Saturday, February 25, 2012

I made the Perfect Brownie

So, I was craving some serious brownies,
I did not have a box mix available, but,
after looking up recipes.. I found this one.
It turned out to be the perfect mix between fudgy/caky
and chocolaty goodness.

                                1/2 C Butter                 1/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 C Sugar              1/2 C Flour
   2 eggs                   1/4 tsp salt
  1 tsp Vanilla Extract        1/4 tsp Baking Powder

Step 1:
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and Flour a 8x8 pan.

Step 2:
Melt butter, mix in Sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
Then mix in Cocoa, Flour, Salt, and Baking Powder.
Pour into prepared pan.

Step 3:
Bake 25-30 minutes
Don't overcook

They are so delicious. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I did Crayon Art

The idea of Crayon Art has been floating around Pinterest for a while.
I thought I'd give it a try.
It's actually really fun, and super easy. Try it!

All you need is: Crayons, Blow Dryer, and Canvas

How I did it:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I did Dandelion Nails

AI got the idea off of Pinterest.
Fun though, right?
Perfect for Spring/Summer season.
I can't wait for Spring Break!

I used Revelon Nail Polish,
and toothpicks that a chewed the ends a little bit to make
a really small brush.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I made Homemade Baked Fries

I have a bag full of Potatoes,
I was craving some French Fries,
These are baked, so they are more healthy!
And you can flavor how you like!

2 medium Potatoes
Olive Oil
Seasonings (salt, pepper, onion salt, dill... etc)

Step 1:
Heat oven to 425
Cut potatoes into wedges, about 1/4-1/2 in. Thick.
The size you always see potato wedges.

Step 2:
In a bowl mix about 2 tbs Olive Oil with
whatever seasons you'd like.
(most of this recipe is guesstimating!)

Step 3:
Lay out on cookie sheet.
Cook for about 25 minutes.
Make sure to move them around about every 5-10 minutes while cooking.
When they get a golden brown crust they are done!

Crispy outside, Gooshy inside.. perfect!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I Made Fresh Avocado Corn Salsa

This is actually my Aunt's recipe. She's an amazing cook.
My mom then made it for my family.
I love this recipe.
So much.
It tastes good with chips, on salads, and it even tasted good on my fish!

5 Garlic Cloves; minced
1/4 C olive oil
3 Tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 C lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 package (16oz) frozen corn- thawed
1 can black beans
2 cans sliced black olives
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped small
4 avocados, chopped into cubes.

Step 1:
In small bowl mix together well garlic, oil vinegar, lemon juice,
oregano, salt and pepper.

Step 2:
Combine corn, beans, olives, red pepper and onion.
Pour dressing over and mix well.
The Onion Hurt Me Eyes!

Step 3:
Let chill over night, right before serving add the avocados.

I just mixed everything at once, and ate it right then. 
It tastes good, but it definitely tastes better after all the flavors mix.

This is me doing a face mask. EWWW. 
but it felt awesome.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

3-Day Healthy Detox Menu

So being in college, I eat really badly.
So, I took on this detox diet.
It isn't a starve yourself diet.
Take a look, try it out, tell me how it went!
It's from a real diet a nutritionist/dietitian made. 
It made me feel really good, and I'm glad I did it.
You can also expand this for 5 days.
I think I will continue to eat some of these meals and snacks too, because they're good!

Drink 64-oz. of WATER a DAY

Day 1:

1 C steel-cut/Irish oats (measured after cooking)
1 C Fresh or Frozen Berries
2 Tablespoons Chopped Walnuts

1/2 C Plain Yogurt
2 Tablespoons GrapeNuts or other High Fiber Cereal
1/2 sliced Banana

4 oz. Grilled Chicken
8-10 sliced Red Grapes
Sliced Red Onion
2 Tablespoons slivered Almonds
Top with: 2 teaspoons Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
Side: 1/2 6 in. Whole Wheat Pita Pocket

Sliced Green Apple
1 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese (about 1/4 C)

Bake 5 oz Cod or white flaky fish
topped with: 2 tsp. olive oil, fresh lemon juice, pinch of sea salt & pepper
Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.
serve with: 1/2 C brown rice and steamed broccoli

Day 2:

Make a 3-egg-white omelet
filled with: 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese and
1/2 C of sliced tomatoes and onions (or other veggie)
serve with: a navel orange or 1/2 grapefruit

1 slice whole-grain bread
topped with 1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
or almond butter

5 oz. salmon fillet grilled or poached (or canned salmon)
Put on a bed of your favorite dark green lettuce
topped with: 1/2 C chickpeas(or garbanzo beans), fresh lemon juice, and 1 tsp olive oil

1/2 C 1% cottage cheese
topped with 1/2 C of fresh or frozen berries

Broil 4 oz. ground sirloin burger(or lean ground turkey burger)
serve on a whole-wheat english muffin
topped with: sauteed mushrooms and onions
serve with: mixed green salad. topped with: balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp olive oil

Day 3:

Combine 1 C plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons flax seeds,
1 C fresh/frozen Berries and 2 tablespoons Grape-Nuts or other
high-fiber breakfast cereal.

1 hard-boiled egg and a handful of baby carrots
(I didn't get a pic sorry)

Top a 6 in. whole-wheat tortilla with 1/4 of a sliced avocado
2 slices of tomato
2 slices of part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 tsp Dijon mustard and
1 romaine lettuce leaf.
Wrap up and eat with: about 15-20 grapes

1 C skim or soy milk, and 20 almonds

Bake 5-oz. boneless/skinless chicken breast topped with:
fresh lemon juice, 2 tsp olive oil and 1 tablespoon of capers or sliced green olives.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Serve with 1 C thawed frozen corn niblets mixed with 1 diced plum tomato, 1/4 C black beans, Topped with a pinch of sea salt and pepper.

Try it out!
My favorite meal was the hamburger. For sure.
Also, as you can see, I substituted a couple of items, such as half a slice of whole grain bread instead of the pita bread. And I used spinach on everything since I didn't want to spend money on a lot of different things, but it still worked for me!