Summer Foods

Around my house, dinner is very important. We’ve got three busy teenagers and us two adults are even busier. So by the end of the day we are all starving! When it comes to summer foods, I have a really hard time mustering up the energy to even think about cooking dinner, let alone actually cooking it! It’s too hot!! But alas, we cannot eat out every night. Luckily for me, my Mister is an amazing cook and is always willing and able to whip something tasty up for the rest of us!

Recently he’s outdone himself on a couple of meals. So I thought I’d share those with you!

Chipotle Spiced Chicken Tacos: Tacos are the perfect food for summer. We always use bright, fresh ingredients and they are fast & easy to make!

TacoNight_11. Fresh cilantro, organic tomatoes, and fresh jalapenos. 2. The most delicious, Florida Made Salsa. If you haven’t tried it, go to Publix right now & get some! 3. Heating up the tortillas in the cast iron skillet makes them taste so good! 4. Just look at that tasty stack!

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Gaze upon this taco of beauty! Fresh Cilantro, goat cheese, sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, fresh jalapenos and chipotle spiced chicken. YUM! What’s your favorite way to make tacos?

I have a thing about pretty food. If it looks pretty and colorful, I probably want to eat it. So, I was flipping through a recent copy of Bon Appetite Magazine, when I stumbled across this recipe. We needed something for dinner that night, so I suggested we get the grill out and make some tasty chicken!

Spicy Grilled Chicken With Lemon & Parsley: Grilling is perfect for summer. All the heat stays outside and the grill makes the food taste amazing!

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So, what are your go to meals in the heat of summer? Leave me a comment and let me know. I’m ALWAYS in need of dinner inspiration! – Nicole

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Gorgeous Jupiter Townhome in Abacoa

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Another Phenomenal Rental Home Listed by the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team! This gorgeous Two Story, 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath, 1 car garage “Caravelle” model townhouse is set inside the elite community known as Martinique At Abacoa. Local amenities include basketball courts, racquetball courts, tennis courts, a skateboard park, roller hockey rinks, community playgrounds, baseball fields, multiple local golf courses, and being only seconds from the beautiful Jupiter beaches and renowned shopping. The price is right. The home is great. The location is perfect. When you take a look, this home will rent itself. For further details, please contact me, HERE.

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Meet Bianca, of Bianca’s Brazilian Bites

For the first interview on the newly updated blog I’m featuring Bianca. I haven’t met Bianca in real life, but I see her Brazilian Bites everywhere I go, in Jupiter!! Everyone I know that’s tried them, LOVES them! Her Peanut Butter Protein Balls are amazing! I just had to ask her to do an interview. She was so nice and agreed. So without further ado…Meet Bianca!

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1. Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Bianca Silveira and I am originally from Brazil. I have lived in So. Fla since May 2000 and I became an American Citizen in 2009 – biggest accomplishment of my life!!!!!! I don’t have any babies myself, but I do have an adorable nephew Gabriel and a niece Bella-Claire. They are 3 and absolutely amazing!! I get to play cool auntie B so we love to spend time together. I was just recently adopted by my boyfriend’s 10 year old beagle. Bailey is such a nice and easy-going dog, although I don’t think there is enough food on Earth to feed her as she is always looking for more, beagles…love them!

2. When did you start the Bianca’s Brazilian Bites brand?
Bianca’s Brazilian Bites has been around since 2010. I always loved to bake with mom when I was a kid growing up in Brazil. I always like to experiment and change recipes (mom didn’t like that so much LOL). As the very active and healthy lifestyle lover that I am, I believed cookies and treats should taste great and not make us feel guilty. I turned my passion into a business and created Bianca’s Brazilian Bites. All natural, gluten-free and non-GMO cookies and treats.

3. Who makes up the Bianca’s Brazilian Bites crew?
We are a local small family business so everyone in the family helps and is part of The BBB Team!

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4. What do you find most challenging about running your own business?
Running my own business is not a “piece-of-cookie” The most challenging part is making sure I can run the business while I focus on my full-time job and still devote time to my family, friends & my hobbies.

5. What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?
Seeing its success and how fast we are growing. Seeing people faces and smiles when they see me and my products. Hearing a stranger say “I LOVE YOUR COOKIES” touches my heart and brings me such a rewarding feeling!

