Spaghetti alla Siciliana (Sundried tomato pasta)

What have you been eating for lunch these days?
Lately i've been obsessed with sun-dried tomatoes and have been trying to incorporate them into every lunch dish I can.


Life Lately: 3

weekend reading and the first official ice cream of the season

One day I left work after my shift, and since every person I talked to that day said the weather was sweltering, I braced myself for the heat.


Lacing up your shoes slowly


Since the weather's warmed up i've been trying to be active outside, through biking, running (read:brisk walking), rollerblading and whatever else (does badminton count?). Each time,I dig out my running shoes from deep in the closet, sunscreen my face and hope for the best. 


A pretty summer nail polish

Now that the weather is warmer, I feel more comfortable wearing brighter colours.  I tend to gravitate towards brighter shades of red and pink during the summer and this colour has been my go-to shade since highschool; I always end up coming back to this shade:

Revlon's Craving coral is a perfect orange-y red shade which flatters my fair skin. (It even makes my hands look tanned! Win!) It doesn't look ruddy how some red nail colours can, and I find the formula of the polish very fluid and streak-free: i'm a huge fan of Revlon nail polishes.

What's your go-to summer nail colour?


Brie bacon and pear grilled cheese

Remember when you were younger and you were lucky enough to have a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch or dinner? How great it was!?

It was a big deal for my brother and I. We joke at my home about how when we were younger my mom used to pair our grilled cheese sandwiches with a slice of rolled ham for protein and how we hated it. But we put up with it for the grilled cheese!

And every once in a while in my adult life I like having a good ol' grilled cheese, but sans rolled ham. I've come across a few good recipes that added figs, carmelized veggies, or avocado to the mix. 

This recipe used brie, bacon, and pears which was easy to assemble and tasted great. 

A little taste of childhood, only remixed.

All you do is assemble your sliced brie, pears and bacon on the non buttered side of one of the pieces of bread. Place the other piece of bread -non buttered side- on top of the sandwich toppings and fry the sandwich in a pan on the stove with a bit of oil about 2 minutes per side, making sure to press down on the bread with a spatula to melt the cheese. 

Perfect for a solo dinner or lunch, something you can make in a pinch!