It’s only my first full day back, but I am determined to start and end this semester looking hella cute 100% of the time.

It’s only my first full day back, but I am determined to start and end this semester looking hella cute 100% of the time.

craving-nomz:

Roasted Tomato and Feta Guacamole
One week down yeaaaaaaah.

One week down yeaaaaaaah.

Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible.
Things I’ll teach my children (via tierdropp)

I’m setting my Bikini Burn calendar as my desktop background so that I’ll see it whenever I open my computer and absolutely will not be able to ignore it.

stophatingyourbody:

1. Saying Things Like, “She Would Be So Pretty If…” Have you ever uttered anything along the lines of, “But she has such a gorgeous face” or “She would be more beautiful if she put on a few pounds?” You are limiting your idea of beauty to a cultural stereotype. Beauty is not conditional. If you can’t say anything nice, maybe it’s time to learn how.
2. Judging Other People’s Clothes While it’s fine for you to choose clothes any way you want, nobody else is required to adhere to your style.The person wearing that outfit is, in fact, pulling it off, even if you think she’s too flat chested, big chested, short, tall, fat or thin. And fat people don’t have to confine themselves to dark colors and vertical stripes, no matter who prefers it. And spandex? It’s a right, not a privilege.
3. Making It an ‘Us vs. Them’ Thing The phrase “Real Women Have Curves” is highly problematic. Developed as a response to the tremendous body shaming that fat women face, it still amounts to doing the same thing in the opposite direction. The road to high self-esteem is probably not paved with hypocrisy. Equally problematic is the phrase “boyish figure” as if a lack of curves makes us somehow less womanly. The idea that there is only so much beauty, only so much self-esteem to go around is a lie. Real women come in all shapes and sizes, no curves required.
4. Avoiding the Word “Fat”Dancing around the word fat is an insinuation that it’s so horrible that it can’t even be said. The only thing worse than calling fat people “big boned” or “fluffy” is using euphemisms that suggest body size indicates the state of our health or whether we take care of ourselves. As part of a resolution to end body shaming, try nixing phrases like “she looks healthy,” or “she looks like she is taking care of herself,” and “she looks like she is starving” when what you actually mean is a woman is thin.
5. Making Up Body Parts We could all lead very full lives if we never heard the words cankles, muffin top, apple shaped, pear shaped or apple butt ever again. We are not food.
6. Congratulating People for Losing Weight You don’t know a person’s circumstances. Maybe she lost weight because of an illness. You also don’t know if she’ll gain the weight back (about 95 percent of people do), in which case earlier praise might feel like criticism. If someone points out that a person has lost weight, consider adding something like, “You’ve always been beautiful. I’m happy if you are happy.” But if a person doesn’t mention her weight loss, then you shouldn’t mention it either. Think of something else you can compliment.
7. Using Pretend Compliments “You’re really brave to wear that.” By the way, wearing a sleeveless top or bikini does not take bravery. “You’re not fat, you’re beautiful.” These things are not mutually exclusive — a person can be fat and beautiful. “You can afford to eat that, you’re thin.” You don’t know if someone has an eating disorder or something else; there is no need to comment on someone’s body or food intake. “You’re not that fat” or “You’re not fat, you workout,” need to be struck from your vocabulary. Suggesting that looking fat is a bad thing is also insulting, so also out the door are, “Does this make me look fat?” and “I look so fat!” when you are a size 2.
8. Thinking of Women as Baby-Making Machines One of my readers mentioned that her gynecologist called her “good breeding stock.” Also awful: “baby making hips.” Worst of all is when people ask fat people when they are due. As has famously been said, unless you can see the baby crowning, do not assume that someone is pregnant.
9. Sticking Your Nose in Other People’s Exercise Routines A subtle form of body shaming occurs when people make assumptions or suggestions about someone’s exercise habits based on their size. Don’t ask a fat person, “Have you tried walking?” Don’t tell a thin person, “You must spend all day in the gym.” I have had people at the gym congratulate me for starting a workout program when, in fact, I started working out at age 12 and never stopped. I had a thin friend who started a weight-lifting program and someone said to her, “Be careful, you don’t want to bulk up.” How about not completely over-stepping your boundaries and being rude and inappropriate?
10. Playing Dietitian If you have no idea how much a person eats or exercises, you shouldn’t tell her to eat less and move more or suggest she put more meat on her bones. (Even if you do know what she eats, don’t do it). How do you know she’s looking for nutritional advice from you or the newest weight-loss tip you saw on Dr. Oz?
(taken from http://www.ivillage.com/guilty-15-ways-we-body-shame-without-knowing)

