Natural Hair Week In Review

Since my last post, I’ve run my first marathon, teamed up with my longtime friend/boss Yoga instructor for weekly inspiration and I’ve committed to making one meatless dish a week. Whew…..

 

My first marathon held in Lafayette, La back in March

 Recipe

Crispy Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Lime Sauce

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Ingredients

Ingredients

Crispy Black Bean Tacos:

Avocado Lime Sauce:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded if desired
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions:

For the tacos:

    1. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
    2. Add two tortillas to the skillet and allow them to heat in the oil for about 10 seconds.
    3. Cover one side of each tortilla with 1/4 cup of beans, and top beans with 1 tablespoon Mexican Cheese Blend.
    4. Using a spatula, carefully fold the tortilla in half, on top of itself and press down with the spatula to shape the taco.
    5. Cook 3-4 minutes, then using a spatula flip the tacos and cook an additional 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned.
    6. Continue the process until all the tacos are done, adding additional oil as the pan dries out.
    7. Serve immediately.

For the sauce:

1. Add all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Yoga Inspiration

“You have to love yourself because no amount of love from others is sufficient to fill the yearning that your soul requires from you.”-Dodinsky

 

New Natural Hair Videos

My Natural Sistas shows us how to create a classy updo/

Juicesandberries uses avocado, an egg, honey, Jamaican Black Castor oil, Olive and Lavender oil to give her hair a shiny healthy finish.

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In Other Words, You Can’t Cook

….That was the response from one of my students when I explained to the class that learning a foreign language is like cooking, you get better with practice.

However blunt my student may have been, she was right.  I can´t cook. I enjoy it, I mess it up sometimes, I appreciate how it brings people together, but really, I can’t cook.

I’ve learned a lot from my culinary flops…like you don’t have to add a whole lot of water to a pot of cabbage. Or, don’t add all of the cheese sauce at once to macaroni and cheese.

We all make mistakes.  MyNaturalSistas shares some of the hiccups that she’s made on her natural hair journey……using too much heat and skipping her moisturizing routine.  She encourages us to share our own mistakes in order to help one another.  Enjoy!

Summertime Curly Fun

Although summer has not officially begun, my kids are out of school and my summer to-do-list includes dropping the kids off at the pool taking the kids to the pool, outdoor activities and finding creative, flirty hair styles for the summer.

I found a fun, short tutorial by My Natural Sistas that demonstrates how to create cute summer curls without the heat.  Enjoy and have a great summer!