Whenever I discover something new I think of sharing it with you. It might be a new product I love, a favorite new recipe or an organizing tip that works for me! Today I thought I’d share a few of the things I love and if you like it, I just might make it a thursday routine!
I was in Florida for eleven days last month working with my business partner GiGi. While there, I’m always guaranteed to come home with great new ideas and below is my is one of my new favorites.
TIP # 1: The office organizer shown below from Wal-Mart sells for $15.54 online (I paid under $9 in the store) and is the PERFECT organizer for my make-up. I’ve always stored my make-up in a cosmetic bag and it drove me nuts to have to dig around to find what I want. Now, I might carry a small cosmetic bag with a few of the items in my purse for the day, but they always go back in this organizer when I get home. GiGi says when she travels, she just wraps it with cellophane and tosses it into her suitcase. I love that, don’t you?
TIP #2: Another thing that GiGi introduced me to is OdoBan. I have a black knit jacket that I adore, but it had a musty smell to it. I just couldn’t get rid of that smell. Between you and I, I think I left it in the washer too long a while back and its never been the same since. That is until it met OdoBan. I picked some up at Sam’s Club when I got home and added a cup to the final rinse cycle and voila! The smell was gone. This stuff is amazing! Next, I added it to a load with my husband’s t-shirts and socks. This time I just put it in the dispenser for the softener. I Really, really like this product!
TIP #3: When I was in Florida on vacation with my family in July, my favorite dinner was Mahi Mahi Taco’s from The Shrimp Basket.
Basically the taco’s are made with grilled/baked Mahi Mahi, finely shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, onion and shredded cheddar cheese in a small soft tortilla shell. Last night I re-created the recipe and instead of chopped tomatoes my husband used spicy hot Pico De Gallo – he loved it! He even went so far as to say it was his new favorite meal. You really could use any fish. I used mahi mahi and baked it in a dish with a thin layer of olive oil topped with the fish, a drizzle of lime and a coating of a lemon garlic seasoning. It was very simple. My favorite part of the whole deal though is the sauce. I found several recipes online for “white sauce for fish” and then came up with a version of my own…
I began with 1 cup of grape seed vegenaise (a non-egg mayo-like product sold in the refrigerator section of whole foods – it’s delicious if you don’t want to use mayo). You could also use plain yogurt or sour cream or a mixture of any of the three.
Using a whisk, I stirred in a splash of dill pickle juice (enough to make it thinner).
Then I added a generous squeeze of Gourmet Garden cilantro (tube in refrigerator section of herbs/veggies at Wal-Mart)
Along with a generous squeeze (or two) of Gourmet Garden Chili Pepper (in a tube also). I taste as I go. I like it lightly pink. The darker the pink, the more of a kick it will have.
Whisk the ingredients together and it’s the best fish sauce for taco’s ever! I served the taco’s with sweet potato fries and coleslaw. By the way, here’s a fourth tip…my favorite coleslaw is simple stupid, yet delicious. A cup of Marzetti’s slaw dressing (in the refrigerator section) + a one pound bag of shredded cabbage = the best slaw ever. Don’t bother with a fancy schmancy recipe. You can’t beat this. Yum.
Let me know if you try any of these! Have a great day! Amy xo