Beauty Elixir We Can Make At Home

via delightedmomma.com
via delightedmomma.com

I know, I know we have a lot to drink.  I drink a lot of water during the day, I drink Chamomile Tea and Green tea and now I’m adding another beverage that promises to fix a lot of stuff.

I love Graziadaily.co.uk. and came across a post today about the beneficial effects of Vinegar and came away with various recipes we can create ourselves.

This is one from Delighted Momma.com:

*A recap of some of the benefits of apple cider vinegar are:

  • It is a natural remedy for heartburn.
  • Can help clear up skin conditions and acne (read this post for more information)
  • Promotes digestion and will keep you regular
  • Helps control weight
  • Can help regulate blood sugar (as a type 1 diabetic this has made a huge difference for me)
  • Helps reduce sinus infections and sore throats (my husband starts drinking this like crazy whenever he feels a cold coming on)
  • It is rich in enzymes and potassium
  • Can help ease menstrual cramps
  • Helps promote youthful healthy bodies

Sweetened Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir:

  • 1 1/2 cup of cold filtered water
  • 2 tbs of apple or grape juice
  • 2 tbs of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of stevia (powdered) if using liquid you only need a few drops.

* I only suggest using raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar.

Place all the ingredients together in a glass and stir until it is all mixed together. You can add a little ice if you like, and drink!

Now I have to go out and buy the Apple Cider Vinegar.

Bottoms Up!

Peach Cobbler For Breakfast

peach-cobbler-sl-257827-lAs I mentioned in a previous post, I didn’t like my actual birthday cake. I originally wanted a peach or cherry pie but was vetoed.

I posted my comment to Facebook and my friend Hollie responded by bringing me a peach cobbler the next day.  It was so good and the most beautiful part was that  she shared a childhood memory. 

Hollie
Hollie bringing over homemade peach cobbler and ice-cream

Hollie’s grandmother would give her peach cobbler for breakfast during her summer visits by putting some in a bowel and adding  milk.  Hollie said it was just like eating oatmeal. She eagerly shared her recipe with me.

Well, I made some last night and it’s good, not as good as Hollies after all she’s been making it for years, but good.

My Peach Cobbler
My Peach Cobbler

I also picked up 5 large peaches at the Farmers Market and since Gluten-Free flour takes longer to bake opted for organic regular flour. The chore is peeling and slicing the peaches, but once that’s done it’s easy sailing from there.

Hollie’s Peach Cobbler:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cut Peaches:
-3 if they are large and 4/5 if small

-Slice and put in a bowl.

-Sprinkle a little sugar (about ¼ cup)

-Let it sit until later in recipe

Take your pyrex and put 1 stick of butter in the pan. 
Put in oven until all is melted. (size of pans: 9 x 13, 8 x 8)

Mix together:
1 Cup of All Purpose Flour

1 Cup of Milk

1 Cup of Sugar

¼ tsp of Salt

2 tsp of Baking Powder

Place peaches in the pyrex pan of melted butter

Pour batter over the peaches

Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon

Bake for 45mins or until  edges are golden brown

(TIP** I usually add a little more sugar and cinnamon when there is 15mins left of baking time)

I just had some for lunch, with a little bit of ice-cream.  I’ll go back to being healthy again on Monday.

Do you guys have a favorite recipe?

My Long Weeked

photo1The last few weeks have been hectic for me, with being busy at the office and being an Open House Assistant it left me with little time for creativity and relaxing.  In other words, I needed a drink.

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My weekend started on Friday evening with a bottle of bubbles and watching back to back episodes of The Strain, a good show by the way.

photo-3The next morning we woke up and headed out to Sonoma, back to Rams Gate Winery,

where we ate great food, drank amazing wine and enjoyed great conversation.

photo-4-1We also met Beau, the Falcon whisperer, he was walking through with one of the birds and allowed people to pet the bird as he walked by.  The bird was so cute, he was wearing blinders and when too many people were petting him he tried to run into Beau’s arms.

photo-4After that we went to Angelo’s Deli, an institution it itself, selling the best in deli sandwiches and  his famous garlic salsa.

They sometimes have frozen apple pies but didn’t on this visit.

So, what did you guys do?

