A Simple Guide to Roasting Veggies

I try to live a well-balanced life, where my days aren’t just filled with work, but also friends, exercise, hobbies, healthy meals, dating, art, adventures, etc. The list goes on. However, when life throws a couple of stones in your path (as it does), the first thing to go is self-care, and that includes eating healthy.

So, to prevent myself from going down the path of easy “to-go” eating, I’ll just roast whatever vegetables I have in the fridge. Aside from eating them raw, roasting veggies is by far the easiest and yummiest way to get my nutrition when I’m busy.

Roasted veggies are incredibly versatile. If you have some type of grain in your cabinet, you can make a roasted veggie bowl. If you have pasta, you can add it to your pasta noodles with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. If all else fails, you can fry or poach an egg and put it on top. Nutrition packed deliciousness.

To roast, I basically cut up veggies, mix them in a bowl or ziploc bag with olive oil and spices (I must say, the latter is extra fun), put them onto a baking sheet and roast them at 425 degrees in the oven. The simpler the recipe, the more it’ll get me into the kitchen so I’ve pretty much got it down to the following flavor combinations…

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How to Combat a (Sexy) Sinus Infection

Mucus. Migraines. Congestion. So Sexy.

If my week had a tagline, it would be the above. Wouldn’t you want to watch that action-packed movie? Ha!

I’ve been nursing this sinus infection for 10 days because for the first 7, I didn’t know it was a sinus infection! Honestly, I thought it was stress causing me headaches and exhaustion. The first sign of a sinus infection, I thought, was nasal congestion…but, I was woefully wrong. Apparently, sinus infections don’t always affect your nasal cavities. From my experience, I’ve realized that if you feel…

Fatigue

Migraines

Head-throbbing (especially ones that get worse when you lay down)

Dizziness/Nausea

Tenderness around the low-center of your forehead or in between your eyes

…most likely, you have a sinus infection. Also, if you’re just getting over a cold or if you’ve been flying or if there’s been a seasonal change, it probably makes your sinuses more prone to infections. Take extra care of your sinuses during those times.

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Weekend Links

The weekend is here. The weekend is here! The WEEKEND is here!! Is anyone else super excited? The weather in LA has been hot, and it has inspired me to do some spring cleaning. Yes, this is my super exciting plan for the weekend! Whether you have “exciting” plans like mine or actually exciting plans, here’s some fun to take you into your weekend…

This kitchen renovation inspo…

I’m sure you’ve seen this funny, but I had to share because it makes me laugh every time I watch it. (Side note: that woman is his WIFE…not nanny…WIFE).

Dior’s Couture Spring collection reminds me of faeries and magical things.

I want this. Great for both meats and veggies! It’s been getting rave reviews from many-a-friends…

I’m a huge fan of their jewelry and they just came out with engraved disc rings. Love.

Vagina-sunning??

Letting this song take me into the lovely weekend…

Hope you all have a good one.

 

-Greta

(Top photo from Dior’s 2017 Couture Spring Collection via The Impression)

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10 Gorgeous Prints to Inspire You

I need a little inspo this week. How about you?

The state of our country, the stress of “interviewing” for jobs all week, and a sinus infection have got me a little down. In desperate need of some inspiration and motivation, I found it in these beautifully designed prints, so I thought I’d share…

 

Could always use some…Positive Vibes Print by Jenny Highsmith (Moorea Seal) $100

 

You can always just… Punch Today in the Face Print by Letter with Simplicity (Society6) $17

 

Ahhh a good reminder from…Thomas Edison Print by Design Different $19.99

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The Great British Baking Show

Squeeee! The Great British Baking Show (or Bake Off) is now back on Netflix with 2 extra (new-ish) seasons, and I am so very excited. Can you tell (re: Squeee!)?

Becca’s Christmas Wreath Sultana Bread (Season 2)

If you remember from my Thanksgiving post, I was trying to feature The Great British Baking Show as a family-friendly show to binge instead of football, but it was no longer on Netflix so I had to modify. Post worked out well, but alas, my love letter to GBBS had to go unwritten…

…until now. The Great British Baking Show is a reality baking competition with the nicest, and sweetest competitors ever. Seriously, every time I watch it, I wonder how the American version would be a bit more ruthless with a “you vs. me” attitude. Thankfully, GBBS is refreshing in this way. Though a competition, competitors genuinely focus on their own faults and achievements, and help each other out when needed. And lemme tell you, when one of those competitors works their butt off cooking but doesn’t make the cut….tears. Genuine tears.

