I had so much fun watching the Golden Globes last night. :D
My vote for Best Dressed Female: Olivia Wilde
Her dress was stunning. Unexpected, original, and very memorable. It didn’t look as good in photos as it did on screen!
I tried to think of the one dress that stuck out in my memory and her’s was it! Normally I am more of a ‘classic’ fan, but this was just so different I had to pick it.
My runners up for Best Dressed Female were Halle Berry (jaw-dropping), Emily Blunt, and Drew Barrymore.
Who were your best dressed?
It turned out that we didn’t get 24 on our basic cable channels. We are going to have to watch it online somewhere I guess! Don’t tell me what happened!
Sketchie caught up on his beauty sleep by the ‘fire’…
Speaking of beauty sleep, the past two nights I have slept like a
baby cat. I sprung out of bed this morning at 6am, rearing to go! I think my body is slowly starting to get the hang of this Early Rising Challenge. I absolutely love early mornings. I am the only one up and it is so peaceful. I also feel like I am most productive in the mornings. There is something to be said about a long morning ripe with opportunity!
However, I will admit there was something that helped spring me out of bed this morning…
Recipe: Tropical Balmy Bliss Breakfast Muffins
- 2 cups whole grain spelt flour
- 1.5 t baking soda
- 2 t aluminum-free baking powder
- 1/4 t fine grain sea salt
- 1/2 cup sucanat (or regular sugar would work)
- 1/3 cup-1/2 cup (approx) leftover juicer pulp (made up of kiwi, cantaloupe, grapefruit, carrots) OR chopped fresh fruit of your choice
- 1/3 cup applesauce (I used sweetened)
- Flax egg: 1 T ground flax + 3 T warm water (replaces 1 egg)
- 1 t pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 1 t lime juice
- 1/2-3/4 cup sweetened yogurt (approx < 1 T per muffin)
- Lime zest
- 1 small banana, sliced (approx 2 slices per muffin)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Grease muffin tin.
- Whisk ground flax and water in a small/medium bowl and let it set for a few minutes.
- In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
- Take the smaller bowl with the flax in it and whisk again.
- Now add the rest of the wet ingredients to the flax mixture.
- Make sure to pick out large pulp pieces before putting it in. Whisk well.
- Now add the wet mixture to the dry and stir until just incorporated.
- Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of batter into the muffin tin.
- Now add approx 1 Tablespoon of the yogurt on top and follow it with another tablespoon of batter on top.
- Repeat for the remaining 11 muffins.
- Garnish with lime zest and banana slices.
- Bake for 18 – 20 minutes.
I adapted these from my Lime and Cantaloupe Margarita muffins.
Oh, these are good. So so so moist.
You can see the yogurt flowing like a river throughout the muffin!
I love the lime zest. So tropical and so fun.
A great way to include some fruit and veggies in your morning muffin!
These are definitely something to get up early for! I had one muffin with a Green Monster.
What is your favourite muffin flavour?
I LOVE all kinds, but especially Banana-nut-blueberry, Classic BRAN, and carrot spice.
- Check out the great discussion going on in my ‘5 Ways I beat The Obsession’ Post.
And because this always makes me giggle when I say it… ;)
GIT ‘ER DONE!!!!!!!!!
The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.
I think the best dressed female was Emily Blunt. I just loved the paleness of the dress with her chocolate brown hair!
Jennifer Aniston always looks so beautiful and classy! :) I agree, Gracie. Emily Blunt looked beautiful as well!
My favorite muffin is the traditional blueberry. Oh.My.Goodness!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know what it is about it, but it has to be moist, very large, and complimented with a coffee with cream only. Best Ever!
I love the banana slices on top! My favorite muffin is probably apple cinnamon :)
Great looking muffins! And Sketchie – too cute :)
I loved halle berry, she always looks stunning.
LOVE tropical flavors so those muffins sound amazing!!!
Grrr, I missed the Golden Globes! :( Her dress is stunning – she isn’t my favorite person though.
I agree with you on all your picks except Drew Barrymore. I didn’t love her dress at all (or her hair). I’d replace Drew with Helen Mirren because she looked friggen fantastic!!
Also, those muffins look to die for! yum
I love all muffins especially blueberry, bran, and banana chocolate chip!
These look delish! I love the little slice of banana in the top–very cute. Muffins are totally my favourite pre-workout snacks.
I don’t know how you can come up with recipes like this! How do you know how much wet and dry ingredients you need etc.?? Amazing!
Mmmm, those muffins look so tasty! You are so creative with your recipes.I think I need to get a juicer! I was wishing I had tv last night (we watch all of our shows online). Guess I’ll just have to wait for People to come out or look at some celebrity blogs!
I made the muffins and they came out amaaazing!! I have a question..how do you store your muffins? in the fridge, in a tupperware on the counter? I’m always on the fence about this. I’d love your advice. Thanks!
Haha, I loved the picture of Sketchie! I also loved the quote under it :)!
I thought Reese Witherspoon looked great and I liked Sandra Bullock’s hair- so classic and beautiful!
My favorite muffins are pumpkin chocolate chip!
I love making up muffin recipes! I posted a couple on my blog, but the butternut cranberry muffins were my favorite! http://makingfoodandotherstuff.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/fall-muffins/
Pumpkin spice is my fave flavor. These look and sound delish. I’ll certainly keep them in mind even if they look a little more involved than my typical items.
The pic of Skechie is hilarious!
LOL Happier than a pig in shit!!!! :) FAB. and CLASSY. LOL I loved Emily Blunt’s dress, but also Sandra Bullock’s bright purple strapless. She looked beautiful- but I LOVED The Young Victoria and wished Emily Blunt had won. Guess I should go to The Blind Side!
I was a big fan of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s dress, but she seemed a bit, well, drugged. I also thought Anna Paquin was stunning, but I’m a bit biased – True Blood is one of my favorite shows!
Worse dressed? Chloë Sevigny. Hands down. I was actually glad that it was ripped on stage. What a mess!
I Loved Kate Hudson’s dress and emily blunts both were so pretty
Yum these look simple and delish!
WOW. My new favorite muffins! I used chopped kiwis for the fruit, and my soy yogurt was raspberry-fig flavored. Perfect. I think I’m going to make another batch to share with my coworkers. The goodness must be shared.