Easter Sunday

Y’all know I can’t write a post in real time, that’s why my blog is called What Kiki Wore because I’m recapping past outfits, lol! So here’s what I wore for Easter! Even though the holiday is over, this dress is perfect for Spring. You may remember seeing the dress here. Online, I couldn’t tell if the print was pink floral or pink leopard print. I think that’s what makes it so different from any other floral print dress in my closet. And it looks extremely feminine. The dress is lined and wasn’t too short, even with my heels 3-inch heels. I’m 5’3″ for reference. I wore this dress for the entire day (no joke, my parents were here visiting for nearly 7 hours – what a long day) and by the end of the day, I was relieved to take off the dress. The three quarter length sleeves have an elastic ruffle cuff where it meets my elbow, and it was starting to feel uncomfortable. But I can’t wait to wear this dress again – I think I could even swing this when we return to the office.

I just ordered these Steve Madden sandals and they arrived right before Easter. I had pictured wearing this dress with nude sandals but when these ivory heels came in the mail, I knew they’d be great for Easter! I ordered my true size 8, and the braided straps were really comfortable and the block heel made these easy to wear all day! The sandals were fully in stock when I ordered them on the 5th! The white is sold out and there’s only a few sizes left in black. So if you see a restock in your size, don’t hesitate to grab these!!

To add to this feminine look, I added these faux pearl hair clips. Full disclosure, my hair was also three days washed and was losing volume. Adding some volume blast and these clips helped solve that problem!

Livvy’s dress is from H&M and I ordered it in the winter time when the price dropped to around $5. I linked some similar options!

Hope you all had a blessed Easter with family/friends and were able to enjoy beautiful weather! XOXO

Recent Sephora Haul

I placed a recent Sephora order because I needed to stock up on a few products. The first item added to my cart were the Isle of Paradise self tanning drops – these tanning drops saved me last summer! I had a newborn and knew that I wouldn’t be out in the sun – not to mention our vacation and and other summer plans were canceled but, in hindsight it might have been the best thing to happen to a new family! Anyway, I love the scent of these tanning drops, they’re so easy to use – mix with moisturizer and apply the night before or in the morning and voila – natural bronze glow! I use the dark drops on my body and the medium drops on my face.

Vital Protein Collagen – another holy grail! I mix one scoop of collagen with my coffee in the mornings. It dissolves quickly and doesn’t add any other flavor to my coffee. I started using this product in my 4th month of post partum – you know, when you start losing chunks of hair 🙁 I wish I would have known about collagen sooner – it’s even pregnancy safe and helps with hair, skin, nails, and joints! I feel like this product really helped with hair regrowth – the two times I’ve been to the salon, my stylist has complimented my length, texture, and regrowth! So I’d like to thank the collagen!

Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip – I ordered these because I like having a product that will hydrate my lips during the day. I also didn’t want something with color because I don’t wear a lot of makeup during the day. I ordered the coconut and it smells great and keeps my lips plumped and hydrated.

7 day makeup eraser set – I typically use makeup wipes to remove stubborn eye makeup but I’d love to eliminate that type of waste and find something reusable that’s also going to be good for my skin. You can also use these pads to apply toner. I am loving how easy it is to remove makeup with these cloths – all you need is water! The warmer water the better – just hold it on my eye for a few seconds so the fibers lift my mascara. Again, I haven’t been wearing a lot of makeup but, when I do, I forget how annoying it is to take off eye makeup. Then I wash my face and pat it dry on my white towel. I’ve definitely been able to tell a difference by seeing what my towel looks like lol!

Laneige Lavender Water Sleep Mask – the directions say to use 1-2 times per week and wash off in the morning. I’ve been applying this on Friday nights because a) who doesn’t want to start their weekends with hydrated and plump skin and b) the lavender scent is so nice and calming it makes me believe I’m getting a good night sleep. No alarm clocks on Saturday so I try my best to sleep in until the baby wakes me up!

Inkey List Hyalauronic Acid Hydrating Serum – I use both morning and night as the first step after my cleanser to hydrate different layers of skin. The bottle is pretty small but all you need is a pea size to pat onto your face and neck. I’ve been loving the Inkey List products. They’re vegan, clean, and make my skin feel really good! I haven’t had any reactions to their products and am definitely seeing a difference in the appearance of my skin.

Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid – This is the last step of my skincare routine morning and night. This is a hydrating serum that plumps brightens and evens skin tone and reduces the appearance of fine lines. It’s also a great makeup base/primer.

Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator Foundation – I love throwing this on in the mornings. It’s a thin foundation with all the benefits: coverage, visibly brighter skin, and improved skin hydration. This is perfect for those days I need to turn my camera on for a conference call! I’m in the color Light Medium Neutral.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Super Cindy – This is a muted nude (matte lipstick) but it’s a very pretty color. Again, I don’t wear a lot of makeup during the week, but when I have to use my camera and throw on a little makeup, adding a nude lipstick completes my look without making me feel like my lip color is too bold. I still look and feel very natural but it boosts my confidence knowing I have some makeup on lol!

I hope this was helpful! The Sephora Spring Event is coming up in April so if you’re not a VIB Insider, make sure to sign up so you can use your percentage off! If you are in the VIP Club, make sure to check your email so you know which tier you are and when the sale opens for you to shop! I plan to do another post of my FAVORITE and MUST HAVE products from Sephora in the coming weeks – Stay Tuned!

The Best Transitional Midi Dress

It was a beautiful sunny day with temps in the mid 60’s and some windy conditions. We were taking our one year old to the zoo on her birthday so I knew I’d be on my feet a ton! With this being one of the first (and rare) occasions leaving the house, I couldn’t wait to “dress up” aka get out of sweatpants! But, it was just a trip to the zoo – I couldn’t wear heels and a babydoll dress (or could I?). I knew these Nike Court Side Sneakers would be ideal for comfort and style. They’re still bright white since I never had many opportunities to wear them in 2020, ha!

This midi dress was the best choice because of the comfortable and lightweight material. The neutral color toned down the fact that I was wearing a dress to the zoo 🙂 Keep scrolling because this dress is ON SALE for $32 dollars!!

I love the versatility of this dress. It can be worn with sneaks and a Jean jacket – how I styled it for the occasion or can be dressed up with booties (like the web image) or heels and a leather jacket. You can add a felt hat. It’s all so cute!

The dress comes in three other colors and was part of the BFF Wayfair x Nordstrom launch between Dede (Dress Up Buttercup) and Emily (Champagne and Chanel). The Jean jacket I styled with the dress is also a launch from Dede’s “Detre” line in 2020.

First Birthday Party

One year already?! Every day with this girl is special, but celebrating her first birthday party is a celebration I’ll never forget (& she’ll never remember, lol). We started with a trip to the zoo on her actual birthday, March 9th. Olivia was more interested in other kids than the animals but we also don’t leave the house much, unless it’s a walk in our neighborhood. It was so much fun watching her expressions as she looked around at new scenery.

Over the weekend we had TWO parties – one with DeDe and G Mike and one with Oma and Papa. Unfortunately, we’re still not comfortable merging families until everyone is vaccinated (so soon!). Plus what a lucky kid to have multiple birthday parties! Stressful for the parents who have to clean, cook, bake, and decorate all weekend 🙂

Verdict is…. she likes cake! Look at that smile 🙂
Balloon garland is from amazon, the curtain is borrowed from her nursery windows, the name sign was a gift at my baby shower (from Etsy), high chair Ikea, seat cover/mat Yeah Baby Goods, and 1 banner from Amazon.
The cutest rose gold tableware
Okay, this icing made it SO EASY to decorate cupcakes. It comes with 4 different tips. Thank goodness this exists 🙂
Ta – da! They’re not the most perfect but they sure were easy to decorate!
My parents bought their first grandchild a car, lol! OMG, it’s so realistic.

Such a fun weekend! Both for Livvy and for us. She got nonstop hugs and kisses for 48 hours straight, and we got to spend time with family and feel a sense of normalcy. But, this weekend also opened our eyes to how lucky we had it with a newborn, staying at home, and keeping a strict schedule. A combination of parties, fun, cake (sugar), and spring forward made our bedtime routines later and last a little longer. Parents were exhausted by Sunday night, lol!

This dress from Red Dress Boutique is stunning! I love the pastel color, the floral design, the movement, long sleeves, boho vibe.. but I’m wearing a small and wish it were offered in an XS. I felt a little swallowed by this dress. I did wear some nude block heels (not pictured) to help with length, but the top of the dress was very roomy and felt a little too big. I ended up wearing a cami underneath to feel more secure.