stophatingyourbody:


1. Saying Things Like, “She Would Be So Pretty If…” 

Have you ever uttered anything along the lines of, “But she has such a gorgeous face” or “She would be more beautiful if she put on a few pounds?” You are limiting your idea of beauty to a cultural stereotype. Beauty is not conditional. If you can’t say anything nice, maybe it’s time to learn how.

2. Judging Other People’s Clothes 
While it’s fine for you to choose clothes any way you want, nobody else is required to adhere to your style.The person wearing that outfit is, in fact, pulling it off, even if you think she’s too flat chested, big chested, short, tall, fat or thin. And fat people don’t have to confine themselves to dark colors and vertical stripes, no matter who prefers it. And spandex? It’s a right, not a privilege.

3. Making It an ‘Us vs. Them’ Thing 
The phrase “Real Women Have Curves” is highly problematic. Developed as a response to the tremendous body shaming that fat women face, it still amounts to doing the same thing in the opposite direction. The road to high self-esteem is probably not paved with hypocrisy. Equally problematic is the phrase “boyish figure” as if a lack of curves makes us somehow less womanly. The idea that there is only so much beauty, only so much self-esteem to go around is a lie. Real women come in all shapes and sizes, no curves required.

4. Avoiding the Word “Fat”
Dancing around the word fat is an insinuation that it’s so horrible that it can’t even be said. The only thing worse than calling fat people “big boned” or “fluffy” is using euphemisms that suggest body size indicates the state of our health or whether we take care of ourselves. As part of a resolution to end body shaming, try nixing phrases like “she looks healthy,” or “she looks like she is taking care of herself,” and “she looks like she is starving” when what you actually mean is a woman is thin.

5. Making Up Body Parts 
We could all lead very full lives if we never heard the words cankles, muffin top, apple shaped, pear shaped or apple butt ever again. We are not food.

6. Congratulating People for Losing Weight 
You don’t know a person’s circumstances. Maybe she lost weight because of an illness. You also don’t know if she’ll gain the weight back (about 95 percent of people do), in which case earlier praise might feel like criticism. If someone points out that a person has lost weight, consider adding something like, “You’ve always been beautiful. I’m happy if you are happy.” But if a person doesn’t mention her weight loss, then you shouldn’t mention it either. Think of something else you can compliment.

7. Using Pretend Compliments 
“You’re really brave to wear that.” By the way, wearing a sleeveless top or bikini does not take bravery. “You’re not fat, you’re beautiful.” These things are not mutually exclusive — a person can be fat and beautiful. “You can afford to eat that, you’re thin.” You don’t know if someone has an eating disorder or something else; there is no need to comment on someone’s body or food intake. “You’re not that fat” or “You’re not fat, you workout,” need to be struck from your vocabulary. Suggesting that looking fat is a bad thing is also insulting, so also out the door are, “Does this make me look fat?” and “I look so fat!” when you are a size 2.

8. Thinking of Women as Baby-Making Machines 
One of my readers mentioned that her gynecologist called her “good breeding stock.” Also awful: “baby making hips.” Worst of all is when people ask fat people when they are due. As has famously been said, unless you can see the baby crowning, do not assume that someone is pregnant.

