Thursday, March 6, 2014
What you'll need:
- 1/4 c of Oatmeal ( I recommend Coach's Oats from Costco)
- 3/4 c of filtered water
- 2 strawberries
- handful of blueberries
- 1 T flaxseed
Add the oatmeal and water into a microwave safe bowl and stir. Pop it in the microwave for 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, wash and slice the strawberries. Rinse the blueberries.
Stir your oats and if it's still watery, let it sit for one minute. Add the flaxseed and berries. Drizzle agave!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
1/2 box of GF Ritoni (Barilla is my choice)
1/4 onion chopped
1 C Almond Milk (unsweetened)
3 cloves of garlic chopped
2 T of EVOO
3 T of butter
1 T all purpose flour
1/4 C of parmigiana
1/2 C of basil pesto (I used Costco)
1 Chicken Breast thinly sliced
8 Button mushroom sliced
1 Crown of broccoli chopped into bite size
Season the chicken with garlic salt and fresh cracked pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of EVOO onto a pan and cook the chicken. When fully cooked, set aside.
Cook your pasta accordingly. I would add some salt and EVOO into the pasta water. Drain it and set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon of EVOO onto a skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion and saute it until it becomes translucent. Add in garlic, cook for 1 minute. Stir in the butter and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Whisk the milk and flour together, add pepper and salt to taste to the mixture. Pour it on to the skillet. Simmer it for about 5 minutes, stir it constantly. Mix in the cheese and pesto. Add in the chicken, mushroom, and broccoli. Heat through and toss in pasta.
Pair with white wine and an enormous serving of salad!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I have been cooking a lot these days. I have been inspired to cook healthy and exercise often. I got out of my comfort zone and tried new veggies, dishes, and even new HIIT and tabata workouts.
The soup in the picture only has 140 cals per cup. I made this in a slow cooker and lemme tell you something, it's pretty damn tasty. I'll write up the recipe in a future post.
You can purchase a 2 lb salmon from Costco for $20. I try to cook it and make premade meals for the week.
On your nonstick pan heat up some EVOO.
Rinse the salmon and pat it dry with a paper towel to remove moisture.
Lightly sprinkle some sea salt and lemon pepper on each side.
Cook both sides for 4-5 minutes.
And that's it!
For the Kabocha squash:
Preheat oven 400
Thoroughly wash the squash, cut it open, and remove the seeds.
Cut it into 1/2 in slices and arrange them on to a pan.
Drizzle vegetable oil and sprinkle salt and pepper.
20 minutes in the oven and it's done.
I eat avocados almost everyday, in salads, smoothies, sandwiches, plain, etc. I try to incorporate avos in one dish every single day.
Buying broccoli in bulk and steaming them is an easy way to eat your greens. I like to season them in sesame oil and some sea salt. This week I just kept it plain and simple- NO SEASONING.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Maybelline Color Show in Blue Bombshell- This polish, of course, reminds me of the Dodgers, but a little more feminine. What I love about Maybelline nail polishes is that they're super cheap and you are able to snag a $1 off coupon in the Sunday Times.
Nature Republic Simple Making Gel Eyeliner- My mom purchased this in Korea and I freaking LOVE it. It's water and smudge proof. It glides on easily and the staying power is simply amazing.
Blendercleanser- If you own a beauty blender, this a must have to clean your dirty little sponge. But what else can you clean? YOUR BRUSHES!!! It's travel friendly and convenient.
Benefit they're real mascara- I received a sample from Sephora and will be purchasing this as soon as I'm done. Your lashes will be clump-free and elongated. The wand is specifically used for your inner and lower lashes.
Wet n Wild idol eyes in 134 Distress- This creamy eye shadow base is highly pigmented and easy to blend. I have about 5 different shades and I equally love them all. Pro tip- wait until there's a sale at the drugstores, there's always a 50% off or BOGO 50% off. I use Distress for a strong smokey eye.
MAC eye kohl in Powersurge- You can use this as an eye shadow base or obviously an eyeliner. I recently used this as an eyeliner for a subtle natural look. The color reminds me of Urban Decay eyeshadow in Smog, which is one of my favorite E/S.
Etude House Proof 10 Liquid Liner- My mom also purchased this in Korea. The applicator is stiff so your line will be accurate. The finish is vibrant and lacquer esque.
NYX lipstick in Gala- It's such a gorgeous shimmery pink. I love how creamy and moisturizing it is. NYX has so many beautiful lippies just like MAC.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Very Fair/Light- OMG, such a steal for this concealer. I use it under my eyes and to highlight my cheekbones. It's blendable, buildable and does not crease!
Naked Palette 3- This beautiful array of colors are mostly rose hued. I will do a detailed blog about this palette in the near future.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Real Techniques Buffing Brush- The buffing brush is included in the Core Collection. It's so soft and blends in foundation effortlessly. Your foundation will never look caked on, the best part is that you don't even need much foundation.
MAC 217- the coveted 217. This brush is the holy grail. You probably need 3 of these in your collection.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle- I use this as a highlighter on my cheekbones and sometimes on my browbone. Lightly dust this on your cheekbones and see them higher and prominent.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in Light- I always apply a small amount of primer and it will make your foundation last even longer.
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Miami Strip/Healthy Glow Bronzer- I actually got this product for 75% off at CVS and I have been loving this so much. I love a product that is versatile. There are 5 different shimmery colors that you can swirl together or use separately.
MAC Blush in Dollymix- the shade is so girly and it doesn't look too harsh, a little goes a long way.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid - I finally found a foundation that matches my skin color. It never looks cakey, especially if you apply this with the RT buffing brush. I also love the fact that it is SPF 15.
Rimmel Stay Matte in Silky Beige- I use this powder everyday, it really does stay matte and it was only $4. It totally beats any other high end translucent powder.
MAC Eye shadow in Mystery, Saddle, Vapour. I use Mystery for my brows. Saddle is a great transition color. Vapour is such a beautiful color for your inner tear ducts.
L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner- The absolute best pencil for tight lining and on the waterline. It doesn't budge one bit.
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Nude Peach- I like to top off my lipstick with this pretty coral/pink lip gloss, it makes your lips look so succulent.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Tokyo- If you ever tried these lip creams, you'll know how good these smell. I love a matte lip and these never dry your lips up!
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara- It will elongate and separate your lashes, to make them look like falsies.
Benefit Hoola Bronzer- I never leave home without this on my face. I finally hit pan and I'm definitely buying another one. It's by far my favorite bronzer next to NARS Laguna.
Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 Half Baked, Buck, Smog- There are no words that can express how much I love these colors. I have all 3 palettes, but these are my top 3 colors.