Updates

Hey everyone! GUESS WHAT?!

• I started working out again!!! I’m such a work out yoyo-er it’s honestly ridiculous.

• I’ve started eating egg whites. This is huge because I LOVE yolk. But it’s an easy baby step toward being healthier :’(

• I am still unemployed-ish. Currently freelancing around… I have a lot of skills so if you are in need, or know anyone in need, of social media/PR/marketing PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME!

• I am thinking about starting a VLOG! Because it’s more fun to watch videos than read posts. It’s also kind of easier for all my fellow lazy readers out there.

Okay that’s all for now! xx

Juicing for Lazies: Round 1

Skill level: Novice

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Juice Juice Juice

This is what I started off with… Unfortunately the orange and grapefruit were molding inside because I waited too long until I got around to using them :( Sad… Huge waste! One of my vices.
Also, you’ll notice the carrots are sprouting. Apparently it’s okay to use them if you wash and peel them.

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Post-wash prepping

1. Wash everything
2. Figure out grapefruit and orange are molding, toss (you probably won’t have to go through this)
3. Peel lime
4. Peel carrots, cut in half (not pictured)
5. Cut apples in half (unless they will fit in your juicer whole)
6. Compost the remains (if you can)

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Foamy AF

I bought this juicer on Amazon. It was pretty cheap, probably not the best out there which explains why the juice turns out so separated/foamy.

TIP: You’re supposed to clean the blade/strainer basket and bowl between each juice flavor so the flavors don’t mix (but I never do, of course, because I’m lazy. And if you’re reading this blog you probably won’t either).

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Straining

I need to buy one of those little strainers, but for now I’m improvising and using two colanders for now to help with get rid of the foam.

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Kind of ugly, but you get it!

Left: Apple Ginger Juice
• 6 Gala apples, ginger

Middle: Carrot Ginger Juice
• 5 medium carrot sticks, ginger

Right: Green Apple Lime Ginger Juice
• 1 granny smith apple, 1 lime, ginger

This should give you an idea of how much fruit/veggies you need to produce x amount of juice! As you can see, you kind of need a lot of produce to get a lot of juice… It gets kind of expensive if the items aren’t on sale!

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Clean up, clean upppp

The WORST part about juicing is cleaning the juicer. This is definitely what keeps me from doing it more often.

TIP: Put a plastic bag in the pulp basket to easily get the pulp out of there. Empty the pulp into your compost or trash can then recycle the plastic bag!

The juice keeps for about 3 days. I read that it’s better to fill the juice to the top of the jars!

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Gyro-ish

Not quite a gyro, not quite sure what to call it. Recipe by my boyfriend, C!
Cost: ~$6 for 3 of these bad boys (assuming you have all the spices already)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Skill level: Advanced beginner (only because of the chicken)

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Wanna be gyro

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Secret sauce ingredients

Sauce Ingredients:
• Plain greek yogurt
• Salt – only a little
• Pepper – season until desired
• Thyme – season until desired
• Garlic powder – season until desired
• Lime juice – 1/2 lime
• Fish sauce – 3/4 tablespoon
• Cilantro – finely chopped

Sauce instructions:
1. Mix ingredients into yogurt
2. Store in air tight container to keep fresh for later use!
** Sauce should be good for 3-5 days. Throw out if it smells or looks funky

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Chicken spices

Chicken spices:
• Salt
• Pepper
• Cayenne pepper
• Oregano
• Basil
• Parsley
• Thyme
• Garlic powder
• Olive oil (I usually use a spray)
• Chicken tenderloin (or breast, but we used tenderloin)

Chicken instructions:
1. Wash chicken
2. Season chicken with ingredients above for 15 minutes or longer
3. Grill chicken on stove or grill (we used a George Foreman) for 10-15 minutes until center is white (cut it to make sure or use a meat thermometer)
4. Remove from grill, cut into pieces

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Mmmm chicken

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Wanna be bread

Extra ingredients:
• Lettuce – chopped
***I actually like to use arugula but I didn’t have any at this time :)
• Green onions – chopped
• Red onions – chopped and grilled
• Sandwich slims – toasted
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Nomz

Voila!

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Sorry…

Apologies for being MIA yet again. WOW it’s been awhile!

Updates:
• I was galavanting around Europe for 4 months.
• I graduated from the best university in the world (UT) in May!
• I am now unemployed (ish).

