Archive | June, 2013

THE Sandwich

6 Jun

Hi Glamourites,

Check out this tasty AND healthy sandwich, it is super easy and does not take a ton of ingredients or time! I find, especially when just cooking for myself, I don’t want to put a ton of effort into my meal and this the perfect option.

xx Glamour Planner

 

Mozzarella Grilled Sandwich

Ingredients

Fresh Bread (French bread or Baguette)

Mozzarella Cheese

Garden Tomatoes

Homemade Pesto (or store bought if you don’t have time)

Olive Oil

 

Directions 

Mozzarella Grilled Sandwich

Mozzarella Grilled Sandwich

Cut two pieces of your fresh bread (I like a little on the thicker side), layer one slice with pesto and layer next your sliced tomato’s and topped that with your thinly sliced Mozzarella cheese and close the sandwich with the other bread piece. Drizzle the top with some olive oil and put in the oven on broil for aprox 3-5 min depending how crispy you want. Enjoy!
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The little touches

5 Jun

Afternoon Glamourites,

Today I’ve been thinking about how simple it is to make a dramatic difference in the ambiance and feel of a party by doing little easy things. These can completely change the event from being an amateur party to a professional one. I believe in making everything you can yourself and these picture inspiration I’ve posted are all things you can do at home!  Try one or all at your next gathering!

xx Glamour Planner

It always makes the party go smoothly when you have a seating plan and additionally to the name tag it’s cute to have a little goodie bag (or here: a used can recycled with coloured paper & their cutlery) with something sweet inside!

Name Tags

Name Tags

How much cooler do these  vegetables looks displayed in all these different shaped glass vases and containers. Also incorporating martini or wine glasses for smaller veggies or dips!

Veggie Station

Veggie Station

Making a menu for your guests of what you are serving for dinner (or lunch) gives a formal touch, while letting your guests know what to expect.

Meal menu

Meal menu

MINT

4 Jun

Hello Glamorites,

I wanted to share with you my favourite colour right now…I’m seeing it in fashion, products and design! Here are some pictures I have seen over the last little while of incorporating the colour mint into the home. Let me know what your fave colour of the season is right now and hope this cool mint inspiration gives you ideas!

xx Stay Glam

The accent of this desk in a simple neutral office is a great way to add some warmth and character to a space.

Mint Desk

Mint Desk

Having one wall or a specific part in pop of colour can completely change the room.

Mint Wall

Mint Wall

The mix of mint and deep blue in this picture is very COOL, the vibe is very relaxing & calm.

Mint Dresser

Mint Dresser

This mint ottoman shows how to pick a different colour but keep it in a formal setting and still work.

Mint Ottoman

Mint Ottoman

Vases of sunshine

3 Jun

Hi Glamourites,

With all this amazing weather we have been getting it seems only right to be bringing the sunshine inside as well. Making your own arrangement like these vases can be as complicated or as simple as you make it. They can be used on your everyday kitchen table, for a big dinner event and even parties to add some colour! Hope you enjoy my inspiration!

xx Glamour Planner

This example is super simple, pick up a bag of lemons at your grocery store and throw them into a vase of water and place your bouquet of sunflowers with it, so bright & happy!

Sunflowers + Lemons

Sunflowers + Lemons

I love the look of the limes cut-up and seeing the inside, the pattern adds neat sense of detailing.

Lime Vase

Lime Vase

As shown in the picture, this type of vase is much more party friendly because of the shape. It is tall and skinny which means it is easy to see around and does not block people vision. I would still have this on my kitchen table, so funky!

Tower Lemon Vase

Tower Lemon Vase

Start the week FRESH

2 Jun

Hello all Glamorites!

Been a busy weekend with activities so haven’t had a chance to post anything! I found this new recipe for a quinoa lettuce salad, at first I thought it wouldn’t be filling enough but I was sure full after eating it. Give it a try and give a healthy fresh start to your week!

xx Glamour Planner

 

The Zen Quinoa Bowl

Prep time               Cook Time             Total Time            Serves: 1
5 mins                    10 mins                  15 mins
Ingredients:
  • 6 egg whites (or 100g extra firm tofu)
  • ½ cup chopped broccolini or broccoli

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup kale, torn into pieces
  • ½ cup carrot, grated
  • ½ teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lime, halved
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup deli sprouts or micro-greens
Instructions:
  1. Heat a wok or saucepan at medium to high heat.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the spices and salt and pepper.
  3. When the wok/pan is nice and hot add in broccolini, carrot, and mushrooms and a splash of water, cook for 3-4 minutes until the vegetable become tender.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add in the kale and cherry tomatoes and spice mix, continue sauteing until the kale is wilted, add little splashes of water as needed so the vegetables do not stick or burn.
  5. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime and pour in the egg whites. Allow the egg whites to sit for a minute until they begin to cook through, then scramble them together with the vegetables. (If you are using tofu just scramble with the vegetables until the tofu begins to brown slightly or heats through).

    Quinoa Bowl

    Quinoa Bowl

  6. Once the eggs are cooked fully, transfer the mixture to a bowl with lettuce and on top the quinoa.
  7. Top the vegetable mixture with sliced avocado and sprouts, and garnish with another squeeze of lime and some additional salt and pepper if preferred.
  8. Enjoy!