Moisturizing Hair Mask

I love summer because I  get to spend a lot more time outdoors, but the elements leave my hair dry and sad :(. This moisturizing hair mask recipe is really simple to make and it makes a big difference (check out my before and after pictures)

 

Ingredients

1/2 banana

1/4 avocado

1/4 cup tea (Lipton is good but any tea will do)

Juice from 1/2 lemon

2 Tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

Place all ingredients in blender.

Blend until the mask looks like mayonnaise. 

Apply to dry hair. It will smell coco-nutty.  Put any left over mask in a container, will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.

Put a cap or a plastic bag on your hair and leave on for at least half an hour.

Then shampoo and condition like regular.

Let hair air dry if possible.

 

       

SMOKY TOFU STRIPS

Lately I have been on an avocado toast kick. I basically love anything with avocado, but there is something special about a crunchy and nutty toast paired with the creaminess of avocado. That said I thought the dish needed protein (otherwise I can eat five or six toast and still be hungry 😉 I wanted to create something bacon-y and easy to make thus the smoky tofu strips came to be.

Ingredients

1 block tofu

1/4 cup soy sauce (tamari if gluten-free)

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 Tablespoon blackstrap molasses

1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke

Instructions

Paper-towel dry tofu to get rid of excess water.

In a small bowl or measuring glass mix soy sauce, olive oil, molasses, and liquid smoke. 

Cut tofu into strips.

Place tofu in a sheet pan pour soy sauce mixture and marinade 15 minutes to 1 hour, turning the tofu over so it gets well coated.

Now you have the choice to bake it with the liquid (for a saltier taste) or bake it in a baking sheet spray with non-stick oil for a lighter and crispier tofu. Which ever you decided to do bake it at 375 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes depending on how crispy you like your tofu.

Once done let it cool and then store some for the week. 

You can added it to your avocado toast,  in your grain bowls or just eat it by itself whenever you are hungry =)