Today’s Special With Apollo Box

This post has been sponsored by The Apollo Box – a relevant and fitting company for Tamara (Like) Camera representation, I dare say! All thoughts, opinions, and ideas are always my own. There’s a 15% off coupon code too. Enjoy!

The Apollo Box helps customers discover, collect, & share the world’s most creative products. They hand-pick every product from vendors around the world #ad

I think it’s safe to say by now that we’re a quirky, creative family – with a taste for the unique, fun, and creative. I think it’s safe to say that I LOOOOVE Nightmare Before Christmas and that we love Star Wars. That’s an understatement, actually!

I mean, that’s how we met!

Apollo Box

This post? It’s about celebrating the finer and quirkier things in life. It’s about complete awesomeness. When I stumbled upon Apollo Box, it was like a dream come true. Not only did I fall in love with the creative, fun, and unique collection of products, but it helped my “Gift-Giving Paralysis.” This is a self-titled, self-diagnosed “condition” in which you get so overwhelmed by gift-giving and want everything to be PERFECT, that your brain freezes and you can’t think of anything! Doesn’t that sound awful? I have lived with this for most of my life, but it’s getting better. You know why, right?

Where else can you find..?

Star Wars items even the most Star Wars-loving person you know probably doesn’t have?

Apollo Box

Gifts for your furry friends, or your loved ones who have furry friends:

gift guide

FOOD, of course!

Things for parties!

Stuff for kids:

Cool nature stuff!

And one of their best-sellers and one of my personal favorites: Gradient Glass Water Bottles:

glass water bottles

Apollo Box is an online shopping platform that celebrates the act of discovery. Apollo Box is dedicated to providing customers with creative products and unique gifts they can get excited about. With their AR shopping feature in the Apollo Box app, they designed a new way to play and share virtual products before you buy them. Now, we talk water bottles.

The Gradient Glass Water Bottle is beautifully painted for travel. The vivid gradiated colors give the soft look of watercolor. The bottle is thin enough to take everywhere, and has a leak-proof, screw-on lid. It can hold 11 ounces of your favorite beverage, and the solid glass withstands temps up to 176 F degrees! Also, it has awesome lettering!

Right now, there’s a 15% OFF coupon code valid for ALL products – and for a month long – for registered users. The coupon code is “TAMARA”. Don’t forget that one! Remember, you can use it sitewide for all of the wondrous things. 15% off!

The Apollo Box is passionate about their products. They decided to build their own personal shopping platform when they couldn’t find a good place to shop online for these fun, creative, and unique kinds of products. They believe shopping should be fun, and they work with small vendors from all over the world to share products and share stories. To make shopping with them even more fun, they have created an innovative augmented reality (AR) shopping platform. With this technology, you can engage and play with a virtual 3D model of the products in your environment before you buy them.

You can snap pictures and share with friends! It’s just so cool!

Connect with The Apollo Box:

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Habanero Chicken Grilled Cheese & Spicy Grilled Corn

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KingofFlavor #FlavorRocksNTL #CollectiveBias

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Tell me – are you having any music adventures this summer? I certainly am! So let’s talk about how your summer needs music, and your food needs FLAVOR, and how it’s all connected! I fell in love with El Yucateco® over summer. I can never buy just one, which makes this awesome printable coupon for $1 off when you buy three bottles SO PERFECT!

The coupon is good from 5/9 through July!

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It’s perfect because these bottles are the perfect size for bringing along on adventures! I will go into more detail about their flavor, use, and amazing versatility too! I’ve been dreaming about summer music festivals throughout the long winter. I’ve been dreaming about tailgating, cooking in a portable grill, and finding good ingredients to use even when traveling, camping, or road-tripping for a long period of time. What is summer without good food, good music, and good adventures?

grilled cheese

El Yucateco® will now be available at select stadiums and The House of Blues, and since they are music lovers just like us, they want to give you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime music experience! You can win a concert flyaway, and gift cards will be awarded weekly. This sweepstakes ROCKS! And you don’t have to wait – enter right here, right now:

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I’m from New Jersey, and I miss all the summer concerts and festivals I could see down the shore there, or in and near NYC. Then when I lived in San Francisco, we got such incredible festivals! I worked at a grocery store there – and customers would come in to get their big music festival supplies. I would help them put their orders together, and we would compile the best products for energy, health, hydration, and flavor-on-the-go. I’d always direct them to El Yucateco®. Why? Why, indeed!

FLAVOR! It enhances flavor, but make no mistake – this is no condiment. This is a part of summer grilling for us.

El Yucateco

I get my El Yucateco® hot sauces at a little market across the bridge from our city. It’s called Ecuador Andino Store. If you’re ever in town, I encourage you to go there! The customer service is fantastic, and they always have exactly what I need for flavorful cooking. I had a lot of trouble deciding which flavors to use over the weekend, so I got three!

