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Cinco de Mayo (or is it?)

May 7, 2011

Okay, I know it’s no longer the fifth of May but cut me a break I was too busy shopping, mani/pedi-ing, eating and sipping margs to post on the actual day.

As you may have noticed, I’m not much of a Mexican food eater, but I make exceptions.  And Cinco de Mayo is definitely one of the times when I do. 

Plus I just love fajitas and will make any excuse to eat them.

I may not love Mexican, but I do love…

Fajitas.  And shrimp.  And a combo of the two.


And I may not love spicy foods, but I do love…

Some heat on my shrimp, which is why I marinated these in:

  • olive oil
  • hot sauce
  • garlic powder
  • cinnamon
  • salt pepper
  • cayenne
  • paprika
  • water


I may not love plain avocado, but I do love…

GUACAMOLE.  Capital letters are required for a love this strong.


I went the lazy route and just mashed some avocado with bottled salsa then threw in some garlic powder, salt and pepper and Joey declared it “Oh-my-god-good.”  I should be lazy more often.


And because I ended the day on Wednesday when green food, why not start the next day the same way?

No, there was not guacamole in my overnights oats, although that doesn’t sound half bad.  Okay, it does.

Green Monster Oats

  1. Blend spinach, banana and almond milk.
  2. Mix with 1/2 cup oats, chia seeds and additional banana slices.
  3. Refrigerate overnight.


Kinda goopy, totally good.



Love licking nut butter off the back of a spoon Smile


I may not love Mexican, but I love an occasional margarita.

Especially when it’s of the strawberry variety.  And doesn’t taste like tequila.


We had dinner at Zolo in Boulder.  Sitting on the patio with the mountains in front of me was divine.

As was Joey’s shrimp and red chile tamale, which I definitely stole some bites of.


And my tilapia tacos were slightly lack-luster in comparison but that avocado crema was delicious.

Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?  I’m pretty much a sucker for any and all holidays that involve food, surprise surprise Smile

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2011 6:27 PM

    You don’t like mexican food?!?! Oh my gosh. Mexican food is my favorite!

  2. May 7, 2011 7:06 PM

    80% of the time I eat out, it’s Mexican.. so good!
    My favorite thing about Colorado is being able to do pretty much anything and having a view of the mountains. I lived there for 9 months when I was 9.

  3. Mandi permalink
    May 7, 2011 9:31 PM

    I love mexican! And those tilapia tacos and shrimp tamale both look delicious. I actually don’t really celebrate cinco de mayo. I only heard of it for the first time last year and completely forgot about it this year. :/

  4. May 8, 2011 3:25 AM

    Why is it the easiest things that always get “this-is-OMG-good”?! Makes me kind of think “well, I’ll just combine graham cracker crumbs and peanut butter for you more often instead of baking trays of cookies.” baha.
    No cinco de mayo celebration for me…and I can’t really say Mexican and I are the best of friends, either. When I get a craving for it, I WANT it…but then am set for another couple weeks. Or months…

  5. May 19, 2011 5:33 AM


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