15 Breakfast Recipes That Will Make You Want to Skip Brunch — StyleCaster

I have a love-hate relationship with brunch. On certain weekends, there’s nothing I’d rather do than settle into a booth at a scene-y Brooklyn restaurant and be served an overpriced, nap-inducing plate of deliciousness (and possibly a Bloody Mary). Other Saturdays and Sundays, though—especially during nice weather—I don’t really want to be stuck at a table for hours…

via 15 Breakfast Recipes That Will Make You Want to Skip Brunch — StyleCaster

Cray of The Day…The Drive Through

Drive throughs, sigh, we all use them at one point or another in our lives. We use them for food, we use them for banking and those are really the only two incidences I can think of to be honest…I just thought of another-drive through PHARMACIES!

Doesn’t it drive you insane when you are in line to pick up your Starbuck’s order or Tim Horton’s order (if you’re Canadian which I proudly am,  but can’t stand their coffee) and you get your order, drive away, take a sip and bam…it’s the wrong bloody thing.

Grrrrr…this drives me nuts. Getting the wrong order has never really worked out for me; I’ve never received an extra drink or extra food, or anything extra for that matter but sometimes people who get the wrong order hit the jackpot especially if the order has already been paid for at the first window! An extra container of fries or a sundae given by accident would be an occasion where most people would happily take the mistake in stride. Not me though…Whip cream added to my non-fat latte spells DISASTER! You might as well punch me in the gut because that’s what I would feel like in about four seconds after consumption.

Imagine getting the wrong order of drugs from the drive through pharmacy? The effects could be deadly! I’m not saying that I don’t like drive throughs, they are convenient and most of the time they’re quick. But as for being accurate? Most of the time yes, but a lot of the time no.

Let me know your comments below, be sure to tell me about your experience with getting the wrong order or hitting the jackpot!

How to Tackle Anxiety and Depression — The Flexi Foodie

There are such a wide range of reasons why a person might struggle with anxiety and depression that it is impossible to say that everyone can benefit from the same advice. However, there are certain things at the core of these mental health issues that people may share. These things can pertain to a prolonged […]

via How to Tackle Anxiety and Depression — The Flexi Foodie

Cray of The Day…You’re Kidding Right?!

The cray for today is a big one! A really big one that is going to piss a lot of people off but those are the best kind right?

I got up this morning, poured myself a cup of black coffee and went to sit out on the deck. I love doing this because it’s so relaxing and almost meditative. I usually scroll through my news feed to see what’s happening in the world, so today, just like every other, that’s what I did. Sure, I like to read about everything from what’s happening on Wall Street  to what celebrities are up to.

I came across an article written by someone who clearly has the IQ of a house plant because of what she said, “We can finally see the process of (insert celebrity name that starts with a K here) taking selfies, and trust me when I say it’s like, literally on par with seeing Vincent Van Gogh at his easel, Stanley Kubrick behind the camera, or a Beethoven composing Symphony number 9.” That was her actual quote.

It’s like, LITERALLY. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME? First A Beethoven? Really? A Beethoven? Is she likening Beethoven to a type of insect or an object of some sort? WTF is A Beethoven? I swear to you this article was written by someone who is twelve and probably has pictures of this specific “celebrity” plastered all over her hot pink bedroom walls, so if that IS the case, then fine but if it isn’t, girl needs to get her butt to a museum STAT!

Of course that is not the main issue I have with her quote! How in the hell can you  compare VAN GOGH, STANLEY KUBRICK AND BEETHOVEN to some vacuous, vapid woman who takes selfies and is pretty darn good at them? Wow! The person who wrote the article is obviously someone who Googled those famous names and has probably never set foot in a museum or  probably even an effing library for that matter! To compare 3 people of UNBELIEVEABLE TALENT, and I’m talking talent, God given talent, not sex tape talent…with someone who takes selfies is frankly a huge slap across the face to anyone who can read and to anyone who knows anything about art. This makes me CRAZY when people do this so let’s stop giving credit where it’s not due. Let’s start praising celebrities who DO things with their lives rather than spend time taking selfies of their genetically modified faces.

If this is where the world is going, I want to get off.

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But first, let’s take a selfie!Like Literally!

Could switching the TV off change your life? — Straight Talking Fitness

It’s late in the evening and I’m about to embark on one of my favourite pastimes, going for a walk. I have my earphones in and I look at the list of podcasts that await my listening. The theme is the exact one I write about; health, fitness and self development. I get halfway up […]

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Cray of the day…A WEIGHTY Topic…

I’m not totally sure if this is only directed towards women, so men, you’ll have to let me know if this happens to you too!

Something that drives me absolutely INSANE (I know…if you’ve been following WASGC you’ll know that everything pretty much drives me insane) is when people COMMENT to ME on my WEIGHT.

