Wednesday, June 29, 2011

NYC Style Swiss Oatmeal

If I wasn't so enthralled by clothing or captivated by the new collections that float down the runway each season I would want to be a culinary student. I love to cook, bake, grill, anything with preparing dishes that are healthy, great fuel for our bodies and of course low on anything the body doesn't need a lot of: saturated fats, salt, sugar, cholesterol.  I even try to make it low in calories, fat and carbs- why not!? I think everyone would agree that that is an added plus when it comes to good food.
Anyways, I spent a few days at home relaxing once I got back from New York, re-cooperating my spirit after the heart break that was so painful after leaving the fast paced, beautiful city- the love of my life (yes, I am that devastated,  through no control of my own which makes it even worse). My sister who just got back from a year long internship as a nutritionist was also staying at home while she studied to take her RD test to become a Registered Dietician (she's amazing and so passionate about food, it's contagious!). Whenever we are together we talk about food, nutrition, which foods are best for which dishes and what things we can substitute to make a baked good less fattening, etc. It's so much fun!!
I've learned so much from her and have picked up a few tricks from the cooks at Hearst Corporation as well as from around New York City that I've combined all my retained knowledge and came up with a few recipes. They're so delicious that I felt selfish not sharing with you guys, especially because these recipes are actually good for you! Of course, to make myself feel better, the names of each recipe has New York in the title. :)
Enjoy, and if you try them, let me know what you think!
Swiss Oatmeal: High in protein and fiber and helps lower Cholesterol.
This recipe is modified to be low fat, low sugar and dairy free.
**Made this myself :)**
7 Minutes - Overnight preparation for best results.

- To help with portion control, prepare in a 16oz plastic cup
     1/2 cup - Dry, Old Fashioned, Oatmeal
     1/4 cup - Silk Live! Soy Vanilla Yogurt 
                       If you are not concerned with it being dairy free Plain or Vanilla NonFat Greek
                      yogurt (Oikos) works great (it has less fat and is packed with good proteins).
     2/3 Cup - Almond Milk/Soy Milk (depends on your preference)
     1/4 Cup- Chopped Pecans
     2/3 Cup- Dried Cranberries
     1 Tblsp - Organic Honey
     Fresh Strawberries
     Fresh Blueberries

1- Add oatmeal, milk and yogurt to the cup and mix together. Let sit for 5 minutes.
2- Add pecans and cranberries to the cup and mix together.
3- Drizzle Honey to the top of the mix and mix together evenly one more time.
4- Let the mix sit in the fridge while you cut the strawberries into fine cubes. Then add the cut strawberries and blue berries into the cup. Feel free to add any other desired ingredients such as: bananas, apples, walnuts, other dried fruits, All Bran cereal, etc. 
5- Mix all together, add more milk for a thinner texture, and enjoy!
**For best results, prepare before you go to bed and let sit over night in the fridge. When you wake up the oatmeal will be perfect and you won't have to worry about making breakfast. :)'s FANTASTIC with a sugar-free Hazelnut Soy Latte! Trust me.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I'm Dyeing

Isn't she adorable!!!
Made me smile from ear to ear, and laugh out loud 
in the middle of a crowded Starbucks

Rosie Huntington stunns in Michael Kors beaded body suit

Michael Kors Fall 2011 RTW -

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is looking sexier than proved this to be true yesterday, June 15th, when she arrived at "The Late Show with David Letterman" in a Michael Kors Fall 2011 nude beaded body suit and high-waisted pants. 
Not only is Michael kors my favorite designer but I work for him so it's exciting to see his designs on some of the most beautiful people in the world. It's a true testament to his talent and the passion he uses to create these exuberant collections.
Rosie rocked it outt and didn't fail at leaving men-and women-everywhere drooling and wanting more. Jason Statham is a lucky, lucky man. 

For more on Rosie, check out this previous post: Model of the Moment.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Channeling my Inner Resort

Sorry for the bad quality-Will do better next time :)
Bright colors, minimalist chic, loose silhouettes, and simple and sleek hairdos are rocking the runway and I couldn't be more thrilled. This season is all about the colors, easy accessories, and light fabrics-mixing and matching to create a look that maybe too hot for the summer heat.

 I am in love with it all and decided to channel my inner Resort: A bright orange pleated cotton skirt (you'll notice pleats-in all sizes and colors- are everywhere and I'll admit, I'm obsessed! My closet had become a pleated paradise) and a black sheer button up sleeveless collared shirt-both from H&M, gold T-strap jeweled sandals and loose waves. What do you think?! I die for it. 
 Here are some of my favorite Resort looks straight from the runway..Enjoy!

Balenciaga Resort 2012
Bottega Veneta Resort 2012
Diane Von Furstenberg Resort 2012
Diane Von Furstenberg Resort 2012
Diane Von Furstenberg Resort 2012
Gucci Resort 2012
Michael Kors Resort 2012

3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2012 
Sportmax Resort 2012
The Row Resort 2012
Lanvin Resort 2012

Nanette Lepore Resort 2012

Reed Krakoff Resort 2012

Friday, June 3, 2011

Brooklyn Flea Market

It was a beautiful sunny Sunday in New York. A friend of mine invited me to ride his motorcycle to the Brooklyn Flea market. It was a lot of fun, especially being on the motorcycle- I experienced New York in a whole new way - it was amazing but I won't lie I was screaming in my helmet the whole time. It was amazing but totally frightening. I just couldn't fight the feeling that I was going to somehow do something stupid--which is highly likely knowing me and my luck--and cause us to loose balance of the bike and fall in the middle of the Brooklyn bridge. I guess motorcycles aren't my thing.
Anyways, the flea market was incredible and had a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline. While I was there I was inspired by all the accessory stands. So many eclectic colors and vintage designs, I was enthralled by it all! Loved it!

My favorite! Vintage pearl collars.