Mixto Books & Bistro

Mixto Books & Bistro

If you are the kind of person that enjoys delicious food, great ambiance, and a good book then this Bistro in Miami Springs is the place for you!

Mixto Books & Bistro is home of the Guayabitas Milkshakes and the best croquettas and fritas in town! Trust me, you are going to want to take a drive to this hidden gem and afterwards you can explore the beautiful city of Miami Springs which was founded in the 1920s and was originally named Country Club Estates.

Here are some pictures of the delicious options on the menu and my favorite spot in the restaurant:

Enjoy!

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Please let me know if you decide to visit, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

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Spinach & Onion Omelette

Spinach & Onion Omelette

I love EGGS and on Sundays I love to get creative and make a delicious spread with of course eggs. This Sunday I made a Spinach and Onion Omelette cooked in Coconut Oil. So simple and delicious not to mention pretty!

Hope you all have a beautiful Sunday!

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Directions:

  1. In a non stick pan (or whatever you use) spray with coconut oil or cooking oil you prefer and heat on low/ medium heat.
  2. Next, dice 1 onion and cook in pan until browned.
  3. Next, mix in about 2 cups (less if you prefer) Organic Fresh Spinach.
  4. Stir and let cook.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk (with a fork) 5 large eggs.
  6. Add some salt and pepper and whisk into eggs.
  7. Pour eggs into pan and let cook about five minutes.
  8. Flip omelette over and cook on the other side about 5 more minutes. (to flip slide omelette onto a plate which should be easy if you use a non stick pan and flip)
  9. ENJOY!

Ingredients

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 middle onion
  • 2 cups fresh organic spinach
  • coconut oil cooking spray (or oil you prefer to cook with)

How to Spend the Perfect Valentine’s Day Evening at Home

How to Spend the Perfect Valentine’s Day Evening at Home

Love Is In the Air…

It’s February which means the season of LOVE. Are you feeling this Valentine’s season? Are you researching how to celebrate the holiday with your special someone? Are you on Pinterest looking for ideas? As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, I’m a newlywed so YES, love is in the air in our home but an abundance of funds aren’t. This Valentine’s Day we plan on spending the evening enjoying each other’s company at home with some romantic comedies on our Netflix. Just remember you don’t have to stress yourself out by over planning or over spending to make the evening special. Take a trip to the local DollarTree and buy a card along with some of your special someone’s favorite chocolate or candy maybe a couple of candles and you are all set for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Evening at home. Grab your goodies and your favorite blanket, light a couple of candles, and pick a romantic movie with your love and CUDDLE.

Here’s a list of my favorite romantic comedies currently streaming on Netflix.

  1. Bridget Jones’s Baby
  2. Love Actually
  3. No Reservations
  4. Leap Year
  5. Hitch
  6. Midnight In Paris
  7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  8. Must Love Dogs
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. Larry Crowne

10 Movies to Watch this Valentine's Day Streaming on Netflix

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25 Free Date Ideas

25 Free Date Ideas

As a newlywed, my husband and I are always on the hunt for fun things to do that doesn’t involve spending money. We love spending time together and doing adventurous things but at the same time we are saving up for the future (buying a house). Therefore, we are always on the hunt for fun FREE things to do. Thankfully, living in South Florida we can do outdoor activities year round which we love.

So I’ve made a list of 25 Things to do with your spouse that doesn’t involve spending money. Things that we have actually done and have had a blast!

1- Go for a walk- hold hands and enjoy the sights
2- Find a free yoga class (online, at the beach or park)
3- Go Hiking
4- Bake something together
5- Movie night at home
6- Play a board game
7- Play online games together
8- Make dinner together
9- Give each other a foot massage
10- Star gaze together
11- Visit a farmer’s market
12- Draw each other’s portrait
13- Go to the beach
14- Go to a local free movie
15- Give each other a back massage
16- Volunteer
17- Visit a museum on its free night
18- Get lost on purpose
19- Make a relationship capsule
20- Have a Spa day at home
21- Build a blanket fort
22- Plan a future vacation
23- Have a picnic in the backyard with candles
24- Go on a bike ride
25- Read a book together

 

 

 

Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins are perfect for Valentine’s Day to share with that special someone or for any occasion. So simple to make plus now you know what to do with those ripe bananas!

Ingredients needed:

  • 2 ripe bananas (peeled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (or nut butter you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Spray muffin pan with coconut oil or whatever non stick oil spray you prefer
  • Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in blender on high until all ingredients are smooth
  • Next mix in chocolate chip by hand
  • Divide evenly in muffin tray (should make 12)
  • Bake for about 15 minutes
  • Let cool for about 10 minutes before enjoying

So simple and yummy, enjoy!

Valentine's Day Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos

I always get asked how to make the perfect breakfast tacos so here I’m going to break it down for you! I’m going to show you have to make a healthy and delicious breakfast taco like a pro!

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These are two variations; one with two eggs and the other without.

