Three Tasty Mexico City Markets to Explore

Last week, my husband and I had our belated honeymoon in Mexico City! With a week to see as many sights as possible, I planned a weeklong itinerary that included museums, cultural and heritage sites, lots of food, and also some down time to rest. Much has been said about Mexico City, and rightly so. I scoured the internet for advice, guides, and itineraries, and … Continue reading Three Tasty Mexico City Markets to Explore

Unique New York: Mother of Pearl

I recently got back in touch with two friends from high school at a reunion (which one I won’t say) and suggested meeting up for drinks at a tiki bar that had piqued my interest, Mother of Pearl, which has been serving Polynesian-themed drinks and vegetarian food for the past few years in the East Village. It looked absolutely kitschy and I had to check … Continue reading Unique New York: Mother of Pearl

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After a Month of No Sugar

After a long 31 days, I completed a no-sugar month challenge. As I wrote in the last post, I was in the midst of a month-long elimination of added sugars. While I could eat fruit, I did not eat any added sugars – natural or artificial – which meant no sugar, honey, agave, stevia, or similar. I carefully checked ingredients of everything at the store … Continue reading After a Month of No Sugar

Updates from a No Sugar Month Challenge

Today is August 13, which means I’ve gone 13 days without added sugar! In my last post, when I recapped my Uber Frugal Month Challenge, I mentioned I would be embarking on a new challenge for August. This month, I am doing my very best not to eat anything with added sugar. So far, I have made it through and wanted to share my reflections … Continue reading Updates from a No Sugar Month Challenge

Things I Learned from Doing an “Uber Frugal Month”

Today is the first day of August, meaning that I have made it through the “Uber Frugal Month Challenge” as posed by the inspirational blogger, Frugalwoods, who retired young with her husband and now baby. Her challenge was to prepare yourself for a month of frugal spending and then live as frugally as you can. During the month of July, Mrs. Frugalwoods sent daily emails … Continue reading Things I Learned from Doing an “Uber Frugal Month”

Eating my way through the Dominican Republic

Groan… another food post?! About the Dominican Republic? Yes of course!! Maybe you missed the Dominican Food Week series (part 2 and part 3) from when I lived in Santo Domingo, but have no fear. I was back in June to visit friends and family and also attend a friends’ wedding at a resort. It was great to be back and to see everyone. Besides … Continue reading Eating my way through the Dominican Republic