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May 2, 2017

Foods Making Me Happy This Week

1.Thanks to one of the guys in our catering kitchen, I’ve been making the easiest but super tasty chopped salad. All I do is mix grilled chicken, chopped romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved red onion, roasted red peppers, and cilantro, then toss it with a little bit of salt & pepper, olive oil and a LOT of lime juice. Yes, lime juice. Trust me, you need to try this. Kim and I could not stop eating it!

2. Speaking of salads, I will never get tired of the Southwestern Salad from b.good. It was the first salad I tried there and I still eat it 2-3x/week. Arcadian greens, avocado, grilled corn, tomatoes, black beans, toasted corn, chipotle puree, and balsamic vinaigrette. Sometimes I swap out the dressing for a roasted red pepper vin they have. It’s so good!b.good southwestern salad

3. Switching into unhealthy gear for a second, this month’s #freakfrappe special at BBC is the “Frappe, Crackle & Pop”. This one was a joint effort between Frappe Daddy and me. He gets all the credit for the perfect name.

4. Over the weekend my friend Jess and I went to brunch at Earl’s in Assembly where she lives. We actually hang out in her area a lot because there’s a bunch of good shopping and restaurants we can hop around to. Sunday morning, we rolled right downstairs because I needed this avocado super toast. It had poached eggs, smashed avocado, olive oil, tomatoes, radish, sriracha, and toasted toasted hemp seeds.

Their Bloody Mary’s are really good too. Mostly because they come with salami and pickles…and I always add olives.

5. There’s another cooking video on my instagram from last night. Check my stories to see how I made a Fig Glazed Pork Loin from Home Chef. And ya know, watch my shenanigans. Hilarity all around. Watch before it expires around 6pm!
fig glazed pork tenderloin brussels sprouts carrots home chef
Happy eating!
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May 1, 2017

Video! Beautycounter Pinch Cream Blusher Stick Review

Happy Monday! Today I have a video for you. Just a quick review of my #2 favorite Beautycounter product: the Color Pinch Cream Blusher. Watch, learn, and then peek below for a special offer!

Other products I’m wearing in the video:

Beautycounter Rejuvenating Radiance Serum

Beautycounter Rejuvenating Day Cream

Nourishing Eye Cream

Beautycounter Dew Skin SPF20 Tinted Moisturizer

Beautycounter Lip Gloss in Peony

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara

Sephora Pro Foundation Brush

 ***BONUS: If you place an order through me/my link by March 15th, I’ll send you a free sample of the super popular charcoal mask. I’ll see your order go through and send it right away! 🙂

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April 28, 2017

5 Fun Things 4.28.17

1. Yesterday was my 2 year anniversary at BBC. I truly love this company and everything I do. I have learned SO much. Things I never thought I’d be doing. The majority of what I do is photography, videos, web/ad design, social media, and restaurant events. It is a ton of work and sometimes I go a little crazy, but I wouldn’t change it because it has been the most rewarding position I’ve ever had. And not just because I get to take pictures like this….

Boston Burger Company Vietnamese-Coffee-Donut-Frappe Union Square Donuts

Oy.

2. Today is the LAST day of the Beautycounter promo. They switched up the freebies and the mascara is, by far, the best option. You’ll get the best bang for your buck if you buy the charcoal soap and get the mascara. Just $24 + shipping!

beautycounter promo charcoal facial bar mascara

3. I had the tastiest cocktail at Park in Harvard Square. My brother and I went to dinner this week and why yes, I was bold enough to drink tequila on a Monday. This concoction was the Forbidden Root: Tanteo Chipotle Tequila, Beet & Thyme Shrub, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Fresh Lime, Agave Nectar. You know if I see beets on a menu, I order them. And in a cocktail? Sure thing.

And don’t worry, I only had one. For dinner, I had the Cast Iron-Seared Cod with Celeriac Puree, Roasted Red Grapes, Bacon, and Tarrgaon Croutons. Excellent. Everything I’ve had at Park has been great.

park cambridge restaurant menu pan seared cod

4. I put up another cooking video on my insta-stories. If you catch this before 6:30pm today, you can still watch! You’ll see a super easy salmon recipe and me waving around a knife like a maniac. Preview here, watch the rest on my story.

christinaorso instagram

Do not mess with a left-handed woman…

5. GIFs!

how i look at my coworkers on a monday

by wednesday

by friday

 how i feel about my diet every weekend

me, struggling with how casual this city is

when i get new gels put on and the tech asks what the heck happened to my hands

Happy, happy Friday! Own this day.

 

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April 25, 2017

Life Lately – April 2017

Reading: 5 hacks to save you money at the Whole Foods hot bar. I used to go SO much last year. I finally knocked it off, thanks to meal kits and getting more creative in the kitchen, but I still go every now and then. I can’t resist some of their veggie mixes!

Listening: This Spotify playlist I made. Many of the songs are from Barre, and some are tunes I’ve added that are similar energizing for any kind of workout.

Eating: I’ve been a fan of RxBars for a while, and they just came out with three new flavors: Mixed Berry, Chocolate Chip, and Peanut Butter Chocolate. Of these three, I liked the Chocolate Chip the best. But my top three flavors are Blueberry, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, and Coconut. Use this link for $5 off your order. I highly recommend the sampler box!

Wearing: I don’t wear much perfume because I’m allergic to most, but I brought out an old fave that doesn’t make me sneeze. Fresh Sugar Lychee smells so darn good! It’s well, super fresh and citrusy. Shocking, I know. The name says it all. 

Buying: The best part of being a Beautycounter consultant, in my opinion, is giving people advice on skincare and makeup. I love picking out colors for people! But another awesome part is trying all the products. Thank God for sales bonuses or I’d spend my entire paycheck on trying everything out. My next purchase is another Charcoal Bar because it’s part of the Best of Beautycounter promo going on until 4/28. Do not miss this!! Buy any of these, and get a sample of the lengthening mascara, the peppermint lip conditioner, or the protect lip balm.

Making: instagram cooking videos! I have been doing cooking videos on my stories and have been getting such fun feedback from those of you who are watching! In addition to being educational, they’re pretty hysterical because I always find myself in some kind of mess. I’m cooking tonight, so tune in around 6:30/7ish for a new recipe!!! Follow here.

Bookmarking: Roasted Beet Salad with Horseradish Creme Fraiche and PistachiosI don’t know anyone who likes beets as much as I do. So I’m going to have to make this salad and tell you all about it. Ya know, attempt you to love the root and all its earthy goodness.

 

Happy, happy Wednesday!