Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos
Until I made these tacos last week, it had been a while since I had actually cooked anything. First there was moving, then there was falling on stairs, then there was making myself sick by taking too many painkillers and drinking alcohol (obviously not smart, kids, don’t do it). And then the timing worked out that we didn’t have a stove or oven for a few days while we got a gas lined installed in our kitchen and got a new gas range delivered and hooked up. So although I pinned this recipe and fully intended to make it right away, I ended up having to wait. Which probably made these tacos taste even better, although I don’t really think they needed much help. I mean, they’ve got roasted vegetables, which are pretty much always delicious, plus Mexican spices and avocado and sour cream, which make anything better, so it’s a pretty potent recipe right there. And I can’t take any of the credit, because the recipe is pretty much entirely from here (I just tweaked it a tiny bit).
Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

Recipe from here.

For the Tacos:
1 1/2 Tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon water
1 (15 oz.) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 head cauliflower, washed and cut into bite-size florets
Small corn or flour tortillas
1 cup finely chopped red cabbage
1 large avocado, seed removed and diced
Hot sauce
Mild cheese, like mozzarella or cheddar, grated

For the Lime Crema:
1 cup sour cream
1/8 cup fresh lime juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, lime juice, olive oil, and water. Stir in chickpeas and cauliflower florets. Place seasoned chickpeas and cauliflower on two lightly greased baking sheets. Roast for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally during cooking, until chickpeas are slightly crispy and cauliflower is tender. Remove from oven and set aside.

To make the lime crema, place the sour cream in a small bowl. Whisk in fresh lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

If using flour tortillas, heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat and lightly toast tortillas until they’re browned on one side, then flip and toast the other side. To construct your tacos, take a tortilla and place roasted cauliflower and chickpeas on top. Top with red cabbage, avocado slices, grated cheese, and hot sauce. Drizzle lime crema over the tacos and serve!

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4-12-14 links
1. Dress up your bedroom with this easy DIY wall sconce.
2. This chain layer necklace is a fantastic statement piece. (Reminds me a lot of this piece.)
3. Make your own fun faux jewel and wire rings.
4. Got an awkward window nook? Then you can turn it into a cute little cafe corner.
5. Keep track of your keys with this pretty leather braid keychain.
6. Refresh tired linens by naturally dyeing them with beets.

Hot hairstyles for spring

This Sunday (4/13) the Portland Flea will be in St. Johns. Definitely going to check this out, since the venue alone (a converted funeral home) sounds worth the trip.

I’m a little bit obsessed with this eyelet dress.

Steven made us these oatmeal cinnamon pancakes for breakfast this morning, and they were really great.

Just in time for spring cleaning, here are 10 tips to get rid of old clothes.

Our mattress is currently on the floor, so we’re on a the hunt for a bed, and this one is at the top of my list.

 

DIY conversation magnets tutorial
With everything I’ve had going on lately, it’s been way too long since I’ve been able to post a new project. I’m so glad to be back to making tutorials, starting with these speech bubble magnets. They’re really easy, but would make a great gift packaged up with a few pieces of chalk or a chalk pen. As you can see, I’ve already had too much fun thinking up silly conversations between photos on my fridge. I bet they’d also work super well with a strip of pictures from a photo booth.

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Today I came across this list of 9 Free Ways to Refresh Your Wardrobe for Spring, and thought it had some great ideas. The one that really caught my eye, though, was number 7:

The article advises that you, “Hem only the lining of an old lace or eyelet skirt so that the lower portion becomes see-through and you can achieve that peek-a-boo look.” The reason that I took notice is that I did that exact thing to a skirt back in October of 2012 (wow, how time flies!).

It reminded me that I should pull that skirt out of the back of my closet and wear it this spring. But I also wanted to share the inspiration, because it really is a quick and easy update for a lace skirt.

My other favorite idea from that article is this one, to add a raw, ankle-length frayed hem to a pair of jeans. This example looks so good, but I think it depends on finding jeans with just the right fit.

What do you think? Would you use any of those tips?

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Last fall I posted about splatter paint ideas, and the trend has only picked up steam since then. I guess I should have been wearing some nice jeans or a tank instead of ratty old pajamas while I painted a couple of weeks ago, so I could’ve achieved the look organically. But it would be super easy to replicate with some paint or bleach, so here are some more splattered items for inspiration. Are you ready to throw some paint around?
paint splatter DIY inspiration
1. Tibi tank | 2. Anthropologie weekender bag | 3. Urban Outfitters tank top | 4. Raquel Allegra sweatshirt | 5. Zara shirt | 6. Paige skinny jeans | 7. Maison Martin Margiela sneakers | 8. Paige jean shorts

 
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