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LOCAL TREASURES

I love love loveee a good farmer’s market.  In many ways, they take me back to my roots.  As a wee child, my mom would always take me to the local farms for apple picking, pumpkin picking and hayrides for Halloween.  Having a bit of a nostalgic moment here, bear with me.  These are some photos of local finds via Casey Farm from when I was in Rhode Island this past labor day weekend.  Everything was SO bright and fresh.  I…

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CH-CH-CH-CHIA SEED BREAKFAST PUDDING

My typical Saturday morning routine almost always (I’m talking 95% of the time) includes a massive iced coffee with almond milk and a bagel with cream cheese. This is my little weekend guilty pleasure. However, after a week of indulging in one too many carbs, I had to put my foot down.  After researching different chia seed pudding recipes, I came up with the variation that worked for me (below). This is an insanely healthy and quick breakfast (or dessert) option.  Additionally,…

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COCKTAILS & CHANDELIERS

I stumbled upon a new restaurant called Santina with some friends last weekend while having a day in the meatpacking district.  This place is essentially a glass box directly underneath the entrance to the high line. For those of you who don’t live in NYC, the high line is a structure created from old railroad tracks.  It has now been turned into a park with beautiful gardens and architectural delights (aka, a tourist’s dream come true). The aesthetic of this…

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OK, I JUST DISCOVERED TEX MEX

Ok, I need to document my meal last night at Javelina Tex Mex in Flatiron.  You GUYS, I think I’m officially in love with tex mex.  Or maybe, it was the queso.  Or maybe, it was the cilantro avocado margarita that just did me right.   It was recommended that I go try this place out by a close foodie friend.  On top of that, I went on Eater and saw that Javelina was number 1 on the list for hot new March restaurants.  I…

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305 FUN

Wow I missed Miami.  I hadn’t been since college, and I have to say this current trip kind of woke me up from (what seemed like) a winter coma.  I was itching to get down to the 305 for some sun, sand and great eats.  With just a long weekend to work with, I feel like my boyfriend and I managed to squeeze in a ton.  Below I’ve listed some of the spots that we ate it, in addition to some of the…

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CHOCOLATE CHIP EVERYTHING

Lately, I have been on an almond flour kick.  I will literally try to include almond flour in almost anything I’m making lately.  From cakes and cookies, to pancakes and sauces, let’s just say I have not been shy when it comes to experimenting with this ingredient.   It’s a healthier alternative to white or whole wheat flour, and as a plus, it’s gluten free.  Almond flour or almond meal are the same thing and can be used interchangeably.  So, if you…

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BROOKLYN ADVENTURES PART 1

I’ve lived in Manhattan for almost four years now.  I am a Brooklyn lover.  I mean, literally, any chance that I can get I will take an adventure over the bridge.  I’m only at the beginning stages of my love affair with BK, and I have no intentions of cutting ties anytime soon.  There are countless restaurant, bars and spots to explore (did I mention my love for just straight-up exploring? I love to frolic all over Brooklyn and Manhattan…

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A MUNCHKIN BABY SHOWER

I absolutely loved planning my sister’s baby shower this fall.  My mom and I hosted about 20 of my sister’s close friends at her home in Maryland.  Since she had just hosted a halloween / birthday party for about 30 kids (I’m exhausted just thinking about that) we kept with the fall theme and left some pumpkin decorations up around the house.  Quickly, our theme became somewhat of a fall chic type of feel.  Since my sister didn’t want to…

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A SWEET FOR YOUR SWEET

So for Valentines Day this year, I wanted to do something different for the boyfriend.  I thought I would bake him a sweet treat, while also trying to stick to our (as of lately) healthier diet.  Pinterest in my jam.  I mean, it is kind of my everything.  Every time I need ideas for something new, I head there.  I found a recipe for an italian grain-free lemon cake.  Instead of regular flour, the recipe calls for almond flour and…

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