An American Girl in London: Mediterranean Fish & Maple Carrots

missed An American Girl in London: Blueberry Chia Muffins? Check it out!

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So after the (semi?) successful attempt at making a British-American dish like the chia muffins (some of these recipes seem to just be either very American or very British, tbh), I decided to get all kinds a fancy  and make something I have never done before- fish in parchment paper. Steamed Mediterranean Fish Parcels, to be exact.  Doesn’t that sound bougie af? Continue reading

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An American Girl in London: Blueberry Chia Muffins

 

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this quinoa makes me so HAPPY!

GUYS do you watch Ladies of London on Bravo?  I never had much of an interest until last year when I finally watched my first season.  It’s SO GOOD.  Caroline Stanbury is the Lisa Vanderpump of London (which is v confusing, as Lisa is British too) and may very well be the BEST reality villain on Bravo.  I LUFF HER.  Unfortunately for us, she did not write this book.  Little Marissa Hermer (her American accent sounds AWFUL next to all of these posh ladies, but not as bad as that blogger Julia or Juliette or whatever) did. Continue reading

Fabulicious! Fast & Fit: Italian Flank Steak

missed Fabulicious Part One? check it out!

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After I made Zuppa di Verdure, I wanted to make a heartier dish for my next foray into the gilded land of Giudice deliciousness.  Luckily, there really are a lot of options in Fabulicious (god, if I never have to type that word out again, I would be a very happy girl) that aren’t just pasta.  Honestly, I barely looked at any of the descriptions and went mostly by the photos.  Like any good real housewife, I simply did not (could not) read and based my judgements on purely superficial photos.  I’m learning!

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Simply Divine: VanderPerfect Potatoes

 

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After the success of my Wild Mushroom Soup, I decided to give Lisa Vanderpump’s Simply Divine another shot.  After perusing the very British options (bangers and mash!  spotted dick!), I decided to make VanderPerfect (lol) roasted potatoes because they sounded amazing.  The recipe uses a two part process of first boiling and then roasting that sounded intriguing so I was all in. Continue reading

Simply Divine: Wild Mushroom Soup

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Oh Lisa Vanderpump.  You might be one of the few housewives that I could actually see taking entertaining advice from!  Lisa is like a less drugged up, less drunk but equally saucy Patsy Stone from Absolutely Fabulous.  I want to be just like her and so do you.  Even though the last season of RHOBH was so boring I could barely watch it (who would’ve thought that LESS Kim Richards would be a bad thing?  Thank God for Erika Jayne), I still love Lisa and cannot WAIT for my secret true favorite Bravo show, Vanderpump Rules, to come back. Continue reading

Let Me Tell You Something: Part Two

missed Part One?  Check it out here

Where were we?  Ah yes, about to jump into the wonderful world of parenting, Manzo style.

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So, honestly, the Manzo children do actually seem to have been raised well.  Of all the real housewives, Caroline seems like she would be one of the best mothers.  Her three kids all seem to be happy and being on tv doesn’t seem to have made them narcissistic blowhards, which so many kids from this franchise seem to end up becoming.  Jacqueline’s daughter, Ashley, oh I’m sorry AshleE, was THE WORST.  I could barely watch her scenes.  And, of course, she had the most obvious reality show transformation.

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