Halcyon Tea

Halcyon tea (http://halcyontea.com) is an organic, eco-friendly, fair trade tea shop in San Diego. It’s amazing at how many varieties of tea they offer, and they are extremely knowledgeable about the health benefits each tea contains.   Tea is so good for you; I’m amazed that anyone still drinks coffee: http://www.teausa.org/general/teaandhealth/218g.cfm

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Chile Grande

More often than not, I find myself wishing I was a Mexican woman. Or, at least, a woman who could cook amazing Mexican food.  Since I may be the whitest girl on the planet earth, I think I’ll have to settle for the latter option.  The inner Latina in me has found a soul mate […]

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Margaritaville

The other day, while I was bartending during happy hour these two ladies came in and requested a “skinny margarita”. What in the world is a “skinny margarita”?! The recipe wasn’t in the list of recipes at the bar, and so I had to ask the ladies about this drink. The look of disgust that […]

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Green Smoothie

For most of my life, I always thought kale was a garnish used on plates at restaurants. It wasn’t until recently when I found out what a delicious and nutritious vegetable it is, and how it can be used for more than just a garnish. One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of […]

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birthday mac n’ cheese

If Johnny Cash were alive and having a 79th birthday party this February, what would have June made for the celebration? Some of Mr. Cash’s favorite foods included chili, mac n’ cheese, fried chicken, and pecan pie.  To celebrate in our household I made Ina Garten’s mac n’ cheese, and cooked up some vegetarian chicken tenders […]

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He’s Just Not That Into You

In this day of texting and messaging on facebook, it is extremely easy for a single female to look like a psycho in the eyes of the one she adores. It seems normal to send a harmless text asking how things are going; however, when the female is the only one initiating this contact the […]

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No pigs in this blanket.

Does anyone else remember when vegan cheese was like a thin slice of tofu? Flavorless, stretchless, and pretty much not good. Or at least not good in comparison to cheese. Although I love dabbling in veganism, the idea of being a 24/7 vegan makes me sad because that means a lack of cheese in my […]

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Valentine’s Cupcakes

It was very difficult to choose what to write about for Valentine’s Day. I’m not much of a romantic, since the age of 15, I have worked every single Valentine’s day. It’s the money-maker for all restaurants, and honestly, I never feel bitter about the holiday, but instead embracing this day for love. As my friend […]

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Croque Monsieur

Surprisingly I have taken 6 years worth of French classes, and I feel no better with the language now than I did when I was born. When learning about the names of common foods, I came across the croque monsieur sandwich. A sandwich that is not common in America with French bread, ham, and some sort […]

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Eating like a Mad Man.

It’s official: I’m completely obsessed with Mad Men. My mother has loved it for quite sometime, and finally talked me into watching it. Although I wasn’t a fan after watching the first few episodes, finding myself to be more livid over the episodes than happy, I caved and fell in love.   I do love 60’s […]

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