Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Hi friends! It's been awhile!
Thought I'd pop in to share a delicious recipe i had for dinner last night. Yes, that's right, we had breakfast for dinner and it was additively perfect!
The best part? You don't have to make breakfast the next morning with the leftovers. Any morning that starts with these babies is a beautiful one!
Here's the recipe, hope you enjoy!
3/4c coconut milk
2 ripe mashed bananas
2T coconut oil
1.5 C gluten free flour of your choice (I used oats, garbanzo flour, and soy flour for an added protein punch)
1tsp baking soda
1T lemon juice
Dash of cinnamon
Optional: add in organic frozen or fresh blueberries (I found they were too crumbly to flip so I ended up adding my blueberries as a topping instead)
Grease pan with extra virgin olive oil and pour batter into 3 inch rounds
Let cook 1-2 minutes then flip and cook 1-2 minutes more
Serve immediately with fresh blueberries, Greek yogurt, and organic maple syrup. Enjoy:)
Friday, February 21, 2014
This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending ArtiGras Festival. It was a huge event, marked one of the top 20 art festivals in the nations, that invited artists from all over to display their works of wonder.
I was drawn to one particular artist who carved small fairies to hang from the ceiling. So whimsical and cute.
Speaking of rooms: We decided on a paint color I think!
After all the art-viewing I took part in, I decided to also buy a blank canvas and attempt to create some sort of abstract piece for our living room. I will keep you posted.
So far this week, my workouts have been very sporadic due to the business of my work schedule. but I did decide to go for a few nice jogs after work.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Friday, February 14, 2014
MY WORKOUT: Today's workout was a sweaty kick-boxing session- right from my living room! I used this workout. I burned 450 calories on my Nike Fuel Band so I know it was a good one!
V-DAY SEXY DESSERT: Next, I wanted to share a healthy dessert option for valentines day that I whipped up for Bryan and I to enjoy later tonight. The key ingredient may surprise you... It's avocados! Yup, I made a dark chocolate pudding with avocados. It has all the flavor of a deliciously indulgent dessert without all the bad ingredients. I tried it and it is amazingly delicious, you can't even tell there's avocados in it! ;-)
Secret Ingredient Dark Chocolate Pudding
1 ripe Medium Sized Avocado
1/2c Pure Maple syrup
1/2c Cocoa Powder (I used Hershey's dark)
1/4c Almond Milk (can use any kind of milk)
1tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1tsp Pure Almond Extract
3-5oz Dark Chocolate Chips or Candy Bar Shavings (plus more for garnish)
Whipped Cream (optional garnish)
Top with whipped cream or powdered sugar (as show below) Enjoy!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I am excited to announce that we finally are ready to paint our place!! (HUGE GRIN) Later on, last night, while I was at bible study, Bryan and my mother-in-law did a few test walls of the paint color we are still deciding on for our main living/dining area. We decided to try out "Breath of Fresh Air" by Benjamin Moore.
So basically, I have no idea what I want! Here's to a lot more samples in the coming weeks! :-)
Do you like color on the walls or neutrals? (I am just curious for feed-back for a re-sale standpoint)
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I decided to get in a few slow treadmill miles last night while dinner cooked in the oven. I ended up running 4 miles in 32 minutes while watching an episode of "Friday Night Lights" on my Kindle Fire. I made it to season 3 and love it so far!
For dinner I decided to make up a recipe. I had two thawed, plump, organic grass-fed, hormone-free chicken breasts in my fridge and was in the mood for something sweet.
I ended making Pineapple Coconut Chicken served with Citrus Slaw and Quinoa. For Dessert I ended up making 4-Ingredient Protein Peanut Butter Balls modified from a few recipe ideas I saw on Pinterest.
It was so easy!!
Coconut Pineapple Chicken
Sweetened Coconut Flakes
Lime Slices for garnish
Preheat Oven to 350F
Rub Coconut oil on a 8x8 glass baking dish
Place 2 thawed Chicken Breasts in baking dish
Cover with a large can of crushed Pineapple
Top with a small handful of Sweetened Coconut Flakes
Bake for 50 minutes or until chicken is cooked all the way through. May add hot sauce depending on you taste for a more Polynesian-flavored dish.
Bag of sliced Coleslaw Cabbage
1TB Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2c Light Mayo with Olive Oil
2TB Sweet Pickle Juice
Mix the last four ingredients together in a small bowl
Pour over the shredded cabbage and mix
Refrigerate until ready to serve
Protein Peanut Butter Balls
1c peanut butter
3/4c protein powder
3/4-1c honey or maple syrup
Refrigerate until ready to serve
Overall, Bryan and my mother-in-law liked the meal! :-)
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
For all who have been married, Did you do a "first glance/look"?
For all who are planning their wedding, Are you going traditional or doing a "first glance/look"?