How to Avoid Pollen and Allergens this Spring Season


Spring Mountain Ranch Park Photo shoot

How do you avoid Pollen this season???

  1. Over the counter nasal spray
  2. Antihistamines
  3. Wash your hair at night (those pollen critters stay in your hair!)
  4. Use eye drops!
  5. Avoid the windy weather, I notice my skin gets worse when I’m out and the wind hits my face. (This is what I call, pollen prime time!)

Also note, pollen allergies can trigger allergic reactions!Since I experience eczema flareups I need to consistently maintain my hair and skin (IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT DURING SPRING SEASON) I’ll have more tips on this in my upcoming posts!

What are some tips that you have for this Spring Season?

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Bread Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 8 Hawaiian mini rolls (You can also use slices of white day old bread) I use sweet bread since I feel like it gives it more of that savory taste!
  • 3 tablespoons of butter (melted)
  • 4 eggs (beaten)*
  • 2 cups of regular milk*
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar (you can use powder sugar or brown too)*
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder*
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons of pumpkin powder*
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract*
  • (You can also be traditional and add raisins! If it’s not your niche, don’t add them) *

Topping:

  • Cool whip! / you can make a fresh whipped cream!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Grab a 11 x 17 pan (I use a glass dish), break the bread into small pieces.
  3. Drizzle melted butter over the bread (This is the fun part!)
  4. *Egg mixture: In a medium bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients!
  5. Next, pour the mixture evenly over the bread, and pushed down the bread with a fork until the bread if covered.
  6. Finally, bake for 45 minutes (Your pudding should turn out gold and fluffy!)
  7. VoilĂ ! Enjoy!

Let me know how your recipe turns out!

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Sparrow and Wolf Restaurant Experience

Hey guys! This wasn’t my first time here but this small dish/appetizer was amazing and I have to tell you about it!

The “Ocean Parfait”


What is it? — Sea urchin, kizami wasabi, topped w/ toasted nori, and smoked trout roe.

As said on my IG, eating this was the funnest parfait I’ve ever eaten. Sparrow and Wolf really did the job of creating a small dish with a taste of delicious seafood, amazing flavors, and a perfect crunch. My honey and I really admire their bartenders and servers. To be frank, we judge restaurants by their drinks and service. Sparrow is definitely on our TOP 5 of off the strip restaurants in Las Vegas. I highly recommend stopping in for date nights, parties, and even if you want to grab a quick drink before going out on the town!

Here’s another plate we tried for the first time:

Country Pate En Croute.

(duck liver wrapped in a flaky dough)

served w/ pickled pear, brined mustard seeds, and petite arugula.

Petruchio Cocktail

(Gin, aperol, lemon juice, sugar syrup, orange bitters, and egg whites — Yum!)

FYI — You can definitely name out anything you desire to the bartenders and they are on their A-Game. I love gin, so I threw this drink at them and they delivered.

The location is great as well. It’s off the strip and in the spring mountain area. Go ahead and try this place out!

Please comment below and tell me about your experience or do tell which off the strip restaurants you recommend!

Healthy Blender Banana Flourless Dairy-Free Muffins

Say what???

Yes, I SAID IT, flour-less and dairy-free. (For all you people who are allergic out there like me)

I SNACK A LOT. Whether i’m at work or not, you can catch me snacking. HA! Lately, besides eating my mealprep, I’ve been snacking on granola bars, popcorn, and fruit at work. I suddenly thought, I need to eat a little healthier. Plus, I was getting a little bored with my routine. I did some research and found this lovely blog!

I attempted Kristine’s Banana Flourless Muffins and they turned out so well! Here’s the recipe! https://kristineskitchenblog.com/healthy-blender-banana-muffins-dairy-free-flourless/

Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe Kristine!

Photo by: L I Z F L O R E S

This recipe was so easy and you only need a few ingredients, which I LOVE. These are also perfect for little ones to take to school! Double win!

Share some healthy snack recipes below!

Go ahead…Have that cheat meal.

From Monday to Friday, I stick to my meal prep (e.g. Breakfast –smoothie/cereal, Lunch–chicken breast, rice, and veggies, Dinner– any protein/smoothie.) I also snack ALL DAY (fruits, popcorn, smoothie, etc.) I seriously think i’m crazy sometimes because I hate being hungry. I really try my best to stick to this routine.

BUT, we’re all human.

My office is surrounded by candy and donuts ALL THE TIME. I used to beat myself up about snacking on the less nutritious snacks. But I’ve learned to accept that it’s unhealthy to live that way. So… I just have the dang candy or donut and burn off the calories the following day.

Once the weekend comes, I go for my cravings! My honey and I always look forward to getting in the kitchen and cooking up a homemade, good for the soul, comforting meal. Or we love trying new local restaurants whenever we have a babysitter.

I believe once you consistently make healthier food choices, you really begin to appreciate the cheat meals you used to always indulge in. Plus, your cravings will taste extremely better.

Do you think it’s okay to have a few cheat meals/snacks during the week? Let me know your thoughts below!

Here are some of my healthy and cheat meals I enjoy!
PS, some foods are homemade and from a restaurant. Guess which ones I made!