Showing posts from April, 2019

Fighter Stamina HIIT Workout by 12 Minute Athlete

Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 Minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Straight punches
2. Push ups w/ double knee touch
3. Squat jump in/outs
4. Four punch combo
5. High knees
6. Mountain climber crosses
Bonus: 2 rounds 50 Flutter kicks + 25 V ups


1Onion(diced)2ClovesGarlic(minced)2Habaneros(minced)1CupCorn1PoundShrimp(cleaned and deveined)12OuncesBean Thread Noodles2TablespoonsGochujang2TablespoonsSoy Sauce2TablespoonsSriracha1TablespoonRice Vinegar1PinchSugarCilantro INSTRUCTIONSBoil water and pour over noodles in a bowl. Let soak until tender. Rinse well because they are super starchy.Saute the onion for 5 minutes. Add the corn, habanero, and garlic and cook 2 minutes.Shrimp go in next, Cook 2 minutes then add the soy sauce, sriracha, sugar, vinegar, and gochujang. If you are a regular of my blog and you don't always have gochujang in your fridge by now, then I have failed you. Kidding. But I use it in a lot of Asian cookin. Cook 2-5 more minutes until the sauce comes together and the shrimp are cooked. Remove from heat. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.Pour the sauce over the noodles, mix, add in some cilantro, and serve. Soo good.

Earth Day Beauty Initiatives

Earth Day is the perfect day to pause and reflect on how you can have a greater role in protecting the planet. As intimidating as that may sound, we’re here to assure you that you can start small and get as involved as you want to be. There are plenty of organizations to get involved in, as well as simple beauty swaps and choices you can make to lead a more eco-conscious lifestyle. Ahead, learn how some of our favorite beauty brands are encouraging you to get involved this Earth Day, including Garnier’s ongoing beauty empties recycling program and a face mask from Kiehl’s supporting Earth Day Cleanup 2019.
Upcycle Your Beauty Empties with Garnier Since 2011, Garnier and Terracycle have diverted over 11.7 million beauty empties from landfills through their partnership. Together, they upcycle useful materials into garden beds, park benches, lumbar playgrounds and more. To get involved in the program, simply sign up online to print a free shipping label and keep track of your personal impa…

Sweaty + Explosive HIIT by 12 Minute Athlete

Workout equipment:
Workout type: 12 Minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Box jumps
2. Candlestick jump ups
3. Seven push up walks
4. Single leg jump ups
5. Burpee step overs 
6. Split leg v up combo
Bonus: 20 Side plank reach throughs + 20 Candlestick hip bridges

Black Bean Enchiladas

Ingredients12small corn or flour tortillas (I’d recommend flour)1 15-ouncecan black beans, drained and rinsed1 4-ouncecan diced green chilies1 28-ouncecan red enchilada sauce, such as Las Palmas1/2cupgrated Manchego cheese + more for topping (or sub another Mexican cheese, such as Cojita or Pepper Jack)1/4cuplight sour cream or Greek yogurtTopping Options: Diced green onion, cilantro, grilled fajita veggies, avocado, salsa, sour cream, etc. Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and position a baking rack in the middle of the oven. Combine black beans, green chilies, sour cream and manchego cheese in a mixing bowl. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired. Cumin may also be a good addition, but fine without. Set aside. Warm 3/4 of the enchilada sauce in a large shallow pan over low-medium heat. Pour a small amount of enchilada sauce to lightly coat the bottom of a 9x13 dish. Transfer one tortilla at a time to the baking dish, scoop in 2 Tbsp of the black bean filling and …

Serums, Essence, Emulsions and Ampoules

With innovative skin-care products and cosmetics like BB creams, sheet masks, and cushion compacts, it’s no wonder we’re obsessed with all things Korean beauty. But, as more and more new products and formulas are introduced into the Western world, things can get a bit blurry. Case in point: the difference between serums, ampoules, emulsions and essences. If you have no clue what an emulsion or an ampoule even is and are still not sure whether or not you need a serum or an essence, keep reading. We help to clear things up, below.
WHAT IS A SERUM? In most skin-care routines, serum is the step after cleansing, but before moisturizing. And, while these lightweight, concentrated formulas have consistency in common, the benefits vary. From serums formulated with antioxidants to layer under your sunscreen during the day to anti-aging serums to press into your skin before bedtime, serums may have a lightweight texture, but when it comes to skin care benefits they pack a major punch. Think of…

Bedouin Pizza

Araies Iahma aka Bedouin Pizza
Print Recipe courtesy of Petra Kitchen Ingredients 1 pound ground meat1 medium onion, diced½ cup olive oil1 green chili pepper2 cloves garlic, crushed and diced2 tomatoes, blanched, skinned and diced (see preparation)1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon sea salt4 pita bread Instructions Preheat oven to 350°FFinely dice the tomatoes, onion, chili and garlic.Add the salt, cumin, and diced vegetables to the ground meat and mix well.

Why Probiotics are Great in Beauty Products

Thanks to all those yogurt commercials, you’re probably aware that probiotics are good for you. But you might not know that they also happen to be very good for your skin, too. It is a fact that what is good for your gut is beneficial for your skin too.

That’s not all applying probiotics topically can do for your skin. They can also soothe inflammation, guard against oxidative stress and free radicals, and protect your skin from the dangers and anti-aging effects of pollution, including fine lines and dark spots. There are actually specific probiotics strains that have been shown to promote ceramide production, which are healthy lipids naturally found in skin that trap moisture and strengthens the skin barrier.T here is a lot of science emerging that certain strains taken orally and applied topically can hydrate the skin.

It’s long been known that what you eat can affect your skin, and that’s especially true for probiotics. In the digestive tract, you have a lining to your gut and if yo…