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Healthy & YUMM

5 Sep

Hello Glamourites!

I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend and enjoying the sunshine before we all get back into that real life routine! boo. A few days ago I decided to make some cookies, but since my sister has been recently diagnosed with many allergies, I altered the recipe so that she could eat them as well! They are dairy free, gluten free and sugar free cookies AND they taste delicious!

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Chocolate Chip Quinoa and Oat Cookies

  • Servings: 12 Cookies
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • Coconut Oil                                       1/3 Cup
  • Coconut Sugar                                  1/2 Cup
  • Egg                                                      1
  • Vanilla                                                1 Teaspoon
  • Oat Flour                                           1 + 1/4 Cup
  • Salt                                                     1/2 Teaspoon
  • Baking Soda                                     1/2 Teaspoon
  • Oats                                                    1 Cup
  • Cooked Quinoa                                1/2 Cup
  • Unsweetened Chocolate Chips     1/2 Cup

In a bowl or mixer combine coconut oil and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt and stir into butter mixture. Add in oats and quinoa; stir in chocolate chips. Drop 1 heaping tbsp dough onto parchment paper and flatten with spoon or fork. Cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or once cookies have reached a golden colour!

Enjoy xx Glamour Planner

 

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08/31 CHEERS to August

31 Aug

Hello Glamourites,

I hope everyone has been having a fun-filled and relaxing summer! I know I sure have {hence being very MIA, sorry again} I figured it being the last day of August, sad I know, we should celebrate the month rather than being depressed it is leaving us. Here are some fun recipes and ideas to try before it’s too late!

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Sip of this delicious {and easy} drink with friends and family talking about your favourite August memories. The Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco is bubbly and fresh. Thanks Damn Delicious for the inspiration!

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Buy some peaches! The end of August is a perfect time to buy them as it is peek season for this fruit and you can use them in so many ways. Peach smoothies, peach pies, peach salad, peach glaze on pork, peach crumble or my fave peach jam. Credit to Buttered Side Up for the pic and click for her Peach Jam Recipe!

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DEFINITELY have a BBQ. I know in a month from now we are all going to missing those nights when you throw a burger and corn on the cob on the barbie. Try these BBQ shrimp wrapped in prosciutto by the Sassy Kitchen!

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Lastly, breathe. Enjoy these final moments of summer and soak it all in before that cold fall wind blows in. Be thankful for another summer of laughter and adventures. Happy August 31st!

xx Glamour Planner

Because it’s goat cheese

28 Feb

Happy Weekend Glamourites!

I realized I have been posting mainly fashion topics the past few weeks, probably because there has been lots happening in the fashion world, however I wanted to change it up. I found this recipe a week or so ago and have been dying to try it myself but haven’t had the time – hopefully this weekend! If you like goat cheese, and I know I will eat it on anything, then you will love this chicken dish. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and try something new in the kitchen or out of the kitchen!

xx Glamour Planner

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Pomegranate Chicken with Balsamic Reduction {High Protein + Gluten Free}

Prep Time: 15 min   Cook Time: 15 min   Serves: 4

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 4 Chicken breasts
  • 4 Oz Goat Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Balsamic Reduction:

  • 1/4 Cup Shallots, minced (about 4 small shallots)
  • 2/3 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 Cup Low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 Cup + 1 Tbsp Brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Cup Pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh basil, diced

Thank you Taylor for the recipe! You can check out the full instructions and more at her site Food Faith Fitness

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An Apple a day…

4 Feb

Morning Glamourites!

Okay my title was slightly misleading…yes, I am giving you a recipe with apples in it but it may not be the healthiest of recipes. Guilty. Let’s be honest though, you need a delicious cinnamon bun recipe for the weekend to indulge in! I have been craving them lately and haven’t had any since Christmas break when my Mom made them for the family. I have always been a little nervous to make them by myself from scratch, but from watching my own Mom make them and reading some recipes, they really aren’t that bad. You just need time;  the waiting around to let the dough rise and then the cooking time can be a little annoying. This particular recipe caught my eye because it calls for apples, raisins and walnuts; not sure about the nuts but I love the idea of apple! Give it a try this coming weekend, with or without the nuts, or add your own new ingredient.

xx Glamour Planner

AppleCinnamonFor the Rolls

2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 packet active dry yeast
4 1/2 cups flour, divided
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
scant 2 teaspoons salt

For the Filling

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup brown sugar, divided
ground cinnamon, to taste
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, diced, divided
1/2 cup golden raisins, divided
2/3 cup chopped walnuts, divided

For the Glaze

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons milk
splash vanilla extract

*For the full set of direction check out Ambrosia Baking site where I got the recipe! {Thank you}

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Keep Smiling!

25 Jul

Hello Glamourites!

I hope you all had a fabulous week and enjoying every minute of adventures and experiences you’re having. I have learned from every summer before this that the months fly by and it still shocks me every time. Summer can pass in a second if you blink. Here are a few inspirational ideas and quotes that spoke to me today. Enjoy and remember, attitude is everything, if you have a positive outlook people around you will too!  xx Glamour Planner

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Make yourself delicious desserts, you deserve it! Here for recipe

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Flowers makes anyone and everyone happy, brighten up your day!

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We are lucky.

