Sunday, 30 December 2012

Blue Cheese, Walnut & Endive Salad

Hello Loves,

A couple of weeks ago I went to a friends house for dinner and she put on quite a spread! Everything was FAB.  Even though I have taken up a more Vegan lifestyle, this Blue Cheese, Walnut and Endive Salad has since become one of my favorite things to eat. It's quick, easy and super tasty. Even the Hubs loves it and he HATES Blue Cheese!

Now my amiga made this a bit different, but I worked with what I had in the fridge and pantry.

You will need:

Blue Cheese
Walnuts (chopped)
Red Wine Vinegar
Olive Oil
Endive (washed, ends cut off and leaves pulled apart)

No measurements folks! I start with the walnuts. Chop them up and throw them in a bowl with whatever amount of blue cheese you want. Then add a dash or olive oil and a some red wine vinegar. Then mix it all up until the cheese has mixed with the oil and vinegar.

Lay the endive leaves on a plate in a sun pattern, then spoon the cheese mixture into the middle.

Enjoy!





Sunday, 23 December 2012

Avocado Pasta

Hello lovelies!

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! Quick recipe post today. This is as far off from a "Christmas" meal as you can get. But it's tasty and oh so good for you. The Hubs actually hates avocado (crazy I know) so I had to make the sauce without him seeing the ingredient. I knew that if he saw the avocados, he wouldn't want to eat it. Tricky lady. Best part about it... It's VEGAN!!! The original recipe can be foudn here.

Here is what you will need:

3 smaller ripe avocados
4 garlic cloves
Tablespoon of chilli paste
2 Tablespoons of basil paste
Sea Salt
Fresh ground black pepper
1-2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Handful of spinach
1/2 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
Olive oil
Water
Noodles - I used brown rice and spinach noodles





Throw all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Mix until smooth.



Cook your noodles and drain. Once you drain the noodles, put them back in the pot and add the sauce. I added a bit more of the seasonings to taste. Voila!




Have a great holiday everyone!


Sunday, 16 December 2012

Black Magic

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know I sure did.

Friday night I went to the Fergus Theatre to see their production of Miracle on 34th St with some wonderful coworkers. We had some dinner, then on to the show. It finally put me in the Christmas mood.  It was a really great night full of laughs.

Saturday was sooo busy. I started off with a massage ( a pretty good way to start a weekend). Then we were off to a first birthday party for one of my fave little girlies. After that we had Terrill's work Christmas party.

I really love my outfit. I actually didn't know what I was going to wear until about 45 mins before we had to be there! Luckily it turned out. I got a lot of compliments on the clothes, shoes and hair. I bought the tulle skirt on EBay in September for $11.00. I bought it in 3 colours because they were so cheap. The bow tie was a last minute addition, but I'm glad I did! It added a little something-something I think.

Happy Sunday!


Skirt - EBay Here
Jacket - Target Old
Tshirt - Old Navy Here
Bow tie - Khols Here
Shoes - Zara Old










Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Broccoli Salad (vegan and regular)

Hi Dolls!!

I made this broccoli salad for dinner yesterday. It was so good. I made two versions, vegan and non vegan. I think this will become a regular for us. Broccoli is a power food by the way. So eat it! Lot's of it :P

You will need for the regular version:

1 large bunch broccoli chopped into bite size pieces.
1 small red onion or 1/4 cup chopped
8 bacon strips cooked and crumbled. 6 if you are using turkey bacon.
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins - you can use dried cranberries as well
1/2 cup of mayo
2 tbps of sugar or sugar substitute
1 tbps apple cider vinegar

Mix the mayo, vinegar and sugar together until smooth. Throw all the other ingredients in a bowl and toss. Add the dressing and stir until everything is coated.

Vegan version you omit the bacon and cheese. I used my home made veganaise instead of mayo. When I made the dressing, I used Agave syrup instead of sugar. I only used a little bit because its really sweet.

Enjoy!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Home Made Veganaise

Hello My Lovelies!

