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Sorry, my bad

17 Dec

Hello Glamourites,

My SINCEREST apologies, I’m not sure how it happened put my last semester at school somehow took up all my time! I promise to be more diligent from now on and some new years resolutions will soon be made.

I hope you all have had a wonderful fall season and are looking forward to Christmas. I know I am!!! Here are some of my favourite things to look forward to while I am home for the holidays…

sorry_sleepThe best thing about coming home after a long school semester or working is sleep. Looking forward to having no pounding alarm waking you from your peaceful slumber and being able to roll over and keep sleeping.

sorry_eatingFOOD! As a student I don’t have the biggest budget when I am away to spend on groceries which makes it extremely exciting to come home and see a fridge full of goodies. Plus all the amazing home cooked meals and luxurious holiday meals.

sorry_readingHaving time to actually read for pleasure is pure bliss. Sitting down with a good book and hot chocolate in front of the fire and losing yourself in the story takes all your problems away.

sorry_dressupAs a girl I absolutely love to dress up and Christmas is the best season for pulling out that sparkle dress and getting your heels on! It is a time where everyone has an excuse to throw a party and share the holiday cheer!

sorry_farmily My family always brings a smile to my face whatever mood I may be in and it is amazing to be surrounded by them through the whole holiday season ❤

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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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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!