A covid canadaian summer ….
Summer seems to finally be here! Its taken a while that’s for sure! Its been raining like crazy here in Vancouver but finally it seems like we have some summer! So out comes the bikini’s and summer dresses!
Day 73 in quarantine… Well things have finally starting to lighten up here as of last week. Some restaurants have opened here in Vancouver with limited seating as well as some gyms are opening up and life seems to be slowly but surely getting back to normal.
This sparked a huge interest in my going out for dinner attire LOL
My Bestie and I got to enjoy a night out last Sunday! First time out since March 7! Man did it feel amazing!!!
I wore my two piece white suit with my new rhinestone studded heels pointed toe which are very in style for summer !
We got to share nachos, I ordered a veggie burger and fries, a bottle of wine and enjoy some people watching lol PERFECTO
44 days.. Yep I cant believe it! So what have you been doing with your time? Hmmmm well.. Im going to be super honest some days I have been so productive and others, well I don’t think I’ve had this much sleep in years put it that way lol!!
But here is the thing, its OK!! Nobody can recommend how you should feel or what you should or shouldn’t be doing with everything going on. No one has been though something like this before.
My biggest thing I can say to anyone on how to live life though this is this try and stay consistent. Try and keep on a routine. Put on your makeup, do your hair, exercise , prep meals try and keep some normal. If a lazy day comes along take it and just like staying on a diet or meal plan get back on your routine the next day and move on! Don’t dwell on it.
My first ever face time Photoshoot yep just as it sounds.. Factime is on with the phographer and shes shooting thought the phone!! How to social distance and create at its finest! We wanted to create light of the “Person working from home on quarantine ” LOL!! Comfy in my http://www.straptapparel.com shorts while looking like business as usual, little did the boss see wine in my mug on the desk instead of java hahah
Anyways that totally brighten my spirits and made my day the photographer the lovely Kate Jensen photography from Calgary alberta !! Shes fantastic ! You can check her work out here http://katejensenphotography.com
I know alot of you have been cooking and baking which is fantastic!! There are so many meals and desert ideas to chose from to make I sometimes just end up going back to the basics casue I know what works. I have been playing with my Ninja https://www.ninjakitchen.com/air-fryers/
Im not paid too say this I just love this thing so much! Chicken seriously cooks like a dream!! 4 chicken breasts marinated in one of my favourite spice packs I follow on Instagram- Tasty!
12 minutes at 390 and the chicken are cooked to perfection , crispy on the out side and juicy on the inside! Add a side salad bam your done! I dont know why but I was craving chicken soup yesterday so I decided to look though my pantry and see what I could come up with.
Again one thing I have found about being on quarantine is that everything is being used in the pantry and Im creating dishes that are not only healthy and tasy but are good on the pocket book. Here’s what I did for money saving healthy chicken soup!
- With the chicken Brest I cooked up already I cut two pieces into small cubes
- 2 containers of low soduim chicken broth
- 4 large carrots
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 celery stock
- 1/3 cup butter
- 4 tbs. Rosemary
- 5 Bay leafs
- 1 Cup Marconi noodles cooked
- Sea Salt
Dice up veggies and add to large pot with butter . Brown veggies in butter. Add chicken, rosemary, chicken broth, bay leafs and sea salt. Let simmer for 15 mins. Add in macaroni noodles and simmer again for 10 mins. DONE!!! its sooo yummo!!
Anyways I hope you try it and let me know what you think! Dont get down on yourself, keep consistent and keep going!
Day 33 Of Quarantine life…
I know like most, I have my good productive days and some days when I dont even get out of my pyjamas. I really dont know how to feel or react and Im trying my best not to watch the news 24/7 just to keep a positive head space. Im not gonna go on and on about it because we are all in the same boat together but it definitely is hard some days!! I miss my family so much I miss hugging my friends and just the simple things like going fro a dinner or getting a coffee and sitting down to scroll through Instagram on my phone. This is all so minor in what is really going on out there and what other people are having to deal with my thoughts and prayers go out to you all that have lost someone in this time 🙁
So on a positive note I have started my posing/fitness page (Private group ) on Facebook where I have been posing workouts, posing tips and trying to keep everyone motivated 🙂 Please email me if you want to be added !! Love to have you!
I’ve also been using my https://www.ninjakitchen.com/air-fryers/
Pretty much any chance I get lol! I swear by it when it comes to making the best chicken and turkey balls ever! Honestly best gift ever!! I will have more recipes for you guys soon too for the other NINJA air fryer lovers out there!
