Friday, March 21, 2014

We made it!

We made it to California... And as we have been up since 4am EDT, we are beginning to run on fumes. But at least we are here!

We spent some time about town... And Husband was put right to work :-)


... While I took a selfie


 And today was our first visit to Point Richmond.... Turned out to be beautiful day in the mid-60's, which given the recent temps in NY, felt like the Caribbean. 


Honestly, it's just been a great feeling to get out of NYC and take a break for today... a fabulous start to the weekend!




I was so excited that I broke out the leopard - if you know me, you know I don't do that often!


To make things even better, we got to meet the new member of the family Loki... 

 

Look at that face. How could you not fall in love immediately?!?!

Btw, I'm super happy it's only Friday, if you can't tell. Looking forward to seeing what the rest of the trip brings!  

Until then!
m












Monday, March 3, 2014

Life Happens

Sometimes... Life just gets in the way and you need a minute to breath and get through it. Not in a bad way, but it's just necessary to 'be' for a while.

For me, that moment has been a year.

And now I'm back, but not ready to be tied down to one thing. Sometimes, you may see pics of my week... other times it may be a shopping experience, a new workout or even a fantastic recipe. I hope to hear from you and see you around soon!

-m


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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happy birthday to me...

I've had a wonderful extended weekend of celebrating and lots of eating... Thank you to everyone who made it so special!



Here's to what I know will be a great year!


ps - Mom made this amazing homemade funfetti cake for me with some incredible frosting... I'll be sharing the recipe soon as I can't wait to make it again!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Feeling a little crabby


Ok, so maybe it's just the weather recently?  Or maybe because I've been suffering from bronchitis for the last week or so?  But, I have absolutely been a bit crabby... just ask Husband!  Waking up coughing every hour or so is not fun for either of us.  The lack of sleep has been getting to me.. but I think I am finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.


I actually slept through most of the night last night... So things are actually looking up!  But then I remember that my birthday is fast approaching, and it's raining, and it's only Monday... O what a vicious cycle life is.


As I resolve to get far away from my grumpy mood, I figure it's only fitting to share this amazing crab salad with you and try to to remain optimistic!




Crab Napoleon Salad Adapted from Clean Eating Magazine
Serves 4

  • 1 bag of Spinach
  • 12-15 Campari Tomatoes (4 cut in half, the rest sliced)
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp German Mustard
  • 3 tbs Lemon Juice
  • 8 oz. cooked Lump Crab Meat
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • Lots of Basil
  • 8 oz ball of Fresh Burrata Mozzarella, sliced

1. To make the vinaigrette, cut 4 Campari tomatoes in half. Squeeze all juice, seeds, and pulp into a bowl.  There should be about 1/3 cup of liquid, so use more tomatoes if needed. Wisk in olive oil and set aside.

2. In another bowl, combine yogurt, mustard and lemon juice.  Gently stir in crab meat and season with salt & pepper.

3. Spread a bed to spinach on each plate and then layer the avocado, tomato, basil, mozzarella, and crab. Repeat the layers again to make a "tower" and top with extra basil and a little extra crab.

4. Drizzle the vinaigrette over each "tower" so it covers evenly. Enjoy!


I don't know about you, but this sounds like a perfect Valentine's Day dinner to me!  So throw this salad together, forget the worries of the day, snuggle up to your honey and enjoy your evening... Husband and I will be doing something similar.



By the way... can you tell I finally got a new camera?!  About time, I know!  Thank you to all of you who stayed with me even with my rough, iPhone pictures!
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