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Ready For Your World To Be Rocked? EVOO Ice Cubes. Yupppp.

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

That’s right, you hurrd. Olive.oil.ice.cubes.

These aren’t like, ice cubes to casually throw in your passion fruit tea though.

These are special, magical ice cubes that will make your hectic, crazed life easier.

Because that’s what TSC is all about…making YOUR life easier.

Life’s hard enough already, thanks.

Anyway. Back to these weird-ass ice cubes.

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

Here’s a lil back story: I have this seriously bizarre obsession with spaghetti squash. I eat it allllll the time. My friends will call me on a Monday night & they’re all, “what up?” And per usual I’ll reply “just cooking spaghetti squash, e-mailing, & watching Real Housewives.”

Cooking spaghetti squash is my thing. I add a bunch of arugula underneath it ( fills ya up, big time! ), pile on the squash, & add a little Rao’s super spicy arrabbiata sauce with lemon, chili flake, a sprinkle of fresh parm, & some fresh basil..superrrrr satisfying.

Ok, wait, I’m off topic ( WTF’s new though? ).

So the problem?

Whelp, the herbs, der.

Think about it: if I’m cooking spaghetti squash three to four times a week like an OCD weirdo, I want fresh herbs.

Not some canned shit that’s labeled McCormick. I want balls-to-the-walls, real deal basil. In fact, sometimes I’ll even buy a little, cutie basil plant…because why the hell not?

Sadly fresh herbs go bad. & they go bad fast.

This is where the olive oil ice cubes come in.

When cooking my spaghetti squash, I like to heat the Rao’s sauce up with a little olive oil. So by freezing the herbs in the olive oil ice cubes, I preserve my herbs longer & don’t have to worry about them turning a nasty color.

See? They’re still pretty green.

And since I’m always one to add a little flare, I threw in some pomegranate seeds ( antioxidants!!! ). Pome seeds rock my world & I love them on EVERYTHING. Pasta, salad, oatmeal, sparkling water, etc.

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

Ready For Your World To Be Rocked? EVOO Ice Cubes. Yupppp.I’ve used my ice cubes for salad dressing ( they just need to be warmed ) & on pizza ( POME seeds x a tad EVOO x basil?!!! OMG ). Do whatever your little heart desires with these magic cubes.

Directions: grab some non-GMO, organic EVOO, a handful of fresh pomegranate seeds, & diced basil ( it’s up to you on how much; get crazy ) & throw it all in a silicon ice cube holder…wait a few hours…& you’re golden.

For more detailed info & an exact breakdown, click here.

Anyone else have any economical tips on how to preserve herbs? Tell, tell.

x le

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.


Ready To Have Your World Rocked? Zucchini Pasta. Ya. I Know, Right?!

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.DBJ.

I have a new BF.

& it’s so right it’s wrong.

It all started with zucchini pasta.

Yup.

Vegetable pasta.

Really though: zucchini pasta > regular pasta.

Sahhhhhh sorry but it’s true.

If you’re looking for a pasta craving but don’t want the added cals/carbs, ‘The Sprializer‘ will make your day/year/life.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

I bought my friend, Mike, ‘The Spiralizer‘ for Christmas because the machine + this recipe was recommended to me by a fellow recipe blogger.

Let’s just say: I’m dead x 10.

Because who doesn’t want pasta for dinner every night? ( Side note: it certainly helps that Mike’s an organic, amazing chef ).

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.The ingreds/directions are above & the whole process will take about, ya know, a measley fifteen minutes.

Ya, it’s pretty much smooth sailing with this recipe.

And you as you all know I’m obsessed with QUICK & EASY!!! ESP when it comes to health.

Oh, sauce-wise: if you’re into spicy sauce, Rao’s Arrabbiata Sauce is seriously life changing.

Like, it’s better than sex.

Sooooo- lmk if you’re into this recipe & I’ll see what else I can whip up with my new, lil bestie, Mr. Spiralizer.

X L

{ Don’t have a Spiralizer? Try this }.

{{ For more veggie pasta recipes click here & here // my absolute favorite mock pasta recipe will be found in TSC book! }}

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Pin It! Pasta Zero + Spicy Tomato Goodness…Yummmmers

Lauryn Evarts pairs up with Nasoya's Pasta Zero for a Pinterest contest on the zero carb pasta.

Lauryn Evarts pairs up with Nasoya's Pasta Zero for a Pinterest contest on the zero carb pasta.

This morning Nasoya’s Pasta Zero is hosting a Pinterest ‘pinning’ contest! They invited TSC to participate, sooooo if any of you babes are into the whole Pinterest thing, check it out & re-pin this all natural pasta recipe.

Pasta Zero’s pasta has twenty cals a serving [ forty a package {!!!} ], 4 carbs, & it’s fat free! Ummm…AND it tastes amaze.

I literally could eat it everyday.

Other low-cal additions: fresh pesto, lemon, chicken, resh grated Parmesan, veggies, pine nuts, ground turkey, mushrooms, &/or fresh bruschutta sauce [ here I used Rao’s Arrabbiata Sauce ].

Enjoy lovas!

Love.L

Lauryn Evarts pairs up with Nasoya's Pasta Zero for a Pinterest contest on the zero carb pasta.

Lauryn Evarts pairs up with Nasoya's Pasta Zero for a Pinterest contest on the zero carb pasta.

Pasta Zero + Spicy Tomato Goodness:

{ Serve 2 }

1 packet of Pasta Zero

1/2 cup of all natural Pomi tomato sauce

Finely chopped basil, to taste

Fresh grated Parmesan cheese

2 pinches of sea salt

Chili flake [ I add TONS; <3 super spicy! ]

A few shakes of pepper

1/2 lemon, juiced

Directions: Add tomato sauce to a pan on low-medium heat. Drain the noodles. The noodles are already cooked, so simply add the pasta & warm it up. Add to a bowl. Add basil, sea salt, & pepper. Squeeze the lemon on top. I also add some grated Parmesan cheese!

Lauryn Evarts pairs up with Nasoya's Pasta Zero for a Pinterest contest on the zero carb pasta.

Lauryn Evarts pairs up with Nasoya's Pasta Zero for a Pinterest contest on the zero carb pasta.

Heaven on Earth: Protein-Packed, Low-Carb Pasta

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that help you lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that help you lose weight.

Let’s just say that loving pasta seems to be a universal thing. A week ago I tweeted about a healthier pasta I discovered- it’s filled with protein, contains tons of vitamins, & is lower on carbs [ typically pastas have 45 grams per serving, this one is 35 grams ]. I could not believe how many of you responded my tweet! So I knew I had to let you all in on this little gem ASAP. Also, included below are the nutrition facts & my favorite store bought, Rao’s spicy sauce [ all-natural ingredients ]. Throwing a handful of veggies in the sauce to add flavor & nutrients is another healthy addition.

Oh, this post is not saying to eat pasta seven nights a week. Moderation, moderation, moderation!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that help you lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that help you lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that help you lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that help you lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

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