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Cause, Effect, & Coffee.

KIGALI, RWANDA “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” - Mark Twain This first week in Kigali, Rwanda has been hard for me for a number of reasons - extremely spotty wifi, my left eye being bitten and blowing up to the size of about half of a large green grape twice, and being forced to inhale some[...]
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EASY MEALS 03 – SAVORY QUINOA BOWL.

Posted In: BeautifuLife | Food | recipes
I'm sure you're probably thinking, "Wow, this girl realllllly loves her eggs, cheese, quinoa, and greens." In all honesty, the truth is that yes, most of my homecooked meals are just variations of combinations and flavors, with many of the same ingredients - for a number of reasons. 1. My palate tends to crave the same things just with different methods of preparation, 2. I know these ingredients are good for me, and 3. It makes grocery shopping easy. I've been experimenting with this one for a little bit now, and I[...]
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Easy Meals 02 – Honey, I’m Gonna Leaf You in the Morning.

Posted In: BeautifuLife | Food | recipes
Leaves in the morning?? I know, I know. When I make this for friends for the first time, some of them look at me reluctantly, with a mild distaste, and say something along the lines of, "Really dude? You eat salad in the morning too?" I just smirk at them and give a confident and reassuring, "Trust me." This is a satisfying yet not over-filling breakfast that I make often because it's really tasty, easy, so quick to make (it's another 15-minute meal), and of course, healthy! Although I generally tend to keep my diet carb[...]
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Easy Meals 01 – Chicken Breast, Arugula, Quinoa, Lemon Vinaigrette.

Posted In: BeautifuLife | Food | recipes
I'm happy to say that I'm going to start including more food on my blog; both food that I eat at restaurants, and the meals I prepare myself. Eating healthy is a conscious decision I made a few years ago (after an entire lifetime of eating like a ridiculous, ignorant, and careless human being), and since then, my quality of life has improved drastically. To be clear, I'm no chef, and I won't proclaim myself a foodie. Although I LOVE food and eating (those who really know me know that I never stop eating), I wholehearted[...]
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Spontaneous SF Evenings.

Yesterday evening was spent in wonderful company. My friends took me out for a delicious poke + wings dinner at Pa'ina (a belated bday get-together), because I was invited to a screening of The Intern at the Kabuki Theater right next door. The food was absolutely delicious, full of flavor and very satisfying. Apparently Pa'ina has Wing Wednesdays, so wings are 25 cents a pop. How ridiculous is that?? If you ever go to this spot, make sure you get the Garlic Cilantro wings; they were definitely my favorite, though all were d[...]
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Lovely Day.

Posted In: Adventures | Food | Lifestyle | Style | trips
Yesterday we woke up early and took mom on a limo tour around Sonoma. We stopped by 3 different wineries for tastings, Artesa with the terrace view photographed below being everyone's all-around favorite. Having a driver when you're endlessly sipping delicious wine is definitely the way to go. We had the limo for 6 hours, so we took our time and adventured around. Such a relaxing way to spend the day with loved ones. In the evening we ended up at dad's house to watch the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight, where we enjoyed mor[...]
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