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Life after being a Vegetarian

If you didn’t know I went Vegetarian for awhile (only lasted 3 months). It was a life changing 3 months until I started to feel like crap. Read my ‘I Got Hungry‘ post. Well after just 3 months of no meat, I’m doing pretty good. I feel way better that I incorporated chicken back into my diet. I occasionally stir fry up some shrimp or bake a filet. Red meat still don’t exist in my diet so turkey bacon and I became close friends. Vegetables are still a MAIN component on my dish. I sometimes eat meals with no meat. Vegetables are so versatile it’s a shame that people don’t like them. Saut√© some squash, zucchini with some onions. Season with salt and pepper!? Heaven on a plate with some jasmine rice! Vegetarian life was a learning experience and a great 3 month detox. Remember to always do what’s best for you but never shy away from something new.



One Skillet Pasta


  • 8oz Pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 boneless Chicken Breast
  • 1 small Onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup Mushroom, sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Pint Heavy Cream
  • 4 Sprigs of Thyme
  • 1tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil


  1. Cook your pasta as directed of package and set aside. Season your chicken breast how ever you want! You can't go wrong with a classic salt and pepper. Heat your skillet to medium, medium high. Add in 1tbsp of butter and a 1tbsp of olive oil.
  2. When skillet is hot add you chicken breast. Cook for 3-4 minutes each side (depending how thick your chicken breast are). Set aside in foil.
  3. Add in your mushroom (might need a little more butter or olive oil) stir around for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add in your onions. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes. (anytime your own looks dry add butter or olive oil)
  5. Add your garlic, stir in for 1-2 minutes then add in your heavy cream and thyme. Give a good stir and let it reduce and thicken 7-10 minutes. Taste for seasoning (keep a eye on it, might over flow. adjust heat but keep a slight boil going)
  6. Once it's reduced and thicken. Turn off heat and add in parsley and parmesan. Mix in well.
  7. You can pour this over your pasta or mix pasta in sauce. Top with chicken and more parmesan! Enjoy!


Cheap Miami Beach Eats

It’s the season of travel! I’m currently on a plane right now as I type this. Coming back from Miami! The weather was so perfect and the food was great! I didn’t get to hit those exclusive or known local spots. But I did indulge in some quick good food plus I had a kitchen so I got to cook. We all know eating on Ocean Blvd. is expensive as hell for mediocre food! So I’m gonna share some fun food spots under $10. I didn’t get pictures because I was tipsy 90% of the trip living in the moment. But here goes the list for good cheap eats at Miami Beach:

-Taco Rico; their tacos are authentic and bomb! Try their frozen margarita.
-Block Pizza Deli; this was a funky pizza place with fresh toppings!
-Sriracha House; best asian fushion take out! Went twice and wasn’t disappointed!
-Five Guys; look I know this isn’t a “new spot” BUT I was drunk after the club and wanted fries. I discovered their Veggie Sandwich!? Thank me later!
-D’Vine; basic little outside breakfast spot.

Lincoln Road Mall hosts a Sunday market with fresh veggie and fruit. They also cut up fresh mango, papaya, pineapple and watermelon in front of you and serve them in cups.


Lincoln Road Market

Our Miami Beach backyard.

Our Miami Beach backyard.

Retrograde! Retrogrades! Rx!

You might of heard “Mercury is retrograding!” with a voice of concern. Probably never heard of it or knew about it. If you didn’t, I’m sure you’ve felt these affects and didn’t know why?! Mercury isn’t the only planet that Retrogrades but it’s the planet most known and retrogrades the most in one year. Let’s get into these Rx!
Venus Retrograde

March 4 to April 15, 2017
October 5 to November 16, 2018

We are currently still in Venus Retrograde. The ruler of Beauty and planet of love and values. You’ll be questioning your relationship(s). Wether your in a relationship with a lover or just a friendship, you’ll be evaluating them. Past lovers and friends may appear. Getting any type of surgery should be avoided. No new hair dos or wardrobe. Hold off on big purchases. A good time to start a budget.

Mercury Retrograde

April 9 to May 3, 2017
August 12 to Sept 5, 2017
December 3 to December 22, 2017

This is a time to CHILL OUT! Don’t, I repeat DON’T make any important moves when Mercury is in retrograde. Why? The planet appears to be moving backwards but it’s not. The way it’s orbiting the Earth gives the illusion of slowing down and going backwards. Astrologically the planet is resting. (this goes for any planet in retrograde) So things won’t function normally than when the planet is awake.

Mercury rules all communication, travel & technology. So launching a new website or advertisement isn’t idea. Signing big contracts, purchasing electronics, having surgery, traveling & starting new endeavors are also some things you should avoid if you can.

Strange things can happen as well. Like misunderstandings that can lead to arguments. Reconnecting with old friends can be good. People from the past tend to reappear. Unexpected text from your ex can happen. Computers tend to crash. All to much right?

People are thinking much slower, even you during this time. Judgement is off. This is a time of “RE”. Re-thinking, re-organizing, re-doing, re-vamping, repeating yourself can be idea at this time too. Think of how things are going now. Consider Mercury retrograde as like a “review period”. This is a good time to complete unfinished business. Before starting new ones AFTER retrograde.

Quick Retrograde Tips:
Back up your computer or cell phone
Expect traffic or delays, so pack a book or catch up on some Netflix shows
Read all texts/email before you send
Get your vehicle tuned up or checked out
Expect people from your past to appear, including your ex
Don’t jump to conclusions if someone misunderstands you
Don’t make BIG decisions
Carry Black Tourmaline, one of my personal fav crystals
Relax, take it easy!

Everyone feels the affects of Mercury retrograde. So relax and take it easy. It will be over before you know it! Tell me how you survived or what happened to you during Mercury Retrograde in the comments!
**Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter will all be in retrograde this month! That’s a lot of retrograding. I don’t know too much about these other Rx as I’m still learning about them. Jupiter will be in retrograde February 7th – June 10th and this planet want us to find truth and deeper meaning to life. Saturn Rx April 6th – August 26th. Saturn wants us to responsible for the energy you put into the universe or be prepared for a rude awakening! Once I do more research with these Rxs I will share them with you!