Back in the Kitchen #WIAW

Surprise! I am actually cooking these days. Before I finished working for summer, it was almost impossible to find the time to cook anything that didn’t involve a microwave. Now that I am home, it’s a lot easier to get some good food on the table and still manage to get all of my studying in. I can only imagine what kind of elaborate meals I will be making in two weeks when I am done with my studying and still have three weeks off! Anyways, here are some of the things that I have been chowing down on lately. And, as usual, I am linking up with Peas and Crayons for today’s WIAW.



First up is my go to breakfast as of late. Trader Joe’s honey Greek yogurt, strawberries and delish granola that I bought at Ikea of all places. It was whole hazelnuts in it and it tastes amazing.

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Next is my attempt at poached eggs. Tommy and I were watching Rachael Ray while trying to decide what to have for breakfast and she was showing how to make poached eggs. I always thought they were super difficult to make, but she made it seem really easy. I gave it a shot and they came out surprisingly well.

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Next is one of my go to lunches, or actually a variation of it. A while back when I was still at my previous job, I was in the city for work related things and I stopped in for lunch at a deli with a hot bar. They had all sorts of salads, and I tried a tomato, avocado and egg salad. Super simple, but so good. Since then, I have been making different variations of that salad. This one is just egg and avocado and a smidgen of mayo to make it creamier.

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This is my fav summer salad. Arugula, watermelon and feta topped with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. It seems like a weird combo, but it is really tasty and refreshing.

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Quesadillas are always a favorite of mine, especially when I come home hungry and want to eat NOW. These were made with Mexican blend cheese, tomato and avocado and a side of salsa for dipping.

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This is just my tried and true Greek Couscous Salad topped with grilled lemon chicken.

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And last, but not least, sushi. Because sushi always makes everything better. The roll in the back was a New England roll and probably one of the best rolls I’ve ever had. It was an eel avocado topped with snow crab. It was a weekly special roll at the place we go to and I am really hoping they will be able to recreate it next time we go.

photo(26)That’s all I’ve got for today, but I do have some yummy things planned for the rest of the week that I plan to share soon!

What’s the best thing you ate this week?

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Celebrating the Fourth of July

Even though this year’s 4th of July didn’t allow for our annual pool party tradition, we still managed to have a really good time. It was great to just spend the evening drinking beers, making s’mores by the campfire and setting off fireworks without thinking about studying.

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How did you celebrate the 4th of July? Do you have any 4th of July traditions?

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#ChevyFitTrip in NYC!

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Chevy. Opinions are my own. In my family, I am the official tour guide. When someone visits from out of town, it is a given that I will take them out on the town and show them everything that makes NYC the best city […]

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School’s Out For Summer!

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A whole year has flown by and my little man has officially finished his first year of school. Now just 20 (or so) more to go (he says he’s going to be a doctor)!

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A Few of my Favorite Things

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So it turns out that studying for the bar is no joke! Instead of droning on about it, I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I have been loving and things that have been helping me survive lately. Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Blend Iced Coffee K-Cups. These have been my […]

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Graduation!

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It is pretty insane how quickly the last four years have flown by. Wednesday was my law school graduation. I am officially done and it still doesn’t feel real. I am actually surprised by how much fun graduation was. I went to my undergrad graduation and I thought it was kind of boring. Law school […]

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POPSUGAR Must Have Snacks by NatureBox

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POPSUGAR and NatureBox provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have Snacks by NatureBox box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own, and POPSUGAR and NatureBox did not tell me what to say or how to say it. If you know me, you know that I am a snacker. I love to try all kinds of […]

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WIAW: Vacation Eats

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So it’s been almost two weeks since we got home from vacation, but the one thing I keep talking about (other than our engagement!!) is the food. We stayed at an all inclusive resort in Cancun, the Marina El Cid Resort & Spa, and the food was to die for. While we were there, we […]

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How to Become a Morning Person #MorningWin

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I have partnered with belVita and Dannon to help promote the belVita and Dannon partnership. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.   I have never […]

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We’re Engaged!

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It’s been a few weeks since I’ve peeked over this way, but with my law school career winding down, things have been a bit crazy around here. Last week we went on vacation to Mexico and…. we got ENGAGED! It was a total surprise and I almost ruined it (as usual), but we are so […]

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