How are you!!?? Guess what? I just pulled an all-nighter. Jeez. Why do I keep doing this!!??? I have a billion things to do and I feel like the only way I can get through them is to just power through. I am having a fairly good time working though so I feel okay.
I really hope I don’t break down and fall asleep randomly somewhere. Plus I have a whole bunch of Pilates Bootcamp vids to film next week in LA! Must take care of myself…but I also gotta get these oGorgeous bags and wallets up! I just finished the lookbook that goes out to the retailers who are interested in buying the bags! Me, Adobe Illustrator, and Carlie Rae Jepson were best friends for the past several hours. I love her new album Kiss!!! So good!!! You have to check it out on Spotify!
Now I will get the bags in the store so you can see. Then tomorrow I plan on taking a break.
Oh no. Wait. I just realized I have homework to do for the app. DARN IT! And then I have to design and create the artwork for the DVD cover and disc.
Everything will be ok.
It will be ok.
Actually, I am very excited to do all of these things…just wish I had more me’s or more time!!!! But yeah, the DVD has been edited for the last time and I just approved it!!! I think you will love! I will release more funny DVD fast forwarded clips for your viewing pleasure on BlogilatesTV. I’m happy you enjoyed the last one!
Ok anyway, back on topic!!!!
So what’s the easiest way to steam your veggies? With a bowl, a plate, a teensy bit of water and the microwave.
Just fill the bottom with a lil water, throw your chopped veggies in, cover with a plate and microwave for about 3-5 min. Now I know what you’re thinking. “BUT CASSEY!!! THE MICROWAVE ISN’T HEALTHY!!! IT KILLS ALL OF THE NUTRIENTS!!!”
Alright, I’m not a microwave scientist but from what I’ve read and what I know about how a microwave works (it basically makes the molecules in the matter placed within the microwave move faster, therefore creating heat and cooking your food) – the way food actually loses nutritional value is by being exposed to heat for a longer period of time or by being diluted. So whether you are boiling, steaming, baking, or frying the heat in each case would kill off some nutrients. According to this Harvard study, boiling strips away a bunch of nutrients so it is best to save the “juice” and make soup out of it to get the goods.
Of course there are TONS of debates on this topic and I can’t firmly say I know for a fact that the microwave does not cause some harm I am unaware of, but as far as I know and as far as I have read, it seems to be okay and saves me a ton of time. Obviously something that comes scarcely nowadays! What are your thoughts on the microwave? Please link me to articles and journals that I can read either supporting or opposing the issue! This is a very interesting topic to me.
Ah yes and now the cookies! Which were baked in the oven :) Here’s the recipe!
– 3/4 cup dry oats
– 1/4 tsp baking powder
– 1/8 tsp salt
– 2 TBSP Stevia
– 2 TBSP Craisins
– 1 TBSP Coconut oil
– 2 TBSP nondairy milk (I used organic vanilla soymilk)
Mix all together with your hands, mold into balls, then press into cookies, and place in oven for about 15-20 min at 350F!
Crispy on the outside, not too sweet, and tender and chewy on the inside. I loved it! 100%
NUTRITION FACTS (per cookie, makes 10 mini cookies):
Not bad! Give it a try. They really honestly are super good. I think I’m gonna go make some more.
Or wait. Maybe I should sleep.
Okay love you guys!!! Need to figure out what to do with myself…
PS – #1. last day to enter the TRAIN LIKE A BEAST LOOK LIKE A BEAUTY giveaway – announcing a winner tonight on Twitter. Instructions here. #2. I hear you. One Direction. Live While We’re Young.