Monday, March 2, 2015

Your New Go-To Dessert, Greek Yogurt

I have an on-going love affair with New York City. The beautiful store windows that leave you in awe, the incredible plays that make you cry, the interesting people that make you realize you are not that cool and, of course, the food. Ah, the food. There is something about the energetic atmosphere that makes me willing to try new dishes. Many years ago while in NYC, I tried Greek yogurt with honey for the first time for dessert. Everyone at my table thought it was disgusting but I was immediately hooked. I have tried it many ways; as a substitute for mayo, as a dollop of "sour cream", and of course for breakfast as well as dessert. As someone that doesn't love meat, I was thrilled to learn that it is packed with protein...and I happen to think it is delicious. That being said, I realize that I am in the minority here.  If you know me at you you know that I rarely share recipes because cooking is just not my thing. So you know I must think this is really worth sharing! Below are two of my favorite recipes that I am willing to bet will change the way you think about Greek yogurt!

A dollop of plain Greek yogurt inside a sliced & pitted peach, 
topped with crushed pistachios & drizzled of local honey.


Coconut flavored Greek yogurt topped with 
crushed dark chocolate and sliced almonds.

Happy Valentine's Day: Batting My Eyes at Latisse

A few years ago, I gave myself the Valentine's Day gift of long eyelashes, which I had never had. As a teen I would stand in front of the mirror for hours practicing curling my lashes. On one instance, I actually cut my lashes in the hopes that they would grow longer & be as dark at the ends as they were at the roots. Needless to say, it didn't work & I looked really weird for a while. As an adult, I noticed that my lashes were looking thinner than ever. 

So, on 11/11/11, I started Latisse and a mere three months later, on Valentine's Day, I was able to post great results! I didn’t like the brushes that came with the product so I bought my own MAC eyeliner brush. Of course, you should start with a clean face before bedtime. Put one drop of liquid in the bottle cap, dip the brush in until it is soaked, then swipe it across both lids, (rinse the brush each night with hot water). You need to let it dry completely before putting on any moisturizer. Check out the results!




MONTH THREE- Valentine's Day 2012

After some time, my lashes actually curled on their own so no more eyelash curler! I go through phases where they are shorter or longer but the coolest thing is how much thicker they are. I also apply my mascara in such a way that the tips are not coated. Why, you may ask? Because they actually come close to my eye brows when I look up & I get mascara smudges on my eyelids. I know, such problems ;)

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