Thanks to all of you fun-loving food lovers, MDE is growing steadily to it’s first 10 k likes! I’m VERY grateful!
With growth comes new opportunities and adventures. One of them is shooting video content for MDE! I’m excited to share the first video with you in which I Interview Julie Hooper, the founder of “In Model Health”. Watch it here: http://youtu.be/Carj5goefik
In a world where there is much obsession over weight and dieting, “In Model Health” is laying the foundation for a healthier, happier lifestyle of models and consequently becoming a catalyst for positive social change. Cheers to that!
I like to hear your feedback and if you have idea’s or suggestion for my next video’s please share with me!
Lots of love,
Awww she is SO cute! This is my dog Sky; she can barely wait to eat, she’s drooling, waiting for me to give her permission to eat. Just one picture sweetheart.. smile!
When I juice I don’t throw all the pulp away, I give Sky some of it as a snack or I mix it into her dry food. Pulp is great for dogs; lots of fiber and left-over nutrients. Carrot, kale, apple and parsley ( fresh breath) was on the menu today. Sky loves it, she pretty much inhales it; before you know it’s gone.
It’s so easy to give my doggie some extra love while treating myself on a healthy juice! I also like to throw in a fish oil capsule; great for joints, shiny coat and renewed energy. WOOF!!
If you have dog food related tips, please share!
I went to a model boot camp class this morning and I made myself this fantastic shake. It made me feel light and energized until the end. It’s pretty much a liquid meal; all ingredients help our body to function at its best.
I use almond butter which contains several nutrients that benefit cardiovascular health. And bananas have high potassium levels for good nerve and muscle function.The potassium can also help prevent muscle cramps after exercise.
Have you ever tried Hemp milk? I know what you’re thinking.. Nope there’s no trace of THC in it This creamy nutty beverage is rich in omega 3 and 6; it’s becoming very popular.
This shake is naturally sweetened by dates (packed with vitamins and minerals) and the Bee pollen deliver an extra shot of vitamins!
It’s time to workout! Let’s sweat!
Put all ingredients in a powerful blender! Blend until smooth.
Did you parents used to tell you not to play with your food? Mine did. The great thing about being an adult is that I can play with my food as much as I like! The only drawback is that I have to clean everything up myself LOL.
I made this pac man frittata with lots of vegetables and some beef. The secret of a firm frittata is to make sure that all the vegetables/meats have been cooked and are free of extra moisture. This time I sautéed my vegetables, but I’ve also steamed them before.
The great thing about frittata is that you can use all your leftovers, it’s easy to make, and can be served warm or cold. (If you are vegetarian substitute the beef for something else)
Preheat the oven to 325.
Sautee the ground beef until brown, add some salt and pepper to taste.
Sautee the kale, union, mushroom and spinach. Add salt to taste.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs and stir in all the vegetables, ground beef and cheese.
Heat a cast-iron pan or oven proof skillet over medium heat, add a little oil and brush with a piece of paper towel the olive oil on the bottom and sides.
Pour the egg mixture in the cast-iron pan and cook for 8 to 10 minutes without stirring. The edges will turn golden brown.
Add some extra shredded cheese on top if you like and put the pan in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven, loosen the edges and bottom with a knife and spatula.
Cut into wedges and sprinkle some fresh parsley over the frittata.
At Whole Foods they sell dried bananas in the bulk section. They are thin, brown, and shriveled; not very appealing. Yes I admit, I judged the banana by it’s look and size! But… I figured to try them anyway, and I’m glad I did. They’ve become my new go-to snack! Instead of a cookie I eat a dried banana with my afternoon cup of tea. I’m a fan, it really satisfies my sweet craving.
Snacking on dried fruit is some of the healthiest alternatives to sugary snacks. They’re filling and nutritious and give you an energy boost. Keep in mind that some manufacturers add sweeteners and/or preservatives to their bananas. You don’t want that; check the label!
A perfect 3 ½ minute boiled egg makes this Dutch beauty very happy! She’s passionate, creative and into 80’s aerobic videos You’ve got to meet this girl, her name is Sarah Warnaar:
The other day I was working behind the computer when I suddenly craved potatoes. I sliced up some fingerling potatoes, greased them with olive oil and left them in a 375F heated oven.
I went back to work and totally forgot to take them out, OOPS! I ran to the kitchen, opened up the oven and instead of finding unrecognizable-charcoaled objects I found the most perfect roasted fingerling potatoes. Oh boy I was so excited to try them and even more excited when they tasted just like French fries!
Because of leaving them in the over for so long (an hour) the skins were all shriveled up which delivered a delicious crunch. And the grease of the olive oil grease added to that “fried” feeling. Wehooo !!! Make your own healthy fries!!
Yes it is spring time.. I can feel it!!
I woke up this morning and felt the urge to clean my house and cleanse my body! I started the day with a grapefruit to kick-start my liver into fat-burning mode and I made myself a yummy Acai breakfast; http://modelsdoeat.com/?p=1028
I got a lot done today and I feel great, I might make this a spring cleaning week
Have you seen “HUNGRY FOR CHANGE”?!
I just watched it and I would recommend it to everyone!
It explains why diet products don’t work, how we are wired and how to make the change!
Free screening on: http://www.hungryforchange.tv/
Two days ago, my friend Eliska Vydrova invited me to the cable park for a wake boarding session. Eliska kicks butt on a wakeboard and used to compete, so I was super excited and a little nervous, as I hadn’t been on a wakeboard in years.
Eliska gave me a quick run down on technique and before I knew I was sitting on the dock ready to be launched into the water. There was no time to re-consider, the cable pulled me off the dock and….. I got up right away Yay! I felt so good steering into the first turn feeling in control of my board.
I love all kinds of sports and prefer the ones that are outdoors and somewhat challenging. Playing on the water with friends is definitely in my top three favorite things to do!
An hour later after a few more start and multiple circles around the lakemy arms were trembling and feeling numb. I knew that I was probably going to be very sore the next day. When I woke up yesterday, I was surprised to feel that besides my arms, back and shoulders, my abs were very sore as well. The soreness got worse as the day progressed….so it was time to give my body the fuel and nutrients it needs to recover!
I made a vegetable juice with extra ginger, ate some raw nuts, pineapple and berries, all of which are known to be a great recovery food. Some other foods that are great to reduce soreness and muscle pain are, salmon, cherries and turmeric.
I can’t wait to get back on the water again, even if I’ll be sore again the next day….It’s worth it!
Take great care of your body and it will take great care of you
Enjoy the weekend!
The other day I tried to get the seeds out of a pomegranate and my kitchen ended up looking like a crime scene. I figured there had to be a better way to get those little red treats out, so I started searching the web. I found this video on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qfQ3_N7S6Y in which someone explains how to do it the non-messy way! The best way is to separate the seeds in a bowl of water because the seeds sink and the inedible pulp floats. I tested it and it works as perfect as in the video. This tip saved me a lot of cleaning
A pomegranate has a distinctly tart flavor and can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. They’re filled with antioxidants, vitamins, potassium, folic acid and even iron.
Add this “super fruit” to your breakfast, salad, snack or dessert. A spoonful of pomegranate seeds adds a nice crunch and color to a glass of sparkling wine or a non-alcoholic beverage. Cheers!