Links & Loves & Thoughts

Are you like me when you research recipes you read the reviews on it? What is even more exciting is when you come across one that has all four stars and the reviews on it are outstanding….then you make it and it’s a complete flop! That was me this weekend, I came across a really good Vegan (I believe) recipe that had Avocados, Cacao Powder, Maple Syrup, Almonds, Chia Seeds, Almond Butter…..the works.

Looks great huh? Well I was highly disappointed…it was GROSS! It tried a few bites of it trying to convince myself that it was good because it had healthy ingredients in it.


About an hour it after it was made, it landed in my trash can.  I get it…when I trained at Le Cordon Bleu everything we made was amazing…can you say butter? And ingredients that could stop your heart. I have really high standards with baking but nonetheless I enjoy trying new recipes.

But when I ate this it took me everything in my power not to gag. I could feel my eyes starting to water up and turn red…it was just awful and I am pretty sure it was a sight to watch. I am really sensitive to funky tasting food; definitely one of those people that you will know if I don’t like something based on my reactions. I try to hide it most of the time..I don’t want to hurt anyones feelings, BUT once I am comfortable with you…it’s fair game.

So, in the end this doesn’t discourage me from trying another healthy recipe out…I guess the lesson learned here at least I tried.

Now onto links:

I made this last night for dinner and it was fantastic!

I have been living in this open hoodie all winter, such a staple in my wardrobe and it’s pretty accurate to size.

This is the best lipstick in the world! I also wrote a blog post about it and I am almost out of it!

Loving this cut! I am thinking about chopping my hair off hair is past the middle of my back and I am really bored with it. My hair is naturally brown with blonde undertones..if I lived by the ocean I would probably be close to blonde. So I am thinking about either going back to my natural color OR keeping the blonde look.

Do you have any fun plans coming up this week?

Sophia has school and the library tonight!








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