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Want to make a healthy side dish but still crunchy and good? I am always trying to find the more healthier option for food so I decided to try making zucchini chips and that was a hit! So crunchy and flavorful and I they were done in a few minutes. A must try for you all that need some inspiration for healthy sides.Baked Healthy Zucchini Chips

INGREDIENTS
2 Zucchinis
Spices are optional, here are the ones I used
Paprika
Cayenne Pepper
Salt
Cumin
Parmesan Cheese (optional, don't use if your on a Paleo Diet)

Healthy Zucchini Chips

DIRECTIONS
1. Slice the zucchini with a cheese slicer, if you dont have one use a knife but make sure they are not to thick or thin to get the crispyness in the oven
2. Coat them with olive oil on both sides after placing them on a oven pan.
3. Use desired spices and sprinkle it on top of the chips.
4. Bake in oven for 10-15 min on 400 degrees. Keep watching them because they can go from perfect crispy to black in an instant because they are so thin.

Enjoy!

Yesterday I had such a craving for fish; so I went to Costco and there they had wild caught fresh tuna. Yay! So I decided to make a ahi tuna salad. It is so quick and easy and tastes amazing! Wild caught tuna can be pricey, but all the other ingredients are cheap so all in all this is not an expensive dinner or lunch. If you are trying to eat healthy this is the perfect meal for you!

Raw Ahi Tuna


Ingredients
Ahi Tuna, 2 Filets (sashimi grade)
1/2 Yellow Onion, chopped
2 Cloves of fresh Garlic
1/2 Cup Organic Soy Sauce or Tamari (Gluten Free & Organic Option)
Sriracha, to taste
1 tbs Sesame oil
1 tbs Rice Vinegar
2 tbs Fresh Ginger, chopped
2 Scallions, chopped
Black Sesame Seeds, to garnish
2 Small Carrots, chopped julienne style 1 Avocado, thin slices for garnish

Ahi Tuna in the Making


Directions
1. Rinse your tuna and pat them dry. Cut the tuna into cubes and remove all fatty and stingy parts.
2.Place your fish in a bowl with the chopped onion and garlic.
3. Get a small bowl and add sesame oil, Tamari, sriracha, rice vinegar, ginger and scallions. Mix it together. Taste it and if you are happy with it pour it over the fish. You can serve it immidiatly or put in fridge and let it marinate for a few hours.
4. When you are ready to serve, lay the carrots on the bottom, add the tuna and place the avocado on top. Lastly, garnish with sesame seeds and voila!



-Abella- 

I wanted to share with you some of the great little finds I found while browsing online. I've been wanting to update my interior and do it cheap this time. One easy way of updating or refreshing your room is buying some cheap items that stand out and rearrange them to fit the other items you already have.
Top Buys for your Home
There is rule to that: Don't overdue it! So here is the tip of the day A general rule I try to live buy, yes try, it's not always easy, actually it is very hard. If your room is already decorated and you want to change the look, for every item you bring in, one of the old items must go. I know it's hard. I literally struggle with this every time I buy something, but I'd rather have fewer decoration items rather than a cluttered home with decor that does not go together at all.
So here is whats on my wishlist! Let me know what you think!
Clear Glass Vase with writing - $7.95
Green Glass Vase - $4.95
Small wooden box - !12.95
Throw with Metallic Finish - $59.95
All the items above is found at www.hm.com/us.

-xo Abella


This is such a fun and easy DIY! Having your own herb garden. You only need a few pots or one big one, and a few dollars to buy some small herbs and lets get diggin'.
I went to a local farmers market and bought a few small terracotta pots. I had some soil on hand and I bought a few different herbs, my favorites are basil, rosemary, dill, cilantro and parsely. There are so many options, and it is so much fun to grow something yourself. And it looks gorgeous on the kitchen counter or your patio table. You can easily have a few pots and herbs growing within a couple days and for less than $10.00.

xo. Alexsandra

 

 

Paint a light background in your China Hutch!

Last week I shared with you the makeover of my China Hutch. But I did not stop there. I wanted to give my newly painted "old" china hutch a extra little pop by painting the background of the cabinet in a different color. Another great option is also to use a wallpaper in the background! I went for the easiest option and painted the background white. Of course you can use any kind of color, and the best is to have a little gloss in the paint to make it the most durable.

One of the reasons why I went with the white background is because all the wine & champagne glasses looks really gorgeous with a white background in contrast to the dark black. This is a super easy fix for a china hutch that actually needs some work, you only need to paint the inside of the hutch = half the work! Check out the 1st part of the process here, and let me know what you think about the 2nd part, painting the background light! xo.Abella
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THE CLASSIC MOJITO

In this perfect summer weather the timing is perfect to share my Mojito recipe with you. At the moment I am in Norway on vacation and we are having some awesome weather here in May which might not always be the case in Norway. On our vacations we always have a few drinks, and mojito is a great one to enjoy on any summer day or any day really! Enough said this Mojito speaks for itself ;)
Here it is!

INGREDIENTS

Serves 1
4 Oz Rum (light rum)
2 Oz Elderflower Liqueur (I love the taste of this liquere and it is perfect in this drink)
Mint Leaves
1/2 Lime
Brown Sugar
Club Soda
ICE

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As I have mentioned I am a total thrift-store lover. I check regularly to try and find that great deal on mostly furniture or decor. And i have lucked out a few times due to my persistence. This time I found a hutch, I believe it used to have glass doors, but only the wood frame on the doors remained. Lucky for me I had another thing in mind and got the china-hutch for a bargain price of $35. This was such a steal, but I think most people saw it useless without the glass doors. So I decided what color I wanted to paint it, glossy black!
First you have to sand it and make it ready for the primer paint. This is always the worst step I think, because it is messy and hard work, and I know a lot of people skip this step, but dont! The paint will stick to the wood so much better and longer. On this hutch my first coat of the paint was a dark gray primer to make the paint really stay on there. I knew I wanted to use this hutch for all my wine glasses and my decor, so a good sanding and primer is not going to make the paint chip however many times I take the glasses and cups out and in. 
Step by step: 
1. Sand thourogly
2. Use primer as your first coat, try and find a color that is close to the final paint color. 
3. Paint the final coat. You might have to have to do two coats, depending on how thick your first coat is. You'll decide and see. Luckily the third coat goes a lot quicker than the first or second!
4. Let it completely dry before you place anything inside of it. I would say 24 hours for the paint to really get hard, and so none of your things gets stuck.


So, I told you that there was no glass in the doors, in Norway the use chicken wire as the glass, and the look is very rustic meets classy with the glossy black. So I went online to find the cheapest chicken wire I could find, I ended up on amazon and it has 1" holes in the wire. I layed the doors on the floor and stapled the chicken wire to the wood frame. I was able to get it pretty thight without anyones help, but it probably would be easier if your friend helped you with that step.. Or all of them ;) 
So here you go, easy trick to use if you don't have money to buy glass doors. I absolutely love the look! What about you? xo.Abella