I don’t like tacos… said no Juan ever!
Do y’all want to know how I found out about Nickel & Diner (and a lot of the other restaurants I’ve been to in New York City)? I literally googled “cool brunch spots in NYC” one day during my lunch break and hit the jackpot. I usually rely heavily on Instagram for foodie advice but I decided to take a chance on a random Refinery29 article I found, and we were not disappointed!
If you had seen how much bacon I ate this weekend (hint: too much), you would never know that I had been a semi-pescetarian for over 10 years. I still don’t eat much red meat nowadays, and prefer to stick with locally sourced meats, so I always enjoy finding yummy new vegetarian restaurants while in New York City. Which worked out well the other weekend for both my sister and I since she’s a pretty strict vegetarian.
After a little research, I picked out by CHLOE for our first meal together in the city and we were not disappointed by all of the hype!
There’s nothing that I love for breakfast more than a good bagel. Most mornings I stick with my usual smoothie, but if I’m in the city I like to indulge myself. Because although I’m not one to try and perpetuate stereotypes, New York City honestly has the BEST bagels and pizza in the world.
And one of my favorite spots in the city to grab a breakfast bagel that will fulfill all of my cravings is Black Seed Bagels in the Nolita area.
After a weekend filled with bagels and a little too much wine (although, who am I kidding, one can never drink too much wine!), I’ve been trying to detox and put my body back on track. Which means hitting the gym extra hard and eating clean, i.e. eating salads for lunch at work and lots of protein for dinner. And drinking lots and lots of smoothies for breakfast.
If you ask any of my coworkers, they’ll tell you that most mornings I come into work with my work BlackBerry in one hand and a smoothie in the other. Smoothies are just such easy ways to sneak extra fruits (and veggies sometimes) into your diet, that it’s hard not to love them. Plus the way that I make my Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie is so decadent that it almost tastes like I’m eating dessert for breakfast!
I love food. I love talking about it and eating it (duh), but I’m not the best cook out there. I ate out a lot in college, or heated up frozen meals in my apartment’s tiny kitchen, so it’s not like I had a lot of practice before I graduated and moved into my big girl apartment. Granted, I can make a mean shrimp risotto but otherwise I usually stick with fajitas or pasta.
Which is why I love avocado toast and eat it at least a few times a week. It’s easy and quick to make, but at the same time is healthy and packed with dense nutrients.