Eat Well: Eggs on Pizza

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Let me introduce you to the greatest combination of food items I've ever discovered: eggs and pizza. Do you think that sounds crazy? Think again.

If you're anything like me and my husband, you end up ordering pizza 1-2 times a week because you don't have time to cook dinner (other people do that, right?). After consuming said pizza, you generally have a couple of slices left over. What's the best way to incorporate those slices into a delicious breakfast? Put an egg on them. That's right. You heard it here.

The egg/pizza combination could not be easier. All you have to do is microwave your pizza and fry however many eggs you want to enjoy. I generally opt for two. Be sure to leave the yolks runny - trust me, it makes it taste delicious. (If you're feeling extra fancy, you could even poach your eggs!)

So, the next time you see those left over pizza slices sitting in your fridge and think "how long do I need to keep these in here pretending like I might eat them someday before I throw them out?" think of me instead, and pull out some eggs. You won't regret it.

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Thanks for being patient with me while I took a holiday hiatus! My husband and I had a wonderful time spending Christmas in Austin. We spent tons of time with friends and family, ate as many breakfast tacos as we could fit into one trip, and came home with some pretty sweet presents. All in all, it was an absolutely wonderful Christmas - I'm sad that it flew by so quickly!

Lucky for us, we have another amazing vacation to look forward to - next week we will be in the British Virgin Islands, sailing around on a catamaran with my family for seven heavenly days! We won't have access to the internet during that time, so I'm going to try to make up for next week's silence by posting every day this week.

I hope your holidays were wonderful - see you back here tomorrow!

Live Well: What's Making {Keeping} Me Happy This Week

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I thought this would be a week where I emanated happiness. When I initially thought of this post this past weekend, I imagined writing about the little things in life that were adding to my already overwhelming sense of joy. With my exciting new job to look forward to and my current job coming to a close, I though every day would be filled with happy anticipation of what's to come and lighthearted contentment with where I've already been. However, as we all know too well, that radiance was shattered Monday when the bombs went off in Boston. No new job opportunity is enough to make a person cheerful in the face of such tragedy. My heart still aches for the far too many victims and their families and friends. Then, while attempting to reschedule a doctor's appointment yesterday, I found out that my (relatively young) dermatologist died suddenly and unexpectedly last week. Although I was not particularly close with him, I've seen him every month for the past six months, and hearing that he had passed away was quite the unpleasant shock. I still can't seem to process the fact that he's gone - a large part of my brain thinks I'll still show up at my appointment next week, and that he'll stroll into the office like he always does and talk to me about Mexican food and how he lived in Houston back in medical school. I've been relatively far removed from death in my life up to this point, and I'm not sure I can fully comprehend the concept yet.

Now that I've completely depressed you (and myself), I want to forge ahead with the little things that have been making me happy this week. Although these things aren't little buoys to the joy I thought I would be experiencing, they instead have done a wonderful job of helping me see a few little lights in the darkness. And this is one of those weeks where everyone needs a little lightness. DSC_6715

Fresh flowers purchased at my neighborhood flower shop. I'm so happy to have these daffodils and the tulips from the top picture brightening up our apartment this week.

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Gorgeous views of my gorgeous home. Today, when riding the bus home, I got to look out on Alcatraz Island bathed in the setting sun. Even catching glimpses of that sight makes the world seem a little bit better.

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Planning out my outfit for my first ever client meeting with my new company. And, more than that, just having the opportunity to go to a client meeting. I'm still so excited to jump into this job headfirst, and I think this client meeting will be a great start.

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Reading stories about the perseverance of good in the face of evil. I know the title sounds depressing, but I am absolutely loving this book.

DSC_7331Throwing in the cooking towel and ordering pizza for dinner just because. Sometimes, cheese is the answer.

Making me happy honorable mention: Getting to spend almost an entire workday (plus a happy hour!) talking to my two wonderful co-analysts. I'm going to miss you, boys.

Okay guys, I'm serious - tomorrow I will be much more cheerful. I hope you have a wonderful day, and I will see you back here tomorrow to celebrate the fact that it's Friday!

Eat Well: Napa Pizza Party

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One of the fantastic things about living in the San Francisco Bay Area is being able to take a quick day trip up to Napa any time you want. This past Sunday we took full advantage of that perk, and hopped in the car in the afternoon for an evening filled with friends, wine, and food. We started with a wine tasting at Girard (delicious wines - I highly recommend it if you find yourself in Yountville!) and then headed over to Oenotri for a 10-person pizza party that one of my friends purchased on Gilt City. The food was fantastic - amazing pizzas, great pasta, and dessert that was to die for...and I was literally dying because I'm not eating desserts this month! Whether you live nearby or you come visit from afar, put Oenotri on your "must try" list - you won't regret it!

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Have a great day!