thelifegrubbing: seafood diet

I love food. I especially love seafood, Asian, French, Latin, Italian cuisines… darn it, basically everything. Food rules everything around me. I mean, before even creating this blog, my Instagram comprised of foodporn after foodporn shots, with a splash of pretty views and an occasion outfit of the day. So, how can this be the Lifestyling if it weren’t accompanied with the Lifegrubbing aspects. I realized if I’m going to constantly try new places to eat, why not share it with you all on here as well. It’s probably refreshing to not have to look at my silly face on here all the time, haha, so let thelifegrubbing commence:

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albacore belly nigiri, ahi poke salad, oysters on a half shell, 16th st roll, mommy roll, birthday mochi icecream

Ah..I can’t stare too long at these pictures before my mouth starts to water. I was in Sacramento over the weekend for a girl friend’s birthday and she had her dinner at Sapporo Grill. Nice place and seriously delicious food, you can see for yourself. I’m always on a seefood diet with seafood and any type of food; I see food, I eat it! The rolls consisted of mouth watering goodness. The 16th st roll had seared salmon, scallops, scallions and tops with lemon. Then, the mommy roll was stuffed with lobster salad, shrimp tempura, snapper and drizzled in garlic sauce. I’m not even hungry right now, but I want this meal. right. meow.

xo, tfny.

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city gurl

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top: Nike’s Niners jersey
skort: Zara
shoes: Converse ‘Classic

I’ve been on a numbered/jersey type tops craze as of late so in light of Sundays, I couldn’t resist throwing this on. Being a daddy’s girl, it’s a given to say, of all sports, I’ve always had the best time watching football. Too many memories took place with my dad and uncles running around the house, screaming and shouting; the energy in the room was contagious and it’s precious to my dad having a ball. I know where I get my craziness from (and looks – love mama, but I really do look like my pops, haha). As a born and raised city girl, the niners are all I know to rep, so go on with your wagon talk if you must. I’ll just address it now… love going to the games to sitting around the TV with the main men (dad and uncles) but I won’t be able to hold a conversation about sports without sounding like an idiot, unless we’re discussing their butts. I mean, really, I can only hope for my butt to look slightly as good as their in spandex. Glad I could put that out there.

Anyways, I had an incredibly busy yet lovely weekend out of town with my besties. We got back early enough for the opportunity to grab some #ootd shots with the city as the backdrop. Oh, hayyy!IMG_1153xo,tfny.

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BCBG top, Gap printed jeans

My mentality: maybe if I started wearing more summery prints, the sun will come out and we’ll have our summer before the season ends. Okay, we can nix the wishful thinking but a girl can remain hopeful. You know, you never tell a believer to give up.

Couldn’t help but wear this top all weekend. The deep cut-out in the front and back kept it playful enough for me to slip on jeans and heels; easy peasy for the night out in town. That’s the shxt I like.

xo, tfny.

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No Bake! Chocolate Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Literally, a super easy recipe and basically as mentioned… Chocolate, Oatmeal, and Bananas!

I love making banana oatmeal cookies because it’s a good, clean eat. Simple and it’s a no bake. Normally I don’t add chocolate but I saw this recipe via OhSheGlows and thought it was a  great frozen snack that’s vegan, and gluten-free. It’s a great alternative when you’re craving something sweet.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (found some at Whole Foods)
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder


  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips for about 60 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir so the rest of the chips melt.  (TIP: Microwave in increments of 10-12 seconds, take out and stir to prevent burning the chocolate)
  • Chop the bananas and mash it into the melted chocolate chips with a fork.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients into the chocolate and banana until all oats are coated with chocolate.
  • Line a plate or cookie tray with parchment and form size of cookies to your desire.
  • Freeze for about 1 hour or until firm. Cookies will firm up, but they won’t become solid and will remain chewy

Best serve cold because it is banana so when left at room temperature, the cookies will get a bit “mushy”. I recommend to keep these in the freezer until you want to eat them : )IMG_1057This picture DEFINITELY doesn’t do this justice but when you’re quickly “baking” this so late into the night, something’s got to give right? Anyways, hope you enjoy!


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fun in the sun

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It’s as if a emotional raincloud rolls over my head like I’m Eeyore as I revisit pictures to post of my previous weekend; envious for some nice, sunny weather compared to this misty fog of a city summer. I’m a girl who can live off tanks, tees and shorts if the weather would just abide. Mark Twain once quoted, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco”. With that said, I spent a lovely weekend with beloved friends over by the lake. We were so stoked to be boating only to arrive with the water running dry. From the crazy global warming conditions, on top of them sucking out all the lake water to be sold…  Did we end up going to a lake or a puddle? It seems like we (as human beings) are doing too much attempting to act like Mother Nature: moving bodies of water, creating rainclouds, chopping down rainforests… all that. We’re playing too much with fire here. Anyways, just my opinion and something to think about. For everyone else outside of SF that has Mr. Sun’s attention, dance around in a bikini for me while I wrap myself in a snuggie!

xo, tfny.

PS. It’s already a week into August? Um, semi-freak out moment.

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