Pantry organization

Yesterday, my baby girl turned ONE! Thanks to covid, and staying home, she’s seen approximately 10 humans, two dogs, some duckies, and a cat. Even though she didn’t really register what she was looking at and was more distracted by other kids, it was so much fun to be out as a family and watch her little expressions as she took in the new scenery.

Recently, I’ve been working on tidying up/spring cleaning/home organization. I’d love to reorganize my closet this Spring – and by reorganize I mean, re-arrange my shelving, add some fun wallpaper, and switch out my fall clothes to my spring/summer clothes. Ugh, I’m not ready for this project! Instead, I started with our pantry. When we moved in, we actually didn’t have a pantry. My parents renovated their entire kitchen – changed the layout, expanded their island, switched their cabinets, floors, backspash, etc. They gave their old pantry cabinets to us and the cabinets miraculously fit in our kitchen! I painted them to match our cabinets and they have given us so much more room! I’ve been annoyed with all of the packaging taking up space in our pantry. No matter how many times I’ve re-arranged our pantry, there’s someone in this house who can’t return the bag the way they found it 🙂

I ordered these air tight containers that came in a 12 pack to help with organization. I also had some dissolvable food labels to write the product and expiration date on the containers. I thought the I only had a few plastic bags but as I started pulling them from the pantry, they were never ending! I didn’t have a problem filling the 12 pack containers and I probably need more, eventually, but for now, it’s a start! The containers are stackable and have created a lot more space. It’s also easier for said person in this house to take out a container and return it how it was found 🙂

This weekend, the birthday celebrations continue! We’ll have one day with my parents and one day with my in-laws. I’m looking forward to sharing her party, and, naturally, our outfits 🙂

Olivia’s birth story

How can it be??? In 6 days, my sweet baby girl is turning ONE. I’ve held her in my arms for an entire year and I can’t help but feel emotional. I recently saw a poem by a.r.asher that read, “There is my heart, and there is you, and I’m not sure there is a difference.”

My due date was estimated to be March 11, 2020. Two of my favorite people, my grandparents, are no longer with us. The bright spot here is that my grandpa’s birthday is March 3rd (Happy Heavenly Birthday, Bumpy (IYKYK!)) and my grandma’s birthday is March 12th! I saw my due date being somewhere between their birthday’s as a sign. I love that my baby is going to share their zodiac sign and I’d love for her to inherit some of their traits. It’s so special to me that she was born on March 9th.

March 8, 2020: I started my Sunday like normal. Probably slept in, probably made waffles for breakfast. I remember it was a gorgeous day and we planned on taking a lot of walks and grilling spicy chicken sandwiches for dinner (even though I had a manageable pregnancy, we were anxious to meet our girl and were to the point of trying all of the old wives tales). I remember during one of our walks feeling a big cramp but it didn’t last very long and I didn’t feel anything else for several hours later. I had a nail appt (my last one since the pandemic began – RIP almond shaped nails – and I felt a couple more cramps, but still felt fine. I came home and we ate spicy chicken sandwiches outside on our patio and finally around 7pm, I started to feel more constant cramping. It was starting to feel stronger to the point that I text my mom and told her to keep her phone on her. I started to track the cramps I was feeling using my Ovia app. By 10pm I was feeling pretty uncomfortable and I got ready for bed and tried to lay down. My cramps were about 20 mins apart and it was impossible to get comfortable. I think I tossed and turned until midnight. Then there is no tracking on my app until 2AM so I think I did get a quick nap in, but by 2AM I came downstairs to the living room and watched Bridesmaids on HBO.

March 9, 2020: I kept tracking contractions and trying to keep calm and distracted. By 5:30AM, I knew my husband would be waking up for work soon and would see that I wasn’t in bed. I made him a pot of coffee while I waited for him to come downstairs. I logged onto my work computer and sent some of my usual Monday morning reports and emailed my boss/teammates that I wasn’t going to make it to work.

My contractions were really close to 5 mins apart and lasting a minute or longer. I was starting to get scared and worried that if we went to the hospital now they’d tell me it wasn’t time and we’d have to go back home and keep waiting. Finally, my husband came down stairs and told me to get in the car, we were going to the hospital! The worst thing they could say was ‘no’. It was about a 20-25 minute drive and we arrived around 7AM! That was pretty close to 12 hours of laboring at home.

