July 30, 2014

Relaxed Vibes

J.Crew shirt, Monrow tee, Shorts (random), Linea Pelle bag c/o, Birkenstock sandals
Well, I totally caved and bought myself a pair of black Birkenstocks.  I have to admit, I really do love them.  They take the meaning of "comfortable footwear" to a whole new level.  We've had some pretty crazy heat in L.A. for the past few weeks, so I kept things light and relaxed by wearing my favorite summer staples.  Besides, you can never go wrong with a chambray shirt and crochet lace shorts.

July 28, 2014

Summer Skirt

J.Crew sandals & skirt, Forever 21 sweater (old), Cartier watch
  Remember my black drop waist skirt from this post?  Well, you guessed it...I got it in white too.  Did I mention that it happens to be on major sale at J.Crew right now?  I wore it with a bright coral top and gladiator sandals for casual yet chic look, but can't wait to dress it up with heels and a silk blouse.  I hope everyone had a great weekend!

July 25, 2014

Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

What does one do with left over quinoa?  Make pancakes of course!  I came across this recipe for lemon blueberry quinoa pancakes and let me tell you, they are GOOD.  In fact, they're so damn good, you'd never know that you're eating something so healthy.  They're light and fluffy, packed with protein and will keep you satisfied all morning long.  So if you plan on making pancakes this weekend, go ahead and give these a try.  You know you want to! 

1 cup cooked quinoa
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
3 large egg whites
1/3 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of milk of your choice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup fresh blueberries

In a medium bowl, whisk together quinoa, flour, baking powder and salt
In another medium bowl, mix together egg whites, yogurt, milk, and brown sugar until smooth
 Add egg mixture to flour mixture and mix to combine
Add vanilla and lemon juice and mix again
Next gently fold in blueberries
Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium heat
Drop batter by 1/4 cup onto skillet
Cook until bubbles appear on top, about 2 minutes
Flip and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 more minutes
Repeat with more cooking spray and remaining batter
Makes about 8 pancakes