Friday Favorite: Simply Earth’s Essential Oils

You’ve probably heard a lot about essential oils and have become curious –Ā  I know I have! I mean, I know people who swear by them and all the benefits these provide; from better sleep to being more alert.

Since I wanted to personally find out what these oils were about, when a fellow blogger introduced me to Simply Earth; I took advantage of the opportunity to partner with them. Especially, because I liked what this company offers.

Simply Earth, gives back! And this is a big deal for me when trying new products. A total of 13% of their profits helps to stop human traffic.

So, what is Simply Earth? It’s an oil recipe box that works on a subscription system – monthly and quarterly. It includes 4 Essential Oils shipped for free to you. If you’re a complete beginner, like me – you may be able to receive a free diffuser when you start your subscription.

Essential Oils

My box included four essential oils, almond oil, two rollers, two inhalers with circle labels, glass beads and burlap sack, and six recipes.

Essential Oils

The recipes, were a huge help. Again, I am somewhat of a newbie at this, so having a guide was a great feature that this subscription box offers. Also, having all the necessary items to make each recipe was very helpful.

Essential Oils

Because my August box is a Back to School box, the recipes are about staying focused and awake. My personal favorite is the Backpack Refresher! It calls for Grapefruit, Almond Oil, Glass Beads, and a mini Burlap Sack. Once you follow the easy instructions, you simply toss it in your little’s backpack and that’s it. šŸ˜‰

Plus, the fact that it’s tested for purity, free of pesticides and has zero additives puts me at ease. As a mom, I don’t want anything in our home that can be harmful to us.

Essential Oils

Essential Oils

I am very impressed with Simply Earth, they’ve made my initial essential oils experience a great one. Go check them out and see for yourself. They site is loaded with useful resources, like a free ebook with recipes, so that you get the most out of each oil box.

Saludos,
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Easy Chicken Nachos

In all honesty, I think my daughter is more Mexican than Panamanianā€¦ At least when it comes to food. Otherwise, she loves Panama as if she was born and had lived there. I guess it’s just that magical of a place – yes, I’m totally trying to persuade you to plan a trip there and then come back to tell me all about it. šŸ˜‰

Back to food. She loves tacos and every Tuesday says, “Mami, it’s Taco Tuesday!” I love tacos too but I don’t want to eat them on a weekly basisā€¦ Instead of Tacos, I offered to make nachos – my husband’s idea – and she gladly accepted. Not to say that she runs things around hereā€¦ But sometimes she wins, especially when I don’t have dinner pre-planned.

I came up with some delicious and super easy chicken nachos, using ingredients that I mostly had. On the Border Monterey Jack Queso, Tostitos hint of lime chips, Two chicken breasts, adobo, corn, and jalapeƱos.

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Cajun Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a must have here at home. They’re super easy to make, so I make them about once a month. And they don’t need to be thawed out which is great. If I haven’t decided what to make for dinner on any given day, I can take these out of the freezer and have them ready in under an hour.

While browsing around Pinterest I found this Cajun Chicken Wings recipe and decided to give it a try. It was delicious by the way.

Cajun Chicken Wings

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Making Burrito Bowls is So Easy

Making Burrito Bowls is So Easy

It’s taco Tuesday! And while this is NOT a taco recipe, it’s the same cuisine so keep scrolling. šŸ˜› Last week, I made these super easy and delicious burrito bowls, they didn’t require much effort at all.

If you follow me on Instagram, you got a sneak peek on my stories. And because a promise is a promise, I am sharing the recipe below.

Burrito Bowls Toppings

Rice and Chicken

First, I made about a cup and a half of rice. While the rice was cooking, I seasoned three chicken breasts with a little bit of adobo, minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Once cooked, I chopped each breast, added a bit of cilantro and set aside.

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Lobster Tails in under 30 Minutes!

Lobster Tails in under 30 Minutes!

Making lobster tails? That was a definite first. Really, how many people think the lobster is a fancy meal?! I’m raising my hand on this one! It’s like steak; a special occasion meal.

Quite frankly, I never thought that lobster was affordable enough for me to buy and make at home. But while shopping I noticed the promotional price on the lobster tails; and I had to buy some.

I’ll confess that I got ahead of myself and bought the tails without having a plan on how to prepare them, but making them wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.

Cutting the lobsters tails

Cut through the top part of the tail with kitchen scissors. Then flip and crack the ribs through the bottom to open up the shell and loosen up the meat.

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Southern Style Pork Chops

I am not going to lieā€¦ Pork Chops are one of those foods that I don’t like to make. Why? Because, I had not found a good way to cook them. I mean, I have cooked them but never gottenĀ the flavor that I was looking for.

Then I got online and started searching and found a few ideas that I could try. This is what I ended up doingā€¦ Southern Style Pork Chops.

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