Trader Joe’s Top Ten Must Haves

It’s no secret that I absolutely love Trader Joe’s! The employees are all so nice, the food selection is great, and they have unbeatable prices! The prices are the same in NYC as they are in Michigan which I haven’t seen in other grocery stores in the city. There’s also an exclusive Trader Joe’s wine…

Lyssy’s Eats NYC: Beauty and Essex

Hi friends! It’s currently Restaurant Week in NYC and Jon and I took full advantage! Restaurant Week happens twice a year in NYC and a select number of restaurants participate and offer special menus for a lower price. It runs Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. The lunch is a three-course menu for $26…

5 Ingredient Copycat Dig Inn Bowl

Hi friends! I’ve been alluding to this bowl that I’ve been making every week for quite some time now, and today I’m finally sharing my obsession :). Dig Inn is a healthy fast food chain, kind of like a chipotle, but with a more traditional menu of handcrafted grain bowls. There is one across the…

A Guide to Charleston in a Day – Part 2

Welcome back friends, today I’m recapping my day trip to Charleston! In case you missed it, you can check out part one here. While walking back from the Pineapple fountain, we stopped into the Old Exchange Museum & Provost Dungeon. This was definitely my favorite thing in Charleston. We had no idea what it was,…

A Guide to Charleston in a Day – Part 1

On our trip south, Jon, Brooklyn, and I drove to Charleston from Savannah for a day trip. The drive was easy and took about two hours. In case you missed any of our Savannah trip, you can read here: Part 1 and Part 2. Our first stop in Charleston was coffee, we all love and…

Copy Cat: CHOPT Spicy Santorini Salad

I’m not sure about you guys, but I always order the same things at restaurants and never order anything new.  One thing that I’ve been loving and ordering a lot lately is the Spicy Santorini Salad from CHOPT. It is filled with lots of trendy, nutritious foods such as chicken, quinoa, kale, quinoa, and feta….

Lyssy’s Eats: Asuka Sushi

Jon and I went out to sushi for my 25th birthday dinner, and it did not disappoint! We went to Asuka Sushi in Chelsea and it was delicious! It was also reasonably priced (similar to what we would pay in Michigan) and had a large selection. We started off with some drinks (we were also…

Celebrating my 25th Birthday

I had such a great birthday filled with lots of sweet messages from friends and a few surprises! I hope you all liked my 25 Life Lessons For My 25th Birthday post! I got a cold brew at Starbucks to start my morning after a good bench workout. Jon and I met for lunch at a place…

Quick Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers aren’t my favorite vegetable in the world, but this recipe helps me with my goal to eat more veggies. Cucumbers are mostly water so they keep you hydrated and full, and are incredibly low in calories. They’re also a great snack, especially if you are trying to lose a few pounds.  This recipe is…

Lyssy’s Eats: Dô Cookie Dough Confections

Last summer I had heard about a magical place that had edible cookie dough in NYC. I looked at their instagram and knew I had to go there. When I visited Jon in September we tried to go, but the line was across the street and around the corner 😫. For the sake of our…