Friday, April 27, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I soaked the rice overnight, then boiled in water/almond milk/coconut milk for an hour this morning. Added some blue agave, coconut flakes and topped with fresh blueberries and strawberries for my breakfast.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Eating right takes time and a lot of effort. I'm still keeping up with the early am juicing, in fact I haven't missed a day since I got the beast (this post). I have grown to crave the smell and taste of my daily juice and I've had fun experimenting with different veggies. My favorite daily combo is still 1 beet root, 1 small gala apple, 2 carrots, 2 celery stalks, 1/4 cucumber, parsley, kale, and 1/3 parsnip. I'll throw a handful of spinach in and some ginger on occasion too.
Thanks to the power of pinterest, I've played around with a few new recipes and foods that were otherwise unknown to me (posts here and here). Janet's photo enticed me to pull the recipe for this cannellini bean and artichoke spread. I threw it together yesterday and it's so yummy!
My version on a slice of ezekiel toast with grape tomatoes for lunch.
I recently followed this recipe and sprouted buckwheat and quinoa seeds to make my own granola. I've been mixing it with my oatmeal or eating alone with Greek yogurt. Mine got a little burned (pic below).
I sit at a desk all day, 40 hours a week. If I don't have something healthy sitting within reach I'll eat candy bars and chips all day! I have to come to work prepared each and every day. Fruit, nuts, whole grain breads and healthy snacks.
My morning routine consists of; juice at 530am/ oatmeal (loaded with flax seeds, blueberries etc) at 830am/ kiwi and almonds for a snack around 1030am.
For lunch, I always bring a big salad, shredded lettuce and spinach greens with grape tomatoes, goat cheese, beets, 1/2 avocado and a teaspoon of grape seed oil as dressing. I rotate between bringing lentils, black beans, quinoa to mix into my salad but today I brought the cannellini bean spread with whole wheat pita chips. Afternoon snack is typically an apple with a bit of almond butter. I have a crazy sweet tooth so I keep a bar of Lindt 90% cocoa at my desk. One, dark and bitter square usually kills my sweets craving pretty easily.
Dinners are mostly protein based in my house, grilled chicken or tilapia, lean ground beef tacos or a low sodium version of chicken tikki masala. Lunches for my daughter consist of plain pasta, strawberries, edamame, a Hawaiian bread roll, 2 oreos and organic chocolate milk.
So what's your strategy to eating healthy? Any tips or tricks on quick and healthy dinners for picky little eaters? The sites I linked to above offer such thorough information on the ingredients included in their recipes and everything that I've made thus far has been super easy!
Here's to a healthy new week all!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A piece from yesterday's article:
The seven-piece collection, available at jcrew.com starting on Thursday, includes sexy takes on mariner stripes as dresses and long-sleeve tops ($85 to $145 in cotton, $295 for a cashmere sweater); a classic gingham sundress ($228) or tie-front shirt ($175); and espadrilles in red or apricot versions ($345). It’s perhaps preppier than what you might expect from Mr. Altuzarra, based on his three-year-old label, but it’s certainly a French version of preppy. And, in a way, it’s a logical expression of the styles of both Mr. Altuzarra, who was raised in Paris, and J. Crew.
That little gingham dress is adorable and apricot espadrilles, mais oui! The line should be available at JCrew stores beginning tomorrow! See the full article here.
Love this cute picture of him.
Une journée fabuleuse mes amis!
Friday, April 13, 2012
At first I wasn't sure if people really live in this house but after seeing the bedrooms it's more apparent.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
spires lurking in the distance,
ornate government buildings,
locals soaking up the sunshine,
beer drinking party hounds,
uniform Dutch style,
open shutters, open minds,
small tourists enjoying themselves,
A glimpse at some of the high end designer shops in Amsterdam.
A great shop where I bought the antique wooden bowl (this post).