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Think outside the box, you never know what will happen.

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New Sign

21 Jul

Hello Glamourites,

Hope you all have been enjoying your summer holiday and having lots of new adventures! I have continued to put more work into my little cookie stand on the trail and now have a proper set up. It definitely catches people eye more (I hope) and looks more professional with a rustic feel. Let me know what you think and if you have tried the cookies, any suggestions! xx Glamour Planner

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Hit the trail

8 Jul

Hi Glamourites,

My gourmet cookie stand has continued to grow and I think people have started to hear about it through word of mouth. I’ve started to realize a bit what it might be to baker and have a store. I have also experimented on recipes beyond cookies to see what else people may be interested on the trail. I have named them the Lochside Trail bar as that is the section of the trail we are located on. They are made with oats, organic raisins, almonds, chia seeds, hemp hearts and honey and taste pretty delicious to me! If anyone has sampled them you can let me know your feedback or any other suggestions! Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful summer weather. xx Glamour Planner

 

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Golden

11 Nov

Hello Glamourites,

First of all an apology for being very MIA and not constant lately, right now school is at that max and I just feel like I’m on the go all the time! Only a month now until Christmas holidays so yay! I found this recipe for roasted smashed potatoes which looks absolutely delicious. Being a student I am always looking for meals or recipe that are simple, minimal ingredients and taste good {of course}. Getting a bag of baby potatoes is not very expensive and keeps really well in the fridge for awhile. Credit to Deliciously Declassified blog for the recipe! Check it out xx Glamour Planner

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lb. baby red bliss or yukon gold potatoes (you want them to be small – like, golfball size – about 18 potatoes)
  • 6 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped (feel free to substitute with rosemary, basil, garlic, parmesan)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

HOW TO MAKE IT

  • Preheat the oven to 500°F
  • Wash and scrub the potatoes and place them on a rimmed baking sheet pan
  • Fill the pan with 3/4 cup water and cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil
  • Place the potatoes on the bottom rack for 25-30 minutes or until they are tender (check by piercing through the foil with a knife)
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven and blot the remaining water with a paper towel
  • Allow the potatoes to cool for 10 minutes before coating them with 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Once the potatoes are coated in oil, smash each one with a potato masher (you could also use a fork or even the back of another sheet pan); you want them 1/3″ – 1/2″ thick
  • Drizzle the smashed potatoes with the remaining 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Sprinkle your herbs on the potatoes and season generously with salt and pepper
  • Place back in the oven on the top rack for 15 minutes and then lower to the bottom rack for an additional 20-25 minutes or until well browned

DELICIOUS HEELS~

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Louboutin Nutella Cups

19 Sep

Hi my glamourites!

You know when you just have one of those cravings, the one where you just can’t shake, no matter what else you eat or even if you have a little bit of it, you still want more. Well that has been me with Nutella this week! Almost every evening I have been reaching for that jar and finding anything I can to dip into it or spread it onto. I stumbled upon this recipe through foodgawker (my fave food site ever) from a blog called The Baking Robot which I thought was very cute site! This recipe looks almost too pretty and colourful to eat but also that it would be absolutely delicious! Be perfect for Valentine’s Day dessert, but that’s a while away. Check it out xx Glamour Planner

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1/2 cup Nutella
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 tbsp milk
red candy melts
pink candy melts
white candy melts

Directions 

1. Line a mini muffin tin with mini cupcake liners. Set aside.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together Nutella and powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla extract. Add milk slowly until you get a consistency that you can work with your fingers and roll into balls. (At this point, you can add more powdered sugar or milk to get your desired consistency. I made a more wet mixture for a creamy filling but it was more difficult to work with.)

3. In three separate bowls, microwave all three candy melts individually in thirty-second intervals, stirring in between, until completely smooth. (I melted about five handfuls of each color.) Spoon the melted red candy first into the bottom of the cupcake liner, shaking the muffin tin as needed to distribute and spread the candy evenly. Repeat with the pink candy melts, spooning and spreading evenly on top of the red.

4. Take about 3/4 – 1 teaspoon of the Nutella filling and drop into the center of the cups. Cover with the melted white candy until flush with the tops of the liners. Decorate with sprinkles and refrigerate until completely chilled and hardened.

http://thebakingrobot.com/2013/02/10/ombre-nutella-cups/

~DELICIOUS HEELS

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That Hump Day Treat

11 Sep

Hello Glamourites,

Seeing as it is hump day it seems only right to bake yourself up a little something yummy with chocolate! This recipe I found through a blog called Just A Taste , which they have many delicious food inspiration and a helpful search index. Pecans are probably one of my favourite nuts and they work so perfectly in many baking recipes such as this, but also in cookies, granola and salads. This recipe in particular doesn’t require many crazy ingredients and is fast to prepare making it an easy dish to whip up last minute for guests. I hope you all are having a fabulous week and this only makes it sweeter xx Glamour Planner

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PECAN PIE BROWNIES

yield: 16 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MIN

cook time: 30 MIN

INGREDIENTS:

For the brownie batter:
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups baking cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons instant coffee mixed with 2 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

For the pecan pie topping:
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 cups pecans

DIRECTIONS:

See Just A Taste blog for the full recipe and details here!

DELICIOUS HEELS~

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