Quick post on how to make your own Vegan Mayo. I went to the grocery store today to actually buy some Veganaise, but it was $6.00 for a small jar! No way was I going to spend that when I can make my own (Mum, are you seeing this?!)

I found a recipe here, and it looked easy enough. I also had all the ingredients. It turned out really good! I'm pretty impressed, I was concerned that I wouldn't like it. You can use this in place of mayo in wherever you would like. I'll be making this often for sure.

What you will need:

Ingredients:
½ cup of soy milk, plain and preferably unsweetened
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of canola oil
¼ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon of agave syrup
¾ teaspoon of kosher salt
½ tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
zest from 1/8 of an organic lemon
1/8 teaspoon of dry mustard

Place all ingredients in the blender for about 30 seconds or until you have a mayo-like consistency. This recipe makes about 1.5 cups.

 I used most of it in broccoli salad that I will share tomorrow. The rest I put in a container for later. According to the recipe creator, it should last in the fridge for a couple of weeks.  I did have some of it on a sandwich. I used flax and quinoa bread, tomato, parsley and tempeh bacon.

Happy Sunday!


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Black and White Wiener Dogs

I really loved my outfit today. Actually my girl Lauren at work came up to me and said "you have to blog about his outfit!" She read my mind!

The button up is super cute eh?! The print is Wiener Dogs, you can't not like it! I picked this up in the US the other weekend. It's from Kmart of all places. I also loved the gold buttons. It's all in the details!

My hair was still looking pretty good after the curls were slept on so I just went with it. A little French braid across my bangs changed it up just enough I think. Plus it kept it out of my face.

I threw in the picture of the omelet because its what I had for dinner. It was really good! I sautéed some mushrooms, red onion, garlic, tomato and a ton of spinach then threw it in the omelet with some dill cream cheese. Soooo good!

I'm off to walk my girls now, then I think I'll do some yoga.

Happy Tuesday!


Shirt - Kmart -  Here
Dress - Le Chateau - old
Boots Aldo - Similar Here
Bracelets - Thrisfted and Aldo - Old
Necklace - Joe Fresh - Old


















Monday, 3 December 2012

Monday, Monday


Wow today flew by! Kind of a good thing, since nobody wants Monday to drag. This is probably the most basic of outfits but I really love it!

I did a little thrifting on Saturday at the Good Will. I picked up these wide leg dress pants for $7! They were brand new tags on. Price tag said $50 from Reitmans. My shoes are a "get well soon" present I bought my self. I've wanted them for ages. Aren't the the most!! To say the least;) The necklace was given to me by my mums bestie. They are always thifting and she came across this little gem. She said it was chunky and weird so I would love it! Haha I can't argue with that!

My hair is curled with a curling iron. I might do a tutorial soon since I get asked all the time how I do it. I just have to figure out how to do a video hehe.


Top - Kmart Here
Necklace -Thrifted
Pants - Thrifted but they came from Reitmans. Similar Here
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell Here







Saturday, 1 December 2012

Week 2 Results!!

Hello My Lovelies!

Official weigh in results for week 2 - down 11.4 lbs! Woohoo!

I'm feeling pretty good, my skin is getting clearer and clearer by the day. I seem to have a lot of energy during the day. I've been getting up early and taking my baby girls for walks, then again at night.

I had some more blood work done yesterday and I have to go back again on Friday next week. Hopefully this will be the last for a while. At least until February when I have to have a series of other tests done.

I'm heading out for lunch with my hubs, the mother in law and the grandma inlaw.
Tonight I'm out for a girls night. Some many beautiful ladies all in one place. It's going to be wonderful.

Everyone have a great weekend!!

Xoxoxoxo

Friday, 30 November 2012

Kelly Kapowski

Hi Dolls!

Couple of things.

1) My detox is still going strong. I think I will continue for another week and see how it goes from there. I've lost a few more pounds, I'll post the weeks total tomorrow when I weigh in. I feel pretty good:)

2) Quick outfit post. It was dress down day at work today. I wore this amazing chambray shirt with the bleached bottoms and white hearts. I love a plain denim shirt, but this was too fun to pass up! And who do we see poking out from underneath?! Yup! It's Kelly Kapowski!! I've wanted a shirt with her face on it for a while, and I came across this one last weekend. If they had a Zack Morris or and A.C Slater shirt I would have bought all three!!

