5:03 | October 8, 2014

COCONUT PEAR BREAKFAST CAKE

Food

Breakfast-Cake

Pear-Baked-Oats

Late-Baked-Oatmeal

Baked-Oatmeal

 

Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend, and I am STOKED. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, mostly just because the holiday festivities are fully centered around eating (guilty, lol.) Since we have a long weekend quickly approaching, I thought I would share one of my favourite breakfasts to make when I have a bit of extra time in the morning!

“Breakfast Cake” is what I call baked oatmeal. Why? Because it tastes way too good to be called something as lame as “baked oatmeal.” So, Breakfast Cake it is lol.

What’s in it:

  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 Bosc pear
  • 2 – 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • Handful unsweetened coconut flakes

Preheat over to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Get out your blender and blend together the bosc pear, almond milk, and oats. Just blend it enough so that the oats break down a bit, it doesn’t need to be pureed. Mix in the remaining ingredients in a bowl, and pour into a small oven-safe baking dish. Bake for 20 – 25 mins. Let sit for a few minutes to cool, then serve with more warm almond milk on top! This recipe makes one serving, so if you are cooking for two I would double it!

There are majorrr benefits to eating oats in the morning. This skinny recipe is seriously low in calories, but is high in protein so it will power you up for your day ahead. Oatmeal is also very low in fat. Alllll great things. Breakfast cake for the win.

Give this way-too-yummy-to-actually-be-healthy recipe a try! You will be happy you did 🙂

 

x,

 

Robyn-Signature

12:04 | October 7, 2014

FACE WASH ROUTINE

Beauty

Beauty-Routine

Beauty-Bar

Dove-Soap

 

Let’s get down to it. There are literally millions of products you can buy to wash your face with, all claiming they will beautify, anti-wrinkle, tone, cleanse, remove redness, unclog pores, etc… the list goes on. I’m not going to lie, it took me a really long time to figure it out what worked for me. I spent stupid amounts of money on skin care products that have left my skin worse than before using them. I would buy products and that would make me break out, and (being me) I was too stubborn to actually stop using the product so I would keep using it until it was done anyways. Smart? No. Stubborn? Yes.

I decided that I needed to take all the unnecessary steps out of my face wash routine. All I really needed to do was remove my makeup and clean my skin so it could breathe at night. Simple. This took me back the basics of staying fresh and clean, a good old fashioned bar of soap. Yup, just a simple bar of soap.

Considering that I have THE most sensitive skin ever (its so annoying, trust me) there are a few key things I look for when buying a bar of soap to cleanse my face with.

What to look for:

1) No perfumes. They irritate your skin like there is no tomorrow, and if we are being real 99% of perfumed soap smells kinda sketchy anyways lol.

2) The soap needs to be hypoallergenic. This means the product causes fewer allergic reactions than other products (according to whoever makes it.) There are not really any standards to show how hypoallergenic a product is, but generally speaking it should be less likely to irritate your skin.

See?! Simple! All I do is wash my face with this once night and in the morning (and obvi moisturize after,) and my skin looks the best it ever has! This is what works best for me, what is your skin care routine? I would love to hear about it in the comments below! 🙂

 

x,

 

Robyn-Signature

11:18 | October 5, 2014

CAFE MEDINA BRUNCH

Food

Cafe-Medina

Skinny-Belle-Brunch

Brunch-Cafe-Med

Brunch

 

If you live in Vancouver and have not been to Café Medina yet, go. Right now. They have an unreal menu, and a beautiful new location at 780 Richards Street. The new location was wayyy nicer than the old one. The high ceilings and big windows let in tons of natural light, and make for a really cozy environment.

So obviously if you go to Café Medina you need to try their waffles, which come with unrealll sauces. Milk chocolate lavender, salted caramel, peach & bourbon butterscotch, and white chocolate pistachio rosewater (just to name a few.) Hungry yet? I’m hungry just writing this lol.

This time, I decided I would try something new instead of my usual waffles. I had the “La Sante” dish which was a small plate with a soft boiled egg, avocado, tomato salad, olive tapenade, and salami. Since I am a total snacker and this was the perfect dish for me. Super yummy with lots of different flavours and not overly-filling. Check out the rest of Café Medina’s menu, and go give it a try! It is well worth it 🙂

 

x,

 

Robyn-Signature

2:16 | October 3, 2014

BLACK JUMPER

Outfits

Skinny-Belle

Jumper

Watch-Outfit

Jumper-Fall

Black-Jumper-Outfit

 

This is the first time that I have ever been able to wear a jumper! Being the lanky person I am, it is near to impossible to find a jumper that will fit me. All of my friends looked the cutest this summer rocking their little jumpers and I was the MOST jealous haha.

Needless to say, I am absolutely in LOVE with this Zara piece. The long and wide legs have this awesome 70’s vibe, which needs to be brought back asap (like… right now lol.) I’ve been rocking the wide-legged pant look these past few weeks, and am super into it. Anything that is long and flowy, like this dress, is right up my alley. To match the gold detail on the jumper I wore my favourite Michael Kors timepiece, and my Ray-Ban sunnies.

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you’ve had a great week. 🙂

 

x,

 

Robyn-Signature

12:02 | October 1, 2014

YOGURT TAHINI DRESSING

Food

Tahini-Dressing

Simple-Salad-Dressing

Yummy-Salad

Simple-Salad

 

Okay let’s be real for a minute here. Salads are not exactly the most exciting things in the world. If you make a “salad” with just leaves and some awful store-bought dressing it will be probably the least satisfying meal ever. SO. Lets re-define a salad.

A salad can be a meal or a side. In this recipe, it’s a side dish. When you make a salad as a meal you need to add the following things: protein, carbs, veggies, and yummies. That’s right, yummies. LOL. Yummies are what I like to call the salad toppers, such as: cheese, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and all that good stuff. For example, I used feta cheese as my yummy of choice in this Watermelon Salad Recipe.

Now that THAT is out of the way…I bring you my Yogurt Tahini Dressing!!! This dressing takes a boring side salad and makes it fab.

What’s in it:

  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup greek yogurt (0% is best)
  • juice of a whole lemon
  • ½ tsp coarse sea salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper

Whisk tahini and hot water together. Whisk in rest of ingredients. DONE! This will keep in fridge for up to a week.

My Yogurt Tahini Dressing goes best with iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, thin sliced purple onion, tomatoes, and of course yummies. You cant forget the yummies (just sliced almonds here.) Let me now how you like the dressing, and comment below with what you used your Yogurt Tahini Dressing on! 🙂

 

x,

 

Robyn-Signature