One amazing this that has been so much fun and where I feel like im my old self again, having a motorcycle on the road again! My husband bought his dream bike late last year and the deal was I would get his old bike. I threw insurance on the Yamaha 1700cc pulled my car off the road and been riding every day! I cant get enough. Most freeing feeling ever and our total passion we share together. In my happy place again!
I have been experimenting with different Spa bowl ideas and I really loved this comb ! Bonus there is so much of it you can easily have it for a few meals! Plus you can have it totally vegan or add a meat I used Turkey since I cooked one for Easter for just the two of us so heeps of left overs! So here is what you need :
- Half a red cabbage shredded
- 2 large golden beats pealed and shredded
- 1 head of kale chopped finally
- 5 large radishes pealed and chopped finally
- 1 zucchini chopped
- 1 can of Black eye peas
- 1 Can corn
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 3 tsp. green olives
I kept all the greens separate and brown rice beans and corn in a different dish that way when you build it, it will last longer! Top with a low fat Italian dressing and your done!!
Low in cals and packed with protein !
Now the cookies …
My best friend is obsessed with chocolate chip cookies and she is celiac so its hard to find a good chewy cookie that isnt super dry! Well I perfected one just for her! & when this is all over Im going to personality delivery them! Here is how top make them 🙂 The recipe will also be on the app portion of my app as well for you guys to have 🙂 The Macros will be on the app portion so dont forget to download it if you haven’t already!
Preheat oven to 400 Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown
- 1 Cup Coconut flour
- 1 Cup Oatmeal
- 1 Scoop Quattro vanilla protein powder
- 1/3 Cup maple syrup
- 1/2 Margin melted
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 chocolate chips
Roll into 1 inch balls and slightly press down onto cookie sheet.
Bake and enjoy!!!! I hope you guys stay safe and keep up the positive vibes!! If you make any of my recipes please tag me I love to see ill repost on my end 🙂
How many days are we into this quarantine for now??? Feels like forever ugh!! But I don’t wanna dampen the the day any more, so I hope this can shed a little light into your next grocery shop.
I wanted to share a few staples that I have on my grocery list that I find super budget Friendly and is still high on the nutritional count! This little picture all added up comes to $105 Canadian but I can guarantee you it can get a few good meals out of it!
- 1 Cup Oatmeal / 1 scoop Quattro protein powder http://www.hardmagnum.com 1/3 cup apple sauce all mixed up is how I start most days (adding a bit of cinnamon to the mix, an extra yummy taste)
- Once a week I usually cut up a huge Tupperware https://www.starfrit.com/en/lock-lock-easy-match-18-piece-set container of veggies to snack on at any moment (celery, radishes,mushrooms,carrots,cucumber)
- Too add to my veggies I typically use half my plain greek yogurt and create a veggie dip out of it by simply using a http://www.oh-my-spice.com of my choice to add to it to make a low sodium dip (Pizza flavor is my fav ) big surprise.
- Wraps are a staple in our house usually adding chicken, turkey or some sort of mixed bean medley to them. Mixed Bean wrap I will mix a can of lentils and black beans along with around 8 tbsp. of sweet chilli sauce along with a few cut veggies. Heat it up and roll it in a wrap! Delicious !!!
- My CannonBalls http://mrscannonskitchen.com/cannon-balls/ a staple snack in the freezer however we are soo low at the moment due to the virus and production on them has completely stopped because of it 🙁 I promise when all this crap is over you’ll see a brand new awesome mixes!So please stay tuned and bare with me! Also http://www.meridianmeats.com still has a few bags to grab!
- Can tuna,how can you go wrong lol High in protein and easy! Again add to a wrap or make into a potato tuna salad – 4 cooked potatoes cut up into small pieces, can of tuna drained, 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar(i love white wine vinegar https://bertolli.ca/ its sooo good to flavor with and no cals and no sodium! Sea salt and pepper and done!
No yolks pasta is a fav of mine since well I was a kid.https://www.instagram.com/noyolksnoodles/
My mom would always buy it and now I do too. No saturated fats, no cholesterol and low in carbs. I will usually make a turkey pasta with this – 1 pound ground turkey cooked, sea salt and pepper, 5 tbsp. of “everything spice” by my Oh my spice, 1 can of diced tomatoes, one yellow onion diced, diced up green pepper let simmer for 15 minutes or while noodles are boiling. Scoop out one cup noodles pour turkey mix on top and chow down! So easy!
So there ya go for this week on meals! I hope you try my little list of goodies!! As always you can download my app in the pp store for free and subscribe to it for one time only of $2.99
Chat soon! Be kind and don’t hoard all the toilet paper ! you don’t poop that much !