Tahini Chicken with Bok Choy and Mango Salad

Tahini Chicken Salad

Salads are not just dieting food. Whoever underestimates salads doesn’t know anything about food! There is millions of different types of salads, and today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite salad recipes.

Tahini Chicken with Bok Choy and Mango Salad

20 minutes prep| Serves 4

Ingredients:

3 tbsp. of tahini

4 tsp. of honey

4 boneless chicken thighs

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil

4 cups of sliced baby bok choy

2 cups of red cabbage

1 1/2 cups of chopped peeled mango

Cilantro leaves

 

Steps:

  1. Mix the tahini & the honey in a small bowl and stirr. Heat a grill pan over medium-high. Rub the chicken thighs with the olive oil and add salt and pepper. Cook the chicken in the pan for 4-5 min on each side. Brush the tahini mixture on the chicken and cook 30 seconds on each side. Remove the chicken from the pan and cut into 1in piece.
  2. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey, sesame oil and vinegar into a large bowl. Add bok choy, the cabbage and mango. Top with chicken and sprinkle with cilantro.

 

I hope you enjoy it!

Sincerely, Josie

Recipe by Paige Grandjean

How to clean dog hair from your car

Hey hi!

Here is something you probably didn’t know about me: I have a dog! a beautiful 1 and a half year old Alusky (If you don’t know what an Alusky is- It is a mix between an Alaskan Malamute and a Husky). Like every double-coated dog he sheds like craaaaaaaazy, specially in the summer. When we got him I had no idea they shed so much, so I had to adjust all my cleaning and become a very skilled cleaner buahaha. Last weekend we went to visit my family in Boston so when we came back every inch of our car was covered with hair. Every.inch. It looked like we had seats made of fur. Literally. Okay,maybe I’m exaggerating a little, but seriously: it was bad. So we ended up cleaning the whole car, and because I have become a very skilled cleaner hahaha I thought I would share the very creative way we clean our car–it works!

here is a picture of CLOUD:)this is my dog cloud

Cleaning dog hair from a car

You need:

Car cleaning tools

What you need to do:

  1. Use the vacuum to get as much hair as you can from the seats with the pet hair power tool. You need to do this as throughly as it is possible. Take as much time as you need. Pet hair power tool image
  2. With the crevice tool, vacuum the corners and small places of the car (between the rug, in the door..ect)
  3. Take the hair brush and use it to clean behind the seats and where the vacuum does not reach.
  4. Finally, use the Lint Roller to finish up with the difficult left-over hair.

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Weekly Cleaning Schedule & Cleaning Key

Weekly Cleaning Schedule Print

Hello & Welcome!

Today I wanted to share my weekly Cleaning Schedule and Cleaning Key. It helps me to keep the house clean and tidy during the week. I hope you guys like it!

The Cleaning Schedule goes together with the Cleaning Key, that way it will make it easy to understand.

If you have pets (I have a dog that sheds like CRAZY) I will make another post about how to deep-clean when you have pets, but for now just add Vacuuming everyday.

Weekly Cleaning Schedule Print
Weekly Cleaning Schedule
Cleaning Key
Cleaning Key

 

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLE

 

 

 

 

Let me know if you like the Schedule and if it works for you and helps you maintain a clean house! I made it for myself and thinking in busy working women and mommies 🙂

To me it is important to have it written down because it makes the process easier since I just have to take a look at the Schedule and I don’t have to think too much about what to do next!

 

Sincerely, Josie

10 Simple Ideas for Fall Decor

Fall Decorations image

Inspiration for Fall Decorations

Autumn is definitely my favorite season. Colorful leaves on the street, pumpkin spice latte, cozy afternoons, blankets, sweaters, rainy days, movie nights, Halloween and thanksgiving….what’s not to love about autumn?

With all of these wonderful things also comes decor time! I don’t know about you, but I love, love loooove seasonal decoration. I think it helps a lot to make the house “homey”.

So here are 10 ideas for fall decoration this year: I hope they are a good source of inspiration!

1.Fall Wreath

Wreaths are one of the best seasonal decorations. You can customize them however you want and they look pretty almost everywhere (a wall, your front and back door..etc).

I will leave you here a YouTube video by Garden Answer( they are great!!). It explains in easy steps how to make your own wreath.

Here are the supplies you will need for this project:

2.Frame a printable

Click here for more of my free prints. And make a Fall Gallery Wall!

