If you love shoes, you have to love Charlotte Olympia! The half-Brazilian, half- English designers creations are inspired by the glamour of the 1940′s! Her designs are creative, wacky, and will always make a statement! Do you remember her banana/fruit shoes, totally B-A-N-A-N-A-S, right?!? She is also known for her cat shoes! Well, her designs are constantly evolving and her shoes make the perfect statement to any outfit! Her 2013 Cruise Line is AH-MAZING! I don’t own a pair of her shoes yet, but I definitely plan on adding a pair to my collection. TGIF!!!
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Oh my gosh!!! I have to share with you my new favorite yogurt! Who has tried siggi’s Icelandic style skyr strained non-fat yogurt? If you have not tried it I recommend it pronto! If you are wondering what “skyr” is, like I was I am hear to explain…it is the traditional yogurt of Iceland. It is made by incubating skim milk with live active cultures. The water naturally found in milk called whey, is strained away to make for a much thicker, creamier, concentrated yogurt. Thus, to make just one cup of skyr, with all that water going out, you need 3 to 4 times the amount of milk required to make one cup of regular yogurt. This process lends itself to 2 to 3 times the protein count than that found regular yogurt. This is yogurt is truly amazing! One of my favorite things about siggi’s is you can read and pronounce every ingredient, there is no mystery to siggi’s!
My favorite way to enjoy yogurt is to add fresh berries with a sprinkle of slivered almonds. Don’t be afraid to add to your favorite yogurt…nuts, berries, dried fruit, granola, etc. they all make delicious toppings. Visit your local market and try siggi’s yogurt; they come in a seven amazing flavors including: (1) blueberry (2) orange and ginger (3) plain (4) pomegranate and passion fruit (5) acai (6) grapefruit (7) vanilla. Some old and some new very original flavors…you won’t be disappointed! Enjoy!
This is an easy healthy breakfast that can last you all week. The quality and quantity of the protein in oats is far superior to that of wheat and most other grains. One ounce of oats has twice the protein of corn flakes or wheat. But the most important nutritional advantage is soluble fiber. Oat kernels look very much like wheat in structure. They have an outer covering of bran which protects the starchy endosperm and the germ that sits at the bottom of the grain. Because the oat kernel is soft, the nutritious bran is not removed. Whole grain oats contain seven B vitamins, vitamin E, and nine minerals, including iron and calcium. Now do you realize why this is such a wonderful breakfast food, plus the antioxidants you receive by adding berries makes for a well rounded nutritional breakfast! This is so simple…
For Steel Cut Oatmeal
1 cup steel cut oats
4 ¼ cups water
½ tsp salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2T of Organic Agave
Optional: Raisins and Cranraisins optional. Add fresh blackberries and raspberries! Yum-Oh!
Boil water of medium-high heat add salt and bring to a boil. Once at a boil add steal cut oats 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract, and optional raisins or cranraisins. Stir the ingredients together and place the lid on the pot; cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Once the oats have fully absorbed the water and are cooked through and stir in 2 tablespoons of Organic Agave. Top with fresh berries and serve!Read More
This is a easy and wonderful dessert. My husband made these for me for Valentines Day and they were perfect! (Good job babe!) If you love fruit and chocolate (and who doesn’t?) then you will love my chocolate covered strawberries with a white chocolate drizzle. You only need four ingredients! Plump juicy organic strawberries, organic milk chocolate or dark chocolate, and organic white chocolate, and oil. Start by thoroughly washing one pound of strawberries and pat dry. In a glass microwave safe bowl (or you can use a double boiler on your stove top) heat 16 oz. of milk or dark chocolate and 1 T of canola oil (or oil of your choice) for 1 minute. Dip each strawberry individually and place on a foiled lined baking sheet. Once the chocolate has set on the strawberries, take another glass microwave safe bowl (or you can use a double boiler on your stove top) and heat 8 oz. of white chocolate 1 T of canola oil (or oil of your choice) for 1 minute. Poor the white chocolate into a pastry bag or you can use plastic bag, squeeze chocolate into the corner and snip a very small piece off the corner. Drizzle the white chocolate in a back and forth motion over each chocolate strawberry. Place the baking sheet of strawberries in the ice box to cool and set.
Food Tip: The oil added to the chocolate keeps the chocolate smooth and silky and gives it a pretty sheen.
1 pound of strawberries
16 oz of milk or dark chocolate
8 oz of white chocolate
2 T of canola oil