It’s almost the end of the work week!!! What better way to start this post, than with one of my favorite posts this week. One of my favorite bloggers, Nicole (hey girl hey!) wrote a post that brought a smile to my face and reminded me how wonderful family can be; and being with them can bring such happiness. Check it out!
Not enough room to pack in my bag -this is what I wore on my traveling day!
This isn't good-bye, just see you later.
I left Matilda with the only person I would trust besides my family. Actually, I trust her because she is like family! I miss Matilda so much. I keep thinking I hear her little paws clicking on the marble floor.
Twas a rainy day
The first part of my flight was delayed so when we landed I had less than 15 minutes to run across the airport at Detroit to make it to my connecting flight. By the time I got to the gate they were already boarding. But I made it!
I took some pictures of some interesting things my parents have.
Check it out peeps!
Fufu flour aka plaintain flour, Kefir made from goat’s milk, Dr. Kracker crackers, German bread (NEELA!), pomegranate seeds, and tamarind.
They actually have Sabra! So smooth!
My parents have good taste. But I am kind of surprised that the only nuts in the house were macadamias! I think this is because my mom can’t really eat nuts anymore since she got braces. After my dad got back from his long walk, we made breakfast together.
A papaya cut just in time; perfect!
I made a fruit salad.
I love the variety of fruits my parents have!
The chocolate chips I plan on kidnapping!
On the side is some cottage cheese and fruits.
Cottage cheese in my oats!
I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try a style of oats I see on April’s blog. Afterall, this lady definitely knows what’s up! My mom just followed me as if it was a rule. She’s so cute! I think she thinks I’m Queen of Oats or something. If she saw what all you other talented folks create, her mind would be blown.
For lunch I made a wrap and stir-fry.
I swear my parents have been reading food blogs. These wraps were the Flat-Out ones I see frequently around the blogosphere. Inside my wrap? Sabra hummus of course! Also some organic girl baby spinach, tomato, and the best medium cheddar I’ve ever tasted.
I also made a wrap for my dad.
When I first tasted the medium cheddar I exclaimed how good it was. Then he remarked that he thought it would taste good with apples. I agreed! So I made him a wrap with melted medium cheddar, cooked onion, and apple. I actually ended up taking the first bite. My excuse? I’m the king’s taste tester… you know… just in case someone tries to poison him?
Post Office adventure!
Afterwards we headed to the dry cleaners, then on to more important matters. I finally got to submitting two of my videos to a film festival up in Seattle. Fingers crossed!!! Then we went to the mall and I got some new sneakers. My mom also took me to this new lingerie boutique she went to the other day. They had so many pretty things! It reminded me of this Japanese intimacy boutique I went to the last time I was in New York. They had cute Betsey Johnson sets and Chantelle bralettes.
Dinner time rolled around…
Variety = lots of color!
I am totally taking advantage of the .79 cent avocados while I’m down here! I just cooked the vegetables in olive oil, salt, and squirts of lime juice. The beans were cooked with cumin and turmeric. All together? Tortilla, veggies, beans, Queso Fresco, corn and bean salsa + AVOCADO!
And two beautiful and inspiring young women gave me, along with some other wonderful ladies, an amazing award! Thank you Karina and Mitri.
I have to fill out this survey using only one word answers now….
1.Where is your cell phone? Bag
2.Your hair? Dirty
3. Your mother? Super-sweet
4. Your father? Mr. Logical
5. Your favorite food? Indian
6. Your dream last night? RANDOM
7. Your favorite drink? WhiteRussian (I made it one word!)
8. Your dream/goal? PREVAIL!
9. What room are you in? Bedroom
10. Your hobby? Dance
11. Your fear? Toothless
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Traveling
13. Where were you last night? Airport
14. Something you aren’t? Bitter
15. Muffins? Breakfast!
16. Wish list item? Projector
17. Where did you grow up? Germany/Florida
18. Last thing you did? Ate
19. What are you wearing? Pj’s
20. Your TV? AltonBrown
21. Your pets? Matildaaa
22. Your friends? RULE
23. Your life? Fortunate
24. Your mood? Content
25. Missing someone? Matilda!
26. Vehicle? GANGSTAAA’
27. Something you’re not wearing? Bra!
28. Your favorite store? Anthropologie
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When was the last time you laughed? NOW
31. Last time you cried? Wednesday
32. Your best friend? Mama
33. One place that I go over and over? Studiooo
34. One person who emails me regularly? Mom
35. Favorite place to eat? Indian!
and pass the award on to 5 other amazing bloggers! Oh my gosh do I really have to choose? For real, there are just way too many bright crayons to choose from. So… can I choose… everyone? Okay!
On the way home from the airport last night my mom told me that she shared my blog with some of her friends and co-workers and they were amazed. They told my mom that I should open up some kind of something! One of her friends actually suggested something that I can seriously consider in my near future – hosting “how-to” cooking clinics. Wouldn’t that be fun? Does anybody have any advice on this?
Hope you enjoy your day tomorrow. Heck it's Friday - do I even need to hope?
p.s. I want to make the FAQ video mañana - so keep the questions coming!