Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Herbed Kohlrabi Chicken

This is a super simple recipe using kohlrabi that I bought from a local farm. This was my first experience using kohlrabi and I enjoyed it very much. Although I didn't enjoy cutting it as it is so hard to cut! This recipe also features one of my favorite ingredients:Kerrygold Butter. Yes, I know...OMG What?!? Butter!!?? Haha. Anyhow. This butter is imported and comes from grass fed cows so it is a natural source of CLA. Many people take CLA as a fat loss supplement but I would much rather get it from delicious creamy Kerrygold :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Local Eats...Local Treats

So, I have been trying to make a conscientious effort to live a bit more of an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Part of this effort includes trying to buy local foods more often. I have been trying to go to more farmers markets but was having a difficult time since many of the weekend markets in my area do not operate at this time of year. Luckily, I was able to find a really amazing local farm in the area through Groupon called The Urban Farmer. I was so excited! And with good reason. I don't know how but their veggies are soooo good! Every time I have gotten tomatoes they taste so sweet like candy and I can't stop eating them. I used to hate tomatoes! 
Another great think is that I have been able to find some really interesting veggies that I had never tried before. Some of the veggies I have tried from The Urban Farmer that were new to me included long beans, pattypan squash, kholrabi, and tongue of fire beans. Hopefully I will soon be able to share with you some of the things I come up with using the more interesting fruits and veggies that I find.
If anyone knows of other farms or places that local foods can be purchased in the South Florida area don't hesitate to share!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Caramelized Onions....

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE!!! So I recently stumbled upon a recipe in Clean Eating Magazine for sliders withe caramelized onions inside. The recipe was done by Candice Kumai and was super amazing :) happy tummy. I made mine into full sized burgers instead of sliders and had them on Ezekiel bread with spinach tomatoes and provolone. I added the half devoured pic to show the caramelized goodness inside. I didn't post the recipes since it isn't mine and it can probably be located on the Clean Eating website

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Been away...Tea Time Togetherness??

I haven't blogged basically since this semester started. I just started going back to school after some time off. I'm a nutrition major so I have been learning a lot more about nutrition and it has been great. Anyhow, I have been drinking this tea before school a lot as it really helps wake me up in the mornings.
It's basically just Chai Yerba Mate with some sliced ginger...super yum!
To make the tea I used Guayaki Chai Spiced Mate.
Excuse any typos...this is my first time using the Blogger App on my phone

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Fast Food

As I mentioned in my Fast Style post I have been pretty busy. I haven't really made any interesting food lately and have actually been eating insane amounts of stir fry.

Stir fry has pretty much become my go to meal on busy days. I usually just buy sliced meat (either steak, pork, or chicken) so I don't have to cut it myself. Then I throw in whatever frozen stir fry blend I have in the freezer as I always have some sort of stir fry blend. I then put in whatever seasonings I am in the mood for and a low calorie sauce (usually chili garlic sauce or ginger dressing...yum).

I like doing this because I usually have to make multiple meals all at once so it is really easy this way because I can just make a HUGE batch.

Also you can make it different every time to keep it interesting. If you can find sauces made by Walden Farms they are really great for this. Oh, and shrimp and tofu stir fry are great too!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Workout Song of the Week!!

Haven't posed a song in a few weeks but I haven't really been listening to anything new. I do love this song by Dev that I recently downloaded but I love Dev in general. Anyhow, since sharing is caring here go's....

  Kiss My Lips (Remix) by Dev ft. Fabolous on Grooveshark

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fast Style

So I have been crazy busy lately. I recently started a new job and will be transferring to a different university in the fall (majoring in nutrition). Hence, I have been away from the blog for a bit. I thought I would share my favorite quick hair/makeup for those of you that are busy bee's like me.

Usually when I don't have time to do a lot of makeup I just choose like three things to focus on (not including foundation). Lately it has been just liner, lipstick, and lashes. It's simple and fast so it works for me.

With my hair I usually sleep with it in bantu knots then do some sort of quick style (usually involving tons of pins). Above I basically just pinned up one side all the way to the opposite ear. So pretty much just the front of one side is left out.

I am not really big on braid-outs just because they take too much time to take out so I never really do them. I do my bantu knots without doing two strand twists first since I know some people do theirs that way. That is also too time consuming for me and I like them just fine without doing the two strand twists.

I had used Pravana Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner beforehand and I used Jane Carter Nourish & Shine wen I did the bantu knots.

What do you (naturals) prefer? Bantu knots, braid outs, or twist outs?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Alternative: Pasta!

So....I like pasta. Way more then I probably should so I try not to really eat it too often because I can get a bit out of control. Whenever I crave pasta I usually turn to one of these alternatives. Unless I have been good that day, then I just go ahead and eat the pasta but sometimes I will have half a serving of pasta mixed in with one of these alternative choices.

Broccoli Slaw (pictured above)
Tofu Noodles (shirataki)
Zucchini or Yellow Squash sliced thin using a vegetable peeler (pictured below)
Spaghetti Squash (my favorite, yum!)
The great thing about these alternatives is you can sneak in some extra veggies. If you aren't a huge veggie fan I would suggest a mixture of whole wheat or brown rice spaghetti with baked spaghetti squash and of course delicious toppings, as always.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Avocado Shake

YUMM! I used to make these constantly but I didn't for a long time. Mainly because I go through these food obsessions then I forget all about them for a while. I had completely forgotten how creamy and yummy avocado shakes were. I don't use ice but you can if you like, I hate ice :-|

1/2 an avocado
1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
sweetener (optional)
ice (optional)

Chop the avocado in small pieces. Put all ingredients into the blender and blend until creamy.

Stats: 280 calories, 18g fat, 15g carbs, 18g protein, 4.5g sugar

All gone :(

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fun with BSN

 Got samples of a few BSN Products I have been wanting to try. I got Amino X, Syntha-6, and two different flavors of N.O-Xplode 2.0. I will write a review most likely only for the N.O-Xplode. This is just because with BCAA's I probably wouldn't be able to give a good opinion on Amino X until I had been using it for awhile. I did use that sample already and what I can say about it is that I definitely noticed a difference as far as strength and endurance when I used it. It also tasted really good although I didn't notice much of the effervescence for some reason.   

Also, I would write a full review for the Syntha-6 but I already used that sample to make this yummyness.
<< Frosted Sweet Potato Pancake :)
I found this recipe here on the Oxygen website.
The Syntha-6 tasted really good in this recipe. The sample I had was Vanilla Ice Cream.

Anyhow, just thought I would share. I should be trying the N.O-Xplode sometime this week but it may be later.

Do you use/like pre-workout supplements?
If so, which ones?

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