How have you been?! I have been great!!
These past few days I have been spending time with friends visiting and the hubby! We did a lot of great stuff this week so lets just get right to it! Here is recap of our adventures for the past few days…
Tuesday night we all went out to Serendipity’s, which is a famous hot-spot here in NYC..I am sure you have heard of it if you have watched Oprah
And of course, we ordered their famous frozen hot chocolate…
Frozen Hot Chocolate
The hubby and I shared this delicious dessert…
It was definitely very tasty!!
After that the hubby and my friend Jesse wanted to hit up the famous candy store…
Dylan’s Candy Bar
Here is the hubby getting some good pickings…He was excited!
It was a super fun night with everyone!!!
Yesterday the hubby and I spent the day together, it was gorgeous!
Nearly 80 degrees in NYC, so we definitely took advantage of the day and headed to Battery Park.
We decided to take the boat tour around Lady Liberty and Elli’s Island!
After the tour we picked up some NYC Nuts from the street vendors, AMAZING!
If you ever come here, please try them, they are sooooo delicious.
After that…we walked from the shoreline at Battery Park to Tribeca where we stopped for lunch.
Sarabeth’s for Lunch
I ordered the portabella sandwich with home-made fresh chips.
It was super yummy, especially the fresh chips! I finished about half the meal and the hubby had the left-overs for dinner.
After lunch we decide to walk all the way home and stop by Magnolia’s Bakery. We tried to go there the other day, but the line was out the door..so we decided today would be a perfect work day to stop by because it most likely wouldn’t be as crowded. We were right!
Peanut Butter and Jelly for me. Red Velvet for him.
Perfect ending to a perfect day with my main man!
Oh. And an awesome highlight of the day…Celeberity sighting on our walk home!
It was pretty exciting and there loads of paparazzi!
Any who, hope you have been doing great and happy friday!!
It was absolutely beautiful today in NYC, spring/summer is definitely around the corner
This past weekend was filled with lots of great stuff, including an awesome St. Patty’s day which I posted about earlier.
In addition to that, the hubby and I went to see 21 Jump Street. It was AWESOME! So funny. I would definitely recommend you to see it, plus…Channing Tatum is in it, can’t get better than that
This weekend I also made a dish I have been wanting to try for some time…
I had it at a vegan restaurant a few weeks ago and it was amazing, so I thought I would make it at home.
- 1 package firm tofu
- 1 bell pepper
- 1/2 onion
- 1 cup spinach
1. I sautéed the onions, bell pepper, spinach, and garlic together for a few minutes with non-stick spray. (5-minutes)
2. I then crumbled the tofu by hand and added it to the pan+all the spices.
3. Mix and allow to cook for an additional 10 minutes on low and serve.
Served on a corn tortilla with soy cheese and salsa!
Organic pear on the side.
It was super good and something I will definitely make in the future.
I also made this yesterday…
St. Patty’s Green Mint Smoothie
A day late, but hey…thats ok
Dinner Last Night
Mexican Tortilla Soup
Falafel Burgers and B-Sprouts
(Burnt the B-Sprouts oops! Still tasted great thought)
Again, I want to respect Chloe and not give out the full recipe, but it was definitely amazing and I recommend picking up her cook book!
Off to enjoy the night and watch Bethenny!
HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY!!!
May your day be filled with loves of love, green colors, and festivities!
Today has been a fantastic day with the hubby, but I will back track real quick to last nights dinner.
We went to Blue Smoke, a southern jazz restaurant the hubby has been wanting to go to.
I started my dinner off with a mojito!
It was definitely good, but still can’t find one that beats my $6 lantern skinny mojito!
The hubby and I shared an appetizer…
The hubby LOVED them, me…ehhhh…to much grease.
For dinner I ordered the veggie burger with a side salad
I loved the salad dressing, it was a light vinaigrette.
And the husband had these monstrous things…
Someone is in Rib heaven haha
The night ended by sharing their well-known banana cream pie!
