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Tweet I didn’t eat out for the entire week, including the weekend. This may not seem like a big deal to some of you, but this milestone has taken a very concerted effort and a lot of reflection on my part to achieve. I usually go out to dinners or brunches or coffees for one […]

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Tweet One of the things I’ve noticed during my stay in London is how nice it is not to have a “discretionary but-not-really tipping system because if you don’t tip the restaurant workers won’t make enough money” scheme that we have in the States. During my vacation, I didn’t tip for take-out food and the […]

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Tweet There is something exquisite about an expertly-crafted, beautiful-presented cocktail, especially if said cocktail is consumed during at a low-lit bar with someone you are really into or at a bistro while you are laughing with long-time girlfriends. Maybe that’s the reason that despite not being a big drinker, I have taken to ordering a […]

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Tweet As the temperatures hover around the triple digits in many parts of the U.S., I imagine all the ice cream shops are doing brisk business. Did you know that Americans eat more than a billion gallons of ice cream and frozen desserts every year? I am quite contribute that I more than my fair share […]

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Tweet I love to watch cooking shows. More importantly, I’d love to be able to cook like chefs on cooking shows – with ingredients neatly presented in clear glass bowls, sauces and spices pre-measured, veggies pre-washed and pre-chopped, and of course, no thought of cleaning up afterwards. Alas, that’s not how cooking goes for normal […]

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Tweet I ask because I saw an advice column in SELF magazine on how to deal with dining-with-friends-and-money situations, especially with the sticky situation of a friend who ordered a pricey entree and wants to split the bill with someone who munched on a salad. I don’t disagree with SELF’s advice, but perhaps dining out is more awkward […]

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Tweet Did you know that March 18-March 25 is Australia’s National Bacon Week? It is, it is. Even though I am not Australian, I stand with my fellow bacon-lovers from Down Under. Bacon is possibly one of my favorite foods ever. I try not to over-indulge (and oh it would be so easy to over-indulge), but […]

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Tweet Is there anything in the world that’s better than rich, indulgent chocolate? (OK, maybe, but not many…). That’s why I’m so excited to be working with Ghirardelli on a giveaway to promote their new Gourmet Milk line of “upgraded milk chocolate.” Two lucky winners will receive a gift pack includes 4 bars of each of the following flavors: Gourmet Milk Creamy […]

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Tweet Detox diets and cleanses are big business, especially among young professional women. Prices can range up to hundreds of dollars a day, with organic juice cleanses delivered straight to your door. But I don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars to go on a detoxification diet. With so many resources available, I can design […]

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Tweet In the Me vs. Food Spending competition, the statistics are currently thus: Food Spending 10, Me -3 Fighting a never-ending battle with food costs In November 2010, I spent $336 on Food & Dining ($185 groceries / $151 restaurants). In December 2010, I spent $297 ($78 groceries / $219 restaurants). In January 2011, I […]

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Tweet The common perception is that cooking at home is always cheaper than going out to eat. Most of the times, I think this is true.  Lately, I’ve trying to cook at home more, both to save money and to help myself meet my fitness goals. After I started tabulating our grocery bills, though, I’m […]

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Tweet Day 4 (11/23) Today was a kickboxing cardio class. Lots of punches, kicks, lateral runs, sprints, and jumping jacks. Then crunches. Remember how I said Day 3 was the hardest workout I’ve ever had? Well, Day 4 is a very close second. Lots of muscles are sore, including many that I have never known […]

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