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Yummm, NEW RECIPE ALERT!! I like the sound of Sundays…..

In At home cooking, bedroom, birthday girl, clean food, decor galore, family, fitness, giveaway!, GPP FITNESS, Never perfect, new faves, popular recipes, Raw food, Sunday funday, Uncategorized, yoga, zumba On July 15, 2013 0 Comments

Happy Sunday lovelies!!!!

It is a mighty HOT one today! Up bright and early this A.M. And ready for a packed day:) first things first, COFFEE! Then, tidy up the house. The folks are stopping by today… After scarfing down 1/2 a quest bar and pounds of fresh cut watermelon, I headed to my favorite Sunday hotspot, the Farmer’s Market.

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Went a lil kookoo:) Always buying more than I actually need. I’m back to juicing, so I made sure to lots of greens and fruits.

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Best part about the Farmer’s, are the fresh flowers! Today, I picked up 4 bunches of beautiful dahlias. They’re literally in every room now…until, of course, I forget to change the water, and they all wilt. Lol. The worst, I am.

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But aren’t they stunning! The color is outrageous! They don’t let off any kind of smell, but whatever. I’ve got plenty of candles:)

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Oh, yes….there was a new lady in town selling her homemade RAW cashew cheese. I tried it, and of course had to buy it. It was delicious. I’ve always loved the raw lifestyle, and incorporate it into my day to day diet as much as possible. Although I don’t think I could ever be fully raw, like…everrrr, I like the idea of its principles sometimes:) part-time. Lol

Nary Dairy is produced by a husband/wife team out of the Chefs Center in Pasadena, offering the “The cream of the Non-Dairy crop” with plenty of delicious cashew cheese flavors to choose from. It’s seriously a nice alternative! Loving them!

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I’ve been throwing in a small beet in my morning juices, so I bought a bunch this morning to stock up. Anyway, you know the green leaves coming out of the beet? Well, I used to always cut that bit off, and toss it. Wtf. I guess I just thought it was good for nothin’. Poor beet greens, so misunderstood:(

WellllllI….I finally found a way to not let any of it go to waste! And guess what!? It’s the bommmmbbbbbb!

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Nutty Garlicky Sauteed Beet Greens
 
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A delicious way to enjoy Beet greens! But the bitterness with loads of flavor! Yummmmm
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Serves: 3-4

Ingredients
  • 2-3 big bunches Beet greens with some stem(washed thoroughy)
  • 2 whole galic cloves
  • 1 large Shallot
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp organic honey or a few drops stevia
  • 1-2 tsp sesame seeds ( as desired)
  • salt & pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions
  1. Rinse beet greens very well.
  2. In a medium skillet or wok, heat 1 tbsp coconut oil on low-med heat.
  3. *Add thinly sliced shallot. Sautee until soft.
  4. *Add clean beet greans.
  5. *Salt, Pepper, & spicy pepper NOW.
  6. *Raise temp to Medium.
  7. *Add water, honey, and vinegar, and sautee for 5-7 minutes.
  8. *Add garlic last.
  9. *Once sauteed to desired softness, stir in sesame seeds.

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Today’s WOD was GPP FITNESS, Cardio Tababta.
Lets just say…it was gnarly. I did this at home before heading out for the day, and because I don’t have a row machine, I subbed that move for back rows with a theraband. Try this one out, it’s awesome! 8 rounds of each move for 20 sec work/ 10 sec rest.

If you don’t know what a move is. Don’t worry. On their site, you can click on the excessive, and it immediately takes you to YouTube, where everything is explained to you very quick and efficiently.
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All of the above went down before 11:30 this A.M. Nonstop!
Time to relax:) Mom and Pop picked me up, and we headed to Santa Monica to celebrate this pretty’s 1st BIRTHDAY!!!!! My baby cousin Emma:) she’s perfect!
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We took Wilbur, and all hung out at the park. Everyone was out. Love it. We BBQed and enjoyed fun and laughs. Um, I ate a lot today, oh, and I had cake. There! Lol. ( Making up for it tomorrow)
Aunt to the left…Mom to the right.
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This is what I’ve got to say to today!
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So, as you know, I’ve been dying to set up a home office upstairs since I moved here, and I’ve finally set er’ up! How bout that desk!
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I am sooooo stoked! Well, really, it’s a dining table converted to a desk;) lol. Coming along ladies! Such an organized lady now, I mean…..
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SUNDAY FAVES….

Completely consumed with summer scents lately. My new Archipelago pine-apple candle is unreal! So fresh and sweet, I wanna eat it up. So here’s a tip…I purchased this one, along with many others on Gilt.com. Have you heard of it!? It’s an amazing site constantly offering amazing discounts on named brand stuff. They always, I mean, ALWAYS have fantastic prices on candles. So, when I see a sale going on…I loose my shit, and buy like 6 candles at a time. Usually about 50% off.
What you need to do:
SIGN UP: www.gilt.com
CREATE: a username & password
And start gettin’ those deals amigas!

