Turkey and Barley skillet – one pot meal

This recipe popped up on my facebook newsfeed via Shape magazine called “Healthy one pot meals”

I hate messes ( who doesn’t?) , so to throw all ingredients in a pot seemed like a good idea.

Their recipe was Beef & Barley Skillet but I just switched the meat for ground turkey.

Was really easy to make. I also like that it was a “hearty” meal, filled me up .

The carrots still had a bite to them and the zucchini wasn’t mushy either.

Definitely will make this again.

P.S I promise once i move my presentations will be better ๐Ÿ˜‰

* I cut my carrots & zucchini into quarter pieces.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef ( or turkey/chicken)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 15 ounces low-sodium beef broth ( I used chicken)
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup medium pearl barley
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and onion, and cook 6 to 8 minutes. Drain if necessary. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add broth, tomato sauce, and water, and bring to boil. Stir in vegetables, barley, and seasonings. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45 to 50 minutes until barley is tender.

** My edits I didn’t use water I just put a little more tomato sauce/broth

I also chopped up some mushrooms.

Remember you can always change a recipe for the way you like it, don’t be scared to switch something out.

Morning beauty routine


What is/are some of your morning beauty products?

I like sleep, so I keep my routine simple.

Aveeno Clear Complexion Moisturizer

Maybelline Fit Me concealer

Nivea- A kiss of smoothness hydrating lip care w/spf 10

NYX – Bronzer & Blusher Combo

Ecotools brush

Estee Lauder Brush

Lash Curler

I also use white eyeshadow in the corner of my eyes to brighten my eyes and look more awake or a gold eyeliner to make the colors in my eyes pop.


Easy beef stir fry/fajita bowl


I came across this Fast Fajita Salad recipe on pinterest.

I didn’t really feel like a salad so ended up using rice.

Ingredients I used:

About 1lb of steak ( I bought it already in strips)


3-4 garlic cloves- minced

chili powder

salt& pepper

1/2 large onion

medium bell pepper

olive oil

1 can black beans ( drained)


chicken stock


1- Place beef strips , lime ( juice if half) , 2-3 cloves of garlic, 1-2 teaspoons of chili powder, splash of olive oil and let it sit and marinate.

2: Cook rice with chicken broth instead of water (to give more flavor)

3: Cut up bell pepper, onion and 1 clove of garlic

4: Heat up olive oil in pan. Add pepper, onion, garlic for 6-10 minutes ( half way through- add beans)

5: Remove veggies from pan

6: I let the pot sit for a minute to get hot again, then add beef and marinade . Cook for about 3 minutes ( depending how thick you cut your slices of beef/how you like yours cooked)

7: Add Onion, pepper, bean mixture to beef

8: place rice in bowl and top with beef mixture

9: enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

I was going to add avocado but everyone at the store were too hard.

Next time I will add another color of pepper.




Greek yogurt





Do you like Greek yogurt? It’s all I eat. Yogurt is great as breakfast, snack, or dessert.

I stopped eating yogurt because the consistency was too thin and didn’t like it.

Then someone said that they eat Chobani Greek yogurt and I should try it.ย  I loved it all I ate. Thought I don’t really care for their newer flip yogurts.

When I first got into Greek yogurt I feel like it wasn’t as popular as it is now.

FAGE isย  tasty, has a nice thick & creamy texture.

A few months ago I tried Muller yogurt, I love the strawberry its like a mini dessert.

The past week I tried Oikos by Dannon, it was on a sale and I was like why not. First I tried the peach, pretty good so I went back to get more. I just had the apple pie. It was sooooo good. Definitely great for a snack or dessert.

What is your favorite Greek yogurt brand(s)? Whats your favorite flavor?

I usually like peach, strawberry, & pineapple.

Another great thing about greek yogurt?… Its a good substitute for mayonnaise ( which I hate..yuck!), sour cream,ย  egg for baking, butter, oil, cream cheese.






Playtex Tampons- I-say

Schick Hydro Silk Razor

Purina One Smartblends + Free can of healthy metabolism

Also last week I bought a Schick razor at Rite Aid ( with extra blade) for $12.49 had a $5 off coupon =$7.49 then received $5 +up bucks = $2.49



Won this on twitter, Tried the Chicken & White bean soup- was really good will get this one again


Skinny cow- won this on Facebook Caramel chocolate yes please


Won the coupon on facebook

Woolite review – crowdtap


I only used the Woolite once so far so can’t really give a great review.

It didn’t have a strong scent which is something I look for in laundry detergent. I’m also sensitive to certain fragrances in soap, detergents, & lotions. Woolite didn’t cause a reaction which is a great thing, for me anyway.

Clothes seemed to keep their color and looked and felt clean.

Perfect for:

Your favorite pair of jeans

A vintage t-shirt

a wool sweater

or any piece of clothing you love to wear