Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cesar's Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada


Cesar's Palace is basically the mecca of Las Vegas. From what I have heard they own many of the other casinos and resorts on the strip and are also part of the Total Rewards program. Cesar's has it's own mall area called the Forum Shops which are very large,  in charge and basically an attraction of their own. You can also get to many places without even really going outside! Even parts of the Hangover were filmed here! Just in case you didn't already figure in August it is HOT in Vegas! When we were checking out on Monday I made a comment to a local about the wind outside and he replied "Oh really? I haven't been outside since Thursday!" haha!!





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Friday, July 18, 2014

Warm Spinach Quinoa Dinner Salad Recipe

I am a little overdue on the postings here and I do apologize.. BUT.. it's only because I have been so inspired by summer and cooking up a storm! In the next few weeks I have some great summer recipes to look forward to and we have a trip to Vegas booked! Obviously with it being summer we are all trying to eat healthy and trim up. Recently the brakes went out in my car and I was stuck at home for the evening and came up with this tasty and filling dinner salad. This recipe is extremely simple, delicious, and healthy I encourage you to try it! You can pick up these few things from the store and be eating in 20 minutes!


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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tropical Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa and Chipotle Lime Rice

Jay and I have been on a fish kick lately. From ceviche to sushi to grilled salmon we have been eating all and everything lean we can get our hands on! With the hot summer days it's just so refreshing to have a light and lean dinner! The other day Jay decided to experiment with some flavors and made this amazing salmon with broccoli and pineapple. Needless to say it was probably the most delicious and flavorful fish we have made so far. We normally just make the same few dishes over and over until we get sick of them so this was a huge change for us. The next day we were so inspired by this fruit/fish combo that we decided to take things to the next level! This post will be about our collaboration on a tropical fish dish! With my Chipotle cilantro lime rice recipe and Jay's new addiction to pineapple we were able to make a new staple dish in our home! Tropical Mahi with Cilantro lime rice coming right up!!

Tropical Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa and Chipotle Lime Rice
Tropical Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa and Chipotle Lime Rice

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Paris Part Two- Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Jay's Survival Guide to Paris 


Planning is the key but your flexibility and adaptability will be tested.
I book my flights before hotels; you have 24 hours to cancel any flight booked directly with most airlines.  A direct flight is best if possible but landing time is the most important.   You will want to use www.matrix.itasoftware.com (see previous travel posts) to find the best days  and cities to fly out comparing cost and landing times.  Ideally you will select a flight that lands between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  It will take you up to an hour to get out of the airport and 45 minutes to get to Paris once you get out.   This puts you after morning rush hour and before evening rush hour and your room should be ready for check in or you can grab a bite to eat nearby after you drop your luggage in the lobby.  There is nothing more miserable than arriving at the hotel at 8:00 AM after flying all night, tired, and smelly and being told your room will not be available for six or seven more hours.


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