What’s In Your Coffee?

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Bzzzzzzzzzz. You cringe as your alarm blares right beside your ear. You hit snooze to dilly-dally in dreamland a little longer…just 10 more minutes. But after a minute, you abruptly jolt out of bed –half awake, half asleep– after realizing it’s 8:30 AM. Ugh, you woke up late, ONCE again.

You brush your teeth, quickly get dressed, drag yourself to the office, press “start” on the Keurig, and patiently wait for your coffee to spew out of the overused dispenser. You can hear the screeching, death-like sounds of the machine as your cup gets filled with diluted, over-roasted coffee. You take a sip, think about how terrible it tastes, and quietly reevaluate your life as you blankly stare out the window.

I think I’ve been through this scenario way too many times.

If you’re anything like me, you drink around 2 cups a day. That’s 730 cups a year which is equivalent to about 45 gallons. Jeez. Forty-five gallons of shitty coffee. Maybe it’s time to start making good quality coffee. But let’s face it, who has time to transform into a fancy barista every morning??

The amazing thing is, you actually don’t. There’s a way to make delicious coffee EVERY morning in under 10 minutes. You only have to sacrifice one morning alarm snooze to have a better morning!

How to Make Fall-Off-the-Bone Short Ribs in Half the Cooking Time

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ATTENTION TO ALL LAZY COOKS! We have a solution.

Instant Pot.

How amazing is it that we can now have an amazing meal after two hours of just doing NOTHING? You can spend that time reading, watching reruns of The Office, walking your dog, or even participating in that yoga class you’ve always wanted to attend. Now you don’t have to focus all of your energy to the kitchen, praying you don’t burn down the house. You have better things to do.

This is why I’m in love with my Instant Pot. It never wastes my time, finishes what it promises, and is ALWAYS dependable. Who doesn’t want a best friend like that? If you’re a meat-lover, you can have fall-off-the-bone, super tender, and juicy meat in half the time you used to need!

Jae and I were hungry af and decided to throw this together for an amazing dinner. We were so delighted to find out our Instant Pot worked it’s magic on these short ribs. Here’s what you need to do to have the best short ribs of your life.

Ingredients:

  • 8 short ribs
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 cups of Brussel sprouts
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • A container of thyme
  • Red wine

Directions:

  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil for about 10 minutes
  2. Place the cooked onion and garlic in a different pot
  3. Place ribs into the same pan and brown it on all sides
  4. Flip the ribs bone down
  5. Cover the ribs in red wine and reduce with pan cover on
  6. While the red wine is reducing, sauté the Brussel sprouts for 10 minutes
  7. Place all ingredients into your Instant Pot (ribs first)
  8. Cook for 35 minutes (on manual), high pressure and let it natural release (~40 minutes)

It turned out amazing and we can prove it to you guys through our video:

How to Blend Up An Amazing Antioxidant Smoothie

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Is anybody looking for a dose of antioxidants?

What in the world are antioxidants anyways, and why are they such a vital part of our lives? Without having to dust off my old chemistry textbook, antioxidants bind with naturally occurring free radicals which can cause cell damage. Basically, antioxidants can prevent disease and aging.

I know, I know, you’re probably yawning by now. I don’t mean to lecture, and I’m not a professional nutritionist, but don’t worry. It get’s a lot better from here. You’ll be able to make this smoothie recipe in less than the time it took to read that paragraph!

Jae and I love our berries…and basically any other fruit (especially frozen grapes…but that’s another story). So we decided to share one of our easiest, and tastiest smoothie recipes!

What you need:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Greek yogurt
  • Coconut milk

Directions:

BLEND AWAYYYYYYY

To see a full clip of this recipe, here’s our new smoothie video:

What the Slime?

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What in the world is slime? These slime videos have gone viral the past year and we have no idea why. There are hundreds (maybe even thousands) of slime videos out in the YouTube world!

Supposedly, these slimes help with anxiety, relieve stress, and relax people. I’m not sure if that’s true; it’s probably the same reason why people play with stress balls. It’s weirdly sensual and one of those things you can’t stop watching. We honestly just felt extremely confused while watching people squish and mold their slime for 10 minutes straight.

So of course, we had to give it a try.

After making it, I think we finally understand why people have been (or are) obsessed with slime. Honestly, we really can’t deny the fact that the slime was strangely satisfying to poke, squish, and play with.

We’re pretty late on hopping on this trend, but if you’re really bored and live near any Target, Walmart, Michael’s etc. it’s a great DIY to kill some time.

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What you need:

  • Contact solution with Sodium Tetraborate (Borax)
  • Baking soda
  • Elmers glue
  • Food dye

Mix everything together and you’re done! Here’s a video of us almost failing at making slime:

The Worst Type of Friend

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We all know who they are.

The one who sneaks in back-handed compliments. The one who knowingly dates your crush. The one who blabs your secrets to everyone. The one who gives you the smaller slice of pizza. The one who tells you not to wear that shirt because “it’s ugly”…when it’s objectively pretty flattering.

Let’s take a moment to thank that friend.

Thank you, deceitful, cunning, backstabbing, greedy “friends” for strengthening our judgement and helping us recognize fake from real. Seriously, IDFWU (shoutout to Big Sean).

Most people have several handfuls of “terrible friend” experiences by the time they graduate high school. It’s inevitable and I think all of us can relate…which is kind of a beautiful thing. The silver lining to this is that by the time we grow up, we learn to make quick judgements based on our gut feeling and first impression.

Jae and I talk about our experiences with fake friends while bonding over some delicious Korean cuisine for dinner. We were pretty much in complete food coma by the time this mukbang was over so we hope you guys enjoy! 🙂

Is Avocado Toast Overrated??

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Not if you put your own twist on it 😉

And that’s exactly what Jae and I did for this MUKBANG. We were inspired to eat a humongous plate full of avocado toast after visiting Saltie Girl, a seafood restaurant in Boston, MA.

You will not believe how DELICIOUS their avocado toast is. It’s a combination of avocado, crab meat, pistachios, and stracciatella (buffalo milk cheese) that just melts in your mouth. Sadly, we didn’t have these ingredients for our toast but we enjoyed ours just as much.

Here are our ingredients:

  • Toasted sunflower, rosemary, and olive oil sourdough bread
  • Fig jam
  • Ripe avocado
  • Feta cheese (not crumbled)
  • Smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne powder

Directions:

  1. Toast your bread until the crust becomes brown
  2. Mash up your avocados with all the dry spices
  3. Crumble your feta cheese
  4. Spread fig jam over you toast
  5. Layer on your mashed avocado
  6. Sprinkle feta cheese on top

And voila! You are ready to eat some dank a** avocado toast!! Here’s a full video of us devouring this deliciousness:

The Best Natural Face Mask EVER

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I’ve used a fair share of face masks. Some of them seem pretty effective. Only a handful of them are ACTUALLY effective. And almost all of them are way too harsh for my skin.

A rule of thumb is: if there’s any burning sensation your face, you’re probably better off without it. Most of them have way too many chemicals we can’t pronounce or test out before actually using the product. So why not stick to basic, simple ingredients that are just as effective and guaranteed to work?

This solution came in a jar full of ooey-gooey magic for me: Manuka honey. Yeah. That’s right. HONEY.

I personally use it on blemishes (right after “accidentally” picking a pimple), dull skin, and rough areas on my face. As a result, I’ve been acne-free for quite some time 🙂 You have nothing to lose…but if you hate it, you can always use it for teas, baked goods, desserts etc. There are just so many use cases for this amazing nectar…you literally cannot go wrong with this purchase.

Watch me use Jae’s face as an example and slather Manuka honey all over him: