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When The Bird Hits The Charcoal…Thinking Out Loud

My Friends!

Wow what a week so far. I’m so looking forward to sleeping in my bed (much needed!) after this week I had. We had a houseguest (remember Emily’s Chad?) come up for the weekend and I hated the fact that I couldn’t explore Guelph with them as I was stuck studying for my two midterms Tuesday (biomammalian  physiology) and Wednesday (research methods). With those back to back, plus a typical weekly quiz and assignment due, I was a lil bit busy…


Oh the life of learning. When I get busy that is not an excuse to miss the gym. That is my sanity and stress release. Post workout stir fry in my new buddy (i.e. thermos life) with some nice company…ie my backpack before my second midterm yesterday.

Not to worry though, I rewarded myself nicely with this…


And baking! Did some pumpkin-a-fying last night (aka pumpkin rampage) because I apparently needed to get a baking itch that had been suppressed for way to long.

So what did the housemates get?


Amanda’s Flourless Pumpkin Muffins.

I made them in my bundt pan and added some dark chocolate in the middle. They loved them last year and loved them just as much last night. They are currently more then half gone over the past 12 hours

Emily likes them…a lot :-D

She and Rita also enjoyed some good ol’ punkin and peanut butter oats in a jar as well because, well, if you open the pumpkin jar you mind as well just keep going right?


Well one OIAJ and one make shift OIAJ which just means a bowl that will have to be scraped with a hack saw to get the oatmeal off of it…

Don’t let oatmeal bowls go unsoaked my friends. You will be sorry if you do…



So onto this weekend, what are you all doing for Thanksgiving?

I’m grilling a turkey.

No really.


Hopefully it’s more successful then Mr. Bean’s first turkey attempt.

I’m wondering how cooking a turkey on the grill (i.e. rotisserie) will turn out.

…then again, grilled food is always better food, right?


So why am I worried?

Speaking about being home, do you ever have those stupid lil things that you get excited about when you go home and miss when you leave?

For me, there are some obvious ones..


The Grill

My parents (…Mom if your’e reading this, this was not in any specific order and thus the grill is not before you :-P)


and the car

But then there are those that are just so silly it seems…

My parents fridge because it has an crushed ice maker.

Being able to buy and eat alllll the best food I want because I buy groceries… ;-) #Interest

So I’m thinking that since I have said car in my possession and a weekend where I’m doing virtually no school work (thanks for scheduling my midterms before the holiday for once!), I’m thinking of going to Square One on Saturday to squash a Lululemon craving


Solution: just shop there more often so that you don’t binge shop. Amirate?

Yes I have a craving for a store.

What that hasn’t happened to you?

You know what other inedible item I’m ‘craving’?


I think it might be these 4.0 Flyknit ones. All I know is that they are really snug to the foot…minimalist like just like my beloved vibrims

A pair of bright Nikes.

And I’m currently kicking myself for not asking the girl I have been shoe-stalking for the past month at the gym what type her Nik’s are.

Anyways this night has been a bit emotional for me (a post will come) so I’m gunna call it while we are still keeping it light and cheery.

One last thing though..

I have been asked to do a ‘grocery haul tips for student’ post by the lovely Laura.

Of course I will definitely do one and hopefully it can be beneficial to those students out there who are looking for some tips but inspire me a bit…

What specific tips are you looking for?

Shoppin on a budget?

Organics tips?

Talk to me and I will make it up pronto.

Thanks to Amanda for letting me Think Out Loud on this Thursday.




Would You Like To Be Kidnapped Today?

My Friends,

I totally neglected to share a lil interesting story that occurred on Friday. It was one of those…


…moments but funny to say the least.

Let me ‘splain

So I’m picking up a few things in Metro (our grocery store) and minding my own business when an older Italian gentlemen (not trying to be judgmental/etc just setting the scene) walks past me, stops and says

Oh what a nice girl…

To which I responded politely with a thank you.

He then proceeded to ask me all about how I was a student, how old I was, if I had been in Guelph that long, etc

Then it got a lil more weird when he then asked me…

So what are your plans for the rest of the day?

I’m thinking to myself that this was a weird and slightly awkward question to ask and didn’t really know where he was going with that but I simply answered…

Oh I dunno, gotta get my stuff here and maybe do some work for school…

Him: Oh so a relaxing, take it easy day eh?

