Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos

A few weeks ago I thought it would be fun to make shrimp tacos, instead of our usual traditional tacos. Don’t get me wrong, I still love me a traditional taco, but I am always one to try something new. Yes, I’ve had shrimp tacos at a restaurant, but to make them at home seemed more time consuming than slapping some ground beef in a skillet and browning it up.  But I have to say this was pretty fast, easy, and filled with amazing flavor! I even made my own sauce to put on the tacos! I know, I got pretty fancy!  Since I had decided to make my shrimp sweet and a little spicy (it’s not really that spicy for those who aren’t spicy fans), I made the sauce to compliment the shrimp. This sauce may not be something you will want to dip your finger in, or lick the bowl clean, and that’s because the mix of spices and lime give it a tart flavor (not too tart, but enough).  But when put on top of the tacos it brings everything together. It’s soooo good!  Hope you enjoy these tacos as much as me and my hubby did!

What you will need:

Shrimp (I purchased a bag of frozen salad shrimp)
Corn tortilla shells (the soft ones)
Red and Green cabbage (or just purchase a bag of cole slaw mix – That’s what I did, but prefer to buy fresh and chop it)
Shredded cheese of your choice (I used lite Mexican blend)
Chili Powder
Cumin
Paprika
Light brown sugar
Garlic clove
Coriander
Cayenne pepper
Honey
Cilantro
Mayo (I use light)
Avocado
Lime
To make the shrimp

In a baggie put the following ingredients: ( I halved the below ingredients because there are only 2 of us. The following measurements are for about a pound of shrimp, so adjust to your needs).

2 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika

Close and shake bag to mix ingredients – then add in shrimp and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Shake until coated, pouring into a skillet. Sauté until you see the marinade thicken and caramelize slightly.Sauted shrimp

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Sweet & Girly

Chambray and yellow sundressHappy Monday my darlings! I just want to share one of my favorite looks. With the weather heating up nothing says warm weather like a sundress. Long, short, mid length – doesn’t matter. It’s one of my go-to’s when I don’t have a lot of time to spend getting ready. And as the days get even hotter who really wants to spend time getting all dolled up when we’d rather be in front of an A/C vent eating a popsicle? – or is that just me?

It was a pretty warm day in Los Angeles yesterday, and I could have worn my sundress sans the blouse over it, but I couldn’t resist adding a chambray shirt. I just tied it a little above my waist and instantly my outfit was transformed. I added some accessories, and a few soft curls to my hair to give my look a touch of sweetness. I completed the look with brown ankle boots to give it that little bit of country feel. Now, if I had a real pair of cowboy boots I would have taken it to a whole new level!

Hope everyone has a great week ahead, and that Friday is here before you know it! I’m trying to fight these allergies, but they are really kicking my behindy (my word mesh for behind and hiney)! Have a great day my lovelies, and stay amazing! Muah! xoxox

My look: Sundress: Thrifted (You can find similar styles here and here); blouse: Nordstrom Rack; Bracelet: old (you can find similar styles here); Rings: Forever21; Boots: old from Forever21; Canvas tote: old (You can find at places like Ross or T.J. Maxx); watch: vintage Bulova