Happy Friday boys and girls! Drive safe!!

Chambray Shir (doesn't seem to be on line) Similar - Target 
Kelly Kapowski Tshirt (which also doesn't seem to be online Similar - Urban Outfitters







Monday, 26 November 2012

Let's Keep Going

Hello Dolls!

Things are going ok. I had a little set back with the whole health thing. The issue I have been having reared its ugly head again. I was urgently called into see the doctor on Friday as they were concerned for my health. I had more blood work done and yet another ultra sound. I have to go back in 2 months for more tests and such. It's hard to get over something when you keep getting pulled back in.

Anyways onwards and upwards! I had a pretty good weekend otherwise. I spent most of it at home and I did some shopping with my mum on Sunday. I got most of Hubby's Christmas gifts and some gifts for my self as well ;) I'll post some pics soon.

I lost a total of 8.6 lbs last week. Which is crazy! I'm still on the detox and I'm feeling good. I might keep it going for another week or two. You can't argue with the results.

I've also been walking my dogs twice a day for 20-30 minutes. I didn't want to get into anything crazy for the first week, since my body is heeling from the "problems". I'm starting some more intense workouts this week and I'll continue walking until its so cold out I can't stand it!

This is what I whipped up for dinner. I sautéed a half a large red onion in olive oil, italian seasoning and garlic. Added red peppers, Cremona mushrooms, tonnes of spinach and tomato. It was pretty good! Kind of like the inside of a fajita, but not lol!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Progress!



Hello Darlings!

Quick post on how the juice cleanse/detox is going. First of all, I feel FAB! There is really something to this whole juice/vegan lifestyle. Now I’m not saying I’m now a vegan, but I think I’ll be eating a lot more vegan dishes from now on.

I’ve had no headaches. This is a big deal people. I’m a migraine kind of gal. I usually have a migraine at least once a week and they last for 2-3 days. Ya, I know. I’m always taking pills trying to make the pain go away. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. My poor liver. So for me to go from Saturday to Thursday without a migraine is an amazing feat.

My skin has started to clear up. For the last 2 months or so, I’ve had huge cystic acne all over my chin and jaw. Plus the rest of my face was covered in your regular type zits. Then there is my neck, chest, back and shoulders –covered. I looked like I had chicken pox or some sort of serious affliction. In 6 days, my face is about 90% clear and the rest of me is about 50-60% clear. I’d say that is a huge improvement. I’m super pleased.

Last but not least I’ve lost some weight. Right now, it’s about 6lbs. I’ll weigh my self on Saturday to get the results for the week. FANTASTIC.

It’s so rewarding to see fantastic results. I’m definitely keeping this up. I can only imagine how much my organs are loving me right now. Clean out all the crap in your organs and your body can heal anything.




Tonight for dinner I had a home made tuna burger made with flax instead of bread crumbs. I served it on a bed of chopped kale, with avocado and tomato. For a dressing I used fresh lime juice, sea salt and pepper. It was ok. Not my favorite, so I’m not going to bother posting the recipe. I like the idea of the salad, so I think next time I’ll use spinach instead of kale.


XOXO


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Dinner Tonight- Veggie Stir Fry!!



As part of my detox, I’m having fresh fruit and veggie juice and then a vegetarian meal for dinner. Tonight was veggie stir fry! This is so good! Hubs and I actually made this on Sunday night as well haha!

This is full of fresh veggies, antioxidants, fiber and yummyness. You are going to love itJ

Here is what I put in it. Keep in mind that I didn’t measure anything. So just throw whatever you have in whatever amounts you like. I like some spice to it, so I put quite a bit of Sriracha and Chilli paste.

