Have a chuckle on me!
May15

Have a chuckle on me!

Well… did you make my soup yet? You probably heard by now that the secret ingredient is curry powder. It’s almost impossible making a video when you have a 5-year-old in the background! I thought you’d get a kick out of these OUTTAKES from the two soup episodes of Friday Food Finds.   Please give a THUMBS UP if you’d like to see more #FridayFoodFinds and/or more bloopers! And don’t forget to follow OrnaBakes on YouTube so you don’t miss any of my vids. (I promise I’ll do some more as soon as I have time. Let me know what you’d like to see…)...

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Orna weighs in on CNN about Weight Watchers
Mar01

Orna weighs in on CNN about Weight Watchers

What’s your perception of Weight Watchers? Are they keeping up with the times? Are they doomed to fail? Have you tried the program multiple times? Do you think of Weight Watchers as a diet? I was recently interviewed by Richard Quest on CNN’s Quest for Business about my Weight Watchers experience. Pretty awesome to watch this in Los Angeles while my dad was watching it LIVE in South Africa, and friends were watching it in Hong Kong and Brussels!! I had way more to say, but I appreciated the opportunity to express my opinion.     A friend said that it was “brave” to show my before pic on TV, but I’m proud to share my story and hopefully inspire others who didn’t believe that real change IS possible.      Thank you all for the outpouring of support on Facebook. Please keep commenting and sharing! If you’re a YouTube-r, please leave a comment and give a Thumbs Up if you’d like to see more interviews from me.   If you or a loved one is struggling with their weight, make sure to download my book, “The Yummier You: 7 Secrets to a Happy, Healthy, & Yummy Life” while it’s still FREE! Click on the link to download the book: http://www.ornabakes.com/freebook/ If you prefer holding a real book in your hand, it’s now available on Amazon >> (If you’ve read it, please be so kind as to WRITE A REVIEW!)  ...

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AjaBakes (and Outtakes)
Feb04

AjaBakes (and Outtakes)

My four-year-old, Aja, was “helping me” make bulkas (traditional South African Cinnamon Buns) the other day, and said, “mommy record me.” So I whipped out my iPhone, and she proceeded to describe how to make bulkas—totally impromptu and with no coaching whatsoever by me. (If it was planned I would’ve cleaned up the messy kitchen!) Introducing AjaBakes (50 second clip)     I wish it would flow out of me so easily!   Please don’t report me for bad parenting when you see the outtakes! I was trying to distract her and make light of it—never dreaming it would happen again. For the third and final take (above), she was on her sturdy, pink, princess step. (The collapsible Bed Bath & Beyond step stool has been banished from the kitchen forever!)   The Outtakes   Take One (12 seconds) The step stool collapsed, and she went flying!     Take Two (36 seconds) Almost made it to the end and then bam… poor kid went down, again!      If you’d like to make these delicious buttery buns with your little ones, click here for my How-To YouTube Clip. (Not nearly as smooth or polished as Aja’s!) Of course hubby has already registered AjaBakes.com 🙂   Click here for the recipe, with pics and step-by-step instructions >>   Hope you had a good chuckle.   xoxo...

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