Showing posts from November, 2017

My Amazing Columbian Stew

Ingredients 4-5 chicken quarters, or one chicken cut up. I used 5 small chicken quarters
4 small red or Yukon Gold potatoes,  cut into 1- to 2-inch chunks1 large onion, sliced into 1/4-inch slices (about 1 1/2 cups)1 medium beefsteak tomatoes, cut into 1- to 2-inch chunks (about 1 cups)4 ears corn,cut in half1/2 carton 16 ounces organic chicken stock 2 bay leaves2 garlic cloves,minced1 jar  GOYA® Sofrito  add more broth to jar to get all the sauce out into the cooker
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1/4 lemon, juicedCondiments: chopped green onions,lemon and chopped fresh jalapeno
Directions 1. Combine garlic,potatoes, onion, tomato, chicken pieces, bay leaves, and a  pinch of salt in a pressure cooker. Toss with hands to combine. Add corn on top. Pour broth and sofrito with a squeeze of lemon.Seal lid and cook under high pressure for 30 minutes. Release pressure, remove lid, season to taste, and serve with condiments and corn tortillas.

INSANE Fat Burning 20 Minute HIIT *WORKOUT #1* by DailyHIIT

You perform 8 different moves which keeps the routine fun, exciting and different.You perform each move for only 20 seconds each, with 10 seconds rest right after.You perform 5 rounds of the circuit (8 exercises) and you are DONE in 20 minutes!
What do I need to do? Perform each exercise for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. You have 8 exercises in total, so when all is said and done, one round will take you 4 minutes. You must complete each exercise with 100% effort. You will be changing up your exercise every 20 seconds, so give it ALL YOU GOT using correct form, for those 20 seconds! What equipment do I need? For today’s workout you will need a bench and a stopwatch and/or interval timer. If you don’t have either, download a free one such as interval . For the bench, you can use a chair, lower table, step or any elevated surface. How often should I perform this type of circuit? Perform the below circuit 2-3 days a week on non-consecutive days. Exercises:Toe Taps

Holiday Trend: Blue eyeliner and Shadow

PHOTO: CLIQUE Studios  In a sea of vampy lips and smoky eyes, the best way to stand out during the holidays is with a sweep of bold pigment. And not just any color: We’re talking something truly unexpected—electric, even. Yes, we know blue eye looks have been subjected to scrutiny since the ’80s, but we’re more than ready to give them another try—with some guidance, of course. So we invited beauty influencer Eman to Santa Monica's Ulta Beauty to take part in our 10-minute beauty challenge. Eman chose a makeup look at random and was given 10 minutes to shop the necessary productsand create the look. Her thoughts on the frosted blue shadow look? “I think it’s gorgeous, and it incorporates a lot of the hero trends of the season, like metallics and bold colors.”  Watch the video below to see how Eman created the look in under 10 minutes.   2 / 8 Eman’s take on the frosted blue eye is modern and fresh—and proof that the color is seriously underrated. Learn how to create the look below, and…

Makeup Mistakes That Are Making You Look Older

Mistake #1: You're Not Blurring Your Face Makeup can settle into wrinkles and make them look worse. Beginning with a flawless base stops creasing before it starts. Unlike regular primers, blurring formulas soften and hide fine lines for a more youthful-looking finish.
Lumene Bright Now Blur Line & Pore Minimizer($20)
When worn alone, this lightly scented primer minimizes pore size and leaves skin feeling smooth without any greasiness. When paired with foundation, the formula enhances the look of makeup and makes application a breeze.
Mistake #2: You're Using The Wrong Foundation Powder makeup can dehydrate and give skin an unnatural texture—not to mention accentuate crow's-feet, frown lines and wrinkles. Instead, use cream products that keep skin looking dewy and hydrated. I have tried a many samples in the last few months. I really love the new La Mer and Nars and Chanel. But find a great one that is not so matte.

Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation NARS ($49)

Vegetable Broth Mix Recipe | All-Purpose Seasoning by

Print Vegetable Broth Mix Recipe | All-Purpose SeasoningIngredients: 4 T celery salt (See Homemade Celery Salt and How to Use It)
4 T dried parsley flakes
6 tsp garlic powder
6 tsp salt
6 tsp ground savory (use summer savory — not the winter variety. If necessary, you can substitute thyme, marjoram, or sage.)
2 tsp dried marjoram
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground sage Directions: 1.  Combine all in a small bowl.  Store in glass or plastic container with a tight fitting lid.  Stir or shake occasionally before use to redistribute ingredients. 2.  Use 1 tsp mix plus one cup of water to make 1 cup of broth in a recipe.  You may substitute this for chicken broth/bouillon in recipes as well.  1 tsp is the equivalent of 1 bouillon cube. Tips: 1.  Store a small measuring teaspoon in your container so that you are not continually washing a rewashing the same spoon as I use this mixture so often. (See my post on saving time with tools for more ideas for your spoons!)

BCAA"s and Protein Powder: Skin Tightening

People don't usually think of bodybuilding and skincare as going hand in hand. But research from the world of muscle building has important implications for the appearance of the skin. After all, your skin rests on your muscles. So one of the best ways to keep your skin tight and free of wrinkles and sagging is to keep your muscles strong. When your underlying muscles are toned and tight, your skin has a strong foundation to rest on and will appear healthier.

Of course, to have strong muscles, you need to exercise. But many people like to supplement their exercise with, well, supplements. This isn't a bad idea - if you go about it the right way. And new research conducted at the University of Stirling and published in Frontiers in Physiology has found that some supplements are much more effective than others.

A popular type of muscle-building supplement is branched-chain amino acids (BCAA). You may have heard that these supplements will trigger your body to build muscle aft…

Hybrid Workout- Week 4

DAY 1ExerciseSetsRepsMuscleHang Clean310OverallStanding Dumbbell Shoulder Press Both Arms36ShouldersBarrel Throws with Band310ShouldersSeated On Bench Bar Lat Pulldowns Both Arms312BackStanding Dumbbell Front Raise Alternating Arms38ShouldersStanding Cable Upright Row Both Arms312ShouldersDumbbell Bent Over Wide Grip Rows Both Arms310BackProne Iso Abs Feet On Ground Arms On Ball320AbsLaying on Ball Abdominal Crunches Hands by Head330AbsDAY 2ExerciseSetsRepsMuscleMachine Leg Press Both Legs320LegsBarbell One Legged Squat Foot On Bench35LegsDumbbell Side Lunge36LegsProne Machine Leg Curl One Leg310LegsAdductor Side Steps315LegsBarbell Bench Press On Bench38ChestDumbbell Bench Press On Ball One Arm310ChestStanding Chest Fly With Band One Arm312ChestStanding Biceps Curl Dumbbell With Band Alternating Arms415