Showing posts from October, 2016

September Haul + Spanish Rice

I actually didn't purchase anything for myself the month of August for the first time ever, not only because it has been super busy being a mother but because I've only been shopping for the baby. This is what I shop for now:

But I did shop in September and ended up keeping a pair of grey distressed jeans from Express and 3 pairs of workout pants from Under Armour because it's time to get back into shape. After attending a Pilates class, which used to be easy for me, I realize how out of shape I am from not working out during the past 2 months so I definitely have my work cut out for me.

Here's an easy recipe for easy Spanish rice, though I have no idea when I'll ever have time to cook again:

SPANISH RICETotal Time: 20 minutesIngredients:1 lb. lean ground beef (90% lean)1 large onion, chopped1 medium green pepper, chopped1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce1 can (14.5 oz.) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon chili powder1/2 teaspoon garlic …

Post-Pregnancy OOTD + 15 Baby/Pregnancy Tips!

I luckily did not gain much weight at all and so quickly lost it all right away but still stuck to dresses - I have yet to put on a pair of pants. :) Here are some post-pregnancy OOTDs:

There's so much that I wish I knew before having Baby A so here I'm just sharing some tip from my experience:

1. Trust your instincts - I had a feeling something was up when I kept seeming to pee in my pants after just going to the bathroom but both A and my doctor when I called her told me it was too early for me to be in labor and that it was probably nothing. It turned out that my water did break and I was obliviously making waffles as mentioned here. I luckily had a doctor's appointment that day anyway and it was confirmed my water broke and I had to go to the hospital asap because I was having that baby that very day. I obviously freaked but all was well!

2. Be prepared early - I luckily prepared in advance both at work and at home so I was prepared in both aspects when I went into lab…

Baby A + Nutty Whole Wheat Waffles!

Baby A came a month early! :)

Luckily, I was pretty prepared and will share tips soon. I had no idea my water had broke and I would have Baby A that very night so I was making these Whole Wheat Nutty Waffles, which were delicious and I'm so sad I was only able to eat only one before heading to my doctor's appointment, where I found out my water actually did break. I think it'll be a birthday breakfast tradition for her. Here's the recipe!

NUTTY WHOLE WHEAT WAFFLES Ingredients:1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup whole wheat flour2 tablespoons sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt2 cups reduced-fat milk6 tablespoons vegetable oil2 large eggs1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, walnuts, almonds, or hazelnutsDirections:1. Put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and combine until well blended and smooth.2. Let batter sit 5 minutes before proceeding.3. Preheat your Cuisinart Classic Waffle Maker on setting #3 (or any waffle maker!).4. Pour 1/2 cup batter onto the ce…