2.22.2016

#MeatlessMondaze - Buddha Bowl



So, I admit it...I've become mildly obsessed with Buddha Bowls. I try to incorporate a meatless day in my week (usually Monday nights), and I can't tell you how much better I feel!

When I started looking for dishes that were meatless, I wanted something with protein & variety. As I was scrolling through Pinterest, I found the holy grail on meatless dishes...The Big Vegan Bowl! I mean it's the kitchen sink of bowls.

Not only is this bowl vegan, but it's also gluten-free! I modified mine a bit, just because I didn't have a couple items for the bowl. BUT that's the beauty of these bowls, sky's the limit!

The Big Vegan Bowl

Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato, chopped into 3/4-inch cubes (I used Butternut Squash, pre-diced)
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (about 1.5 cups) 

1 cup uncooked quinoa 

1 large carrot, peeled & julienned purple cabbage or vegetable of choice (Subbed in cucumbers)

Shredded couple handfuls of greens for the base (optional) (Obviously used kale as the base)

Lots of hummus (Obsessed with Roots hummus)
Sliced avocado
Hulled hemp seeds (Left these out)

For directions and more on this super easy and delish bowl, head on over to Oh She Glows blog!


What are your favorite bowl recipes??

Bon App├ętit!

XO, 
Kel

2.05.2016

What They Carry Ft. Urban Blonde's Stephanie Konkle

Stephanie Konkle is an Atlanta native and Ole Miss grad. She is the fashion/beauty blogger behind Urban Blonde. She also works in marketing and specializes in social media management and email campaigns. Stephanie and I met through our mutual friend and fellow blogger, Tierney Shea of Fashion to a T, at an event for Alice & Olivia and The Glam App at The Shops at Buckhead Atlanta!


  • My Saint Laurent Monogram Matelasse Bag, I recently received as a gift for my birthday and is my new go-to bag and such a classic! 
  • My sunnies are from Ditto, a eyewear subscription brand that has an endless supply of designer eye wear to choose from for only $24 a month! You can use code: URBANBLONDE to get one month of designer glasses free! 
  • I always have way too many lipsticks in my bag! The Mac lipstick in 'Snob' is one of my favorites. It is a pretty light pink shade that has a matte finish.
  • I love everything Yves Saint Laurence and their makeup is the best! The lipgloss I have pictured here is a glossy lip-stain in "104 Fuchsia Tomboy - bright fuchsia
  • I'm obsessed with tassels. So when I saw this gold monogram keychain at Target that was less than $10.00 I was instantly sold! 
  • I try to get to the gym on a regular basis so I always carry my Roc House gym card. It's a women's gym in Buckhead that I've been going to for a few years and absolutely love it! 
  • I am a huge lover of red wine so I always keep these 3D Crest White Strips with me to keep my teeth looking pearly white. 
  • I was recently gifted this Lancome makeup stick and I can't get enough of it. It has amazing coverage and is great for on the go! 
  • This Kismet lipgloss stain is a class pink shade that has a creamy application and will stay on all day. I also am a big fan of the Kismet Illuminators!


I don't know about y'all, but I love getting to see what some of my favorites ladies are carrying inside their bags! Thanks again to Stephanie for sharing her staple items. If you're interested in being featured on the blog, shoot me an e-mail! 

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Xo,
Kel

2.02.2016

BURN, Baby Burn

Living in Atlanta, we are surrounded with the latest and greatest when it comes to fitness studios! Lately, I've been getting my sweat on at BURN Studios (located in Brookhaven) and LOVE it. From a killer kickboxing class to a tranquil yoga offering, there is something for everyone. Seriously, they had a kid's Kickboxing class going on the last time I was in!

BURN Studios is a multi-platform boutique studio. And being the first of its kind, BURN offers heart rate monitor technology that lets clients keep in specific target zones while tracking their performance along the way. And with a state of the art studio that  boasts top notch amenities for its clientele including cycle shoes, kickboxing gloves and a retail section -- what's not to love!



I recently chatted with Jeremy Levison, Owner & Founder of BURN Studios, about his hot, new studio and got the scoop on what you can expect!

Why BURN? 

BURN is an all-inclusive studio that caters to all fitness levels. We offer cycling, kickboxing and yoga. All of our instructors at BURN are well trained in their craft to provide an awesome workout.

Being that the market is super saturated, what makes BURN different? 

We agree the market is saturated with studios. For that very reason, we came up with concept of BURN. BURN is the only studio in Atlanta(or anywhere) that offers cycling, kickboxing and yoga. BURN also has top- notch technology with state of the art metrics that allow you to actually see the calories that YOU are BURNING individually.

From cycling to yoga, you guys have tons of variety! What is your long-term vision for BURN? 

Our long term vision is to have multiple not just in Atlanta but around the country as well. We are confident in our model and know it will take a little time but our goal is that when people think of a fitness studio BURN is their FIRST choice!



Being that I get bored with my workouts, I find it hard to get BURNed out at this studio! It is the perfect balance for me and the weekly routine I try and stick to. I normally do a few days of strength training (or kickboxing), a few days of cardio (their Cycle class is amazing) and at least a day of yoga. Yoga has been a breath of fresh air for me. Even though the beginning can be rough, hello my legs can not move that way, it's a great practice to include in your workout routine. We need to put more energy into stretching and relaxing our minds.

Check out the full class schedule here and below I've included each class description BURN has to offer! Bonus: Each new client pays less than $30 for an UNLIMITED week! Seriously, what's holding you back?

BURN classes include:
  • BURN Cycle (45-minute workout that features a series of hills, flats, downhills, sprints, and a light upper body workout all spun out to high energy music)
  • BURNBOX (45-minute full-body, fat-burning, muscle-toning workout that blends the use of heavy bags with strikes, kicks, core and interval training)
  • BURN BODY YOGA (the perfect low impact complement to the other workouts offered at BURN)
  • BURN SCULPT (unique to BURN it combines the "Power of Three' - pilates, barre and yoga through poses, balance and free weights.

*Giveaway* 
BURN Studios swag bag up for grabs! Submit your drawing via e-mail to kmboring@gmail.com. I will pick the WINNER this Friday, February 5!

Go on and get yo fitness on! 
Kel

Thanks to Hannah at Huffines PR and Jeremy for the free week at BURN and the swag bag for a lucky reader!