This post is sponsored by NESCAFÉ Clásico but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Routine hasn’t exactly been part of my life in the last two years. I’m forever telling you all how my sleep and eating schedules are off. It’s not something I complain about because I love it. If I was forced to sit behind a desk for the rest of my life, it would kill me. I found out later in life that I’m good at everything and anything but that. But what stuck out the most is how happy I am when I’m spontaneous.
Listen, I don’t have children, so I can get away with this.
If you are responsible for little ones, it’s still a great idea to break away from routine every once in awhile.
I’ve said “yes” to a lot of invites. This was the first step for me since I suffer from anxiety, especially socially. I moved back to Central FL almost three years ago and didn’t know too many people in my field. The first couple of meetups were a bust. It was such a letdown leaving an event five minutes after I had arrived. But things got better. I started seeing the same faces, eventually making friends and now I can’t STFU.
Because I put myself out there, opened up my mind and myself to others, I’ve experienced so many fun memories. Most of them are shared on this blog and my social media channels.
I urge to all to be “yes!” people or at least try to 🙂
Now to my favorite part: food
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’m always posting pictures of Vietnamese food or talking about how much I love it. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods, especially since I grew up on Mills 50. As much as I love Viet food, I’ve never really made it.
So, I broke my routine. Instead of hitting up my fave spots in ViMi, I prepared dishes at home.
Nescafe has a Mexican-Vietnamese recipe that I was itching to try. I put my own little twist though..
You will need NESCAFÉ Clásico
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Add 1 teaspoon of NESCAFÉ Clásico to 6 oz (or 3/4 C) of cool water.
Add two tablespoons of sweet condensed milk
I added about 1/2 cup of milk to my iced coffee
Top with ground cinnamon, stir. If you don’t have cinnamon or don’t want to add it, adding a teaspoon of Abuelita hot chocolate mix is another great option!
Vietnamese Pork Bowls are so good. I’m not quite sure why I’ve never made them, especially seeing how easy this was to make.
The secret to a delicious bowl is marinading the pork overnight.
1 lb of pork, thinly sliced or chopped
4 tablespoons of sugar
4 tablespoons of fish sauce
2 tablespoons of sugar
4 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of lemon grass
mixed everything together, marinate over night.
In the pan
Cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, or until done.
My bowl consists of vermicelli noodles, lettuce, bean sprouts, cilantro and mint.
I would have added basil if I had some but I killed my plant for the 4th time this month. Yeah, I got my basil plant to resurrect a few times but I think she’s tired.
Oh! Check out this super cute video of people who were brave enough to break their routine at a bus stop. Look at who they met!!!
How do you break routine?