lately i’ve been… (xi)

reading The Girls Guide to Homelessness. Really good.

finally hiking up to the Hollywood sign!

eating out like 10 meals in a row. BAD!

walking home from work in flats. I made it about 3.25 miles and then I had to call Richie to pick me up.

getting into my annual spring/summer raw food grove with dinner at Cafe Gratitude with my fave LA Blogger, Lynn.

creating really fun infographics at work.

taking a road trip to Vegas. One of the joys of LA is the endless amounts of road trips. We used to drive 4 hours to Wisconsin. Now we have our pick of Vegas, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Palm Springs, Big Bear…ok, I’ll stop bragging.

reading Unorthodox. Also very good.

attending my first Social Media Club LA function.

spending the weekend in Napa for a Science and Culinary Retreat: Plant-Powered Eating: The Role of Peanuts in Healthy Diets, put on by The Peanut Institute. It also meant I got to spend the weekend hanging out with Mercedes and finally meet Lori! You can expect many peanuts in your future. :)

my Napa trip included cooking at the Culinary Institute of America (squeel!) AND meeting some really great people. Like Alyssa. <– Really fun blog.

trying out Bludso’s (BBQ joint in LA) – it was wonderful.

trying out The Scientific 7-Minute Workout. Have you heard about it? I tried it on Saturday (2 times through) and am still sore. 

eating peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for breakfast – OBSESSED! (see peanuts, above)

 What’s going on with you? 

lately i’ve been…(x)

moving. Just to a different (and better) unit in our building, so not terrible but still a pain. I want to buy a house.

drinking a glass of warm lemon water each morning. Read more about this Aruvedyic practice on my learnist board.

pre-ordering Gwyneth Paltrow’s new book, It’s All Good – can’t wait for this one.

visiting our family and friends in Wisconsin and Minnesota. We met 4 babies, saw 3 little ones, and a whole lot of friends. It was non-stop!

spending my thirtieth birthday with a wellness shot (lemon, ginger, oil of oregano, garlic extract and cayenne), green juice and a bowl of pho. (We both caught colds on our trip.)

running. And dare I say kind of enjoying it?! Getting ready for 8 miles this weekend!

picking up a bad shellac manicure habit. But it’s so nice to not have to paint my nails all the time…

celebrating my birthday for real at AOC with Richie and then at the horse track with my cousins – so fun! (AOC had a focaccia topped with young broccoli, cipollinis, burrata and bagna cauda that was RIDICULOUS. I can’t stop thinking about it.)

really needing some yoga in my life. Please motivate me.

What’s going on with you? 

 

oh, hi.

It’s me.

As you can see, I’ve taken another long break.

Truth be told, a few weeks ago, I was ready to give up on blogging, but after much back and forth, I don’t think I’m ready to quit quite yet.

I’ve put so much into this little website, spent so much money and taken pictures of dinners at 10am. Sometimes people give me free stuff and sometimes I get invited to cool events! I’ve met friends through blogging, and it has certainly helped with job opportunities. But honestly, those aren’t the things I miss when I take a break. I miss sharing healthy meal ideas, nutrition tips and pretty (hopefully) food pictures with you all. I guess I’m not ready to stop talking about food and nutrition just quite yet.

So you’re stuck with me, and I appreciate you sticking around. :)

See you soon with a real post!

lately i’ve been…(xiii)

getting random baking urges. Since I have no ingredients at home, I must make the most basic of things like blondies. (with butterceam!)

wanting to eat out. All the time. For every meal. Help me!

drinking Red Velvet Lattes….words can’t even.

having many recipe fails. Feta Horseradish Dip, Miso Eggplant….Ugh.

going on another taco crawl with brother.

voting. Woohoo! :)

having fun california wine tastings at home.

enjoying another visit with brother!

visiting the new My Fit Foods that just opened this week in West Hollywood. We tried it out last night and were so impressed! I think they’ve got a regular customer. :)

trying to decide what to bring to Thanksgiving…what is on your menu? These side dishes all sound amazing.

 

What have you been up to?