Me: Yeah I guess so.


Even weirder…

Him: Well I was going to go over to the kitchen and appliance store….would you like to join me?

***awkward silence****

Him: Does that sound like a nice idea to you?

***More awkward silence***

Me: Ummm…ohh…I should probably stay here and get my stuff…

…Thanks for the offer though.


***More awkward silence***

Him: Oh, well some company would have been nice…

Me: nothing..just crack and smile and maybe he will go away…


Him: Well have a nice day.

Me: Thanks, you too….


Okay just jokes…I think..

I simply stood there as he then passed me to walk away. I smirked and giggled a lil because what do you even do in that situation?

How do I react to that situation?

I Chelsea, a 24 year old female, was just asked to basically be kidnapped by a 60 year old man.

Well hey, at least I had a say in the situation right?

So remember my friends

Say no to strange old men and remember that sometimes, just sometimes, you control whether or not you arrive back at your house that day.

…unless he followed me home somehow, then I may not be laughing later.

Happy Tuesday Friends.



Smitten For Snickers

Happy Saturday my Friends!

Big shout out to you all for all of you love and support on my first post back to zee bloggy world. I’m really so happy that you guys still checked back to my lil place in the inter web :-D


Just a lil quickie before I run off to the gym and then the farmers market on this lovely…eerr kinda dark…morning.

So this happened last night as usual on Fridays…


Leg Day Cheat Meal Time with my parents! Started off at Tom Yom Thai and Vietnamese and despite the atmosphere being more fast-food like and less restaurant like (my Mom said not so cozy), I really enjoyed my typical dish of ALL ZEE VEGGIES and SEAFOOD. Yum.

As for my normal Ice Cream Challenge, I was super stoked when I found out that Guelph sold Kawartha downtown at a Imported Candy shop call Sweets! Candy but was gravely disppointed when I got there and all they had was the bottom of the barrels left.


So we quickly made a change of plans to our always happening Baskin Robbins and I’m SO GLAD WE DID because this beauty then hit my face..


Yes my friends, I found it finally!

Made With Snickers.

Caramel Ice Cream + Snickers + Caramel Swirl

You better believe that I died a lil bit last night. That ice cream was super loaded with snickers and caramel flavour. The best of both worlds

Peanut butter and Caramel.


You’re telling me!

I loved it so much that my Dad even bought a pint of it to take home and stash in the freezer when they decide to send that one away again

RIP to my salted caramel..

Now I just have to get over my fear of eating ice cream at home….No I’m not kidding.

But anyways best flavour I have ever had as Baskins! On the top was a new top 5..Perils of Praline


Vanilla frozen yogurt packed with pralined pecans and chocolate cookie pieces, and a creamy caramel ribbon throughout

This one is real good too guys!

I was a lil bit concerned with the cookie pieces as I’m also gluten free…So lactose intolerance + glutenless + Chelsea eating dairy-vicious ice cream with gluten-ified cookie pieces = problems?

Not this morning apparently (knock on wood)

Thank you enzymes. :-D

Overall my sore and tired self (thanks leg day) was thoroughly stuffed but I’m still drooling over that ice cream. This week I had my parents there for support too which was nice as I had a rougher time last week without them. I still had my moments last night but I tried my best just to die of my foodgasm.

In other news..

This needs to be a thing


Did you know that naps are apparently good for you and everyone should take them daily?


I agree! And I mostly do hehe. If Thomas Edison did it…

Lastly before I run off…

This happened yesterday and although I was expecting it because apparently everyone in this world thinks it’s the greatest thing to man…


Pumpkin Pie Questbar…#WhiteGirlsScreamedWithJoy

I was disappointed it wasn’t caramel (#obsessed)

Well that will be one bar for the housemate and not me.

Hope you have a great Saturday Friends!

Anyone else out there not a pumpkin person? Love my kabocha (it’s a japanese pumpkin my loves and not a squash technically), but have never really been into pumpkin flavoured things. Don’t hate on me!

Top 5 Baskin Robbins (or ice cream in general) flavours? Made with Snickers, Salty Caramel, Creme Brûlée (got that baby once, damn seasonality flavours!), Reese’s, Perils of Praline



I’m Alive! Did Ya Miss Me?

