Recipe: Overnight Oats

May 31, 2016 in Life, Recipes, The Dish, Uncategorized

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Breakfast is the most important meal and it’s one of my first thoughts every morning. We know getting out the door on time isn’t an easy task, so Overnight Oats are a perfect solution to a healthy breakfast on the go. Taking under five minutes to prepare the night before, you’ll have more time to glam with Your Personal Beauty Expert or catch up on the news. Overnight Oats: Base Ingredients 1/3 cup oats 1/3 – ½ cup milk or non-dairy substitute 1/3 cup yogurt (any kind) 1 tbsp chia seeds 1/3 cup of fresh fruit Pinch of Salt Pinch of cinnamon   Directions: Combine all base ingredients in a bowl, jar, or container to sit overnight in the fridge. In the morning top with nuts/nut butters, spreads, seeds, fruit, or enjoy as is. The possibilities are endless! Tip: Almost empty containers of nut butters or spreads are a perfect dish to utilize for combining base ingredients and using up every last bite.   We’d love to hear from you in the comments below or connect with us on social media. Talk to you soon, UCS Glam Girls   | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter |

Planning the Ultimate Weekend Getaway

May 14, 2016 in Entertainment, Featured, In the Media, Life, The Dish, Uncategorized

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  With the weather beginning to warm up summer will soon be here. Time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Can’t take vacation time? Don’t despair – a weekend getaway is the perfect solution to relax, renew, and recover from those crazy work weeks. Grab a drink, message your girls, and keep reading because we have the ultimate planning guide for your weekend getaway. First up for consideration is budget. Knowing your budget is critical to creating a stress free break. No one wants to worry about money on a trip. Don’t forget to factor into the budget spending money for food, shopping, admission fees, cabs, buses, and tips. Travelling in groups for a weekend can bring people together. Try to choose friends who get along – it will avoid any unnecessary drama. Pick travel dates and select a destination. For weekend getaways opt for a closer destination to minimize travel time and maximize the fun. Some of our favourite local travel spots include: Ottawa, Montreal, Camping at Bruce Peninsula, Cottage rentals in Huntsville or Kawarthas, Vineyard tours in Niagara, and Blue Mountain in Collingwood. So now with the location, dates, and people to travel with decided; next up create bucket lists for: “must-see”, “must-eat”, and “must-experience”. Ask each person to provide ideas and ensure at least one item from everyone’s list is included. This will help ensure everyone can experience something they wanted and helps maintain group harmony. Selecting accommodations should take into account the “bucket-list” items.
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Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

May 6, 2016 in Featured, Life, Recipes, The Dish, Uncategorized

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In celebration of Mother’s Day we’re bringing you an easy recipe from Fraiche Nutrition for Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.   Ingredients: 3 tbsp. melted butter 2 c. flour (can substitute gluten-free flour) ¼ c. sugar 2 ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 2 ½ c. buttermilk 2 large eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. grated lemon rind 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice Directions: Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave and cool. In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a fork and add the buttermilk, vanilla, lemon rind, ricotta cheese, lemon juice and cooled melted butter Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until mixed: do not over mix! It will still look lumpy. Heat a griddle or pan with a small amount of vegetable oil on medium heat, pour into pancake shapes of your choice, and flip when the bubbles appear on the top and the bottom is golden brown. Top with all your favourites and Enjoy! We’d love to hear from you in the comments below or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.   See you soon, UCS Glam Girls