Winner winner

My apologies for both the absence and the lack of announcing the winners of the NuNaturals Stevia giveaway! The four lucky winners are:

I would like to see more personal life updates because I just enjoy reading them so much! :) And health facts are always fun to learn about! Keep being wonderful! ❤

oh and i think ur internship sounds awesome! So we can all geek out: any exciting stories from the fertility clinic?

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Something health related that I think would be interesting to find out about is how fiber (mainly a excess amount) effects women hormonal health

Congratulations ladies!

Last week was so hectic; I am looking forward to having a quiet, boring week this week. From getting a new job doing food demos at Nugget Market (aka, the sample girl!), going to my internship and typing up certain analyses (if I were you, I wouldn’t ask what kind), hiking around Lake Barryessa, going to Genetics, and having a last hoorah before one of my best friends goes abroad for the semester – I am spent. And that was just the work week. Over the weekend, I had a food and shopping filled weekend in San Francisco. I met up with my friend Tiffany and we went to the annual SF Street Food Fest. I got a tres leches parfait…

deep fried paneng curry buns…

went to the famed Humphrey Slocombe creamery…

the cinnamon brittle was awesome, the secret breakfast was a dissapointment, brown butter tasted like butter in the best of ways, and black sesame could have been awesome but was too bitter. I ended up getting a large cone of salted dark chocolate (can’t see it in the photo). Twas amazing.

However, all the food, late nights, and mojitos of the week have taken their toll and this week I am ready for a detox.

Who’s with me?

My colon is PO’ed. So, for at least a few days I am going to emphasize veggies, fruits, beans and lentils, and fiber filled grains. I plan on sticking with easier to digest foods, which means a bit less meat and way less dairy. I think I’ll avoid wheat and sugar for a few days as well, just because that always feels good. I will post my cleanse recipes as the week progresses, so don’t be expecting any lavish goat cheese and butter filled recipes this week!

Before I go, here are two cheese-kissed recipes from last week.  Both are quick and easy to assemble, full of nutrients, and super tasty!

honeyed melon & fig salad with bleu cheese

Recipe: serves 2

inspired by Martha Steward Living

1/2 cantaloupe, sliced

3 figs, sliced

1-2 tbsp honey

1/4+ cup bleu cheese, crumbled

2 tbsp almonds, chopped or slivered

Directions – Arrange the cantaloupe and figs on a plate. Drizzle with honey, bleu cheese, and almonds. Enjoy!

I loved the honey-bleu cheese combo so much, I had to incorporate it into another staple snack of mine…

honeyed bleu devil eggs

Recipe: Serves 1

3 hardboiled eggs, yolks removed

3 grape tomatoes, sliced in half

1 hardboiled egg yolk

1/2 tbsp sour cream

1/2 tbsp mayo

1 tbsp bleu cheese

1/2 tbsp honey + extra for drizzling

salt

dash cinnamon

dash cumin

dash paprika

dash fresh ground pepper

Directions – Place fresh eggs in a pot covered with 1 inch of water. Bring to a strong boil and remove from heat. Cover and let sit for 12 minutes. Immediately drain the eggs and place into a bowl of ice water. Store in the fridge.

When ready, peel the eggs. Slice the eggs in half and remove the yolks, saving 1. Cut the grape tomatoes in half and place a half in each hole.

Place the yolk in a bowl and combine with the mayo, sour cream, bleu cheese, honey, salt, cinnamon, and cumin. Mix well and divide among the eggs. Drizzle about 1/2 tbsp more honey on the eggs. Sprinkle on paprika and pepper. Enjoy!

Benefits:

Cantaloupe * 1 cup contains over 100% of your daily needed vitamin C and vitamin A! Also a good source of potassium, B6, folate, and fiber!

Eggs * the yolk is where all the nutrients are! It contains tryptophan, selenium, iodine, B vitamins, and phosphorous, many of which are necessary for optimal metabolism. The egg white has 6 grams of complete protein!

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11 thoughts on “Winner winner

  1. Earl Grey sorbet sounds amazing. Love the pictures from the last couple days & I totally know what you mean about needing to take a step back sometimes 🙂

  2. I’m with you on the need for detox. I haven’t been feeling my best lately because my eating has been a little off! Now I’m ready for lots of greens back in my diet and less dairy.

    I’d love to follow you with your detox!

  3. laurreennnn loooks like your weekend in SF was SO fun – i’m so terribly sad that i couldn’t see you!! boooo. i bet you and tiffany had a great time, what with that food fest, shopping, and ice cream!! and it looks like you really just lived life the way it should be lived this weekend 😉 proud of ya girlfriend !

    i’ve never “detoxed” before – but focusing on grains, beans, veg, fruit is always a good thing. i’m def not in favor of anything extreme; moderation is good!

    good luck on your midterm!

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