Overnight Chia Seed Pudding with Strawberries

So last week, I tried my hand at this whole overnight breakfast idea. I found a recipe for a chia seed overnight pudding on Buzzfeed’s “Clean Eating Challenge”. While I am not sure I could commit to eating completely clean eating like that for two whole weeks, I did want to try this healthy recipe. This was my first time buying chia seeds as well, so there were a lot of firsts with this recipe. This was super easy. All you do is mix together almond milk, chia seeds, honey, and vanilla extract. This recipe called for figs, but alas I could not find any dried figs at the store and the fresh are not in season. I just substituted in dates for the figs. After you mix those ingredients together you put it in a sealed container overnight. In the morning it opens up as more of a pudding with the chia seeds having absorbed the almond milk overnight. Once you get it out in the morning, you can slice up strawberries and if you like almonds you can put some of those into the pudding as well. While the texture took some getting used to, the flavors were on […]

Levain Bakery Copycat Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie

So sorry I have been so neglectful of my blog as of late. In the last month and a half I have been dealing with making my photography business a legitimate business. So with that came trips to City Hall to get a business certificate, sending numerous emails to photographers to ask to assist and/or second shoot for them for weddings coming up this summer, spending time at banks to make up a business account, etc etc. So unfortunately this blog has once again gone by the wayside. This post is about a week and a half late, but these cookies were totally awesome. I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest, and was immediately intrigued. I have gone to Levain Bakery on the Upper West Side of NYC numerous times because it is a short walk from my sister’s place. The first time I went there was to get a treat for my boyfriend under my sister’s rave of a recommendation because he had been having a bad week. Anyone who has been there knows how awesome their cookies are, especially their Chocolate Chip Walnut cookie. These cookies are almost bigger than your hand and somehow are always warm and gooey […]

Union Square Donuts

For a while now, I have seen everyone from old college friends to random people I follow on Instagram posting about this place called Union Square Donuts in Somerville, MA. Everyone kept raving about how awesome this place was, so after about a year and a half of this, I finally made the trek over to their Somerville location. It was surprisingly easy for me to get over there, I just hopped on the 86 bus to a bit past Harvard Square. I met my friend Courtney there who just started a sugar detox, clearly I am a terrible friend for making someone who is cutting back on sugar go to a sugar-laden paradise. When we got there, a huge group had confiscated all of the tables for themselves, so we settled with getting drinks and trying to wait the group out. Our patience paid off, and after a short wait the group left. We were then free to order food, because we actually had a table in which to sit. This place had such a nice vibe, a super friendly staff who really seem to like what they do and a great product to produce. While there I tried their […]

Nutella cookies with sea salt

When I found this super simple recipe the other night, I just knew I had to make it. Just five ingredients: Nutella, flour, brown sugar, an egg, and kosher salt. The best part was that I had everything with the exception of Nutella. It’s always nice when you don’t have to buy additional things at the grocery store.   So let me show you the world’s easiest, tastiest Nutella cookie recipe: Nutella cookie recipe from Ambitious Kitchen blog. INGREDIENTS 1 cup nutella 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup flour + 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt for sprinkling   This was such an easy, quick cookie recipe to create. I definitely recommend it. The one downfall was the fact that it only makes a small batch of cookies, I would double the recipe if you have a few people eating these. The cookies were so good that my boyfriend Matt and I ended up eating all of them in just one night haha.