Adventures, Celebrations, Food

ANNIVERSARY adventure.

One of those night we wanted to try something new and it didn’t work out.  After all thank goodness are in the city filled with plenty of restaurants to try out right?  As the night continued we ended up at Bamboo Sushi on 23rd.  I must say my half and I were more than satisfied.  30 min wait? Ohhhh that was a YES, please take our name down for us since the other two places were 40 mins to 2.5 hrs.  Ordered our drinks as we waited and oh did my lychee martini made my experience that much more enjoyable.  Sat down and the half went bonkers on ordering our food.  I must say every dish ordered was satisfying.  The service was great and the food was a bonus.  Overall experience was awesome…you bet we will be back!  Cheers to an additional year to our life together.  Below are the starters and dishes we ordered (the lights were dimmed and romantic).  The edamame was on the house! Quite rare at many japanese restaurants now and days.  MUST try if you live here or are dropping into Portland on one of your adventures.  You won’t be dissappointed.bamboosushi_tee2enivsage

What sushi places would you recommend in Portland or in your city?  Please share.

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Adventures, Food, Photography

Serious Pie

Last weekend–made a stop at Serious Pie in Seattle,WA for late lunch. Deliciousness!

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Not only do they serve pizza they also have biscuits.

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Ohhhh my! Brussels sprout?! Ummmm YES I couldn’t pass this up. I wasn’t ever a big fan of Brussels sprout until the love cooked it for me! Ever since then, you better believe it, anything brussels sprout I am ordering! Future post on Brussel sprout to come.

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We ordered a pie topped with sweet fennel sausage, roasted peppers, provolone and the love added prosciutto. Such a nice touch to our pie–it was complete and tasty.

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A touch of lemon in the water is always needed! What restaurant(s) have you tried as of late? Please share because I might just have to stop by when I am in the area.

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Art, DIY craft, Food, Photography

What’s on the IG lately?

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The weeks of drowning the negatives with positives; great crafts was birth from it.  Who said good things doesn’t come out of bad situations do not know how to see the silver lining in the storm.  All in the midst of cleansing my body from toxins, there are rough days.  I was tired of just letting it take control of my life.  For the last two weeks I fought back.  My energy was quickly put towards counting my blessings, utilizing my right hemisphere of the brain to create, and last but not least sharing it with my WordPress family.  A neglect to my followers was not a choice.  As I took a look back on my instagram photos, I thought to myself, “Its time to do a Instapic update”.    AND here you have it!  Crafts and snacks has been of my favorites as of late.  Can you tell or need I say nothing?  Thank God for the existence of creativity and what we can do with it.  What have you been creating?  Please share.  Hope you have a HAPPY  and GREAT Saturday!!

P.S. Want more instant updates?  I tend to update more on the IG.  Follow my daily on instagram @tee2envisage.

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Food

SAVORY lunch.

NUVREI–light lunch is what we needed.  Savory Turkey sesame croissant and Dante Biscuits.

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Food

LOVE for pastries.

Sunday afternoon after church…my half and I needed to feed our tummy.  Today was a day I didn’t want to pick a place. My lovely took the honor and thought of a French Bakery.  I suddenly thought…Oooooo croissants.  NOT just any croissants–the ones that is crispy, buttery, and just the right amount of flakes.  NUVREI definitely fulfilled all of the above.  My new found love of NUVREI.  I will surely be back again.  I love the simple arrow stamp on the to GO bags.  It made me feel like I went shopping for some fancy item.  My love got the pear danish and I of course went for the almond croissant!  Soo YUM!

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Have a love for french bakery sweets or savory?  Make a visit to NUVREI in The Pearl District of PDX; you won’t be disappointed!

Small and cute place to chat it up with a girlfriend or enjoy the goods with your half.  Great Sunday fun day.  Hope yours was as well.

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Food, Photography, RECIPES

RADICCHIO EGG SALAD

A salad at Tasty and alder left me craving for more…I had to replicate it.

It is so simple and delish.  I made it for dinner two nights ago as a side salad.

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Have a great Thursday.  Whats cooking in your kitchen?  Share.

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Food, Photography

SNACKS…

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Summer is over AND it won’t stop me from snacking on my mangos.

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Spinach and Artichoke Hummus with sesame water crackers and The Laughing cow Chipotle Queso.

YUMMY in my tummy.  A little cheese won’t hurt–even though I am lactose intolerance. Better than JUNK into my system.

What is your favorite snacks as of late?  Please share.

P.S.  A tad bit of color in each picture all for YOU!

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Food, Photography

SEAWEED

As of late, I had to find food that is filling and also a plus to my salt intake.  Typically, you’ll hear your doctor tell you DECREASE your salt intake because its causing your blood pressure to rise.  NOT this gal.  Doc said to me, ” You are going to have to INCREASE your salt intake, your blood pressure is too low.”  MY FACE EXPRESSION o_O.  Low blood pressure isn’t a problem until you start having symptoms.  The headache and lightheadedness was not my best friend.  So I went and searched for food that is not processed, contains salt, and also fiber to satisfy my body’s hunger.  Stumbled on roasted seaweed from Costco.  The store that always gets anybody’s wallet.  Do you eat seaweed as a snack?  My go to snack lately and keeps me full and satisfied for the next couple of hours.  For the sake of just the salt intake, I decided to do some research on nutrition benefits of eating seaweed.  Here

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Seaweed is filled with plentiful of fiber content. It keeps you filled and feed your munch craves.  Better than eating a bag of skittle or chips and feeling lethargic 15 mins after AND needing more snacks!  Packed with Vitamin A & C all great for your immune system, skin, heart, eyes and plenty more.  The fiber can help aid your digestive system to pull in water and start bowel movements.  Contains virtually NO FAT!  Love to have NO FAT.  I had no idear it is filled with so much fiber

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So crispy and YUM!

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Time to snack away!

Will you snack on seaweed?  If you already do, please share your favorite flavor.

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Food, Photography

BBQ SUNDAY.

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HAPPY BBQ time it was with friends.  Summer is ALMOST over and surely the RAIN and COLD weather has been reminding me.  Last Sunday we all decided to BBQ it up to spend the last moments of it.  Soaked in the sun a bit and chow down on some spiral dogs along with grilled corn garnished with green onions.  YUM it was.  How are you spending your last bits of summer before the lovely fall approaches?

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Food, Photography

Petite Provence

For the last two weeks I have been craving for macrons and while waiting for friends to arrive on Alberta I thought of Petite Provence.  Usually I would go and get a croissant at a french bakery..BUT I stumbled on these wonderfulicious Macrons.
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I love the stripe to go package.

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My favorite one out of them all is the Almond BUT they were all tasty and delicious.  Second in line for favorite was the hazelnut!  My favorite place thus far in Portland for Macrons and it was only a buck and fifty each.  NOT BAD at all!

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Last day to enjoy your extended weekend!  My sweet tooth was flu-filled this weekend.  Have a great MONDAY!  What has your palette craved for lately? Please share.
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