6. What do you do on your days off?
Awwwwwww…days off! I sleep in!!!!! Well, I mean, I don’t get up until 7:30 AM or 8:00 AM. I love the outdoors so on my days off you will find me boating, swimming, walking…on a rainy day I head to the movie theaters. I spend quality time with my boyfriend, family & friends, dinning out, having good coffee and great conversation.

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7. How do you juggle work & family?
I prioritize my priorities. It may sound silly, but a lot of times I stop and take a deep breath and I and I ask myself “Is this really that important right now”? If the answer is no, I move to more important things. I always remind myself “family comes first”, no matter what.
8. Who is your favorite Superhero and why?
Wolverine 100%!!!!!! He is tough (with a soft side), protects his loved ones and he never dies!!!! (I haven’t seen the last one, hope he is still alive) Plus, he is so attractive!!!

9. Where can we find Bianca’s Brazilian Bites?

We have an online store: www.biancasbrazilianbites.com. Like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Bianca’s Brazilian Bites are also sold at 11 different local locations:
Tri Bike Run Sports – Juno Beach
3 Natives – Tequesta
Oceana Coffee (3 locations) – Tequesta & Stuart
Modern Juice – Jupiter
Tequesta Fitness – Tequesta
Loggerhead Fitness – Juno Beach
Breath, Salt Yoga – Jupiter
The Brewhouse Gallery – Lake Park
Fresca Juices & Smoothies – Northlake

10. Is there anything else you would like is to know?
We will be at the Loggerhead Triathlon Expo – Jupiter Beach Resort on July 31st. Stop by our booth to check us out and try some bites!!!

Thank you for sharing with us, Bianca! We love hearing about women business owners in our area!

Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Please support our local entrepreneurs. They are a very important part of our beautiful little town. Jupiter, Florida has many small businesses that make living here great!

Are you thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area? Interested in how much your current home is worth? Just let me know, I’m happy to help, just contact me! Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you!

Cheers, Nicole

Summer Reading

This post was originally posted HERE on June 12, 2015

So, the family and I are planning  a little escape at the end of this month. One week in Marco Island. I am SO looking forward to some time off with the hubby and the kiddos. My first trip over there was last year and it was the first time in my life I literally relaxed for 7 days. It was amazing! So this year I’m super excited. We do want to relax but we also want to get in some fun summer activities…boating, paddleboard, etc.

I’ve slowly been accumulating little things I want to bring. New suit, new sun hat, new beach umbrella, etc. Not to be left out a book for my summer reading. This year I chose Fat Girl Walking, by Brittany Gibbons. I’ve followed her blog for quite some time and I love her! She’s a feisty redhead I can really relate to and she’s written this book. I’m super excited to start it! I will do a review after vacation and let y’all know what I thought.

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Halter: Old Navy | Bottoms: Old Navy | Sun Hat: Old Navy | Book: Brittany Gibbons
What are you reading this summer? Please share with us in the comments. I’m always looking for new books to read.Until next time, thanks for reading, lovies.
-Nicole

What’s So Great About Jupiter, Florida – II

This post originally posted HERE on June 2, 2015

The start of summer is upon us! If you’re a regular reader of this blog you know I’m kind of obsessed with my home town Jupiter, Florida. Living and working in this town is really great! However, sometimes I forget to take time to actually enjoy all the wonderful things and places our little town has to offer. So for the last couple of weeks, I’ve made a point to enjoy a little bit of our local flavor!

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The juices at 3 Natives are so yummy! My favorite is the “Lean & Green”.

 

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We caught The Helmsman at Harbourside Place the other night. It was quite lovely!

 

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I’ve enjoyed several classes lately at Kula Yoga Shala. It’s an awesome studio here in Jupiter!

 

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We celebrated my Dad’s birthday at U-Tiki Beach. Gotta love that view!

 

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Not in Jupiter, but just a short drive away, we enjoyed lunch at Sailfish Marina.

 

Other local favorites that I don’t currently have photos of (gasp!):
Places on my “To Do” list that I haven’t visited yet:
I’m just realizing now that all my places have to do with eating & drinking! Ha! Well, I guess I have my priorities straight! Let me know if you have a favorite place not on my list. I’m always up for trying new spots!
Tequesta and Jupiter both have many small businesses that make living here great! If you’d like to know more info on how you can move to our area, contact me! Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you find the perfect home in Jupiter or Tequesta!
Are you thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area? Interested in how much your current home is worth? Just let me know, I’m happy to help!Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Until next time, keep supporting each other.

Cheers,
Nicole