Daily Photo – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com A beauty blog blooming with fresh makeup reviews, swatches and beauty tips from your friendly neighborhood beauty addict Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:00:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-makeupandbeautyblog-amp-site-icon-v3-2016-32x32.jpg Daily Photo – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com 32 32 GREENS, EGGS AND BAM! Sauteed Spinach, Brown Rice and Parmesan Skillet http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-photo/greens-eggs-bam-sauteed-spinach-brown-rice-parmesan-skillet/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-photo/greens-eggs-bam-sauteed-spinach-brown-rice-parmesan-skillet/#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:52:38 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=208605 GREENS, EGGS AND BAM! Sauteed Spinach, Brown Rice and Parmesan Skillet

Got a new favorite lunchies! It’s quick, easy, nutritious and pretty dang tasty, if I do say so myself.

I can’t take all the credit, though. I liberated a recipe that I saw on eatyourselfskinny.com, which I originally wanted to try because it had kale in it, and I’m still trying to like kale….but I ended up tweaking it, LOL! My version doesn’t have kale in it.

Yeah, the whole me trying to love kale thing? It’s not going well, but that leads me to one of the joys of cooking –substitutions. 🙂

This serves one person, by the way, and cooks up in a flash, so you’ll want to start by gathering your ingredients and having them prepped and ready.

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or you can use an olive oil spray, but I like to add a little healthy fat so that the meal sustains me for longer than 10 minutes)
  • 2-3 minced cloves
  • 4 cups of fresh spinach
  • 1 cup of cooked brown rice (or a 1/2 cup, depending on how hungry you are; I use Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice, which is in the frozen section)
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 1 egg

Start by warming the tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick skillet, then add your garlic.

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The Birthday Girl http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-photo/the-birthday-girl/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-photo/the-birthday-girl/#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:30:53 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=209635 The Birthday Girl

Connor’s first birthday lasagna was a smash super hit! Of course, I’m exhausted from all the festivities (hosting is fun but tiring, am I right?!), but it was all worth it.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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Happy Valentine’s Day! http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-photo/happy-valentines-day-2/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-photo/happy-valentines-day-2/#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:00:24 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=208773 Happy Valentine’s Day!

Even though I think love should be celebrated every day, I don’t mind that February 14 is the designated day to say, “Hey, love! 💗💗💗 You’re pretty awesome.”

I’ll be spending Valentine’s Day with Ms. Connor Claire, who’s dressed in head-to-toe hearts for the occasion, and her big brother Tabs, of course. Later tonight, El Hub will pick up dinner on his way home, because I’m craving Puerto Rican food… Nothing says “I love you” like fried 🍌 plantains, LOL!

We love you and hope your belly is full of delicious V-Day 💗🍫😊 chocolate.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addicts,

Karen, Connor Claire and Tabs

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Soup Is Good Food http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-photo/soup-good-food/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-photo/soup-good-food/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:56 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=207592 Soup Is Good Food

Soup is one of those things that seems (to me) like it would be hard to make, but when you really get down to it, it’s basically just throwing a bunch of stuff into a pot, mixing it around and waiting.

It’s not that hard! It’s kind of like smoky eyes. A little bit of practice, and you start to figure out how the pieces fit together. Then it’s not that hard to execute.

Soup is my favorite thing to eat when I’m feeling under the weather (I’m still getting over that cold), and I made this chickpea tomato soup last night from a recipe on skinnytaste.com. It turned out SO delicious. I can’t wait to make it again, but I think I’m going to double everything and make twice as much. Then I’ll freeze the extra.

It was kind of a last-minute decision, and I didn’t have the fresh herbs, so I substituted them for dry herbs from my cupboard.

I used my new Dutch oven (got it from Target last month), and I freakin’ love that thing. How did I make it this long without a Dutch oven??

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And She’s Off! http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-photo/and-shes-off/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-photo/and-shes-off/#comments Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:00:30 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=207485 And She’s Off!

Our little coywolf isn’t so little anymore. Was there really a time when I could put her on a blanket, and take pictures of her while she sat and smiled cutely?? Now, I gotta chase this child down to grab a couple shots!

She’s about 10 months old now and spends most of her days playing xylophone music, redecorating and doing baby laps inside her play area, when she isn’t tilling the carpet fields behind her baby walker. 🙂

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