Ask Bryci: What to get my girl for Valentines day?

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I love valentines day! I used to think it was over hyped by the corporations out there just to get our money (wow don’t I sound angry!) but now I love it, because I love any excuse to show the people I love just how much I love them.

I myself am a huge fan of cards. I know that might sound simple, but often the most simple things in life are the best. Not just the card though (extra points if it’s sparkly and/or pink) but what I want is for my valentine to write in it, describing how and why they love me. *gush* Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! So definitely get your girl a card!

As for gifts.. if she’s a minimalist (as in, she doesn’t like things, or extra stuff to collect dust) forget the usual flowers and get her a fruit bouquet. They’re healthy, colorful, and they come in shapes of flowers so it’s a win! Not a fruit fan? Get her a gift certiicate for the spa, be it a full body massage, a facial, pedicure or manicure, she will absolutely love it. I very rarely pamper myself to such an extreme of going to the spa, so when I get a gift certificate to have a me-day I just can’t refuse :)

If you’re strapped for cash but still want to show your girl how much you adore her, pick up her favorite supper, grab some wine and go all out and make her a feast. Don’t forget dessert, and extra points if you add candles to the table 😉 Maybe after dinner you can bring her into the bedroom (with candles, of course) throw on some slow sensual music and give her a full body massage yourself!

PS – If you’re wondering what to get your MAN… I’d suggest some racy red lingerie, orrr some smoking hot mind blowing latex for the bedroom!

If you have a question you’d like me to answer for my Ask Bryci series, just leave a comment and I’ll be sure to get to it asap!

Model Diet 101: Stuffin’ Muffins

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They even LOOK Christmasy! I was going to name these little bad boys Santa’s muffins.. but my bro helped and came up with Stuffin’ Muffins so there we have it :)

This recipe takes very little prep time, but they’re in the oven for half hour so if you’re looking for a quick fix this isn’t for you. Unless half hour is quick for you, in my world McDonalds is quick 😛 I made these with the forward thinking of wrapping them individually in saran wrap, popping them in the freezer and getting them out for a snack or meal addition here or there.

What you’ll need:

– 1lb fresh lean ground turkey breast
– 1 box turkey stuffing mix
– 1/2 cup egg whites
– 1 green pepper, diced
– 1 onion, diced
– 1 cup water
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup cranberries (or more, if you’re a cranberry junky like me)
– your favourite wine

Minutes to prep: 5
Minutes to cook: 35
Serves: 12

First up, pour yourself a glass of wine. Cooking is always more fun this way 😉

Next preheat your oven to 350f. Grab a mixing bowl and throw everything in there (except your wine, that stays in your glass), making sure you’re stirring it all up with a silicone spoon. Wooden spoons are porous and no one wants salmonella. *Note to self, buy silicone spoon.* Once you’re done mixing everything thoroughly, pour the mixture into your non-stick muffin tin, filling all 12 tins. Throw it in the oven for 35 minutes and voila! Once you pull these out of the oven, take a fork and flip these onto their sides while still in the muffin tin, so the bottom doesn’t get soggy with condensation, it’ll help to dry it out a bit.

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My Review:

Wait a second while I grab another. I made these as something to wrap in saran wrap and toss in the freezer to pull out as a meal addition or snack sometimes.. but only a few are going to make it there. Out of 12 I’ve only got 8 left, and that was eaten while I was full and they were still too hot to eat. Yes, they are that good. They’re really easy to do, you just can’t start this recipe on an empty belly because it takes 35 minutes to bake them. This is a good filling high protein snack, you’ll love them! I have two weaknesses when it comes to food… one is breakfast, and the other is Christmas. Anything that resembles either is always at the top of my to-do list, so I was very excited to try these. Thankfully they came out amazingly, which surprises me because there isn’t a lot of “a dash of this, a sprinkle of that”. I move around so often that I don’t have a lot of various spices in my kitchen, and these still tasted amazing!