Chocolate Chip Macaroons

CHOCOLATE CHIP MACAROONS Ingredients: 2 medium (very ripe) bananas 2 cups finely shredded coconut 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the bananas and coconut until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips. Shape into 16 cookies or drops and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Don’t allow the cookies to touch. Bake until coconut is golden and cookies are set, approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature while still on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container. Yields: 8 serving/ Serving Size: 2 macaroons/ Calories:174/ Total Fat: 11 g/ Carbohydrates: 20 g/  Dietary Fiber: 3 g/ Protein: 2 g Enjoy with a cup of tea!...
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It’s Officially Fashion Season!

It's Offically Fashion Season! The Shows, The Posh bloggers, The glitz and glamour will swarm the streets of New York for one beautiful week September 8th to September 14th, if you love fashion I’m pretty sure you’ve been anticipating the beginning of New York Fashion Week. While most of the shows are not open to the public new Indie designers and Veteran designers will present their creation to buys, stylist and fashion insiders.  The Fashion shows will set the tone for the trends and season must haves, the world wind build up can delight or disappoint our fashion senses, let’s see what they have in store for us this year! New designers Cushnie et Ochs Fall Winter 2016/2017 Versace Winter...
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Your body is a Masterpiece!

It is the perfect machine and you must respect every aspect of the design! If your working out 3 to 6 hours a week and your body composition is not changing fast enough you have to consider the whole picture. I’m sure you’ve heard of “you are what you eat”, well it’s true! While you can’t change your age, sex and genetics which play a small role in your metabolic rate,  what you put in your body, how long you work out and how much rest you get nightly make up for the bulk of how you can speed up your metabolism. What is your Metabolism? Stated simply, (your metabolism) is the process by which your body converts calories food- Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat into Energy.The speed at which our body burns calories is called Metabolic Rate. There are three aspects to the total metabolism rate and if we want to become fat burning machines we have to respect all three. The three aspects of your metabolism: 1. RMR (resting metabolic rate), RMR can be defined as the energy required to sustain bodily functions and maintain body temperature at rest, typically 60% to 75% of your daily energy expenditure. Examples of RMR: how many calories your body will burn during typical daily activity; cleaning, watching TV, sleeping, etc. 2. TEA (thermic effect of physical activity), TEA can be explained as the additional energy expended above RMR and TEF, due to physical activity (exercise) accounting for approximately 30% of 3. TEF (thermic effect of food), TEF can be defined as the metabolic cost of ingesting, digesting and storing food. This constitutes approximately 10% of total daily energy expenditure. Yes you burn calories when you eat:) Let’s begin with TEA (thermic effect of physical activity) A mere pound of fat amounts to 3,500 calories but don’t let that number frighten you. It’s not our mission to rid the body of all body fat, just the excess unhealthy body fat while simultaneously building lean muscle mass. A loss of lean muscle tissue results in a decreasing metabolic rate. If you lose five pounds of muscle the calories burned within 24 hours decreases by about 250 calories. While this may not sound like much, it adds up. Most people already do cardio training to lose weight, but few realize how important strength training is to burning fat and raising your metabolism. When you are...
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Cutie featuring a Floppy Hat!

Our New York Fashion Week!   Cutie by vaniasloft-1 featuring givenchy bags Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater marcjacobs.com Fur vest nu-denmark.us Topshop high waisted jeans $52 – topshop.com High heel boots $16 – newchic.com Givenchy bag $1,425 – ekseption.es Hinge floppy hat...
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Snow day Recipe!

Olive Oil Cake Ingredients Serves 12 3 large eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups whole milk 1 cup good-quality extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for coating the pan 1/4 cup amaretto liqueur 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the pan 1/2 cup coarse-ground cornmeal 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt Powdered sugar, for garnish  Instructions Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with olive oil and flour; tap out the excess. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and granulated sugar until well blended and light in color. Add the milk, measured olive oil, amaretto, and orange zest and mix well. In another bowl, stir together the measured flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring until just blended (the batter will be slightly lumpy; do not over mix). Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few crumbs, about 40 to 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely. When the cake has cooled, run a knife around the perimeter of the pan and invert the cake onto a serving plate. Dust with powdered sugar, cut into 12 pieces, and serve with a rich cup of...
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