It’s become a tradition for my family to travel to St. Petersburg, Florida once a year for some beach and family time. My nana and papa started this tradition, and it has since extended to my parents, my brothers, my nieces and I. We usually spend some time at the beach, at restaurants and browsing […]

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Onyx Coffee Lab values finding unique and sustainably sourced coffee from all over the world. This seasonal blend, Tropical Weather, celebrates coffees from Ethiopia. It’s perfect for an iced coffee, sans half and half, or if you must, a tiny splash. The flavor is decadent on its own boasting berry and plum notes. It’s light […]

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Located in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood, Currant Bistro is flooded with natural light and friendly brunch goers during the morning. Catch breakfast from 7 – 11am. Be sure to snag a seat during this window as the kitchen shuts down mid-day until dinner. The bistro is located inside The Sound Hotel. It’s a […]

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Not that you should ever feel guilty about eating doughnuts, but this may be the healthiest doughnut recipe I’ve created or eaten so far. It’s got sour cream instead of anything heavy. The doughnut batter also has vanilla protein in it and there’s matcha in the frosting. So if you’re looking for a light, refreshing […]

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I usually drink a foamy cappuccino or iced coffee with a splash of half and half for breakfast, so as you can infer, not much sweetness or sugar. I was weary of trying out this recipe from having too many sweet drinks from Starbucks gone terribly wrong, or from getting iced coffee so watery it […]

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Hello Winter! I can’t say I’m loving the hibernation season, but there’s some tips and tricks we can use to make it feel like the weather is sunny and bright. Take dessert for example. Throw in a bright fruit with a glaze on top and you’ve got yourself some indoor sunshine. Not to mention, some […]

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Try out this cozy roasted grape & walnut, pecorino cheese salad with a balsamic vinaigrette. It’s got different types of baby lettuces for this salad, including arugula, and a mix of kale, chard, and spinach. It makes for varying shapes, sizes and nutrients in the mix. Ingredients – Salad baby chard, kale, and spinach lettuce […]

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Eating healthy when going out to eat proves a challenge even for the most vigilant menu browsers. So whenever I come across a restaurant that offers nutritious, tasty meals for both sit down, on the go, and coffee options, I’m all for documenting. Jot these down for your next trip to Chicago, IL.

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This past week I visited St. Petersburg, Florida and stopped by Bandit Coffee Co. My brother and I ordered cold brews and fried chicken biscuit sandwiches. Bandit is in the heart of the St. Petersburg artsy district. This shop has plenty of space for seating, an open floor plan, and floor to ceiling windows on […]

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Just about the quickest, fanciest, most impressive of appetizers, are cheese boards! & no, they aren’t all overwhelming to build. But watch the price point on your cheese blocks. It adds up quickly. There is an art that comes with cheese board construction, but let’s keep it simple. In general, keep in mind to always […]

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Dark chocolate truffles might be the most decadent, simple dessert of all time. Not to be dramatic. What’s better, is that these truffles have nutella in them. Mhm, try them out and thank me later. Ingredients 2/3 c. heavy cream 12 oz. bittersweet dark chocolate 1 Tbs. nutella 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/3 c. cocoa […]

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Seattle is known for its coffee. If you’re in town, you could spend weeks trying out all the local shops. The most highly visited option to visit is the original Starbucks located in Pike Place Market. While that option is great, it’s usually got a line packed out the door and down the length of […]

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