To The Bahamas!

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Today I’m off to the Bahamas with my aunt (and godmother)! I’m so incredibly fortunate to have some one-on-one time in warm weather with her, which can be hard to do with the distance (she lives in NY). I’ll be packing bold and bright colors in celebration of the warm weather and vacation. Be prepared for some exciting snaps of the trip! You can also see real-time photos on my Instagram.

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Thai Veggie Noodle Bowl

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I’ve always loved the idea of making zucchini noodles in place of pasta. I love a good hearty pasta dish, but these veggie noodles are such a great and healthy alternative. It took years to finally buy a veggie pasta maker, but I finally did and meals haven’t been the same since! I highly recommend it — it’s really inexpensive and I use mine often.

This bowl is incredibly easy to make, and I love how it’s stored so you can use it over and over again for lunches. First, I make the zucchini (and carrot) noodles, and afterwards I make the sauce separately and store in a mason jar and refrigerate. The sauce lasts forever and the veggie pasta is incredibly easy and quick to make, so you have a healthy, prepared lunch in no time. Also, once you buy these ingredients you can make an infinite amount of servings of this dish — very cost-friendly!

Ingredients:

Pasta:

2 zucchini

2 large carrots

2-3 scallions

1.5 cups shredded chicken (or shrimp/tofu/protein of your choice)

handful of mint leaves

cilantro to taste

Dressing

6 tbs sesame oil

5 tbs low sodium soy sauce

2 tbs fish sauce

juice of 2 limes

1 tbs red pepper flakes

2 tbs honey

2 cloves garlic (I used 1 tbs roasted garlic)

Directions:

1.) Make the zucchini and carrot noodles with the veggie pasta maker and place into a large bowl. Add scallions and the handful of mint leaves.

2.) Grab a small separate bowl and add all 7 dressing ingredients. Stir until fully mixed and pour into a mason jar to keep well. Lasts a long time!

3.) Serve yourself! Add shredded chicken, cilantro leaves, and dressing to taste. Store leftover sauce in mason jar in the refrigerator.

Serves 4.

Voila! I’ve been taking this dish to lunch at least once a week for the past three weeks. I may be a little obsessed. Enjoy!

Spring Trend: Shirt Dress

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Vince shirt dress (silk versions here and here, and this one for $50) / sandals (designer versions here, similar here in “cognac”) / belt (similar) /Michael Kors watch / Kate Spade bag (similar and similar)

Today I’m sharing with you the last installment of my Spring Trends series (I shared the first two here and here)! Shirt dresses are one of spring’s biggest trends this year – they’re in every fashion magazine and on every runway. The great thing about this trend is it’s easy to wear, and it’s versatile through all seasons. I love this one and this one, and ASOS has a list of options here.

I’m busy this week both packing for my move, and I’ll be off to the Bahamas next Monday! A lot is happening, and though stressed, I’m also incredibly excited for everything ahead.

Sarah