One Pan Greek Lemon Chicken & Vegetables because we all need some healthy, easy weeknight meal inspo and a lot less dishes. Hooray for this flavorful dish filled with garlic, spices and lots of olive because 🇬🇷 link in profile for recipe on the blog!
Working that side part! Thx all for voting! 96% said yes, 4% said no 😜
It was a blast to catch up with old friends and meet new ones in person. I love how Instagram can be used to bring us together. @lovetwincitiescoffee, you did a great job. Love what you're doing ☕.
Ok gang I’m gonna tell you a lil story about kale and patience so sit down. The first time I ever had a kale salad that I really liked was at @lifewithgreens ‘s house partly because she does things to vegetables I could only dream of and partly because she pours so much love into everyone and everything she encounters it’s bound to turn out great. She used the term “massage the kale” and mentioned that the texture and flavor changes with it. It was the best damn salad I’ve had. I’ve since tried to recreate it at home and it kind of tastes like I’m chewing cud every time I make a kale salad because I am a verified 0 on the 1-10 patience scale when it comes to cooking (and almost everything). On NYE I crashed my roommate Julie’s plans because honestly I was too sad to either go out partying or be alone and it turned out I’d walked into a fondue party and I’m convinced to this day I’m still 60% cheese after the holidays. Fantastic. There was this dope kale salad there and I asked the host how she made it so guests wouldn’t feel the need to legally change their name to Bessy. She said the same thing “massage the kale, let it sit.” So here’s the deal: the best things in life are tough, and you’ve gotta work through it and then let it sit for a bit. And at the end of the game you get a bowl full of dope superfoods that you’re not only proud of but also you can share with others. PS this is the first time I’ve been able to eat real food since Monday without rinsing my mouth out with this medicine the doctor gave me to numb my severely inflamed throat so I could swallow water, let alone food, so praise the lamb for whoever invented antibiotics.
Risk is one of those words that draws a negative connotation - like it is not safe and, therefore, not wise. My pastor spoke about risk the other day and postulated that, by not taking risks we actually don’t give God room to work. If we stay close to certainty - what need is there for faith?
For myself, and maybe for you - I have 3 basic boxes that prevent me for risk: ......
▪Assumption box: I let what I assume people’s opinions of me will be prevent me from risk. ...
▪Experience box: I let what I’ve failed at or been insecure about in the past prevent me. ....
▪Surrender box: I put God in a box as to what He can do through me - which is in all reality based on how much I have or have not surrendered to His will in the past. ....
The thing about it is, those things feel real, but feelings lie. So do boxes. They actually do not exist. I mean - boxes exist. You can put stuff in em & make forts out of em or whatever - but you know what I mean…
These falsities prevent us from taking risks - which, in a strange way, are also not real. Isaiah 41 is like - super amazing. God commands us not to fear, and then backs up the command with the promise that He will be with us. That He will take care of any of the boxes that feel real - it is actually not even our job. And not only that - but He will give us the tools to conquer any barriers that come our way. Cuz like, is He not God? He can do all the things, you guys.
So really, I think, the reality of the risk is a construct - the effectiveness of trust is the tangibility
Valentine's Day is less than a month away! That's plenty of time to stop in to create a ring, necklace or bracelet that's one of a kind. We'll be there to assist, while you create a piece for that special Valentine in your life!
Using up some of my beet + mint hummus in these collard wrap snacks! I get a lot of questions from my clients on how to make a whole foods diet sustainable in the long-run (in terms of having time, because let’s be honest.. eating made-from-scratch meals all the time IS a time investment!)
But that’s the thing about health... it too is an investment. Investing in preventative care, looking after your body, respecting it, loving it, taking care of it... its one of the best things you can do for yourself. The whole cooking-from-scratch thing gets easier when you get in the swing of things. But until then... here’s a few very simple, tried and true tips:
• Prep! Everyone talks about prep and that’s because it DOES make a huge difference. If you can devote a few hours on Sunday to chopping up veggies, making a big batch of quinoa, and whipping up a sauce or hummus.. when you come home tired after work, all you’ve got to do is throw a few things in the oven and walk away.
• Plan! Personally, for me with a significant other & little ones, if I don’t plan meals out a few days in advance, coming up with last minute meals can feel chaotic. I like to sit down at the beginning of my week & write out dinner ideas Monday-Friday with a grocery list. It eliminates so much stress & panic each day for our family.
• Eat food you ENJOY! I talk about this a lot - but that’s because I think it’s so important. If you aren’t eating food & recipes you enjoy, sticking with a new lifestyle will be so much harder and feel less fulfilling.
