Category Archives: Food
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50 Points

I got the news right after my 25th birthday that I have high cholesterol. News which was accompanied by an ultimatum from the doctor: if it doesn’t come down, we’ll have to talk about medication. Not something I want.

Today, three months later, I have lost 12 pounds and my cholesterol is down almost 50 points. I even bought a bridesmaid dress this weekend that was two sizes smaller than I was wearing before. It’s been a good day. Read More! […]

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Messina Hof winery tour

This weekend I crossed #86 off my 101 in 1001 list – go to a wine vineyard by going to Messina Hof wine vineyard!

Messina Hof is in Bryan, Texas (about 1 1/2 hours from Houston). We went out for my dear friend Mariah’s birthday.

The tour
The public tour is a great deal – it’s only $5, which includes a tour (of the bed & breakfast, vineyard, processing, and bottling area) and 4-5 wine tastings (with instructions on how to properly enjoy Read More! […]

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Vegetarian Week

I’ve never been one who could diet for long periods of time (my most successful period was 8 months on Weight Watchers when I lost 15 pounds). I just can’t do it. I have this philosophy about food that it is more important to enjoy life than to count calories and be hungry just so I look better in photographs.
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Chipotle vs. Freebirds (and why I vote Chipotle)

I did an informal poll this weekend with a simple question – Chipotle or Freedbirds?

My favorite quote is from my very own boyfriend: “If I had to choose to save between a bus full of puppies and freebirds and had time for both I would choose freebirds just to be safe” Read More! […]

new crockpot!

Crock Pot Chocolate Cake

For Jason’s birthday, he got a shiny red crock pot (how very adult of him). We placed it next to my equally sophisticated Hello Kitty toaster (yes, it toasts Hello Kitty’s face on your toast and waffles) – and set to work tracking down slow cooker recipes. Read More! […]

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Guilty Summer Pleasures

It’s hot in Houston these days. Really, really hot. And you’ve got to have something to get you through. Below are my biggest summer guilty pleasures. Here are a few things I’m obsessed with these days: Read More! […]

Jason with breakfast for two at Ikea

Exploring Houston: Best Cheap Eats

Image: Jason, with breakfast for two at Ikea. Retail value: $8. Click2Houston recently released their 2009 list of Houston bests. This includes everything from “Best Waxing” to “Best Tea House.” (There is even a whole category of best wedding stuff). In my efforts to branch out and enjoy Houston for all it has to offer (and upon @deneyterrio and @longstation’s fervent suggestions to avoid all things chain restaurant in Houston), I am embarking on Read More! […]