My Friends, My Friends!

Oh how I have missed you all! I hope you are all still with me, but as I took a mini hiatus over the last month of the summer, I can understand if you gave up on me…


I feel the need to say sorry for taking my lil break from the blog world, but I was just spending the time with my friends and family, while also working and getting my house prepped (ugh moving sucks eh?) before I moved in during the second weekend of September.

I actually think I really needed the time to just be at home, not be working 24/7 (I worked a few full shifts a week at an old job as a chef. Thanks again to Mark for squeezing my lil tushie into your kitchen once again) and reflecting a bit on myself and my health.

For this first post back on this lovely Tuesday, I thought I would give a brief lil recap and some thoughts of this summa in general.

Overall, as I mentioned, I think I really needed this summer to be home. I really enjoyed being able to spend the time at home with my parents and Maggie..


I loved being able to watch her do her favourite things like dunking herself in a grocery bucket filled with water in the backyard when it got too hot and bobbin for her toys like they were apples.

I loved being able to take her for walks and see how distracted this young, ‘forever puppy’ can get. Chasing leaves if they moved. Trying to eat butterflies. She’s quite a child and very different from my previous poodle, Lacey.


She’s a great mix between diva and tomboy.

I got to spend more time seeing my friends and keeping updated with their lives the way I haven’t been able to do when I was working full time previous summers.

I still baked. Whether it was the end of the summer peach pie baking with my Mom (with the last of the farmer’s market in season peaches!)…

That pie in the back got a lovely lattice top that my Mom created and was stuffed in the freezer to be kept for Thanksgiving. the crisp in the front was for my Mom and Dad to nosh on those next few nights.

That pie in the back got a lovely lattice top that my Mom created and was stuffed in the freezer to be kept for Thanksgiving. the crisp in the front was for my Mom and Dad to nosh on those next few nights.

Or baking for the trainers at Goodlife..

Salted Caramel pronuts. No sugar, high protein and filled and glazed with a vegan homemade

Salted Caramel pronuts. No sugar, high protein and filled and glazed with a vegan homemade “caramel”

High protein goodies anyone?

Peanut Butter and Banana bundt protein flowers with that vegan caramel spread into the petals.

Peanut Butter and Banana bundt protein flowers with that vegan caramel spread into the petals.

They were very much enjoyed…and fought over apparently…

My Ice Cream A Week challenge continued all through the summer and I have to say that I’m quite proud I continued to keep it up despite still having that guilt.

ice cream

Out of all of my times I went, I managed to find my favourite ice cream place…

Click the picture to take you to their site. Open at your own risk ;-)

Click the picture to take you to their site. Open at your own risk ;-)

Best Salted Caramel ice cream I had all summer! All ice creams, sorbets, gelato’s and sorbets made in house! Yes they had everything your heart could desire.

I will say that I became quite the ice cream snob and despite my Baskin Robbins being good and serving it’s purpose, homemade really began to strike my fancy.

Also tried the local Ontario goodness as well and that was damn good too.

My fav but I haven't gotten the ability to try out more. the creme brûlée rocked my world as well but that one you cannot buy :-(

My fav but I haven’t gotten the ability to try out more. the creme brûlée rocked my world as well but that one you cannot buy :-(

My Mom and I finally got to go to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto!


It was so cool! Despite being run over by a bazillion strollers (who takes a baby to an aquarium…like they will remember anything..) it was a great time.

Oh and don’t be like me and buy Timmies right before you walk into the place as they make you throw it out :-(


I loved being able to soak up as much of that beautiful weather we got this summer as possible..


Sunshine is my favourite. It’s where I’m meant to be.

I got to meet Nicole Wilkins at the Toronto Pro Show sponsored by GNC in Toronto!


I wrote a whole post about this event but she is such a sweetheart in person and so inspirational to say the least.


