Mocha top view

Mocha Cake

August 20, 2014

I know some families don’t have traditional “birthday dinners” or birthday cakes. You know the kind: every time someone’s birthday rolls around they always request the same meal (mine was always my mom’s baby back ribs) or the same birthday cake. Well, lucky for me, neither Sean nor I grew up like that. And this is where this awesome mocha birthday cake recipe comes from. Continue reading

Chicken salad rice bowl top shot

Chicken Salad Rice Bowls

August 17, 2014

Sometimes you just get tired of plain salads, right? I know I do. So recently, I was looking for a way to spice them up from the usual while still keeping them healthy. I’ve been doing more cardio lately with P90X, and it was pretty obvious I needed some more carbs in my diet, so I decided to make a healthy try adding a mix some rice to my salad – a sort of salad, rice bowl mash up. And you know what? It turned out to be pretty darn tasty!

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Chicken soup with orzo

Chicken Soup

August 14, 2014

Like death and taxes just a few days after we got home from our trip to Trinidad, Sean started coming down with a cold. Poor thing. Summer colds are just the worst, and my boyfriend is someone who gets sick maybe once a year on average. While there wasn’t much I could do for him besides push ibuprofen and liquids while waiting for the cold to run its course, I did also whip up a batch of my mom’s chicken soup.

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Tobago Pier

Stumblin in Trinidad and the Pain of US Passport Control

Even though we only had a few more days in Trinidad and Tobago, Sean and I certainly made the most of it. Check out my blog below to see what we got up to. Hint: Stumblin was involved… (you heard me: Stumblin) Continue reading

All the glass bottom boats chilling at the Nylon Pool. The water was only waist deep in all directions.

Tobago: The Caribbean Dream

If you thought Trinidad sounded like a Caribbean paradise, just wait til you see Tobago! With hotels named Coco Reef and Crown Point and glass bottom boats with names like Cool Runnings, you know you’re in the right place for a great time. Continue reading

Palm tree

Trinidad: The Return to Roti, Rum and Mosquitoes

Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito on the bottom of your foot? I have. Welcome back to Trinidad! Check out the first installment in my three-part blog series on going back to Trinidad, and seeing Tobago for the first time. The flight may not have been as long as the one to Asia, but the trip was certainly just as memorable!
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Side view of balsamic onion, feta cheese burger

Balsamic Onion-Smothered Burgers with Feta Cheese

July 31, 2014

I love burgers. Growing up, whenever we would go out to eat, it was a pretty fair guess that my order would be a cheeseburger. A little ketchup, a little mustard, some yellow American cheese and nothing else. Perfection.

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