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Mixer Monday: Beach Brain Break

In ♥ & Soul, Community, De-Stress Saturday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Mixer Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Study Saturday, Sunday Fun Day, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 08/03/2015 at 08:45

Once I kicked👟 my dissertation📖 work into high gear transitioning from July into August, I’ve actually resisted turning away from my work💼 after several-hours⌚️ worth of “shifts” lately!

🎓Scholar Mode = In-the-Zone🌟

But to prevent myself from 🍳frying⚡️ my 💡brain💭 from dozens of hours⏰ in front of my 💻computer ~ executing💥 my challenges while exercising my 💪🏽strengths:

I had to ❤️break💔 away for a bit …

Especially since last night offered my 🌼summer🌻 📺shows!

Complete combo with this 🚢Captain’s⚓️ 🍹cocktail🍸

Wannabe Island Iced Tea

Beachy Scene: I call this bad boy my Myrtle Beach Iced Tea (as opposed to Long Island) that calls for Arnold Palmer (tea & lemonade named for the golfer) spiked w/your spirit(s) of choice ~ mine was Midori for melon flavor and green color ~ + a cherry on top … Or to sink this ship! 🌊🌴🍹🍋🍈🍒⚓️🚢

That can be served ❄️chilled🍧 and 🍉chunky🍌

Beachy Fruit Mix

Peachy Keen: Other fruit to add to the mix (sweet if they swim in the drink while you sip): peaches * pineapple * strawberries 🍑🍍🍓🍒🍹

🍺Cheers🍻 to this 😅chillaxation😜 session! Staycation –> 😲Vacay😵 😴Getaway💤

For those of you who have enough budgeted💸 ⌛️time⏳ and 💸💰money, try my Top 5 🌞Summer🌅 🌊Vacation🌴 ideas!

Foodie Friday: Fight Night & Game Grub ~ SBXLIX Edition

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/06/2015 at 11:45

With last weekend being full of festivities, we were in great food and company! My LMT girl Lisa and her hubby hosted Fight Night (UFC main event: Anderson Silva post-2013 leg injury) on Super Bowl Sunday Eve! Then I watched the Big Game with my Papa Jun!

The commonalities between both meals were:

    • pizza (Little Caesar’s & Pizza Hut)
    • dip (Ranch & Nutella)
    • oodles of noodles (post-fight & pre-game)
    • veggies (fresh & roasted)
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Fight Night Feast: {clockwise from top L} Little Caesar’s Pretzel Pizza from yours truly * fruit w/chocolate fondue made by yours truly (Nutella & Philadelphia Cream Cheese) * veggies w/Ranch dressing * slider sandwiches w/Dijon mustard, turkey & cheese (either Swiss or Munster)

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Portion control: Lisa sliced the pizza into smaller pieces, so more could be up for grabs!

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These slider sandwiches were a hit! Hands down: they scored a touchdown @ this table!

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Fun fact: Did you know that you burn more calories than you consume when you munch on celery due to the crunch? Challenge accepted!

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After the fruit was gone, a fellow cat mama & I turned to the carrots to dip into the chocolate!

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To top off my plate, I had my green drink to toast!

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Post-Fight: Rice Noodles w/meatballs ~ looks like this yummy bowl is Lisa‘s version of Pho!

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Pre-Game: My Ramen w/Salsa + P.I. Cheese on Toast

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Yes’sir, I AM the Ranch B*tch: from my salad to pizza (Supreme from the Hut)

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Almond Joy Pie: filled w/Nutella but bittersweet due to the Seahawks’ SB loss

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This post-game croissant-reminiscant breakfast: Cookie & Cocoa Butter Swirl goes nuts w/pecans & almonds ~ shaped like a ♥heart♥ for ♥Valentine’s♥ Day!

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Coffee pairs well w/Cookie & Cookie & Cocoa Butter Swirl + croissant!

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My Nanay satisfied my chili craving with this Super Bowl Southwestern-Style Chili Bowl! Maraming Salamat Po, Mommy Aya! Ma sarap!

 

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Add cheese to the mix!

 

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Dallop of Daisy: Add sour cream to the mix!

 

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Add avocado to the mix!

 

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Spoon ready to scoop ~ so ladle it on to lick!

 

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Let’s double-dip those chips!

 

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Chili Chip Pie, oh my!

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My mom went happy on kale, both in the chili & in these chips baked in EVOO + in this green drink complete con más avocado!

 

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Again, Context Media Health has been on point, as if it’s been reading my mind ~ this time, about Black Beans & Avocados!

 

Mixer Monday: Seahawk-tail for Team Spirit

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Mixer Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/02/2015 at 10:00

Happy Super Bowl XLIX Monday & Groundhog Day!!!

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BEFORE: ♪& I like Piña Coladas♫ {Escape song}

So, the Seattle Seahawks didn’t win, but all last week and this past weekend long, I repped them with my green drinks!

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AFTER: & as in Seattle ♫gettin’ caught in the rain♪ … + I score more than before w/green in this mix!

Midori made its way into my rocks glasses and mason jars!

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Fight Night Concoction: Crystal Lite Lemonade & Sprite Zero + Smirnoff Vodka + Midori Melon Liqueur = Healthy Vodka 7 Sweet ‘n’ Sour Victory Heaven

Go ♣Green♣

Mixer Monday: HOLYday Spirits

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Manic Monday, Mixer Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 01/05/2015 at 16:15

Oh yes, victory is sweet…

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Toasting to a #Cowboys 🌠 #TD! 🏉 Finally making it red & green Edwin! 🍹 C’mon #DallasCowboys 🎆 to pull a win! 🎇 #Midori 🍸 + #VirginBeer 🍻 = #Cheer 📢 #HOLYdaySpirits 🎅 #HOLYdaySpirit 🎄 #TeamSpirit 📢 #DeMarcoMurray 🏈 #HipHipHooray 🌟 #DISPObustAFlow 🎤 #DISPOsAlwaysFly 👊

CHEERS to the *Dallas Cowboys* for advancing in the NFL playoffs!

Here’s to you, Stuart Scott! R.I.P. ✌️

Mixer Monday: Seasonal Sweet & Sour

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Mixer Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 12/29/2014 at 19:45

HOLYday eats, including sweets, pair well with …

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I ♣lucked♣ out with the last bottle of Midori from H&H ~ who awards discount$ to ca$h-paying cu$tomer$

drinkable CHRISTmas treats to make the festive beat complete …

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Add skinny Skimpy Sweet & Sour to the mix for less calories + Cranberry Sprite for HOLYday spirits!

… As I dodge the sleet …

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Bring on the rocks glasses for CHRISTmas galore

… & stay toasty off the road.

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Stirred, not shaken, as I pour!

I went Beast Mode to load

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CHEERS to the CHRISTmas Birthday Boy who provided the original Midori Sour recipe!

… So I might as well reward with this award!

Mixer Monday: Beer, Liquor & Wine, Oh My!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Mixer Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 12/15/2014 at 16:15

Disclaimer: DON’T mix different alcohol, and ONLY drink in moderation … Plus DON’T drink and drive or text and drive.

In EP this past weekend, I enjoyed beverages of choice at the end of busy days, just from the safety of my friends’ homes.

Fine Wine pairs well with baking!

Wrap up 1 Midori bottle!

Chile con Cucumber vodka!

Thanks to my buddy Edwin (my Church bestie Evie‘s bro), we can enjoy his recipe when he visits for CHRISTmas/his birthday.

I’ll call it The Ed-winner!

1 part Midori
1 part whiskey sour mix
2 parts Sprite