The WIAW That Never Was: New York


I will admit it: I am being totally lazy with this post. Today features a whole bunch of photos of food that I never got around to including in my WIAW’s when I lived in New York. Some of these photos were taken with the intention of being featured in a WIAW post, but others are just one-off food photos that I felt were good enough to share, but don’t fit with any particular post. So, with no further comment, enjoy. If you have a question about a photo, leave it in the comments!


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What I Ate Wednesday: Skin Detox Diet



Today is a special edition of WIAW: Day 1 of my Skin Detox Diet.


I am working on a review of a cookbook titled, 28 Days to Younger Skin. Look for the full review soon… I will not be participating in the full 28-day plan for various reasons that I will explain in that forthcoming post, but I did decide to do the first three days, which is a detox diet. Here’s what Day 1 (Monday) looked like:


First up: two morning beverages. The first:

  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 tsp. flax-seed oil
  • bunch of fresh mint
  • slice fresh ginger

Blend, enjoy (serves two). This did not taste as bad as I expected, at all! I actually kind of liked it, even though usually flax-seed oil tastes strong and unpleasant.

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Second beverage: green juice while I read up on the diet and the philosophy and science behind it. This makes 4 servings:

  • 3 green apples
  • 1 small beet
  • 1 stalk celery (a whole celery plant like you buy in the store, not 1 rib)
  • bunch kale
  • fresh ginger
  • mint
  • sprouts of choice (we used radish)

This also tasted pretty good.

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What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu


Happy midweek, everyone! Here’s what my Monday looked like:

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Breakfast: a whole, freshly picked mango from the backyard (I eat one almost every day lately) and coffee with my homemade almond milk (tastes SO MUCH BETTER than the store-bought version!) and homemade ice cubes (water, cocoa powder, agave).

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Run: I ran a mile and a half round-trip from my house to the entrance to Diamond Head State Monument.

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Snack #1: I had my first snack at 9 am as I headed out to work: a handful of Kona coffee coated macadamia nuts. These are addictive!

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Lunch: Kiyo and I bought an olive baguette at the farmers’ market this weekend. I put a hunk of blue cheese in part of it and called it a sandwich; simple but delicious. I enjoyed the sandwich with a side of cherries. They might be my favorite fruit, right after mango!

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Citarella, The Hamptons


Citarella Lunch the Hamptons

Citarella is a gourmet market in New York (Manhattan and The Hamptons). We visited one of them in The Hamptons last summer with my friend Danielle.



It’s the perfect place to pick up lunch; I had a salad from their salad bar.


Kiyo grabbed a juice (not sure why this picture is so blurry).



He also treated himself to his favorite: fried chicken. They also have pizza, chips, sandwiches, vegetables, etc. etc… the list goes on! It’s definitely a great staple this summer if you make it to Manhattan or out to The Hamptons.

What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu


Happy WIAW! I have once again started to document days for WIAW, and then forgotten about it by the end of the day. But these are all things I ate within the last week:


Breakfast: avocado toast, made with Ezekial bread and Cholulah hot sauce.


Lunch: An acai bowl from Island Vintage Coffee in Waikiki in between teaching and taking yoga classes. My dad and I both love this acai bowl (with extra honey!) and we shared this along with the following sandwich:


a caprese sandwich with a side salad.

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Dessert: On another day, I bought myself an afternoon treat: one kids’ scoop each of Thai iced tea and Nutella ice cream from a new place in Honolulu (full post about this soon). SO GOOD.

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