This Week’s Small Pleasures #59

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I really wasn’t too happy about the 100 degree weather that hit us for several days this week but I still managed to slip in 4 workout days. These were my happy moments this week: Continue reading

Wind Around The World

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Wind is actually one of my favorite elements. It cools me off when I’m too hot, it blows me away and let’s me have fun. Although at times, wind can be destructive (as any element can), it can also be very useful and even create energy!

I remember as a little kid going to one of the far ends in a big cruise ship and being blown away by the wind. I remember I could let go and it would carry me. One of my greatest wind memories.  Continue reading

Monthly Best Of: July 2015

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Apart from a freak accident, dropping a glass jar resulting in 5 stitches in my ankle, this month was pretty chill. I did a lot of cooking. Tried pressure canning for the first time and enjoyed our garden tremendously. I loved being able to harvest my own dinner, mostly. I also got creative in the kitchen. Yesterday, I was in the bathroom at my crossfit gym, and this woman randomly takes out a big ass zucchini from her bag and asks me if I want it. She said she had just picked it, and I accepted, cause why not? I had no idea what to do with it but a few hours later we were eating delicious homemade paleo chocolate zucchini bread.  Continue reading

Street Food of the Philippines

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This Southeast Asian country is known but it’s many beautiful beaches, waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown, but don’t let us forget about the food. Their combination of sweet and salty will have your taste buds dancing. Trying the street food should be an adventure in itself as a foreigner.

Next time you are in the Philippines why not try a banana-q which is a whole banana or plantain skewered on a short thin bamboo stick, rolled in brown sugar, a kamote-q which is a peeled sweet potato skewered on a stick, covered in brown sugar and then fried or some fish balls or squid balls which are skewered on bamboo sticks then dipped in a sweet or savory sauce. Continue reading

This Week’s Small Pleasures #58

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Here are my week’s small pleasures: Continue reading

Driving Etiquette Around the World

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Mastering the language or learning the local customs might be quite challenging in foreign countries, but driving in such unfamiliar places can be very intimidating and even a bit scary.

Did you know that in Romania it is illegal to drive in an “excessively dirty” car? Or that in India cows have the right of way?

If you are brave enough to take on driving in a foreign country, it might help to know a few things before doing so. The infographic below might help: Continue reading

Bright Berry Beet Smoothie

I promise, roasted beets are awesome in smoothies. Not only do they make the prettiest color, beets are really good for you! When roasted their natural sweetness comes out and they also taste more delicious. Add berries and a few other ingredients, and you got a super nutritional and tasty smoothie! Continue reading