11:49 | November 11, 2014

WORLD’S BEST BBQ STEAK

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Okay so that title might have been a little bold, I don’t actually know if this is the best steak in the world because I haven’t tried all the steaks in the world…. But it’s pretty damn close if you ask me! Since the weather has been so great in Vancouver (these past few days,) I figured I would share my favourite BBQ steak recipe. I learned this recipe from my Grandma, and it is seriously unreal! So simple, and so delicious.

What’s in it:

  • Beef tenderloin steaks (Costco sells great ones!)
  • Mustard (Maille Old Style Whole Grain Dijon is my fave)
  • Fresh pressed garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Start by covering your steaks in as much fresh pressed garlic as you like. I am really generous with my garlic because I find lots of it gets lost in the BBQ anyways. Next, generously cover those steaks in your mustard! The last step is to cover them in extra virgin olive oil. Let these babies sit on the counter and marinate for about 30 minutes, to get that flava flave right in there.

After your steaks are done marinating, fire up your BBQ and let it heat up. To make a great steak the BBQ should be really hot (around 500 degrees.) Once the BBQ is at the right temp, throw those steaks on for about 6 minutes per side. How long you BBQ them for really depends on how rare you like your steak and how thick the cut of meat is. So use your judgment on this one! Just make sure the BBQ is really hot so you get that delicious seared outside. Yum, yum, YUM!

I served my steaks with a simple salad and BBQ’d potatoes. For the salad I mixed together butter lettuce, chopped strawberries, sliced red onion, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves. I served my favourite Yogurt Tahini Dressing as the dressing on this beautiful salad.

My potatoes are magic. I’m telling you… MAGIC! All you do is take some small potatoes and boil them until they are cooked. Drain the potatoes and put them in another bowl. Cover em all up in olive oil, and whatever spices you have in your house. Here I used dried basil, oregano, thyme, and parsley. Add some salt and pepper, and toss them on the still-hot BBQ! They only need a few minutes and they will brown right up and have that awesome BBQ flavour.

Brave the chilly weather and fire up your BBQ to enjoy a beautiful steak dinner!

 

x,

 

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4:48 | November 9, 2014

OVERSIZED COAT

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Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are all having a great weekend, mine has been lots of fun so far. 

I wanted to share with you this awesome oversized coat I got from BB Dakota. I’ve been looking for a nice big coat like this for a while now, and have finally found one I love! It is the perfect cozy piece for the fall and winter season. I wanted to style this outfit to be pretty casual with a simple white V-neck shirt and some ripped jeans (which I picked up at Zara Spain.) I am a huge fan of Zara Spain, their selection is amazing! Take a look at this dress which I also bought in Barcelona.

My heels are theee most comfortable things ever. Like I’ve said before I prefer to wear leather heels because of how they fit to your feet. These beautiful babies were purchased at Nine West in Vancouver. It’s great to have neutral/nude coloured shoes, as they match so much better with all my clothes haha! I like it when pieces go well with everything, it makes getting dressed a little easier 😛

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 

x,

 

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3:28 | November 6, 2014

SNACK TIME

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Disclaimer: I have a slighttt obsession with peanut butter. Seriously, I love it. It makes me so happy. So it is only appropriate that I share with you my absolute favourite snack that I had today… Apples and peanut butter! Ohhhh how I love that sweet and salty goodness 😀

Peanut butter is a great snack because it has lots of protein and will keep you full until your next meal. It also contains lots of healthy (and unsaturated) fats, similar to those found in avocados and olive oil. The above factors make peanut butter a great skinny snack, because it keeps you full longer and helps stop you from giving in to those nasty junk food cravings!

Another super important thing… Buy REAL peanut butter. What is real peanut butter? Well, the only ingredients on the jar should be peanuts and salt. The majority of peanut butters on the shelf have the first ingredient as being icing power. Icing powder = cake icing = frosting for breakfast = NO. It’s gross, just don’t do it. Buy the real and delicious peanut butter that will better your health instead of yucky sugar disguised as a nutritious product. Keep an eye out for peanut butter labeled “natural” when you are shopping, as it will most likely be the real stuff! But check the ingredient list just to be safe. 🙂

What’s your favourite snack? I also really like this pink hummus recipe. Let me know in the comments below!

 

x,

 

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12:33 | November 5, 2014

SEXY BOOTY & LEGS WORKOUT

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It is finally here!! I am so thrilled to share my second Skinny Belle workout with you, this one targeting your booty and legs! This is one of my favourite workouts to do because I find that I see results really quickly with this one. If I am feeling like I need to boost my workout routine a bit, the Sexy Booty and Legs Workout always makes me feel better. 🙂

You might be wondering why I do no repetitions of exercises in this routine (ie: complete this workout 3 times through.) This is simply because I find comfort in only having to do something one time through, instead of repeating a workout several times. So sometimes I design my workouts so I only have to go through the routine one time… it just seems easier even though you are doing just as much work! Haha. It’s all about tricking yourself. 😉

Save the above file to your computer or phone, and keep it with you while you are working out to follow along! I love to hear your experiences with my workouts, so please comment below and let me know how it went for you!

If you are rushed for time, check out my 12-Minute Total Body Workout for a quicker workout!

 

x,

 

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12:00 | November 4, 2014

YOLK’S BREAKFAST

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This weekend I visited Yolk’s Breakfast for brunch. They have a food cart, food truck, and a restaurant which is located on Hastings and Clark in Vancouver, BC. When we arrived we pretty much knew that our meal was going to be unreal simply by how great our server was. All of us at the table were debating if our server was a part-owner of the restaurant or something, because she was THAT good. Turns out she was just really good at her job, but she made our experience great right from the get-go.

The restaurant location itself is nothing to fuss about, but its old-school style gives it that unique Vancouver charm that I love. The menu is super fun, it looks like one of those magazine quizzes we did when we were kids to see if you were a “tomboy” or a “girly-girl” haha! Check out Yolk’s full menu here.

I ordered Yolk’s classic Poached Free-Range Egg Sandwich, but I got mine made over Truffle-Lemon Hashbrowns instead of an english muffin… because HOW could I not. I mean seriously… TRUFFLE LEMON HASHBROWNS!! It was just the best. The other dish we tried was their Braised Beef Shortrib Eggs Benny. It had these amazing beer batter onion rings on top, which were sprinkled in blue cheese. Basically a heart attack on a plate. The braised beef just melted in your mouth and the whole time I was just wishing that the meal would never end. 😛

One thing that I really loved about Yolk’s Breakfast was that the eggs were free-range. I only eat free-range eggs at home and I find it makes such a difference in the taste and appearance of the egg.

If you can’t tell already, I had a great time at Yolk’s and highly recommend it it anyone looking for a beyond-delicious brunch!

For another brunch recommendation of mine, click here!

 

x,

 

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