Reviews

Meso Maya

Reviewing restaurants is one of my goals this year. 52 restaurants, in 52 weeks. YES – this fitchick needs to get to writing! I’ve got several nummy places (and some ramshackle places you need to avoid!) to tell you about. Get ready for the NOMS! Today’s brunch spot was Meso Maya. This somewhat pint-sized establishment packs a big punch, when the chef is on his game. It’s not too tiny,…

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Why I’m Fluffy: An Excuse for the BMW (Big Mexican Woman)

Over the past few weeks I’ve had to explain several Hispanic traditions to many non-Hispanic friends. Realizing Hispanics celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving much like the stereotypical “American” family, well – it baffles the heck out of them. Sure, we throw in tamales, barbacoa, bunuelos, calabaza con pollo and enchiladas between the turkey, ham and green bean casserole…but who’s judging? We like our options. Unfortunately, let’s face it, heftiness and bovine…

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Daily Dose

Strep Throat & Grad School

I started my first week of grad school with a fever and pretty disgusting snot balls. Eww, right?It should go without saying, I haven’t done much work in the kitchen. Luckily enough, the beau knows how to cook. Bless this man!He normally operates by the “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink” mentality and throws in whatever sounds good. That said, since we moved in together, he rarely spends a split second in the kitchen. I…

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For Moi?

My great friend Melissa gifted me a Cuisinart One cup coffee maker! As a new teacher, I can’t even begin to tell you how invaluable this snazzy tool will be for me. Seriously, it’s amazing! It’s super cute, in silver, and came with a smorgasbord of coffee and teas. EEEP! I’ll try it out today and then take it to school tomorrow. Fan-flippin-tastic!   Mom bought me a Starbucks Espresso…

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Sexcapades, Hold the Pasta

I’ve got a few friends that are “experienced” and “spontaneous.” When they speak of their sexcapades with different men and women (yes, some of these friendlies are gentlemen and some are wonderful members of the LGBT community) I tend to feel lost and somewhat-in-awe of their “Smash Lists.” Call me old-fashioned, but the act of being intimate with another human being is not something I think  should be described as…

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Memo for the Boys

This fitchick is stuck at home, feeling crummy while nursing a heinous cold. I’ve had some calabaza con pollo but still need sleep and about 19 more blankets because it’s insanely cold in this body! Brrrreathing hurts. Blech. This crumtastic day brought a couple of things to mind. 1. No one feels sexy when they have the flu, cold, stomach virus [insert your own kinda-disgusting ailment here] Much like Cameron, I have…

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Let’s Talk About Sex

…Baby! Salt ‘n Pepa were on to something, ladies and gents. I mean, most responsible [and irresponsible] adults have sex. It’s a primal need to procreate. Everyone does it…right? The straight up answer is yes…and no. Why the heck am I mixin’ my sweet-tea sippin’, pasta-makin’, cupcake-bakin’ opinions on this topic in with my normal foodie finds and fit experiences? Because this year I want to expand my bloggy horizons…

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PSA for your Sexy Self!

Hi ya’ll! It’s Christmas Eve! I’m spending my much-needed family time in the deep south. Tejas!  Growing up in such a rich (literally) Hispanic-centered foodie capital has had its thumbs ups and downs. For example, it took going to college (and living alone!) to realize the meaning of portion control. In a family of 6, with 4 men, making calabaza con pollo for anything less than 10 people was considered…

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No Food Shame

Over the weekend, we went on phaaabulous (and quite slippery) adventures while wandering about on the ice. You guessed it, plenty of coffee trips! We heart any reason to be dorky together. It was bundles of fun and I was delusional enough to think my week would continue on as fan-flippin-tastic. Granted, my week was not horrendous – it has been quite challenging. I almost cried yesterday. Naturally, I wanted…

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