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Free Meal Planner Template

Free Meal Planner Template

Hello planner lovers! I made a free print out for those who are trying to eat a bit more healthy. This print out comes in 2 sizes for download. A5 and the smaller personal size.

I am using this to count my calories to help burn off baby weight!

I kept it pretty basic to leave room for you to decorate with washi tape!! I’ve created planner inserts for my family and friends but this is the first time I put a template online for download. If you like this, let me know and I will offer some more in the future!!

I left the the trim and registration marks up so you can have a guide while cutting the template out. I like using a nice card stock but some weighted printing paper can also do the trick! Let us know if you use the template and show us how you decorated it with either commenting or using #mindspeaks and tagging us on instagram or twitter.

Meal Planner

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A5 Size Meal Planner (114 downloads)

Personal Size Meal Planner (100 downloads)

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Japanese Cheese Cake Recipe

Japanese Cheese Cake Recipe

I tend to spend way too much time on Instagram before bed,I look at tons of different cakes and treats which tend to trigger night time cravings…not good. There is a particular treat that has been catching my eye – I’ve been wondering how this treat would taste like. The Japanese cheesecake! If you haven’t seen these adorable and bouncy cakes, it looks like this:
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*Photo credit from Nerdist.com*
These cakes are so popular that even Nerdist updated about it. I’ve only imagined how delicious these cakes would be and finally I had time to make it. I ended up making it for Kim’s birthday. Which is why I don’t have a naked picture of the cake cause I was in too much of a hurry  to get it party-ready.  So I got this recipe from rasamalaysia.

Ingredients:

  • 5oz sugar
  • 6 egg whites
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/4 t cream of tartar
  • 9oz cream cheese
  • 2oz butter
  • 3oz milk
  • 1T lemon juice
  • 2oz cake flour
  • 1oz corn starch
  • 1/4 t salt
Ingredients
1. Melt cream cheese, butter and milk over a double boiler. Cool the mixture. Fold in the flour, the cornflour, salt, egg yolks, lemon juice and mix well.

2. Make the meringue by whisking egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. You can beat with a stand mixer or handheld mixer. Add in the sugar and whisk until soft peaks.

3. Take 1/3 meringue and fold into the cheese mixture, then fold in another 1/3 of meringue. After incorporated, pour the batter back to the remaining 1/3 meringue and fold. FOLD GENTLY. Pour the mixture into a 8-inch round cake pan (lightly grease and line the bottom and sides of the pan with grease-proof baking paper or parchment paper)

4. Bake cheesecake in a water bath for 1 hours 10 minutes or until set and golden brown at 160 degrees C (325 degrees F).

After the caked cooled I cut it twice so I could put three layers of whipped cream icing and diced strawberries.

And it’s done! I really liked this cake, it reminds me of Sara Lee pound cake once you refrigerated it. Next time I want to add more cream cheese for a more custard texture but overall definitely going to be part of my cookbook.

Japanese cake

Japanese Cake

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katKAT VERA - (view all posts by Kat)
Kat is an aspiring pastry chef. When she isn’t in the kitchen she’s traveling space and time with Doctor Who and solving mysteries with Sherlock. Email her at kat@mind-speaks.com

Inside Look: Planners

Inside Look: Planners

I have always enjoyed scrap booking and any type of journaling. Basically, any form of artistic documentation has been an interest of mine. Webster’s Pages has brought out their own line of Traveler’s Notebook and it took me a Boho String Journal, a lot of unboxing videos , and a failed online order to finally get my hands on one. And it took seeing the A5 Webster’s Pages Planner in person before having to have one!

Here is an inside look to both Webster’s Pages products:

I’m loving both and will update you again once I’ve had more time to set up both to my liking. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com