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Going Greek

1 Jul

athenos feta cheese

For my most recent Glambassador Challenge, thanks to Glamour, I had to use Athenos Feta Cheese in any delicious way I wanted to. I decided since it’s summer and so many of us are still trying to watch what we eat, I made a healthy wrap with some left over chicken breast that I had. This is really easy for anyone to make and it’s light and healthy!

Ingredients:

~Chicken Breast (not deli meat)

~Lettuce

~Kalamata olives

~Athenos Feta Cheese

~any Greek Dressing of your choice

~Whole Grain, Wheat or Multi-Grain wrap (whichever you prefer)

~banana peppers

feta wrap

Enjoy!!!!

xo

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Chocolate Mug Cake

25 Feb

With National Chocolate Month almost coming to a close, I could not keep this delicious and easy recipe from you. Thanks to my sister who introduced it to me, it is definitely any chocolate lovers dream.

This recipe is so easy any one can make this in just 5 minutes. All you simply need is a microwave and a coffee mug!

finished produce

Now being the Virgo that I am, I also had a bowl to actually do all of the mixing, but it is not necessary.

Here’s the ingredients of what you’ll need:

Ingredients

5 minute chocolate cake (Thank you Mod Mommy!)

Ingredients:
4 Tablespoons flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil
3 Tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (Microwave Safe)

Method:
– Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
– Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
– Pour in the milk and oil and mix well..
– Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Now for the method, here’s what I did.

I added the dry ingredients into a bowl. Make sure to mix them well even if you’re just using a mug.

dry ingredients

Then add in your egg. Once you mix that well, pour in the milk and oil. I actually added in my splash of vanilla at this time as well. Not sure if that made a huge difference or not.

mixed ingredients

Once I mixed it up really well, I then poured it into my mug.

mug

Next, put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. Depending upon the strength of your microwave, you can adjust your time.

And voila!!! You have a delicious cake in literally 5 mintues from start to finish.

Let your cake cool for a second and then you can eat it right out of the mug, top it off with some yummy ice cream or eat it as is.

finished product

I must admit, I had a pretty easy clean up as well. Rinsed the mug out and put it right into the dishwasher. I have to say, this snack was a perfect way to take care of my chocolate crave.

For my healthier chocolate lovers, I found a recipe on my friend’s blog, Love the Leap, that I am also going to try with my delicious Chocolate Vegan Shakeology.

Happy baking!!

xo

Friday Favorites

23 Nov

Thanksgiving crept up on us and has now passed. This past month has been a complete blur but one thing I do know for sure, I am grateful for a few things. I hope you also took some time to reflect and be thankful for the little things that we have in life. There’s so much in our day to day lives, that we sometimes think about the big things but in reality, it comes down to the little things too.

Favorite Accomplishment~ This week I completed my first 5k!!! I have never been a ‘runner’ and running a 5k was always on my bucket list.

One day back in July I woke up and said, “I think I’m going to start running.” Well, that lasted for about 2 months. Haha Fast forward 2 months, I was discussing with a friend (who is a runner) that I wanted to sign up for the Willow Tree Turkey Trot 5k in Downtown Providence (keep in mind I hadn’t run in 2 months). Before I knew it, 2 other girlfriends from high school who were coming into town for the holiday, decided to sign up too! We were all in this together.

I know knew, there was NO turning back for me. I trained for 2 weeks (a very short period of time) and suddenly judgement day had finally arrived. I was feeling all sorts of emotions but mostly, I was nervous and excited. I knew deep down that I could do it  but a small part of me was afraid that I wasn’t going to meet my goal. With the help of a great team of girls to cheer me, I was determined to do it. Running (and walking a very small portion of it) felt incredible. I had set a goal for myself and I did it!! Crossing that finish line was one of the best feelings I have had in a long time. I cannot wait to do it again!!!

First 5k Complete!!! 37:32. (me~second from the left)
Couldn’t have done it with the help of these girls!!!

 

Favorite Thanksgiving side dish~ I know it may sound a little boring, but my all time favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving (and any other day) is- mashed potatoes! I absolutely love them and they taste even more delicious on Turkey Day. I’m not a sweet eater per se, bring on the carbs.

For the perfect mashed potatoes, I use Yukon gold potatoes (with or without the skin), milk, butter, and salt. De-lish.

 

Favorite treat ~ I know I just said that I’m not a sweet eater- as in cookies, pies, etc- but I am a candy eater sometimes. This week I had a complete weakness for Sour Patch Watermelon slices. I don’t know what got into me, but I had two bags this week! If you’ve never had these, you must try them.

 

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

xo

Secret Boards for Pinterest!!

12 Nov

 

As many of you know, I am completely obsessed with Pinterest. If you are still in the dark about what it is, I’m sorry for this and you need to jump on board with the rest of us. (you can read my old post about it right here!) Last week, Pinterest introduced to us the idea of having secret boards. LOVE this! With the holidays upon us, I love this idea because we can now pin ideas/things that we want to get for other people. For me this is perfect, I have “Secret Santa” at work and exchange with my family (who are on Pinterest). Now, they’ll have no idea what I’m thinking of getting them. Great idea Pinterest!! I’m so glad you came up with this.

 

To create a secret board on the web here’s what you have to do:

Go to your profile page and click on ‘ Add+’ from the top right hand corner.

Once you click on ‘Add’, this next window will appear and you want to choose “Create a Board”.

After you choose “Create a Board”, another window will appear for you to now name your new board and there you can decide if you want it to be private or not.

 

If you want to create this on your phone, first you need to make sure you have the most up to date Pinterest app installed on your phone.

Click on your profile and scroll all the way down until you see where it says “Secret Boards”

Once you click on “Create a Secret Board”, you’ll see this next window and then you’re ready to start pinning!!!

 

And that’s it!! Quick, easy and addicting!!

What are some ways you might use a Secret Board on Pinterest??

Feel free to follow my boards at: https://pinterest.com/glamgirl09/

 

Happy Pinning!!!
xo

 

 

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