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Now Trending – Best Links Week of 7.27

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I don’t have any fun stories for you this week like living through an earthquake. Since I’ll just sit here trying to be funny for 30 minutes, I’ll spare you and just give you the best links I found this week.

I want to visit NYC just to eat at these restaurants featuring food from far off places like Tibet, Venezuela and Sri Lanka.

I’m not the “all-inclusive resort” type… but these all-inclusive luxury resorts that are affordable (they’re making that term very liberal) look pretty awesome – especially the one in Utah.

Marisa from Uproot From Oregon’s Glacier National Park To Do List makes me want to pack my bags for Montana even faster than I typically want to pack my bags for Montana.

I hadn’t heard of a cooking club until this article from The Kitchn… and now I want to start my own. SF friends, who is going to join?

Being an adult is hard. You have to do things like pay rent and do your own laundry and clean out your fridge. These tips for keeping a home are really great (and I follow most of them!).

Do you think you’re a rational person? I don’t think that I am and this test tells me I’m definitely not.

Running and Fitness
I’m a huge fan of Runner’s Connect podcast, Run to the Top. I’ve been listening to Podcasts all week running slow, stiff recovery miles. I mentioned earlier this week I’m trying to lose weight right now and these eight nutrition tips for runners are great.

A collection of awesome running tweets. Fun fact: before I

These Protein Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches from the Vega team definitely have to happen soon. I’m thinking this weekend?

Despite realizing my diet is basically 40% fat (a little high), I still refuse to ever give up nut butter. Here are 12 Awesome Homemade Nut Butters I rounded-up for Brit + Co.

Here’s what your favorite ice cream flavor says about you. Mine depends on the day but I guess if someone told me I could only have one flavor the rest of my life… maybe mint chocolate chip?

Let’s keep the ice cream theme going today since summer (for everyone not in California) is almost over. Here’s ice cream and wine pairings you should try.

Chat with me:
What does your favorite ice cream flavor say about you? Do you keep your home clean and tidy? What’s the most interesting regional food you’ve eaten?

Now Trending – Best Links Week of 7.20

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I experienced my first earthquake in SF this week (not my first earthquake – that one happened at my old office in Pittsburgh about four years ago when I thought it was a train). About 2:30 on Tuesday morning I woke up to a loud bang and my bed was shaking to the left and right. I laid there calmly and thought, “hmm, must be an earthquake”. Once it was over, I pulled out my phone to text my friend Chrissy who lives a few blocks away from me to see if she felt it. She hadn’t, but Twitter quickly confirmed there was a 4.-something magnitude quake in East Bay.

So that was the excitement for my week. Also this week in being a real-life SF resident, I ate some delicious hand-pulled noodles at Terra Cotta Warrior and rode MUNI there, took a free SoulCycle class thanks to my job and then walked the two-miles to my office because it’s 60 degrees here and not 90 degrees with 100% humidity like the city I left. I have a jam-packed weekend, including running the second half of the SF Marathon on Sunday.

Since I had such an eventful week, I didn’t do a ton of surfing the internet but here are the best links I found to share with you!

Would you guess that the most pizza Instagrams aren’t in Italy but rather NYC? Or that poutine is really only Instagrammed in Canada (I would guess that one). Love seeing where the Food Capitals of Instagram are, broken down by food. (SF can only boast burrito photos, go figure).

Today in “East Bay Travel”, we explore Berkeley, where I want to go just to eat at Cheeseboard Collective.

I love this article with Crishon Lampley, the professional vintner of Love Cork Screw. I think doing something with wine as a career would be an absolute dream.

According to this article, there are three types of restaurants – fine dining, hole-in-the-wall ethnic places and… bistros. If you skip one of those, you’re likely to never have an average or sub-par meal again.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m an only child. There’s lots of studies on us unicorns of the family. I really like this one by Vice, “Does Being an Only Child F**k You Up“, because I really relate to a lot of the character traits attributed to only children – we push ourselves very hard, value alone time, privacy and possessions and sometimes have intimacy issues with more than one or two close people.

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten rutabaga, or at least not prepared it on my own… but now I’m going to have to pick one up to make Lindsay’s BBQ Baked Rutabaga Chips.

I have a bad habit of using the same flavor combinations for everything (hint: it’s probably dijon mustard, vinegar and maybe some herbs). This infographic of base + pairing + flavor enhancer = quick meal idea by The Greatist is awesome – and you probably have most of these in your fridge or pantry.

This Sea Salt & Honey No-Churn Ice Cream looks right up my alley. Then again, I haven’t ever met an ice cream I haven’t liked.

I’ve been back on the acai-additction train lately… so of course I rounded up The Best Acai Bowl Recipes for Summer for Brit + Co.

Chat with me:
Have you ever experienced an earthquake? Are you an only child – do you think it messes with a person? Do you love acai bowls? What are you up to this weekend?

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free]

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free] | Almost Getting it Together

Sunday before 10 a.m. I had put away my laundry, emptied the dishwasher, made cashew butter, went to SoulCycle, baked these scones and was getting ready to head out the door to get my nails done. To say I am most productive in the morning is the understatement of the year.

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free] | Almost Getting it Together

Scone game on point.

I had been craving scones for months. I’m not a big “buy a baked good” person because unless it’s really good and really worth it, there’s a chance it could be totally lackluster and just not worth the calories and carbs. Those scones sitting in the case at Starbucks? Ew.

Then there’s the whole ingredient list of scones… lots of butter. Lots of wheat flour. Lots of sugar. As delicious as those things are, they don’t necessarily make you feel good afterwards. I wanted to make a gluten free version then seriously lighten it up without losing taste.

This month’s Recipe Redux theme was fresh produce. I didn’t have a ton in my fridge (for once) because I’ve been traveling/socializing so much so I haven’t really been cooking quite as much. I did have a huge thing of blueberries that were begging to be baked into something. I started with a cup of blueberries then realized I wanted these to be really filled with blueberries and added another half cup – good choice.

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free] | Almost Getting it Together

Perfect for summer brunch – Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones

The lemon really brings out the blueberry flavor, too. And isn’t anything involving lavender just… fun? If you aren’t gluten free, regular flour should work. I used Davida’s Gluten Free Flour Blend recipe from her e-cookbook and these turned out perfectly

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free] | Almost Getting it Together

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free]

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Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free]
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 8 scones
  • 2¾ cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ almond milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp dried lavender
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • zest from ½ lemon
  • juice from ½ lemon (about 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, lavender, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together almond milk, egg, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, lemon zest and lemon juice until will combined.
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Your mixture should still be dough-like. If it isn't, add in more flour a tablespoon at a time until a doughy consistency is reached.
  7. Fold in blueberries.
  8. With wet hands, take dough and form into a ball. Place on parchment paper and flatten into a large disk.
  9. With a large knife, cut the disk into half, then into quarters then into eighths.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tops of cones begin to brown.
  11. Let cool fully then break apart on cut lines.
  12. Keep in an airtight container for up to one week.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 scone Calories: 212 Fat: 6 g Saturated fat: 3 g Carbohydrates: 38 g Sugar: 7 g Sodium: 422 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 5 g

Looking for more summer produce recipes? Check out the rest of this month’s Recipe Redux Challenge entries below.

Chat with me:
Are you a morning person? When are you most productive? What is your favorite type of baked good?

Now Trending – Best Links Week of 7.7

Thanks for all your kind words last week on my near-nervous breakdown. If anyone could give me just one more hour in the day, that would be great. I’m going to have to write a post on how to deal with a mega-packed schedule soon.

Once again, this week was a whirlwind. I accidentally wasted an hour or two falling down the Internet rabbit hole one evening so I was able to find the best links this week to bring you.

Molly Yeh makes me want to go to LA, mainly to go to Eggslut.

I’m obsessed with Canada… so since I’m crossing British Columbia and Vancouver off my list next month, I guess Banff is next. I am basically going to do Davida’s trip over again.

Dad, if you’re reading this, we need to go to Cuba before Americans ruin it.

One place I’m sad I didn’t make it to when I was living in Hong Kong is Bali.

Work can totally affect your whole life. Luckily, despite my job being stressful, I work with a lot of really kind and talented people whom I like. Nevertheless, Rashida Jone’s Essential Guide to Happiness at Work is really helpful to keep in mind.

I have this strange feeling being a good hostess is in my blood. My family is pretty fantastic at making sure everyone is happy and feels welcome – and is well fed. Maybe it’s also my inability to not keep everyone around me happy.

Cupcakes and Cashmere has a clothing line! And I want everything of course.

After working for a denim company and hearing feedback from customers that $30 jeans are too expensive, this is a great breakdown on what costs are incurred in $200 jeans to $20 jeans.

I’ve been loving How Sweet Eats salads lately – I’ve made two in the past month. This Arugala Kale Reggiano Salad looks like everything.

I want to health-ify this Blueberry & Ricotta Skillet Cake.

Being in Big Sur last weekend made me want to go camping. I think I’m just intrigued by camping because of camping foods.

Confession: Part of the reason I’ve been so stressed and busy is because I’m now a contributor to Brit + Co! Check out my first post – 10 Crazy Colorful Spiralized Salads for Summer.

Chat with me:
What place do you want to visit for one specific restaurant? What would you do with an extra hour in the day? How do you stay happy at work?

Now Trending – Best Links Week of 6.29

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This morning I made a firm decision – I’m not into smoothie bowls. I LOVE acai bowls – when I don’t make them myself. I’m also a failure at making them. You can strip me of my healthy lifestyle blogger status right now.

I really have been craving an acai bowl but haven’t had a chance to grab one the past few days so I tried making my own for about the 100th time. It was AWFUL. It was weird acai soup even though I only added 1/4 cup of almond milk. Maybe I need to stop adding greens (today it was chard). I don’t know, I was just bummed out eating it and not satisfied and jealous of everyone who had a better breakfast than me. That is every “smoothie bowl” breakfast I eat. I’m officially done.

Anyway, no one cares about how I have a slight vendetta against homemade acai bowls or smoothie bowls because it’s America’s birthday so we have hot dogs to eat and founding fathers to celebrate. Here are the best links I found this week – I think there are some real gems this week.

I think my number one deal-breaker in a guy would be a picky eater. I love to eat and he should have a similar palette as me – it’s okay if it’s not quite so kale heavy. Anyway, these ideas of honeymoons (or trips) for food lovers is genius.

Oakland is the new Brooklyn or something like that. People, go visit Oakland and make SF less congested, please!

Looking for a good fitness vacation this year but afraid of the price tag? Greatist has your budget-friendly fitness vacations covered.

Does how you take your coffee dictate your decorating personality? I like my coffee black – or iced – but my place seems like a mash of all of these…

Are you a morning person or a night owl? I’m up and ready for the day by 6 a.m., even on the weekends. Also, I’m terrible at sleeping so that is part of it.

I’m glad I’m not the only one who felt like there was an insane pressure to be happy all the time. I’m generally a happy person but sometimes when I’m not I feel guilty about it. This article is a good reminder all emotions are okay.

Life isn’t black and white – there are a lot of grey areas. Just because you don’t have time for a six mile run doesn’t mean you can’t get in a few miles (a good reminder for me). This post by Sarah of Picky Runner is amazing – life isn’t all or nothing.

Eight easy ways to upgrade your steamed veggies – maybe I should start steaming my veggies more?

I want to make these muesli cookies ASAP – and less than 100 calories a cookie, too!

I’m very anti-preservative… this is what food additives look like before they go into your food.

Need these Spicy Brazilian Burrito Bowls in my life.

Chat with me:
Smoothie bowls – love them or leave them? What do you love that other people don’t? What is the best thing you read all week?

Now Trending – Best Links Week of 6.22

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Happy Friday! Isn’t it weird how Friday changes from when you were a kid (or in college) to when you were an adult? Except I kind of felt the same on Fridays in college as I do now because I was typically hungover from Thursday… why did I not heed the re-hydrating properties of coconut water as a senior when I had heard rumors of this magic potion? My Fridays wouldn’t have been so wrecked.

Speaking of being an adult, I have spent the past few weekends working on my gallery wall and now all that’s left is the actual hanging, which is stressing me out. It’s also stressing me out that I’m like a real adult and worrying about shit like decorating on my Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Times like these (and basically every day at most times) I wish my dad were a short drive away so he could come hang my pictures in places they won’t hit me on the head if there’s an earthquake.

Enough with my big exciting life that is home decor and on with the best links from the week.

Doesn’t Alaska feel like the great unknown? I would have no clue where to start planning for a trip there if it weren’t for Gal Meets Glam’s Alaska Itinerary.

Can we all agree that airport/airplane food is typically the worst? Here are some of Food52 editors’ favorite foods that fly well.

This list of awesome Chicago summer spots makes me want to escape Karl the Fog and head east.

Nashville has been on my must-visit list for a while.

Totally loving all these looks from the CFDA X Neiman Marcus party. Now I need a reason to dress up in SF…

I relate to this post on dealing with anxiety and heartbreak on so many levels. True story – dealing with your problems and trying to heal is a lot harder than staying depressed and anxious.

These pro tips to get your shit together will help with your summer cleaning. Is that a thing? I am wondering how I have accumulated so much stuff in 8 months…

I need to invest in some food props… this list of Seven Photography Resources that Changed My Blog from In It 4 the Long Run is awesome.

Running and Fitness
This post on the Top Five Confessions of a Fitness Professional made me feel so much better about every group fitness class I have ever taken – including the one time I took both Ashley’s BodyAttack and BodyPump classes back to back!

Ever wonder why your fitness class is so expensive? I am going to let you in on a little secret – paying almost $30 for a 45 minute spin class will ensure you get your ass there… early.

As I contemplate a fall marathon (Portland) here’s a nice reminder on how running 26.2 miles wrecks your body.

I’m having my friend Sam over for dinner Saturday night… and I’m totally suggesting we make Erin’s Plantain Sweet Potato Tacos with Guacamole.

I think we can all agree… gelato > ice cream (but ice cream still rules).

Definitely having this Grain-free Breakfast Cobbler from immaEATthat next week for breakfast.

Chat with me:
What confession would surprise people about your job? How do you handle anxiety and heartbreak? And most importantly… gelato or ice cream?

Adult Life 101: A Crash Course

It’s just happened: you’re finally done with school and you’re realizing all of the stuff you suddenly need to know about in order to be a successful adult. There’s no doubt that it can be overwhelming to realize how much you need to know and how much you need to keep track of. But with a little bit of guidance and some experience, you’ll soon realize that there may be lots of little things you need to remember in order to be self-sufficient, but none of them have to be so scary!

Take an Honest Look at Your Career Goals

Towards the end of your college career, it’s very common that you will be feeling a bit of burn-out with the major you’ve chosen or the work you’ve been doing. If you don’t have a job lined up upon graduation, it’s okay to give yourself some breathing room and space from your work. This will probably be the last time you are on indefinite vacation for a while, so enjoy it!

While you are starting to apply to jobs, you may be feeling so desperate to get any job that you find you are applying to some things that are related to your major, but plenty of things that aren’t. This is a good opportunity to ask yourself some questions:

  • What is causing you to feel a bit of burn-out with your major of choice? Do you feel like you should have followed a different path towards a dream career? Or do you feel like maybe your field isn’t what you thought it was going to be?
  • What are your long-term goals? Are they the same goals you had when you started school? Do these goals keep you feeling motivated to get out into the world and find work you love? Or do you think your professional goals might need a bit of adjustment?
  • How will you find job happiness in the jobs you are interviewing for? How will they factor into your long-term career goals? Is their growth potential in these jobs?
  • Is there a career path you’ve always dreamed of following, but never did because it didn’t seem practical? Is there any way that you can factor your dream job into the path you are currently taking? For example, if you majored in graphic design but you really wanted to be a painter, can you make time every day to develop your painting skills? Can you take classes and find opportunities to mesh your paycheck job with your dream job?
  • Talk with others. See if you can reach out to friends of friends who have gone into the career you think you would like. See if the reality of that career fits your expectations. Find out what the real up- and down-sides of that career path are. Ask for recommendations on how to break into the business.

If you’re finding it difficult to really get a grasp on what you want from your professional life, you should consider using a career counselor of some sort. Telling a professional about your long-term career goals can help you immensely; they can also help you with your resume and cover letter.

Get Ready to Manage a Household

Whether you’re on your own now, you’re living with roommates, you’ve moved in with your significant other, or you’ve got to move back in with the parents for a little while, it’s time to start figuring out how to take all the steps to successfully manage your household. Here are a few ideas to consider when planning ahead (especially if you’ve got some time to kill during the weeks and months you are applying for jobs!):

  • Set a budget and prepare to manage your finances. In the coming years, you’ll have to start paying bills and paying for all kinds of insurance. It’s important to not ignore these things, as they won’t just go away if you act like you don’t need to deal with them. Start figuring out what you need to know about paying your taxes in the coming year. Will your parents continue to claim you as a dependent until you are out on your own? Will you have taxes to file in more than one state? What will your status be? Which forms will you need? Rather than leaving all of this until the last minute, start reading up now. Consider consulting a professional at for more help.
  • Figure out how to cook! If you haven’t figured out a few solid recipes and basics of cooking, do that now. Don’t let yourself become one of those people who gains a lot of weight because they end up relying on fast food for their first few years of working life. Cooking for yourself is not only healthier, but will save you a ton of money every month.
  • Brush up on the basics of home and car repair. Get yourself a good toolkit and learn how to change a tire, fix a fuse, tighten a pipe, etc. Even if you feel as though you don’t have much use for these tips for a long time, now is a good time to learn them when you aren’t working a regular job yet.

Being Confident

If you’re more scared now than you were when you started reading this article, just keep in mind that with time, all of these things will eventually fall into place and before you know it, you will have the hang of being independent out in the world. And remember that even if you don’t know yet what you want to do with yourself, just go forward with confidence and trust in yourself. You’re probably more capable and driven than you think. The post-graduate era seems very scary at first, but you’ll find that once you start facing the fears you have about it, you’ll be learning more than you thought possible. Embrace it!

What’s the most important thing you learned after you graduated?

Now Trending – Best Links Week of 6.13

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I would like to think I have brought good luck to the city of San Francisco. The day I moved here the Giants won the World Series and now the Warriors won the NBA Championship. I stayed out of the craziness Tuesday night because I like not being a victim of arson but there were some really great Tweets I read including:

“Not only are all those Warriors fans celebrating right in Cleveland’s face, but afterward they get to go back to the Bay Area.” — Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) June 17, 2015


Those may have been the best tweets this week, but here are the best links I found:

This list of bucket list travel locales is insane… and so cool to discover two are only a few hours away from SF!

So I want to go to Iceland but I dry the line at puffin burgers.

Burrata ice cream basically makes me want to go to NYC right now.

Now that I’ve worked on both coasts, I can say there is a difference between working on the East Coast and the West Coast.

This is a terrible confession, but I haven’t done my own nails in over four years. I used to get so excited about what color combinations to get and now I’m just overwhelmed… these nail and toenail polish pairs from Cupcakes and Cashmere are going to take the stress out of my next mani/pedi. (I know, my life is so rough.)

I cannot wait to read Aziz Ansari’s book, Modern Romance.

Dear execs, this is not how you act after laying a bunch of your employees off. The best line is “Rose-Fuled Hunger Games Reference“. I love working in retail America.

Running and Fitness
A really interesting article on ultra-runners over-training and burning out after just a few years, but how else can you train to run 100 miles?

And on that note, a top ultra-runner who started performing better when she stopped running like crazy and started cross-training in every other way possible.

I need to get in the pool ASAP and up my surf-focused workouts for a little trip that is in the works…

Sometimes races are as much about the laser-focused training as they are about the event. This working mother talks about her Ironman training.

I unapologetically love mustard. I really want to try making my own soon along with ketchup, pickle relish and more of your summer BBQ necessities.

What does your favorite wine order say about you?

I have to make these green scallop tacos ASAP.

I’m already dreaming about these strawberry cornmeal griddle cakes post-long run on Saturday.

Chat with me:
Has anyone else’s energy been so low this week? What foods have you been lusting over lately? Would you ever want to train for a crazy endurance event? Have you ever went on a rose-fueled tirade?

Now Trending – Best Links Week of 6.8

This week flew by! I don’t even know why or how or what I did. I have a jam-packed weekend, including leading a run group with Vega (come run/yoga/snack with me Saturday morning!), a stop by the West Coast Craft Fair and SoulCycle and a hike on Sunday. Also I’ve been following basketball because I’m a Warriors fan by default… whoops.

Here are the best links I found this week… and keep reading for a giveaway with Krave Jerky!

I don’t know why LA has seemed so appealing to me lately (I think it’s all the food), but Cupcakes and Cashmere’s Guide to LA makes me want to visit.

Mongolia isn’t at the top of anyone’s travel bucket list but maybe it should make an appearance.

If you’re going to visit San Francisco, you should consider a trip to one of these off-the-beaten-path getaways. (I can attest to Pt. Reyes being amazingly gorgeous.)

I love Airbnb… and I’m so excited to stay in an Airstream over 4th of July weekend, but these crazy Airbnb rentals are also on my to-visit list!

This is where I am a responsible adult for like two seconds: here are things you need in an emergency kit. I saw those previews for San Andreas… maybe I should be prepared.

Continuing on my theme of being dark, it’s not really a secret I suffer from self-esteem issues, despite thinking I’m pretty awesome… because I always think I can be better. Anyway, I’m working through these issues with a professional but I also think these tips for boosting self-worth are great.

I think I agree with all of DKNY PR Girl’s Top 10 Social Media Pet Peeves. The FOMO one is the best one.

This is a little old but this #sadvertising is great. And makes me a little sad I don’t work at an ad agency (what, who am I becoming?).

