If you’re anything like me and grew up never playing with makeup, a step into adulthood was rather shaky when you learned that apparently to be somewhat presentable–well, to at least cover up your dark circles, makeup was required. After traveling to a really dry climate, I developed an interest in taking care of my skin because it doesn’t matter what makeup products you use–if your skin is terrible, it will show. So here’s a somewhat lazy/still testing the waters guide to skincare and makeup.
These are to die for. I ate four for breakfast. Fortunately, they’re pretty small, so it doesn’t really matter. AND–like I already mentioned, they’re VEGAN!!
- 3/4 cup margarine (make sure it’s vegan margarine!)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix sugars, margarine, and vanilla. Beat till fluffy.
- Stir in the soy milk.
- Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly.
- Roll dough into tbsp size balls and place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Adjust for altitude.
These are perfect for breakfast or dessert. The oatmeal keeps you full and focused without too much added sugar.
2 eggs, sunny side up
Whole wheat round, toasted
This was the perfect fuel for my mid-morning workout of a tempo mile and arms after a quick dash into the grocery store to pick up some odds and ends
Post workout I came home and had a glass of chocolate soy milk since I’m trying to eliminate dairy.
Vanilla Soy is my fave
1 sweet potato, microwaved in steamer bag for 3 minutes with 1/2 tsp of non-dairy butter
1 medium tomato, sliced
1/2 can chickpeas, uncooked
1 cup grapes
3 radishes (hidden)
Mixed Rice, 1 cup
Zuchucci, 1 diced
1/2 can chickpeas
2 cups spinach
5 strawberries, sliced
Cook rice separately in rice cooker. Dice all other veggies. Throw into pan with 2 tbsp water. Cook until spinach breaks down. Add rice. Mix together. Add spices for flavoring.
I drink water all throughout the day. I typically aim for 4- 24 ounce water bottles per day. Sometimes its more, sometimes it’s less.