Garlic-Parmesan Wings

I am very excited for this weeks meal and cannot wait to show you guys what it is! This week I was thinking chicken but I wanted to spice it up a little and try something different. So, I went onto Pinterest (you can never go wrong with Pinterest) and found a really tasty garlic-parmesan chicken wing recipe that I thought I could try! Now, I’ve had garlic-parmesan wings before but in a restaurant and really liked them, so I wanted to give these a try on my own. There were tons of recipes on these wings but with the one I found I already had everything at home with me. The recipe is from TheKitchn that I found from Pinterest. This blog was simple to read and use which was helpful as I was making the wings. They have pictures and easy to follow directions which was great! Also listed were the ingredients which I will have at the end of my blog! Now, lets get right into the wings!! I first started off with washing my chicken wings and then patting them dry with a paper towel. Added my spices consisting of salt, black pepper and garlic powder. I did not follow the right measurements for the spices as I wanted to add however much I wanted. I wanted to make sure these were full of flavour. I then tossed them into the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour. As that was cooking I prepped my parmesan, butter and garlic mixture so it was ready when the chicken wings were done! Once the wings were done cooking and looking nice and crispy I threw them into a big bowl with our parmesan mixture and gave them a good toss. Then there ya go! Homemade garlic-parmesan chicken wings made right at home with only a few simple ingredients. I also made a side salad to go with the wings but that was nothing too special. Overall, I really enjoyed these wings and thought they were very delicious. I would have added more parmesan if I had some but unfortunately, I used it all up 🙁 I would definitely be making thse again in the future for sure! They were so good and had so much flavour. I enjoyed switching it up with making different kinds of chicken wings rather then just simple breaded, or salt and pepper. Ingredients: 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 pounds chicken wings 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, finely grated (about 1/4 cup), plus more for serving 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves 3 cloves garlic 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

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Thumbs down for TikTok

For this week’s learning project I wanted to see if I could learn yoga from TikTok. I have a lot of classmates that have hyped up TikTok and how they are able to learn so many different things from it so I thought I should give it a shot. I was an avid Vine user when that was the “cool” app and was heart broken when it died? (Does anyone actually know what happened to vine?) Once TikTok became a thing I resisted the urge to download it because 1. I thought I was too old for it and 2. I didn’t want to download another app that would have me glued to my phone even more than I already feel like I am. So, I blame EDTC 300 for making me download TikTok and causing me to spend countless hours watching random TikToks. Thanks you guys. So let’s get it started.. Setting up TikTok was pretty simple. I downloaded the app on my phone, signed up for an account and followed the tutorial steps of following what interests me. Once I had everything all set up it was time to explore. Discover I went to the discover page and searched “yoga” in the search bar at the top and a lot of videos came up right away. Right away I noticed a lot of the videos seemed kinda inappropriate to be practicing and showing you guys (mostly yoga TikToks to improve sex). So I kept scrolling until I came across a yoga account named arina.yoga. Going through her profile, I clicked on a few of her videos that I was interested in like her “yoga for cramps” and “low back love“. After watching a couple more videos and realizing she posts a daily yoga practice for her followers, I ended up following her! @arina.yoga Since I liked a lot of Arina’s videos, I decided to try to learn some yoga from her. Right away I wanted to try her “yoga for happy hips” as anyone who has been keeping up with my blog will know that I have tight hips and chronic lower back pain (ew that sounds like I’m old). Thoughts/Opinions For it only being a 1 minute video, I guess it was alright. I really enjoy those poses/stretches so I didn’t mind it but after I performed the four poses I said “so that’s it?” In order to feel like I performed an actual yoga practice or workout, I would have to line up a bunch of videos watch. That just doesn’t seem like the most practical and efficient way for me to learn yoga. I would recommend following @arina.yoga on TikTok if you are interested in getting your quick daily dose of yoga in for the day! I will probably reference her page for quick stretches to perform when I am feeling a little more tight than usual. She also has an Instagram account that I followed as well. Overall, I think TikTok is a bust when trying to learn yoga. I could see how it could be used to learn other things like cooking or creating DIY crafts, but I would not recommend TikTok for learning how to practice yoga. Impractical and too short of videos for my liking. Back to Fitness+ After feeling unsatisfied from my yoga TikTok experience, I felt like I needed to do a better practice. Because I loved Fitness+ so much last week, I figured I would use it again (and because I only have it for a few more weeks- I better make the most out of the free subscription). Since I loved Jessica’s practice so much last time, I tried out her 45 minute workout. This one was a KILLER! I felt great after performing this yoga sequence. I not only feel like I was really challenged in this practice, but I feel like I have improved in my flexibility and strength. Comment down below! What other resources should I learn yoga from? Do you have any yoga practices that you would recommend? Any recommendations on who to follow on TikTok? Let me know!

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Starting to get comfortable

Welcome back! I am so incredibly excited to share with you everything that I have learned this week! We are nearing the end of our Learning Project journey and so I thought it was time to push the limits.  Resources  This week took inspiration from my classmates Caelyn’s Instagram printsbycaelyn. After reflecting on the style […]

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