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Southwest Chicken Salad With Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing.

26 Aug

As many of you know, I love to cook- although it wasn’t always that way. I actually never really cooked up until about 5 years ago when I decided that I wanted to try more things at home.  Since then, I’ve become addicted to pinterest recipes and cooking shows as well. I share my meals on Instagram & Facebook and cook for friends often. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, which brings me to share the great news that I will now be sharing my favorite recipes on this blog. Don’t get me wrong fashion and beauty will always be my main focus, but some recipes are just too good not to share- So without further ado- here is my new favorite salad recipe!!!! I found a picture of a similar salad on Pinterest and had to recreate it!

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Southwest Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro dressing.

Prep Time: 40 minutes 

Ingredients: 

For the Salad:

Place  romaine lettuce in a bowl- top with diced avocado, red peppers, corn, black beans, and chicken breast. Garnish with cheese.

*Romaine lettuce

*1 Avocado-diced

*1/4 Cup shredded cheese of your choice-I prefer mexican blend from Trader Joes.

*Corn on the cobb(2 ears)- Fire roasted, then cut off of the cobb.

*1 Can of black beans-drained

*1 Red pepper-fire roasted-diced.

*1 Large chicken breast-seasoned and diced.

Note: You can grill or pan cook the chicken. I used a skillet and seasoned it with cumin, hot chili powder, garlic salt, pepper and lime juice. I cooked the chicken on medium heat in about 1-2 Tbsp of olive oil and sprinkled the seasoning on both sides and squeezed lime on top.

Fire roasting; You can use a grill, Oven broiler or lay the corn & red pepper right on your(clean) stove top- YES right on the flame! (Be sure to stay close by and turn the veggies so they don’t burn)

 

For The Dressing:

Simply throw the following ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste dressing after adding garlic salt and pepper in intervals. (you can always add more, but can’t take away)

*2 Avocados

*1/4 cup sour cream

*1/2 Cup milk-or more depending on the consistency you prefer.

*Juice of 1 lime

*1/4 Cup Cilantro-loosely packed in a measuring cup (a small handful)

*3 Garlic Cloves chopped

*Garlic salt & Pepper-to taste

Note: This dressing would make a great dip for taquitos, southwest egg rolls, nachos- the list goes on and on. YUM!

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Instagram Roundup!

25 Aug

Hey everyone, I have another Instagram roundup for you :) For more pics follow me @yourstylejourney on Instagram.

XO- Journey

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Crazy For Cobalt!

18 Aug

As many of you who follow me on Instagram already know…..I’m crazy for cobalt!!!!!!! I love the beautifully rich hue and I’ve been wearing my favorite cobalt accessories with everything! I simply can’t get enough! The great thing about cobalt is it goes great with your summer looks as well as your Fall/Winter looks. I love it year round- it’s pretty much like red! Shop some of my favorite cobalt accessories below!
Thanks for reading
XO- Journey

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Metallics and Stripes!

10 Aug

This weekend’s weather is typical for August in Los Angeles-sunny and bright. Warm weather calls for dresses around these parts, so my outfit of the day included the cutest striped dress(with pockets) and rose gold accessories. My makeup was peachy pink minimal and  my hair was up with braided detail in a low bun.  My statement necklace was balanced out with bangles on one wrist and dainty rings.

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OOTD Details:

The clutch(Gap) and heels(Zara) sold out quickly but the striped dress with bow belt (Maison Jules) is available still!!!! Maison Jules is one of my favorite new lines sold at Macy’s- their parisian chic pieces are so adorable!!!! Necklace- Forever21. Rings- Catbird, Threadbare & Baguette ring. Bangles- Aldo.

Makeup Details: Face- Bare minerals Foundation. Mascara- Maybelline Clump crusher in very black. Blush- Bobbi Brown in coral. Lips- NYX Butter gloss in Creme Brûlée.

 

 

Cute Kimono!

7 Aug

How cute is this rose print kimono with fringe detail?  It’s perfectly priced at only $22.80! LOVE IT!

I’ve been quite obsessed with kimonos since I blogged about them last year. My favorite thing about kimonos is they can be worn as a part of many looks, whether it be worn over a body con dress or with jeans and a crop top.

Wear this versatile cutie through Summer and into Fall!

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Instagram Roundup ~Featuring My New Favorite Bag!

1 Aug

Hey everyone, I’m back with another Instagram Roundup AKA my life in Instagram pictures. Last week my cobalt Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB bag arrived and I absolutely LOVE it….. I’m not the only one- I’ve gotten so many questions and comments about it so I will be including a link to shop it below. Have a great weekend.

XO

Journey

 

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Comfortable Lace Up Caged Heels!

31 Jul

Lace up caged heels hit the fashion scene with a BANG last year and the hype hasn’t fizzled out. The sexy style is hotter than ever and every designer has their interpretation of the heel. What I love most about caged heels is that they can be worn with anything from boyfriend jeans to LBDs! A while back, I found a tan pair that are super sexy but they hurt my feet after about 30 minutes( I still wear them of course) BUT I recently found a pair that ARE comfortable! They are available in black, white and blush- I opted for black. I realized that they are so comfortable because the sole is padded and there is a zipper at the heel of the shoe in addition to adjustable laces on the front! With all of this adjusting available, the comfort level is amazing! Yay for cute & comfy!

Shop all three colors below! Let’s be shoe twins!!!!!! The black is still full price $99 but I found the blush and white on sale!

 

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