Red Onion
Chopped garlic
Green onion
Celery
Red and yellow peppers
Baby Bok Choy
Bean Sprouts
Enoki mushrooms
Snow Pea sprouts or Kale. We used snow pea sprouts on Sunday and Kale today. I preferred the snow pea sprouts, but Kale is really good for you.
Lemon juice
Low sodium soy sauce
Hoisin sauce
Sesame oil
Ginger paste
Sriracha
Chilli paste
Salt
Pepper
Rice noodles

Chop up all the harder veggies (onions, garlic, celery, peppers) and throw in your frying pan with the sauces and seasonings. Cook for a couple of minutes. Then throw in your bok choy. You will have to add more of the sauces as the veggies start piling in. In the meantime start boiling the water for your rice noodles.

Cook the veggies for a few minutes until the bok choy starts to cook down, throw in your mushrooms, and then the kale or snow pea shoots. These cook down pretty quickly.

Your water should be boiling, add your noodles. These noodles cook really fast so you don’t need to leave them for very long.

 Add your bean sprouts to the veggies. Drain your noodles and add them to the veggies. Toss and enjoy!

XOXO

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Detox Bath




As part of my new take on health, I’m detoxing inside and out. Tonight I tried a detox bath. This type of bath dates back many many years. It’s supposed to help the body eliminate toxins and absorb minerals and nutrients.

If you know me on a personal level, you know I hate baths and that is why Terrill has the bathroom with the huge tub. I prefer a nice shower. However, I’m trying to change my ways and I think this is a good step towards all over health.

You need a couple things to turn a regular bath into a detox bath. The first thing you need is about 1-2 cups of Epsom Salt. Soaking in Epsom salts actually helps replenish the body’s magnesium levels. The sulfate flushes toxins and helps form proteins in brain tissue and joints.

Next you will need is 1-2 cups of Baking Soda. Baking soda is known for its cleansing ability and even has anti-fungal properties. It also leaves skin very soft.

You can also add things like tea bags, essential oils, dried herbs or even ginger.

Make sure the water is nice and hot and you will need about 40 minutes. It takes the first 20 minutes for the toxins to leave the body and the final 20 minute for the magnesium to be absorbed. Also do not use soap or anything like that until the end. It counter acts the benefits.

Sit back and enjoy!

Monday, 19 November 2012

I’m Back….!


 
Hello my lovelies!

It’s been what seems like forever since I have written. I had to take a bit of a hiatus due to some crazyness that happened in my life. I will possibly write about this later, but right now I’m not in the right frame of mind to talk about it.

This past weekend I started a juice cleanse to help me detox after my recent issues. My body feels and looks polluted. That is possibly the best way I can describe it. I gained a bunch of weight, my skin looks/is disgusting, my psoriasis is acting up and I just have an overwhelming feeling of BLAH.

If any of you have ever watched “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” on NetFlix, you would know how amazing a juice detox is. If you haven’t seen it, please watch it. These two guys are crazy awesome and changed their lives for the better. The main juice I’ve been drinking is the “Mean Green” from the documentary.

Saturday morning I woke up to the sound of the juicer going. My handsome hubby was hard at work making me (and him) a few days worth of fresh fruit and veggie juice. My plan is that for the next 14 days, I’ll have this juice throughout the day and then have a small, clean, healthy dinner. 

The juice is pretty simple, easy to make and it packed full of vitamins and good stuff to help your organs do what they need to.

So what’s in the juice? Kale, Celery, Cucumber, Granny Smith Apple, Ginger, Lemon. There are a few other juices we made so there is variety. Another one is Cranberry, Blackberry, Clementine, Lime. This one is soooo bitter and sour lol. I have to mix it with the Mean Green! We also made a Carrot, Apple one that is soooo yummy. Just throw whatever you have in the juicer and off you go!

I’ll keep you posted on my progress:)





Here is a quick outfit shot for my first day back to the office after my ordeal. You might recognize the skirt is one from this post, a lovely gift from my girl Cynthia. I think its super cute and it doesn’t wrinkle!

