Archive for July, 2014

100 Happy Days: Baller

I felt like a baller today at O2 Bodyfit Bootcamp.

I used a 15-pound medicine ball for my wall ball circuit. I dropped it once. On my face.
That knocked off my glasses.

But I kept going.

I made a hearty lentil and tomato soup for lunch. I used a recipe by David Rocco.
#kvpkitchen Lentil and Tomato Soup w/ @DavidRoccosVita recipe. #vegetarian lunch. Added red wine. YUMMY! #kvpinmybelly #foodspotting #soup #foodstagram
His Dolce Vita episode on simple Italian soups intrigued me. I liked how he crafted flavorful broths without chicken or beef stock.

For this soup, I added chicken apple sausage and red wine. It tasted so rich and hearty.

Day 88 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Happy Combos

My happy combo in the morning: Cuddling with Daisy and catching up on Project Runway.

Yummy combo: Food truck party and my lunch hour.

I love kimchi quesadillas from MoGo BBQ.

Day 87 of 100 Happy Days.

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Travel Theme: Meeting Place

You can find tapas, seafood and special “coke” cans at this Barcelona meeting place.
#kvpspain : A delicious tourist trap in #barcelona. Yummy seafood, tapas and street vendors with sketchy $60/coke cans. #fb
Plaça Reial in the Barri Gòtic.

We used this Cusco landmark to guide taxi drivers and Americans.
Plaza de Mayor in Cusco, Peru.

I watched friends and family meet for food and conversation in this French Canadian market.
Marche Jean-Talon in Montreal.

My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Meeting Place.

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100 Happy Days: Carmel Valley

Hello Carmel!
We paid $10 and drove down 17-Mile Drive.

Anatomy of a selfie. Sometimes, we’re not ready for the trigger fingers.



Lunch at Cafe Rustica.
#kvpinmybelly Escargot at Cafe Rustica in Carmel Valley. Perfect pre-wine tasting meal! #foodstagram #foodspotting #CarmelValley #French

Escargot? Oui!

Day 86 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Monterey Bay

I love weekend getaways to Monterey Bay.

We took our time on the drive down 101. We did some wine tasting in the Uvas Valley. I was pleasantly surprised by the wines in Morgan Hill and Gilroy.
We also had a blast playing bocce ball at Sarah’s Vineyard.

Sampled chocolate caramels and enjoyed the view on Fisherman’s Wharf.

I started with a smoky Negroni at Restaurant 1833. We loved the tasting menu.

Day 85 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Nose

Nose in nook.
Cuddling with Daisy before work.

My bundle of furry love. Best seat in the house. She was sad to leave my lap.

Day 84 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Bone Marrow

Succulent bone marrow delight in San Francisco.

This is a tasty small plate at Beast and the Hare. It’s served with grilled toast. It’s melt-in-your-mouth good.

Day 83 of 100 Happy Days.

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Photo Friday: Portrait

Portrait of a hero.
Inside St. Cecilia in San Francisco.

Portrait of faith.
Inside the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Portrait of blue.
Street Art in the Mission
In San Francisco’s Mission.

Portrait of travelers.
Inside La Alcoba Azul in Barcelona.

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Portrait.

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100 Happy Days: Nut House

Lunch at Antonio’s Nut House in Palo Alto.
I love the crazy ceiling tiles.

Antonio’s used to be a watering hole for Facebook employees.

Also – a great spot for good, cheap Mexican food. I liked my carnitas taco.

Day 82 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Healthy Living

Healthy living and feeling stronger.
I used a 12-pound medicine ball for sit-ups and Russian twists during today’s O2 Bodyfit class. It was a tough circuit. However, I could handle the weight.
Last year, I used a 6-pound ball.

After class, I made vegetable quiche cups with green bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and red onions. I added Pepper Plant hot sauce.
I used a recipe from “The Kitchen is My Playground.”

Also – I love having leftover quiche cups!

Day 81 of 100 Happy Days.

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