Rice is nice

I always seem to have day old rice, and we all get sick of fried rice, so I tried something different.I mixed 3.5 cups (it’s what we had) of leftover rice, 4 eggs, a couple tablespoons of gluten-free bread crumbs, and a couple tablespoons of Parmesan cheese together, and then lightly pan-fried the patties in cooking spray. The kids loved them, we all did ! I topped with avocado and served a salad on the side.

Vinyl lip take 2

Yesterday I was browsing in Shoppers and decided to test another shade of Stila stay all day vinyl. The shade is “nude”, although I wouldn’t really consider it nude…it’s kind of a pinky orange. Anyway, I love it and think it would be perfect for spring! I didn’t buy it… I think one $32 lipgloss in a week is plenty! But I will definitely keep it in mind for the coming months! 


Lately I have noticed a lot of double-sided earrings on the Internet. I decided they were worth a try and order this pair off Etsy. They came to me a little while ago, but every time I tried them on I thought “that looks stupid forget it”. However, every time I tried them on I thought it a little bit less…until I decided to wear them last night and again today. I think the look is growing on me. Because they are very light, they’re not uncomfortable even though they look like they might be!

I’ve been lining my lower eyelid lately; I draw very fine line under the lashes and along the water line, and then smudge lightly with am eyeliner brush. At first I thought it looked too dramatic on my pale skin for everyday (I was trying it because I noticed somebody else with eyeliner like this and loved it), but it’s definitely growing on me. I know, my eyebrows are in desperate need of an intervention!

Weekend eatin’ 

Last night we went out for dinner at That’s Italian. I wanted to go somewhere new for dinner to celebrate Adam’s birthday, and since this place offer gluten-free pizza and pasta and had great reviews, it seemed perfect. It was definitely a good choice! Adam and Charlotte both said the pizza was excellent, and Zoe enjoyed her pastor. I had gluten-free salmon penne… Which I adore! They also had cheesecake from the cheesecake factory, which made it extra special for Adam, because he does love the cheesecake factory!

I tried three new recipes today. 

1. One of them was these chocolate sparkle cookies. They came out pretty good…I didn’t adore them, but the kids did. Good thing, because chocolate cookies at the last thing I need!

2. I also made baked eggs and avocado. Over the last few weeks I’ve seen tons of foodies posting this snack, and decided it was worth a try. I ended up using only one egg, because the avocados I had were very small. I just used a spoon to cut the yolk in half, put half the yolk in each avocado hole, poured the whites over the top, then sprinkled with salt and pepper and baked at at 350° for about 15 minutes.

They look pretty but are nothing special. I don’t really know what the big deal is! It tasted fine…but nothing I’d go out of my way for. I would rather just eat an avocado with a spoon, with a little salt-and-pepper shaken on! As for eggs, I would rather scramble them with a little cheese, or mix poached eggs with smoked salmon. Smoked salmon…ummmm.

3. For dinner tonight, I made this coconut curry lentil soup that has been saved in my iPhone for ever! I didn’t have carrots or spinach, so I skipped those, and used “lite” coconut milk…and it still came out absolutely delicious and very filling. The recipe as it is made a huge amount of soup, so I will have some for the rest of the week!