If you are following the Adrenal Reset Diet, make sure you have pulled out eggs for the first 30 days to see if you have an allergy (like I do) or if you have a sensitivity to them. If you are all clear, then these carrot frittatas are an amazing way to use the carrot pulp from your juicer. When you use the egg whites only, you are getting all protein and no fat (versus getting fat when you include the egg yolk). So this is a low-fat, filling, delicious snack – even your kids will love it! Best when served warm, but they taste great cold too for lunch the next day.
Makes 12-15 frittatas (depending on how big you make them)
- Pulp from 10 medium-large carrots (or you can shred 10 carrots with a shredder or grater, then air dry for 15 minutes to help remove moisture)
- 6 egg whites
- finely chopped leek (wash throughly & use only the white part)
- 1/2 onion finely chopped (I like sweet onions)
- 2 garlic cloves
- salt and pepper to taste
- optional – fresh ginger
- Cook onions and leeks in a pan on medium high heat with a teaspoon of oil until the onions “sweat” (become clear) – about 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly so they don’t burn.
- Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Let cool for 3-5 minutes.
- Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
- Form into a small ball, then flatten into a patty.
- Lightly spray cooking oil on a frying pan and cook for 3-5 minutes (Medium heat) each side – or until it reaches the desired done-ness.
- Enjoy while hot!
You know it’s a good party when you simply can’t keep your shoes on any more! Lol!
One of my dear friends, Rachelle, FINALLY married her dream guy. It’s only taken 14 years, but they finally did it! Haaa!
To celebrate with her I had to wear something special to commemorate the occasion. So when I found this dreamy little lace dress at Robert Black’s $10 sidewalk sale, I simply KNEW this was what I had to wear. It’s a 1960’s nude lace tiered dress with a black velvet belt (and bow), and a sewn on rhinestone broach. Yes, it was only $10 (because it has a little something on the lace that wont come out, so he couldn’t sell it in the store).
And at the same time the last few days have started cooling off here in sunny Arizona, so I had to find a dressy black jacket to go with it. But with the holidays coming up I didn’t want to spend a ton. So I went to a local consignment store, High Society Resale boutique, and discovered this PERFECT little black velvet jacket for $25!
The black beaded purse is from my grandmother. (Knowing her, she may have found it at a yard sale….or she may have used it once 50 years ago….who knows). Anyway, that was obviously free. And I got these beautiful B by Brian Atwood pumps on sale a couple of years ago. So for things I bought recently – just for this wedding, I only spent $35 total. My husband is the luckiest guy around, right?! 😉
Truly ANYONE can look beautiful on a budget. You just have to shop sales, find things at consignment stores, and be willing to spend waaaaay less time at the malls. It’s easy! And you can do it!
And a quick footnote about High Society Resale boutique – For the Dress For Success fashion show I needed one final accessory to make the show complete. When I went there to get it, the owner wouldn’t let me pay for it because it was for charity. Kindness is alive and well!
All clothing: Fashion by Robert Black
Chocolate isn’t just for dessert you know.
Chocolate is a surprisingly flattering color on most every skin-tone. Regardless of how fair or dark complected you are, you can wear anything from a creamy milk chocolate to a rich dark chocolate….somewhere in there is the perfect chocolate for you.
Today on Your Life A to Z a couple of friends and I are wearing vintage chocolate gowns (and a fun, feathered pantsuit) for Fashion by Robert Black – and they are fabulous! Here are some of the behind the scenes shots. Enjoy!
What is your most flattering shade of chocolate?
I was asked to model a gorgeous one-of-a-kind South Sea pearl and diamond necklace and bracelet set (worth $25,000) for the Promise Ball Gala. (It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it) 😉 This custom designed set raised $26,000 and it went to a beautiful redhead. She was absolutely blushing with excitement when her husband won it for her!
What is the Promise Ball?
The Promise Ball is an event that raises much needed funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dinner, entertainment, silent auction, live auction, and fun to be had by all in attendance.
It was such a glamorous evening! This stunning jewelry was only 1 of the auction items. There were trips, parties, presents for kids, artwork…..They even had the sweetest puppy for auction (and he raised $6,000 and went home to a VERY excited family).
If you would like to donate funds to this worthwhile organization, click HERE. Thank you again to the team that invited me to play a small role in raising funds and helping zero out childhood diabetes. It was an honor!