A Girl’s Guide to Eating Well in San Francisco

Munchery.comThis is going to be the 4th night in a row that my sisters and I ordered our dinner from Munchery.com.

Just looking at the menu makes you hungry and they deliver to your door or any location of your choosing.

This is a great way to try food’s we don’t normally prepare ourselves at budget friendly prices.

This was our first dinner, the Chicken Mole and for tonight I am having the Pasta Bolognese with a side Caesar salad.

So, if you’re not feeling well, working late at the office or just want to have dinner delivered try Muchery.com.

What’s for dinner?

Falling Off the Detox Wagon – Plentea

Plantea-Seasalt TeaSo, I have been pretty good about juicing and eating clean, but with falling off the detox wagon yesterday it was inevitable that I would continue rolling down that hill.

I was planning on a liquid lunch today, but my co-worker told me about this new place called Plentea.Wafflesandwhich-Plantea

All I can say is that the Sea Salt Milk Tea is like drinking your dessert.

I also couldn’t resist and ordered a waffle club sandwich. Both were amazing!

Lucky me,  my doctor prescribed a new fancy diet pill for me that will help me stay on the juicing.

What did you have for lunch?

Plentea

341 Kearny St.

San Francisco, CA94108

Running Errands – Flour & Co.

Flour@CoI took yesterday off due to the fact that I had a few doctor appointments.  On my way back from the first appointment I walked into Flour&Co.  An adorable bakery that sells a combination of Gluten Free baked goods and other freshly baked pastries.

I actually visit Flour&Co after every doctor’s appointment, since it’s not in my neighborhood it doesn’t happen often.

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On this trip I noticed the Cherry Hand Pie in the window and although it wasn’t Gluten Free, I had to have it.  I’m a sucker for cherry pies.

It went down so easily and quickly that I was tempted to get another, but I didn’t.

Do you guys have any weaknesses when it comes to food?

P.s I was tempted to bring home a slice of that chocolate cake in the window, but held back.

Flour & Co.

1030 Hyde St

San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 992-7620

Friday Night – Date Night

Troya-Dinner After the hectic week we had, Mark and I planned a relaxed Friday evening.  We stayed local and tried a new restaurant named Troya, a Mediterranean inspired restaurant that served the most amazing food.

Being on my strict meal restrictions I was still able to indulge in a lovely dinner of  chicken and chickpea salad.  Mark opted for something more exotic and ordered the lamb kabobs.

He’s so patient with me, giving me time to photograph our meals before digging in, thank you honey!

BreakfastThe next morning we had breakfast at one of my favorite places, La Boulange Bakery.  I had the omelet with spinach, mushrooms, ham, swiss cheese and a side salad, again keeping with my desire to eat clean.

Mark not having to worry about his weight indulged in French toast, which he said was delicious.

The rest of my weekend turned into cleaning out my bedroom, where I took down two full bags of trash and clothes I just knew I was never going to wear again.

So, what did you guys do?

 

Detox Smoothie – Day 3

photo-1I was feeling dizzy, light-headed and sleepy yesterday, and that was because I didn’t have any of my Tulsi Organic Green Tea, I didn’t make that mistake again today.

I stopped in at Native Juice but they were out of my detox soup, I had to improvise and have my favorite smoothie at Juice Shop, they are the luxury of juices in San Francisco.

Everything is cold-pressed, more expensive but they only use quality ingredients and everything is organic.

Today I had the 5 Seed Smoothie: hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and strawberries, banana, blue-green algae, sprouted raw almonds, vanilla bean, Himalayan salt and filtered water.

I don’t think I can make this myself, as everything tastes better store-bought.

Today is going by a lot better than yesterday, so what did you have for lunch?

 

Dextox Soup – Native Juice

photo-2Native Juice is this place that opened up near our office in the financial district.  I am a huge fan of their smoothies, but lately I’ve been hooked on their Detox Soup.

I know it has cucumber puree and other green veggies but I can’t think of them now, maybe because I’m feeling a little light headed.

However my treat was the tiny slices of cucumbers on top of the soup as a garnish and I’m beginning to think that cucumbers are now my new best friends.

It’s a little spicy, but I like anything with the word detox in it. Cucumber salad sounds good right now.

What did you guys have for lunch?