Q & A – Top 22 Questions About ME!

August 23, 2017

Dear Readers,

In 7 days, I will be turning 22 years old! To celebrate my past year of highs and lows, I wanted to share some relevant information about myself. This video is full of joy, growth, inspiration, wishful thinking and love. I hope you enjoy each and every second of this video:

With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio.

New Hair by the Best in Calgary

August 21, 2017

Dear Readers,

Once a year I go through a dramatic hair change. I’ve gone through short hair, long hair, bangs, blonde hair, brown hair, and black hair colour; but I’ve never done anything as fun as an ash blonde with a grey tone!

I’m not one to shy away from changes, in fact I encourage some changes to happen in my life. As little as a new hairdo can change a person’s aura, to the way they carry themselves, to the way they act and to the way they view themselves. In this case, I wanted to channel my inner “IG baddie” or “Instagram baddie” – a term that has been used to describe all the famous Instagram girls, with their unique urban, hipster, and millennial style. This style is quite difficult to define since each IG baddie has her own twist and flavour to it. Essentially, an IG baddie is someone who is unique, stays in trend, and does not fear to step out of the box.

“We all are IG baddies, and to enhance that inner diva, I wanted my hair colour to represent the queen hiding inside of me.”

For the first time, I had the pleasure to be cut and dyed by my dear friend Zxyro. At first, it was Zxyro’s idea to dye my hair into a grey colour and he also convinced me to go through the 8 hours long process with him. I am so glad we went through the long hours of bleaching my black hair to blonde three times, and then dying it grey. The result was phenomenal!!! Zxyro’s honestly one of Calgary’s best hairstylists and I truly encourage all of you to pay him a visit soon!

Here’s his information: 

Name: Zxyro Jdrk

Reservations: Book Online

Number: 403-457-5797

Salon Address: 1410 4th St. SW, Calgary AB, T2R 0Y1

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Trying something new should never phase a queen like you.

With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio.

Chicken Curry with Tomato Sauce and Cranberries – GLUTEN-FREE!

May 19, 2017

Dear Readers,

Here’s a quick and easy dinner recipe!!! This chicken curry recipe is gluten-free and nutritious. My family follows a gluten-free diet because my step-dad is a diagnosed celiac. Due to this diagnosis, my step-dad is entailed to follow a strict gluten-free diet.

What is gluten?

“Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains” (WebMD, 2017, source). Learn more at: WebMD

Since my dad is a celiac, our pantry had been gluten-free for the most part and my family also eats gluten-free food. This recipe is inspired by him because this curry recipe is gluten-free, which is also incredibly healthy for the heart and low on calories!

INGREDIENTS:

-3 teaspoons canola oil

-2 kg (net weight) skinless chicken breasts

-3 tablespoons curry powder

-2 teaspoons butter

-1 small onion

-1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds

-1/4 cardamon seeds

-1 15 ounce can tomato sauce

-1 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth

-1 1/3 cups sweetened dried cranberries

-1 cup frozen cranberries

-1 tablespoon minced ginger

-salt

-cilantro (for garnish)

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BEGIN:

1.) Heat oil, then cook chicken in medium heat for 8 minutes until it begins to brown. Add 1 teaspoon of curry as well, and mix the spice thoroughly.

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2.) After 8 minutes, transfer chicken into a bowl for the meantime.

3.) In the same pot that the chicken was quickly cooked in, add butter, onion and mustard seeds. Cook until onions turn brown and the seeds begin to pop. Should take roughly around 4-5 minutes of cooking in medium heat.

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4.) Return the chicken and all the juices accumulated into the same pot. Stir all the onions, mustard seeds, and chicken together. Then add the remaining curry powder. Cook together for 5 minutes or so.

5.) Add cardamon seeds. Let it cook for another 5 minutes.

6.) While waiting, thaw the frozen cranberries in the microwave for a minute or so.

7.) Stir in the tomatoes, broth, dried cranberries and thawed cranberries, ginger, and salt. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and let it cook for 15-20 minutes. Remember to stir occasionally.

8.) Serve garnished with cilantro.

9.) ENJOY 🙂

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Truthfully, this recipe is incredibly delicious and super easy!!! This recipe can also feed 5 to 6 people in one sitting OR it can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days after cooking.

With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio.