Saturday, 25 January 2014

Easy Spiced Pita Chips Recipe

One of my favourite snacks next to popcorn is pita chips and dip. I make my own since the store bought ones are high in both calories and fat.

Spiced Pita Chips

2-3 pitas (my favourite are high in protein and about 2 WW PointsPlus Value each)
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion salt
cayenne powder, to taste (optional)

I like to use a pizza wheel to cut the pita bread into triangles. It makes it really easy and fast.

Tear your pita bread triangles into halves and spread onto a aluminium foil lined baking sheet. Next take the spices and sprinkle them over the pita chips. Toss with hands to ensure even distribution of spices.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit  for about 10 minutes or until crispy.

Bonus Recipe: Herb & Garlic Sour Cream 

1 c Light Sour Cream
1/2 tsp Epicure Herbed Garlic Salt
squirt of Lime or Lemon Juice

These are also delicious with hummus and tzakiki. Be careful because these won't last long.

What is your favourite snack?

Saturday, 18 January 2014

My First Beauty Box 5

Happy Weekend!!

I'm back from my three week road trip! I have so much to share with you but I want to make sure I don't leave anything out so it will have to be my next post.

Since it is the weekend, I thought I would share some beauty fun for my first post for 2014.

As a little treat for myself for the new year, I thought I would try one of those beauty box subscriptions that seem to be all over the blog world. I was unable to subscribe to my first choice, Birchbox, sadly because they do not ship to Canada. My very close second choice was Beauty Box 5 and I was so excited that they do ship to Canada for free. I signed up at Beauty Box 5 back in December and received my box a few days ago. Needless to say I was super excited to see what was in my first box.

Inside were these great goodies: 
  •   H2O Plus Spa Sea Lotus Body Wash
  •   Nubar Cuticle & Nail Oil 
  •   Swissco Bath & Shower Exfoliating Gloves
  •   Jergens Daily Moisturizer
  •   Epic Blend Hemp Coconut Lip Balm 
  •   Bonus Product: That Awkward Moment Mirror Compact

I can't wait to try these new products. Like a lot of people right now, I suffer from very dry skin in the winter and these sound like they will fit the bill.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

One Last Road Trip Adventure for 2013

So you are probably wondering where I have been two weeks well were invited on a road trip to the south with my husband's parents. They were planing on this trip for about a month now and we just happened to have two weeks off over Christmas so we jumped on the offer. We didn't have anything planned for these two weeks and an adventure in search of the sun sounded great. Because this was such a last minute decision for us we only had one day to pack which was completely exciting and chaos for me. The chaos part being trying to pack everything we need for three weeks, for both cold and warm weather, and for these weeks on the road. Once all packed we headed to my in-laws where we all piled into the truck with a travel trailer attached headed on the road for the sun. We are having a great time and still in search of the heat but the weather is much better than if we were at home with frigid temperatures.

I don't have great access to internet in the State Parks so I will share my stories of our adventures as soon as I can.

Here's a little friend we found on the beach.

Have you every gone on any adventures on a whim?
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