7.29.2014

FAB RECIPE: STRAWBERRY AND NECTARINE TOPPING

fruit, strawberry, nectarine, oatmeal, breakfast, steel cut oats, Eating Fabulously, recipe, Christopher Stewart

So, I had a "when eating fabulously goes wrong" moment. Hand pies were on the agenda over the weekend, Strawberry Nectarine hand pies to be exact. Doesn't that sound good?  Let me correct you, it wasn't. When my hand pie experiment went A-wall the only delicious thing that emerged from it was this amazing uncooked filling. The 8 ingredient pie filling I had planned for my pies, turned in to this amazing topping for my steel cut oatmeal the next morning. Salt draws out liquid, so tossing all the fresh fruit with a twist off cracked sea salt allows the natural juices to come out which ultimately makes the best sugary liquid. Spoon over your favorite oatmeal and your set. The best part about this recipe is that there is no strict recipe to follow. Pick up your favorite fruit at a farmers market and switch it up everyday of the week. 



Strawberry and Nectarine Topping

2 nectarines, washed and sliced 
1/2 pint of strawberries, washed tops off and quartered
2T. light brown sugar 
cracked sea salt 
chili powder 
ground ginger 
lemon juice, to taste 
zest of 1/2 a lemon 

Rinse all fruit thoroughly and trim ends. Slices nectarines and quarter strawberries. In a large bowl toss fruit and remaining ingredients, adding as little or as much as your taste buds desire. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before spooning over your favorite hot oatmeal. 

7.28.2014

FAB RECIPE: SPAGHETTI WITH CLAMS

dinner, pasta, clams, bacon, eating fabulously, Christopher Stewart, recipe, blog, NYC


Time and time again, as much as I eat fabulously at restaurants and everywhere in between, sometimes I do enjoy cooking a great, simple, and fabulous meal at home. I scrolled past an amazing photo of fresh clams on Bon Appetite's Instagram account one afternoon and instantly I wanted the classic spaghetti with clams meal for dinner. This recipe is quick and easy and highlights pure simple fresh ingredients. It also teaches you that you don't need a lot to make a delicious sauce. Once I mastered the butter + pasta water sauce Ive been eating fabulously ever since! 


Spaghetti with Clams 

5 dozen fresh clams, various sizes 
12 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced 
4 strips of bacon, diced 
1/2 onion, small diced 
1c. white wine
1c. clam juice ** 
8T + 2T. butter 
1lb. spaghetti 
1/2 bunch fresh parsley 
zest of 1 lemon 

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for pasta. Rinse clams under cold water removing any excess sand and separate 1/2 of the clams. In a medium pot with a lid place half of clams and a small amount of water over medium heat. Cooks clams until open. Remove cooked clams and allow to cool. Strain remaining liquid through a coffee filter and set aside. Remove meat from cooled clams and set aside disregarding empty shells. In a large sauce pan, render bacon for 5 minutes and add garlic and onions. When onions begin to soften add white wine, reserved clam juice and remaining uncooked clams and cover with a lid. While clams are cooking,  cook pasta as preferred. When sauce has reduced slightly and clams are opened, add reserved shelled clams, cooked pasta and a ladle of hot pasta water, tossing in sauce and seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Finally add remaining 2T of butter, chopped parsley and lemon zest. Toss and serve immediately.  

7.25.2014

FAB LIFESTYLE: NIKE SKY HIGH DUNKS IN DENIM

NIKE, sneakers, fab lifestyle, denim, Christopher Stewart, eating fabulously


If you know me personally then you know I LOVEEEEEEE SNEAKERS! Catch me around town in NYC and 9 times out 10 I have on a pair of Converse, or a various pair of Nikes. I love heels, I really do..I just love them on other women. I would love to be able to eat fabulously in a pair of 6 inch Christian Louboutin's or Jimmy Choo's but Im a tall girl and I have juicy cankles.  So luckily Nike heard me and my cankle cries a couple years ago and made these fab Sky High Dunks, a feminine play on there classic mens dunks.. just with a wedge insole. I was a men's dunks junkie when I was younger, so now that Im a fab chick Im happy Nike made them more girl friendly.  I bought a black suede pair when they first hit the scene and instantly feel in love. A sneaker that will give me a little more umph! I must admit I totally wear these to the club! I also pair them with my high waist wide leg jeans and it gives me the illusion of having on a wedge under my jeans. Over the past few years Nike has come up with some amazing colors for these dunks and if I could, I would buy every . single . pair they make. I came across this new denim pair thanks to my mom (thanks mom!) and as soon as I saw them I pulled out my credit card and proceeded to the check out page. I love denim and lucky for us all, denim will never go out of style. And (again) denim is on trend for fall so I cant wait to pair these with some new items from fall/winter collections! 

** They seem to run a little small so be leary of sizing** 

Nike Dunk Sky High Mesh 
$120
www.store.nike.com 

7.21.2014

NYC SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEK 2014

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image via nycgo.com 


Its the most wonderful time of the year! Well the fabulous food year anyway. Yes, fabulous eaters, NYC Restaurant Week is upon us and as usual I am hungry.. excited! While most people are hating this time of year, its like Christmas to a true foodie. How can you beat a 3-course lunch for $25 or a 3-course dinner for $38 from some of the finest restaurants in the city that never sleeps. 

Every year during Restaurant week, I have a wish list of places I would like to dine at and this year, Im switching things up!  I want YOU the fabulous eater to recommend places for me to eat fabulously during restaurant week this year. Get the complete list of NYC Restaurant Week participants HERE  then Tweet me at  @SpeedyLVFoodie using the hashtag #ImEatingFab  or show me where you are dining at on Instagram using the hashtag #ImEatingFab and if I choose your restaurant, I will blog about you, why you chose it and the experience I had at the restaurant on www.EatingFabulously.com

NYC Restaurant runs from 7.21-8.15 !
~weekends vary depending on the restaurant.

So, the question of the day is, WHERE SHOULD I EAT FABULOUSLY DURING RESTAURANT WEEK? #ImEatingFab

7.18.2014

FAB LIFESTYLE: CHANEL INSPIRED JELLY BAG

Chanel, bags, summer, Harlem, #fablifestylefridays, Christopher Stewart, eating fabulously

Since cutting my hair, I spend a lot of time not just in the hair salon, but in the beauty supply store. From gel to wrapping foam, to bobby pins and more, the beauty supply store is a staple for me now just like restaurants and mascara. Ive been going to one specific beauty supply store recently, because I can get everything I need there to continuously look fab! As any store, Beauty Land has done some remodeling recently and has also added merchandise including jewelry, more makeup, nail appliques, bags and everything in between. On a recent trip, my mom and I noticed a rack with a variety of jelly bags. Cute! we screamed as we walked out of the store. Actually the bags were really really cute, which resembled the classic Chanel bag, just in jelly form. 

Fast forward a few days after and these bags were still on my mind. Its summer so finding cute inexpensive accessories is always a plus and hey its summer! I decided to bite the bullet and purchase the bag...OUT OF THE BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE!  This just goes to show you that you can get some fab finds anywhere! With multiple colors including black, I purchased the red bag and brought it home to love on it! I cant believe that this bag is this adorable from the beauty supply store. The chain strap can be doubled and used as a shoulder bag and also pulled through and used as a single strap bag or a cross body bag. For $29.99 this bag is the best summer accessory I have purchased to date!

Beauty Land 
240 W. 125th Street 
New York, N.Y. 10027
212. 222. 8898