Tuna Cakes with Avocado and Corn on the Cob

Tuna Cakes with Avocado and Corn on the Cob

Tuna Cakes with Avocado and Corn on the Cob

After Memorial Day and all the pictures of grilled corn on the cob, I was having a major corn craving! I also needed to use up some tuna so I decided to whip up these delicious green onion tuna cakes with avocado and fresh corn on the cob. Just thinking about the meal makes my taste buds sing. The tuna cakes are adapted from Elise's "Tuna Patties" recipe from Simply Recipes.

Tuna Cakes
Prep and cook time: 30 mins
Chilling time: 1 hour
Serving: 4 tuna cakes

12 oz of tuna packed in vegetable or olive oil
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 cup of wheat bread with the edge cut off, torn into small pieces
4 green onions
1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1 tsp of lemon zest
2 tbsp of parsley
1 tsp of red pepper flakes
1 tsp of Trader Joe's 21 spice salute
1 tsp of Siracha
1 egg
1 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 tsp butter
2 avocados

1. Add all the ingredients into a bowel, except the olive oil, butter, and avocado. Make sure to include the oil from the can of tuna. Mix the ingredients together until well-encorporated.
2. Form 4 tuna cakes and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. I skipped this step but paid the price because my tuna cakes fell apart when I flipped them in step 4!
3. Place olive oil and butter in a pan and cook the tuna cakes for 8 minutes with the lid of the pan on.
4. Carefully flip the tuna cakes over and cook for another 8 minutes.
5. Cut up half an avocado to go with each tuna cake.

Corn on the Cob
Total time: 20 mins
Prep time: 5 mins
Serving: 4

4 pieces of sweet corn on the cob
2 tsp of salt
2 tsp of butter

1. Boil a pot of water with 1 tsp of salt added.
2. While waiting for the water to boil, remove the husks and silk from the corn.
2. Add the corn to the boiling water and cook for 20 minutes.
3. Add a sliver of butter and a dash of salt to each cob of corn.

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Macaroons for Under $5

Vanilla and Chocolate Trader Joe's Macaroons

I'm not one to go to a fancy bakery and buy macaroons BUT I do have a huge sweet tooth. I especially love ice cream. If you love ice cream and sweets, drop everything and run to Trader Joe's. In the ice cream section, they have frozen macaroons that are DELICIOUS! They taste like a dollop of chocolate/vanilla ice cream surrounded by a thick, flavored waffle cone. One macaroon is the perfect little snack to satisfy your sweet tooth (plus it's only 37 calories, but who's counting?). The package says to let them thaw for 30 minutes (you could also microwave for a few seconds), but I think they taste just as good frozen!!

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Travel Guide: Barcelona, Spain

Travel Guide: Barcelona

Where to Eat:

Travel Guide: Barcelona -- Casa Lolea

Casa Lolea - Hands down the best sangria I've ever had. They are super famous for their Sangria but also have delicious food. If you only eat at one place in Barcelona I would highly recommend Lolea!

Giorgio Barcelona Restaurante - We loved this place! The staff was hilarious and really kind, and the food was equally good.

Dans Le Noir - This is a really special dining experience where you are blindfolded and put in a pitch-black room to eat your dinner and experience food without the sense of sight. It's definitely something I would recommend trying at least once in your life! It's just fun to eat with your hands and try to figure out what food you are being served (don't worry they tell you afterwards!). The owners are extremely friendly and they have locations in Paris and London. You can make reservations online or by calling!

El Born - This neighborhood has tons of little street cafe's that are super delicious!

Dessert & Coffee Shops:

Travel Guide: Barcelona -- Gelato

Gelato - There are so many gelato shops on the streets and all of them are equally delicious!

Cafe's - There are equally as many coffee shops and they are seriously all good. We stopped at so many and were never disappointed!

Where to go for a night out:

Discotecas - There are tons of clubs and bars that are safe for dancing and having fun with friends!

Ibiza - A lot of people take the ferry to Ibiza to go out for the night.

Where to Shop:

General Areas:
Gothic Quarter - Tons of small shops all along the streets!

Las Ramblas - El Corte Ingles, Zara, tons of good jobs (more on those in a second). But be careful to your purse or wallet because people often get pick-pocketed here!

Specific tiendas:
Desigual - One of the most unique shops ever. They have extremely colorful and rare designs that you won't find anywhere else! They do such a good job staying true to their brand and their designs that if you see someone sporting a Desigual piece, you will know it's from Desigual immediately!

Oysho - They have amazing bathing suits and work out clothes that won't break the bank!

Springfield - Really cute and well-made clothes. My favorite scarf ever is from here! There are multiple locations.

&Other Stories - This store is so fun and has unique styles with an Anthropology vibe.

Zara - I love everything about Zara -- the casual clothes, the work clothes, their home section. You just can't go wrong!

Mango - The hipper, Spanish version of J. Crew. Always a classic for good quality basics like skirts, tops, and bags.

What to do:
Travel Guide: Barcelona -- La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia - One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen, designed by Gaudi, is definitely a must-see in Barca!

Museo Picasso - Probably one of my top museums. There are so many pieces and they are all unique and special from the different stages of Picasso's life and career. The gift shop is seriously amazing. I bought a huge print to be the center of my gallery wall and a ton of post cards for friends for pretty cheap!

