Cleen Beauty

Cruelty-Free, Vegan, and Made in The USA caught my attention when I read about Cleen Beauty products. In fact, their entire Glossary had me mesmerized because none of their products contain harmful chemicals! The entire line of facial moisturizers, serums, and cleansers, are free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances, mineral oil, and more, and replaced with sustainable ingredients that are healthy for us and the environment. I first came across Cleen Beauty while searching for a Vitamin C Serum. I’m very critical, diligent, specific, and picky when it comes to my skincare products because our skin is … Continue reading Cleen Beauty

Puerto-Rican Red Beans and Rice (Habichuelas Guisadas)

Habichuelas Guisadas is an easy and quick meal to make! It involves a few staple spices such as: Adobo, Sofrito and Sazon. You can eat this as a side with Spanish white rice and chicken or pork chops, you can even add canned salchichas (sausages) and they are great as an addition!  Ingredients: 2 packets of Sazon 1.5 tbsp of Adobo 1 tsp Oregano 1 tsp Black Pepper 1 8oz can of Goya Tomato Sauce 2 tbsp Sofrito 2 tbsp EVOO 5 potatoes peeled and chopped 1 can of red beans Directions: Heat your EVOO in a large pot, … Continue reading Puerto-Rican Red Beans and Rice (Habichuelas Guisadas)

Puerto-Rican Rice and Beans (Arroz con Gandules)

Rice and beans! Who doesn’t love a delicious plate of authentic arroz con gandules? What I love the most is how simple this rice dish is but the intensity of the flavors! You can add olives, pimentos, and even diced ham.  Ingredients: 1 can of pigeon peas (partially drained) 3 bay leaves 3 tbsp sofrito 1 packet Sazon 3 tbsp EVOO 3 cups white rice 1 4oz can of tomato sauce 1 tbsp adobo 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 packet of ham flavoring or diced ham 4 cups hot … Continue reading Puerto-Rican Rice and Beans (Arroz con Gandules)

Classic Blue is The New Cool Hue in 2020

You can expect to see a lot of blue in 2020. Pantone unveiled that Classic Blue is the color for the year! Have we come full circle? Blue was chosen in the year of 1999 as well. Why did Pantone choose this shade of blue? According to Laurie Pressman, the Vice President of Pantone Color Institute and the individual who chooses the color of the year, “it’s a color that anticipates what’s going to happen next.” I suppose with all the tension in the world today, it makes sense. We’re all wondering what’s going to happen next, especially in the … Continue reading Classic Blue is The New Cool Hue in 2020