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My name is Sharon! I'm a vegetarian-ish foodie who loves FOOD, music, concerts and exercise (a.k.a. "schvitzing"). Feel free to email @ HealthyJewishPrincess@gmail.com :)
Hey everyone, I am switching over to a new blog, check out Healthy Heeb!
Ok, I admit it. I cheat sometimes. In baking that is.
I don’t normally use mixes when baking but I know that making scones can be a pretty annoying and painstaking ordeal so I gave in.
The mix cuts out alot of the work for sure.
Since I’m an ingredient aficionado, I made sure that these seemed pretty harmless.
And for this price, I got two boxes!
But since heavy cream is fat laden and was nowhere in sight I resorted to my substitute ~ coconut milk.
I mixed u the ingredients and voila! My ultra puffy sticky scone dough.
No exaggeration on the sticky front. I guess that’s what $1 box mix gets me. $1 plus a good deal of kneading.
Finally, I unstuck myself enough to arrange my stones for baking.
And the obligatory close up, of course .
And here’s the finished product!
These scones are just calling to the camera!
But these scones aren’t complete yet. I prepared the glaze that came with the mix but it came out super bubbly and clear.
Then I generously poured it over the scones.
In retrospect I should’ve used cream and held back on the extra glaze. I have another box so I will another afternoon of experimenting on my hands .
Q: Have you ever taken a shortcut while baking or cooking something? Like use a box mix, etc?
I’m a total introvert. I love having lots of personal space and time to myself. I guess you could say I’m a hoarder of laziness.
Sometimes you just need to have utter and complete “I <3 ME” time.
Pass up on a party or big event to be on my owny…all aloney?
But yes, being alone sometimes keeps me sane. Just having those few hours or even one hour all to myself to do yoga, meditate, take a bubble bath, is so essential to my well being.
Sometimes I spend that alone time doing an activity I typically loathe doing on the regular….read. But to help my brain regenerate what it loses while watching reality television shows and poking my friends on Facebook, I try to settle down with a good book or magazine that I’ve wanted to read for awhile.
Like this article that came out a few months ago in the New York Times magazine.
Usually while taking a lovely bubble bath,thanks to muscle salts and Lush.
I love this Lush Comforter bubble bar. A small piece like this…
Makes bubbles like this!
Stay in bath as long as you like. I usually stay in them too long .
I follow up my luxurious bath with a rich natural lotion like this one from Ecotools.
And since extra stress can wreck havoc on my skin I use a clay mask and a skin peel.
I love this one by Earth Science, which I think I got at Whole Foods.
Next, make googly faces in your bathroom mirror with your newly refreshed and rejuvenated mug.
Or when I don’t have time for a luxurious bath and face googly session I’ll give myself a mani/pedi with an awesome nailcolor.
And treat myself to a sweet & antioxidant filled treat like a square of dark chocolate .
And sometimes relaxing isn’t all about pampering my body. It could be pampering my creative side.
I love cutting up old magazines and making collages.
There is something therapeutic to sifting through piles of high fashion pictorials and random images.
I also collect Absolut ads. If you have extras lying around, send them this way .
And alas, the good old ‘out-of-breathe-red-in-the-face’ run that always does the trick to get those aggressions out, work out my thoughts and gives me the strength to keep on carrying on.
What do you find relaxing ? How do you spend your ‘me time’?
Dear Blogworld & Inc. ,
I have been very ingnorant of you. I love sharing my adventures, ideas and recipes with you and I feel like I have been doing a terrible job of that as of late. So I want to create a fresh start. Besides, being ignorant and indecisive is so 2010 right?
So lately I’ve gotten inspired for a new blog name. So I create a bunch then delete the ones I don’t find suitable after awhile. Hey, it’s free and I do love freebies !
Not to mention that I have been down this road before. But right now, I’m super serious about changing it. Here are a few I created and I plan on picking one of these, or even keeping more than one. I’ll list the ones that I am seriously considering to the ones I’m so-so about. Then I’ll explain a little bit about what they mean to me, etc.
Healthy Junebug or Sharon The Junebug = I grouped these together since they both have “junebug” in the name. I have to give my madre some credit for these, because we always have an afinity for the little creatures. Whenever a junebug pops up and shines it little light it truley signifies the beginning of summer. Plus my birthday is in June (*hint hint*) so the month of June in general is very special to me.
