Smoked Salmon Salad

Lately I’ve been on a smoked salmon kick and trying to incorporate it into every meal. Think salmon lox for breakfast, smoked salmon with cheese and crackers to munch on while I cook, smoked salmon sandwich, however I threw it over a bed of spinach and recreated my usual salad with toasted pine nuts and

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Isla Mujeres

If you ask me about where to take your kids for a family vacation in this part of the Riviera Maya, I will tell you Isla Mujeres without hesitation. I’ll explain it like this… For an unknown reason, the Island hasn’t overpopulated with tourism even though it’s a short 15 minute ferry ride from the

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Cilantro Lime Caulifower

Cauliflower isn’t one of those vegetables I’ve always eaten or had any interest in for that matter. It always seemed and looked bland to me. I recently had a dish at a restaurant that served brussel sprouts and cauliflower blended together in some sort of flavor that I have never been able to forget. Though

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Easter in the Yucatán

It’s been strange transitioning into Holiday’s here. For example, I’ve never Easter egg hunted on a beach or gone to buy a Christmas tree in a swimsuit and cover-up or gone to the beach after opening Christmas presents. I don’t know, maybe since there’s no real major shift of seasons and it’s just hot all

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Snow Day in Dallas

My childhood is filled with memories of being in snowy mountains and cold weather since most of our trips were based off of that criteria alone. Naturally, as I’ve gotten older, I have such a fondness towards taking my kids out to do similar things. It’s sort of ironic that we ended up living at

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Last minute gifts for her

If you’re like me, you’re out and about rushing around getting last minute gifts and fighting through the crowds and traffic of Holiday shopping. This year, I planned a bit more in advance and bought most things online for the kids and in a weird way, getting gifts for them is sort of like getting

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A glimpse of cool

We recently got a glimpse of cool weather and I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. I’m a cool weather person by nature, so you can imagine this irresistible layer of heat has been tough to bare. I happen to have a couple of pieces that worked out perfectly to keep me warm,

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Over the weekend

This past weekend, we went out to our favorite spot in Xpu-Ha and rented a kayak to take the kids out on. We’ve done this a few times and it’s easily my favorite way to spend our weekends together. We took turns snorkeling and just relaxed in the water. Anyhow, it was very refreshing and

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Dive #1

This past weekend David and I let Luca skip his nap to go swim out in the ocean with us. My honest intention was to keep our life jackets on (all of us) and just float on top of the water while enjoying the beautiful sea life below. He’s 3, so naturally I’m not going

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