Happy International Women’s Day friends! I can’t believe I haven’t really posted in almost two weeks, but the last two weeks have been quite an adventure! We got back from our amazing trip to Hawaii, and really hit the ground running. Business for me in Greenwich has really picked up and I have been working small dinner parties, and even a very large cocktail party!
The planning alone takes a lot of time, but the preparation and organization needed to pull off a spectacular evening really takes dedication. Thankfully the events went off without a hitch, but each required their own brand of in the moment thinking on my feet.
The other very exciting adventure is that I am in the process of getting all of my necessary certifications to sell my salsas! I am still working on a good name for them, but they will fall under The Gourmet Cocina umbrella. I have been making salsa for almost a decade now and I have really perfected it. Every time I go home my family has me make it, and at least once a month, my husband begs me to make it too! Even my spice averse English in-laws love it, and that is truly a compliment!
Anyway, to actually get to a phase where you are producing it, you have to get over a few hurdles, and I am working on those now. I see some light at the end of the tunnel, but it’s a process!
But back to being a badass girl boss right! It’s international women’s day and I have the great privilege of being friends with some of the most intelligent, strong, impressive women! I have a whole group of friends in TX, NYC, and Brooklyn who each dominate in their own industries, and another group of friends here in CT who all own or run their own companies, blogs, and brands. It is so inspiring to have such successful and fabulous women around me, and they all push me to take The Gourmet Cocina to the next level.
Aside from tomato soup, tomato sauce, and salsas, there aren’t really that many red foods. I could have done something with beets maybe, but though tasty, there is nothing exciting about beets! So today I made myself a red berry smoothie as a little healthy treat in honor of all my fellow badass females out there. This one isn’t too complicated, but it was delish!
What you need:
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
- 1/4 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
- 1/2 of a banana
- 6 oz coconut water
- 4 oz regular water
Throw it all into a blender and enjoy!
I did’t have any spinach or greens to throw in today, but that would have been a nice added level of nutrition.
This is a breakfast of champions and will help you awesome ladies out there have the energy you need to start your day off right!