And I intend to use them all.

grilled cheese

music festivals

So, I need to tell you the grilled cheese story. My husband makes it really well – the kids always beg for more. I wind up eating their scraps and then I say that it’s just as good for adults – but needs something special. Flavor. Cassidy tends to do a lot of traveling for music festivals and concerts. One thing that’s been made famous in the parking lots of music festivals is grilled cheese. People tailgate with portable grills, and make amazing grilled cheese. When I think of fueling for concerts, I think of grilled cheese. When I think of adding flavor, I look no further than El Yucateco®. Grilled cheese. Good sauces. Check.

And it was during a summer concert when I realized that you can easily cook grilled corn anywhere too!

grilled corn

You’ll see in my recipe, but you mix the sauce with butter and spices, and add some Parmesan. So good!

Now, let’s talk about the sauces. It’s hard to choose just one, but luckily you don’t have to do that! They can easily be thrown in a purse or bag when you’re on-the-go. Then you can flavor your food anytime and anywhere! El Yucateco® is the #1 authentic habanero hot sauce, made from habaneros hand-picked from their own fields. The sauces are handcrafted to have rich flavor and just the right amount of HEAT. For my recipe, I used Red Habanero Hot Sauce. It’s made from red habanero peppers, tomato, and select spices and seasonings. It’s an “all purpose” sauce, but packs a little more kick than the average hot sauce – but with far less vinegar. You get the true flavors of the pepper in the dishes you create.

hot sauce

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All of this can be yours, with this simple double recipe:

Habanero Chicken Grilled Cheese & Spicy Grilled Corn

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Habanero Chicken Grilled Cheese & Spicy Grilled Corn

Ingredients

    For the Grilled Cheese:
  1. 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  2. 2 cups cooked chicken
  3. 8 slices sourdough bread
  4. 4 Tbsp butter
  5. 8 slices cheese
  6. 2 Tbsp El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce
  7. For the Spicy Grilled Corn:
  8. 3 ears fresh corn
  9. 2 Tbsp El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce or Black Label Reserve
  10. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  11. 1/4 cup butter
  12. 1/2 tsp salt
  13. 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  14. 1/2 lime juiced
  15. Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

    For the grilled cheese
  • 1. Mix cooked chicken and sauce in a bowl, and set aside
  • 2. Meanwhile, butter one side of all slices of bread - the "outside" of the sandwich
  • 3. Place one slice of cheese on top of the unbuttered side of the bread
  • 4. Then, add a good helping of the habanero chicken
  • 5. Next, add a second slice of cheese on top of the chicken
  • 6. Last, top with another buttered slice of bread - buttered side up
  • 7. Cook the sandwich, buttered side down in a skillet for about five minutes
  • 8. Make sure the cheese is melted, and the bread is golden brown
  • 9. Flip the sandwich with a spatula and cook other side
  • 10. Repeat for all sandwiches
  • 11. Enjoy!
  • For the corn:
  • You can cook your ears of corn fully in their husks, half in their husks, or fully out of their husks
  • Preheat your outdoor/portable grill to medium high heat
  • Grill your corn until it's hot and lightly charred - for about 7-10 minutes
  • Roll the corn with butter, and spread on Habanero Hot Sauce of choice, pepper, and Parmesan cheese
  • Squeeze the juice of a lime, and enjoy!

Notes

You have the option to spread the butter, sauce, pepper, and lime on the corn before or after grilling. I didn't find a huge difference either way. Both were delicious!

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I know that’s a lot of info, but this is an easy way to get a GREAT meal during your summer music adventures and travels. And it’s so easy! It’s such a simple delight to take an old classic recipe and give it more flavor and pizazz.

El Yucateco

grilled corn recipe

Here are my Five Favorite Tips For Staying Healthy During Music Festival Season:

1 – Prepare, prepare, prepare. Go grocery shopping and buy in bulk! (like with cheese and bread and corn) Stock up on snacks that can withstand the extreme heat. They give you nutrients too. Look for nuts, oats, dried fruit, etc.

2 – Pack. Seal everything airtight so it can last for days! Make sure you brief up on the rules and regulations at your festival grounds or campsite. You may need a doctor’s note if they don’t allow food, and you need certain foods.

3 – Pack a cooler. You’ll need it for drinks, fruit, and grilled cheese supplies!

4 – Eat a big breakfast. You’ll need it! And grilled cheese is a PERFECTLY good breakfast.

5 – Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. And move, move, move your body. And then you’ll need to hydrate even more!

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For more info about El Yucateco®:

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Now tell me, which El Yucateco® flavor are you most excited to try?

Good luck with the sweepstakes!

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