16 Brazilian Dishes for Your World Cup Viewing Party
Your predictions have been made, you’re wearing your jersey under your work clothes and sneaking off for “coffee” and “lunch” during game times. You’re almost doing the World Cup right. Now, you’ve gotta throw a weekend viewing party. We couldn’t possibly let you put out chips and dip. Instead, try whipping up some of these Brazilian favorites for your friends. They will be most impressed with your varied use of palm oil, coconut, cassava and seafood.
1. Quindim: These party treats are a favorite among Brazilians because of their coconutty, eggy, sugary deliciousness. And they generally come in sets of four. We’ll take four (sets), please! (via La Casa Sin Tiempo)
3. Pavê de Chocolate (Chocolate Cookie Parfait): Alright, this isn’t a truly authentic version of the dish… but it features cookie dough, so we’re willing to overlook everything else. (via Cookie Monster Cooking)
4. Salpicão (Brazilian Chicken Salad): This easy to replicate dish is diet friendly, has all the South American flavor you’re looking for and is perfect for your World Cup backyard BBQ. (via The Iron You)
6. Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread): If cheese and bread are two of your favorite foods (like ours) then the logical next step would be to put them together to create one warm and gooey ball of NOM. (via Kirbie Cravings)
7. Yuca Fries (Baked Crispy Cassava Fries): Cassava is a starchy root many Brazilians (and people in other tropical regions) use for pasta-y dishes. Even though it’s carb loaded, it’s a much healthier alternative to the fries we eat here. Win! (via Brit + Co.)
9. Pastel Frito de Frango (Fried Pastels): These are like empanadas, only better. Like all the best things to be found in Brazil, these are considered street food, meaning you can order it to go and eat it as you walk along the ocean. (via The Big Field Trip)
10. Açai Bowl: This Amazonian superfruit scores, like, 10,000 on the antioxidant scale. So start your futból-watching day (or any day for that matter) off right with a healthy and delicious meal. Add some berries, oats or seeds to really bump up the nutrition. (via Epicurean Mom)
14. Beijinho de Coco (Coconut Kiss): With the plethora of coconuts in Brazil, it’s not hard to guess why so many things are flavored with them. These sweet coconut balls are a favorite for birthday parties. (via Manu’s Menu)
15. Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Soup): Brazilians are fans of their seafood and their soups, and you should be too since this one is low carb, packed with a ridiculous amount of flavor and seriously velvety. (via The Wanderlust Kitchen)
16. Caipirinhas: And of course, no Brazilian feast would be complete without the signature national drink. Throw some sugar, cachaça and lime into a glass, mix it up well and give an enthusiastic cheer for whichever team you’re rooting for. (via Bon Appétit)
Have you had your World Cup Party yet? If so, Tweet us pics of your Brazilian spread. If not, let us know what you’ll be cooking up in the comments below!
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B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
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Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
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Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
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Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
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The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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