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New fitness fave… COREPOWER YOGA.
I got really into while in Canada, so when I got back, I decided to give them a try. They are just a few blocks from my house, but check out their site, they’ve got studios everywhere. It’s mostly heated yoga, but offer non heated as well, and have amazing hours. I’m takin’ from 6:00 am to 9:00 p.m. I’ve been going probably 3 times a week, and feel incredible.
As a new student, they offer 1 week free as a trail. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Ok, sooooo….I was supposed to quit my addiction to sugar free gum….but I decided to quit quitting…. ๐Ÿ˜‰
I died and went to heaven when I saw this new flavor at target. Saw it…bought it…chewed it…loved it. The struggle is real.
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Ahhhh, well that does it. As my fab Sunday comes to an end…. I now am headed to get an hour massage at Foot Inspiration, and then back home to start thinking up some new Zumba routines for my babes!

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Ohhhhh! Don’t forget about this ridiculous opportunity! Win a 2 month supply of Ultimate Flora probiotics! Enter here!!!!!
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Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I’m off tomorrow;) yippeeeeeee!
Xoxo. Love u all.

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Happy BORN day to meeeeee!!

In birthday girl, circuit, Dinner dates, friends, life, Uncategorized On February 1, 2013 3 Comments

Hey guys! How are y’all!? My cleanse is over and I’m back to share my very special BORN day with you! Proud to say that it’s my last year of my 20’s! The big 29.
Someone told me yesterday that once you hit thirty, to watch for a shift. That I will definitely will feel a difference. Whatever the f*#k that’s supposed to mean. Al I know is, that I feel FANTASTIC! I say BRING IT 30! I have a good feeling in my belly right now with all the good vibes coming my way for the year.

This morning I woke up super early. Not kidding, like 4:30. Waking up is my favorite part of the day.

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I’ve got great news! I finally learned to make and post videos! I’m such a dork. Please excuse the not-so-cuteness.
You’re getting me fresh faced today chicks!
This video is totally armature, but I wanted to share with you guys, my favorite circuit work out.
It’s quick, effective, and the best part is, that you can do it right in your living room before getting ready for work. Sometimes my schedule is so crazy that I can’t set apart much time to hit the gym, so these type of workouts are best to get that heart rate up.
Work your way up to doing this 2-3 times and you’ll thank me;)

mobile from Paula @ From Fries To Fit on Vimeo.

BREAKFAST:

Leftover homemade Flax Banana Protein Squares

Espresso with frothed unsweetened almond milk.

Spoonful of almond butter

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I got a sweet morning surprise this morning at work… My mom stopped by the salon to say hi, and brought me a cute little bag of goodies. Including a really great night cream I’ve been eyeing by ROC.

Of course mid morning, I snacked on some yummy raw trail mix from home.

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Love my sweet clients! Today was full of surprises, my goodness! Look at this! Wine, pasta, sauce, a gorgeous pasta bowl!

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Today, I was actually glad to have a super slow day because I got to play all day! Mom came, then 2 of my great girlfriends came, I loved it! Gennina brought baby Joseph, who is sooooo good btw! Such a happy baby, never cried once, all day!

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I gave them both haircuts, and we cracked up for like 3 hours! Luckily there was no one else downstairs working, so we got the whole floor to ourselves!

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We like to “high five and low five” ๐Ÿ˜‰

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They took out to lunch to this great Italian cafe across the street from the salon called Il Tramezzino. It was sooooo good!
We shared a great tuna chopped salad.
A panini with baked Brie,tomatoes, arugula, and some other goodness
And another panini with buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, tomato
Big ol’ CHEAT day for me today kids.

Bread all over the place, not to mention the dessert we shared.

Tiramisu…oh yeah. So worth it. Give in a little;)

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Gorgeous day out in Beverly Hills! We sat outside and people watched like creeps while eating. Lol, so fun.

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I had to post these pics of us with joseph. We were dragging him along all of Beverly Hills. Lol. He was so great!

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Aunties ๐Ÿ™‚

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Super stoked on my new Bass Knuckles hat that Gennina brought for me! Love supporting friends companies! Check it out if your guy is into fishing! Super cool gear.

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My amazing co works took me to dinner! My favorite local Argentinian grill, LALA’s is where it’s at!
Bomb food and sangria!

They have a great outdoor patio with heat lamps, so it was super cozy.
My carb-o-load didn’t stop at lunch, the bread baskets and chimichurri just kept on comin’.
Once everyone arrived, we ordered empanadas for everyone to share. (Probably my favorite food of all time).
I ordered a skirt steak with salad. It was out of this world. I haven’t had red meat since the cleanse and I could tell my craving was gnarly. Lol. I was like an animal, I could smell that shit coming right outta the oven!

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Ohhhhhhh dessert number 2…. Chocolate mousse cake. Happiest 29 year old in the world.
Thanks to everyone who made my day super special! Love you all!

Now…..what to do for Super Bowl Sunday???hmmm…..

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