Sunday, July 17, 2011

An Apple A Day...the GLAMOROUS way

Why exactly does an apple a day keep the doctor away? 
The Look: Betsy Johnson EarringsWhats With The Cattitude Nail Polish,Heart Ring
(Plus, I'm really into this acid wash jean vest). 

I've grown up eating apples, but never realized what an aid they've been to my body. Through my research i've discovered that apples not only whiten and strengthen teeth, but they also help prevent different types of cancer (colon, breast, liver, and lung), lower chances of asthma, and can even help with weight lost. That's only tapping the surface! 

When I pick out an apple, i'm very picky. Shiny red apples look appealing in pictures, but for my personal taste, they're too sour. I go for the reddish/orangish apples. My favorite kind of apples are Gala Apples, they have that perfect sweet, juicy, natural taste. 
                    Eat an apple today!

Try this with your apple:

All Natural Peanut Butter

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Careless Summer Days

Recently my friend Leah Sostman created a photo-shoot. She designed the entire look of the shoot and we were her models. I love this shoot because it embodies a perfect summer day: carefree, pure, and country fresh. The combat boots are a plus, adding that feisty edge we all love to have. 

Leah's dress on the left is a wedding dress from the 1930's from Cheap Thrills.

My Dress: Dolce Vita

Photographed by Nicholas Horton and Whitley Pollet

Summer Salad

           It's something light and colorful is exactly what my body needs before it stays up all hours of the nights gazing at the stars and pool hopping.
        When creating a summer salad it is important to remember the more colorful, the better! The color is not only appeasing to the eye (which we know here to be necessary), but the different colored fruits and veggies carry different nutrients that our bodies need!

Yesterday I made this salad. (The picture could have been better but I had to hurry and snap it with my phone before my hunger devoured the salad).

Red Leaf Lettuce
Mozzarella Cheese (easy trick: buy sting cheese. Instead of ripping the cheese vertical, cut it horizontal, it makes delicious mozzarella bites)!
Balsamic Vinaigrette 

The amount of each ingredient is up to your specific desire. Easy to make and delicious to taste!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


This summer I have enjoyed discovering hidden treasures in my city (hence my last post). But sometimes I need that extra incentive to explore my city, and out of town guests are what usually give me that. I love rediscovering my town through visitors eyes. In these past two weeks a new desire for crepes has developed. I went to a great crêpes café in down town St. Louis called  Rooster and tried a 3 cheese crêpe. Today I went to Crepes, Etc. and split a nutella crêpe and a mozzarella/tomato/basil crêpe with my sister.

This place served Illy Coffee. I had never heard of this kind of coffee before (I'm usually a Starbucks kind of girl), but I definitely approved of this coffee, it had a high quality to it. 

So go out, try some crêpes (or make them, I think i'll try that and keep you updated), and explore your city!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Soulard Market

I love my city St. Louis because we have awesome things, including one of the biggest farmers markets i've ever seen, The Soulard Market. If you need a new inspiration on fruits and vegetables, I recommend going to a Local Farmers Market in your area. It's way more fun than going through the same old motions at a grocery store. A farmers market has more of a community feel. Since most of the food is local it is better tasting. Branch out and try it, it'll add a pep to your step :) 
This area of the market was homemade sauces. It reminded me an old fashion grocery store. 

I was in heaven with all the different apples.

The lovely ladies that joined me on this adventure!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Baked Zucchini

Tonight I made a mouth watering vegetable recipie; Baked Zucchini. It's easy to make and healthy. You can show off without even trying.

I recommend buying more Zucchini than you think you need, because the pieces will shrink once in the oven. I used 3 Zucchinis.

1. Preheat your oven to 350

2. Slice the Zucchini in pieces cutting the length, like the picture below.

3. Put the Zucchini on a cookie sheet, and keep in the oven for about 15 minutes. (Time may vary depending on oven).
4. Once you feel that the Zucchini is soft (its okay to sneak a few bites!), take the sheet out and butter the top of each piece individually.
5. Turn the oven to high broil and put the Zucchini back in the oven for about 6 minutes. Check on it frequently, and once you feel that the top has your perfect golden touch, take the tray out.
6. The last step, and my favorite; sprinkle Lemon Pepper over the pieces. Use as much or as little as you like. My sister was shocked to find out that all I used to flavor the Zucchinis was Butter and Lemon Pepper.

Star Shapes are always a crowd pleaser ;)

The Beginning of Cooking with Style

"Glamour: the attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things see appealing or special." -New Oxford American Dictionary.
Grace Kelly (A glamour inspiration to me).

"Gourmet: a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate."-New Oxford American Dictionary. 
A delicious Mint Chocolate Cake Ball made by my
friend Joy as a welcome home present to me

There is something special and exciting that happens when these two nouns unite. A revolution in the way food preparation and delivery is seen. Food is not only a need for survival but it is something that brings people together and causes quality time. Why not cook and eat in style?

As an 18 year old, I am personally no expert, but I am on a journey to become gain expertise and am inviting you to join me for the ride. I want my family to become excited about food again and not eat the same thing every night (plain chicken, green beens and rice).  Join me as I search for great, healthy recipes and execute it in a glamorous way that causes people to think of eating together as a special occasion.