Which means… I will be updating again!

xx
H

Rando Food I Made This Week

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Dinner for 2

Shaken Beef -
1. Cut beef into cubes
2. Cook beef until grey on high heat
3. Throw in oyster sauce, soy sauce, black pepper
4. Mix
5. Cook for 1 minute
6. Remove from heat

Market Stuffed Clams – Sprouts (probably not healthy but they were on sale and I wanted to try them)

Fresh corn – grilled in the oven and cut from the cob, seasoned with pepper and garlic salt

Spring mix – probably organic

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Homemade Chipotle 

Homemade “Chipotle” Salad Ingredients:
• Spring Mix
• Ground turkey – cooked
• Tomato – chopped
• Corn – fresh, roasted in oven, cut from cob
• Avocado – sliced
• Salsa – got mine from Sprouts
• Sour cream – fat free, or sub Greek yogurt

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Chicken and salad

Basically ingredients for the Chipotle salad above with baked chicken!

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I’m baaaack!

Sorry for the super long hiatus! I’ve been back “home” for a few weeks now and I’ve decided to start posting again because I’ve been making some awesome food I want to share. I really need to learn how to take better pictures of food lol. Also, I’m still living in the same apartment as last year that has the terrible kitchen lighting so my pictures will still be ugly :( womp womp. Anyway! Thanks for reading!

Hey!

Wow I can’t believe people still look at this thing. Sorry I’ve been MIA y’all! I’ve been in LA working and chillin. Lovin it. Still meal prepping and working on my fitness over here (who isn’t), but no time to document it all! I’ll get back on it when I return to Austin. Hopefully… Anyway, thanks for coming by  :)

Monster Meal Prep – April 22

This is going to be a busy week for me, so I finally prepped MOST of my meals… It’s hard for me to prep all of them because I don’t have good tupperware so my food isn’t as fresh after a few days. I really need to make the investment and just go ahead and buy the the good tupperware!

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Part of what a REAL meal prep should look like. This is only for half of my week.

SORRY FOR THE UGLY PICTURE!!! Terrible lighting in my kitchen…

Top left corner: pork ribs my mom made

Middle left: quinoa

Bottom left corner: tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, lemon juice, pepper, salt

Top middle: 1 large sweet potato (cubed) and sweet onion hash

Left middle: Avocado chicken salad pockets with mandarin oranges

Right middle: Baked chicken with sweet potato quinoa hash

Right: Spinach salad with cucumber, tomato, shredded carrots, baked chicken

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Sweet Potato, Spinach and Quinoa Hash

Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato
Spinach
Quinoa
1 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Salt
Pepper

Cooking Instructions:
1. In a skillet over medium heat, warm 1 teaspoon coconut oil
2. Saute cubed sweet potato for about 5 minutes
3. Cover skillet and cook sweet potatoes until desired softness
4. Stir in spinach, garlic, pinch of salt, desired amount of pepper
5. Saute until spinach is wilted.
6. Add 1 cup of cooked quinoa and heat through.

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Salad Pocket

Ingredients:
• Salad pocket
• Hummus
• Spinach
• Avocado
• Chicken

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Cantaloupe with Greek yogurt, blackberries, and crushed almonds

Cooking Instructions:
1. Cut cantaloupe in half
2. Scoop out the seeds
3. Fill with yogurt
4. Add crushed almonds
5. Add blackberries (or any berries)

This was pretty hard to eat actually. The juice kept squirting everywhere! I guess that’s what I get for taking the lazy way and digging the fruit out with a spoon. Maybe next time I’ll just cut the cantaloupe up and add the other stuff on top…

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I won this awesome Life Factory water bottle from a raffle at the Earth Day Carnival at my school! Woo!

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!!! But remember, every day is Earth Day.

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Mother’s Meal Prep – April 15

 

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This week’s meal prep brought to you by my mother! I visited home last weekend and she packed some food for me. My parents are actually vegetarians now but my mom cooks me meat because she knows I’m not a veg.

Top left corner: Ginger chicken

Top right corner: Brown rice with quinoa

Bottom left corner: Egg noodles with chicken and stir fried veggies (broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, spinach)

Bottom right corner: Stir fried tofu with tomatoes and green onions (my favorite!!!)

Er… no recipes for them (yet). She makes these pretty often so check back for a future post with recipe details!

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