September 2011 archive

Ring Popsicles

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Frozen ring pops

When I bought these Jewel Pop Molds, I experienced major nostalgia. They reminded me of the many pink princess party that filled my childhood; these pop’s would have definitely enhanced the party’s theme. The added plus is they’re reusable [ I am dying to try Pom Juice, grapefruit juice & maybe even eggnog & cinnamon during the Christmas season ]. For my first trial, I used low calorie lemonade with organic lemon juice from Trader Joe’s & threw them in the freezer. These are perfect for parties, summertime or just a quick sweet, thin treat.

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Jewel Pop Molds

Low calorie lemonade

Low calorie pink lemonade from Trader Joe's

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The rings come in different shapes

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Let freeze overnight

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Ready to wear rings


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Blueberry Flaxseed TinyCakes w/ Light Cream Cheese Frosting

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My little sister, Faye’s birthday was Monday & I wanted to surprise her with mini cupcakes [ my version: tinybites ]. I added flaxseed to my mixture- which is fab because it does not really taste like anything, but has tons of nutrients [ tons of antioxidants & very filling ]. After my baking was done, I placed them on two sparkly, vintage plates that I found at flea market; the tinybites turned out to be a tasty success.

* Quick skinny tip: Add a couple scoops of flaxseed to anything- the trick works best with cookies, cakes & cereals!

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How to loss weight quick

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Small snacks that promote weight loss

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An Urban Experience

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A light beer at Cucina Urbana

Over the weekend, Michael & I decided to explore Hillcrest in San Diego; Cucina Urbana was the first on the list. We had a candlelit dinner [ hence the dark, romantic lighting ], which began with a light beer [ that cured my hangover from Saturday night ], & then led in to a savory bottle of 2480 red wine [ hey- it was Sunday ]. Our appetizer was the brussels sprouts with olive oil- instead of butter, a split farmer’s chopped salad with light dressing & lastly, the gluten free pasta with fresh tomato sauce which I ate half of [ a must: modify restaurant meals, subtract what’s unnecessary!!! ]. Bonus: the alluring ambiance & our waiter, Kevin.

Losing weight in easy ways

The brussels sprouts with extra virgin olive oil & hot sauce

Weight loss tips in San Diego

Farmer's chopped salad

Amazing wine bars in San Diego

2480 red wine

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Gluten free, tomato pasta with fresh basil, capers & shrimp


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Mini DeLites

Workout weight lose tips

 [ A man-mosa, @ T’s Cafe, w/ a splash of OJ ]

This past week has been hectic because of work, but these are things that are currently making me happy. I wanted to say again, how grateful I am for all of the support of friends and family. Thank you all so much! Hope everyone has a fabulous week!!!

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[ A homemade vanilla cake w/ chocolate frosting made by my stepmom, Julie ]

Workout ways to look cute

[ ‘Day of the week’ workout socks ]

Things that help you lose weight

[ Fresh roses at my family’s house ]

Weight loss shoes

[ Missoni rain-boots ]

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The Grapefruit Thin-tini

Grapefruit water-tini

This drink is ideal when I am out in a club and have limited options. Bartending at Delicias, I tend to hear a lot of women request a “vodka soda” or “vodka, soda with a splash of cran.” Personally, I do not like soda because its bloating- I prefer this: a shaken Chopin [ it’s made from potatoes & gluten-free ] with water, and then a splash of grapefruit juice over ice. It is amazing how the grapefruit counteracts the vodka and takes the bite out of the alcohol. Add a lemon twist & it’s the perfect club cocktail [ P.S. check out Crush Jewelry Design that I am wearing below- so fun ]!

Fresh garnishes for skinny drinks

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Skinny girl cocktails

Cocktails that you can drink while you're on a diet


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