Favorite Summertime Eats

by admin on May 25, 2015


Happy Memorial Day everyone!

I didn’t do anything too exciting this weekend because I had work yesterday and today. All of my best college friends went to Dewey beach and I am DETERMINED to join them next year.

I was going to title this post “things of late” but since I’ve only been posting once every few weeks those titles would get a little old..

so SUMMER!! It’s finally warming up here in New England. Even though I can’t talk because I wasn’t here to endure the apocalypse that was winter of 2014/2015. *Sigh* I miss California.

I’ve gotten in one solid pool day plus some good outdoor runs along the charles river.

In the summer I always crave certain foods. Smoothies errrday, ice cream (DUH), watermelon, good grilled food, and yummy salads.


I’ve been digging smoothie bowls lately. These things keep me full for EVA. (so like 5 hours lol) In the mix is 1 scoop vanilla vega, 1 frozen nanner, ice, 1 tbsp peanut butter, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and almond milk. All blended up in my handy dandy vitamix an topped with granola and some berries.


these are unrelated to summer but they are VERY tasty. Starbucks, you money sucker!


Duke could live outside if my Mom allowed it. But in the summer, he’s in our backyard about 90% of the time.


ice cream cones with my bestie! #basic. We were both highly over the soft serve cones after we finished the sprinkles haha


I mean…are they not the cutest? I know. I have a problem.

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cone head. He isn’t the brightest bulb. Whenever we put the cone on his head he acts like he’s paralyzed. He stood in the same spot for 2 HOURS when we were gone. Poor du haha. He just had a rash on his bum which is why he was wearing it. I know. gross.


chocolate chip quest bar heated up and topped with peanut butter. do itttt.


we went out to dinner for my bro’s birthday. I ordered the lamb chops. Since culinary school I’ve discovered that I LOVE lamb. Not something I eat everyday, but it’s delicious on special occasions.


I made my bro a nice birthday breakfast of his choosing: Hashbrowns, bacon, eggs, and toast. He was a fan so it was a success!


besides that not much is new. Work has been getting better and somewhat easier since I know my way around the kitchen a lot more. I still ask about 50 questions a day, but that’s a big improvement from 200 ;)

I’m headed to NYC this week for a couple nights to see Maju and visit some friends. I can’t WAIT :) Maybe I’ll have some pictures from that to share.

I hope all is well and we will catch up soon!



Life Lately

by admin on May 12, 2015

woahhhh talk about a long break from blogging huh?

I’ve gone to write this post a few times and for whatever reason I get lazy and stop. My apologies.


Life has been crazy lately.  Between visits with friends and the man, starting a new job, contemplating quitting about 20 times, still continuing on with said job, andddd yea.

oh btw the man’s name is Maju. He can go by that from now on haha


after my first week of work (which was slightly rough, let’s just say going from working zero hours a week to 50 is a bit of an adjustment HAH) Maju surprised me and came to visit for a couple days. He’s the best :)

And let’s back track a bit since I haven’t posted in like ten years..a week or so before that I went to NYC to visit him.


we ate a lot of meatballs because meatballs are delicious. Some deliciousness from The Meatball Shop.


The BEST MEATBALL SUB EVER!! from John’s of Bleecker St. They may be known for their pizza, which is delicious, but this meatball sub was on a whole other level. Yes, we shared both pizza and a meatball sub. Yes, it was worth it.


we also did something I’ve always wanted to do, walk across the Brooklyn bridge!


It was a great visit. I’m planning on making a trip back there as soon as I can

back tracking even MORE..before my trip to NYC two of my best pals, Sarah and Milly, came to Boston to visit.


Mill loves du just as much as I do, so we had to make sure to spend some time with him. We tried taking him back to my house in Brighton and he was bugging out. He’s such a nervous wreck in new places/situations hah.


we went out to brunch cause duh #basicwhitebitches. My friends ordered a breakfast pizza and I was very jealous. They love me though so they gave me a bite :) We also shared 3 pitches of lilosa’s (grapefruit juice and processco) they were DELISH.


My feast.  I’m a sucker for a good BLT. Especially if it has avocado. YUM.


I don’t even know what else there is to tell you. My new job is working as a line cook at one of Ming Tsai’s restaurants. I don’t know if you’ve heard of him but he’s a pretty big deal. He’s done a lot on food network, written a few cookbooks, and has been extremely successful with his two restaurants. My ultimate dream is to have my own show on food network so maybe he can hook me up. Hey a girl can dream, right? ;)


this was my total steps after a 10 hour shift on a busy Saturday. My body was HURTTTING.

But yea. Life is busy. I don’t plan on giving up blogging completely, but unless you want me to show you the piece of peanut butter toast and green smoothie I consume every. single. day. before work, I don’t think you want me to be blogging as often as I use to.

When I feel the urge to write a post, I will, and when I don’t, I won’t. For those of you who still read, I love you and hope that the changing of this blog over the years hasn’t been disappointing. Maybe one of these days I’ll share a new recipe..that would be exciting!

I hope all is well with you and I hope to report back sometime soon :)



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