9. Sticking Your Nose in Other People’s Exercise Routines 
A subtle form of body shaming occurs when people make assumptions or suggestions about someone’s exercise habits based on their size. Don’t ask a fat person, “Have you tried walking?” Don’t tell a thin person, “You must spend all day in the gym.” I have had people at the gym congratulate me for starting a workout program when, in fact, I started working out at age 12 and never stopped. I had a thin friend who started a weight-lifting program and someone said to her, “Be careful, you don’t want to bulk up.” How about not completely over-stepping your boundaries and being rude and inappropriate?

10. Playing Dietitian 
If you have no idea how much a person eats or exercises, you shouldn’t tell her to eat less and move more or suggest she put more meat on her bones. (Even if you do know what she eats, don’t do it). How do you know she’s looking for nutritional advice from you or the newest weight-loss tip you saw on Dr. Oz?

(taken from http://www.ivillage.com/guilty-15-ways-we-body-shame-without-knowing)

I did it. I said I’d do it, and I did it. It’s delicious.

I did it. I said I’d do it, and I did it. It’s delicious.

healthier-habits:

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili is the answer to a vegetarian chili lovers dream! This chili is loaded with so much flavor you’ll want 2 bowls for dinner.
Click here for full directions!

I’m going to make this recipe right now, during the summer, and nobody can stop me.

healthier-habits:

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili is the answer to a vegetarian chili lovers dream! This chili is loaded with so much flavor you’ll want 2 bowls for dinner.

Click here for full directions!

I’m going to make this recipe right now, during the summer, and nobody can stop me.

baebees:

Vegan Chilli Recipe! 
I’ve been asked for the recipe for this a few times so i thought i’d have a crack at typing it up. 
I usually just make it up as I go along and use my instincts for quantities so idk hope this is ok! serves 2 or 3 people
You Will Need
About 200g or 1 cup ready to cook red lentils
A can of kidney beans
A can of chopped tomatoes
tomato purée
1 medium onion
1 large garlic clove
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of cinnamon or mixed spices
Hot chilli powder, i put in 2 teaspoons but adjust for your own tastes!
olive oil
optional - a bell pepper, green looks nice!
Directions
chop and fry the onion and garlic in some olive oil till golden
add in the cinnamon and cumin and coat the onion and garlic (add pepper now if u want it)
after a minute or so add in the lentils and cook for 2 mins, give it a few stirs to distribute onions and spices evenly
add in chopped tomatoes, a generous squeeze of purée, beans and chilli powder
stir everything well and then add just enough boiling water to cover the lentils, put the lid on the pot and leave it for half an hour or so.
To Serve
I like to serve this with avocado, boiled rice and chopped coriander/cilantro
This also goes well with it http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/06/avocado-cilantro-lime-rice
Some more ideas are corn on the cob, potato wedges or you could even put it in burritos or something! 

baebees:

Vegan Chilli Recipe! 

I’ve been asked for the recipe for this a few times so i thought i’d have a crack at typing it up. 

I usually just make it up as I go along and use my instincts for quantities so idk hope this is ok! serves 2 or 3 people

You Will Need

  • About 200g or 1 cup ready to cook red lentils
  • A can of kidney beans
  • A can of chopped tomatoes
  • tomato purée
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or mixed spices
  • Hot chilli powder, i put in 2 teaspoons but adjust for your own tastes!
  • olive oil
  • optional - a bell pepper, green looks nice!

Directions

  1. chop and fry the onion and garlic in some olive oil till golden
  2. add in the cinnamon and cumin and coat the onion and garlic (add pepper now if u want it)
  3. after a minute or so add in the lentils and cook for 2 mins, give it a few stirs to distribute onions and spices evenly
  4. add in chopped tomatoes, a generous squeeze of purée, beans and chilli powder
  5. stir everything well and then add just enough boiling water to cover the lentils, put the lid on the pot and leave it for half an hour or so.

To Serve

I like to serve this with avocado, boiled rice and chopped coriander/cilantro

This also goes well with it http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/06/avocado-cilantro-lime-rice

Some more ideas are corn on the cob, potato wedges or you could even put it in burritos or something!