Heyy my dolls!
I’m sorry I’ve been putting off this life update. Some of you have been waiting to see what I’ve been up to. If I’m being honest, I’ve been putting it off only because… My life is boring lol. I literally haven’t been up to much. Same old on my end.
Winter time is usually the time when I stay at home most of the time because it’s too cold and now that it’s spring it just won’t stop raining. So there’s not much for us to do, but I will fill you guys in on what we’ve been doing. SPOILER ALERT: not much. However, even though it’s not much, I will probably have to break up this life update into several parts because I get too chatty and I don’t like making posts long.
In this post, I will cover all the good eats we’ve had and hopefully I can fit something else in here…
I’ve been trying to eat healthy and I’m so happy to report that after months of struggle, I have finally given up junk food for good! 😀 I no longer crave it as much and after going through a serious sugar withdrawal that was very miserable for me, I’m so happy to have gotten to this point! 😀 Feels sooooo good!
As to what I’ve been eating to satiate those cravings, lots of fruits and veggies and healthier snacks.
I can’t seem to get enough of avocado for the last two or so months. I’ve been eating it as a side with fried/scrambled eggs, and also as an avocado toast with a poached egg on top. It’s just too good. I did experiment with grape tomatoes as well with my breakfast.
I also tried something new. I had leftover hummus and pita bread, so I warmed up the pita bread, used hummus as a spread, topped it with some avocado, fried egg with runny yolk and some queso fresco with hot sauce.. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be delicious but it was!
I also switched it up a few times and made french toast and topped it off with fresh berries. I don’t have a picture but I did make my own berry compote from scratch at home and it was delicious. Also not pictured, I’ve attempted french toast with sourdough and it’s pretty dang good too!
This arroz con leche isn’t really considered breakfast, it’s more like some kind of dessert. But I love eating it in the mornings whenever I make it. I haven’t made it recently, but I probably should. Don’t forget to see my post for it, it’s dairy free and I share my recipe!
We went vegetarian/pescaterian for one whole week last month, as per Alex’s request which shocked me and surprised me to say the least. I’m so happy that he’s willing to eat more healthier foods. So it’s nice that he’s on board with me that way we can make meals for us both. Below are tacos, shrimp and tofu, topped with a delicious avocado cream sauce.
I also attempted some tomato and spinach pasta dish from Pinterest. I thought the shrimp was delicious the way it was seasoned. Unfortunately, the shrimp carried all the flavor, the pasta tasted bland without a bite of shrimp. I’ll probably add some seasonings to the pasta to make it tastier if I make it again.
Take-Out & Dine-Out:
In terms of take-out and dining out, we kind of have been splurging a bit because we can afford it at the moment. Lucky for us (thanks to me) we’re still able to save up some money.
For a while we kept going to Southeast Grind for coffee. Another proud moment: I was able to give up coffee completely. Now I’m drinking green tea. Even so, that coffee is delicious and don’t mind having it every once in a while. After trying it for the first time back in January, I haven’t been back to Starbucks lol.
Most of you have seen my A Week of Breakfast Smoothies, since it’s still kind of cold and rainy, I’m going to wait until it starts getting warmer to drink my smoothies.
We also went to Mac’d several times. The first time I had their basic mac, the second I believe was their jalapeno one with corn, broccoli and some other fixings topped with hot cheetos lol. We haven’t been there in a while, but it’s so so good! I hope they expand here. I also can’t wait to try it when we go to SF because it’s originally from there.
While searching for a bakery that sells yummy pastries, I came across Oyatsupan. GUYS!! It’s a Japanese bakery!! Can you imagine my excitement when I found it??!! So stoked! I made Alex take me there that week! LOL. We’ve only gone twice because it’s on the other side of town, but it’s so so good. I’ve always wanted to have Japanese baked goods and you guys know my love for anything Japanese.
I tried a red bean filled donut for the first time after trying red bean ice cream, also for my first time, at Maru. It was so delicious. I love the different varieties of bread and donuts that they have. Not pictured, but I also got their melon pan and it reminded me so much of the Mexican concha which I love.
Anyway, that same day Alex took us to Buffet Palace which is also around that part of town for lunch. They have American and Chinese cuisine. If I’m being honest, I remember it being better?
I had been craving Chinese food for a long time and it was a let down.. I haven’t been able to find good Chinese food since our favorite place, Lotus Express, permanently closed. Nothing comes close to it which is a shame.. Perhaps my palette has changed but it was mediocre at best.
On another note, I found this amazing place for brunch. I didn’t get to take many photos, but Ciel and I had a mommy and me kind of day during spring break. I found this place called Jam on Hawthorne, and they have a small play area for kids to play with while the parents eat. So nice. They also have a bar area for those who don’t want to be around kids, and they also have more seating away from those tables. Ciel liked it and for my first time (there’s a lot of firsts in this post), I tried ricotta pancakes. They were divine!!
They also had lavender lemonade and I couldn’t pass up the chance to drink it! I tried it when I went to the Lavender Festival and it was delicious and refreshing.
We also made a drive out to Zero Degrees to get some refreshing drinks when the weather was nice and sunny. I got their Strawberry Bliss, which was made from strawberry peach green tea with fresh fruit and chia seeds. So good.
We also finally tried Red Lobster over the wekeend. We got lucky and got there around 4pm so it was nice and empty. We got a basket of their cheddar biscuits which were soo nice and soft.
For drinks, Alex got their Lobster Lover’s Punch, which had Captain Morgan, Bacardi and Malibu rums with a blend of berry and pineapple juice. He got to take the cup it came in, so cool! Mine was the Berry Mango (virgin) Daiquiri, because Alex was drinking and I’m a responsible adult lol.
We also got salads and mozarella sticks to share.
For entrees, I got their Yucatan Tilapia and Shrimp with wild rice and caramelized pineapple. That dish blew me away guys! Alex got their Seaside Shrimp Trio which came with Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, Garlic Shrimp Scampi, and Shrimp Linguini Alfredo
That day I happened to really like my outfit so I asked Alex to snap a photo with Ciel. These kinds of outfits are more my type because they’re different and showcase my true style. Which is NOTHING trendy, lol. I might have to do some kind of spring outfit like this for you when the weather clears up.
Well that does it for this little foodie recap. I’ll be sure to cover outings in my next post, and check my camera roll to see if I missed anything else lol.
What have you guys been up to?
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