brand and I got to try a bottle of the Strawberry. It’s already mixed with tequila and ready to serve. I loved it! The cocktail was not overpowering, the tequila is subtle and smooth. Unlike most pre-made mixed drinks it tasted as if it was just made in front of me at the bar. Please go check out their brand here
Hope you enjoyed my fiesta!!
4 Ingredient Alfredo, Seriously.
Alright, this was the most low maintenance meal but was SO GOOD. I promise, if I can do this - so can you! So lately, I’ve been keeping it low carb/high protein but it was Friday so I decided to treat myself to some carbs, responsibly. Also, I decided to cook with whatever was in my fridge because my bank account told me to sit down somewhere. Here is what I made and the sauce is only 4 ingredients! (Minus seasoning, gotta have seasoning).
Here is what you need:
Loaded Caulifower Bake
Let me start by saying, I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL COOK and you know I typically don’t have much time to cook. So anything made easy, I’m on it. Many of you may know me as the crockpot queen but I can also make a mean one pan meal. Right now during quarantine I am focusing a low carb, high protein meal plan (not a diet, lifestyle changes). I am cutting out most meat, although I treated myself to a little bacon, for this meal :) The Lord is still working on me.
My favorite recipe inspiration site is Pinterest! I found this bomb, “Loaded Cauliflower Casserole Bake.” So I decided to make a Kroger run and pick up all the ingredients I needed. It’s really simple and most things you probably have in your refrigerator already.
Ingredients all found at my local Kroger:
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Bloody Mary Morgan
Do you like Bloody Mary's? Give it a try!
It’s Fri-yay! Let’s face it, we had a long week not knowing what day is. I’ve missed happy hour with friends, so I decided to pick me up a few ingredients to my favorite cocktail, a Bloody Mary. Now, I know some folks may not like them, but have we really given the Bloody Mary a chance? It’s the perfect drink anytime of the day, I literally ask for a Bloody Mary at both morning and evening events. Plus, it has tomato juice in it, which has vitamin C - did you know that? Every now and then I #treatmyself
Here is the recipe to my favorite drink (and it’s super easy!)
* 1 part vodka of your choice, I made this with Titos Vodka
* 4 parts Bloody Mary mix, my favorite is Zing Zang Mix
*Squeeze of fresh lime
*Optional: I like adding celery seed, black pepper, green olives and a pickle :)
You can also jazz up your bloody mary with cheese, meats and really anything you want. I love going to a bar or restaurant who has a bloody mary bar where you can make your own. It's like a drink and meal all in one!
Remember, we may be quarantined but drink safely and only if you are 21 and older.
Morgan Angelique Owens is the author of "Finding My Sparkle" and Founder & CEO of the MAO Brand, Professional Pretty, and Curvy Cardio, LLC.
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