Collards (blanched & trimmed), beet & mint hummus, sprouted quinoa, cucumber, bell peppers, carrots, cabbage, avocado.
It is so frustrating when your bean burgers crumble apart. Am I right? I mean, beans are such a great source of fiber, plant protein, folate, magnesium and potassium. We can’t just let them hang out inside our cupboards until who knows when. •
These Never Fail, Super Simple Bean Burgers will solve all your dried-out plant burger problems. You can choose your own spices to make them just the way you like’ em. These bean burgers hold their shape perfectly, have that to-die-for crunch on the outside and most importantly WON’T FALL APART!
One of my favorites and the only kind of look I can possibly accomplish // minimalist make up routine.
I love how naturally fake I look! 👌🏻 .
Face: The total control drop foundation by @elfcosmetics in the shade “true beige”.
Concealer: @maybelline in the shade “sand”
Eyebrows: @elfcosmetics brow pencil in the shade “deep brown”
Bronzer: @sonia.kashuk in the shade “rich bronze”
Highlight: @wetnwildbeauty in the shade “ticket to brazil” (actually a bronzer lol)
Lip: @colourpopcosmetics matte liquid lipstick in the shade “time square”
This little treat tastes like sachima 沙琪瑪 — a soft flour “cookie” often moulded into a shape of a cube — and you can buy it sweet or savory with various toppings at this very famous shop in Taichung called 今日食品行 (Today’s Honey Twist House, according to Google). My favorite is the almond topped one so I brought one back. My mom on the other hand, purchased A COUPLE DOZEN bags of cookies in various flavors. Apparently, once Chinese New Year hits, there are lines several blocks long just so people can buy it for themselves and as gifts. This place CAN’T be missed and my sister even took a sneaky little video of the cookie making process. P.S. I’m publishing a series of post about my Taiwan trip #ontheblog .
Hiiii loves!! Sooo since I don’t know some of u, I thought I’d officially introduce myself (hi mom, it’s me again)🤗
My name is Annie and I’m a 24 yr old living in Minneapolis, MN (big MN fan (!!!!)). I work in Sales and Marketing but my passion outside of work is fitness🏋️♀️⛷🤸♀️🧘♀️🚴♀️and health🍎🍑🥦🥑🍫(yup there’s chocolate in there)!
I went to school for Exercise Science (shout out to @stolafcollege 🙌) and was a personal trainer for over 2 yrs. •
Fav type of exercise?? Something that makes me sweat like hell or feel strong as f*uck. I lift weights, go to @orangetheory, yoga, and love whipping up my own HIIT routines!! Btw, you want some workout ideas?! Head to my blog - link in my bio❤️
And healthy food? That’s a good mix between avo, kale, sweet potatoes, wine, any roasted vegetable, chocolate, oh and pizzzzza 🍕🍕🍕
Tell me about YOU! Have a suuuuper day 😎
I’m one hundred percent aware of the fact that I’m looking at the camera in a v bizarre manner.. but can we talk about this lip color by @colourpopcosmetics for a second? 💋
I haven’t been posting as much as I would like to be posting on here or on my YouTube channel. That will be changing soon and I have so many exciting things and products to share with you. Thank you for connecting with me in this space, for your likes, your comments and for showing me pieces of who you are as we walk this life as human beings. If you have the time please let me know what you would like to see more of from me. If there’s any particular kind of content that you want me to share ~ I’d love to do that for you ✨💙😍 Photo deets are: eyeshadow by @bhcosmetics galaxy chic palette... and my wig is from @wish.
Picked up the pace this weekend on our kitchen remodel & sharing a little recap of what we’ve been up to on the blog. Got home from the builder show and put it into high gear. Countertop measurement in the morning and still haven’t 100% decided which @cambriasurfaces design we’re incorporating... 😳 Oh dear. We may be needing your help and having a vote off in the morning! And Jamie may be up all night finishing these cabinets...
