Funny Bunny

flop eared bunny

My precious small niece and nephew in New York got this adorable flop eared pet bunny.

My precious other niece in North Carolina, Saffron, age 3, saw this following photo on her mom’s cell phone and said:

bunny reads

“That dog can’t read.”

Lolz.

XO-

~ H

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Life Can Be Rocky, Wear Pink Shoes

pink shoes motivational picture

My new bright, hot pink walking/running shoes! Forget the glass slipper, Cinderella.

Ok, I do more walking fast than running, but still. Anything for a little extra motivation.

These were on sale for $68.00 at Macy’s, not too bad. My old, cute purple ones had a hole in them.

To me these say, pink makes me happy, I don’t care if my feet are a size 10. Here I am, world!

Sometimes it’s the little things. :-)

XO-

~ H

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No Bake Pumpkin Candy!

no bake pumpkin candy

Yes friends, it’s that time of year again when many of us go on a pumpkin spice frenzy.

I made up this easy, healthy, No-Bake Pumpkin Candy from all whole ingredients, which happen to also be vegan in this case.

You could also call them No-Bake Pumpkin Refrigerator Cookies.

This is super easy, will satisfy your pumpkin craving, it’s kid friendly and you won’t have to feel too guilty about giving it to the little ones. My seven year old boy loved it.

Ingredients:

Note: Since this is no bake and contains no raw eggs, feel free to taste and adjust these ingredients to your taste as you go.

For example, I used a lot of maple syrup, you may prefer it less sweet, you may want more pumpkin, oats or spice, etc.

1.) 1/3 cup 100% pumpkin puree, I used organic from a can.

2.) 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats, uncooked. I used organic.

3.) 1/3 cup real 100% maple syrup. The good kind. I used grade A.

Good honey would probably work great, too. Preferably local honey to help save the bees.

4.) 1/3 cup organic virgin coconut oil.

5.) One teaspoon vanilla extract.

6.) One teaspoon (or more to taste) pumpkin pie spice.

7.) Optional: Chocolate chips, to your taste.

I used mini dark chocolate chips, about one fourth cup. Stevia chips are actually pretty good.

Directions:

Simply measure and mix all ingredients together in a big bowl.

Taste and adjust the amounts if ya like.

Now, keeping it real: Since I made this recipe up and it was my first time, I made the mistake of putting the mixture directly into 24 non stick mini muffin tin cups.

Learn from my mistakes: It was still delicious, but some of the bottom of the candy did end up sticking to the cups.

Next time, I would just plop one rounded tablespoon of the mixture on to waxed paper or a non-stick silicone mat, on either plates or on a regular cookie sheet.

(You could even shape them into hearts or some other fun shape if you have candy shapers.)

Then just refrigerate them until firm, around 2 hours, OR if you are impatient like me, pop them in the freezer until firm and eat.

I’m not even gonna calculate the calories on this one because it’s healthy candy, man.

Hope you enjoy and Happy Fall!

XOXO-

~ Heidi

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It’s Not Even October Yet

boy wolverine costume

I’ve already let my kid buy his first Halloween costume of 2014 and it’s still September.

Is there anything cuter than kids in faux muscle costumes?

I love Halloween. I tried on a hot pink girl unicorn wig with a silver horn, myself.

I promise I won’t dress as a slutty unicorn. Pinkie swear.

Somebody may have to stop me. I clearly have no self control.

XOXO-

~ h

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Queef Definition- Video

The video in which I define queef, per Urban Dictionary. Ahem.

XOXO-

~ Heidi

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Life is a Movie

getty view

What if we look at our life as one big movie?

In the beginning, we enter the story confused and trying to figure out the plot from clues and the other characters, like our parents.

Every obstacle the hero faces (you) is just an interesting twist or plot development.

There’s love and romance! Travel! Scenic vistas! Food! Music! A soundtrack!

The music swells. The camera pans. Sunrise, sunset. Begin again, every scene is new to you.

Anything can happen and frequently does.

Children age fast, sometimes in fast forward. Just like in real life. Kids say funny and deep stuff. Just like in real life.

