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2015 Best Restaurant Meals in Austin: Master’s Degree Celebration at Qui

After several years of what felt like endless paper writing, research, evening classes, presentations, sleepless nights, exams, and internships, grad school finally drew to a close at the end of this summer.  There were moments when I questioned whether it would ever end, whether I would actually make it through the tunnel where the dim light at the end grew all too slowly.
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I’m the Worst Food Blogger Ever (but I’m writing for Culture Map Now!)

The title of this post pretty much sums up where I am right now.  Since I started a new internship for my super secret other-career, I’ve been keeping my head down in my work.  While I’ve certainly been eating well,
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Update! 21 Days for Good Challenge with Snap Kitchen

I have one week remaining in Snap Kitchen‘s 21 Days for Good Challenge and so far, I’ve been feeling pretty dang fabulous.  Looking back at my goals, I see that my energy level is remaining high, I’ve been staying focused on my work, and not having to shop and cook frees up more time for me to spend with loved ones.  I even managed to sneak in an extra hour or two of sleep here and there.
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Eating Clean: 21 Days for Good Challenge with Snap Kitchen

I just picked up the first 3 days of food for Snap Kitchen’s #21DaysForGood challenge.  Starting tomorrow, I’ll be eating clean and healthy meals for 21 days, according to their Snap Commit plan.  I’ll also continue my training and pushing myself physically and mentally everyday.
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Raw, Cold Pressed Juice Cleanse with Austin Skinny Limits

I’ve been making my own juices at home for over a year now and I absolutely love it. I own a centrifuge and a masticating/ slow/ cold press juicer (review to follow). I normally juice every other morning, alternating between that and smoothies.
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My Picks for The Very Best Happy Hour Spots in Austin

Happy hour was a novel thing for me when I moved to Austin. See, due to stupid BC liquor laws, it’s illegal to mark drinks down by time of day in Vancouver. Naturally, I’ve been taking full advantage of discounted drinks here ever since.
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Chef in Residence by Butter on the Endive in Vancouver

Every so often, a dining opportunity arises that actually excites me and it’s rarely in a restaurant setting.  Good food comes easily in Vancouver but genuinely engaging culinary experiences are few and far between. Owen Lightly of Butter on the Endive is the brains and hands behind Chef in Residence: a Collaborative Food Project that took place in May. 
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Best Natural Way to Trap and Kill Fruit Flies with Vinegar

With fresh fruits and vegetables come the dreaded fruit flies.  These teeny tiny buggers aren’t harmful but they do multiply and are highly irritating.  When the weather turned warm, we noticed more and more flying around in our kitchen.  I used a very simple and all natural method to trap and kill them. 
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Cocktail Writing and Photography in Vancouver BC and Austin TX: Whiskey Cocktails at Haddington’s

Last year, bartenders in San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland made some of the best cocktails that have touched these lips.  I’m always on the quest to experience the best cocktails that every city I visit has to offer. At the end of the day though,
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Unique, Edible Wedding Bouquet, Boutineers, and Arrangements Ideas with Vegetables for Food Lovers

As food lovers, my husband and I centered our wedding theme around our shared passion. Apart from having fantastic (dare I say) food for our dinner reception, our decorations were food themed as well. 
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