Tag Archives: Cooking

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
  • Time: 18mins
  • 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

 

Lucky St. Patrick

16 Mar

Hello Glamourites,

I thought I would help you get through the Monday blues today by giving you some fun ideas you can put to use tomorrow for St. Patrick’s Day! I know it’s a Tuesday tomorrow but you can still have some fun by dressing in all green or bake green food to make the day special. Bring some special treats to work or have some friends over for some Shamrock punch and gold chocolate! Check out the pictures for details…

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How cleaver is this dessert – you use a cookie for the base then add a marshmallow and dip it all in chocolate! Check out The Cake Blog for original directions. 
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Start your St. Patrick’s Day off right with a Shamrock Spinach Quiche, mmmmLuckyStPat7

Make easy guest gifts or decorations by putting gold covered chocolate in a jar!

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For your party punch put Lime Ice Cream in a bowl and pour Ginger Ale over for a delicious drink ~ you can customize with other sodas or include alcohol.

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A simple dessert is buying mint Oreos, covering them in melted chocolate with a green icing drizzle over. Thanks Vanessa for the idea!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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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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The Vintage S’more

23 May

Hello Glamourites!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful and beautiful May, I love that spring is finally here! If you are starting to crave some of those roasted s’mores by the fire here is an easy recipe for you to make at home! Follow the recipe below and treat yourself this weekend 🙂 xx Glamour Planner

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  • 6 gluten free graham cookies (roughly 1 Cup crushed/pulsed in food processor into crumbs). If you don’t have any, use 1 cup of gluten free quick oats, or 1 cup regular graham crumbs. 
  • 2/3 Cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 Cup butter, melted
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 Jar marshmallow fluff
  • 3 1/2 Cups chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp butter

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F

2. Grease the short ends of a a 9×13 baking pan with butter, then line the pan with parchment, leaving “handles” hanging over the long ends. Set aside

3.In a medium sized bowl combine the cookie crumbs (or oats), coconut, melted butter and egg white. Press into the prepared baking pan.

4. Bake for 19-21 minutes, until you have a nice golden colour.

5. As the bottom bakes, place the chocolate chips and 1 tbsp of butter into a sauce pan, or in a microwavable bowl, and warm (stirring every so often) until melted and smooth. Let cool slightly.

6. Just before the bottom is done baking, warm the mallow fluff, either by warming it in it’s jar in the microwave (with the lid and protective seal removed), or by emptying the fluff into a small sauce pan on the stove and warming.

7. When the bottom is finished baking, take it out of the oven, and place it onto a cooling rack. Plop down blobs of the marshmallow fluff over the base, then gently spread around to cover it.

8. Drizzle the melted (and slightly cooled) chocolate over the marshmallow fluff, and very gently spread around.

9. Leave this to set in the fridge for about 2 hours. Then, take it out of the fridge and allow to soften oh so slightly (the chocolate top can be tricky to cut without smoooshing the mallow fluff out. I keep thinking that if you score the top after it’s starting to set in the fridge {maybe after an hour?|, that it would really make cutting them easier). Using a hot knife, cut into squares and devour! Or share with others if you must….

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 Delicious Heels~

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Let the Vitamin D in!

8 May

Hi Glamourites!

The weather the past few days has been absolutely beautiful and all I wanted to do was be outside enjoying the sunshine! If you are stuck inside doing work but you still want to enjoy those sunny days….the answer, windows!! I could not live in a house that doesn’t have any windows {or few of them}. I love to have natural light at all times and a beautiful view doesn’t hurt either. Here are some homes where they have incorporated lots of windows perfectly into the design. Let me know if you like xx Glamour Planner

Eating breakfast on a Monday morning at this table you couldn’t help but smile looking out.WindowsTable

In the bathroom it is incredibly important to have natural light for applying makeup. Often we will put on too much foundation or bronzer because we don’t have the correct lighting and when you leave the house it turns out you look like a cake!

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Sometimes cooking dinner can be a pain but when you have skylights or big windows to fill your kitchen with vitamin D it makes the job much more enjoyable!

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Okay I know you don’t want the sunrise waking you up at 5:30 in the morning which is why they invented curtains…but windows in the bedroom can be amazing and create a special place for you to wake up. Imagine how peaceful this setting would be as you great ready for bed or just want some quiet time to yourself?

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Of course windows anywhere in the house work perfectly, especially where you will be entertaining guests. It’s a great way to show off your home and where you live!

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Simply Red

31 Mar

Hello Glamourites!

Some days it’s nice to try something new, even if it’s a new lipstick, different type of hair product or whatever! Here is an extremely simple recipe for a little afternoon snack or dinner appy you can easily whip up. This can be made for two people or alter the amount and can be a perfect party tasters. Hope you enjoy and let me know any delicious quick snacks you like xx Glamour Planner

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

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INGREDIENTS

2 Medium Tomatoes
1/3 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan
Fresh Oregano
Pinch of Salt
Freshly ground Pepper
Olive Oil
DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 450 F (230 C).

Cut the tomatoes lengthwise into approximately 1/3-inch (1 cm) slices. Place them on a baking sheet. Top with Parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper (season according to your taste). Drizzle with some olive oil and bake until tomatoes are tender and the cheese is melted, for about 10-15 minutes.

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DELICIOUS HEELS~

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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 

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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!

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

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    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).

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    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!