There are supporting characters, conversations. Honesty, lies, revelations, intrigue…

History. Playing out before your eyes, unfolding.

Old people are wise and or funny. We love old people in movies. Why fear aging? It’s awesome. Even crabby old people are the best.

Every jerkface is just a bad guy. Sometimes movies are scary.

If you’re afraid, suspense!

But sometimes the bad guys can get redeemed and grow. We have to wait and see where the story goes.

Sometimes not, though, they don’t grow at all (Sometimes they get killed. Depends on the rating…But not by you, the hero. Unless it’s in self defense. )

The hero overcomes the plot twists and problems one by one. It’s just interesting drama, comedy and tragedy. Continue reading

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Skinny Green Grilled Cheese!

skinny green grilled cheese

Hey. I’ve been on a carb kick, lately. (*Whispers*) Carbohydrate confessions.

Yesterday I made myself my own version of a “Green Grilled Cheese Sandwich” like the gourmet take-out restaurants do.

But instead of broccolini or Brussels sprouts, I did kale, green onion, artichoke and avocado. Mmm.

It was soooo good!

I did use real butter on the outside of the bread, I’m not afraid of fat, baby.

What makes this luscious sandwich skinny is that, since you make it at home, you know how many calories you’re getting- plus it’s loaded with nutrition, calcium, protein and fiber to fill you up for a long time.

Ingredients:

1.) Two slices of good bread, I used organic, non GMO Dave’s Killer Bread in Good Seed.

2.) One half cup melty cheese, I used organic shredded mozzarella. (Regular)

3.) About a half cup of fresh kale leaves, chopped or torn into small pieces, sticks removed. I used organic Tuscon kale.

4.) Three of four thin slices of ripe avocado.

5.) Two artichoke hearts from a can or jar, drained and chopped up. I used the kind in water/brine, not packed in oil.

6.) A splash of low sodium chicken broth, I used organic- you can use veggie broth instead or just cook the kale in a little oil or butter.

7.) Three teaspoons of real salted butter, I used Kerrygold, which is mostly grass fed.

You could use less butter to cut calories, maybe two teaspoons instead, but I figure a little of it stays in the pan, anyway!

8.) Two green onions, chopped.

9.) Seasoning to taste, I used  a dash of garlic powder and garlic salt.

Directions:

Tear or chop up the kale leaves into small pieces and remove the sticks. Throw the kale in a non stick pan with a splash of chicken broth and a dash of garlic powder.

Turn heat to medium high and put the lid on the pan, stirring occasionally until the kale is soft, but still bright green.

Chop the green onions and toss them in at the end, stirring around.

Melt the butter in a large nonstick pan on medium heat and add the bread to the pan until one side is buttery and light brown.

Meanwhile, chop up the artichoke hearts and mix them up with the cooked kale.

Now, measure out the cheese, I used a half cup, which was a lot and worth it!

You can melt the cheese several ways.

Broiler: Heat up your broiler, lay the buttered grilled bread on some aluminum foil or a small pan butter side down, and layer the ingredients on one side:

I did avocado first, then the kale/artichoke/green onion mixture, and lastly the cheese.

Melt in the broiler under the cheese is melted and very lightly bubbly brown on top, if ya like. Mine took about 3 minutes. Make sure to remove the bread before it burns.

You can also do this in a preheated oven (about 400 degrees) or toaster oven, the broiler is just a little faster.

Shortcut: You can also put just the kale mixture on a microwave safe plate with the cheese on top and melt it for about 45 seconds. (Do not microwave the bread and the avocado, though.)

If you do the microwave method, still assemble the sandwich the same way afterwards, using a spatula to lay the melty mixture on the avocado and grilled bread.

You can finish off the microwave method in the broiler for a minute or two to make it bubbly perfect.

I added a dash or two of garlic salt on the cheese at the end.

Cut in half with a sharp knife and yum!

Calories: My sandwich pictured above was about 600 calories.

Enjoy and “Like” Skinny Mama Meals on Facebook for more recipes and weight loss inspiration.

XOXO-

~ Heidi

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