DIY Fruit Parfait

20140902_072338This morning I woke up with a craving for fresh fruit over yogurt.  I had a little bit of fiber one cereal underneath the fruit (you can’t see) and then I cut up what we had in the fridge to top it all off: raspberries, 1/4 plum, 1/3 banana, 1/4 peach.  It was DELIIIIC.  These babies are so easy to make in the morning before work!  My favorite yogurt that I’m using right now is VANANA from trader joe’s (a blend of vanilla and banana~ yummm).

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend!

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Fruit Smoothie: Strawberries, Banana and Oatmeal


This past Saturday I was really craving a jamba juice smoothie~ but out of laziness I stayed home and tried to create a healthy version of what I wanted.

adjust this recipe below as desired:

1/4 cup of dried oatmeal

5 strawberries cut in half

1 small banana

1 cup of milk

sprinkle of chia seeds and ground flax seeds inside the smoothie (and again on top for garnish)

Throwback Thursday: Roomie Wine Night!

soooo this wine night happened (literally) a year ago.  i founds these pictures in my draft pile and i couldn’t believe i hadn’t already posted about it!  *sigh *  i’m so freaking behind on life you guys.

below we ordered dinner from a local mexican joint near her apartment in beverly hills.  it was really delicious and reminded me of a small mexican shop in sacramento when i was growing up.  we of course down the dinner with 2 bottles of wine and really had the night of our lives.  haha just the two of us.

so much fun and just looking at these pics takes me back. xo

happy thursday everyone!!



delicious dessert!  cupcakes and ice cream =)


Thirsty Thursdays: Sofia Rose 2013


As you know, I’m on the hunt for a really great rose.  So far…I haven’t found one I love. >.<  This rose was light, crisp and a little flat/bitter.  It went down very easy and people were all taking glasses, but I wasn’t a fan.  I’m not sure what I’m looking for…perhaps something on the sweeter side?  maybe even a slight carbonation?  who knows.  but this was for sure not it.  disappointing since i had high hopes for francis ford coppola’s wine.

Easy Homemade Bibimbap


Cooking is for SURE not my forte.  If I have a whole day to prepare for a meal or a party, I can do it.  But cooking dinner after work is really really hard.  (Anyone with me??)

So, to make dinners easy at home, I go to the Korean Market on Sundays and buy a ton of side dishes that can easily be eaten with rice or in bibimbap.  That way after work I just need to put things together.  Below I grabbed some of my favorite side dishes, added it on top of freshly cooked rice and topped it with a fried egg and some roasted sesame seeds.  (I have a really heavy sesame seed hand.  My mom always laughs about how I can never put on a sprinkle, I dump a huge serving down. *Sigh *).  Oh, and one really cool trick that my mom added to bibimbap was lettuce!  It adds a delicious, fresh crunch to this hot dish.

xo  Happy Hump Day!! xo  Hope this little tip helps you busy folk!

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