Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Food Travels

It’s official!

This Sunday will mark the start of my new journey into the world of ethnic cooking!! I’m so excited! I will be travelling through every country IN THE WORLD by cooking a traditional dish served there.
There are approximately 250 countries and I will be working my way through alphabetically.

My first stop??

Afghanistan! I will be making Qabuli Palau. It’s a traditional dish served in Afghanistan made with basmati rice, lamb, carrots, raisins and spices. Mmmmmm sounds yummy already.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


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Monday, April 27, 2009

10 weeks 5 days!!!!

Wow, its going by really fast! We actually saw so much movement from the baby today--it was highly entertaining to watch him/her swim around in there!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

So many things happening...

We are so excited and lucky to have found out recently that we are having a baby!!!! Ryan is super excited and totally hoping for a boy--we will see!!! This will be our first child together and after 7 years together it couldnt have come at a better time! I am so happy that we are married now and have a nice home to bring a baby into. Things are just falling into place for us and Im so thankful to have my supportive and loving husband by my side through everything life brings.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I dont really like to talk about September 11. I dont think my opinion is usually taken in in a positive way by most people and I really dont like to stir things up in that regard, especially when its about something so sensitive as terrorist attacks. I guess to sum up how i feel, i like this quote by Howard Zinn in his book, Terrorism and War. "...not that this mourning for the victims of the Twin Towers is misplaced. Yes, we should mourn. But why can't we also mourn for people in other countries who have been victims of deliberate human profiteering and war?"
I understand that what happened on September 11 was a massive tragedy. I cried like everyone else. But I also feel for people around the world who suffer tragedies that are brought on by our own government and corporations. Why do we forget about these people and their families too? Why do we act as though our country is the only one that matters? Why do we feel so superior that the lives of those lost oversees dont mean as much? Why are we so selfish that we choose to look the other way when our government and military murder thousands upon thousands? Many other countries have endured acts of terrorism some even more horrific than September 11.
I guess, today, as I reflect on what happened here 7 years ago, I will also think of the families worlwide of those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks. Even if it was the US who caused these deaths. I wont be so "patriotic" to forget about these people.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Can these please be rooms in my house?That bedroom is amazing! I don't normally like pink too much but I can't help loving those pink stools and headboard. Its like a grown-up version of a little girls dream room! How cute is this? I think im going to try to copy the wall art in the other pics and do something similiar. It seems like it wouldn't be that hard. I think the frames in the first one are just glued together...either way its adorable and totally do-able! I want this!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

my dog Pablo...

is he taking a crap? I dont know but it sure looks like it.

Hair pics like I promised.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Grilled Buffalo chicken and blue cheese pizza!

Ok so yum?Maybe? Buffalo chicken-good. Blue cheese-amazing! together in a pizza??? I dont know! I guess if you are a big buffalo wing fan and love pizza how could you not like this. I'm gonna try it out tonight. Theres no way my wing and pizza-loving husband could resist. It sounds weird but hey, I like trying new things.

Got this recipe from one of my newest favorite websites

Its a follow-up site for newlyweds to which I lived on when I was planning my wedding.

anyways, here is the recipe:

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced leftover chicken

1/4 cup Original Frank’s Hot Sauce or your favorite brand

1 pre-made pizza crust (boboli)

1 tablespoon olive oil

6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons thinly slice fresh chives or scallion greens

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

In a medium-size bowl, toss the chicken with the hot sauce.

Brush the pizza crust with the olive oil, then top it with the chicken, blue cheese, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.

Bake the pizza for about 10 minutes.

Serve with a sprinkling of chives or scallions.

I'll let you know how it turns out :)