Extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 bell peppers (any color), sliced
2 large portobello mushrooms, sliced length wise
1 packet of organic fajita seasoning
1 can of organic spicy (or plain) black beans, drained and rinsed
Corn tortillas (warmed)
Salsa, for serving
In a large sauté pan, heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil and add in onions, cook on medium heat for 6-8 minutes until onions are translucent and beginning to brown. Add in garlic, sauté for another minute then add in peppers and continue cooking. Meanwhile in another pan, sauté mushrooms in a tablespoon of olive oil for 8-10 minutes until cooked down and dark in color, deglaze the plan with a few heavy dashes of balsamic vinegar. Mix seasoning packet with a 1/4 cup of water and add into pepper pan. Toss everything together to coat and add in the mushrooms and black beans. Cook for another 5-10 minutes.
Warm tortillas in the microwave or oven. Spoon fajita filling onto tortillas, top with salsa and sliced avocado, and enjoy!
peanut butter & chocolate cookies
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup organic brown sugar
1 cage free egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
preheat oven to 350F. in a large bowl combine peanut butter and sugar and mix thoroughly. add egg and vanilla and mix together. then add oats, baking soda and salt. fold in chocolate chips. scoop rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
enjoy warm with a glass of cool almond milk
My 22nd year was awesome. I honestly didn’t think it could get any better than this last year — and for a second almost felt apprehensive to be leaving it behind. But like all years before, I loved waking up on Wednesday morning and taking ownership of my new title as 23. Apart from an unexpected prescription of antibiotics and a delay in travel plans, turning 23 was one of the most enjoyable weeks of my life. I felt (and feel) happier than I ever have before (despite being quite ill) and more loved and in love than ever. I had fun celebrating in Miami– one night dancing to Toro y Moi and Caveman at Grand Central, and the following night talking with friends at Lagniappe, a wine and jazz bar in midtown. I then spent the rest of the week in New York City – eating great food, celebrating some more and walking the refreshingly chilly yet sunny streets of TriBeCa. Whoever said turning 23 is a let down is crazy, I can feel it’s going to be the best year yet, I just know it.