Watch My Weight Wednesday!

Last week was a great week!  

Check out these great posts linked up last week!

100_5722I love this post that Julie linked up!  Titled Satisfaction

"I have reached the NEW ME!!! I am SATISFIED with the new me. I am loving all that I can do. Now I’ll tweak it a bit and end up even better, healthier and full of smiles."

Your awesome Julie!  You inspire us all!

Adena also linked up this post Monthly Measure/Weigh-In
She has achieved so much!  Give her a visit and show your support!


This is Aprils Watch My Weight Wednesday blog hop! 

Add your old or new post below! 
You can post once a week.
Be sure to visit the other links!  Lets help each other!

I can't wait to see all the helpful tips/recipes/stories you have!

Please link directly to your post and not your blog URL. If you could please link back here, so that everyone can join in the fun!

Mid-Eastern Mushroom and Sprouted Chick Pea Couscous

Mid-Eastern Mushroom and Chick Pea Couscous

Modified from recipe on


  • 1 ¾ cups vegetable broth            
  • ½ tsp Each ground cumin and ground coriander    
  • ¼ tsp hot red pepper flakes      
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh gingerroot            
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced   (I used about 5)             
  • sliced fresh Mushrooms            
  • sliced carrots                    
  • 1 onion, chopped (I used green onion to sprinkle on top)               
  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous        
  • 1 cup sweet red pepper, chopped            
  • 1-2 cups sprouted chickpeas   
  • ½ cup raisins                        
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro         


1. In large saucepan combine broth, cumin, coriander, hot pepper flakes, gingerroot and garlic; bring to boil.
2. Add mushrooms, carrots and onion and cook covered over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender.
3. Meanwhile, place couscous in a medium bowl and pour 1cup boiling water over it; cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
4. Add red pepper, chickpeas and raisins to the mushroom mixture; continue to cook 2-3 minutes or until hot.
5. Sprinkle with cilantro
6. Fluff couscous with a fork and spoon into individual serving dishes; top with vegetable mixture including broth

Naturally Detox Face Mask

There's no doubting my love for cosmetic clays simply because they do so much for the skin and are especially good at naturally detoxifying the skin without any trace of harsh effects. Clays come in a wide variety and can be easily sourced at some health food stores, amazon and online shops. Today I have decided to use a favorite of mine -- French Green Clay. This clay is a powerful detoxifier, absorbs oils and toxins and also improves the skin's blood circulation, bringing the skin to a much healthier state.  And because my skin profile falls under the combination category, this clay happens to be ideal for my skin type. Lately, I'm not too impressed with my oily t-zone and this mask is exactly what my skin needs to aid in the de-junking process.  I'm sure those of you with combination to oily skin can relate to my dilemma.  I never use clays by itself and always like to add other ingredients to make it's effects more beneficial.  And since I'm a huge fan of Organic Matcha Green Tea, I decided to incorporate this into my mask for it's antioxidants benefit and all the other good reasons we consume green tea. Sometimes I like to add things like honey, glycerin or aloe gel depending on my skin's needs. 

Here's the easy peasy mix below:

1 TBSP French Green Clay
1 TSP Organic Matcha Green Tea (I used the one from

Mix well with enough warm water to form a yogurt-like consistency.  Always before applying my masks, I like to do a facial steam to dilate my pores followed by the mask application.  You may do the same too for maximum benefits.  I leave the mask on until it dries and then rinse off thoroughly with warm water.  Then I follow up with my moisturizer. 

Note: I would NOT recommend this mask for those of you with sensitive skin.  Instead you may opt for milder clays such as the French White also known as Kaolin, Yellow or Rose Clay.

I hope this post inspires you to make your own masks at home. 

5 Question Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!  I have not done one of these in awhile.   

1. What is your favorite sign of spring?
All the yucky snow melting and being washed away...I still have some in my flower beds.  I just love watching spring flowers popping up beneath the soil to brighten the day!

2. What was your best birthday ever?
Would have to be my 19th Birthday!  My boyfriend(now my husband)surprised me with a limo and took me bar hopping! (Drinking age is 19 in Canada)  It was the best surprise!  But not best surprise ever...My hubby keeps surprising me all the time!  Love you Jason xoxoxox

3. What is your favorite dessert?
Hmmmm...This one is tough.  I really don't like desserts...I know strange.  I will eat one if there is one offered.  But I won't go out of my way to make one unless it is for somebody else like birthday cakes and sometime company.  But I do love a piece of dark chocolate with a nice red wine!  One of our at home date night treats!

4. What is the best excuse you've ever used to get out of a ticket?
You can get out of tickets???  

5. Do you wake up before your alarm, with your alarm, or after hitting snooze several times?
Depends on how tired I am.  Today was with the alarm..this is my preferred method of waking up!  I hate waking up before the alarm, I need all the rest I can know beauty sleep and all that  :)

Joining in the fun with 5QF

Watch My Weight Wednesday!

I want to thank everyone for joining in with this blog hop and linking some fabulous posts!

During March Melissa from Change is Inevitable has been posting some great Healthy Swaps recipes!  She has been finding some healthy swaps for fries, onion rings, pizza, and some yummy desserts!  You need to check them out!

Rochelle from The Pretend Chef has been posting about her journey on the Flat Belly Diet!
You should definitely give her a visit to cheer her on!


This is Aprils Watch My Weight Wednesday blog hop! 

Add your old or new post below! 
You can post once a week.
Be sure to visit the other links!  Lets help each other!

I can't wait to see all the helpful tips/recipes/stories you have!

Please link directly to your post and not your blog URL. If you could please link back here, so that everyone can join in the fun!

The Ultimate Blog Party!

Woo Hoo!  It is that time again!  Party Time!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

One of my favorite sites, run by twin sisters, Susan and Janice are hosting  The Ultimate Blog Party!!! Not only is it great fun, and a chance to win some pretty terrific prizes, it’s also a great way to get to meet some new mom bloggers.

Let me just take a moment before we get to the fun stuff to introduce myself.  I’m Angie, a mom with 2 beautiful kids, Kaitie 13, and Andrew 10. I am married to the man of my dreams!   I love him more today than the day I first fell in love with him.  Well, enough about me, let the party begin!!! 

This is my blog, where I share healthy recipes and weight-loss tips!  So welcome to my little home on the blogosphere and please take a look around, and don't forget to tell me a little about yourself so we can get to know each other!  

Now to the food!  Would you like to try a...

or for the kids how about a Banana Cracker!

Perhaps some yummy Waldorf Salad

I’d love to get know my fellow bloggers! How about a few questions…
What’s your favorite thing to do?
What is your favorite meal?
What was the last thing you ate?
Why is the sky blue?