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Weekend Links

Happy Saturday! This week was crazy for me…was it crazy for you? TGI…S? Hope you’re having the loveliest weekend…

This easy fried rice recipe gave me life this week. Remember to use cold rice!

Harry Potter wedding cakes of your dreamssss….

I had happy hour with a couple of friends this week and one big topic of convo was sex after pregnancy. The reviews seem mixed.

Ruth Ginsburg could kick my booty!

Small and chic. Love the use of this space.

A beautiful love letter that made me laugh and weep at the same time.

These chocolate hazelnut eggs make me want to celebrate Easter.

‘Tis the time to start planning a vacation…at least, for me. I like to plan ahead. Cabo seems nice.

 

x-Greta

(Photo shot by Jonas Berg & produced on Entrance)

 

 

 

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7 Cute, Affordable Rainboots

It is winter here in Los Angeles, which means…it’s “rain” season. Sometimes, it’s super rainy and sometimes it’s super…not. Fortunately, this year, it has been quite rainy and the land has been happily soaking it up (Go to Griffith Park or to the Hollywood sign and you’ll see what I’m talking about). The only things that haven’t really been happy are my feet. SO, I’ve been hunting for a pair of affordable, easy rainboots, and here are my cute finds…

Hunter Original Thurloe Lace Up Rain Boots $39.97

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Weekend Links

The last week of February is already approaching us. Whoa! Hope you guys have the loveliest weekend…

Tongue Touch. Forgive yourself. Ways to find zen in times of uncertainty.

Your cute of the week. P.S. it’s his favorite stone.

This is something I’m working on. Um, like, silence is ok?

Have a cry. A good, lovely cry.

Geometric wall art…w/ plants. Love.

The most relaxing song in the world. Reduces anxiety and heart rate.

There is a Golden Girls Cafe in NY. Thank you for being a friend!

This Finnish sleeping shed is what dreams are made of. Gorg.

 

x-Greta

 

(Photo credit: Jordan Kushins & Dwell )

 

 

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Lessons I Learned During A Power Outage

Did everyone have a lovely weekend? I did…for the most part. Yes, except for the 30+ hours of zero power and hot water, it was a delightful weekend.

30+ hours without power?? Some may say “so you can’t binge-watch Netflix, big deal”, others may say “WHATDIDYOUDOAHHH”. I was somewhere in between. Yes I was bummed that I couldn’t hole up in my apartment during the storm dubbed “Lucifer”, watching Netflix and snuggling on the couch, but honestly, when it came down to the 11th hour, I was plain bummed that I couldn’t take a shower, couldn’t eat all the food in my fridge before spoilage, couldn’t walk around my apartment without several blankets and a candle, and didn’t have any connection to the outside world.

So, if I were to go back in time and do things differently, what would I do?

I’d purchase this flashlight. Yes, I have a bajillion candles, but there’s nothing like an electric-powered light that’s strong enough to light up a room so you don’t have to walk around with a hot candle in your hand.

I’d also purchase this handy dandy crank charger/radio. You can listen to some NPR while charging your phone, or computer. And trust me, after hours of reading, you’ll want something to look at other than a book by candlelight.

Download a show or a movie. Did you know that if you have the Amazon Prime or Netflix app, you can download shows and movies for free? You can’t do it on your computer, but if you have an iPad or tablet or even cell phone, you can. It’ll give you a break from books, magazines, and the general doing-nothingingness during a power outage.

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Weekend Links

Whoa. Is it Friday already? This week has flown by…here are few fun things to take you into this three day weekend…

Goodness in this world.

I’ll be spending my free time this weekend cleaning and organizing. Keeping #2 in mind.

Some California love. I want to go to the Seven Teacups!

Important read. Important docu.

I love it when Nordstrom has epic sales. My fave is the Joie Aiyana top. That crochet-detailing though.

Best new way to protect your cell phone screen? Pretty rad.

Cool new lulu pants. Water resistant and comfy!

Fast, fun facts of our past Presidents to honor Presidents’ day. Abraham Lincoln used to wrestle? Wha??

 

x-Greta

 

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