I know we are way past the Academy Awards now but I don’t think it’s ever too late to look at the fashions and throw a recipe in the mix! Last year we got together with some family and put some money on the different categories, which I of course won because I am a pop culture hound. This year it was just me and the husband, which ended up being a nice lazy Sunday; slept in, went for a run, made a nice dinner and watched the Oscars with a huge bag of popcorn (with salt and vinegar seasoning obviously).
My picks for best dressed as follows….
2nd Runner Up
Charlize Theron in Dior
Not that crazy about the sheer skirt/train situation but her bod looked so amazing and I loved the sheer straps and the necklace. (source)
Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
When I first saw this I thought it was sort of plain, but when you saw her move and walk the skirt was glistening like fairy dust. The dress looked so amazing on her skin, she looked like a modern day Cinderella at the ball. (source)
Kate Hudson in Versace
I mean, do I even need to say anything about it? The fit, the half cape, the way it moved. The whole thing was to die. (source)
I thought Ellen was such a good host, so funny and I of course retweeted her group selfie.
For dinner I made honey lime chicken, baked yams and a cucumber salad. It was good to make this chicken on a day off because I marinated it for like 5 hours. In that time I was able to do a hair mask and go on the treadmill.
I love having a treadmill at home, it’s so nice when it’s this ridiculous deep freeze weather. We also have a few set of weights, so working out is so convenient – just head to the basement and watch your “stories” while doing it. I use the “Dreamy Hair Treatment” from Uniquely Pure, it’s all natural and home made. The mask is coconut oil, argan oil, bergamot, rosemary and chamomile. I put it directly on my dry hair and leave it on for hours and hours, I have extremely coarse, curly, and dry hair though so in terms of the amount of time you leave it on – use at your own risk! Then I wash, condition and style like normal. My hair feels like spun silk after. You can find them here.
Honey Lime Chicken
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- minced garlic and ginger
- pinch of cumin
- season with salt and pepper before baking
Combine all ingredients besides chicken and salt and pep in bowl and whisk well, when you are ready to cook preheat oven to 400. Pour mixture over chicken breast in a baking dish. I covered and left in the fridge for 5 hours, but only because I had all day, marinating for an hour is fine. Flip the breasts halfway through.
When you’re ready to bake them, squeeze a fresh lime over all three breasts and season with salt and pepper.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
I also pre made the cucumber salad to let it marinate through the day.
Asian Cucumber Salad
- two cucumbers, sliced very thin
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
- sprinkle of chili flakes
- sprinkle of sesame seeds
Whisk everything but your cucumbers together, then fold cucumbers into mix and toss to coat. I marinated for several hours, then strained before serving.
I served the chicken and salad with baked yams, just because I love yams and they are so good for you. They’re so easy to make. Just peel and chop a jumbo yam, mix olive oil with s&p, oregano, parsley and a little cayenne pepper and drizzle that mix over chopped yams on a cookie sheet. Right before I put them in the oven I sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 400, flipping twice. I like them best when they are soft on the inside and a little toasty on the edges.
Tomorrow I am making a thin mint truffles and oreo truffles, so check back for those as well as an outfit post that will include my new hair colour I’m on the fence about. Have a great weekend!