I’ve said it before… wine tasting should be about learning, not just getting your buzz on. The Food 52 Editors managed to learn a things while wine tasting.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almond Butter. There aren’t any other words. The only thing that could make it better is Davida personally delivering me a jar. Come to SF please, I miss you!

Who wants to come over for a Macaron Party? This is beyond a brilliant idea.

You know how every day is a random food holiday? Today is National Jerky Day. Who makes these decisions? Anyway, my pals at KRAVE Jerky are giving you the chance to win a pack of their six best selling flavors! I actually love their jerky, as a snack and good protein source but not as a breakfast food from a gas station. The contest is open until midnight on Friday, 6.21 and I’ll pick a winner at random!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you’re looking to win other things this week, head over to Running with SD Mom and Erica Finds for even more giveaways.


Chat with me:
What are your social media pet peeves? Have you ever stayed in an Airbnb? Did you see San Andreas… should I?

What’s In My Fridge

My favorite part of Cribs was always the refrigerator tour. I don’t know why I was always so intrigued by what was in Ja Rule’s fridge. (Was he on Cribs? If he wasn’t, he should have been.) Well + Good always has refrigerator look books of like vegan endurance athletes and people who own soup delivery companies (because New York) and I was inspired to give you a tour of my refrigerator, because I know you’re all so worried about what’s in my fridge.


Fun fact, I completely hated every photo I took the first round then re-shot everything.

Thinking about this, I should have done this when I was home so it would have looked nicer in my dad’s Sub Zero rather than whatever it is I have. But you know what – I have a nice, new kitchen with granite counter-tops and I live in a building built in the 1920s so I really shouldn’t be complaining.


The green bags have farmers’ market goodies.

I shot this on Sunday morning, pre-food prepping for the week (which really just consisted of washing berries and making fancy beans from Rancho Gordo and mixing them with some quinoa, olives and goat cheese). Saturday morning I was feeling ambitious so I went to the Ferry Building Farmers’ Market and went a little HAM.


These berries are so posed.

Before we go much further, I feel like I should explain why I live by myself and have four bottles of wine. All of these have been in here over a month – some closer to two months. The two dark bottles on top are a Chardonnay and Sancerre from my Scribe shipment last month. The rose (aka summer water) is left over from a trip to Scribe with my friend Chrissy in April.


Pro tip: invest in glassware for storage rather than gross plastic.

Here you spy some farm-fresh eggs, some containers of tofu, a protein chia pudding, cooked quinoa, a Moroccan Quinoa Salad, homemade pesto and washed berries (green lid container).


Protein drawer.

Do you have a meat and cheese drawer? We’ve always had them in my family. I have some wild-caught salmon I am going to cook on Monday, cheddar cheese from Cabot in case I need quick snacks for guests and goat cheese that was made two days ago. I love California.


Not proper storage techniques.

The green bags have veggies that wouldn’t fit in my over-flowing vegetable drawer. The bags in the back are figs, dates and bananas that I use for energy bites. In the left green bag is spinach, in the middle is kale and rhubarb and the middle is a clamshell of basil for tomato salads.



On the left I keep fruit (cut up lemons for hot lemon water in the container with the black lid, oranges, lemons, peaches, apples, kiwis and some ginger) and on the right are veggies. The paper bag has brussels and there is some sad looking mint, zucchinis and a couple lonely asparagus.


This is also basically called “I’m kind of over-prepared”.

Here we have all my condiments (tamari, like 5 kinds of mustard, unsweetened ketchup and minced garlic, shallots and ginger), two things of unsweetened almond milk (they were out of Califia Farms at Whole Foods, wtf?!), chocolate cashew milk (to curb my late-night sweet tooth), San Pellegrini (my affectionate name for San Pellegrino), coconut water for smoothies/protein shakes (I buy Harmless Harvest for drinking) and Naked Juice (I’m excited to share their newest juice with you next week!). Also some hemp seeds, flax meal, unsweetened coconut and um… another half-drank bottle of wine that was probably purchased in March/April.

Also not shown are like 5 containers of Fage because it’s basically more impossible to find in this city than the Fountain of Youth so I stock-up whenever I see it.

Wondering what’s in my freezer? Frozen fruit and salmon and chicken and a pint of So Delicious Cashew Ice Cream (Snickerdoodle). Also some macarons from Laudree in Paris that I am hiding from myself.

Chat with me:
What was your favorite part of Cribs? What’s in your fridge? Did anything in here surprise you?