Every time I'm lucky enough to go on a vacation with my husband and daughters, I am grateful. I realize it's such precious time and these getaways are memories in the making. I cherish these trips more than anything. Since time is my most cherished gift, when my family asked me what I wanted for… Continue reading Family Weekend Getaway at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach. Staycation in Surf City.
This was the first soup of the season and I posted how grateful I am for healthy food, and one of my besties asked for the recipe. So I was forced to write it down. Haha. I meant to make this with a can of diced tomatoes, but forgot to buy them, so I improvised… Continue reading Mexican Turkey Soup with Veggies. Easy, Cheap and Delicious.
One of the hardest things about being on Season 10 of The Great Food Truck Race, on Food Network, wasn't the long hours or the heat in the kitchen, it was the fact that I wasn't able to eat everyone else's food. When you are smelling, and seeing, all of these delicious dishes, but can't… Continue reading “A Taste of the Quarter in Every Order”. Nola Creations cookbook and seasonings
If you've ever had the chance to be a guest on a podcast, you know how much fun they can be. Well, I've only done fun ones, and this was no exception. I am featured on the podcast "On the Brink with Brook Beldon" this week and it was such an enjoyable experience, I can't… Continue reading On the Brink with Brook Beldon. Season Two featuring little, ol’ “Why not me”.
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I'm so happy to know this amazing girl, Erin Kleim, we've been friends since high school and we are both gluten free foodies. I'm excited to share her most recent gluten free adventure in Boston. I was salavating seeing her images on Instagram and reached out for a post. Enjoy her gluten free culinary travels… Continue reading 2 Days of Gluten Free Delights in Boston
As you know I am a HUGE fan of WW, aka Weight Watchers. I am a lifetime member, and just celebrated 3 YEARS of maintenance. I often have friends and family asking how I do it. Well, first of all, my 50 pound weight loss didn't happen over night, and I didn't do it alone.… Continue reading Save 50% on select Weight Watchers memberships
Watching last night's episode of the Great Food Truck Race was difficult for me, and my family. Seeing the fear, and sadness on my crying face, made the feelings of dispair wash back over me. I remember how it felt to be anxious, exhausted and overwhelmed. Yes, I missed my family, but that's not what… Continue reading Sometimes saying goodbye is the bravest thing you can do
I went running today and I fell. One second I'm minding my own business, lip syncing to the Black Eyed Peas, the next second I'm in the air. And then I went down, hard. My toe must have clipped the tiniest edge on the sidewalk and I slammed onto the concrete. I slid on my… Continue reading How do you forgive yourself when you fall?
Working with beauty companies is so much fun. I love trying new products, especially ones that are made by companies who care what is actually going on our skin. I recently partnered with Maple Holistics and they sent me their delicious Silk18 Conditioner to try. Because all of their products are purely sourced and natural,… Continue reading Delicious, Vanilla Conditioner for Silky Hair from Maple Holistics