So, I hit the dirty thirtieth birthday.   I went kicking and screaming but alas… here we are. It’s been a busy few weeks. I had finals the week/weekend of my actual birthday so it was a stressful time (more grays to be colored… thanks very much).  I am pleased to announce, however, that my second semester of grad school is officially behind me.  I don’t know if I will have a repeat of my 4.0 from first semester but I’m hopeful.

I did finally check out a great restaurant that’s been written up on a number of paleo blogs. Cannibal NYC is on 29th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue. It is a meat lover’s dream.



I had the lamb belly which was huge. It was enough to feed an army but it was amazing. I really enjoyed the watermelon salad pairing with pita. It hit the spot.

I also finally got down to Stone Street for some birthday drinks the night before my three hour law final. Stone Street is just a hop, skip, and a jump from my new building.   I love the cobblestone street and the relaxed area. It definitely feels like a different world down in the middle of the Financial District.

First, we grabbed a drink at the new Bavaria Bierhaus.


Then, we went over to The Growler Bites and Brews. The Growler is a cool little restaurant with a great vibe (dark, lots of high top tables). I had the grilled cheese which was OK. The highlight of the meal were the appetizers… We had homemade potato chips with blue cheese dip and fried pickles (mmm…). I’d recommend for a casual night out.‎


That being said, I have the next few weeks off of school so I’m looking forward to amping up my half marathon training, doing some Crossfit, and cooking! And, tomorrow night, I’m heading out to Hearth on East 12th Street at 1st Avenue. It’s very farm to table-esque so I shall report back my thoughts.

I’ve included a few things I just whipped up the last few days… More recipes to follow.



Happy Earth Day (and a very happy Tuesday!),



CF 212

by admin on March 25, 2014

Yesterday, I had my first workout at Crossfit 212.  There are two gyms – 281 Broadway and 84 Franklin.  They have a lot of new equipment.  The gym is smaller than my old box but it may help in having more individualized attention.  I was happy that most of my form was still there on the lifts but it is definitely difficult to be so out of shape compared to where I was.  I know that it will come back quickly but it sure is discouraging to not be able to do what I used to be able to.

Lesson learned…

It’s important to put yourself and your needs first.  If you want to work out, make it a priority.  And, while life sometimes does get in the way, there is time.  It’s a just a matter of working out the schedule and saying “no” to what other people want you to do.  Put yourself first.  You’ll be happier and healthier for it.

I was able to stick pretty paleo this week.  Lamb chops continue to be a favorite especially from Whole Foods.  I just put a little lemon juice, garlic salt, and pepper and grilled the lamb on my grill pan.


I did have a weak moment and did make a nice truffle grilled cheese.  It was everything I thought it could be!


Next week, I have a heavy workout schedule.  I am also starting up with Kettlebell Kitchen which will deliver to the new gym and make paleo more accessible.


Happy Thursday,


Scallops. Truffle oil. Heaven.

March 19, 2014

I stopped at the market in Grand Central last night on my way to the 4,5 and picked up some scallops. The good part of city living is access. You can get fresh ingredients so quickly. This is great since I change my mind about what I like to eat all the time!! The bad […]

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Back to Paleo land…

March 18, 2014

So, I’m back. I’ve missed blogging.  People have asked why.  I don’t have a good answer.  But, I guess it doesn’t matter who is reading or not reading.  Blogging makes me feel motivated and I enjoy posting things that I am proud of.  Maybe there’s a recipe I tried out.  Or, maybe, there is a […]

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January 13, 2014

My UP24 arrived this weekend. It’s pretty cool. It tracks everything but I find the sleep information to be the most interesting. Looking at this, I woke up a few times and did not have a long deep sleep. I did have a good 4 mile run yesterday. I averaged about 9:45 min pace which […]

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