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Journal

Travel Stories + Mindful Living

Chinese New Year of the Dragon

Gong Hey Fat Choy! (Happy New Year!) Sunday I celebrated the Chinese New Year at a late-morning Dim Sum in Chinatown with my bf’s sister-in-law’s family. After a couple of hours of sampling various dumplings, rolls and rice, we made our way through the already crowded streets to get a good spot at the Chinatown […]

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Weekend Wanderings

One of my favorite things to do, when I have a couple of free hours on a Saturday afternoon, is wander around the Brooklyn Bridge Park.  In general, I like to take long walks on the weekend…its when I have some “me” time.  Most of us spend the majority of our weekdays inside an office, […]

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Basil & Garlic Fried Brown Rice

I made this quick & healthy “fried” rice to go with my Roasted Eggplant & Tomato dish. I just tossed it together quickly since I needed a ‘carb’ to go with my vegetables. Will definitely be making it again (in different variations as well!) Ingredients: Brown Rice ( I used quick-cook rice) Fresh Basil (finely […]

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Roasted Eggplant & Tomato w/ Parmesan

I made a variation of this Roasted Eggplant & Tomato recipe over the weekend. (my final product on a baking sheet above) It was absolutely delicious, and even good re-heated for lunch the next day…the flavors soaked right in! Even better, its quick and easy to make!  Its recommended as a “side dish” on the original […]

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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

My co-worker Monique passed along this Dagoba Organic Drinking Chocolate to me a few weeks ago. (This one is the Xocolatl blend which has cayenne pepper & cinnamon- for something more traditional try the Authentic blend). I had yet to try it, so this past cold cold Sunday I decided to make a cup. Basically you just heat a […]

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