Behind Brown Eyes

21st century flogger. That's food-blogger, fyi. Now if it were the 17th century...
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Hey @thenorthface, how about making me the new neon poster child for the #ECSDC #50K?! An early wish come true for my first #ultra and 26th birthday on June 10?! :) Let it marinate while I ice and foam roll my helpless hip flexors. #running #funning #finisher #runtrail #endurance #challenge #betteryou #smile #racebling #raceday #proud #missionaccomplished (at Hampton Inn Dulles/Cascades)

New #LOFT summer steals! Ok, these finds are from a few weeks ago but I had to share: bold patterned blouse, bright orange skirt and a light leopard cardi. #JustForFun #30JaysOfJune #photoaday #challenge #Day30 (Taken with Instagram)

General Tso’s at #YankeeStadium, isn’t at all new, but instead of sushi or noodle bowl, I tried the dish in lieu. I have to say it’s a tasty meal, though overpacked with rice, if I was ladled double veggies, I’d call it worth the price. I’m Polish and Italian, and that’s a matter of fact, but my favorite flavor’s Asian, and I’m just fine with that. #30JaysOfJune #photoaday #challenge #Day29 #Jingle (Taken with Instagram at Yankee Stadium)

Literally SENSE-ational, artistic masterpiece. Eel Avocado Hand Roll and Yellowtail Scallion Sushi Roll with brown rice. #JustCreative #nofilter #30JaysOfJune #photoaday #challenge #Day28 (Taken with Instagram)

#Join me…in welcoming into my life…my favorite new creation: Eel Avocado Hand Roll. #30JaysOfJune #photoaday #challenge #Day27 #Asian #Japanese #eel #avocado #handroll #sushi #love #iloveeel #obsessed (Taken with Instagram)

Today I’ve built a #jittery “J” out of #DunkinDonuts #blueberry #coffee cups! My absolute favorite from DD! Yes this is from one day (morning)—but I didn’t buy both so stop judging me. I think I’ll save the medium for a n-ICE afternoon treat. #30JaysOfJune #photoaday #challenge #Day26 #J #letterJ (Taken with Instagram)

Junior’s Joe in Grand Central—a great brew. Try it. Beats Starbucks if you’re looking for a quick, non-specialty drink before a train ride home. #30JaysOfJune #photoaday #challenge #Day25 #Juniors #coffee #GrandCentral (Taken with Instagram)

Bettering #BettyCrocker today with some clean changes to her #buttermilk #pancake #recipe. #JustBecause breakfast is the best, and I especially love experimenting with pancakes and waffles. Next time you’re in the kitchen, think outside the “just add water” box and try this: beat 1egg; add 1 cup whole wheat flour, 3 tbsp. packed brown sugar, 3 tbsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1 cup light buttermilk. No salt, no vegetable oil. For an extra flavor punch, add some cinnamon and vanilla. I like that too. I definitely think the batter was a good consistency; the baking powder:soda ratio was on point because the pancakes rose higher on the stove and stayed fluffy! Hoping to modify and master this recipe down to a “P.” P for perfect pancakes. You know how I love my alliteration. And maybe next time I’ll add some oats or corn meal. This recipe definitely lends itself to a multi-grain twist. #30JaysOfJune #photoaday #challenge #Day24 (Taken with Instagram)

Yesterday, my friend Julie made the trek to the suburbs to pool crash a mi casa. Of course that involved lots of catching up…and cooking. Aka the best two “C’s” I can think of! I used our reunion as a great excuse to go to the butcher and pick up some fresh fish—and also to finally experiment with my red quinoa. The menu? Halibut filet, rubbed with sun-dried tomato oil, a dash of salt and black pepper; pan-seared with olive oil spray, crushed garlic and onion on high heat for 7-8 minutes total. Red quinoa sautéed with vegetable oil, scallions and garlic; seasoned with cumin, cayenne, oregano, black pepper, cardamom and coriander; brought to a boil in about 2 cups of sodium-free vegetable stock; covered and simmered for 20 minutes; added one can of black beans (rinsed and drained), juice of one lime, and one whole tomato chopped into chunks; heated through about 5 minutes and plated immediately after for hungry tummies. And what’s a summer meal without some fresh corn on the cob? Be #jelly. Or next time just come over for some of Krystina’s cookin’! You won’t be disappointed. #30JaysOfJune #photoaday #challenge #Day23 #nofilter #halibut #fish #quinoa #cooking #summer #recipe (Taken with Instagram)

#JustInCase you were wondering…Darla from The Little Rascals is gangsta now. Reppin’ the west side apparently. #30JaysOfJune #photoaday #challenge #Day22 #thenandnow #thelittlerascals #peoplechange #throwback (Taken with Instagram)