Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"You look like a pumpkin, bitch."

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Green Monster Update:

It's been a week since I started drinking this daily. The good news is, I only taste banana now. No funk. & I crave it.

My skin is definitely smoother and softer. But, the above may be helping as well. Why didn't anyone tell me facial sponges are so effective?! In case no one has told you, I'm telling you! They instantly make your skin so soft & they're dirt cheap.

As far as energy, I really never lacked energy to begin with so I haven't noticed a big difference. But I do feel better overall.

So I'll continue drinking this until...I don't. & I'll continue to update you on any changes.


*The above quote is possibly the most random yet most hilarious comeback I've heard.

Year of the Burger

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I was hoping to make 2011 year of the champagne but burgers are once again in the lead.

Burger & Beer Joint is good. Really good. So good I waited 2 hours for this turkey burger and didn't even punch myself in the face.

Go. But not when a Heat game is on. People like to sit and shoot the shit after they're done with their meals and pretend they don't see you giving them dirty looks and growling at them.

Monday, January 24, 2011

January is almost over. Hooray.

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1. I used to read a lot once upon a time before the internets ruined my life. So I've made it a goal to read at least one book a month. I spent Friday night in bed with Water for Elephants. I finished it. I loved it. & the guy who is going to play August in the movie (watch the trailer now) is gonna nail that role. He was a badass in Inglourious Basterds.
2. Delicious churrasco from an awesome Colombian place [
Al Carbon] on Coral Way. Their burgers are one of my personal favorites.
3. Went back and forth between liking this nail color (it's Essie Turquoise & Caicos) and really hating it.
4. Checked out a new cupcake bakery in Coconut Grove called
House of Frost with Angeliki after our movie date. I got the guava & cream cheese. Meh.
5. Going through a phase where I don't care to brush my hair, much less take the time to straighten it.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Heat vs. Hawks

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I had plans to go to the gym last night when Boots called and said he had tickets to the Heat game. Cardio or live game? Couscous or greasy chicken tenders with french fries? Boots or gym weirdos that moan passionately while they workout? It was a tough decision.

I kind of want to be Lebron James. I want groupies. But the Heat lost by 4 points and I won a free taco from Taco Bell due to a missed free throw. So I guess the joke is on him, really.

Kobe!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yeah, baby, I like it raw.

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That's right. I've joined the green monster movement. & as you can see, Homer isn't happy about it. If you have no idea what I'm talking about go here.

If you're like me and don't like clicking links, this is basically a smoothie with a buttload of health benefits. The main ones that stood out for me were increased energy, cancer & cardiovascular disease prevention & (hello) glowing skin. There are tons of different recipes but the one I used is as follows:

1 c vanilla almond milk
2 c raw organic spinach
1 banana
1 tbsp flax seeds
ice

Now here's my honest opinion. I like spinach but I usually prefer it drowned in vinaigrette so I was very skeptical. I thought it would give me the runs. It didn't. I thought I'd have flax seeds stuck in my teeth. I did. That being said, I don't think it's a delicious smoothie but you really can't taste the spinach at all. It tastes like bananas mixed with a little funk. But that funk is what makes it so darn good for you so I'm forcing myself to get used to it and incorporate it into my daily routine (along with trying to drink 72oz of water).

I just started today so obviously I don't feel any drastic changes but I had it for breakfast and I'm usually staaaarving way before lunchtime and this kept me nice and full all morning. I'll keep you guys posted!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Nirala Sweet House

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My friend Shamsa (whom is from Pakistan and whom is hilarious) invited me to lunch with her to her favorite Pakistani restaurant in Plantation. I figured since I had never had Pakistani food in my 27 years, it was due time. They're known for their sweets but I fancied the chicken tikka masala and garlic naan bread. I could eat naan all day.

Nirala.

Friday, January 7, 2011

I've got the January blues

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Insert sad face here ------>

Oh, well! On to bigger and better things, dears.

Hopefully, these ornaments will see their first real snowfall this December.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Man! I feel like a woman.

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I love red nails. They make me feel so dainty.

My favorite is Sally Hansen's No Chip 10 Day Color in Tenacious Ruby. I think it's perfect for every season.

But I'm very sorry to inform you that it does chip way before 10 days.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Next thing you know, it's been 3 weeks...or 3 months!"

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You know that neighborhood I like to make fun of so originally named Midtown? Well, they're doing some pretty awesome things up there culinarialy (?) speaking. There's a new restaurant opening almost every week!

So while my cute friend Melissa (who is moving to New York in the fall and I'm so excite!) was down in Florida for the holidays, we met up for dinner and drinks at
Sustain. Their focus is seasonal, organic and local ingredients with tons of items made in house. Those pretzels? Whoa! & my lobster + farro? YES + YES. That chicken dish is Amy's, of course. We're trying to expand homegirl's palate, we really are.

We somehow ended up at a Dunkin Donuts in Miami Gardens at 3am and paid for doughnuts and chicken biscuits with dollar bills intended for a stripper.

All in the name of research.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Abokado

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Spent the earlier part of New Years Eve with the Boots and our friends Rinel and Shamsa at Abokado in Brickell. Dinner was calm and did not involve beans or platanos.

I think an early sushi dinner and spending midnight safe and comfortable at home may become a new, much more appreciated tradition than the usual chaos. Better believe I will have my sparkles on, though.