I thoroughly enjoyed eating as much lobster as my lil heart desired as not only did we have LobsterFest at work (work perks..), but I also found frozen cooked lobster at my parents local grocery store…



Now all of this was fine and dandy but there have been some reflections as well. Specifically with my health, both physically and mentally. Let me explain:

  • I have still been unsuccessful at putting on the weight I lost due to food poisoning and my colonoscopy despite trying to increase my food.
  • I have become aware that I really need to push myself to eat more despite really fearing being full if I want to push forward.
  • I truly know I need to gain and I DO see myself as I truly am. When I was sick at 16 I didn’t see myself as the thin, emaciated person I was but at the weight I am now my mind is still rational enough that I do see the thinness and I don’t like what I see. Too thin and I want to grow.
  • I know I say and do two different things at the moment and I’m not proud of it. I want so badly to just eat more to grow but that fear sometimes makes it easier to just stay as I am. I need to pool my strength to overcome that and just dive in head first and let go.
  • OCD tendencies are showing up and they are an additional hurdle I have to face now. These are strange things that I haven’t faced before but it’s obvious that they are a result of not feeling in control of something in my life (ie. my weight and health). I have determined that it’s time to reach out for help and I’m currently waiting to see a psychiatrist to see if they can help me knock out some of these fears and OCD things that have shown up over the summer.
  • As for my GI issues, the colonoscopy came back clean but because I had a positive test result for another part I was tested on, he wants to take an MRI of my small bowel to make sure there aren’t any disorders causing inflammation. Oh the journey of zee stomach continues. At least it’s not as bad as when I started out due to me taking some steps to change my diet slightly.

Okay now that all that heavy stuff is out in the open (just keeping things real with you all, I still have my struggles)…


What am I doing now that I’m back in Guelph?

I’m doing what I do best…



Farmer’s marketing with my housies..


…and eating delicious creations from said rendezvous…

That crispy crispy sear. Best job I have ever done and take a look at those beauties straight from Nova Scotia.

That crispy crispy sear. Best job I have ever done and take a look at those beauties straight from Nova Scotia.

Classin it up with a pretty decent looking schedule if I do say so myself. Hello third year.

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Making Oats In A Jar for my housies…

Oats for Emily :-D

Oats for Emily :-D

And even doing some more writing of the article variety…

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I got the exciting and very fortunate opportunity to help out the dietician (and I will call her a friend as well!) I was working with, who happen to work at the Guelph University Clinic, as a volunteer writing next months nutrition article for the newsletter and I’m quite pumped to see it go live online. I am starting as a volunteer with the HPC just this fall with a few small jobs here and there (as I’m not full time) but I’m looking forward to it.

Big Shout Out to Gabrielle :-D

And a final “Doin Me” thing is that I’m actively trying to work on myself. Not only physically but mentally. To keep these challenges up. To keep trying to talk back negativity and OCD thoughts because if I don’t try to push through them, then they will overtake me and that is not a good time thats for sure. Sometimes it’s really tiring to fight, but I always have to keep in mind that if I let up just a bit it will be that much harder to come back and, to be completely honest, I’m annoyed that its been a bit of a struggle and that these thoughts are here but recovery is no picnic and this is a solid reminder that I need to always keep my guard up.

So heres to a happy, fulfilling and FUN new year and I hope you are all ready for it.




Suga’ Built Quads

Hey Friends!

So I’m just typing up this post waiting for my ‘Every Leg Day Friday Ice Cream’ cheat meal to crash my lil body into a suga coma. I had to travel alllll the way to Guelph to pick up my digestive enzymes (annoying lil things are disappearing from stores for some reason and so I have to drive 30 minutes to now pick them up now that I’m with my parents at home -_-) from GoodnessMe!.

It definitely wasn’t all bad though as I got to snag a date with a McMaster friend of mine who now lives in Guelph, Gabriella, and she indulged my typical Thai+ Baskin Robbins cheat meal with me.

Perils of Praline + Gold Medal Ribbon

Perils of Praline + Gold Medal Ribbon

This shop didn’t have Salted Caramel (sob) but they had a new to me flavour…

Perils of Praline (bottom). Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Pralined Pecans, Chocolate Cookie Pieces, and Caramel Ribbon throughout.

It was super nomz (so much caramel!) BUT it melted so fast because it was frozen yogurt I guess and you know how I feel about soft serve. MUST BE FROZEN! But it had so much caramel in it. I got a lil bit nervous because it had cookie bits in it (gluten + dairy..?) hopefully I don’t regret that decision tomorrow morning but I’m trying to put that out of my mind.

On the top was..

