The Regis in Red Lodge

November 10, 2012

Amongst the options for a Sunday breakfast in Red Lodge, Regis Cafe is quite the popular choice. Early morning starts out quietly, but the tables soon fill up with locals and visitors alike– from churchgoers to adventure enthusiasts stopping through town. With a high concentration of sustainable and organic food, the meals are unbelievably fresh. And if you’re in the mood for some grocery shopping, the shelves against the walls resemble what you’d find down the aisles of Whole Foods, so you can always grab that box of Annie’s Mac and Cheese to make for dinner on your way out.

Pineapple French Toast

Pineapple French Toast & Coffee

Bacon, eggs, toast and fruit






Back to School Smoothies

September 19, 2012

Time is one of those things we just never seem to have enough of, especially when it comes to prepping meals that provide all the recommended vitamins and nutrients. So why not just toss everything into a blender and whip up something healthy and delicious? That’s exactly what the blogger behind Bardo Abode does. Take this green smoothie– officially known as “The Green Monster” making it kid-friendly. It’s got avocado, banana, apple, lemon, kale and spinach. Or the “Nutty Professor” filled with flax seed, almond milk, almond butter, rawtella and vegan almond yogurt. And if you’re into a sweeter flavor, her berry smoothie with raspberries, blueberries, silken tofu, pomegranate seeds, soy milk and stevia is perfect!

Green Smoothie

Protein Smoothie

Berry Smoothie

Lemons and greens

Green & Berry

Protein smoothie






Lakeside Lounging

June 1, 2012

This past weekend my girlfriends and I had a wonderful time lounging lakeside in Cazenovia. Dating back to the days of junior prom camping trips, we’ve always been known to prepare far more food than necessary, and 10 years later it’s no different. While we spent an afternoon at the wineries around the Finger Lakes, and a dinner out at Brewster Inn, we still had to ensure ourselves we would not go hungry at the house. Memorial Day essentials– watermelon, hotdogs and hamburgers were in abundance, fruit salads and bagels for the morning hours and snacks like spanakopitas, pinwheels and banana pudding to fill us up during those in between hours.

Morning fruit

Everything bagel and cream cheese



Hotdogs, hamburgers and cheeseburgers



Banana pudding dessert


Last weekend, my friend and I took the train an hour up the river to the little town of Cold Spring. It was a bit chilly, but nothing beats the fresh air. After checking out a few different cafes and dining establishments, we opted for the Hudson House River Inn, a historical home built back in 1832, serving as a small hotel since. Having a two course meal full of soups, fruits, eggs and steak, we worked off the calories with a bit of antique shopping around town before catching the train home.

Onion Soup Au Gratin


Strawberry Butter


Accommodations at the Hudson House


Grilled Marinated Flank Steak topped with caramelized onions and maytag bleu cheese, horseradish mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables


Poached eggs and thinly sliced filet mignon on english muffin




Onion Soup Au Gratin


Fruit with vanilla yogurt, raspberry sauce and granola

‘Tis the Season

December 24, 2011

I’ve been meaning to share these delicious looking brunch shots from a Sunday afternoon spent at Tipsy Parson recently. Tucked in a bay window seat on a cold but sunny Sunday afternoon, a friend and I enjoyed their comfort American menu with a southern flair. If you happen to be around New York for the holidays, I highly recommend stopping in. Closed for the weekend, they re-open on Monday.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday, and I look forward to bringing you some festive feasts I’ll be partaking in throughout the week in Syracuse!

Flaxseed & nut granola, berry compote, berries


Pigs in a Poke-- stone ground grits, andouille sausage, poached eggs, toast soldiers


Side of eggs

A Friday Fruit Dish

June 3, 2011

The weekend is here and I wanted to share this fruit dish I put together recently. Taking a whole 10 minutes, it was fun, easy and totally photogenic. Spreading nutella and whipped creme on crackers, I topped with a variety of fruits including strawberries, blueberries, kiwis and bananas. It’s the perfect after dinner treat, because even when guests are too stuffed from their meal, there is always room for this small bite.

Have a lovely weekend! x

Nutella, fruit and cream on crackers

Coachella Farmers Market

April 21, 2011

After falling in love with Santa Monica’s Farmers Market fruit last fall, I was beyond thrilled to experience more from the west coast. Spending a majority of Coachella Music Festival on the grounds, the onsite resources such as the Farmers Market that brought in vendors from neighboring areas of Palm Desert, Palm Springs and La Quinta became most valuable. Here’s what I feasted on that got me through the days…

Lemons, Oranges & Limes

Oranges & Golden Berries

Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries & Goldenberries

Green Energizing Drinks

Hello, Spring

April 6, 2011

Inspired by the weekend sunshine, I took a trip to Zabars, my local gourmet food store, and stocked up on all sorts of fresh and colorful fruit to make a breakfast bruschetta for friends to enjoy. Slicing a loaf of whole grain bread from the farmer’s market, I spread mascarpone cheese and Zabar’s cranberry spread, topping off with sliced papayas and mangos. On the side, a beets and bean salad.

Breakfast Bruschetta and Zabar's Cranberry Spread

Beets & carrots marinated in vinegrette, carbanzo beans, walnuts, olive oil and garlic oil