Skirt – Forever 21 – Old. Similar Here
Black T-Shirt – Old Navy. Here
Black Sweater – Second Hand Store (care of my Momma)
Black Tights – Joe Fresh
Patent Leather Skinny Belt – Dynamite – Old. Similar Here
Red Leather Booties – Aldo - Old. Similar Here





Monday, 8 October 2012

The Incredible Shrinking Me




Wow down 5.2 lbs! First week went really well! Just goes to show that you can still loose even when there is a holiday! If you want to see what I’ve been eating check out my posts of what I ate today.

I’m so glad to be back on track.


Much love!


What I Ate Today – Oct 7 Thanksgiving




Two days in a row of not really having an appetite. Until dinner that is. Holiday dinners are my favorite and you can’t say no, especially when it’s Thanksgiving. It’s hard not to eat all the amazing food that we are so lucky to have. So I did.

Here is what I ate:

Breakfast – Water

Lunch – Cheese chips(recipe here), salsa and sour cream

Snack – Bowel of home made soup that Cheryl (mother in law-ish) made

Dinner – Turkey, gravy, roasted potatoes (recipe coming soon), roasted parsnips, carrots, stuffing, 2 white dinner rolls, water, pear cobbler and whipped cream for dessert.

Snack – Another piece of pear cobbler.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

3 Ingredient Pear Cobbler



Ok, this is seriously delicious. Like lick the plate good. I made this today for Thanksgiving dinner at the in laws. It’s crazy easy and involves about as much work as sitting on the couch watching Netflix. The in laws, hubby and the rest of the fam loved it! They said it was rich and buttery. They didn’t expect it to be as light as it was.

The original recipe was a bit different from what I did. The original recipe is here. I didn’t have any canned peaches or yellow cake mix. So I used what I had. I had canned pears and Butter Pecan cake mix.

What you will need:

1 Large can of pear halves or peaches
1 Box of butter pecan cake mix. Vanilla would work here as well.
2 Sticks of butter – melted. The original receipe called for 1 stick of butter

Preheat your oven to 350° F. In a glass baking dish, empty the can of pears. Do not drain the fruit. I cut the halves into 4 or 5 pieces and placed them all over the bottom of the dish.

Next empty the dry cake mix onto the pears and cover the pears evenly. Melt the butter in the microwave and then pour it over the cake mix. Bake at 350° F for about 50 minutes.

I made some whipped cream and served that on top. I always add a little vanilla and sweetener when I make whipped cream. You want to whip the cream until it stands up on its own.

It’s that simple folk!



P.S I wish I had taken better/more pictures. I have this bad habit of forgetting until the food is already done:(


Giving Thanks



Being that it’s Thanksgiving, I wanted to share what I am thankful for. 

My Mum and Family
That I found the love of my life at such an early age
My baby girls
My FABULOUS friends
The little baby angels my friends have been blessed with
That I have a job
That I have a beautiful home
That I have a car
Clean water
My Readers
Long weekends
Netflix
My shoe collection
Online shopping
Peanut Butter



And that there is no Zombie Apocalypse (I've been watching Walking Dead)


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

What I Ate Today – Oct 6


Today was a lazy a little hung over kind of day. I have literally been on the couch since 8am watching Netflix. I have now finished the first 3 seasons of Sons of Anarchy and the first 2 seasons of Walking Dead. Great shows btw.

Here is what I ate:

Breakfast – Pop corn, couple pieces of bacon

Snack – Water

Lunch – Home made fruit and veggie juice

Dinner – Tuna melt with cheddar cheese on Weight Watchers bread

Kind of a lame food day, but I honestly haven’t been hungry. Could be because I have expelled ZERO energy today lol.

Happy Saturday!

What I Ate Today - Oct 5

Today was a weird food day. When you are low carbing it, and you don't bring your lunch, your options are slim. Salad. Boo. I'm not a huge fan of salad. We are definitely not friends. I keep trying to like it, but it's just not happening.

I resort to wraps when I'm out and about (if I can't get a steak or a burger no bun). Although they are still carbs, they are better than bread or buns. If its a large wrap, I'll rip off the excess that I don't need.  Plus you can load them up with lots of veggies.