Viva La Food = Pretty self explanatory. But I could see this being more of a food blog than a lifestyle one and I want to have a blogname that truly reflects moi . But I’m contemplating keeping this as a food/recipe blog anyway.
Semi Health Nut = Not a complete health nut…but a semi one. Which is what I mostly consider myself but it sounds somewhat mental…
Sharon Is Caring = Ya’know the expression “Sharing is Caring” right? Well people I know have used my name as a play on words for that as in “Sharin’ is Carin’ “. So I made Sharon Is Caring but I’m not into it 100%…yet.
I’m not sure If i want to stay in the healthy/food/fitness direction or branch out into a more about my life/lifestyle direction. Once again, I appreciate any & all feedback .
Heres the combo I used: granola + oats + egg white + vanilla extract + cinnamon. Combine ingredients and heat up a skillet sprayed with canola spray. Then cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned.
I mixed some plain 2% Chobani yogurt and TJ’s Pumpkin Butter to have for dipping.
The perfect combo of warm, crunchy and creamy .
And some extra Vitamin C’s with sliced grapefruit.
The perfect balanced breafast .
Q: Have you created something interesting after seeing a blog post or article online?
I am aware that these are a little late, but these pictures are so great I can’t help but make an entry to show them all to you . I spent a weekend before Christmas taking in all the sights and sounds of the upcoming holidays.
I especially wanted to check out the store windows in NYC. I love going to check them out every year but I never always have time and this year I got lucky.
Macy’s Herald Square:
A chorus of people were singing Christmas carols .
Lord & Taylor:
The tree @ Rockefeller Center^.
I even found my ‘Juicy’ knight in shiny golden armor …..
at the Juicy Couture store on 5th Avenue.
There was tons of glitter and sparkle along the way.
Wrap it with a bow.
And buckle up.
It’s gonna be a glamorous ride .
And my favorite windows were at Bergdorf Goodman:
Then outside the store there were tons of paparazzi waiting for someone to come out. So being the lurker I am I started talking to other people waiting and found out that Katie Holmes was in the store. So I waited outside in the freezing weather for over 30 minutes to see Katie for about 30 seconds. Here’s a video I took:
Oh well. Nit my fault I get so easily star struck :p.
Then last but not least, I made it to the much anticipated windows at Barney’s:
This sums it all up .
Bubble bubble, toil and trouble. Its a Revolutionary Stew!
And a food fight with a bunch of famous chefs!
And Anthony Bourdain winked at me .
And some lady foodies in SNUGGIES!
Can I have that Rachel Ray clock please?
Silvery illy coffee dreams.
Have a Foodie Holiday .
And you need a big electric snowflake to top it all of .
Q: What are the winter holidays like where you live? What are your favorite winter activities?
Here on the East coast we’ve been getting a lot of white powdery fluffy stuff. These pictures are from the mini blizzard we got the day after Christmas. It snowed again last night until early this morning but not like the way it was a few weeks ago.
This is right outside my door on that Sunday night.
Try going ANYWHERE in snow this knee-deep.
It was piled and packed up to the door!
In the morning^.
Semi-cleaned but still unbearable.
You could walk down to the street then try your best to trudge elsewhere.
And It was a cookie blizzard indoors. I made some nut butter sunflower thumprints, vegan shortbreads and my Mom made Nestle’s classic chocolate chip. Who needs to worry about snow when there is a bountiful amount of cookies?!
And being indoors leads to some cabin fever. Which leads to some need for caffeine for an extra boost of indoor energy.
I know I’ve said before that I don’t like regular kawfee because of how it makes me feel but after some research I decided to try this organic coffee I got some Trader Joe’s awhile ago.
I ground up and brewed those beans and put the yummy hot kawfee in one of my favorite Mickey Mouse mugs.
And the perfect snow day meal for me is either eggs or pancakes. And eggs it was! With a side of fakon (fake bacon). .
And quick pan toasted garlic bread.
Yum yum in my blizzardy tum tum.
A snowy day breakfast for one!
Q: What is your favorite snow day activity? I love to bake or just spend the day watching online shows I missed or saved movies on my Netflix queue. I may even venture out and throw a snowball or two .