Julianna Strickland

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homemade corn tortillas

I never liked corn tortillas until I visited Mexico years ago and tasted my first handmade one. WHOA. When they’re hot off the grill they’re soft and warm and so insanely delicious. I asked if someone would teach me how to make them (good news, I found a willing taker) and now they’re something I love making at home.

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a few days in paradise: cabo travel guide

It’s no secret that I adore Mexico.  It’s bright and colorful and vibrant and has completely captured my heart.  This past December David and I took our first trip to Mexico together. We had plans to spend Christmas with my family in Kansas City, but I decided that I needed some sunshine and ocean swimming before I could hang out in freezing Kansas, so I checked Southwest and saw that flying to Cabo was super affordable and really easy from LA (just a single 2 hour flight, such a dream!).  I have to admit I was skeptical about Cabo - I was worried it was going to be a little too touristy and crowded and party-focused, but I can happily admit that I was wrong. Overall it was a pretty perfect getaway, here’s what we did and why it was so great!

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sweet potato smoothie

If you’ve been following my instagram lately you’ve probably seen that I’m a smoothie addict. It’s such an easy way to get a lot of veggies and nutrients into your body first thing in the AM! But sometimes I get bored of green smoothies and ALSO it’s good to eat more grounding foods like sweet potatoes and ginger in the cold months, so this smoothie is perfect for the winter.

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chicken pozole verde

David and I spent Christmas this year in Kansas where we had a delicious white chicken chili at Old Mill Tasty Shop. After coming home to LA, David asked if I’d recreate something similar to eat at home. Because he doesn’t love beans, I went for something more akin to a pozole verde so we could use hominy instead. Pozole verde usually has pork instead of chicken, but I prefer the taste of chicken so I went with that. Because of these swap outs it’s not super traditional, but the end result is still really tangy and hearty and healthy!

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