Monthly Archives: January 2011

American - Breakfast/Brunch - FOOD - "The Delicious"

Brunch at Cafeteria

January 26, 2011

You guys may have remembered me going gaa gaa over the mac n’ cheese with truffle oil at Cafeteria a while back. Truffle oil and cheese are just a few of my favorite things. I went back there recently for brunch and it did not disappoint. We decided since the mac n’ cheese worked so well for us, might as well try the mac n’ cheese spring rolls which comes with a smoked gouda dipping sauce:

Mac n cheese spring rolls, $9

A generous latte

Monterey eggs, $10

The Monterey Eggs were divine — fried eggs, warm tortilla, avocado, pepperjack cheese, and cherry tomato salsa.

Country Flatbread, $11

The country flatbread was a little more simple, with truffle oil (this place seems to swear by that ingredient), shaved parmesan and asparagus. If you’re going on a weekend, get there early since there always seems to be a wait!

Restaurant Info:

119 Seventh Ave.
at 17th
New York, NY 10011


Coffeehouse/Cafe - FOOD - "The Delicious" - Tea/Drinks

The art of espresso making

January 25, 2011

Who knew THIS much detail goes into one tiny cup of espresso?

Espresso, Intelligentsia from The D4D on Vimeo.

Beauty - "The Lovely" - Hair

Clairol’s giving away 100,000 boxes of their new hair color foam!

Clairol’s Nice ‘n Easy is coming out with their new Color Blend Foam in February, but you can be among the first to get your hands on them for free! Between today and January 27th, all you have to do is “Like” Clairol’s Facebook page and click on the FREE FOAM link. They’ll send you a voucher to pick up a bottle of your own.

Like Clairol's FB page now!


FOOD - "The Delicious" - Homemade - Recipes

Recipe: A kinda Vegan Italian Sausage Cheesesteak Sandwich

January 22, 2011

I love when people send me pictures of their food (it happens way more than you think) because that means they’re excited to EAT. My friend Sana recently sent me a picture of a cheesesteak concoction of her own:

Sana's homemade cheesesteak sandwich

When I asked her to send me the recipe, she graciously agreed. Below is her version of the meal:

“Kinda Vegan Italian Sausage Cheesesteak Sub”
By: Sana Jafri

Sana’s disclaimer: Unless you substitute this with soy cheese, it’s not totally vegan.
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min


1 Sweet Vegan Italian Sausage with Tomato and Basi (from Tofurky)
1 White Vegan Bun (Trader Joe’s brand, I think)
2 Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms
2 Slices of Red and Yellow Bell Peppers
1/4 Sliced White Onion
A pinch of Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 slice of Trader Joe’s Pepper Jack Cheese


1. Sautée onions in olive oil until soft
2. Add sliced veggies (mushrooms and bell peppers) and sautée for a few more minutes
3. Add chopped vegan italian sausage to veggies
4. Add cheese, sautee until melted, gooey yummyness
5. Lightly toast bun
6. Add mixture (veggies+vegan sausage) on bun
7. Send pics to your friends to make them jealous
8. EAT!

Thanks for those last two points. Greatly appreciated.

BEAUTIFULLY DELICIOUS LINKS - Beauty - "The Lovely" - FOOD - "The Delicious"

Beautifully Delicious Links, 1/21/11

January 21, 2011

Read about Nicki Minaj's hair evolution

What’s lovely and delicious this week:

  • Nicki Minaj’s wild beauty evolution (slideshow) – Bellasugar
  • What UK-based artist Tom Rainford doesn’t like about grocery shopping (animated video) – Tom Rainford
  • Fashion magazines promote ugliness, says one Vogue editor – The Cut
  • Um gross…human cheese?? From like…human milk? – Serious Eats
  • The best beauty products of the year roundup! – Allure
  • An illustrated look at Starbucks’ new, larger Trenta size – The Huffington Post
  • Find out which celeb hates her most famous cut…and also if you recognize her in this pic! (cuz I didn’t) – Bellasugar Australia
  • Eyeliner tricks for 3 standout looks – Refinery 29
  • RECIPE: Game Day Recipe Roundup — Salsa and Chips – Serious Eats

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