Monday, January 30, 2012

Macaron' accomplishment I feel!

So i've always wondered how these tasted because they are SO cute!!

I watched tutorials over and over again on youtube just so I could get it right.  I made my own almond flour and it was a success..well all of it was thankfully. 

In these macarons..

2 egg whites
1 cup of powdered sugar
3/4 cup of almond flour
raspberry flavoring
1 dot of red food coloring (even though it didn't show up well after baking)

-whip egg whites still they have stiff peaks, fold in sifted almond flour and sugar, add in flavoring and food coloring..pipe and let these sit for 30 min or til they've got a skin.

It's all in the prepping and technique.  If you can get yourself organized first it helps mostly, esp when it comes to baking.  It is also so important to not overfold the egg whites or else you won't get a "foot".  I also baked these at 300 degrees because I could tell these would burn at 375. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

I've Been Juicin'

(1 bunch of kale, 2 green apples, 2 large celery stalks, 1 pear)

Last year I watched a movie on Netflix called Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.  It is an awesome and inspirational movie.  It pretty much makes absolute sense in why we should juice! 

Now I'm not going hardcore juicing straight, but I think it's a really great way to get the nutrients straight into my body and fast!  Knowing my body, I know it takes forever for my food to travel out the other way TMI I know.  It makes sense for me to just drink my food if I can, and RAW because that's the best way to do it.  Overcooked vegetables obviously aren't as nutritionous so, once again, this is the quickest way to get to my system. 

The model of the juicer I bought is called the Breville Ikon Multi-Speed Juicer.  Breville is known for being one of the best juicing brands.  It's also featured in the movie.  I first borrowed one from a friend of mine and I loved it. 

(2 large carrots, handful of blueberries, 2 pears..can't remember but there was a good amount in here too)

I'm going to try to use the pulp in a meatloaf/meatball of chicken patty mix,

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Princess Chain ♥

There are people out there who will try to take every drop of sunshine you have out of you.

I love being me (girly, happy, friendly), but sometimes I feel like it's too much for others (even my husband).  At the end of the day, I know that i've survived and I will always be me.  ♥  I find that we balance each other out, my husband and I.  When i'm in the clouds, he pulls me back to earth.  I know he's only doing it so I won't get hurt, and it's simply just the truth.  I bring him back up to earth from hell, where he seems to live most of the time.  I shouldn't call it hell but it's a dark place for sure.  Earth is what we choose to make it, and I choose happy.  ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Hair ...when i don't style it..

I'm lucky to have straight non frizzy hair when I wake up.  Oddly enough I love wearing it curled though.  Lately i've been concentrating on losing weight for Florida and the summer, so my hair sorta just stays eh.  It looks like I styled my bangs too but they fall like that if I just brush it and leave it like that.  Trying to grow them out though.  *sigh*

i've got florida on my mind

Thursday, January 5, 2012

So I've Started Eating Breakfast ...

The title is no joke.  I am horrible at not wanting to eat anything until 2pm or later, but I am forcing myself to wake up earlier to eat breakfast and go to bed earlier.  The later I stay up, the more I just want to snack and rummage through the fridge. 

What's in that omelet?  YUMMY THINGS.  haha

I bought some frozen potato skillet mix so I easily brown that in the pan, then toss in some chopped up sausages (light), eggs, then mozarella cheese in the fold.  It comes out so good, because I love potatoes and have a hard time eating eggs alone.  Hubba likes it too. 

I've also been trying to eat more oranges, the citrus aids in digestion of foods.  I have been feeling better since I've started doing this because it helps regulate my blood sugar..therefore no crabby irritable mom.