Colorful Salad

Since I tasted Sweetgreen’s “September Salad”, i’ve been wanting more and more of it! Before this salad, I was pretty picky about raw kale (it’s still not my favorite green but i’m trying). So since I really enjoyed kale in this mixture, I figured I had to find a way to make it myself. I added and removed a couple of things from their ingredient list and I made it totally to my liking. It turned out delicious! I think it’s the perfect salad to end the Summer season and welcome my favorite, Fall!

Yellow cherry tomatoes
Sliced almonds
Champagne vinaigrette dressing

I didn’t measure anything, just threw it all in. So add more of your favorite things and add a little less of your not so favorite things. Enjoy!

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Museum of Natural History

imageThere are some people who go to museums and read everything about each exhibit. I on the other hand, have the tendency of just skimming through everything without really reading (I am not proud of that). So when my cousin and I decided to go to the museum of natural history, we didn’t have all day to spend there because we wanted to watch a movie later on that night but I knew it wouldn’t be a problem because I can’t spend all day long in a museum. 4 hours tops and even then, I start to lose it lol.
We arrived in the afternoon and got perfect street parking right across from the museum (highlight of my day) and we headed on in! The first couple of floors seemed very similar but they were interesting. Each exhibit featured different areas of the world and what their people looked like. We enjoyed those areas but we were really looking forward to the dinosaur exhibit. When we found the dinosaur exhibit, then I started reading! It is amazing to see how big these dinosaurs really were and it’s insane to really picture how they once populated Earth. The exhibit is pretty large and I’m happy I got to see it. My other favorite part of the museum was the large whale they have hanging from the ceiling! It was hugeeeee and they color made it look so realistic! The whole museum has done a fantastic job in making everything seem so realistic and the details in everything are amazing!
After about 3.5 hours in the museum, we headed to Sweetgreen. It is a salad place that opened recently and although I had never tried it, I heard really good things about it so I wanted to try it for the first time. Their salads were amazing! I got the special September salad which had kale, arugula, watermelon, feta, sunflower seeds, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, mint and their special vinaigrette. Delicious!! I need to try and recreate that at home because it is just amazing. And their cucumber lemonade was also super tasty. I want to go back ASAP!

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Matilda on Broadway

My cousin from Greece is here visiting America for the first time so it was a perfect excuse for me to get out and do things I don’t normally do everyday. So we have been going to many tourist attractions and it’s fun because when you live here, you don’t really go to these areas (which is ironic). So last night we watched a broadway show. I have seen Matilda on Broadway once before but it is one of my favorite plays so I didn’t mind seeing it again. I bought the tickets last minute (a few hours before the show) but we still got amazing seats! So my brother, cousin, and I headed into the city for a fun night.
The show was perfect! You have to see it yourself to truly understand what a beautiful show it is. It is a small theater but it makes it even better because you really get to see everything going on without missing anything!
We headed to Carmine’s, an Italian restaurant, after the show for some dinner. I have never been there but I have seen many pictures of their huge portions. They serve their dinner family style so the portions are large and it’s fun because you get to share everything and try different things. Everything was delicious! Definitely a place to eat at again.
We had a fun night!

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