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denim | similar tee | similar duster/dress | espadrilles | lipshade lana

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it’s national margarita day, gang! who knew? looks like date night will be held at home as i have a fantastic jalapeño margarita recipe that i’ll share with y’all. and what goes with margaritas? since mexican/asian fusion is kind of a big deal these days and we lived in Asia for many years, i thought i’d whip up an easy and healthy dish – Poke Bowl (pronounced POH-keh). it’s a surprisingly easy meal to prepare, and it’s delish! i promise. but first, let’s set the scene.

colorful placemats and napkins are a must for national margarita day. it’s a fiesta in the making and spices things up! guess who’ll be ready for cinco de mayo that will be here before we blink? mexican bubble glasses add the finishing touch. 

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j.crew striped tee, madewell denim dress, ann taylor white denim, tory burch espadrilles

placemats | napkins | similar glasses | napkin rings

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the first step is sashimi grade tuna cut into bite-size pieces.

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whisk together a soy-sesame marinade and add tuna.

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there are so many toppings that go with to a Poke Bowl so go ahead and pick your favorites. today, i chose cucumbers, cilantro, broccoli sprouts, scallions, and chopped peanuts. not pictured is chopped avocado. add room temperature rice, any kind of rice, and your meal is complete. our favorite? basmati. recently i discovered a lovely basmati quinoa blend that’s scrumptious! didn’t i say it was easy to celebrate national margarita day?

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j.crew striped tee, madewell denim dress, ann taylor white denim, tory burch espadrilles

Tuna Poke Bowl
Serves 2
A traditional Hawaiian seafood
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. Seafood
  2. 1 lb Ahi tuna, sushi-grade
  3. Produce
  4. 1 Avocado
  5. 1 Pickled ginger
  6. 2 Scallions
  7. Condiments
  8. 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  9. Pasta & Grains
  10. 1 Brown rice, Cooked
  11. Baking & Spices
  12. 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  13. 1 tsp Sesame seeds
  14. Oils & Vinegars
  15. 1 tsp Rice wine vinegar
  16. 1 tsp Sesame oil, toasted
  17. Deli
  18. 1 Seaweed salad
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and seeds, and red pepper flakes in a medium mixing bowl. Add the cubed tuna and scallions, gently stir together to dress the tuna. Marinade for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, pit and cube the avocado (the chunks should be of a similar size to the tuna. Add to the tuna, and gently mix together to distribute the avocado.
  3. To serve, scoop rice into bowls, top with tuna poke, seaweed salad, and a few pieces of pickled ginger.
Notes
  1. Substitute salmon for tuna if you prefer a milder fish.
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Spicy Jalapeño Margarita
A spicy variation to the traditional margarita
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Ingredients
  1. Produce
  2. 1 slice jalapeño
  3. Condiments
  4. 3/4 oz Honey
  5. 3/4 oz Lime juice, fresh
  6. Beer, Wine & Liquor
  7. 1/2 oz Elderflower liquor
  8. 2 oz Tequila
Instructions
  1. For the salted rim, take a lime wedge and coat the rim of a rocks glass. Dip in margarita salt, rotating until coated.
  2. Combine all ingredients (except for the ice) in a cocktail shaker. Stir until honey fully dissolves into the cocktail.
  3. Add a cup of ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Pour straight into the old fashioned glass with the (now crushed) ice from the shaker. Garnish with a lime wedge. (for less heat, don't shake the jalapeño into the cocktail, only add as garnish and stir).
Notes
  1. NOTES
  2. Be sure to dissolve the honey into the drink before adding ice. This is to prevent the honey from freezing/clumping when shaking.
  3. If you prefer more spiciness, shake the jalapeños in the shaker along with the ice to fully infuse the cocktail.
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happy national margarita day, ladies! enjoy.

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10 Comments

  1. Diane Wilson Dale wrote:

    What brand of nail polish do you prefer and what color? Thanks!

    Posted 2.22.18
  2. Kathy Lowe wrote:

    Love that lipstick! How late in the year can we wear red lipstick and still look appropriate?!

    Posted 2.22.18
  3. Rebecca Saffer wrote:

    It’s so funny – I didn’t know it was Margarita Day but I am going out for Mexican food tonight! I love your recipes, you must be quite the cook. I just wanted to also say that I love the flair you have for home decorations. The table is so vibrant and beautifully set with those colorful placemats and great glasses. Maybe a video about your home decorating skills are in order!

    Posted 2.22.18
  4. Sue Smith wrote:

    Ahhh, National Margarita day! Didn’t know that was a thing! Fun! Looks festive.

    Posted 2.22.18
  5. Lesley Watson wrote:

    A woman after my own heart! I’m also celebrating National Margarita day going out with friends. I have Jimmy playing in my car. I have those same place mats and the matching runner. I pull them out in the summer. We could use some summer here in Colorado now, so they may come out this weekend. Happy Margi day!

    Posted 2.22.18
  6. Lisa Agostini Bruzzese wrote:

    Hi Beth, New to your blog and am loving your style. I noticed you wear quite a few J Crew pieces. I’ve been a long time Crewette but am finding less and less to my liking lately. The quality has just diminished. My tees all develop small holes and the “cashmere” is less than stellar. My crew neck merino’s pill after one wearing too. I haven’t given up though and was in there yesterday as I do love that classics with a twist vibe the clothes offer. Pickings were very slim though. Was wondering if you noticed the same and knew what was up. Love your hair. I’m 62 and just haven’t gotten brave enough to chop off mine.

    Posted 2.22.18
    • hi lisa!
      thanks for stopping by. i think all of us Crewette’s are in mourning. these days i shop j.crew factory/mercantile which i think is still holding its own. j.crew shoes, denim and blazers are good buys these days.and i like italian cashmere over the regular cashmere. have you shopped Boden or Everlane? both brands offer classic items. Boden has bright colors, great quality and has a fresh take on modern classics. Talbots is also a favorite of mine. you’ll be seeing all three brands on serious repeat this spring.
      xo

      Posted 2.22.18
  7. Judi Hume wrote:

    You had this old Texas girl at “jalapeno”! 🙂 Happy Margarita Day! I always enjoy your posts!

    Posted 2.22.18
    • hi judi! who could resist margarita day?! i hope you try this recipe it is delicious. of course, guacamole and chips would be the perfect accompaniment but i resisted and went with a healthy and yummy Poke bowl.
      xo

      Posted 2.22.18
  8. Kim Maggard wrote:

    love the table setting!

    Posted 2.22.18

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