Friday, September 30, 2011

Quote of the Day

"I don't like standard beauty- there is no beauty without strangeness."

- Karl Lagerfield

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

YouTube Video: Viva Las Vegas Heel

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Quote of the Day

"The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw."

- Ellis Havelock

Meatless Monday: White Bean Soup with Tomato Salsa

Just in time for the cooler whether now that Summer has come to a close. Give this recipe a try if you're looking for flavor and comfort this season. Don't have orzo? Rice is a great substitute. Better yet, try wild rice or quinoa to add some extra nutrition.

1 cup orzo
4 tomatoes (roughly chopped)
1 red bell pepper (roughly chopped)
2 small red onions (diced)
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (torn)
1/4 cup crumbled Feta cheese
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
kosher salt and pepper
1 clove garlic (crushed)
1/4 teaspoon dried red chili flake
2 15 oz. cans white beans (rinsed)
4 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
juice of 2 lemons
crusty bread (optional)

Cook the orzo according to the package directions. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the tomatoes, red pepper, 1 onion, basil, Feta, 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, chili flakes, and remaining onion. Cook until softened for about 3 minutes. Add the beans, 3 cups broth, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Transfer the bean mixture to a food processor or blender. Pulse until combined but still slightly chunky. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Return the bean mixture to a saucepan over medium heat. Add the remaining cup broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in orzo. Ladle soup into bowls and spoon salsa on top. Serve with bread (if desired).

Bon appetit!

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Quote of the Day

In honor of the first day of Fall :)

"Autumn is a second Spring where every leaf is a flower."
- Albert Camus

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

YouTube Video: Pink Muse Heel and Cotton Candy Heel

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Patty Cake Cats

Check out this funny vid featuring some very cute cats :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cool Finds: How to Quickly Peel an Egg

I peel my hardboiled eggs under cool running water, which not only cools the egg allowing you to hold it, but also makes it a cinch to remove the shell.  Check out this video showing a different, and perhaps even simpler way!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Meet Mochi!

In case you haven't met Mochi, here he is :) Not only is he my beautiful cat, but he is also the official mascot of p.b.b.! He inspires me everyday and I love him so very much. Isn't he sweet? :) You will be seeing alot of him in the future, so stay tuned. If you also have a pet, tell us about him/her and post pics on our Facebook page!

Throwback Thursday: "What Have I Done to Deserve This"

I adore this song! Check out this live performance in 1988 of the Pet Shop Boys hit with special guest, Dusty Springfield. I just don't understand why the audience lacks such enthusiasm...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Do I love you because you are beautiful, or are you beautiful because I love you?"

- Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein, II ("Cinderella")

Friday, September 9, 2011

Quote of the Day

"The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever."


Thursday, September 1, 2011