Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Black Bean Burger Recipe!!


I've always wanted to try Black Bean Burgers..
So I did a little research and came up with a really easy and tasty version that my family loves soo much..Next time, I think I'll make my own burger buns..


 Seasonings use for the BBB are:

Chili Powder
S/P
Cumin
Garlic
Parley Flakes


Ingredients used:

Yellow and Orange Bell Peppers
Cilantro
Red Onion
1/4 Cup Corn (Canned or Frozen)
1 Can of Black Bean
1/2 Cup Panko
1 Egg


In my mini food processor I blended the veggies.


Blend until this consistency.



Open canned BB and drain..


Take fork and mush beans.


Put Panko in bowl with BB..


Add the rest of your ingredients. 


Add egg and seasonings


Combine all together and form into patties


Now Pay Attention:

These aren't real Meat Burgers, they're Bean Burgers you have to cook them "low and slow"..


Now let's get to the Sweet Potatoes.
Preheat oven 400 degrees..
Place greased on-stick sprayed cookie sheet in oven. Place pan warm in oven.
Cut SP into long strips, add Olive Oil and your own Seasonings


Place SP strips on hot cookie sheet.
Let roast for 15 mins. turn over SP let roast for another 15 mins. and again turn over and roast another 15 mins, 3 turns in all..  


SP should be soft but crispy at the same time..
They taste soo delicious..


Try the recipe I know you'll love it!
Don't forget to leave a comment..

Until Next Time...
Make It Chic!!!




Monday, February 23, 2015

Cynthia Rowley 2584 Modified for Maternity..


As you all know "I'm Expecting!"
So most of the sewing you'll be seeing for the rest of this year will be maternity wear.. 
I'm using alot of my patterns I already have but modifying to accommodate my growing belly.. 

 Here's one of my go-to patterns from Cynthia Rowley with her bad ass.. 
This isn't my first time making it, but first time with contrasting colors..

Here she is! 


Back View 
Sorry the picture is a little grainy.


I even made a fake belly, how cute...


To see the previous dress I made click link below to see:
Simplicity 2584 View B


Everything's all ready for me, So let's get started...
I purchased both fabrics from Walmart for $3.94 per yard.. 
The brown paper is the modify maternity pattern, I just added a couple of inches all the way around the dress.. 


Try your best to cut Yoke evenly, I didn't!
But who cares, sewing is about trial and error.
Nobody's Perfect..


Sew both Yokes together..


View of Yokes sewn together.


Turning it outside in..
Iron


Baste top of raw edge.



Pin top of Yoke to top of dress..


View of Yoke attached to dress..


Fuse interfacing, sew front and back facing together.


Finish edge of facing..


 View of finished edge of Facing..


Tip! 

Take a pen and trace Yoke, it will be easier to follow the line then winging it..



Now facing attached to dress..


See really easy to follow line..


As you can tell I messed up a little.. 


Turn everything inside out, iron and sewing yoke to dress.


Close up view of yoke attached to dress.


Shoulders were a little long because of modification, so I took it up about 4".
Perfect Fit..

Side view with Sleeves attached.. 

Closer View Her..

I really hope you like it.. I will be posting others later this week..

Until Next Time...
SEW IT CHIC!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

2015 Academy Awards Favorites


Anybody who knows me, knows that "I love Fashion and Awards Season"..
I was really disappointed with the Grammy's this year, but "The Academy Awards" never let's me down.. All of the pictures below are located on People.com.

The following are my top Females, Males,Couples and a surprise a the end.. 

Shall we begin with my Top 12
Ladies

Rosamund Pike
Looks Ravishing in Red in Givenchy!


Namoi Watts
Looks Edgy in Armani



Marion Cotillard
Dior Haute Couture


Dakota Johnson
Is No Saint in Saint Laurent


Katie Cassidy


Chrissy Teigen
Beautiful ice-blue Zuhair Murad

Lupita   Nyong'o
Calvin Klein Collection

Zoe Saldana
Versace

Sienna  Miller
Oscar de la Renta


Nancy O'Dell


Emma Stone
Is Impeccable in Ellie Saab.
87th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals


Laura Dern  
Alberta Ferretti
87th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals


Men 

David Oyelowo
Dolce & Gabbana


Adrien Brody
Dolce & Gabbana


Eddie Redmayne
Alexander McQueen
87th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals


Chris Evans




Couples

My all time favorite couple of the night,

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in J. Mendel



Idris and Isan Elba 
Soo Sweet!!


Behati Prinsloo in Armani Prive' and Adam Levine in Giorgio Armani


Terrence and Miranda Howard


Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
87th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals


Sunrise Coigney and Mark Ruffalo


Extra Category:

My what in the hell are you wearing goes too..

Blanca Blanca
Very ill fitting and Not Cute!!


Will.I.Am
A mess!!



I hope you've enjoyed my 2015 Academy Awards Picks for this year..

Until Next Time...
Sew It Chic!!!