Showing posts from October, 2017

August Haul + Sweet Potato Bread

August was the only month I didn't shop much - I only picked up a pair Zella Turning Point Hight Waist Crop Leggings and my favorite luggage now - the Away Bigger Carry-On , which is affordable and has a built-in charger, which is very useful. Here's a recipe for healthy Sweet Potato Bread, which baby A loved too. :) SWEET POTATO BREAD Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups oat flour 1 cup mashed sweet potato (peel and cube then boil 30 min to mash) 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup applesauce 1/3 cup egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: 1. Preheat over to 350 degrees. 2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Trasnfer to loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray. 3. Bake 35 minutes. Nutrition per serving (1 slice): 96 Calories 14g Carbs 3g Fat 4g Protein Leaving you with the quote of the day, "Action may not always bring happiness, but th

July Haul + Adult Grilled Cheese

Here is the long overdue haul from July: I celebrated Audrina's first birthday party at my house this year and one of the biggest hits was the Adult Grilled Cheese, which was the best grilled cheese sandwich I've ever had at the Commodore in Williamsburg, Brooklyn so I was so happy to have come across the recipe in New York Magazine. I loved being able to recreate it for my friends who've never been and can see myself making this again. ADULT GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES (THE COMMODORE) Ingredients: 1 lb. Cheddar cheese, grated 4 oz. cream cheese 6 tbs. mayonnaise 1 tsp. each salt and pepper 2 tsp. lemon juice 4 poblano peppers (to taste), roasted, peeled, seeded, and chopped 20 slices of bread 1 stick of butter Directions: Add all the ingredients (except the bread and ­butter) to a large bowl, and mix together well. 2. Generously cover a slice of white bread with the cheese mixture, and then cover with another slice. 3. Butter outside of sandwic

Recent OOTDs (Hawaii) + Brined Meat to Grill

Here's are some late OOTDs I was able to snap from the last month or two: Quick photo before heading to work - I always commute in flip flops or other flat sandals or flats and change my shoes at work.  Ready to attend our friend's welcome dinner party in Hawaii! Dress: Forever 21 (old) and Sunglasses: J.Crew (old) Baby A's OOTD in Hwaii! :) My bridesmaid's dress for my dear friend's wedding! Dress:  Adrianna Papell Embellished Blouson Gown (hemmed and shortened) in Taupe/Pink  size 2. I mentioned in the last post that it's still warm enough to grill a few more times but it's definitely getting cold quick. I also made some ribs that were brined first and they turned out really yummy. I know I mentioned a basic brining recipe back in 2014 here but this recipe is great! BRINED MEAT TO GRILL Ingredients: 10 whole chicken legs, 3 racks of pork ribs (spare, St.Louis-style, or baby back, each rack cut in half), or 6 lbs beef short ribs (En

Shopping Lately + Corn with Miso Butter

I've been so busy lately with baby A that everything has fallen by the wayside, though I have been shopping quite a lot lately that may have to do with the changing of the seasons. The hauls for July, August, and September will be posted soon but it's tough with a toddler who sleeps on the bed you take photos on. :) I took a quick trip to Urban Outfitters, where I tried on a bunch of cute stuff that I ended up purchasing online since they didn't have what I wanted in my size in stores. Left to right: Cooperative Tie-Front Striped Mini Dress in Dark Blue size S and Blue & White  XS, Kimchi Blue Rae Poplin Stright-Neck Dress  in XS, Silence + Noise Jackson Strapless Culotte Jumpsuit in Cream Multi XS   I was drawn to the   Cooperative Tie-Front Striped Mini Dress  as soon as I saw it and decided to try it on despite the lack of adjustable straps, which usually means a bad fit since straps are always too long on me. However, these were only a tad too long and the