3.Flower arrangament

Flowers in buckets   Table decorations with red flowers

To decorate with flowers is easy, affordable and it makes your house look like a million bucks! Choose warm colors for the fall. (If you don’t know how to do a flower arrangement, I will post a tutorial very soon!)

4.DIY Sharpie Mug

This is an amazing DIY project for any time of the year, but I like to do it in the fall because it is when I use my mugs the most (colder/rainy days=warm latte/ hot chocolate). If you are like me, and have a collection of mugs (and you leave them everywhere) it would be even more amazing if some of the mugs were decorated for Autumn.

There is a bunch of ways to decorate a mug, but I will leave you here a YouTube tutorial by Creaternet.

 

5.Pumpkins

Everyone knows this one….Pumpkins for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving! I personally like to put them everywhere! On top of the media center, on the table as a center piece, on shelves, in the bathroom…Big and small, orange and white… mix them up!

Pumpkin and leaves holding white pumpkin

 

6.Autumn table cloth

Unless you already own a very “fall-y” tablecloth this is a good tip (yeah?) I love to add a little color on my dining room and get an orange, red, dark green or brown tablecloth. I got mine in amazon here.

Fall tablecloth

(A pic of my Autumn tablecloth) 😉

7.Books

Books decor     Chocolate and books

Okay, I don’t know if it is because I’m very romantic or because I love reading or because I love the forest and the mountains and I relate books to that, but I always thought that to decorate with books is a great idea. 1)Its cheap and 2) If they are lying around you might as well pick one up and read it! and 3) You can play with different colors, different sizes…etc. I usually like to do it during the fall and winter because I don’t know, it just works! Books are cozy! and in the summer I like to go outside more. So..use your books!

8.Fairy lights in mason jars

Create a relaxed and cozy atmosphere by putting these lights around the house. I put them in the bedrooms, livingroom, as a center piece for the table and also in the bathroom! It is great if you don’t want to have lighted candles everywhere in case something happens. (And its great if you have kids)

You can buy these here.

9.Scented candles

Pumpkin spice candle

Who doesn’t enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Scented Candle?? I love the smell of it! (Sadly my husband hates it so this year I’m replacing it with a Vanilla scent for my house)

10.Wheat bundle

You can put these in a mason jar, a vase, a pitcher…wherever you want. Here is a link to buy them in amazon but if you live around a wheat farm..take advantage! Ask if you can take a few bundles.

wheat bundle

 

I would like to add that you can also decorate with pillows, blankets and baskets! (I will be making a post about diy pillow designs soon)

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By the way, I just wanted to add that I do not do affiliate sales yet, and the only reason I put links to amazon in here is that I love amazon and it makes it easier for you to find the stuff you are looking for. I personally use amazon all the time, specially when I can’t -or don’t want- to deal with Nyc traffic.

Sincerely, Josie

Grilled Swordfish with a side of Mushrooms

Grilled Swordfish Image

Every night I go through the same thing: “Honey, what do you want to eat for Dinner?” “Hmm…I don’t know, whatever you want” “But that’s why I’m asking…what is it that you want?” “Hmm…I don’t know…” This goes on for about 15 minutes, and then I decide to cook something fast. It usually ends up being the same thing.

So…I decided to make a meal plan for the week and it is actually working very well! Now, every night I know what to cook for dinner. We end up eating healthier and better! Plus, we enjoy having something new and tasty everyday. (You can get this week’s meal plan here.)

So here is what we had for dinner tonight, it is my family’s recipe: Enjoy!

Grilled Swordfish and mushrooms Recipe:

Ingredients (For 2)

  • 2 pieces-Swordfish filetParsely
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 clove-Garlic
  • Some Parsley
  • 8oz- whole white mushrooms
  • 1/6 cup- whiskey

Instructions:

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  1. Cut the mushrooms in small pieces and place them in a pan with some Olive oil and salt. Move them once in a while so they don’t get burned.
  2. After 7 min,once they are cooked and have a brownish color, add the whiskey and continue cooking it for abour 4 minutes. And voila!

Swordfish

  1. Pour some olive oil in a medium sized pan (just enough for the fish not to stick on the pan), salt the fish and start grilling it.
  2. While the fish is cooking, cut the garlic and parsley into really small pieces (the smaller the better).
  3. Once the fish is grilled on both sides (that will take about 5 minutes in a medium fire), take the mix of garlic and parsley and carefully place it on top of the swordfish and serve.

Boom! It’s super easy and it takes around 15 minutes! Super healthy too!grilled swrdfish and mushrooms

Bon Appetit!

Sincerely, Josie