Two Thumbs up!
This was a lot of food so I made sure to pace myself and only finish half of my meal and a few bites of the app/dessert.
Everything in moderation!
Now, back to today and our St. Patty’s Festivities!
We started off in the morning attending the NYC Parade…
After the parade the hubby and I made our way to the West Village…
And guess who I ran into?!?! BETHENNY FRANKEL!
No joke, I literally accidentally bumped into her when sitting down at a restaurant that we were all at. She was with her family so I didn’t want to bother her with my excitement, but so cool huh?! LOVE HER
We bumped into her here…
For lunch we ordered…
Green Mimosa for her.
Beer for him.
Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict for her.
Steak Burger for him.
And ending the day sharing a Vegan Butter-Finger Shake from Terri’s.
As you can see, today was filled with lots of fun and TREATS. But hey, it’s a holiday right?!?! I made sure to practice portion control and share with the hubby so I didn’t OVER indulge in all the yummy treats. We also walked ALL day long. 10AM-5PM.
Today was super fun and solidified why I love NYC.
I hope you had a great day and celebrated with lots of festivities!
HEY EVERYONE!!! TGIF
I am finally back in action.
After a lot of thought, debates, sleepless nights, deposits, and stressful days… I have finally decided on which nursing school I will be attending this fall! The struggle with this decision was tough because the two schools I was deciding between are vastly different.
The first school was an “Ivy League” school and a place I always dreamed of attending. It is located here in NYC, which is something I had also always dreamed of. Living in NYC and attending my dream “Ivy League” school. But, with that name comes a LARGE price tag. I know they are able to offer students many opportunities, but I couldn’t ignore the fact that this school was $40,000 more than the other school. The other school is located back in CA/San Diego where all my family and friends are, and like I said, is $40,000 cheaper. That also doesn’t even include cost of living/flights home, which we know is triple in NYC. The school in San Diego is a smaller program and maybe not such a well-known school, but still rated within the top 250 nursing programs in the U.S. Logistically this school in SD made the most sense; Money, Family, Friends, Networking, Husband, etc. I tried to ignore that for some time, but in the end I KNEW what was better for my husband and I’s future. At the end of the day would I prefer the “Ivy League” education? YES! But, at the end of the day would I prefer to be less in debt and stress free during/after school? YES! And I think the latter portion plays more weight in our lives, so I knew San Diego was the best choice. I am very sad to let go of my dream of attending this school in NYC, but I know 3 years from now when I am not in debt $100,000 and with family/friends I will be happy with my decision. So, San Diego I am coming back!
Now, back to some yummy food
Yesterday morning I decided to make my favorite pancakes…
They were super fluffy and delicious. The perfect pancake combo!
Topped with almond butter and banana.
Yesterday I spent most of the day cleaning. In a weird way, cleaning is a great distraction when anxious and stressed lol…
1 Organic Egg+1 Egg White+Veggies+Salsa+Nutritional Yeast+Sweet Potato
I am really in a sweet potato kick. I just love them baked with a dash of cinnamon, so good!
My workout yesterday was my awesome Zumba class! (Something I am definitely going to miss when we move, I love the teacher!)
I always leave that class drenched in sweat and knowing I just had a stellar workout.
I got home around 8:00PM so I needed something on the quick side for dinner. Thursday’s are also usually on your own night, so the hubby had already eaten some pizza. I turned to my favorite frozen meal, Amy’s!
Always a great dinner go to!
Tonight the hubby and I are trying a new restaurant called Blue Smoke, it’s suppose to be awesome! We are certainly going to take advantage of these last few months in NYC and try some amazing restaurants!
Hope you have a great night, see ya tomorrow!
Hey everyone, so sorry I have been MIA
I just have a lot on my mind right now in regards to deciding on schools, so I kind of have been entranced with that.
I am really torn between two schools and have to make the decision by tomorrow so I am super stressed.
Here are some pictures from the past few days..