Gold Medal Ribbon. Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream with a Caramel Ribbon

I have to say that this flavour is meh for me. It’s too chocolate-y for my liking (ie. plain). I get it more for the caramel and it never has enough. I also like my bits and bites of stuff in my ice cream, ya feelz?

I shoulda stuck with my plan to get added caramel sauce (did you know they have peanut butter and caramel sauces you can add to your ice cream?!?) but I chickened out to be honest.

Challenge failed.

Wait…Reframe. Will try again next week.

I always pray that a different Baskin Robbins will have the flavour I have been lusting for …

Made With Snickers. Why am I not eating it yet you ask?



Anyways, this post wasn’t supposed to be a review of ice cream, I came to actually share with you the Death By Legs legs workout that makes up the morning of my cheat day.

It is my quad focused leg day (my hams/glutes is Monday) and while both leg days really take it out of me due to the size of the muscle groups being worked, hello zombie all day + need a nap + cannot stop hanger, quad day seems to be worse.

So what better day for ice cream eh? Especially when ice cream is still such a guilt-triggered thing for me so I need a ‘reason’ to focus on at the moment still.

#StraightToTheQuads. #EatToGrow.

Anywho, brace yourselves but don’t be afraid. Take it at your own pace if you wanna try it out (which I would love to hear how you like it!) and don’t give up :-)

Have I mentioned I like volume and crawling out of the gym when I’m done?

Leg Day, July 31st.

Core Warm-up Superset (do back to back).

  1. Oblique Mountain Climbers with feet elevated and hands on Bosu Ball. Added 35lb plate on my back and would ‘climb’ for a minutes. 4 total sets + held plank for extra 30 seonds for the last set.
  2. Weighted (35lbs) Situps. I sit on the lat pull down machine for this one. You get a greater range of motion on the down. 3 total sets + double drop set (25lbs)(no weight) for last set.

This is the idea of the OBLIQUE Mountain Climber, mountain climbers with knees out to the side BUT I have the ball the other way around (round part on the ground for greater instability) and hold onto it with my hands. I have a plate on my back (35lbs) and my feet are elevated on a bench behind me rather then being on the floor. Go with with a level you’re ready for.

Working Super Set 1

  1. Squat Dropset. 5 working sets of 115lbs with an immediate drop to 105lbs.

I warmed up with the bar first, then did one set of 105lbs. I also finished with a final set of just 105lbs again. Total number of weighted sets = 7.

2. Dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlifts. I used 30lb dumbbells and did 5 total sets. Go to failure and go as low as you can with proper form to feel the stretch in your hamstrings.

Check out the workout video and description on this one on Take care to keep the chest up, shoulders rolled back (don’t slouch them forward!) and reach reach down. Pull back up using the hamstrings and glutes. Lastly, don’t swing up and hyperextend your back backwards. You don’t need to have your back bending backwards to feel this exercise.

Core Super Set 2

  1. Leg Raises with 5lbs with drop set to Knee Ups with that 5lbs on the Captains Chair. 4 Total Sets
  2. TRX Oblique Tucks

Working Super Set 2

  1. Front Squats. 95lbs to failure. 5 Total Sets, final set was a drop set to 75lbs.
  2. Laying Hamstring Curl. 4 Total sets with final double drop set.

Working Super Set 3

  1. Leg Press (feet together). 5 total sets with final drop set.
  2. Walking Dumbbell Lunges with a 35lb dumbbell on each shoulder

For the lunges I have been focusing on trying to not pause between lunges. Instead, just keep pushing up and walking constantly. It’s harder, but worth it.

Working Super Set 4

  1. Isolateral Quad Extension. 4 Total Sets with triple final drop set.
  2. Goblet Squats with a 55lb dumbbell and a drop set with a 25lbs plate with raise onto the toes. 3 total sets with a final drop set of 10 jumping or ‘pop’ squats. <- trust me just those 10 are hard after all of that.

For the goblet squats, I stand on the assisted pull up machine stand so that I can hold the dumbbell by my hips rather then up on my chest as my arms get too tired with the weight I want to use before my legs tire. Go all the way down ladies for that booty boost! Immediately after you do the goblet, grab you plate and do more squats until failure once again.

