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Showing posts from May, 2013

Browned Butter Hazelnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yesterday was a very, very special day. I did nothing but made pasta, cookies, ate and watched Nashville alllllll day long! Seriously, how cool is that? I get to be this lazy only a few days a year! So I cherished it and didn't even care that I've been so good with my diet and now all was for nothing! Well, that is not true and just look at these cookies! Look how chewy and chocolatey it is! The cookies were sooo huge, I couldn't eat the whole thing at once. So when I had this leftover, it looked so mouth-watering to me that I just had to snap a picture of it. Even if it looks kinda nothing and ugly :D So! These are the thick, chewy, extra super chocolatey kind of cookies that I love! I'm not really into the thin and crispy kind when it comes to Chocolate Chip Cookies. I like thin and crispy graham crackers or digestive biscuits, u know the ones you buy at the store.  But homemade cookies should be thick and not just sweet but full of flavor

Strawberry Ricotta Cream

I woke up early this morning. To start my studying session early. Well, as you can tell I am not studying! I just finished eating this delicious yet nutritious bowl of ricotta cream! So, as I mentioned earlier I started eating like crazy healthily. It lasted for about a week. I mean the part where I didn't eat bread and sugar and all that stuff.  Because, really. Who am I kidding? I'm a carb girl! I love bread with salted butter! So denying it from myself is not doing any good because portion control is key. If I don't stuff my face with the whole white bread then I'll be fine with that one (maybe two) slice of whole wheat bread.  Oh and because I started eating really, really less it resulted me starving! Not at the time when I was in that crazy mode of IMGONNALOSEWEIGHT no matter what. No, it came after the first pounds went down and I got a bit calm that oh I can do it.  So now, this weekend I also drank on that empty stomach... Not good, my friends, not

Strawberry-Banana Protein Shake

I am pretty sure I'm not the only one who is trying to slim down for the summer in the LAST MINUTE. Because nothing is more motivating me than the last minute. Even though, I know perfectly well in March and April that I should start getting ready for the bikini season, I just always think ehh I still have time.  And then May is here, as well as the pounds on my hips. So what do I do? I jump right into the super duper healthy lifestyle I should be having all year long. Okay, I more or less lead a healthy life but I also let myself indulge in all kinds of sugary, buttery goodnesses from time to time. And lately, they became pretty frequent guests in my diet. Therefore, no matter how hard I worked out, the pounds never melted away. But now!!! :) I work out 5 days a week and eat no sugar, no dairy, no flour... All the good stuffs are now... GONE. :) Actually, I'm trying out the Paleo but I don't think I can stick to it, like I love my oatmeal and it's crazy hea

Samoa Cookies

Can you believe that I have never ever had samoa cookies in my whole life? I seriously can't even imagine that I've lived 23 years without these lovelies that will make anyone's thighs go biiiiig :) But big thighs are in now, aren't they? Well, maybe not but you can always munch on only 1 or 2 or 3 of these and then hope for the best that today is not the day that your body decides to pack on pounds!  I didn't rely on my good luck and after trying the homemade salted caramel a bit way too many times, I decided that I will have to work it off. No excuses. So I did an almost 7 mile run (and walk)!! I am really starting to like this whole running thing. I can't run for a very long time or really fast yet but I am moving my butt and that's what counts! :) And because of that, I allow myself eat things that are loaded with caramel.  Homemade caramel. This recipe is the bomb. Seriously. Try it. Even if you don't wanna spend hours assembling these cook