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  • White Castle Impossible Burger
    Food

    White Castle – Impossible Slider

    I’ve recently gotten in to veggie burgers. My favorites to make at home so far have been black bean burgers. They are a great weeknight meal because they’re so quick to make and so tasty as well. Not to mention healthy! So when White Castle reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try out their new plant-based burgers I was all for it. White Castle recently launched the Impossible Slider. Impossible Burgers make the patties and since White Castle is known for their sliders it has become the Impossible Slider there. It’s made to look and smell like beef, but is all plant based. White Castle was also…

  • Star Wars pancakes
    Food

    Star Wars Pancakes

    I need to preface this post by saying the pancakes did not turn out too hot. In the end, they looked okay, but not great. About a month ago when I was having a browse on the Williams Sonoma website, I saw they had Star Wars pancake molds. They looked so fun and who wouldn’t want to eat a pancake in the shape of Yoda or a storm trooper? So I bought the kid and it came with a storm trooper, yoda, R2D2, and Darth Vader. I used my trusty Aunt Jemima pancake mix and started making them. So like I said they didn’t end up that great looking so…

  • Manhattan Clam Chowder
    Food

    Manhattan Clam Chowder

    Are you a soup person? One of my favorite soups is manhattan clam chowder. I don’t drink it that often, but when I do I usually get the Campbell’s version. However, a while ago I made it myself and it was pretty easy! I believe the recipe I used was from the Food Network, with a few minor changes. The recipe calls for 5 cups of clam juice or five 8 ounce bottles and 7 cloves of garlic. I cut down on the garlic to 5 cloves and I substituted 2 of the clam juice bottles for chicken broth. Other than that I followed the recipe so click above if you’re…

  • Japan & Hong Kong Starbucks Mugs
    Culture,  Food,  Travel

    Japan & Hong Kong Vacation Recap

    I changed the theme on my blog last night. What do you think of the new layout and look? I’m really liking the change! I do have some little kinks to work out, but other than that I’m loving it. Now that I’ve been back from my Asian vacation for 2 weeks, I thought I’d do a quick recap, highlight some of my favorite things, and share what I didn’t get to do that I want to do in the future. Japan My flight to Japan was a smooth 12-13 hour flight from Newark, NJ to Tokyo, Japan. Japan was amazing! The people are super nice, polite, and helpful. It’s…

  • Teva Flatform Sandal
    Entertainment,  Fashion,  Food,  Life,  Travel

    August 2018 Favorites

    Can you believe it’s already September? I can’t! Even yesterday when it was the last day of August, it didn’t really hit me that it was the end of August. I have just a few favorites to share this month. I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot lately, but I think when you’re busy you just have less time to think about what you’re really loving lately. First up, if you follow my blog and/or my social media accounts regularly then you know I spent the first half of August in Japan and Hong Kong. While in Japan we had pretty great weather, despite sweating to death in…

  • Hummus Flatbread Sandwich
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    Hummus & Flatbread Sandwich

    Okay, so this isn’t really a sandwich, but I didn’t know what else to call it. Last summer (I think it was last summer), I was at my friends’ house for dinner. They grilled some dinner for the 2 or 3 of us that came over. One of the things my friend made was a  little hummus filled flatbread with onions and diced tomato. He spread hummus on the flatbread, added some onions and tomato, put another piece of flatbread on top, wrapped it in foil, and put on the grill. It was really good! So I had to recreate it at home. These photos are from the last time I…

  • Hong Kong - Lord Stow's Egg Tarts
    Food,  Travel

    Foodie Diary: Hong Kong

    My trip to Hong Kong was filled with food. Seriously, so much food! As I did for Japan and previous other trips, I’m recapping what I ate. This isn’t everything as I skipped photographing most breakfasts and a few other meals here and there that didn’t seem significant enough to take photos of. I also missed some photos when I was at family dinners because it was hard to take photos. Chinese dinners are usually family style also so there are so many dishes – too many to photograph all of them! Without further ado let me share what I do have – which is still a lot! When we first…

  • Hong Kong Airport - United Lounge
    Food,  Travel

    Hong Kong -> Home

    Exactly one week ago I was on my way home from Hong Kong. You know, after a quick 15 hour flight. Honestly, the flight didn’t feel too bad because I was able to sleep for stretches of time and I watched 2 movies. It was very bizarre to leave Hong Kong at noon on my birthday and arrive back home in New Jersey around 3pm the same day. The week in Hong Kong was full of family, eating, and shopping. A lot of eating – I’m posting my Hong Kong food post tomorrow and there are so many photos! After being picked up from our hotel we arrived at the airport about…

  • The Peninsula - Hong Kong
    Food,  Travel

    Hong Kong Park + Afternoon Tea @ The Peninsula

    I’m officially back at work and still so sleepy by the afternoon. But this week is a busy one with social plans and possibly jury duty (please don’t pick me!) and an equally busy weekend coming up so maybe next week when things slow down I’ll feel more rested. Last Wednesday, on my last full day in Hong Kong, I started the morning off by going on a short walk in Hong Kong Park which is just a walk through Pacific Place and escalator ride away from my hotel. It was a short stroll so I didn’t explore much of the park besides the little pond and fountain. There’s a…

  • Vanilla & Black Sesame Ice Cream
    Food,  Travel

    Foodie Diary: Japan

    One of my favorite parts of traveling is eating – trying out different restaurants and cuisines. Today, as promised, I’m sharing most of my Japan eats from this trip. I’m not sharing every little thing, because honestly not everything is worth sharing like my eggs at breakfast and little random things. But here are all the things I ate that I thought were worth sharing! Junisoh An included tofu amuse bouche, tuna roll, and garlic fried rice.Vanilla ice cream with sweet bean paste for dessert. Kyushu Jangara Ramen with pork broth, chunks of pork, seasoned cod roe, and a hard boiled egg. Metropolitan Grill Included lamb amuse bouche, house marinated…