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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Originally posted on Made By Meggs:
This post may contain affiliate links, read more about what that means here. This is my go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Growing up I wasn’t particularly drawn to the chocolate chip variety. I have a huge obsession with anything peanut butter, and still very much do! Hubbs on the other hand, lovessssss chocolate chip & so this recipe has become a major VIP in our house. I love warming the house up on a chilly day with the stove & these cookies. In the winter our neighbor does a lot of the snow removal in our driveway – so I always make sure to thank him the best way I know how. And that is either with these cookies, or my favorite banana bread recipe. Either way it’s a win for all! Original Recipe: AllRecipes.com The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Prep: 15 mins   |   Cook: 10 mins   |   Total: 1 hour 2 dozen  |   292 calories (printable recipe here) INGREDIENTS 1 cup Butter, softened…

How to Dye Hair With Henna

Originally posted on HELLO LESYA:
English | Українська Hi, girls! Today I want to share with you my experience of dyeing hair with henna. I dyed my hair with henna for the first time when I was 13. I wanted to change my look and my mother advised me the natural alternative instead of synthetic hair dyes. Since time I have been using henna very often. When I studied at university I tried to dye my hair with a no ammonia hair colorant (such as L’Oreal Casting Crème Gloss), but I didn’t like them. I have a sensitive scalp and these colorants always irritates my skin. And after a few times of usage I noticed that my hair became more fragile and lifeless. I knew I had to change my hair care routine immediately. So I’ve turned to henna again and here you see the result. My first three steps were: 1) Improving my daily diet + adding more vitamins. I started eating spirulina in spring and autumn 2) Using sulfate-free shampoos 3) Dyeing hair with…

How to Blue Apron Your Life in 10 Ways

Originally posted on How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways:
Okay, another lazy factor in my life. I hate grocery shopping, so I do the online shopping and then I drive to the store and they bring it out to my car. I hate cooking because I never have any ingredients to try new recipes. But behold, Blue Apron stumbled into my lazy life. I had heard of this awhile ago, but I could never quite commit to giving it a shot. I’ve also been comparing the other companies that do the same type of business, but then I saw Blue Apron on Groupon. A discounted price to try something that had intrigued me for so long?! I immediately purchased that one! 1. So simple to order You literally just put what kinds of meats you want, and yes, they have vegetarian options too! And then you pick your delivery day and then BOOM you’re done and now you just wait for the amazingness to arrive. They also have an app so you can check…

Lazy Vegetarian Meal Ideas #25 Chickpea and Kale Delight

Originally posted on Sophia's news, reviews and cooking tips:
I love chickpeas. Like, seriously. I could write a sonnet about chickpeas. Chickpeas are cheap, tasty and protein filled beauties and I don’t know what I would do without them, and they are also fabulously cheap! This recipe is my take on the more traditional spinach and chickpea combo; kale has a slightly sweeter taste, but I prefer it personally. What you need: A can of chickpeas, about half a pack of kale, olive oil, an onion. Spices: Asafoetida, fenugreek, tumeric, chilli powder, cumin, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, salt, pepper, chilli flakes 1: Heat oil in a large saucepan and add some asafoetida and mustard seeds. Heat the oil over a medium heat for a few minutes (chop the onion in the mean time) until it becomes fragrant. Then turn up the heat, add the onions and spices and fry for five-seven minutes 2: Add the kale and sauté on a medium heat for a few minutes. Then add the chickpeas and some more spices and fry for…

DIY VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS

Originally posted on DARLY – LIFESTYLE BLOG:
Hello my lovely readers 🙂 How’s everything going? Valentine’s day is right behind the corner, so today I’d like to share with you some DIY valentine’s day cards. They are super easy and inexpensive to make but I also think they are very cute. One thing I’ve to say is that Valentine’s day is a day to celebrate love whether is to your love, friends or family. I enjoy Valentine’s day the same the years when I have a couple as the years when I’m single. I hate to read that some people get a bit sad because they don’t have a couple, it’s a day to celebrate love in all it’s ways. So you can give this cards to a friend or a family member and I’m sure they’ll appreciate it a lot and you’ll make their day better. So with no further do let’s get into the DIY. For the first card all you will need is a white cardboard, a needle and some red thread.…

not another box of chocolates

Originally posted on for the love of nike :
I think we all hate those mushy-gushy-corny-worny-heap-o-cheap Valentine’s gifts you’d imagine have been sitting in a Walgreens warehouse since they weren’t sold last February. Instead of giving in to a made up holiday and buying some piece of junk that’ll just get thrown out in a few months, I like to get creative and find another way to tell my loved ones that they rock. See what I mean? If you’re diggin’ it, take a closer look and click below. It’s time to get personal and give personal, whether your person is into Emily Dickinson, a sneakerhead, nature lover, or a Where The Wild Things Are fan. ?

