Shay and I have the exercise thing down - but we love our food. My goal is to make all of our favorite things in an exceptionally healthy way - it’s not even about the calories as much as how we feel after. Introducing Kelp Noodles…Coming in at probably the lowest calorie noodle in the world with a texture like glass noodles and a neutral taste - it is EVERYTHING. They aren’t as accessible as say chow main or vermicelli, but they can be found at speciality food stores and don’t break the bank. I can guarantee this will be a staple in your house (as it is in ours) - and it keeps well for leftovers served warm or cold…can I get an ammmmmen!?
What You will need:
- 2-3 cups of veggies of choice (We use peppers, red onion, broccoli, celery, kale and mushrooms…anything!)
- 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic (about small 6 cloves)
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1-2 packages kelp noodles (1 package if you like it extra saucy)
- 2 scallions (garnish)
- Thai basil (garnish)
- 3 tablespoons low sodium tamari
- 1 1/2 tablespoons agave
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce (optional)
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (unsweetened, unsalted)
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes (extra spicy)
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1/3 cup water (add if needed for consistency, should be runny)
- Over medium heat, in a wok or large frying pan, add a touch of olive oil. I like to start with the veggies that take the longest to cook and add them based on that. For example, I started with the onions, followed by celery and mushrooms, nest the broccoli, peppers, and lastly kale. They all have about a minute difference in cooking times. Once these are done just take them off the heat and set aside.
- In a bowl add all of the sauce ingredients and combine with a whisk - add the water a bit at a time to find the right consistency.
- In a separate pan on medium heat, add the garlic and ginger and sauté with the sesame oil until cooked. Add the sauce mixture and throw in the kelp noodles separating them with a wooden spoon or spatula - let the kelp noodles absorb the sauce and heat through about 10 minutes allowing them to soften.
- Throw in the veggies and toss it all together. Serve with sliced scallions and thai basil as garnishes and enjoy!
- For added protein, I use either chicken, shrimp, beef or seitan - just cook it with the veggies and it will pack a lot more protein!
I recently created a rainbow striped nail look and got tons of requests to do a tutorial about it! I know it is still winter in most places but it is starting to feel like Spring in Los Angeles! Here we will show you how to recreate the look using softer Spring time colors. These precise and uniform stripes will make you look like a pro even if you don’t naturally have a steady hand. You can also make this mani with ANY colors you already have at home as it is extremely versatile.
- Black/Grey Holographic Polish (NCLA “From LA To Anywhere”)
- White Polish (Jenna Hipp “By Invitation Only”)
- Light Purple Polish (Hail Nails “Twerkle”)
- Baby Blue Polish (Hail Nails “Candy Rain”)
- Electric Mint Green Polish (Hail Nails “Electro Kush”)
- Striping Tape
- Top Coat (Seche Vite)
- On a clean and dry manicure paint your nails with two coats of NCLA “From LA to Anywhere” - Allow to fully dry.
- Once your nails have dried, lay down three pieces of striping tape vertically down your nails. Your first strip will go down the exact center splitting your nails in half. Your second and third strip will then go down the middle of each of those sections. Your nails should be split into 4 equal sections. Cut your striping tape with nippers for better precision. Also, be sure to leave striping tape hanging off your nails because you will be lifting up the tape in later steps.
- Take your white polish and clean off the brush into the bottle so that there is very little polish on the stem of the wand. Minimizing the amount of product on your brush will help give you more control and better ensure that you won’t get nail polish everywhere. Paint one of the sections nearest to the side wall with your white polish. Paint the next section with your light purple, then repeat with your baby blue and green polishes. Be sure to clean your brush of product with every color to make sure you only paint each color in its desired section and not running it into the other colors. Allow to dry for a few minutes.
- After you have let the colors dry, take the nippers and peel up each of the pieces of striping tape one at a time. It is important that you have let the colors dry for a few minutes because if the polish is still wet- you will pull up the polish and smudge it.
- Once you have pulled up all the tape you will have perfectly placed rainbow stripes with holographic shimmer in between! Lastly top of your look with a coat of Seche Vite. I love this top coat because it won’t drag any of your nail polish like others do, leaving your nails extra shiny and ready to go!
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Our take on the 2014 Golden Globes fashion: from bows to baby bumps we have a winner for each!
Emilia Clarke from ‘Game of Thrones’ in a Proenza Schouler guipure lace gown.
Margot Robbie from ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ wearing Gucci white, embellished gown - flawless.
Kelly Osbourne in Escada - the purple hair makes it…super chic and never seen her look better!
Best Baby Bump:
Olivia Wilde in Gucci - and the perfect accessory, her baby bump!
Naomi Watts in Tom Ford - she claimed it was her husband’s night but honey, you stole the show!
Jessica Chastain in Givenchy - the shape & embroidery, her hair…it just works!
Cate Blanchett…duh…in Armani Prive.
Maria Menounos in Max Azria - the color and cutouts are just right!
Matthew McConaughey and Camilla Alves both wearing Dolce & Gabbana - they look exquisite…especially that green velvet suit jacket!
Anna Gunn in Donna Karen Atelier - this bow in the back and eggshell color is the right amount of feminine!
Best Worst Dressed:
Paula Patton in Stephane Rolland - I can see where she was going with this, but unfortunately her dress looked like it was about to attack someone…we still love you Paula!
Best Ageless Beauty:
Diane Keaton - if you look up ‘ageless beauty’ in a dictionary her picture will be there. She looked bomb and rocked salt and pepper better than the hip hop duo.
Best Dressed Overall:
Lupita Nyong’o from ‘12 Years a Slave’ in Ralph Lauren - she looks absolutely impeccable my TOP PICK 100%!
What was your favorite look at the Golden Globes…tweet us at let us know!
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