My…. is the time flying by, I can’t believe it’s already mid-July. Where did the time go? Where is the time going? Every day we are getting older and I am eating more and more.
Have you guys been eating your local seasonal fruits and vegetables? Summer brings out the best produce with lovely stone fruits, squash, heirloom tomatoes, and Swiss Chard.
In the world of hearty greens, Swiss chard often gets overshadowed by its popular neighbor kale, but it’s a superstar in its own right., that’s for sure!
This relative of the beet is a superb source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as magnesium, potassium, and iron. It makes a colorful and tasty side dish, or a nutritious addition to pasta, soup, quiches, and more. Continue reading
Happy Thursday to ya!
I hope everyone had an incredible 4th of July, filled with rest, relaxation, good food and no sunburn. Did anyone eat anything interesting or exotic?
…I had a corndog. I really like fresh corn dogs, which I think is so random because I did not grow up eating them but I really like the way that they taste. Unfortunately it was not worth “cheating” on my diet; simply because the beef portion of the hot dog tasted a little burned on the ends. I also had some fries, and a bite of a burger. Oh and some ribs, which were probably the best part. So as you can see, I basically ate nothing interesting. It was my first time having beef and cheating like that in a long time. I felt sooooo guilty that I went spinning the next morning, and I was killing it on that bike. I am fairly certain that I burned off the corn dog, and when I got home I made some fresh juice that consisted of : beets, kale. grapefruit, apple and carrot.
I can’t cheat….
….but when I do cheat, I opt for an lean protein like shrimp.
I made some shrimp and grits…. Continue reading
Yup!!!! It’s cupcake time again. Can you believe this is the first time all year that I have baked?? How crazy is that? It’s because I have been so busy sewing so I do have a good excuse.
Anyway, I’m sure you can guess that these cupcakes were made for two reasons. US Independence Day which also happens to be a dear friend’s birthday. I woke up that morning and finally made it to the gym after dislocating my toe months ago. Later I randomly decided to make cupcakes to fit the red white and blue theme. It was only when I loaded my car to head to the party that I realised I was supposed to take fruit along. BUT the cupcakes had fruit on them so I was covered (Yes, I am reaching…)
Well hello there……
…long time no talk! How are you all enjoying summer? I hope each and every one of you has something exciting planned whether its a vacation, reservation, spa visit or a wedding.
I realized that I have not published a post in quite a while and for that I apologize. I have spent a lot of time pondering my next big move in life, of which I will share when the time is right. But I want to remind everyone, that each of us has a purpose in this life, and no matter how old we are or how hard we have to fight, we will conquer!
There is however one thing that tries to stop us in our tracks, besides our own voices. It is the one thing that holds us back from moving into areas that could enrich our lives and the lives of others. It stops us from moving into our purpose and calling…IT’S FEAR!
But what would we do if we were not afraid?
That is the question I have been asking myself these days, and I challenge you to ask yourself the same as I ramble about all the things I am currently obsessing over: Continue reading
Long time no talk!
We are a few days into Summer, ~10 days to be exact….and I am still working on my bikini body! Progress has been made, but there is always room for improvement.
I had a great birthday, almost too good! =)
I ate so much during my birthday week, I had some of everything…the good, the bad and the ugly all happened that week in terms of diet. I’m attempting to make up for the birthday cookies, cake and ice cream by eating healthy. I am also contemplating going Vegan, but I think my husband would have a mental breakdown if that happened, so I only eat my Vegan meals when he is away.
This succotash is Vegan…..
This is yet another tale on how I finished a dress the same day I had to get on a flight…I know, it’s a trend. This delay was completely unnecessary (but really how often IS it necessary?)
My dear friend asked me to be a hostess at her wedding and said my colour of the day was navy blue. Knowing that, I bought the fabric over six weeks before the event – I could not leave that sequined lace without a home! But then I wasted so much time deciding between two designs only to eventually ( a week beforehand ) go with my original idea ( see – go with my gut) and started working on it.
As usual, everything turned out well and I had a dress to wear for my friend’s wedding. Praise God! And she (the bride) was gorgeous – but duh, she has great style. Lace, crinkled chiffon, loveliness…