Sweet potato and black bean chili

Originally posted on foodbycamilla:
In my opinion,  Chili is an essential recipe during the winter.This hearty vegetarian chili includes sweet potato and black beans along with flavourful seasoning such as cumin, cinnamon and chili powder.  This chili is bursting with flavour and is my favorite chili recipe at the moment. This chili is the perfect healthy weeknight meal. You can even make it and take it with you for lunch,  I am sure you will make everyone jealous! I’ve also added a few optional topping ideas such as avocado and coriander.Eat the chili as it is, or serve it with brown rice or quinoa. ? ? Ingredients ( serves 4 people).  1 large sweet potato 1 can black beans approximately 450 gram  (15 oz). 1 can chopped tomatoes approximately  400 gram  ( 14 oz). 1/2 onion 2 gloves garlic 2 tsp chilli 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp cinnamon oil for cooking salt and pepper 3 tsp lime juice ? Serve with ( optional) avocado (1/2 avocado per person). cilantro sour creme Method:  Heat oil in a…

Strawberry Protein Cheesecake

Originally posted on a health & fitness blog:
?? So, a few months back I posted my low fat protein pumpkin cheesecake recipe. I posted some recommendations of other flavors at the bottom of that recipe, but I still had people complaining that they don’t like pumpkin and don’t know how to modify for the recommended substitutions. So I decided to help out!! This is the exact same recipe I used a few months back, just modified without pumpkin purée.? I made a delicious strawberry cheesecake and it turned out fantastic!! I feel like I’m cheating on my diet, but I’m not! The best part of this cheesecake, aside from it being low calorie, low fat, and delicious — is that it is so versatile. You can make whatever flavor you fancy by trying out different yogurt and protein powder flavors. Seriously, get creative!!! ?? Ingredients: 16 ounces fat free cream cheese (room temperature works best) 2 individual package Dannon Light n Fit Greek Yogurt (I chose to use Strawberry Cheesecake flavor, but you can…

New England Clam Chowder Recipe by Dave Lieberman

Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium onion, finely diced 2 celery stalks (reserve tender leaves) trimmed, quartered lengthwise, then sliced into 1/4-inch pieces 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock  2 (10-ounce) cans chopped clams in juice 1 cup heavy cream 2 bay leaves 1 pound Idaho potatoes, cut into 1/2- inch cubes Salt and freshly ground black pepper Pan Toasted Croutons: 2 to 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes 3 tablespoons freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Pan Toasted Croutons: Heat the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery and saute until softened, mixing often. Stir in the flour to distribute evenly. Add the stock, juice from 2 cans of chopped clams (reserve clams), cream, bay leaves, and potatoes and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, stirring consistently (the mixture will thicken), then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook 20 minutes, stirring often, until the potatoes are nice and tender. Then add clams…

How Not to University: First Impressions

Originally posted on Pinkjumpers:
Having survived my first semester at university, albeit somewhat haphazardly, I like to think that I  have already learned a great number of things with regards to surviving the ‘outside world’. In what I hope will become something of a ‘how-to’ series, I will share my snippets of advice  alongside my first-hand woes that naturally stem from a girl who has yet to master the art of living smoothly. A lot can rest in first impressions- it is the difference between being ‘that intelligent female  who knows a lot about 17th century literature’ and being ‘that girl who parades around with yesterday’s lasagne stuck to her face’. And never are first impressions quite so important than when you start university; when every impression is both first and nightmarishly   immortal. It’s not breaking news to reveal that a drunken slobbery kiss the night before is a terribly awkward encounter in Tesco’s the day after. But even those ‘did I really lick his face last night?’ encounters do not compare to the events of…