March 20, 2015

Strawberry Fields Salad

Happy first official day of Spring! 

With warm weather approaching and swimsuit season peeking its ugly head around the corner, I wanted to share one of my favorite salads recipes. It's one I sell at the cafe and not only is it easy to make, it tastes just as good as it looks. 

Grilled chicken also goes really well with this salad if you are looking to add some protein. 

For this recipe, I only included ingredients and not measurements because depending on whether you make this as a side salad to accompany a meal or as a meal in itself, the measurements will be different. This salad is pretty much fail-proof so use as much or as little of the ingredients you like and omit the ones you don't. 

Strawberry Fields Salad

♡ Spinach
♡ Strawberries, sliced 
♡ Red onion, sliced 
♡ Feta cheese, crumbled 
♡ Walnuts 
♡ Balsamic vinaigrette dressing 
♡ Grilled chicken (optional) 

March 4, 2015

Torrey Pines

One thing to know about San Diegans is that they love to hike. There are tons of hiking trails in this city and most of them come with beautiful views if you're willing to make it to the top. 

One of the very first hikes I did after moving to San Diego was Torrey Pines. Compared to the other trails/mountains, it's pretty short so it's perfect for beginners like myself. There are also smaller trails along the way up so you're able to see the views from different points of the mountain. The best part of is that at the end of the hike you will end up at the bottom of the mountain, right onto the beach. I don't care how cold that water is, you gotta soak your feet in! 

My advice is, if you have the morning or afternoon off - put on some sneakers, rub on sunblock on and grab a bottle of water and make the trek up Torrey Pines. Sometimes I forget that I live in one of the most beautiful cities but as soon I take the hike up there I always fall back in love with it. 


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