Sunday, 26 June 2016

viva mexico! cacti and tacos.

Beef Taco Recipe
JOY Valley of the Dolls Cactus Dress Lyzi

Maaaaan, I love Mexican food. Especially when it's hands-on, messy, and packed full of different flavours and textures. But do you know what I like even more? Having appropriate attire to wear while eating said cuisine - a cactus covered dress! Now all I need is a flight to Tulum..

Keep reading to see my outfit details & my favourite fresh and crunchy taco recipe! 


Is it a blogger thing to be obsessed with cacti and succulents, or is it more universal than that? Either way, this cactus dress from Joy is making my eyes v happy right now. 

I love the shape of it, and I love that it's a midi with a couple of subtle slits (until there's a gust of wind..) It feels ladylike, but fun at the same time. I often find that midi skirts can make me look shorter, unless I pair them with heels, so I slipped on these lovely suede sandals from the Zara sale. 




• H&M sunglasses

JOY Valley of the Dolls Cactus Dress Lyzi
JOY Valley of the Dolls Cactus Dress Lyzi
JOY Valley of the Dolls Cactus Dress Lyzi
Beef Taco Recipe
Beef Taco Recipe
Pomax napkins


Now onto the food! 

Help-yourself food like this is so good for the summer - plonk it all on your garden table and dig in. All the prep & cooking takes well under 30mins, so it can definitely be a quick midweek dinner! 

I am definitely one of those people who eats with their eyes - if a meal looks good, I enjoy it so much more. These tacos are so full of colour, and on these gorgeous little plates from Amara Living, they really pop. 


FOR THE CHILLI BEEF: 

• 150g lean minced beef
• can of kidney beans
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp paprika
• 1 tsp cumin
• 1 tsp chilli powder
• 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced 
• 1 red chilli, finely diced 
• 3 spring onions, roughly chopped
• 1 red pepper, sliced
• salt & pepper
• fresh coriander 


EXTRAS:

• taco shells
• lettuce or baby spinach
• sliced avocado
• fresh coriander
• sliced spring onion
• sliced radishes
• salsa
• sour cream
• grated cheddar
• pomegranate seeds
• lime wedges


The great thing about tacos is that you can pick and choose what ingredients you like. 

My favourite combination is the one you see below - a little sour cream, lettuce, avocado, some chilli beef, topped with radishes, fresh coriander, spring onion and pomegranate seeds. The fresh ingredients cut through the creaminess & spicy meat flavours - it's so yummy. 

Serve with corn on the cob sprinkled with lime juice and chilli flakes.


Enjoy! 


Beef Taco Recipe
Beef Taco Recipe


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12 comments

  1. oh wow your dress is lovely!! i am in love with cacti prints atm so this is right up my street hahah. definitely bookmarking this post for the recipe to try later!

    xo Sarah
    Absolutely Sarah | Bloglovin

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  2. That dress is INCREDIBLE! And I love a good taco xx

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  3. Such beautiful pictures. I love tacos, they're too delicious. Your dress is just divine!! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday lovely :)

    Katie // Words by Katie

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  4. Love these photos! Such a cute dress.

    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  5. Mmmm they look so good, must make them!!!

    Lauren Rose

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  6. Mexican is my absolute favourite, loving the cacti dress too!

    The Little Things | Louise x

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  7. Gorgeous dress! Yup I'm obsessed with cacti, succulents and Mexican food too - except that I managed to neglect a succulent to death the other week (how?? I thought they were invincible!) and I can never eat tacos without exploding sauce all over myself. Heh. xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

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  8. Love the print on this dress so much. Such a fantastic summery outfit!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  9. Cute post!! I love the dress, the succulents are popular now, is easy to find prints like that, but the colors are incredible.
    The tacos looks really good, but I prefer another type of tortilla jajaja, Have a nice day.

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  10. A beautiful dress for a beautiful lady!
    Also, tacos = yum.

    Jenna
    xxx
    | princessparasox.wordpress.com | bloglovin' |

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  11. Lovely dress! And those tacos look delicious :)

    Maria / Moore of this

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