One of my favorite things about the weekend is going out for a lazy Sunday morning brunch. New Yorkers take their brunching very seriously, and if you are not careful you can lose a whole day. At some of the more popular brunching spots in NYC, you have to make reservations at least two months in advance just to get a table! We were in Las Vegas last weekend and had an amazing brunch at Border Grill in Mandalay Bay. It was… Read more »

It has been heating up in NYC, which has been making our apartment feel like my own personal sauna.  We do have air conditioners, but I am fighting it, because I feel like I really need to embrace the summer a bit since the winter was so brutal. I will admit though that we have been using the one in our bedroom at night to help us sleep…it has also been doing wonders on drowning out the city noise. As a result of… Read more »

Derika managed to catch the plague at work last week and with all the travel and long hours, this cold has been holding on for dear life. I have been keeping my distance the best I can in our 582 square foot apartment.  I have also been downing a ton of fire cider and drinking tons of water in hopes that I don’t get the plague as well.  So far it has been working like a dream! Yay, for Fire Cider and… Read more »

I hope that everyone had a great holiday! We didn’t get into too much, but the weather was beautiful so we headed on over to Central Park and pretended that we were laying on the beach in the sunshine. It was not the beach, but the little extra vitamin D and the bunny ears did us wonders. 😉 Minus the weird snow hiccup we had last week, spring has officially sprung in NYC and I cannot stop taking photos of… Read more »

For the past week, Derika has been traveling in South Africa for a Pepsi Corps project. When I am home by myself; I like to make something earlier in the week that I can recreate into new and exciting dishes as the week goes on.  When I cook for Derika and I, I always make too much food. So when I am cooking for myself, you can’t even imagine how many leftovers I have. Good thing I like leftovers, but I have… Read more »

Happy Halloween!!! I cannot believe that tomorrow is November 1st, and that Derika and I have been living in NYC for 2 months already…where has the year gone!?  The weather is starting to get chilly in NYC, and it is really starting to make me miss sunny San Diego and the amazing farmer’s markets that happen all year there. When Derika and I lived in San Diego, we use to go to the farmer’s market twice a week to pick… Read more »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Glitter Spice! Today is the one-year anniversary of, I can’t believe that I have been blogging for a year already!!! I wanted to do something nice for Glitter on her Birthday, so I have decided to start her a Facebook Page!  Go check it out HERE and don’t forget to like it!  In addition to starting a Glitter Spice Facebook page, I decided to share a lasagna recipe or is it a lasagne recipe!  I prefer to spell… Read more »

I am blaming kale chips for my love of kale, ever since I had kale chips I cannot seem to get enough of kale in any form.  I want to put or sneak it into everything, it is almost getting as bad as my garlic and spicy food addiction.  I have been making kale salads a few times a week, but this is by far my new favorite recipe.  I could eat it everyday and I just might.  This salad is… Read more »

I am sitting on my balcony right now listening to the ocean and the sound of boxes being taped, as the last of our belongings get loaded into the moving truck that will be headed to NYC.  My neighbor bunny is not pleased with the situation and is currently giving me the stink eye. Tomorrow we are off on a week-long road trip that will eventually lead us to NYC. Along the way we plan on stopping at the Grand… Read more »

Back in the day my favorite quick meal to make at home was a garbage quesadilla.  What is a garbage quesadilla, you ask? Basically veggies and a veggie friendly protein stuffed into a tortilla with cheese (everything is better with cheese), fold the stuffed tortilla in half and brown in a pan on both sides. I am trying to not eat as many gluten products these days, so I have been making the heck out of Veggie Bowl-Ritos. What is… Read more »