If you're not familiar with chimichurri, let me introduce you to this amazingly flavorful Argentinian sauce.
I'd say it's comparable to a pesto made with parsley (minus the pine nuts), but I made my version especially with cilantro lovers in mind (like me)!
How To Make Chimichurri
Cilantro chimichurri is wonderful as a marinade or as a sauce on grilled meats, but one of my very favorite uses is as a dressing for a simple salad of black beans, avocado, tomatoes and feta cheese. However you choose to use it, you really must try it ASAP...
Especially since you can throw it together in under fives minutes, thanks to my favorite fresh herb paste. Sure, you can use fresh cilantro, but cilantro paste is a huge timesaver. Just squeeze the whole tube into a measuring cup, add the rest of the ingredients, and stir!
If you're using this cilantro chimichurri as a marinade, you can pour it into a Ziploc bag and add your meat at this point. If your intention is to use it as a sauce or dressing, I like to refrigerate it for a few hours to let the flavors intermingle. It will keep for about a week in a sealed container in the refrigerator (if it lasts that long)!
While I'm making introductions, this is my 9-year-old daughter, Addie, and she was the inspiration behind this chimichurri recipe. Not that she tried it, mind you -- this is my picky child that orders a bowl of croutons as her meal when we dine out... But she assisted me every step of the way in making it, which at least seems like a good place to start.
Addie has her own unique fashion sense, so when Tea Collection asked me to review some pieces from their latest clothing collection, I knew that she would appreciate the quirky style of their mix and match pieces. I love how Tea Collection draws their inspirations from cultures the world over, and I was pleased to see that she chose some adorable pieces from their latest line inspired by Argentina and Bolivia.
With a little guidance from me, she chose five pieces that she can mix and match to take her from fall straight into winter:
In the first picture, she paired the Raya Argentina Top, a beautiful, rich and colorful fabric, with the Destination Denim Skirt. She's on the petite end of the spectrum for 9-year-olds, so I'm very thankful that Tea Collection still includes adjustable elastic waistbands as a feature on their bottoms.
In the second picture, she's wearing the Heritage Stripe Flutter Top with the Skinny Solid Leggings in medium heather grey. She seriously loves these leggings so much, I can barely grab them to wash them between wearings. I'm definitely going to have to invest in a few more colors ASAP! These leggings will also be great layered beneath the denim skirt once the temperatures drop.
This is the Ribbed Purity Tee, also in the medium heather grey color. Layered beneath the two shirts she chose, it will easily allow her to transition them from late summer to fall and on into winter. Like the leggings, it's super soft and comfy, and I'd imagine I'll be picking it up in a few more colors, as well.
Right now with every Tea Collection purchase, you'll receive a fun "This Year I Will" poster for your little adventurer to design. Addie designed hers a few weeks ago when we first received our order, and I forgot all about it until just now. I love that she said that she wants to score a goal in soccer this year. She can go ahead and check that one off her list already, because she scored in her team's first game of the season yesterday!
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Tea Collection has fabulous styles for boys, as well. I highly recommend their clothing -- every piece we've owned has been worth every penny!
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