Tag Archives: Eat

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

Enjoy the little things! mmm pineapple smilepainapple

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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Cookie Update

1 Jun

Hello Glamourites! I thought I would give you an update on my little cookie stand I have set up on the trail beside my house. It has been out there every afternoon for over a week now and I think people are starting to notice it! I have been slowly making additions and trying to make it the best it can be. I’ve ordered custom cards that give my name, email and web site which gives it a little more of a professional look and I think people like to put a name to something. I would love to start doing individual orders for customers for parties; I plan to expand beyond cookies to include cupcakes and cakes! You never know where something may lead, go give it a try. Picture below of my new cards attached to the cookie packaging 🙂        xx Glamour Planner photo 3 photo 4 photo 1 (1) Let me know if you any comments or suggestions for me! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Good Old Homemade

1 Oct

Hello Glamourites!

There are so many baking recipes on my wish list to make but I never seen to have the time or enough people who will eat it all! One thing I always find intriguing was trying to make my own homemade ice cream. Ice cream is something everyone likes and there are so many different and unique flavours you can create. I suppose it makes sense to start off with the basic good old vanilla ice cream, which don’t get me wrong I still love! Have any of you tried making ice cream and what neat flavours? xx Glamour Planner                                                   Thanks for the recipe to Fool Proof Living!

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise
  • 1 ¾ cups heavy cream
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar – divided
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 large egg yolks

Instructions

  1. Place the heavy cream, vanilla bean, seeds, milk, corn syrup and ¼ cup of sugar in a saucepan. Heat it over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until it registers 175 °F, 9-10 minutes. Remove it from the heat.
  2. Whisk egg yolks and ¼ cup of sugar in bowl until smooth.
  3. Slowly whisk 1 cup of the hot milk mixture in to the egg yolk mixture. (If you do it fast you may end up with cooked eggs.)
  4. Return mixture in to the pan and heat it, stirring constantly, until it thickens and reaches to 180 °F. This takes less than 10 minutes.
  5. Pour the hot mixture into a glass bowl and let it cool outside, until it is no longer steaming.
  6. Place 1 cup of the mixture into a small bowl.
  7. Cover both bowls with stretch film.
  8. Place the reserved 1-cup mixture in freezer and the other bowl in refrigerator. Let it cool for at least for 4 hours or overnight.
  9. Remove them from freezer and refrigerator. Scrape the frozen custard mixture into the custard in the big bowl. Stir it until it completely dissolves.
  10. Strain this custard through a fine-mash strainer. Transfer in to the bowl of the ice cream maker.
  11. Churn it until it registers 21 °F, for 20-25 minutes.
  12. Transfer it to an airtight container. Press firmly to remove any air pockets. Place it in the freezer and freeze it until it is firm, at least 4 hours.
  13. Take it out 5 – 10 minutes before serving to make it easily “scoopable”

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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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Purplelicious

7 Aug

Hello Glamourites,

Since August has hit I have realized I haven’t been totally watching how “healthy” I have been eating. It is just TOO tempting to eat all these yummy, greasy, sweet and juicy foods that aren’t necessarily good for you, unfortunately. Obviously my will power hasn’t been strong enough and hey, it’s summer, why not enjoy the delicious things in life! If you are wanting to have something that is tasty but will make you feel better about what you are eating try this smoothie. It is packed with nutritious ingredients and is very refreshing for the hot summer days.  Let me know what you think…and of course the shoe pick as well! xx Glamour Planner

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Prep time        Total Time

10 mins            10 mins

Ingredients

  • ½ of a frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup of frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup of nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ scoop (about 2 tablespoons) of sugar-free vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup of nonfat milk

Instructions

  1. Place banana and blueberries in a blender and allow to thaw about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. If it’s too thick to blend easily, add a little extra milk, about a tablespoon at a time.
  4. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 230 Fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 35g Sugar: 25g Sodium: 160mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 21g Cholesterol: 6mg

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There’s more than chocolate

27 Jun

Hello Glamourites,

I realized most of my food posts have been all chocolate or associated with dessert  and I should really broaden that and show I do like other foods. My next big thing after chocolate would probably be breads, buns, baguettes anything bread related I can’t resist! Here is a recipe I found from Carpe Season for dinner rolls which seems not too complicated for homemade buns. Enjoy and make something tasty for yourself tonight xx

Half Time Buns

(yields 30 buns)

INGREDIENTS

3 and 3/8 tsp. active dry yeast (equal to 1 1/2 [1/4-oz] packets)

1/4 + 1/8 c. warm water*

1/2 c. vegetable shortening, melted

1 1/8 c. milk scalded**

3/4 c. cold water

1/2 tbsp. salt

3 eggs

6 c. all purpose flour

cooking spray

**To scald milk, place milk in a a heavy-bottomed sauce pan over medium heat. Stirring almost continually, heat until it begins to froth around the edges and then remove from heat.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water by stirring slightly. You are looking for the mixture to bubble and froth a bit (that’s how you know your yeast is ready for action; if this doesn’t happen, start over. Your water may have been too hot or cold). Set mixture aside.

2. In a large bowl, mix melted shortening and sugar. Add scaled milk and cold water; let sit until it is lukewarm, then add yeast mixture. Add 2 c. of flour, beating well with a mixer. Then thoroughly beat in the eggs. At this point, ditch the mixer for a wooden spoon, and stir in the remaining flour. I found that to get the flour incorporated, I had to turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it a bit, using a little more flour to keep it from sticking to my hands. The dough will feel wetter and sticker and thicker than you think it should, but press on!

3. Heat oven to 200*. Turn oven off after it reaches this heat.

4. Once the flour is totally incorporated, spray your bowl with cooking spray and spread it around the bowl with a paper towel. Shape dough into a rough ball and return to your lightly greased bowl. Cover with a flour-sprinkled towel.

5. Place covered dough bowl into your heated oven. (which has been turned off)

6. Let it rise until doubled. Punch it down with oiled hands. Form dough into buns (sized bigger than a golf ball, smaller than a tennis ball) and place buns onto greased baking sheets. Cover with floured towels and let rise again until doubled (heat oven again to 200*, offed it, and let the buns rise again in the warm oven; allow for 30-45 minutes).

7. If using your oven to let the buns rise, remove from oven and preheat oven to 350*.

8. Bake buns for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

9. If serving immediately, brush tops with butter. If saving or !freezing!, save this step until ready to serve.

Topping options: butter! cinnamon-sugar! brown-sugar! garlic salt!

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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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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!