Tennessee Thomas, Brie Larson, Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway in Jenny Lewis’ new music video

15 Jul

For her new single “Just one of the guys” Jenny Lewis enlisted an all-star cast to help her with this bro-tasticly awesome music video. The starlets compose an all-girl band signing about some of the emotional strains of a female trying to fit in, while also goofing around in drag. If anything, you gotta watch this video to see Kristen Stewart in drag, seriously, it’s the only time I’ve ever seen that girl show any emotion. 

Stylin’

14 Jul

I never thought much of my love of clothing and trends, I just saw it as a hobby that I sometimes like to write about, that is until I started receiving messages from people about helping them with their wardrobe. The other day I received a message from someone I haven’t spoken to since high school. He had asked me if I could help him pick out some clothing for an upcoming trip, and I was more than willing to help. I had an absolute blast. We went for a comfortable look, nothing too crazy but something to help him get started on his journey through the fashion world. I went with simple cuts and neutral colours that would be easy to mix and match for someone who isn’t too sure of what they’re doing. In the end I think the results were amazing, see for yourself!

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I’ve officially been bitten by the styling bug, I can’t wait to do more of these makeovers. 

whole 30 Day 12

25 Apr

Day 12 started out not so good, I woke up feeling groggy and a bit out of it. I think its because I usually incorporate a tiny bit of rice into my diet and I didn’t incorporate any on day 11, so again because rice is a carb and my body was getting sugar from it, my body began to withdrawal from sugar. I didn’t eat as well as I should have yesterday but regardless here goes my Day 12 meals..

Breakfast-

-Fruit (banana and oranges)

-Tea (with honey and a slice of lemon)

Lunch- 

-Mixed veggies

Dinner-

-3 Leftover turkey meatballs

-brown rice

-Mixed green beans and mushrooms 

I meant to try some almond/coconut pancakes today, but didn’t feel up to it so I’ll probably do it tomorrow and if it works out I’ll post the recipe. 

In other news, I have recently started writing for an online magazine called “Fresh Print Magazine” I’ll be writing fashion, beauty and health related articles. Follow me on twitter (@itsmelayan) for updates on posts. Until tomorrow, Happy Eating! 

Whole 30 Day 11

24 Apr

So as I said before, I tried out some new recipes today and they turned out fantastic! first I made some turkey meatballs in a tomato sauce that were really yummy, then I made some paleo friendly macaroons.

Turkey Meatballs

- Cut one Green Apple into quarter inch cubes

- Shred one carrot

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- The recipe didn’t call for this but I slightly blended the combination of the carrots and apples to blend them easier

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- Add 2 tablespoons of almond flour

- salt and pepper

-Add 2 pounds of minced turkey

- combine the mixture together with your hands until well blended

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- Roll the meatballs into 1 1/2 inch balls and put them on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil

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-put into oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 mins

Sauce

While the meatballs are cooking, its time to make the sauce

- fill the bottom of a small pot with olive oil

- saute one onion, shredded carrot and minced garlic in medium low heat

-Lower heat to a simmer and add one can of diced tomatos

- season with oregano, salt, pepper and whatever other spices you want to use

- Leave sauce on the stove to simmer until the meatballs are done

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- let meatballs sit for a couple of minutes, then enjoy!

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The whole thing took me about an hour, its super easy to make and really yummy.

 

For the Macaroons

- In a bowl combine 3 egg whites, 1/4 cup of honey, 1/4 cup of almond milk

-Mix the three together until the mixture is frothy

-Fold in 3 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut

- Roll the macaroons into small balls and line onto a wax paper covered baking sheet

- pop them in an oven set at 300 degrees until the top gets golden brown (about 10-15 mins)

- Once done, let sit for 15 minutes then enjoy!

again, a super easy recipe and everyone loved it!

So now that I gave you the recipes, here are my day 11 meals

Breakfast-

- Plain Omelet (2 eggs)

-Tea (sweetened with honey)

Lunch-

didn’t really eat much of a lunch yesterday

Dinner-

- 4 turkey meatballs

Snacks-

- Macaroons

 

Whole 30 Day 10

23 Apr

10 days!! only 20 more to go… :/

So there is nothing super special to say about day 10 so I guess I’ll jump right into the meals.

Breakfast-

- Plain omelet (2 eggs)

- Tea

Lunch

- Garden Salad with Grilled Chicken

- Apple/Pineapple smoothie

Dinner

-Tilapia fish

-sweet potatos

-carrots

Snacks

-Apple

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See, nothing special about day 10 at all except that I decided for day 11 that I would try one of those delicious paleo friendly desserts I keep seeing all over pintrest. I haven’t decided which one yet, but I’ll keep you guys updated and post the recipe on here..if it’s successful, if not we’ll never speak of it again.  Also another question for you guys, are pickles paleo friendly? Until next time, happy eating :)

Whole 30 day 9

22 Apr

I CHEATED!  i had 4 hershey kisses, I can’t lie to you guys, I feel so guilty…not really though cause they were delicious, but now I’m back on track, I swear! I can’t believe I broke on day 9, my best friend jess and i agreed that we’re not doing any more challenges around any holidays, especially ones that are centered around candy. Also jess if you’re reading this, don’t kill me, I was too scared to tell you about the hershey kisses haha. Anyways, so day 9′s meals went a little something like this

Breakfast

- Strawberry, banana, apple smoothie

Lunch

- left over pot roast

-green beans

-mushrooms

-brown rice

Dinner

- grilled chicken

-steamed broccoli

-steamed cauliflower 

-brown rice

Snacks

- 4 hershey kisses ( :( I’m repenting for my sins on here) 

- salad (between breakfast and lunch)

 

Whole 30 Day 8

21 Apr

Day 8 was funny because it was Easter Sunday and I had so many people asking me if I was going to cheat, but I didn’t, thankfully. Although all the chocolate was tempting, I didn’t indulge (maybe I had a tiiiiny bite :\) but then again I think chocolate might be ok. I saw a recipe for paleo chocolate chip cookies last night, I didn’t look through it but unless its carob chocolate chips then I’m pretty sure we’re allowed to have chocolate. I’ll try to find an answer to that, or maybe one of you could let me know. Anyways yesterday wasn’t as hard as most people thought it would be.

Day 8

Breakfast

- 3 eggs, scrambled (I was hungry)

-Tea (no sugar)

Lunch

- Strawberry, Banana smoothie (I should have had more than just a smoothie but I was beginning to get my ingredients together for Easter dinner so I didn’t really have time)

Dinner

- Beef pot roast

-Mashed sweet potatoes with carrots

My overcooked pot roast

My overcooked pot roast

-grilled green beans and mushrooms

- garden salad

- brown rice

It was my first time making a pot roast, it turned out pretty good but slightly over cooked, next time i’ll know not to put it in the oven for an extra 20 minutes “just in case”. I also got in a pretty good workout yesterday, 40 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of weights. I should have done less cardio and more weights but ‘No Strings Attached’ was playing and I love me some Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. Anyways, thats all for day 8, as always keep the tweets (@itsmelayan) coming! Until tomorrow, happy eating :)

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