Ever since my mom accidentally bought Gardein brand faux meat I’ve been in love, experimenting and cooking weekly with all the different “meats”. Finally, I came across what in my mind can only be called a perfect meal. I introduce to you, Mandain Mango Curried “Chick’n” over brown rice with spinach leaves.OH YES.
Gardein Mandarin Chicken
Bag of Spinach leaves
Archer Farms mango curry sauce
Begin by boiling your rice, or tossing it in the microwave like I do with my boil in a bag style.
Pour some oil into a pain and begin frying your “chicken”.
While that is frying, take your mandarin sauce, mango curry, and mayonnaise and combine in a small bowl. It should be about equal parts mayo and mandarin sauce, and as much mango as you’d like (I use quite a bit). Feel free to add some extra red pepper flakes if you’d like it spicier!
Once everything is done cooking you can put it together. Now, I have OCD so I’m really particular about the presentation. I start with about 3/4 cup of rice in each bowl, then add on a thin layer of spinach leaves, then the “meat”, followed by the pouring on of the curry.
Like I said this is one of my favorite meals I’ve learned to cook. Let me know if you try it!
Okay, New York City isn’t the City of Lights, but rather the city that never sleeps. My friend Aleia dropped in yesterday as a quick surprise, which was great! We got some amazing Thai at Republic in Union Square, then headed uptown to Times Square for a few moments of playing pretend as tourists, before heading to a friend’s bar.
Dad’s hand me down shirt
gifted Levi’s jeans
Wil Pair heels
TopShop studded bracelet
Forever21 silver cuff
Aleia’s trip to see me was so impromptu all she had with her was pajamas and a maxi sun dress, so I dressed her in my leopard vintage shirt, Blue Asphalt jeans, Aldo wedges, and TopShop clutch and cuff. It was such a fun night, and I’m so excited to have her here for a few days! and to be my living Barbie doll 🙂
Lat Friday I dragged myself off my couch to go to dinner with a couple blogger friends.I blindly got dressed in a matter of minutes when I realized our reervations were an hour earlier than I originally thought. I think I managed a pretty killer look, don’t you think?
For dinner we went to Cafetasia, this lovely little Thai fusion place right by NYU. Nicole and I opted for frozen daiquiris, hers being pineapple something and mine strawberry banana. Monroe and Nike stayed away from the liquor, but still had delicious drinks(we all shared a bit for tasting purposes). I had a salad, delicious veggie spring rolls cut like sushi, and obviously, rice. I must say, I’m a queen with chopsticks, even when I’m being a goon.
I wore this dress from the 80’s this nice little thrift store around the corner from my apartment. It was only $5! While I feel like I’m going to my 1985 prom, I still love it, especially when I punk it out like I did here with my Jessica Simpson boots,TopShop, Stein and Blye, and Bali bracelets, Peter Grimm hat, and Aldo three finger ring. My bag was also thrifted, from Savers in East Providence, RI. And now, I leave you with a music video.