Hello my loves! First of all, let me tell you that I have missed you all so much. I can’t wait to share recipes with you soon!
As you probably know Tony and I headed to Australia to spend time together and attend one of my best friend’s wedding. I already miss the bright blue water and silky smooth sand on my toes. The smell of the ocean, too.
We took a flight from Chicago to LA, then headed to Sydney. Our travel time was long and draining, but we flew Qantas which I highly recommend! Our flight was fairly comfortable, and we especially loved the service, free snacks, and safety. The inside of the plane was gorgeous, too. What are your favorite airlines?
When we arrived in Sydney, we checked into the 1888 Hotel. It’s a small boutique hotel and overall we really enjoyed it! Our room was beautiful, bright and clean; everything we could have hoped for.
Hi. I missed you. We are in need of some quality time together, don’t you think?
I arrived home from Australia on Sunday. You guys, it was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on; Tony (my boyfriend) and I had such an amazing time! Don’t worry; I’ll be sharing all of my photos and details of my trip soon. For now, I’m busy getting caught up at work, unpacking suitcases, and catching up on sleep.
In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a fun event I’m taking part of: Avo Awards by Avocados from Mexico! With Hollywood’s Big Night coming up on March 2nd, Avocados from Mexico is creating a fun event on their Facebook page.
So what is it, you ask?
Some of my favorite avocado recipes are going up against three other bloggers in a friendly Facebook competition. It’s super easy to vote for your favorite recipes in the Avo Awards by visiting Avocados from Mexico’s Facebook page February 21-March 5.
Amazing Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Breakfast Bars – they taste like banana bread! No flour, butter, eggs, or dairy in this healthy recipe!
How was your weekend? Hope it was sweet! I’m in the middle of a juice cleanse and it’s been completely amazing! I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it.
This past weekend I spent a lot of time in the kitchen developing recipes because I know I’ll be in Australia for the next few weeks and wanted to catch up on blogging. It’s amazing how much time I can spend myself when I’m cooking and baking; my heart feels content.
But damn, can we just talk about these bars?
Breakfast is looking sweet with that pretty chocolate drizzle. Am I right or what?
Of course they are a healthy version of sweet because you know I’m always looking out for your dietary needs and waistline.
Just kidding. I’m really only making recipes up that seem interesting; things that I like to eat, bake, and create! I’ve realized that my body loves natural foods — and these bars are exactly that. No flour, eggs, dairy, or butter!
A healthy stir fry made with chicken, veggies, and an incredible coconut-ginger brown rice! You’re going to love this easy meal!
So you probably know by now that traveling is one of my favorite things to do. Isn’t it amazing how traveling the world can open up your eyes to new feelings, people, and things that you’d never thought you’d do or see? Each time I go somewhere new, I’m learning something about myself. And guess where I’m going next? Australia!
My boyfriend and I are leaving in less than 2 weeks; we’re beyond excited to explore beautiful beaches, surf, snorkel, relax, hike, and eat amazing food.
Speaking of amazing food, I’ve been trying to keep things light in preparation for my trip. A body like Beyoncé is on my list To-Do List for 2014,but I have to admit that it’s pretty hard to make that happen when you work at a place that makes cake products, frosting, cereal, and more. Basically I just eat all day.
I do feel like I’m off to a good start though; my workouts are consistent and I’ve been eating well. I’m really into clean eating lately (minimal processed foods). Since I LOVE Mexican and Asian flavors, I’ve been enjoying a lot of vegetarian taco salads and stir-frys.