In Triage, there were two other couples also coming in around the same time as us and a family already in the waiting room! We hadn’t told our family we were at the hospital because we weren’t sure what they were going to tell us. Finally, we were called back, I got hooked up to the contraction monitor and was told I was 4cm dilated. We were getting checked into L&D and were going to expect a baby today, ahhh! My parents live a little more than an hour away and my in-laws are 45 mins away. I have no idea what time everyone got to the hospital, but my parents, my in laws, brother in law, and sister in law all made it to the waiting room. It’s so crazy and sad to think that just 6 days later, only one support person could be in the hospital with you :(. My mama and husband were in the L&D room with me for this journey.

I did get an epidural and they had to take it out and start the process again because it was too high in my vertebrae and was causing my heart rate to spike. I remember not being able to control my breathing and felt very cold. I thought it was all normal and although I hated getting the epidural, it also numbed me so I could rest a little bit through these contractions.

The rest of the day is such a blur. They broke my water and gave me a peanut ball to speed up my dilation. My OB doctor wasn’t the on call doctor so I met the nurses and doctor not knowing if I’d deliver during their shift or get new nurses/doctors. Finally by 4:30pm it was go time. It all happened so fast and by 5:04pm I had a crying baby in my arms. <3

I was so hungry and so glad I had time to eat a bowl of oatmeal before we left for the hospital. But no sleep and no food all day, plus having a baby, I was exhausted! I remember getting the food menu and asking what I couldn’t have. The nurses told me there were no restrictions so I ordered the turkey burger, French fries, and brownie for dessert.

Sleeping in the hospital is so uncomfortable. They asked that we keep a specific light on which shined on my bed, there’s always someone checking on you or the baby so no matter how tired I was or how loud our noise machine was, I could barely get sleep. First night, Olivia didn’t eat very much. By the second night, she was cluster feeding and I was so exhausted, I contemplated asking if she could go to the nursery for a little bit, but the mom guilt was already kicking in!

Somehow, we’ve survived the newborn phase, we’ve conquered leaving the house with a baby and all of her things, and now we’re 6 days away from having a one year old under our roof. Even though 2020 kept us inside and at home, there’s no place I’d rather be than with my husband and our baby girl.

If you made it this far, hi! Our next baby challenge will be a long car ride and a vacation with a 15 month old (this June). Drop your travel tips below! No advice is too small, I’ll try anything to make our travels smooth sailing 🙂

Next week’s post is going to feature some home organization and/or home project while I plan and organize Olivia’s birthday party. In two weeks, my post will feature her decor, dress, etc! Check back soon <3

Ready for Spring with Red Dress Boutique

This is my second try on haul with red dress in the last two months. They’re always been my go to for special occasion dresses. Recently, I’ve purchased loungewear sets and pajamas (that’s *another* try on haul on the way…)

While I’m not ready to go out in public or large gatherings, there are a couple of upcoming events and holidays where I felt like I needed a wardrobe refresh.

I could be returning to the office as early as June! It’s crazy to think that this is the first time I’m seeing my coworkers since I became a mom! I want to continue dressing like my personality. I love how feminine this top is – the eyelet, lace, and pastel colors are beautiful! Definitely one of the first tops I’ll wear when we return to work. I paired the top with these Abercrombie high waisted jeans and white mules.

This floral dress is gorgeous! It comes in white and this mauve pink. It was a very tough decision to make! I actually preferred the white, but white dresses remind me of occasion dresses – bridal events, baby showers, holidays, etc. I tried to picture where I could wear this dress and my future sister in law’s bridal shower came to mind. I wish I could have photographed the back – it’s low cut and ties. I am able to wear a strapless bra. Wearing a small.

This tiered white blouse is one of my favorites in the haul. It’s comfortable and I love how it flows. I will warn you that it’s not lined so a cami underneath is preferred. This feminine and flowy blouse is giving me free people vibes without the free people price tag – win! I did pair with my free people jeans I purchased during the Nordstrom sale last August. I’m also linking the same pair in black because I see they’re 40% off (I’m wearing a 27). Also, hi to Livvy in the background 🙂

This sweater dress is most surprising! The fabric and texture hug in all of the right places. I love the cut of the skirt, how well it flows, and the shape it gives! For Spring, pairing with white booties is a great choice. For Fall or Winter, I’d throw on a suede jacket and tan boots.