Purple pride forever! I'm still catching myself relive the epic moment from Sunday's game...basicall hourly! I'm so excited yet anxious for this Sunday but as my hubby keeps saying "it's already been written" - and that gives me comfort. Whatever happens is what was meant to be. #bringithome#superbowl#vikings http://liketk.it/2uhpX @liketoknow.it #liketkit
The problem with me is not the motivation part, it's the slowing down. 😪 The reason why I don't like energy drinks, a lot of coffee or anything caffeinated is because my brain literally doesn't shut off already. Ugh it’s a blessing and curse 🤷🏻♀️
Like sitting down to watch a movie is really hard for me (which is sad considering im dating a movie fanatic). 🤦🏻♀️
But I'm workin on it! Every week, I try to at least veg out and give myself permission to indulge because shoot, I deserve it. ✨
So cheers I guess, to getting uncomfortable (no matter how trivial it might be) On that note, any good movies you've watched lately? 🍿
Solution is here! And true to form, it’s the millennial pink beauty product you never knew you needed but absolutely must have. @Glossier does it again! Described as an “Exfoliating Skin Perfector” this powerful solution gently sloughs away dead skin cells and works all kinds of magic. 🔮 Wait, what? It makes your skin: cleaner, softer, smoother, brighter, clearer, pores smaller, reduces redness + blackheads... improves even tone and makes more glowy. Talk about a multitasker! We’ve only used this once (this morning...it’s brand new!), but we’ll provide a full review soon - after 2 weeks of use. Grab some Glossier Solution via link in bio - $24.✨ #glossierrep
Made a funda-lentil 😂❤️vegan coconut lentil soup recipe from @csaffitz of @bonappetitmag today for lunch. It was SO GOOD! Would totally recommend to a close personal friend. New post is up on the blog (link in bio) all about my experience with the recipe. Happy Hump Day!
If you are from Minneapolis you've probably heard of @stillkickinco but might not know much about them. If you're not from Minneapolis please read as well, it's good shit and you can shop online to support them! Still Kickin is a nonprofit that helps awesome people who are going through terrible things. It started with a thrift store t shirt (like the one I'm wearing!) that a kick ass dude named Aaron Purmort was wearing the day he had a seizure and found out he had cancer. If you've read @noraborealis book too, this may be familiar (and if you haven't, YOU SHOULD). She's found a kick ass way to honor him and now sells this merchandise and the proceeds help other people who are going through tough times- each month a hero is chosen who is the recipient of the proceeds of this merchandise and donation based workout events. Guys, I read this book a few years ago and it was fucking amazing and I'm proud to represent @stillkickinco in this hoodie today. I'm planning on partnering with them and participating in these workouts and I'd love to see you there too rocking some sweet Still Kickin gear. I will keep everyone posted as these events come up but for now please consider becoming twinsies with me because I'm totally obsessed with this hoodie and I know you'll love one too. 👊
Link in bio to shop!!! 💚
Btw I'm not trying to do a supermodel pose or anything bc I'm far from that but I was actually pulling the hood over my head 😂
Give me ALL the coffee this morning! ☕️ Kevin got home from a business trip around midnight. Anyone else find it hard to sleep when their Sig Other is gone? 😴 || This coat makes an appearance on the blog today!! It’s only $38 and works for petites & regular sizes 😍 It comes in 8 colors that were just restocked so don’t wait to snag this one 😉 Head to the link in my bio to read the post & find my full outfit details via the LIKEtoKNOW.it app! 😘 http://liketk.it/2ugJ5 #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKsalealert#LTKunder50
Pushing myself to keep meeting new people. I'm kinda shy, but I know magic happens when we meet new people. I'm going to be at the happy hour hosted by @lovetwincitiescoffee, it's at @caydencemn. 5:30 - 7:00. I'm getting there early ☕☕☕. 📷 @sirdalebert
We still have a few tickets left for our media kit workshop! Grab them on the website and the ticket code is in the Facebook group! Tomorrow is our first Instagram workshop! So excited to see some of your faces!
Do you ever feel like your mind is going a million miles an hour and the hours in the day speed by? 😵I sure do! I've always prided myself on multi-tasting and doing 10 things at once but I'm shifting to a more focused, effective and PRODUCTIVE way to work. ✅1 task at a time for a target period of time⏱ - no distractions 📵, and plenty of water. 💧And I give myself 5 min of rest in between - to get fresh air, meditate or stretch. 🧘🏻♀️Shout-out to @intelligentchange for getting me started! 📓🖊 Photo by @keyonz #organization#productivity#takecontrol#bossbabe#motivation
Sunday brunch in Dallas with these beauties was a blast (and delicious). We've been friends since early on in our blogging journeys and I love both of these girls to pieces! 💕 @brynbradsher 💗@kaseygoedeker
Have I mentioned I love all of the different choices you get with @localcrate ?! Last night was a chicken fajita bowl with cilantro lime rice and chipotle sour cream 🙌🏻 (Use code OliveDoesTheCity and see the variety for yourself!) #localcratepartner#localsupportslocal