Sunday, September 21, 2014

Veggie Time // Red Lentil + Carrot Tacos

I've been playing around a lot recently with vegetarian dinner options for me and the fam. I don't call myself a vegetarian because I will, should the occasion arise, indulge in good meat but I really don't like the taste of meat or chicken. I much prefer a creative dish made up of vegetables! This dish is inspired by the popular Cali "Taco Tuesday" trend. I buy most of my ingredients from Trader Joe's so if you're lucky to have one near you, I suggest using their brands for this recipe but all the ingredients are found anywhere. As always, using fresh veggies from the farmer's market makes every dish taste that much better. Simple, quick & kid approved.

What you'll need:
2 cup red lentils
2 cup chopped carrots
corn tortillas
olive oil
teriyaki sauce
vegetable stock
sour cream/plain yogurt (optional) salt + pepper

2 diced cherry tomatoes
1 cilantro bunch chopped
2 limes
1 small chopped white onion

[cole slaw]
1/2 head of cabbage, diced 1 lime salt + pepper 1. Mix all ingredients of your salsa and add salt + pepper to taste. You can also add some heat by using habanero or fresh jalapenos. In a separate bowl mix all ingredients of your cole slaw and chill in the fridge.

 2. Rinse and cook lentils as labeled with veggie stock, salt + pepper.

 3. Cook carrots in olive oil for about 3 minutes then add a couple table spoons of teriyaki sauce to caramelize. I like to keep them slightly crunchy!

 4. In a small pot, heat up 2 cups of olive oil and deep fry corn tortillas to make your own taco shells! I use tongs to shape. Drain and dry on paper towels.

Mix all your toppings in a warm taco shell and serve with sour cream or plain yogurt!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Party Time // Inspiration for our Welcome/Rehearsal Party

(photos via
A little Sunday inspiration I'm gathering for our welcome party "Pipes & Stripes."

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wedding Time // Engagement Photos

[photos by Purple Nickel]
A big thank you to Purple Nickel studios who did an amazing job...can't wait for wedding day!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

From The Soiree Girls Blog // What we Wore

A little post from our Soiree Girls Blog. Make sure to check out our new website too!

Isn't this skirt from Target awesome?! We thought so! This is what we wore to the Arizona Bridal Fair. Check back for more outfit posts from the Soiree Girls coming soon...Shop the Xhiliration Sequin Skirt here.

Friday, January 3, 2014

January Needs

January Needs

January Needs by asenda34 featuring boyfriend jeans

I'm going for FUN &  FUNKY in 2014.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Happy Holidays from the desert!

This holiday season has been one of the busiest for us working and doing pop-up shops for Tres plus planning a wedding but we managed to get some family photos in. Phew! Tim from Stellar Image Photography, who has taken our portrait before, did an amazing job once again.
Wishing everyone a happy holiday filled with joy, family, friends and cheer! Lots to look forward to in 2014...