When I ordered this dress, I couldn’t tell if it was pink leopard or pink floral. It’s pink floral – like watercolor – either print, I knew I’d love this dress. Again, it’s so feminine! The square neckline, the sleeves, the length. I think this is the perfect Easter dress. I’m wearing a small.

Although this dress was in the same order, I hadn’t planned on sharing it with this haul; However, I saw it’s only available in Small and wanted to share it so you had a chance to purchase. I plan to wear this for my daughter’s FIRST BIRTHDAY party in TWO WEEKS :(. I’ll style it better in that post – because you know there’s going to be a whole blog post dedicated to my sweet girl and her birthday, lol. I’m 5’3″ for reference and was worried this dress would be too long. With heels, it’s a great length. I love how the buttons stop halfway down to create some leg! I’m wearing a small and do think this dress swallows me a bit. It is too low for me up top and I actually have it pulled back and fastened at the nape of my neck. I’ll have to get alterations or pin it up for the party. It would work a lot better if I had something to fill out the dress on top, lol. Otherwise, I absolutely love this dress, the colors, the print, the boho vibe. The sleeves are long sleeve but sheer so no fabric is rubbing against you and it’s very comfortable.

Stay tuned and follow along for the party! Here’s to a few more weeks until Spring!

Baby’s First Valentine’s Day 💗

I’ve never been big on Valentine’s Day. I love to love but I think that should be celebrated every day, not a planned event. Now I believe it’s so true what they say, “kids make the ‘holidays’ better!”

I’ve only gone out to dinner once on Valentine’s Day and we both regret it. We made reservations for 7pm at the Bonefish Grille. We arrived a few mins early and there was a line out the door. I was catching conversations that people had been waiting an hour. Long story short, we didn’t get seated for an hour and a half, they brought everyone FREE bang bang shrimp, and my husband surprised me with a cute homemade voucher to cash in for a free vacation. So, okay, maybe that wasn’t the worst v-day, but we both agreed, our usual at home date night is the more enjoyable routine.

With the pandemic, our plans for an at home date night didn’t waver. If anything, it motivated us to dress up! We ordered the steak and lobster special from Cooper’s Hawk and picked up a sparkly bottle of Pinot noir rosé wine from our local wine and beer retailer, Grain and Grape.

I decorated our fireplace and mantle with some decor I picked up from Target this year. Olivia had a great time tearing down the foam hearts every chance she got 🙂

My favorite part of the day was a photo shoot with Olivia. She looked adorable in her heart onesie and large pink bow from Stevie J’s. My pink bodysuit is on sale for under $25. It’s a tight fit and a deep neckline but it’s perfect with jeans or a skirt for date night. My Agolde jeans have been my most comfortable pair of denim and my booties tied in the color of Olivia’s dress from H&M.

When I told my husband I needed to order Olivia a gift he said, “we need to get her a gift?” Ugh yes! She’s our valentine! It was just a couple of cute items: a book, a smock bib, and a rubber duckie dressed like Ariel (she loves to play with rubber ducks in the bathtub and if you ask her where her duckie is, she drops what she’s doing and will pick up her duckie).

How do you and your significant other celebrate? Any special traditions? Let me hear ‘em!

VEGANUARY: favorite vegan meal roundup

As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I challenged ourselves to eat 100% plant based for the month of January. We actually had already planned on this but it helped that my brother and sister-in-law gifted us an air fryer (because she couldn’t believe we didn’t have one, lol!) and a vegan air fryer book. It’s been so much fun to use!

Guys. This was tough!! I was suddenly reading the ingredients on everything! Not to mention, we’ve been utilizing grocery delivery (Thanks Amazon Fresh & Whole Foods) so I’ve been online shopping the nutrition label. That’s another level.

We have a couple staple meals that are affordable, easy, and delicious. I found dairy products on the ingredient list so I had to modify and find my own vegan version. It was such a good challenge, I felt more energized, especially at night after putting Olivia down. All I want to do is watch tv, but I did have more energy to pick up baby toys around the house, fold laundry, etc vs leaving it for the weekend. On the cons list, I’d say dinners required more work. I’m used to one pot, one sheet pan and I did notice I was having to prep longer and use more dishes. I can’t complain when I work from home (in the breakfast nook) so when it’s 5 o’clock on the dot, I’m signing off and grabbing Olivia as my sous chef!

