Sushi Bowls

A few years ago I lived in California for a little over 6 months and my sushi obsession began. You could get all you can eat sushi in just about every city and I used to grubbbb. Now, living in Oklahoma, I crave it often but cannot get all you can eat (meaning the sushi in Oklahoma is basically not worth my time or money..haha just kidding but to be fair it’s just not the same) so I make it at home. Although I love to make it, It can be very time-consuming to roll sushi for just myself. (Ryan is the pickiest eater EVER-won’t even look at it. LOL) The last time I was craving sushi I had every intention to make a few rolls until I realized I didn’t have any saran wrap and well… throwing everything in a bowl was easier.

It’s my new go-to and definitely saves me lots of time!

  • Sushi rice
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Wasabi paste
  • Soy sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Mayo

Chemical Free Face Moisturizer

Olive Oil….

Yep, you read that right. A lot of my friends/family are in complete disbelief when I sneak to the kitchen in search of the olive oil. Haha! But in all seriousness…..

Let me first start off by telling you that I have extremely dry skin. There is, what it seems, absolutely zero oil produced on my face, which is why I believe olive oil doesn’t make my face break out into a hot mess. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I get the occasional period pimple on my chin or forehead, but I’ve never had acne.

Lately I have been on an all natural/no chemicals in my moisturizer, lotion, shampoo/conditioner so I searched high and dry for the perfect moisturizer. It took me by complete surprise not being able to find a single lotion that wasn’t drenched with added chemicals, fragrances, etc. So if the price I have to pay is smelling like olives, then so be it. 🤷🏼‍♀️

I keep my olive oil in a small dropper bottle next to the sink in my bathroom so I (and guests) don’t have to see a large bottle of olive oil sitting on the counter. LOL. And it is easy for me to take with me when I travel.

A little advice: If you do decide to use a chemical free moisturizer such as olive oil, I would recommend making sure your face is very clean before applying.

FYI: Still searching for a Shampoo/Conditioner that is chemical free. Help a girl out if you have any recommendations!

OH and BTW: For lotion I use a lotion bar that is made out of Beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, and essential oil for fragrance. It is AMAZING! It is made by a company called Roark Acres. You can find it here!

Baked Salmon

Living in Oklahoma it’s hard to get your hands on fresh salmon. You try to convince yourself (and others) that the frozen salmon is just as good as the fresh, but it’s just not. The texture. The taste. The smell. No matter how much you doctor it up it’s just not the same.

I ran to the store yesterday to score some 75% off Valentine’s Day candy and grab a few other things. I picked up some salmon that was fresh, never frozen and happened to be marked down! Score and score!

This salmon recipe is by far my favorite. I find myself using this marinade every time I have fresh salmon on hand. It is so simple and I almost always have the ingredients on here at the house.

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You’ll need:

  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil

Mix all ingredients together and pour over salmon. Marinate salmon(in fridge) skin side up for 30 minutes to an hour.

 

Bake 425° for 15-18 mins. (Depending on how big of a piece of a salmon you have)

Enjoy!