Authentic Argentinian Empanadas

One of my best friends from college is originally from Argentina, and I was first introduced to delicious, homemade Argentinian empanadas when I visited her in Winston-Salem for her birthday one year! I pretty much immediately fell in love with the flaky crust and savory, unique flavor of the filling.

Later on, that friend and I spent a semester abroad together studying in Sevilla, Spain. When we weren’t busy loving our lives in Sevilla (seriously, it was the best time ever), we were making the most of temporarily living in Europe and traveling whenever we could. One of the many trips we made that semester was to London, England where we stayed with Miranda’s cousin, Nico. Miranda and Nico hadn’t seen each other in a few years, and Nico wanted to host a little get-together at his flat so his friends could meet his cousin. It was decided that we would make empanadas for the get-together.

So that is how I came to get my hands on this delicious, authentic recipe! I love these empanadas because they work as a main dish, as a side, or as an appetizer, and they’re delicious warm or cold. My family members are all big fans of the dish too–my step-dad especially! Making the dough is a little time-consuming, but it is so worth it. Try it out and let me know what you think!

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Honesty

So much of what we see and do on social media is crap. It’s like we’re trying to create this ideal image of ourselves for all of our friends, family and old high school acquaintances to see. I am definitely just as guilty as the next person–I’m quick to document a vacation on Snapchat or post an Instagram of a fun night out with friends, but I never take to Facebook to discuss my biweekly existential crises (kind of kidding about the biweekly part…kind of.)

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Welcome to my quarter life crisis.

I’ve spent my whole life working toward the next step. Work hard in high school to get into a good college. Work even harder in college in order to get a good job. Oh, and don’t forget to work multiple internships so you can set yourself apart from the competition. Done, done and done…but now what? I sit at a desk eight hours a day, five days a week, for the rest of my life?

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