Thursday, February 16

Got protein?

We have been eating a lot more protein in our house lately so Ive been doing a lot more prep work in the kitchen.  Ive been told that making sure you get enough protein (no longer than 3 hrs apart) really kicks your metabolism into high gear. Who doesn't want that!

Check out this pin!

It works!!! Ive been cooking in large batches lately and it was such a time saver throwing the warm chicken in the kitchen aid mixer.

I said large batches! I find myself really enjoying different foods that I didnt really care for a few years ago. Hard boiled eggs are an awesome, super fast, good source of protein and yummy too. No worries, its the 'good' cholesterol. I did struggle with the peeling process, I could peel quick but they didn't look so perfect. I tried just about everything except using old eggs. I added a little salt and vinegar in the cooking process as well as running them under cold water and dropping them in an ice bath. Hopefully practice makes perfect.

Friday, February 10

Oh pinterest!

Okay so it's been awhile and I 100% blame pinterest. I originally wanted to blog to keep my recipes and fun ideas organized so I could go back to them if I wanted. Hence, pinterest. A glorious pin board to do exactly that. Not to mention the exploring, creativity, and decision making wonders it entails.

Well now that Lee and I have relocated I have some extra time on my hands. I thought it might be fun to share all of the things I find on pinterest that I actually attempt to do. Not to mention some projects I've done and some great nutrition/recipes I don't want to forget.

I'll start with that pin everyone has seen with the plastic baggy on your shower head. Since we just moved into a new place I figured I should give it a go.

-1/3 cup baking soda
-1 cup white vinegar
-1 plastic bag
- they said twisty tie but I used a rubberband

I will say watching the baking soda mix with the vinegar was fun, I did mine slowly over the sink. However, I'm not sure if it made any difference with my shower head. Maybe it wasn't dirty enough because the flow already seemed fine, I just wanted to try for fun.

Something else I have tried and well still perfecting is the sock bun technique for curly/wavy hair. What can I say, I never do my hair and if I'm going out I still only spend five minutes or so. Don't get me wrong I still try and look cute, I just find the quickest way to do so.

This is supposed to be a no heat method and something you should sleep in. I had the most trouble rolling my hair up in the sock.

I think next time I'm going to try this no heat method instead