I am not a food photographer so the pictures and recipes I’m going to share are from Pinterest. You can find the recipe/food blog in the photo captions. Hope you enjoy our top vegan meals!! If you have any other questions about our challenge, I’m happy to answer them! Leave a comment or shoot me an email.

Breakfast: I normally eat organic rolled oats with some nut milk and nut butter. That didn’t change during Veganuary but I also saw the breakfast tortilla wrap trend on tik tok. I was able to swap the egg and use Just egg patties instead. Tasted amazing and highly recommend! Just add your favorite breakfast toppings!

Photo from Haute Off the Rack IG
Photo from Haute off the Rack IG

Lunch: another modification of my standard Greek salad. Swap my salad dressing for hummus (or avocado) and I didn’t even miss any dressing!

https://www.beautybites.org/5-minute-mediterranean-bowl-healthy-lunch-meal-prep-recipe/

Dinner: Some of our staples just required subbing Daiya vegan cheese with our normal cheddar cheese. Stuffed sweet potatoes are on a weekly rotation in our house.

https://www.simplyquinoa.com/mexican-quinoa-stuffed-sweet-potatoes/

I mentioned another weekly staple is tikki masala and naan bread. But with our vegan challenge, we couldn’t have the store bought tikki masala and naan because of dairy products. I had to put in the effort and make homemade curry and naan bread. Very worth it though!

https://healthiersteps.com/recipe/butternut-squash-coconut-curry/
https://www.noracooks.com/vegan-naan/

We also love doing soup Sunday’s around here! Our favorite soup was a white bean chili.

https://www.contentednesscooking.com/vegetarian-white-chili/

Let me know if you try any of these and please share your favorite plant based and vegan recipes!

Tailgate but make it vegan

In honor of the Super Bowl this weekend, I’m bringing you a BBQ pulled jackfruit sandwich and french fries (IYKYK!). My husband and I started eating a more plant based diet almost three years ago as part of our wedding diet! I’d say we adhere to the 80/20 rule. During the week, I really don’t cook with meat, but on the weekends or when we order out, I’m not opposed to a juicy burger, a fancy steak, or good seafood. Sometimes, as an added challenge we’d go 100% plant based (vegan).

To kickoff 2021, we joined the Veganuary challenge! I’ll be rounding out our favorite recipes in an upcoming post, but you get a sneak peek today with the BBQ pulled jackfruit sandwich.

We’ve made jackfruit in soups and we’ve smothered it in bbq sauce. It absorbs flavor well and has a good meaty flavor. This recipe requires very minimal ingredients. I love the canned green jackfruit at Trader Joe’s so I can prepare it however I choose, but we’ve been having our groceries delivered with Whole Foods/Amazon since last March. The only jackfruit available is packaged in bbq sauce. I had some leftover cabbage (coleslaw mix) from a previous recipe (included on the upcoming roundup) and some russet potatoes that I threw in the air fryer with some spices. Threw the meat alternative on some honey wheat buns and topped it with a vegan cabbage mix. Recipe from traderjoes.com is below, let me know if you try this 🙂

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Serves: 6 – 8

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 25 – 30 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cans TJ’s Green Jackfruit in Brine
  • 1 1/2 cups TJ’s Organic Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon TJ’s Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • 1 package TJ’s Honey Wheat Hamburger Buns
  • 1 TJ’s Yellow Onion, diced, for garnish
  • 1 bag TJ’s Organic Shredded Green & Red Cabbage with Orange Carrots
  • 1/4 cup TJ’s Mayonnaise (or TJ’s Greek Yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup TJ’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • TJ’s Salt & Pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

Prepare Pulled Jackfruit: Drain jackfruit and pat dry. Partially shred jackfruit chunks into smaller pieces. In a sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add jackfruit and sauté for five minutes. Add BBQ sauce and water to pan and stir to evenly coat jackfruit. Cover pan and simmer on medium-low heat, 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally and pulling jackfruit apart as it becomes tender.

Prepare Tangy Cole Slaw: While jackfruit cooks, in a large bowl, toss cabbage blend with mayonnaise and apple cider vinegar to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

Prepare Sandwiches: Place a scoop of pulled jackfruit on the bottom of a bun. Top with diced onions, coleslaw, and bun top. Eat and repeat until satisfied!