Recipe Remix: The NEW Cucumber Sandwiches

I’ve recently discovered that I will always love and thoroughly enjoy cooking & inventing new things in the kitchen. Now, the only difference is that I have to incorporate what I make and eat into a new, healthier lifestyle. That doesn’t necessarily mean not eating that pasta dish that I love (because seriously, who could live without pasta), rather, finding fresh ways to make it healthier and eat less of it, for example, eating whole grain pasta instead of white, or incorporating more veggies into the dish. Also, lately, as a rule of thumb, I try to make sure that everything I eat “fits my macros,” meaning, before I eat anything, I ask myself the question, “will I be getting enough protein, fat and carbohydrates when I eat this [tray of sushi], or will I be getting too much?” I’ve had to adjust and have actually noticed a huge difference in the way I eat, because, as I’m sure you could guess, before I was getting WAY too many carbs and fats of the unhealthy kind, and not enough protein and healthy fats.

With this shift of eating habits, I’ve been trying to think of new ways to make the dishes that I love, and still enjoy the process. A couple of months ago, I posted this photo on Instagram, and you guys seemed to really like it, and that’s great, because I did, too! I’ve made it so many times since that first photo, and it hits all the factors that I want and need; it’s not super unhealthy, it’s delicious and it’s nutritious. Booya. For a long time, I’ve wanted to start a cooking series in which I take “normal” recipes and switch them up, because, to be honest, that’s how I come up with half of the food that I eat daily. So, today is the day; I’m going to start my series, which I’ve aptly named “Recipe Remix” (oh, the cheese ;)), and I’m going to start with the recipe that I created the day I posted the picture. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: the new cucumber sandwich.

Stila Lip Glaze Rainbow

Now, you know you have a lot of makeup when you can make a rainbow out of a range of products. The sad thing is, this isn’t the only “rainbow” that I can create… :/ (I might be an addict…hehe, oops!) The good news is, though, that for this one, I didn’t actually go out and buy each one individually; I was lucky enough to win the majority of them in a Makeup & Beauty Blog giveaway earlier this year (Thanks again, Karen! :D). However, it was a little gloomy this morning, and overall, I’m feeling a little glum, so I thought I would cheer myself up by making a pretty little makeup rainbow. But, what good would it be if I couldn’t share the joy with you, too, right!?

Saggy at the SAG Awards: My Picks for Best & Worst Dressed

Oh, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards, the winter formal of award show season. By that I mean, you’d obviously want to dress up if you were going to the SAGs, but it’s the more casual of the “Big 3″ (Golden Globes, SAGs & Academy Awards). It’s not quite as formal and eventful as prom, it’s more like the good times and good laughs of a house party, with semi-casual evening wear thrown in for good measure.

So, did you catch the 21st Annual SAGs last night? I did and I have to say, it looked like a good night! It seemed that all of our celeb friends and crushes seemed to be having a blast, and I can’t really say I majorly disagree with any of the big winners. I do, however, disagree with the way that some of Hollywood’s leading ladies (and gents) were dressed! Oh my, did you SEE some of those looks!? Today, I’m going to walk you through some of my favourite looks, and some of the looks that if I see again, my eyeballs might actually pop out this time (and not in a good way, either).

Fashion Friday: Heart to Heart

One of my new year’s resolutions is to continue my #FashionFriday series, and to try to do it once a month, so…this happened…

Winter Lip Favourites, Part 3: The “Statement Makers”

Happy Thursday, folks! Today I’m returning for the last day of my winter lip favourites mini-series, and let me tell you….I’ve definitely saved the best for last. Once you’ve seen these, you won’t be able to resist wearing a super dark lip one day over the weekend, or even if dark lips aren’t for you, you’ll probably want to at least give one a try, or a gander, sometime soon. Just maybe. ;)