The Summer Salad Series
Summer & Salads … two of my favorite things!
As summer is approaching and the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time of year to incorporate more creative salads into the mix for a refreshing lunch or dinner.
Wine Wedding Decor | Amalfi Coast, Italy
Wedding bells & all that is beautiful. 💕
Piccadilly Circus & Chinatown, London
“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” ― Michael Palin
The London Eye, England
“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Tower Bridge, London
“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson
Pregnancy Culture Clashes: Sushi, Workouts & Wine
Well, I haven’t publicly announced it on my blog yet, but we’re expecting and I’m just over 5 months now! We found out we were pregnant in Thailand, and thus began the slightly conflicting advice from doctors compared to back in USA (and India during my sister’s pregnancies) and, of course, once we returned to Italy.
Milan, The Hipster-Glam City
There’s just something about the original, vintage style decor of the modern, fashion capital city of Milan that screams photo op.
I love seeing the exquisite architecture of the Duomo, the gorgeous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, cobblestone streets, old school Fiats, brick buildings reflecting so much character, and ancient columns, archways and pillars that are still standing from over the centuries. Not to mention the ever so popular Navigli area complete with cafes, boutiques, second hand shops, restaurants, bars and canals featuring boats, walkways and benches along the water.
Milan is just so #hipster #glam
Italia: Coffee & The Unspoken Book of Rules
Springtime in Milan: La Vita è Bella
I love Milan in the spring. Having just crossed the year and a half mark of living here, I’ve experienced all four seasons (a couple of them twice now) and spring is absolutely my favorite.
Bacon, Olive & Parmesan Deviled Eggs
Spring is here and that means time for picnics and sunny outdoor gatherings with friends and family … so here’s a delicious side dish or starter perfect for the occasion!
Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Tomorrow morning I have a meeting/study session with a group of women so I decided to make something to bring along … dark chocolate covered strawberries… because, who doesn’t love them?!
Oven-baked Egg & Veggie Breakfast
This past weekend I tried a little experiment for brunch and it turned out wonderfully. If you’re an egg lover and looking for high-protein, healthy breakfast or brunch options, I highly recommend this one! It’s super easy and equally tasty and only requires a couple eggs and veggies, cheese or other toppings/fillings of your choice.
Energizing Berry Banana Smoothie
One of my favorite things to make when I’m in the mood for a deliciously refreshing breakfast, afternoon snack or post-workout drink is a berry banana smoothie. Super energizing and full of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, fiber, protein and all kinds of good stuff for your body (especially when you throw a bit of baby spinach into the mix) … this one is just perfect and I’ve stuck with it for years.
The ingredients are all natural and really simple.
Fresh Homemade Hummus
Hummus: The perfect healthy snack, starter or side dish. Easy to make, tasty, and great to have on hand just in case you get a bit hungry and want a satisfying quick bite of guilt-free deliciousness.