Posts tagged ‘pasta’

July 18, 2011

Italy is Eataly

Adam and I slept in until 10 am yesterday! 10 am!? That is unheard of for me 🙂 Naturally I was starving when I woke up so I headed straight to the kitchen. If you follow me on Facebook you are already aware that I made a delicious breakfast pizza.

One egg (plus a little extra egg whites), 1 piece of turkey bacon crumbled, crabmeat, 4 cheese, old bay on a low carb tortilla.

The best apart about it? It was a dippy egg!

My absolute favorite. This breakfast is so easy to make – If you’re interested I will do a post on how to make one 🙂

After our bellies were full we headed into the city to check out a museum I had a groupon deal to.

I won’t be posting any pictures from inside for your sake.

When we were heading back to the Path (public transportation from NYC to Hoboken) we came across this.

I’ve read reviews from a couple of bloggers so I knew we had to eat lunch here!

If you live in the NYC area and you haven’t been over to check out Mario Batali’s Eataly, get over there now! It’s awesome. Eataly boasts thirty-two thousand square feet of Italian delights. The first floor of the building  houses an epic Italian specialty foods market and multiple restaurants which pair gourmet foods with artisanal wines and beer. It’s crowded but worth it! And the second best part is the eight thousand square foot rooftop brewery/beer garden/restaurant which just opened. The first being the gelato, of course 🙂

fresh handmade pastas

dessert cases

SO many choices

I chose a spicy pepperoni and provolone panini

I ate half and saved the other half for dinner… Had to save room for gelato!

I ordered the vanilla with chocolate covered cornmeal cookies (right) and Adam ordered banana and raspberry flavors (left). We ended up switching after a couple of minutes because we both liked each others way better than our own. Plus, his had more 😉

We enjoyed our meal outside because it couldn’t have been more beautiful out.

Call geico?

After walking for a total of 5 hours we came home and passed out. Who would’ve thought walking and eating would’ve made us so tired?? Good news is, I have no work today…

But, I still do have that to do list I’ve been working on for over a week now. Seriously, how did I ever work and get everything done before?? Gotta get to it! Vacation in 5 days 🙂

QUESTIONS: What helps you cross everything off your to-do list? I keep getting sidetracked and need some tips!!

March 21, 2011

Challenges, “Cheese” and Chucky <3

Happy Monday! I know those two words don’t go together.. But I’m trying to be positive people – Plus, Monday is now O.V.E.R. 🙂

I’ve been a baddd blogger – Only posted two times in the past 14 days :/ It’s been rough getting back into my routine since I got back from vacation. But I think today is just what I needed and I am starting to feel back to normal!

Yesterday I ran a 5k for Colon Cancer in Memory of my Uncle Chuck in Washington DC with my entire family. He lost his battle almost 3 years ago and we’ve made an effort to support this cause as much as possible since then. This is probably the only time you wont hear me complain about waking up at 6am on a Sunday Morning to run in 35 degree weather.

I finished the 3.1 miles in 28 minutes! Last year it took me 34 minutes so that is a PR 🙂 I also stopped to talk to someone so I’m thinking I added an extra minute onto my time. I placed 197th out of 3000 so I’m happy with it. The person who crossed the finish line first finished in 14:43 – insane!

Team Schwink ❤ Miss you Uncle Chuck

Friday night was spent with some of my favorite girls – We headed out to Blue Agave for dinner and visited a few bars after. I thought the food was a little overrated but the sangria was delicious! I rarely go out anymore but when i saw that the temperature hit 78 degrees I was ready for a fun night out. Mission accomplished 🙂

I’m finally unpacked, eating healthy and back to the gym will return to the gym tomorrow!

I haven’t shown a full days eats in FOREVER so here it goes..

Breakfast: Blue Green Machine

I am officially addicted to adding spinach to my smoothies now! I know I’m a little late to jump on the bandwagon with this but I’m glad I finally did – If you have slacked even longer than I have, don’t wait any longer..

Blue Green Machine

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 5 ice cubes
  • handful of baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 heaping spoonful of  brown rice protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp nunaturals stevia baking blend with fiber

Directions

  • Blend everything together and enjoy in your favorite glass with a straw

I love that you can only taste fruit in this smoothie because let’s be honest…slurping up a leaf doesn’t sound extremely appetizing! This is definitely a breakfast that will wake you up. You can never go wrong with extra energy on a Monday morning 🙂

Lunch: Dippy Egg, Muenster Cheese and Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Thin

Julie turned me on to Cinnamon raisin bagel thins.. But I decided I didn’t like them with just cream cheese so when I mentioned that to her she told me I  had to have one with melted cheese… Obviously if cheese is involved I’m in! Julie’s a genius… These are perfect and only about 200 calories

Is it just me or does breakfast food taste 100x better than usual when you have it for lunch or dinner??

I was excited to see that my blog had over 6,000 hits on Saturday – That’s another PR! I think I owe it all to Angela for posting my S’mores Dairy Free Vegan Ice Cream Recipe. Angela always has amazing looking recipes and pictures that make my mouth water. The most recent one I bookmarked was her butternut squash mac n cheeze. I made this tonight and it is to.die.for.

Did I mention it was healthy?

Butternut Squash Mac N Cheeze – 2 ways – Oh she Glows

I promise to be back on my healthy eating, fitness and blogging routine tomorrow. Have a good night 🙂

QUESTIONS: How many push ups can you do in a row? 11! What is your favorite comfort food? ice cream, pizza, and mac & cheese – all things that include dairy which I’m allergic to…awesome.