This happened to me yesterday, with a particularly creepy client to begin with, but still it was totally unnecessary. He leaned over the counter and said, “Did you lose weight?” 

Those are FOUR of the MOST HATED WORDS heard by females right behind DID YOU GAIN WEIGHT? Umm…excuse me but are you kidding me right now?

I politely looked at him and said, “No.” Why do I even have to indulge this person with a response? Does he think he’s complimenting me or making me feel good by asking this? BECAUSE HE’S NOT! It makes me uncomfortable and feel like I’m being scrutinized for how I look. This is none of anyone’s business but I’m going to say it anyway to defend myself I suppose, I’m not really sure what this will accomplish but, I HAVE WEIGHED THE SAME FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS. There. I said it. So maybe I just looked particularly thin today? Was it my clothes? Do I usually look like a hippo?

How about this: I don’t have to think about or answer any of those questions actually. I should  NEVER  have to answer the question “Have you lost/gained weight.” This is absolutely crazy to me that people go around making comments like this! What if you said that to someone and they had an eating disorder? I once read a story about a woman who was bulimic, she was just starting to suffer the repercussions of the disease when she was out one day at the beach. A man came up to her and said, “Don’t gain an ounce, you’re absolutely perfect.” Umm..WHAT THE F#*K? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? And at that moment she decided to keep throwing up and binge eating for ANOTHER 4 YEARS! Because after all she looked perfect right?

What the hell gives people the right to comment on ANYTHING about how someone looks? Here’s some advice, SHUT THE HELL UP AND MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS! Your comments are usually not welcome and are not considered compliments. What if someone ran up to a bald man and said,”Hey…Did you lose more hair?”

See what I’m saying? Keep your thoughts to yourself it’s safer that way. Unless of course you are another woman and would like to compliment my killer pair of heels fine…but if your’re a man, it’s creepy.

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People who comment on other people’s appearance need a high five…in the face…with a chair.

 

Why Coffee is KING!..

I LOVE COFFEE! Yes I wrote that in all caps because I want to yell it-I LOVE COFFEE. Here’s why you should too:

Let’s start with an AWESOME recipe that revs you up and will slim you down!

  • Brew 2 cups of coffee, use a French press if possible to retain maximum nutrients.
  • Combine coffee with 2 tbsp of grass-fed butter and 1 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil. Whip everything together until the top foams and enjoy this decadent drink. The coconut oil and the butter will control your hunger and boost you energy!
  • Drink this in place of your usual breakfast and watch the pounds disappear!

Stay HYDRATED by drinking COFFEE!

That’s right, you heard me; Experts happen to be wrong on this one! Coffee, tea and other beverages with caffeine are not dehydrating! Having up to four cups of coffee per day won’t dehydrate you one bit-they happen to be as hydrating as plain old water…I know, I couldn’t believe it either but a new British study in the journal PLOS ONE confirms it!


Coffee is the FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH!

According to a study done at Harvard, people who drink 3-5 cups of coffee a day OUTLIVE those who don’t drink the delicious brew…BY 3 YEARS! It’s the antioxidants in coffee beans that give the longevity boosting benefits.

So get your butt to Starbucks and order yourself a VENTI!

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Cray of The Day…The Dreaded Shopping Cart

Hello Friends,

I really feel like this always happens to me…and I can almost guarantee that it’s happened to you to at least once. I walk  to the grocery store, find the list in my purse of what I need to buy and I grab a cart from the corral. It’s not just any cart though…it’s the cart from hell. I swear this is some sort of twisted gift that I have-the ability to pick out the crappiest cart in the entire store.

You’ve been there before, you walk the cart in from outdoors and everything seems fine-the wheels are turning the way they are supposed to, there are no strange sounds coming from the undercarriage and everything is perfect. Then it happens, as soon as you hit the first stretch of linoleum it all goes to hell in a handbag.

The cart starts shaking and you feel as though it’s a bomb that’s about to detonate, it rumbles and squeaks and people stop to stare at you. One wheel sticks because there is a squashed grape lodged in it that’s gone rogue. You use all of your strength to maneuver   the metal beast down the next aisle. People continue to stare and you suddenly wish there was a trap door that you could sink into away from the embarrassment of prying eyes.Sweat beads on your forehead, your eyes dart around to locate the nearest exit, you abandon your groceries and speed out of the parking lot in shame. Okay, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic but nonetheless, it’s still really annoying!

I’d like to know if regular maintenance is done on carts and if so, how often? Also what happens when you abandon the cart you originally picked for a new one and that one is EVEN WORSE? Maybe this is just the discussion we need to get the ball rolling and to have someone develop a new means of grocery gathering…perhaps something without wheels? If someone DOES develop a cart with no wheels, remember, you heard it here first!

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