As of right now I am still eating a Paleo diet. I have been adding a safe starch maybe once or twice a week to pick up more carbs because I feel so fatigued all the time. So I guess it could be argued that I'm not eating Paleo! Oh well. Until I can get tested for adrenal fatigue or get further testing on hormone imbalances I have decided I might just be the kind of person that needs a little bit more than just 10% (or lower) of carbs a day.
I found this recipe on Fed & Fit for Paleo Scones. They are made with cashew meal and taste SO much better than an almond meal scone (I think). When I made these scones the first time I loved the texture but I wasn't fond of tasting the coconut oil in the final product. I let them sit in the fridge for a day or so and the flavor mellowed out a bit. The second time I made them I used olive oil instead of coconut oil. Personally, that really made them great right out of the oven. But hey, if you like the taste of cooking with coconut oil then more power to ya!
So for the THIRD time I made these puppies I thought....why not try mini muffins? YES! This is the final result that is finally...my favorite.
The changes that I made were I used blackberries and raspberries instead of blueberries and swapped out olive oil for the coconut oil. I did reduce the time in the oven by 5 minutes for the mini muffins.
These are so delicious. You do not need to grind the cashews yourself if you live near a Trader Joes. They have Cashew Meal in a bag. Easy!
I have used just blueberries before and they have tasted wonderful. I have used frozen and fresh and the only difference that I can find is that the frozen fruit will change the batter color slightly because of the juice.
Even if you're not on a Paleo diet these little guys are a great way to get your healthy fats in through your cooking oils!
I saw this pin on Pinterest and thought I could muddle through this one pretty well. I didn't really have step by step directions and it was fairly easy just to wing it. My "cactus" doesn't have any cool 3D shadowing effects or anything but I think it works! Maybe?
Hello all! I've interviewed a really great lady over on AshevilleGrit.com if you want to stop by and take a peek! You should! Sarah Merrell is pretty fantastic gal on the local fashion scene here in Asheville and I thought it would be great to interview her. Check it out!
Sweater: Old Navy (last year I think), Skirt: Thrifted - no tag, Boots: Thrifted- Dolce Vita
I absolutely adore wearing all ivory or winter white or whatever you want to call it! This is the second time I've worn this outfit but I didn't get around to photographing the first time. My sweet and wonderful husband agreed to go with me to the Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show. Each designer had a color palette they chose to work with and then they shopped the Goodwill and reworked each item of clothing into a new design. It totally satisfied my obsessed with Project Runway and fashion shows in general all in one night! I mean, half of my outfit was thrifted from the Goodwill so I should've just ran a quick run down the runway to show everybody right? Wink wink. It's no surprise that my vote for the winning design came from the Black & White team.
I even surprised myself by styling my hair a little differently and actually getting it to work. It is a cross between a faux hawk and something from the 60's. It was a Tim Gunn make it work moment!
Oh and yes I know I need to dust. My dad is installing a skylight right where I take photos so my house is covered with an inch of dust....on EVERYTHING. That's ok. It lets beautiful, beautiful sunshine in and I will do anything for sunshine!
Since we all know that I am nominated for an Academy Award, I wanted to share with you what I would be wearing. Oh and I also won the lottery yesterday and I'm trying to figure out what to do with $450 mil. So, there's that too.
The Academy Awards is one of my most favorite things (hey Oprah!) and I love it equally for the movies and the fashion. You may already know, if you know me in real life, that I am addicted to movies and dissecting them, loving them or hating them. I haven't seen all of the movies that have been nominated YET. I'm hoping to get some in this weekend. Boyhood - I just can't. It's too close to my heart and I don't think I would come out the other side in a very good mood. But the idea of sticking to one cast over the course of 12 years. Amazing. Clearly thinking outside of the box and that's just plain awesome.
To get you in the mood, here is what I would want my stylist to pull for me to try on! I would lean towards that beautiful white one. Trending this year (per the experts) are sequins, sheer and pants (like Emma Stone at the Golden Globes)! We'll see if anyone is brave enough to rock the pants. Personally, I love the good ole' classics like white and black. You can just never go wrong with that combo.
Onto the nominees! Oscar.com has the entire list HERE
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)