- white corn tortilla chips
- 2 cups sashimi grade tuna, sliced into bite sized squares
- 2 tablespoons creamy “peanut” sauce + extra for drizzling
- 1/2 avocado, cubed
- 1/2 cucumber, chopped
- 2-3 radishes, sliced thin
- 1/2 jalapeno, sliced thin
- 1/4 cup edamame
- 2 tablespoons pickled ginger
- 2 tablespoons green onion, diced
- mango basil hot sauce
- Using a very sharp knife, slice your tuna into cubes. Place your cubed tuna into a bowl with 2 tablespoons of creamy "peanut" sauce. Toss until well coated. Place in refrigerator until ready to assemble nachos.
- Slice and dice all of your other veggies 'n things.
- Lay some tortilla chips onto a serving tray and layer with all the things (ie. marinated tuna, avocado, cucumber, radishes, jalapeno, edamame, pickled ginger, and green onions.
- EAT UP.
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I am one of those millennial artist kids with a degree I’m not using, a propensity for travel, a difficult time being stagnant, and literally no clue where my life will be in 5 years. But I also have goals, dreams – BIG dreams, and some big fears to match them. And lately, that’s caused me to beat myself up a lot.
I LOVE Brewing Happiness, and I feel so lucky that I get to wake up every morning and *create* something amazing, something new. But I also have nearly paralyzing fears that this wont grow, I won’t have financial success, or my dreams/plans (and I’ve got some big exciting ones) are too big for me to achieve. And recently the fear has been squelching the love.
Out of this fear of failure I’ve kicked myself into overdrive – creating 3 recipes and 2 videos a week. It’s as if my fear was driving my production instead of my love, my passion, and my creativity. So I took a step back. I asked myself the question: what’s wrong with slowing down a little? Will anyone die / will your business fail / will anyone care? And I am relieved to find that GUESS WHAT?!? It literally doesn’t matter.
I mean, it *does* matter – because it’s money and I have to make money (even if I hate that fact about the world). But it also just doesn’t matter. It’s a free recipe on a free site on the internet full of other free sites with free recipes. I’m honestly just lucky that you’ve happened on my site in the first place. I’m lucky that the universe opened it’s doors to me with this opportunity. And I want to reciprocate with recipes that reflect that gratitude to best of my ability.
So things might look a little slower around here. (Not actually *that* much slower – probably 2ish videos and 2ish recipes a week.) But I hope that they end up being some more exciting and well thought out recipes that I can be proud of. Like these nachos. I’m really proud of these. And don’t worry there is no lack of recipes here – I have TONS of them in my archives if you wanna go back and look! (Like… if you’re really into nachos check out my Masala Chickpea Nachos!)
I am hoping to create more depth in my recipes and in my posts – share a little bit more of myself with you all – in hopes that we can come together on this crazy journey to health-ier. I want to be your friend, your grocery guru, your recipe inspiration, your health cheerleader, and your fellow happiness hunter. But in order to do all of those things well, I need to live a little slower. So I’m taking a small step back that literally will be of no significance to your world but it will revolutionize mine.
So as much as this post has sounded like an “announcement” – it’s not. It’s more of a verbal commitment to slow living, to self kindness, to intentionality. I hope that one or more of you can relate to the struggle I am feeling and sigh a deep breath knowing that I don’t have my shit together either. I’m right there with you, figuring it out minute by minute, day by day, recipe by recipe. And I hope that maybe we can all learn to cut ourselves a little more slack – stop expecting every moment of our lives to be Instagram worthy perfection. I’d rather have a messy, confused journey than a boring and perfect life.
So thank you for joining me on this journey. Thank you for reading this post. Thank you for visiting this site. Thank you for inspiring me to get up and create every single day. As a thank you gift, I made you these Poke Nachos. ENJOY.