33 Restaurants with Spectacular Views!

Turns out food is not the only luxury served best at these restaurants.

Next time you’re on a journey around the world, pamper yourself with a meal and a view, at what is voted by travel magazines and experts, restaurants with the most spectacular views!

I can’t vouch for the quality of the food though. Hoping the meal is as refreshing as the view you take in!

AMERICAS

Sierra Mar – Big Sur, California

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The Encounter, LAX – Los Angeles, California

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George’s At The Cove – La Jolla, California

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Surf Lodge Restaurant – Montauk, New York

Surf Lodge Restaurant, Montauk, NY

The River Cafe – Brooklyn, New York

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Mirror Lake Inn – Lake Placid, New York

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Elements Restaurant – Scottsdale, Arizona

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Dasheene – St. Lucia, West Indies

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Sanctuary Lodge – Cuzco, Peru

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EUROPE

Les Remparts – Eze Village, France

Les Remparts, Eze Village, France

Le Panoramic – Chamonix, France

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La Sponda – Positano, Italy

La Sponda, Positano, Italy

Belvedere, Hotel Caruso – Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Ristorante Grotta Palazzese – Puglia, Italy

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Club Del Doge Restaurant – Venice, Italy

Club del Doge Restaurant, Venice, Italy

Rossellini’s – Ravello, Italy

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Hotel Edelweiss – Murren, Switzerland

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360 – Istanbul, Turkey

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ASIA

101 at One&Only, The Palm – Dubai, UAE

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Saidpur Village, Pakistan

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The Monal – Islamabad, Pakistan

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Vertigo, Banyan Tree – Bangkok

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Soneva Kiri – Koh Kood, Thailand

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The Grotto – Krabi, Thailand

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Kupu Kupu Barong Villas – Bali, Indonesia

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Waterfalls Restaurant – San Pablo City, Philippines

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Felix – Hong Kong

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Skyline Restaurant – Queenstown, New Zealand

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AFRICA

Delaire Graff Restaurant – Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge – Tanzania

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Klein’s Camp – Serengeti, Tanzania

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The Rock Restaurant – Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant – Diani Beach, Kenya

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17 Power Snacks To Lighten Up Your Dull Day

via BuzzFeed

Snackaholics, be prepared! Be it boredom, binging or both, now you are free to munch all day long without the fear of putting on the pounds. Well…just don’t go overboard!

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Are you bored at work?

Do you have the tendency to day dream a lot?

Are you borderline ADD?

Does food top your aphrodisiac list?

Is your job too stressful?

Well then you my dear look forward to your snack hours. And I’m here to make them snack worthy!

I do suggest you seek help if you answered “yes” to any of the questions above. It won’t hurt…

…in the meantime, enjoy these power snacks on me. Like these…

Banana Dog Bites? What a cool name!

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 recipe here

Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries

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recipe here

Roasted Chickpeas

roasted chickpeas

recipe here

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

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recipe here

OR…

Say helloooo to Nutella Energy Bites!

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recipe here

Pretty awesome ways to keep a boring and busy day interesting eh!?

Read this article at BuzzFeed for more ideas on empowering your snack tooth!

And this wraps up my contribution to humanity on better and healthy eating!!!

28 Easy And Healthy Breakfasts You Can Eat On The Go

via BuzzFeed

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Time is a luxury these days. Either that or you’re a lazy bum like me who gets up 30 minutes prior to leaving for work which means no time to make a breakfast meal. Hence like many other fellow Americans, I resort to caffeine or carbs, the “quick fixes”, to jump start the day.

Well here are quick, easy and healthy breakfast meals you can prepare in 10 minutes or less the morning of or the night before. Time should no longer be an excuse to not eat healthy!

Like this…

Chia Pudding which involves 3 simple ingredients: milk, chia seeds and honey! And if these ingredients don’t appeal to you then try her suggested variations like orange, chocolate, pistachio, almonds, agave, bananas, cardamom, or masala chia!

