Chocolate Brownie Cheese Cake

July 12, 2017

I've missed you guys!

For those of you who read my post Pinch ME, I'm Dreaming, you can imagine what I have been up to! *Brace yourself, wedding season is upon us. lol

In between bookings, the office, the studio, gym life and maintaining what social life I have left I have been experimenting in the kitchen! Every time I come up with a new recipe or cook a 3 course meal I think to myself " I AM SUPER WOMAN" My poor boyfriend has had to repeat it back to me on occasion for reassurance me of my super human powers.

I have been experimenting a lot with Ketogenic/ Low carb recipes. I have been making so many goodies I am DYING to share with all of you, BUT for my return I felt something AMAZING was needed. And what better way to apologize for being M.I.A then with some home made, guilt free, cant have just one slice, cheese cake.  OH YEAH. Its THAT good.

I made this for my hunnie the other day. I really do love cooking for him. And for the most part he loves to eat what I make. 

* Keto Friendly*

Chocolate Brownie Cheese Cake

·         Brownie Base:
·         3 tbsp of Butter
·         3 tbsp of Cocoa Powder
·         3 tbsp of Almond Flour
·         3 tbsp of Truvia Blend
·         2 Eggs
·         1 tbsp of Vanilla extract
·         Cheese Cake:
·         8 ounces of Full Fat Cream Cheese
·         2 tbsp Truvia Blend
·         2 tbsp Full Fat Sour Cream
·         1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
·         2 Eggs
·         Chocolate Topping:
·         2 Ounces of Dark Chocolate
·         2 tbsp of Butter

  1. Preheat oven to 325F, and grease a 8" Cheesecake pan. 
  2. Mix all dry ingredients.
  3.  In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter. 
  4. Add butter and eggs to dry ingredients. Mix well until smooth 
  5. Spread brownie mix evenly in greased cheesecake pan. Bake for about 6-8 min MAX.  You want the sides to be set, but the middle to still be a bit gooey. 
  6. Remove from heat and put aside to cool while you prep your cheese cake mix. 
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 300F.
  8. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. 
  9. Pour cheese cake mix over the cooled brownie.
  10. Bake for 25mins
  11. Lets the cheesecake cool down before releasing the sides.
  12. In a microwave safe bowl , melt butter and chocolate together for about 30-40 secs depending on the strength of your microwave. 
  13. Mix well until smooth. 
  14. You can pour it decoratively over the cake, or cover the entire top of the cake. BE CREATIVE. :)
  15. Place the cake in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.

Below I've added a link to the Truvia blend I've been using in all my baking recently. I really hate the taste of sweeteners, but I find this one doesn't leave that obvious after taste. I get it on amazon. Most of your local grocery stores should carry it though.




Cleansed and Refreshed

April 12, 2017

Hi Loves,

For those of you who follow me on my social media accounts, you know that on March 30, 2017 I started my 3 day juice cleanse, followed by 2 days of Puree vegetable soups.

As promised here my video on my experience with juicing and my current diet.  

My 5 Day Detox Breakdown

My 3 day Juice Cleanse was provided by Anti Vice. I found them locally through google. 

Here is a break down of my three days :)


cucumber, coconut water, blueberry, kale, lemon

Mid Day Snack

cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, romaine, lemon, chlorophyll


apple, carrot, celery, beet, lemon, ginger

Afternoon Pick Me Up

grapefruit, orange, pineapple, cayenne pepper


cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, romaine, lemon, chlorophyll

I was having at least 500ml of water before and in between my juices. I made some homemade vegetable broth that I would usually have with my Dinner. 

On The 4th and 5th day I would have a juice for breakfast and for snacks.For lunch and dinner I had vegetable puree soup. On the 6th day I started a clean diet of Ketosis.

The movie I mentioned in my video is " Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" you can find it on Netflix :)

Follow me on my social media accounts for instant shenanagans. :) 

Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming

April 10, 2017

It was around this time last year that I was getting ready to start preparing for my first day as an official Jr. Makeup Artist for the Jen Evoy Makeup Team. I remember laying awake in bed before my very first booking, not be able to sleep from all the excitement and anxiety I had.

Ever since I can remember I had wanted to be a makeup artist. I use to play beauty parlor with anyone I could get my hands on. My poor mother had to endure afternoons filled with fuchsia lip stick, blue eye shadow and blotchy pink cheeks. Did I mention I also did her hair.

I have officially worked my first wedding season in 2016, and to this day I still feel like I need to pinch myself. When you dream about something for so long its almost hard to accept that it has become your reality. After 1 year of being with the team I finally earned my spot on the Jen Evoy Makeup Studios website. Which was a huge deal for me.

I had the privilege of getting dolled up by one of the senior artists at Jen Evoy Makeup Studios for my official head shot. I swear after that day I must have visited the company site 3 times a day just to see if my photo had gone up in its reserved spot.

One sweet day, as I was doing my daily check, there I was. Little ole me, mixed in with a bunch of strong, talented, passionate and driven group of women. It was not only an honor, but I felt like I finally made it.

Working with the Jen Evoy Makeup team this past year I have gained so much confidence in my art, and in myself. I have learned so much and cannot wait to continue to learn and perfect my craft. I feel so blessed to be able to work along side such a wide group of talented and amazing women.

I must admit, waking up at 4am still feels like a chore, but nothing can replace the feeling of doing what you love and in turn sharing what you love to do with someone else.

I cant wait to share some of my work with you guys, and all the fun adventures that come along with being a Jr. Makeup Artist for the JE Team.

If you want to check me out on their site check out the link below.


Joana Rita

Body Positive RANT

March 17, 2017

Hello My Darlings,

I was backing up my cell phone the other day and I found this GEM! I filmed this last April, but the feeling is just as strong!

I want to apologize for all the F Bombs. Just one of them days!

Enjoy xo

Happy FRI-YAY 


Joana Rita

Sample Source Freebies :FALL 2016

March 07, 2017

ey Loves!
If you haven't already heard about Sample Source Canada, YOU'RE WELCOME. 😊

Sample Source offers you the chance to try new products with free samples.  This is a great way to make informed choices while you shop. BUT its also a great way to get some FREEBIES and wicked coupons.

Check out my video below sharing what I got in my Fall 2016 Sample Source pack.

Wanna Sign Up? Of curse you do😉

To register all you have to do is fill out a profile,  watch your email for sample pack subscriptions.  Pick the available samples you would like to try whenever their are any available.  And wait for them to show up at your door. Easy Peasy.

For more information or to register to Sample Source click HERE

Hope everyone had a beautiful weekend!



Popular Posts

Like us on Facebook

Flickr Images