I do buy low carb wraps from Low Carb Canada. I buy the Mama Lupe's Tortillas. They are 3 net carbs and you get 10 for $4.59. They are more expensive than regular wraps, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I will alternate between the low carb and regular ones for economical reasons. I did just find these wraps on Netrition.com for almost $1.00 cheaper! I'll try getting them from here next time.

Here is what I ate today:

Breakfast - Rest of my Club Wrap from Swiss Chalet and a little Chalet Sauce

Snack - Water

Lunch - Egg salad wrap

Snack - Diet Coke

Dinner -Chicken with salsa, cheese and sour cream

Snack - Pop corn, and Malibu Rum punch

Thursday, 4 October 2012

What I Ate Today – Oct 4



Ugh I’m so tired today. This damn cold won’t go away! I feel like it’s a little demon hiding out in my body. I might need an exorcism.

 I don’t have school tonight so I am chilling out on my couch and watching the rest of Rescue Me and I will go to bed at 9pm like a looser.

Here is what I ate today:

Breakfast – Glass of milk, handful of vitamins, 3 sausages, 2 poached eggs, HP and Get Lost Tea.

Snack – Banana and Laughing Cow Cheese

Lunch – Small whole wheat wrap with ham, tomato and mustard, green grapes


Snack – Peanut butter and 5 chocolate covered almonds. A kid was selling them and came to my door! What was I supposed to do?!

Dinner – A couple bites of Club Wrap from Swiss Chalet

Lovely Finds



My Mum is awesome. She really is. My mum is a huge thrifter/garage saler. She heads out to all the Charity shops every Saturday with her partner in crime, Annette.

These ladies have some serous talent for amazing finds. Not to mention dedication. I myself love a thrift store, but I don’t have the patience to visit religiously. My Mum always comes home with really cool and useful things and most are under $4.00!

Thrifting has always been huge with my Mum. Ever since I was a baby, she trifted. She bought ladies clothes because she liked the fabric, then cut them down and make me cute little outfits. Since she was single mother of a child who loves clothes, this was how she made it work. She always said “5 cents is 5 cents. Its better in my pocket than in someone else’s.” And it’s true. It’s actually become one of my mantras.

Here are a few pictures of some of the pieces my Mum  or I have found in recent months.



This is a cool 80's necklace I found on one of my trips to a boutique.


These bracelets my Mum got for a $1.



A few more bracelets and a pin. The gold buckle bracelet if one I got for $0.50!


How freaking cute is this purse?!?!?! Another great find Mum!


Ok these shoes my mum has had since the 90's and she gave them to me. I think they are so amazing.


Last but not least, a picture of my girl Marilyn.

What I Ate Today – Oct 3




I was pretty hungry today so I ate a bit more than usual, including the Aero chocolate bar and bag of Lays chips my work handed out. I put them in my desk drawer hoping to forget about them.But I didn't.

I’m feeling a bit better today. All that seems to remain from my cold is the stuffy nose, cough and the desire to sleep and lay on my couch all day.

Here is what I ate:

Breakfast – Get Gorgeous Tea (post to come), 2 sausages and 2 scrambled eggs with HP. Care of my cafeteria at work :)

Snack – Laughing Cow Cheese and a small whole wheat wrap with a small amount of ham, tomato and mustard.

Lunch – A Healthy Choice frozen meal. It was the Roasted Beef Merlot one. That is really the only one I ever buy. It’s actually pretty good! It has beef, carrots, green beans and small red potatoes.

Snack -Home made fruit and veggie juice that Terrill made. This one is mostly fruit I think.

Dinner -Tuna on a whole wheat wrap from Mr Sub.



I’m slightly obsessed with the tuna wraps from Mr Sub. It was a late dinner 8:30pm. I grabbed the wrap after my class had finished and ate it on the way home. It made the long drive on the 401 a little more tasty:)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

What I Ate Today- Oct 2

Today is one of my busy week days. Work and school. Oh and lots of driving. Every Tuesday and Wednesday until the beginning of November. I get up at 6am and get home around 9pm.