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recipe here

Ricotta and Honey Sandwich

Ricotta and honey sandwich

recipe here

Quinoa Granola Bars with no precooking!

Quinoa granola bars

recipe here

Healthy Muffins made with oats, carrots, skim milk and bananas

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OR…

Apple Peanut Butter Sandwich

Apple peanut butter sandwich

recipe here

Read this BuzzFeed article for more on-the-go breakfast recipes including recipes for power smoothies, for those umm weird folks who find the energy to workout in the mornings!

Tomorrow we will cater to snackaholics!

18 Mason Jar Salads That Make Perfect Healthy Lunches

via BuzzFeed

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Oh I love it when BuzzFeed posts something buzzworthy!

Like these amazing 18 mason jar salads which can be easily prepared in a matter of minutes.

Look cool and healthy at the same time!

So…Halloween is around the corner which means I’m going to eat healthy (or try my best to) for the next few weeks so I can binge on some candy. That said, this week my posts will be dedicated to healthy eats!

I figure every now & then we need someone to spill some fresh meal ideas into our brain. Because attempting to search for recipes on Pinterest means letting yourself be consumed by a black hole for 123 hours!!! aaaaand nothing gets done…

So…what’s the trick to creating salads in a mason jar:

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The dressing goes first.

Then goes the grain or protein…

Then the fixings…

Then the leafy greens.

A formula as simple as this can create a:

Burrito Bowl Salad

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recipe here

Egg and Avocado Mixed Salad

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egg avacado salad

recipe here

Asian Noodle Salad

Asian Noodle Salad

recipe here

OR…

Pomegranate and Pear Salad (yummm)

Pomegranate and pear salad

recipe here

Read this BuzzFeed article for remaining 14 recipes.

And off you go in prepping your lunch meals for the remainder of the month.

Tomorrow we will share ideas on how to jump start your day with a healthy simple easy breakfast meal!

Local Foods – Hit or Miss?

So…the Houston Magazine is my newest passion, thanks to Saf, I spent nearly one hour reading about local food joints. First & foremost, for those of you who are not privileged to be a Houstonian 😉 (don’t worry, no one’s perfect!), we are sincerely and quite candidly one of the BEST foodie towns in this country, hands down!!! And luckily, there is no near-term shortage of up & coming tasty treats to indulge in at your pleasure. So yesterday evening, we made our way to Local Foods in Upper Kirby, offering locally-sourced, healthy ingredient- abundant choices on the menu. It had been on my radar for a while plus the weather was Houston-perfect as in cool, breezy, you know, in the 80s…

Honest opinion, it’s a GREAT joint for healthy eating if that’s what you’re game for. In fact, if you’re like me who prefers to eat healthy throughout the week & then binge during weekends as if my body is somehow programmed to ignore it, this is the perfect weeknight getaway. It does lack a certain “kick” or as I like to refer to it as the good “fat”…but nevertheless, don’t miss out on it while the weather is still perky!

Outdoor seating

Outdoor seating

CABBAGE SLAW edamame, bean sprouts, seaweed

CABBAGE SLAW edamame, bean sprouts, seaweed

TUSCAN KALE golden raisins, pine nuts, parmesan

TUSCAN KALE golden raisins, pine nuts, parmesan

LENTILS tomato, cucumber, cauliflower, basil-mint pesto

LENTILS tomato, cucumber, cauliflower, basil-mint pesto

BEETS pistachio, wheatberry, mint (may I add that I LOVE Beets!!)

BEETS pistachio, wheatberry, mint (may I add that (a) these are not worms, and (b) I LOVE Beets!!)

CRUNCHY CHICKEN  nut “crumble”, provolone, buttermilk ranch, pickles, tomato,  pretzel bun

CRUNCHY CHICKEN
nut “crumble”, provolone, buttermilk ranch, pickles, tomato,
pretzel bun

Voila!!!

Voila!!!