Category: Lifestyle

I enjoy Mexican food, probably because I grew up eating it..lol Both my parents are Mexican and so our meals consisted of tortillas and salsa with any of our meals. Another thing we enjoyed eating all the time was seafood. Basically, all week long we ate beef, chicken and pork, but when the weekend came, my dad would take us to eat seafood at a restaurant. We would eat almost everything, crab, shrimp and fish. We would also make cocktail shrimp (Coctel de Camarones), Crab Salad (Jaiva), Ceviche and Agua Chiles. Now that I’m older I have discovered other great foods, but I still enjoy my seafood.

I wanted to share some key ingredients that are used in most of those dishes we would prepare that basically transforms and makes any dish taste delicious. I like to call it the base. Having these three ingredients is key and you will be surprised how many recipes you can make with them. Tomato, Onion and Cilantro!!! That’s it!

Start by chopping up a tomato, onion (as much or as little as you’d like) and cilantro; salt and pepper to taste. Adding the salt makes the onion and tomato’s juices seep into the mixture. At this point, that alone tastes delicious, but now you add it to anything. Endless possibilities. You can add it as a topping on your soup.  Add an avocado and you got Guacamole. Just add a jalapeño and you got yourself a fresh tasting salsa. Add plenty of lime juice, fish or shrimp and you got ceviche. I also like to add cubed cucumber, squeeze a lime juice and add it as a topping to my chicken….Mmmm. That was also the base to my recipe, I previously posted, of the Bean and Corn Salad. My favorite is tossing those ingredients into a pot with a bit of oil to pan fry. Once the onion looks translucent, I add water and a cup of lentils. I cook them until lentils are tender and I have myself the best tasting lentil soup. Not too mention, so good for you too!

I hope you enjoyed and found it helpful. Let me know if you got a chance to try this, I am curious to know your thoughts.

Till next time,

Janice/Superstarglam

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I know from experience that living a healthy lifestyle is not easy, at all. There is a lot of work that is required. I am a mom of 4. Ranging in different ages from 18-4. Trying to maintain a home and also working hard on my brand and Youtube channel is tough especially to find the balance. Here and there I crave healthy foods and to me this recipe is so easy that you can keep in the fridge for a few days. It’s good alone or as a topper on other foods. The best part is….its super easy.

Bean and Corn Salad

  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of corn
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix it all in a bowl and serve.

Sometimes I add garbanzo beans as well. If I have it as a snack with chips I add some avocado and mmmmm! Next day, for breakfast, I add it as a topping to my eggs. My husband likes to make it into a burrito with some flour tortilla. Endless possibilities. Hope you enjoy!!

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If there is one thing that I have learned through out my life time is to let go of things you have no control over. You don’t know the sleepless nights I have had thinking of why??? Why do things happen to me? Why am I being punished? Why do I have such bad luck? Why, why why? I asked and dwelled on it so much till I made myself sick. I became depressed, had panic attacks and suffered from anxiety. All because I was asking the wrong questions.

The day my mindset changed, so did my life. It was much deeper than that, but for time sake, it happened. I began accepting everything coming my way, good or bad. I let go of those wasteful meaningless questions and started asking real life resolving ones. Like, “ok, it happened, now what?” Who do I need to talk to? What do I need to do to solve the problem? And if there is nothing to solve, then it became, “things happen for a reason.” But the best one that makes me feel at ease is…. “I will leave it all in God’s hands”.

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Today, I am feeling….uninspired! I’m in a rut. I think that I have turned my hobby into an obsession. I waste my time doing useless things that don’t benefit me at all. I worry about unimportant things that have no meaning in my life, nor benefit me at all.

I started my channel on YouTube with so many ideas of what I wanted my channel to be. I had started watching a few Youtubers, one was the very talented Carli Bybel. To be honest, she was not the most precise or technically trained in the craft, which was apparent, but I was most interested in the fact that without those skills her makeup still turned out looking flawless. I dove in hard and became obsessed on several Youtubers and Instagrammers. I know the ins and outs, I know the back stories of most of my favorites Influencers. I basically know most gossips and pretty much feel like a stalker.

Fast forward to the present….All the time I have spent which I considered “research” turned out to be me losing myself along the way. I find myself second guessing my knowledge, my technique, my ability. I find myself comparing what I produce to others and thinking it’s not good enough. I find myself diving in further and investing money on useless things, thinking that they will improve what I’m lacking. My videos and Instagram pics don’t have adequate lighting so I refuse to post or film until I get the right equipment. My pics don’t look esthetically appropriate to my liking, so I have to filter the heck out of them.

I devote so much time to social media that by the time I’m done I have run out of time, or don’t know what to post. I feel FOMO (fear of missing out) when I’m not on it. I get anxiety and have to catch up on the latest. I have become obsessed with these people and feel the need to be involved at least by watching. I am trying to be a supporter and loyal.

Now I find myself, lost, uninspired and confused. I try really hard to motivate myself, but it’s hard. I started my website for many reasons, but most importantly, I started it as a way to hopefully become a platform where I can come here and just vent. A place to share because although you may watch a few videos of mine, you truly don’t know much about me, but I have over come a lot of difficulties in my life. I still continue to somehow stay strong and remain hopeful after everything. HOPE!! I think that is what keeps me going. I think it’s the candle that keeps lit inside me.

I know what I have to do, but somehow feel it hard undoing what I have become accustomed to. I want to be more active here on my website. Somehow, I have to figure out how to accomplish that and bring back my passion and creativity without loosing myself in the vicious and competitive social media world. I have to be happy with what I produce and try to be more myself. I have so many goals and dreams I want to accomplish. For starters, I want to revamp my website and open a store. I am a BOSS woman, always have felt that, but my insecurities and fears get in the way. I am capable of much more…….I will push through!!

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