Saturday, May 16, 2015

Rodial Dragon's Blood Sculpting Gel at Costco

I was at Costco on Morena Blvd last week and saw this steal. Rodial is a high end skin care line from the UK.  I was introduced to it at the Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show in November where it retails for $98.  At Costco, it's selling for $57.99.   If you're a fan of Rodial, run to Costco and pick this sculpting gel up.  If you're unfamiliar with this product, Rodial claims it "plumps and adds volume to sagging skin. Dragon's blood (sap from the Croton Lechleri tree) protects against external aggressors. Reduces redness." Now go. Run to Costco.  Someone you know needs high end skin care at a wholesale price.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

85C Bakery & Cafe

Hey!!! Long time no see! Forgive me? 

A couple of months ago I checked out this new bakery in Clairemont.  It's got great coffee, savory foods, sweet treats, and beautiful cakes for special occasions. 

I loved that it reminded me of a panaderia but it was Asian.  I liked the self serve and the very reasonable prices.  I purchased five pastries and a coffee and spent about $12. That's tough to beat.  Check out my photos and then check out 85C Bakery and Cafe. Enjoy! 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Peanut Butter Protein Fudge

Peanut Butter Protein Fudge

So this is something that a couple of my friends were eating as snacks last summer. It tasted like peanut butter honey candy fudge. Dessert. At that time, my son was going through a phase of eating nothing but kids granola bars that had a 1000 ingredients. After my friends shared their similar recipes, I knew it was a treat I wanted to make for my family and I was hoping it would replace my son's bars.

16 ounces of natural peanut butter
1 1/4 cup of honey
2 scoops protein powder
2 1/4 cups of oats
3/4 cup of flax seed powder

Prepare a 9x13 baking pan by lining it with parchment paper. Empty the peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl and heat for one minute. Stir. If it's not soft, keep heating it in 30 second intervals. Combine the peanut butter and honey first.  Then add in the last three ingredients and mix well. Press the fudge into your prepared pan and cool in the fridge for an hour so it firms up. Cut it up into about 32 pieces and seal it in a ziplock bag so they stay fresh. Store in the refrigerator.

I bought Trader Joe's creamy unsalted peanut butter,
I suppose I should have bought a more natural honey but it's so expensive. This worked.

This is a marshmallow flavored protein shake powder.  I've used a chocolate one before and it tasted the same. I wouldn't try a berry flavor though.

Organic oats from Trader Joe's. 

I buy this flax seed at Costco and I use it to fortify everything my son eats.

Lining the pan makes for such easy clean up.