Sushi Class

Evening!

We’re finally back in the swing of going to the grocery store once and cooking dinner at home each night (day 3). But don’t expect that to last long…headed to La Jolla on Monday! Unfortunately I haven’t been feeling well this week (anyone else?) so I haven’t really wanted to cook. Ce la vie.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of a fun little break in the work day– a sushi making class at Bistro 31! I’ve been wanting to try making sushi at home, so this was perfect. We got to learn from the pros and made our own spicy tuna rolls. They made it all look so easy, but once I got my hands on the seaweed paper and rice, I quickly learned there’s an art to sushi making. The hardest part was cutting the roll, but it all tastes the same in the end, right? A little tip I would have never known about was to use a spoon to get the tuna to a “stirrable” consistency to make spicy tuna rolls. Who would’ve known!

We will be attempting to make sushi at home in the near future! Have you made it at home before? How did it turn out?


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Boston Snapshots

Evening, friends!

We went to Boston this past weekend for my first time and absolutely loved the city. I feel I have a lot more exploring to do on the East Coast–it is so beautiful!

We went to celebrate my good friend’s wedding. Congrats to Daniel & Logan! It was fun celebrating a sweet couple at the place where they met: Boston University.

Ryan & I arrived on Thursday and got to spend all of Friday touring around with my parents and brother and also most of Saturday. We explored along the Freedom Trail, posted up at a few coffee shops, did a little shopping on Newbury, toured around Boston University, went to the Isabella Gardner Museum and ate lots of delicious food–including cannolis from Mike’s Pastry. The best. I loved all the gorgeous ivy covered buildings, huge churches and cathedrals and all the history the city had to offer. Boston: I will be back :)
DSC03883                                    [iced almond milk latte from Thinking Cup]

DSC03902                                                   [walking along the Freedom Trail]

DSC03880                                        [ivy covered building along Commonwealth Avenue]

DSC03897                                           [grilled mac n cheese at Cheeseboy]

DSC03925                                                 [cute little coffee shop called Neighborhood Coffee]

DSC03885                                                        [salted caramel macaron--like father like daughter]

DSC03918                                                      [rainy day in the park with 2 of my favorite guys]

Ok, I’m off to bed–what a Monday it has been! Have YOU ever been to Boston? What were your favorite spots?

That Foodie Girl’s New Look!

Well….notice anything different?

You’re right! TFG got a facelift for the first time ever! I am so so happy with the new logo + look + tagline—what do YOU think?

I am still getting tabs organized, but soon the tabs will all be functioning and you will be able to search by city > type cuisine for your dining out and also search through all my (and some not mine) recipes to cook at home. I want to make it easier for those looking for a specific type of restaurant and to see what I have to say about it! In general, I’m only linking to the places I enjoy.

Now that TFG is looking nice and cleaned up, I am ready to take this thing to the next level and *hopefully* post more often and bring lots of awesome content your way!

In the meantime, be sure to my check out my new “About” page!

And for a few random things I want to share with you all…let’s call it life lately:

IMG_5237Our Tower Garden is up! This is after 1 week of growth. We are growing basil, cilantro, mint, lettuce, arugula, strawberries, kale, baby eggplant, sweet peppers, rainbow chard and chives. Yep, all on that tower!

IMG_5219I couldn’t believe the record cool temperatures we were having here in Dallas last week–in the 60s! So strange. I had to wear a jacket on our morning walk…I’ll take it! It made me excited for La Jolla in a few weeks! :)

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I’m back to my Juice Plus Complete smoothie obsession…almost every morning I make one!

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My other breakfast go-to these days are whole grain Vans waffles. It makes a boring weekday morning feel special. Is that just me?

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And on weekends, we let ourselves have what we want :) I made a run to Village Baking Company, my new favorite bakery in town. I love how it’s a traditional French bakery, no frills, just incredible pastries and bread. It was a cool, overcast morning, so it was perfect couch time with my husband to just relax and enjoy the morning. The best time of day!!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far! Please let me know what you think about the new design in the comments below! I would love to hear from you!

 

 

Finally the weekend

Wow this week felt long! Did it drag on for anyone else?

I was very busy and hardly ever stopped moving, but for some reason I was just so not in the mood to be working. But I persevered and hellooooo Friday evening! (I believe it’s time to pour a glass of wine!)

So as usual, I’m looking back quite  a few weeks, but better late than never. This time it’s the 4th of July weekend. I realize I already recapped with some iPhone photos, but I just wanted to share a few snapshots of the weekend spent in Austin with my family and amazing friends.

Before I do that, I wanted to get an A-MEN for no plans this weekend (except for church + brunch of course)…and a dinner tonight with an old friend and her husband. Being the planner I am, I plan to relax, hopefully get some pool time, read, sleep in and maybe make this, but don’t hold me to it. P.S. I have slacked recently on my New Year’s resolution of trying a new recipe every week…but I am ok with that. Happy weekend, friends.

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