All about the jumpsuit

Its officially summer but we are still experiencing some chilly weather in addition to heavy rain in Boston. I am still not complaining because after the winter we just had, a little rain is fine. The only annoying thing is having to wait to wear all my summer dresses. I currently have an obsession with jumpsuits and what better way to dress for a cool summer day than a long jumpsuit.
Jumpsuits aka Rompers are great for those times when you want an effortless yet stylish look. I find them to be a convenient outfit choice as you don't have to worry about what to wear at the top or bottom. This army green jumpsuit is from Forever 21, think I paid 25 bucks for it! I paired the jumpsuit with some gold and black heels for a slightly dressy look. Don't ask me what I was doing in the woods all dressed up though.



Are you into the jumpsuit trend ? Would love to hear your thoughts

Easy Spicy chicken and Rice casserole

You know when it comes to cooking on weeknights I like the recipes to be easy and low maintenance which I am sure you would agree with. This rice and chicken casserole is delicious and is so easy to make you will have time to relax after work. All you need to do is brown the chicken, cook the veggies,  add broth and throw it in the oven. Best of all it makes for great leftovers except that the BF ate all of it that night so next time I will make twice the amount.

Ingredients

1 pound boneless chicken thighs
1 cup Basmati rice
11/2 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp curry powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1 stalk celery chopped
1 carrot chopped
1 medium onion diced
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp fresh minced ginger
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
salt and pepper
coconut oil

Directions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Season chicken with salt , pepper and a tsp of curry powder.
- Heat a large pan, add tbsp. coconut oil and brown chicken thighs on both sides.
- While chicken is browning, chop onion celery,  garlic and ginger.
- After chicken has browned add onion, carrots, celery and remaining curry powder to pan and cook for about 2 minutes.
- Add garlic and ginger and cook for another minute
-  Add rice to chicken and veg mix. Make sure all the rice is coated in seasoning and transfer to a casserole dish.
- Pour chicken broth over rice, place rosemary springs over rice and cover with foil.
- Cook for 40 mins or till rice is cooked.


A New York moment

After a great trip to New York I am glad to be back in Boston relaxing and living my regular life. I have been to New York before but what made this trip even better was the fact that my sister was with me and she was experiencing New York for the first time. Although I prefer the tranquility of living in the burbs the energy of New York is undeniably amazing. 
We did the typical tourist activities however my favorite part was trying out new restaurants as you all know food is my first love. I put together some pictures to summarize my New York trip, pardon the unprofessional photographs.
Chilling the Sky Terrace
A walk in Time Square
Partying with my favorite girl
Lunch at the hottest seafood spot in NYC Catch
Another great lunch at The Smith restaurant
A quick alcohol free cocktail before the TMZ tour at the Summer Garden and Bar in Rockefeller Centre

A skirt worth twirling about

One thing I love about Spring and Summer is the fact that I get to feel girly again. There is something about wearing a flowy skirt or a cute dress that just makes me feel in touch with my feminine side. I found this black maxi pleated skirt from the Limited for only twenty bucks.....jackpot! Being that I am short girl I had to wear some wedges to prevent looking like a moving curtain and I couldn't help but twirl around in it since it was so roomy. 




Easy bulgar salad recipe

My clean eating journey is still going strong and I am hoping to convince at least one person to join me. Clean eating is involves cutting out processed foods and eating more fresh ingredients.
Every week I am going to try and share a clean eating recipe which brings me to this week's dish...a delicious Bulgar salad with cucumber, cherry tomatoes and a cilantro lime dressing. 
Not sure where to get Bulgar, try the Whole foods market bulk section. 

Ingredients
1 cup wheat Bulgar
1 cup chicken broth 
1 small Persian cucumber sliced
handful cherry tomatoes halved
2 spring onions
1 handful fresh cilantro chopped
1 clove garlic
1/2 a lime juiced
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp ground cumin
freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

Directions
- mince green onions, garlic, cilantro in a small food processor then add lime juice, Dijon mustard and olive oil. Mix together and set aside
- heat up a small saucepan, add a little olive oil followed by Bulgar and cumin, cook for 1 minute . 
- Add the chicken broth and cook covered for 10 minutes. 
- Uncover pot and cook for another 3 minutes. fluff with a fork to separate grains. 
- Mix Bulgar with the dressing and sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.