Food, Home, Recipes, Uncategorized

My Favorite Open Faced Sandwich

This recipe idea came to me all because of one ingredient – my favorite chipotle lime mayo. It’s by the brand Primal Kitchen and oh my is it delicious. You can get this at Whole Foods, Kroger, Target, etc. It’s approximately $8 for a jar, which is steep for a mayo, but I’m telling you…it’s worth it.

All you need is:

  • bread (whole grain preferably)
  • chipotle lime mayo
  • arugula
  • 1-2 eggs
  • seasoning (salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, etc.)

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Home, Travel, Uncategorized

Iceland 2017: Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland is hands down one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. The mountains, the glaciers, the waterfalls…all straight out of a nature documentary. It was also just nice to go to a place that’s not overflowing with people. Many of the stops that we made while driving were very peaceful and it was so refreshing to just experience quiet beauty for once.

In terms of how I got there, we flew from Dallas, TX to Minneapolis, MN to Reykjavik, Iceland. The flight from Minneapolis to Reykjavik was approx. 6 hours which is not bad at all. It was me, my parents, and our close family friends who we travel with often (7 of us total.) We had a tour guide that drove us around for the week, which I would definitely recommend if you are with a group. The guide was very knowledgeable and the van fit all of our stuff comfortably. And yes, the moms did bring an entire bag each of just Indian snacks that were both subjected to additional security scanning at the airport. Some things never change. Continue reading “Iceland 2017: Land of Fire and Ice”

Food, Home, Restaurants, Uncategorized

Wabi House

Wabi House in Lower Greenville is hands down my favorite ramen place in Dallas. They have one vegetarian ramen dish and it is good.

The veggie ramen consists of noodles, enoki and shiitake mushrooms, snap peas, bok choy, corn, scallion, bamboo shoots and mayu oil. I always like the veggies that come with any ramen bowl but what really needs to be on point is the broth. I love their broth. It has a great earth-y flavor to it and is seasoned perfectly. I like to add an egg on top because I love the flavor of a nice, runny yolk mixed in with the broth.

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Chronicles of a Vegetarian

To my fellow vegetarians, I wanted to dedicate a space on my blog to discuss restaurants that I love. Whether they have a lot of vegetarian options or just a single standout dish, I want to share my dining experiences with y’all!

One of the most annoying things about being someone who loves to try new restaurants and foods is that oftentimes there are very few or even zero options for those that have dietary restrictions. I really appreciate the places that have good options and not just the standard salad. I also love substituting items so I will also discuss that when those situations come up.

I would love if y’all shared your experiences or your favorite places to eat as well 🙂

Beauty, Home, Makeup, Uncategorized

Review: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer

I’m extremely picky about concealer. As someone who does not use liquid foundation daily, I place a lot of importance on having a good concealer. I have searched high and low for the perfect one to cover hyper pigmentation while also looking natural on the skin. A couple years ago, I actually had found one that I really liked and it was a super random one…the Revlon Age-Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer. I used this one for years and loved it. I can’t even tell you how many times I have repurchased it. But, then I noticed that many stores were not carrying it anymore and I started to get worried that it would get discontinued. Why does this always happen to me? *Sigh* Continue reading “Review: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer”

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Review: Milani Multitasker Face Powder

Our relationship started years ago. I was searching for the perfect foundation and after almost giving up entirely, the Milani Multitasker came into my life. I’ve never been the biggest fan of liquid foundation. High-end, drugstore…you name it, I’ve tried it. It didn’t matter the formulation or the method of applying…I could always feel it on my face and I hated that. Emilynoel83 (OG youtuber) talked about this powder and said it had the coverage of a liquid foundation, so I knew I had to check it out.

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Review: EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

Daily sunscreen usage is one of those things that every skincare expert says is an absolute must to protect your skin and it’s one of the most effective ways in preventing signs of aging. For years and years, I kept hearing this advice but never really took heed because I hated all sunscreens that I tried. Too thick, too smelly, too greasy…the list goes on. I knew of the benefits but I wasn’t willing to risk my skin breaking out so I put off trying to find one that worked, especially since it seemed like I had tried them all.

In a recent trip to Austin, the topic of sunscreen came up between some of my girlfriends and one of them mentioned the EltaMD UV Clear being her absolute favorite. She said she found it through all the amazing reviews it had. I was definitely interested so I looked it up and she was absolutely right…raving reviews. It actually baffled me that somehow this product had gone under my radar, because I am always reading about skincare. I immediately purchased it and after trying it for the first time…never looked back. Continue reading “Review: EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46”