Parc de la Ciutadella - Really beautiful park that's good for a short stroll, or for camping up on the lawn and staying all day with friends to picnic.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - It has a pretty impressive collection inside but sitting outside is almost as impressive. It has a huge waterfall and a beautiful view of all of Barcelona. Also a prime people-watching area.

Fundacio Joan Miro - The Miro museum has a really nice layout with super fun and pieces from throughout Miro's life!

Palau Güell and La Pedrera - Both of these are Gaudi buildings that are stunning but the entry is pretty steep. I've heard that they are both beautiful inside! If you don't want to pay the entry fees, the street view is almost as nice!

Teleférico de Barcelona - These are cable cars that go above the ocean and give a beautiful view of the city. At the top you can stop at a cute (yet super over-priced) cafe and sit and soak in the view before coming back down.

Barceloneta Beach - Who doesn't love the smell of the ocean and your toes in the sand?

Travel Guide: Barcelona -- Barceloneta Beach

Walking - Most attractions are within walking distance!

Metro - The Barceloneta beach is on the other side of town so if you're staying closer to the main city, the metro isn't a bad choice for going to the beach.

Taxi - Good for going to and from the airport and longer distances but generally the metro will be cheaper!

The people of Barcelona are so kind and helpful! They are welcoming and will help in any way possible! I got this pin and pen from our waiter one night who was so excited to have tourists in his neighborhood restaurant. Which leads me to my next point, FC Barcelona is a HUGE deal, like bigger than NFL football in the US. Don't mess with Barca!

Do you have any recommendations to do in Barcelona? Would love to read it in a comment below!

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Exciting news guys! I'm now officially on Pinterest! Follow along for the latest updates in blog posts! Do you guys have Pinterest? If so, I would love to follow you! What are your favorite pages to follow? I'm loving Ashley Brooke Designs' Pinterest!

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Free Printables via Scattered Squirrel

Free printables via scattered squirrel

I am extremely organized and love a good planner or stationary to write down my to-do list. There are tons of fancy and really nice printable stationary on Etsy and at the store but sometimes they break the bank. When I found the Scattered Squirrel printables for F-R-E-E I was jumping for joy. She makes daily schedules, weekly schedules, monthly, and even yearly schedules for you to print straight from her website for FREE! I've linked my favorites but look through her website and find your favorites! Pictured are my favorite designs for the daily and monthly schedules. They have seriously been a life-saver when I have 500 things to do and need to schedule it all out. Hope these help you as much as they've helped me!

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Stitch Fix Review

I've been wanting to do a Stitch Fix review for a while now and I am so excited to share my opinions with you! I just received my 5th Fix and I love love love the program!

How it works: You complete a style profile with all your sizes (bust, pants, dress, shoes, etc) and fill out a style quiz of your favorites fashion styles. Then you make a Pinterest board and pin your favorite clothes, jewelry, purses, and shoes. You can also leave a comment for each fix requesting specific pieces. Your stylist will look through your comments, style quiz, and Pinterest board and will curate a box of 5 pieces for you. The box is sent straight to your door and you keep the things you like and send back the things you don't (free shipping both ways!). There is a $20 "styling fee" only if you don't like any of the items, but if you buy even 1, then the "style fee" is deducted from what you pay (aka no "styling fee"!!)! For reference, I've never had a fix where I didn't love/keep at least one piece and I am THE PICKIEST MOST PARTICULAR person ever!!

Why should I do it? I LOVE Stitch Fix and I would HIGHLY recommend it! It's definitely targeted towards especially busy ladies who don't have time to shop, or for ladies who don't live near tons of shops and boutiques! If you're looking for really ridiculously good sales and deals, this is not for you as you pay a little extra for the convenience of not having to search for the best price. The clothes are really nice and good quality and the stylists so a really good job of sending you pieces that you would like.

Pro Tip: If you're really picky or apprehensive about having someone else pick out your clothes, be really specific in your comments box and pin things you would actually buy so that your stylist can pick things that you will for sure love! For example, I've been eyeing this leopard print clutch for ages but wasn't sure about the price, so I asked my stylist and voila a beautiful leopard clutch (under $50 I might add!) was in my next fix!!!

Some of my favorite pieces:

How cute is this leopard print clutch?! The tassels though! See more pictures here!

Stitch Fix Review Leopard Clutch Front

Stitch Fix Review Leopard Clutch Back

The necklace from this post!

Stitch Fix Review Blue Necklace

This beautiful dress plus the necklace!

Stitch Fix Review Red Necklace and Floral Dress

How gorgeous is this dress? I can't wait to wear it to all the fancy events!

Stitch Fix Review Blue Palm Print Dress

The polka-dot sweater from this post!

Stitch Fix Review White Polka Dot Sweater

My favorite new top! The lace is gorgeous and I get so many compliments when I wear it!

Stitch Fix Review Blue Lace Top

I didn't end up keeping this dress but loved the pattern and cut!

Stitch Fix Review Red Dress

What do you think?! Those are just a few of my favorites but it doesn't include a gorgeous infinity scarf, a chunky grey sweater, a purple work dress, and tons more! If you're interested, sign up here!!

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