  • First, start with your tortillas. I like to use Ezekiel flourless sprouted Tortillas and heat them in a pan with a little non stick coconut oil spray on low heat. Flipping them over when ready.
  • Second, in the same pan or a different one spray again with coconut oil and crack two eggs season with a pinch of salt and pepper if you wish and cover almost completely over low/middle heat so that the eggs whites all cook but you still have the perfect yolks.
  • Next, we start to assemble the tacos while the eggs finish up. We place the two tortillas side by side and layer with a handful of organic spinach, half a sliced avocado, and nice amount of smoked salmon (depending on how much you like), season with a little extra virgin olive oil and a 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar.
  • Finally, you top with the two eggs or eat without eggs if you prefer.

Enjoy!! Now you are ready to host Sunday Brunch like Pro!

Ingredients needed:

  • 2 organic eggs
  • organic spinach
  • good smoked salmon
  • salt & pepper
  • non stick cooking spray ( I use coconut oil)
  • Ezekiel Flourless Sprouted Tortillas (or whichever you prefer)
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

 

 

Grandpa’s Picadillo

Grandpa’s Picadillo

For the month of January I participated in a Ladies Only Challenge with 10 other foodies in which we had to make a dish using 10 ingredients or less not including salt, pepper, and oil. Picadillo is a dish that Cuban people eat that was brought over from Spain and being that my grandfather was Cuban/ Spaniard and would have been 92 years old this past January I thought it only fitting to make a dish in his honor.

For this dish you will need the following ingredients pictured below (cumin not pictured but did add to the meat):

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Steps:

Rice

  • wash white rice (rinse and drain) then place into a middle saucepan
  • add 1 1/2 cup of water
  • add about 1 tbsp of salt and 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil (or oil of your prefer)
  • place on high heat and once boiling reduce to low heat and cover with lid and let cook for about 15 minutes
  • once finished leave covered but remove from heat for about 5 minutes and then fluff with a fork

Beans

  • use Goya ready made black beans
  • remove from can into small sauce pan
  • add 1 tsp of pepper and 1 tsp of salt and stir
  • warm up on middle heat until hot

Picadillo (ground beef)

  • heat about 1tbsp of extra virgin olive oil (whatever oil you prefer) in a pan
  • add half of 1 large diced onion to pan stirring occasionally
  • once onions are a little browned add 1 tbsp of minced garlic to pan and stir
  • add about 3/4 pound of ground beef (I use organic grass fed beef)
  • add 1 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp pepper, 1 tbsp complete seasoning, 1 tbsp cumin to meat, stir
  • once meat is almost done add diced green olives
  • mix together and let simmer for a few minutes until flavors are mixed together

Serving

Enjoy as you like! I like to pour my beans over my rice with the meat on the side along with half an avocado.

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound good ground beef
  • 1 cup rice
  • salt and pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp Badia Complete seasoning (sazon completa)
  • about 12 Manzanilla Olives diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • half of a large onion diced
  • 1 cup Goya ready made black beans
  • half an avocado

Enjoy!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

It’s finally here! A quick and easy way to make your very own energy bites. I don’t know about you all but I find some of these healthy snack bars to be a bit pricey and when you are like me who is always on the road you need to have simple healthy snacks with you at all times so those purchases can add up quickly. These energy bites are perfect to take with you in the morning if you don’t have time to make breakfast, have in your breakfast bowl, or to have with you in the car or at work for a snack, or if you are like my husband he just eats a couple while heading to the gym for a little more energy.

I made these with whatever I had in the pantry that’s how versatile they are. You can add some nuts or even dried fruits. Whatever you prefer…

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For this recipe you will need the following ingredients;

Mix all your ingredients together and then place in an air tight container in the refrigerator for about 20- 30 minutes.

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Once cooled spoon out whatever size you desire and use your hands to roll. Makes about 25 Bites. Keep in refrigerator for up to 6- 7 days (if they last that long!).

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Enjoy!

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Yardhouse.

Yardhouse.

Good Morning!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I know I did because I was able to catch up with old friends by my Grad School days. I met up with my now friend then fellow intern and now friend then supervisor (I guess you could call her that, I was her intern). We had so much to catch up on and what better way to do that then having a delicious lunch and perfect weather. It was a cool 60 degrees in South Florida yesterday. We decided to meet at Gulfstream Park which if you haven’t been I highly recommend it. You can enjoy some shopping, dining, and catch some horse racing. It’s definitely an experience! Needless to say, we all had a wonderful time.

Check out some of the delicious food we shared…

1-ONION RING TOWER -beer battered, parmesan, chipotle ranch, buttermilk ranch.

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2- GRILLED KOREAN BBQ BEEF- boneless short ribs, spinach, daikon radish, green onions.

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3-COCONUT SHRIMP- spicy green papaya salad, sweet chili sauce, basil pesto.

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4- CALIFORNIA ROLL- crispy rice, crab, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, serranos, masago, nori, mirin soy, cilantro.

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5-POKE NACHOS- marinated raw ahi, avocado, cilantro, serranos, green onions, nori, sesame seeds, sweet soy, sriracha aïoli, white truffle sauce, crispy wontons.

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6- S’MORES BROWNIE- graham cracker crust, roasted marshmallows.

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7-STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE- buttermilk biscuit, fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream.

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