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Butternut Squash Tacos

June 5, 2014

Healthy Delicious Easy Butternut Squash Tacos || AntsyHands.com

 

Ingredients:

Butternut Squash, cut into small cubes

Ground black pepper

salt

lime juice

hazelnut

coconut oil

tortillas

lettuce, shredded

sour cream

cotija cheese

Procedure:

1. Start with cut and peeled butternut squash pieces – you can either buy the already peeled squares or you can peel it yourself.

2. Season the butternut squash with the salt, black pepper, nutmeg, and lime juice (proportion the season ingredients to the amount of butternut squash), let it sit for 15 minutes.

3. Seer the seasoned butternut squash with coconut oil in a small frying pan.

4. Heat up the tortillas.

5. Place cooked butternut squash in the tortilla, top with shredded lettuce, sour cream, and cotija cheese.

Easy Butternut Squash || AntsyHands.com

Delicious Butternut Squash Tacos || AntsyHands.com

 

¡buen provecho!

 

14/52

April 13, 2014

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week 14: A faceless and spotless giraffe.

10-13/52

April 7, 2014

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week 10 – 13 : I’ve been working on this little tiny motorcycle for the past month. I have been plotting and creating on and off for the past month. I made a few pieces and then took them apart, then created completley new ones. This one was a challenge… but I’m quite happy with the end result.

side note: the crazy monkey “riding” the tiny motorcycle is my little sister.

9/52

March 9, 2014

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“a picture of my crochet/knit projects >> once a week, every week in 2014″

Week 9: Pink Mini Hippo!

Rooted: Tamales de Elote

March 8, 2014

The older I get, the more interested I become in my roots. I was born in the United States but both my parents were born in Mexico. There are many cultural things that I take for granted, food being the biggest one. I’ve always had my mom or an aunt that cooks amazing Mexican food, and to make things worse I live in the Los Angeles county so there is a Mexican food place at every corner. But I thought I would try making one of my favorite foods, tamales de elote. Tamales are traditional dish that consists of a masa (corn-based dough) wrapped in a type of leaf, which is cooked by steam. Tamales de elote are not the easiest tamales to make, and they are not too common because of the difficulty to make them just right. But like they say, practice makes perfect …

And here was my first time…

Cutting Corn || AntsyHands.com

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Tamales || AntsyHands.com

My aunt has a molino (grinder) in her backyard and we decided to get together to make a big batch of tamales. We started with imported Mexican corn, bought from a local Mexican store. Then we removed the corn from the cob, and then we grinded the corn. We made a masa mixture with butter, Maseca, sugar, cinnamon, and the grinded corn. We then wrap the masa with the corn leaves, and placed in a steamer to cook.

I think I did quite well for my first time. We have to try a few different measurements of the ingredients but all in all, I would call this a success!

¡buen provecho!

8/52

March 1, 2014

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“a picture of my crochet/knit projects >> once a week, every week in 2014″

week 8: I made a rhino.

7/52

February 21, 2014

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“a picture of my crochet/knit projects >> once a week, every week in 2014″

week 7: another mini elephant.

 

Heart Yarn Bomb >> #sheepishheartbomb

February 17, 2014

Hiking Trail Heart || AntsyHands.com

Meredith from One Sheepish Girl organized the second #sheepishheartbomb for February 14th; and of course, I participated! I love an excuse to yarn bomb! This yarn bomb event consisted of making hearts and “sharing” the love. I made a few stuffed hearts and placed them around my typical routes.

The first heart was placed on my hiking trail. I was so excited place this little heart! I wanted to share some love with people struggling up the mountain. My hiking trail has a steady stream of hikers, and I am pretty sure lots of people saw the lovely little heart. For the tag, I wrote: “always remember… you are loved.” On a side note, I hiked the same trail the next two days and the heart was still there! I even got to show my cousins and siblings.

Hiking Heart Close Up || AntsyHands.com

The second heart I placed on the door to enter into my office building. This door is one of the busiest doors. I wanted to share the love as people came in to work. I work the early shift, so the rest of the later shifts got to see the heart as they entered. Then on my lunch on moved it to the door handle on the inside, so people can see on their way out to lunch.

Work Door Heart || AntsyHands.com

Work Heart || AntsyHands.com

I always enjoy doing these yarn bombs, but they do stress me out a bit.

One thing I learned during the yarn bomb preparation is that : Less is more. I was a bit ambitious, as always, and made two different yarn bomb concepts. And I only ended up using one… the stuffed hearts. But at least I have my idea for next year ;)

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