Final Burn Out Set

1 final set of dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlifts ‘run the rack’ style. This means that you start with one weight and go to failure then pick up the next weight down and do the same. The idea is to go for the rest of the rack or just a massive drop set, but I managed 3 rounds.

35lbs -> 30lbs -> 25lbs

Done and I’m dead to the foam roller.

I hope you enjoy guys and post any questions you have!

Yes I know there is a lot of hamstring work here too for a quad focused day. I like supersets and I don’t want to kill my main (or first lift) by supersetting with a second quad exercise so I try to keep the 1st exercise to more quad focus and heavier while the second is the quad+ham or ham/glute exercise for in between.


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To Rest Is To Bake

My Friends

So I randomly had today (Thursday) off work today and so my restday left me without a full day of working to keep my brain off the gym…

Gymrats you understand the feelz.

So naturally that led me to cramming my day with appointments, errands and….


Also, since you are probably feeling like I don’t cook anymore due to not posting any recipes in an eternity, I wanted to share these pronuts with you. These pretty lil things will be making their journey to the gym tomorrow morning for the trainers to munch on. Not to brag, but they get all happy and giddy when I come in with the bag of protein filled goodies. :-D

The idea for this flavour (salted caramel), other then the fact that caramel is amazing and I’m obsessed with it right now, came mostly from the fact that on Monday morning I had made more bundt muffins which contained two things that needed using up:

  • A whole bag of pretty dead lookin nanners
  • A decent amount of homemade vegan caramel
Banana Caramel Protein Bundt Flower. I was told they were my best combination yet!

Banana Caramel Protein Bundt Flower. I was told they were my best combination yet!

That caramel by the way is like the easiest thing every to make and everyone was raving on how good it was. I will never know if it actually tastes like caramel, but it smells like it and it’s a hit so I’m not complaining.

Vegan Caramel Sauce

  • Pitted dates, soaked for at least an hour then drained
  • Caramel extract
  • Enough water to get the mixture smooth but not liquidy (or until the consistency you want, I wanted stickier so I used as lil as possible)

Directions: Place the dates, caramel extract and some water in a good blender and give it a whirl. Add enough water as you need to reach the texture you want.


The amount of caramel extract will depend on how many dates you want and how strong you want it. I used about 1/2 a package of dates and maybe 1/2 to 1 tsp of the extract.

Also, I have seen (and made once) vegan caramels that use vanilla extract and almond butter along with the dates and they have been successful as well and give a creaminess to the product because of the fats from the nuts.

Anywho back to the pronuts…

IMG_7978Well, as usual, I tend to throw things together randomly and after seeing a tip from the protein chef or Protein Pow on saying that you should add nuts to your mix for more moist protein donuts (whey dries out your baking), I decided to test out that theory with this batch.

So here ya go.

Salted Caramel Pronuts

Approximate Macros per 1/6 pronuts: Cals: 182 Carbohydrates: 22g Fat: 6g Protein: 11g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 7g the sugars are from the banana and dates. No sugar added.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 ounce raw cashews (or other nut would work too)
  • 1 scoop Diesel Salted Caramel Whey (can probably use vanilla and just increase the caramel extract)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • crack or two of sea salt (I use pink Himalayan)

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 small-medium very ripe bananas (about 150g worth)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1.5 egg whites
  • 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil (don’t know if you really need it or not)
  • about 1/2 a cup of unsweetened cashew milk (or other milk choice)
  • 1 tsp caramel extract
  • Homemade Caramel (see above)


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. In a blender, grind up the cashews and the oats into a flour. Combine with the rest of the dry ingredients ensuring to get out any coconut flour lumps. Microwave your bananas in a separate bowl (makes for easier mashing), whisk in your egg and other liquid ingredients. With the milk, start with 1/4-1/3 cup and add more as needed when you add wet to the dry ingredients to get a cake-like batter. Combine your liquid ingredients with your dry with as little folding as possible. Using a sprayed donut pan, fill half of the well with the batter. Place a ring of caramel in the middle of each donut ring and then cover with remaining batter. Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown and they are firm to the touch but still have a bounce to them.


