Virtual Coffee Date

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It's been forever since we went on a virtual coffee date and I kind of miss talking about random stuff here. So today, instead of the usual, lets break free and go on a little date.. If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you about my weekend at the flea market; I had a blast and during our 4-hours at the market, I ate too  many chocolate peanut brittles. dixyaIf we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you that Food, Pleasure, and Health has been nominated as "Best Food Blog 2014" by nepaliaustralian 2nd year in a row. Because of your support, I won last year and if you have enjoyed my recipes and randomness, I'd love for you to please vote for me again. Here is the link, simply type Best Food Blog 2014 - Food, Pleasure, and Health in the comments section.

If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you that exactly in a week I will have finished my half-marathon! Bring it on 13.109375 miles.

DIY-All-Purpose-Cleaner2If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you that water+baking soda+vinegar makes the best 'all-purpose cleaner'! Talk about a natural and cheap cleaning product. I store it in a spray bottle and use it as needed. Instead of essential oil, I occasionally use freshly squeezed lemon juice. This has been my goto cleaning product for over a year now and I can't be more happier. Image via

If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you about a great presentation I attended this week called "Binge Eating Disorder in the Weight Management Setting: The Dietitian’s Role" by Jessica Setnick. I learned a lot on binge eating disorder, an area I am not very familiar with.  Jessica gave so many great pointers on how to recognize binge eating disorder and how to approach it if we were to come across one.

urban-jungleIf we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you about my current nail color:urban jungle. It's neutral with a slight pink hue which fits formal to casual occasions.

If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you that I may be hosting my first ever thanksgiving dinner. I know for a fact that I want yorkshire pudding..but other than that I have nothing planned therefore any tips and links to your favorite recipes would be extremely appreciated. Thank you in advance!! Image viaBBC Food Website (19th March 2012)If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you about my current acne situation..After a major breakout episode for weeks, I went to the dermatologist and I am back on antibiotics and tazorac (topical acne cream). While the breakout have decreased tremendously, they are not 100% gone.

If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you to read this beautiful/sad story which was shared by Parita. I complain and stress over trivial matters..and unfortunately, it always takes a tragic event/story to remind me how blessed I am.. I need to appreciate more of what I have and live more in the present because you never know what lies ahead.

If we were having coffee this morning, what would you tell me? Share some of your favorite Thanksgiving friendly recipes...also I'd like to know your current nail situation.