Oh, I also weighed my self yesterday morning but forgot to take a picture. Sad. 200 lbs on the nose :(

Here is what I ate today:

Breakfast - Green tea, 2 sausages, 2 eggs scrambled) and HP sauce (it’s an English thing)
Snack – Laughing Cow cheese and a banana

Lunch – Small whole wheat wrap with shaved Tuscan Ham and mustard, green grapes and home made fruit and veggie juice that Terrill made (post to come soon) This one is green…Kale, celery, apple and I’m not sure what else.

Snack – Diet Coke, 1 piece of left over pizza from last night (seen here)

Dinner – Home made spaghetti sauce that Terrill made with ground turkey, peppers, onions and spinach. No pasta :)

I also drank a lot of water and went for a walk on my lunch break for about 35 mins.

Happy dieting!


Monday, 1 October 2012

What I Ate Today



Ok, Ok I’m gonna own up to my diet deviant ways. I’ve been eating…a lot…of bad things…and drinking…bad things.  

I’m paying for it now. I came down with a cold, a brutal, nasty, ass kicking cold. Achy, tired, sore throat, yucky cough, snot, so much snot. I think that if I had been eating properly then maybe I wouldn’t be sick…? Not only was I feeling shitty, but I looked shitty. My skin is dry, my lips are chapped and I’m breaking out. Not cute.

The only way I seem to keep on the straight and narrow (diet wise) is to log my food here for everyone to see. So here it is.

What I ate today:

Breakfast – 2 sausages, 2 poached eggs, low sugar OJ, a hand full of vitamins and a green tea

Snack – Water, Laughing Cow cheese, banana

Lunch – Cauliflower broccoli cheese soup (recipe), home made super juice. Terrill made this, I'm not 100%sure what is in it. It tasted like grapefruit, raspberries, apple and spinach

Snack – Peanut Butter

Dinner – 1 slice of low carb pizza (recipe)

Happy Monday!

Dinner tonight

Hello Darlings!



Quick post about what I made for dinner tonight. It’s cauliflower pizza. You can see my recipe here. Today was a bit different because I had caramelized onions, sautéed spinach, artichokes and tomatoes. It was divine:)


Sunday, 23 September 2012

Crack Potatoes



Hello Darlings!

We had an “End of Summer” potluck last night and it was a great night!! We had about 15 or so of our dearest and closest here to celebrate the beginning of fall.

As per usual we had some seriously great food. Let me tell you my boys and girls can COOK! There was ribs, chili, deviled eggs, a few different pasta salads, cheese cakes, chocolate cake, bean salad and I made something called Crack Potatoes.

These potatoes are fantastic and ridiculously easy. I found the recipe on Pinterest – of course.


Here is what you need:

2 bags of shredded potatoes. I got mine at Walmart in the salad section
2 tubs of sour cream
2 bags of real bacon bits or you can cook your own bacon
2 packets of dry ranch dressing
½ a block of old cheddar cheese (grated)

Preheat your oven to 400° F. Mix all of the ingredients together excluding the potatoes. Once mixed, add the potatoes and spoon into a glass baking dish. Bake at 400° F for 40 minutes.

Happy Sunday!



Saturday, 22 September 2012

A Night Out

Hello My Lovelies!

Tonight was FAB! Busy, but great!

My girl Alyssa turned 30 so a huge group of us went out for dinner and drinks, then Terrill and I went to a Stag ‘n Doe for my girlie Mel. We had such a good time at both. I wish they had been on separate nights so we could have spent more time at both events.

I curled my hair with a 1 ½ inches curling iron, wrapping each section around the barrel away from my face. This is my favorite way to curl my hair. The results are always great. This picture is a little Farrah Fawcett – which I love!

I kept my make up simple. I usually have basic eye make up and a bold lip. I wore a basic black t-shirt, black cord leggings, a jean jacket and my leopard wedges.

Happy Friday!