recipe: homemade quinoa cakes

October 28th, 2019 · 5 Comments

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One bad habit that we had trouble breaking when we left New York: take out. 

On nights when we both got home late, the quick and easy thing was always to order chinese food, or thai, or sushi, or pizza, or…. you get the idea.  Sure, I had some things I could cook at home (ahem, ahem, mac and cheese), but really: no healthy options.

Living in Houston has changed all that, and I’m so incredibly grateful for it!  Because take-out isn’t as plentiful or easy here, I actually plan our dinners for the week and grocery shop on the weekends.  (I know, what a novel concept!) But it’s helped us be a lot more flexible with what we eat, and also a LOT healthier.

One of our biggest challenges has been incorporating whole grains into our diets.  Whole grains have been showed to promote heart health and lower cholesterol — and their zinc and selenium guard skin from aging and promote healthy collagen! 

And, of course, never forget veggies on this side!  I topped these with some warm marinara sauce (yum) and roasted asparagus is a delicious side and contains tons of antioxidants! 

If you’re looking for more skin-healthy recipes, Ellie Krieger, an expert nutritionist for Simple Skincare, has tons of other great recipes on the Simple Skincare website!  I can’t wait to give them all a try.

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Homemade Quinoa Cakes

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, at room temperature (this works great with leftover quinoa too!)
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Water, if needed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or clarified butter

DIRECTIONS

In a medium bowl, mix together the quinoa, eggs, cheese, garlic, and salt in a medium bowl. Form the mixture into about 12 small patties — add a little water or an extra egg if they seem too dry. 

Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-low heat.  Cook about 4-6 patties at a time, for7 to 10 minutes, until the bottoms are browned.  Gently flip the patties with a spatula and cook for an additional 7 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the skillet and allow to cool, while you repeat the progress with the rest of the patties.

Serve with pesto, marinara sauce, or drizzled with a finishing oil.

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Three Head-Turning Makeup Looks for New Year’s Eve!

December 31st, 2014 · No Comments

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I hope everyone has exciting plans for welcoming in 2015 tonight!  And if you’re looking to go glam, have I got some makeup looks for you.  From laid-back gorgeous to ultra glamazon, these three head-turning looks are perfect for breaking out your beautiful skin on the last night of the year!

Click below to see the video and try out these looks for yourself! 

Happy New Year, everyone!

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New Mom Skincare Routine!

December 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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As you guys know, getting enough sleep is tough when you’re a new mom.  So this week, I’m sharing an easy routine that will help you hit the sheets makeup free and wake up to glowing skin.

Skincare is sometimes overlooked in the bigger word of beauty but it’s the foundation of every good look. For great makeup results, you need to start with radiant, healthy skin, which can be hard when you’re a busy new mom.

Click below to watch the video I made with Simple Skincare to show my New Mom Skincare Routine!

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