Organic Greens and Sweet Potato
Amy’s and an Organic Apple for lunch…
Home-Made Indian Dish…
Pete enjoyed the beautiful day today and our walk…
So sorry again for the lack of posting. Once this decision is made I will be back with full on post. My mind is just so preoccupied right now
Hope you’re doing good and have a great night!
How are you doing today?! I hope well
Today was absolutely beautiful in NYC, it felt like spring/summer…AMAZING!
Whole Wheat Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes
The hubby and I decided to head over to Central Park on this beautiful day!
The weather was perfect. Warmish with a slight breeze.
I forgot my camera so here is just a regular pick from google
We walked for about 2 hours and enjoyed the day.
I love easy and beautiful workouts like we had today!
Once home I made myself a quick-lunch and the hubby picked up 2 an a can.
2 and a can= 2 slices of pizza and a can of soda for $2.50.
Great deal huh?!
2 Organic Eggs+ Salsa and Green Salad W/Veggies
Lunch was followed by a trip to Trader Joe’s.
What was the best part of the day? DINNER!
I cracked open my new cook book from Chef Chloe and decided to try a recipe.
Mongolian BBQ Seitan
Some of my ingredients and book ready to go…
Cooking on the stove…
I ended up making a few alterations, but other than a few I stuck to the recipe
Served with brown rice…
Ready to eat!
Hands down an amazing meal, one of the best home-made vegan ones yet!
The husband even loved it!
Out of respect for Chloe and her new cook book I don’t want to post the recipe. You should definitely pick-up her book because if this recipe is an indication of what the rest of her book will be like, you certainly won’t be disappointed.
Off to Mob Wives and House Wives
Enjoy your Sunday night!
HAPPY JUMP FORWARD DAY
Kind of a bummer we lost some time today with spring forward, but at least that means we are close to summer. YAY!
So, remember I told you I had a fun coconut and banana breakfast planned for breakfast yesterday, well things didn’t turn out so hot lol…I was going to throw them away, but because the hubby is a self-proclaimed garbage disposal he said ” Heck, I will eat them! They smell good” haha gotta love him…so I passed them over to him…
The hubby chowing down
Here are the ingredients I used, but definitely not a recipe worth repeating.
You win some, you lose some!
After the breakfast debacle I just made myself some of my usual oats and coffee.
When all else fails turn to oats!
After breakfast the hubby, Pete, and I headed to dog park. We played there for about an hour then walked over to the Union Square Farmers Market. After browsing around and picking up some raisin bread we made our way to Whole Foods to pick up a few ingredients for tonight’s dinner. But, I always seem to get sucked into Whole Food’s world and always end up getting way more than I need oops I love shopping around there, so much great stuff!
Do you see the chocolate sauce on the right side?!?! Vegan chocolate sauce, score!!!
Once we arrived home I was pretty hunger (2PM) so I made this for lunch…
Sweet Potato and Green Salad
A few hours later I had this for a snack…
I loved this combo, it had a super refreshing taste!
Organe. Pineapple. Carrot. Beet
The hubby and I headed to the gym around 5:30 where I completed a circuit workout with 20 minutes on the elliptical, treadmill, and bike. I love circuit workouts because it keeps me from getting bored with one machine.
For dinner I made ravioli that I had frozen a few weeks ago from Whole Foods. They were pre-made vegan ravioli and they were awesome!
They were filled with mushrooms and spinach!
Super good. And I topped mine with some nutritional yeast.
To end the night I made the hubby and I some vegan chocolate peanut-butter smoothies with the chocolate sauce I bought today!
It tasted so amazing!
The smoothie included:
- Almond Milk
- Coconut Peanut-Butter Chocolate Ice Cream
- Chocolate Sauce
The husband definitely approved.
I hope your Saturday was fabulous! Today we are going to head over to Central Park for a walk to enjoy this beautiful weather
Tonight is going to be an amazing dinner, I am definitely excited! Until then, see ya