Naked Pronuts fresh from the oven

Carefully remove them from the pan and place on a rack to cool. While they are cooling, take a small amount of your caramel and water it down to a syrupy consistency. Take a toothpick and stab a decent number of pin holes in your donuts (don’t destroy them, you shouldn’t see these holes) and spoon your caramel syrup over the donuts. The holes allow for the syrup to seep into the donuts and when they are fully cooled, it will have a glazed effect as well.

Carefully drizzle-whizzle your caramel syrup over the pronuts while they are warm.

Carefully drizzle-whizzle your caramel syrup over the pronuts while they are warm.


Spread your glaze around a lil bit to cover the tops (and the holes) fully.

Optional but totally worth it for the salted caramel effect, crack some pure sea salt over the top while the caramel is still wet.

Anyone else see that beautiful salt shinin back at ya?

Anyone else see that beautiful salt sparklin back at ya? You lil flirt you… ;-)


I really hope you like these and I’m hoping the trainers will gobble them all up as well tomorrow.

Have a great Thursday my friends!

Anyone else as obsessed with caramel right now as I am?

Do you like salty things? I’m not a salt lover and never used to put salt on anything (parents never did as I was growing up) but with my chronic low blood pressure and the fact that now I don’t eat any packaged food really, I was probably deficit (strange eh) due to my strenuous workouts. Now to try to add more in, as I still don’t like it on many things, I have acquired quite the love for it cracked onto my pre and post workout zoats. Salty peanut buttah…Mmmmhmmm.


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Motivation Mondays

My Friends,

This is something that makes me quite sad

Screen shot 2015-07-20 at 9.55.25 PMMore so, it makes me angry.

This video (click the picture to go to the link) went viral and I found it on Facebook and I just had to comment on it. Have you seen it?

I have said before that our society is toxic. It seems that people will always have something negative to say about others. This reality is something that is unsettling to me.

This though…

Takes it to a whole other level.

The internet is a place where people can hide, be trolls and just be plain awful to others without repercussion.

Why do we have to use a tool that has so much potential for good things for things that are just so wrong.

Now, I’m not here to preach about the misuse of the internet…

Instead, I’m wanting to comment about the fact that, as I said, people will always have something negative to say about someone else.

Especially when it comes to appearance related things.

You wear too much make-up.

Gah don’t you think you should ‘have your face on’ before you leave the house?

See, people are confusing.

This video is honestly disturbing though. People calling her ugly and making snide comments about the fact that she suffers with acne. BUT when a make-up team comes in and basically plops a movie-ready amount of make-up on her face, she is now deemed flawless.

This is what leads to this..

IMG_7953Is that what we are looking to do?

Are we looking to have young girls feel the need to cover their beautiful youthfulness so early because that is what is right? To fear ever getting one single pimple because apparently the world will turn their backs on them.

Do we want to be in a world where everyone is always self-conscious and chasing after something that is not real?

I would certainly hope not.

So in response to this video and because I was so haunted by it that I really didn’t know what to say (shocker), or rather, how to say the storm of thoughts in my mind in a proper manner, I took my own MAKE-UP LESS selfie…IMG_7935And, yes, I have my own insecurities about myself, I want to motivate and challenge you all to turn those into positives.

Yes I am self-conscious right now because I’m too thin BUT I’m working on it and am happy to say that although it may be at turtle speed, I’m heading in the right direction

Yes, I have dark circles under my eyes but hey my eyes sparkle when I smile so since I smile so much no one will notice.

Yes I have a pimple on my cheek that has taken up residence for like 2 weeks now (thanks mother nature…) but hey it’s way bigger in my own eyes then anyone else and why should I care if someone else sees that my skin isn’t picture perfect. No one’s skin is.

Basically I want to tell you all that you are beautiful. More importantly then the outside though is the fact that you are beautiful on the inside and that is what shines through when people interact with you. I hate the fact that others can be so cruel and dictate how we feel about ourselves. That needs to stop. Pronto!

I am me and you are you. No one looks like the airbrushed cover models and no one ever will. Nature created us differently to keep things interesting and that is how it should be. We are not mannequins.

Remember to always focus on what is inside and when you come to the conclusion that you are a wonderful, smart, talented and happy individual who does amazing things, those negative things that people say to you (because of their own insecurities) will simply not phase you in the slightest.

Happy Monday my beauties.

So tell me, what are 3 things about yourself that you may have felt negatively about in your past but now see their beauty?



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