Weekend Links and Inspiration

Weekend Links and Inspiration

Hi there,

There are days that I just can’t get enough of this view. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful, I can’t help but go out and shoot the same view over and over again.

While I enjoy the view and warmth of the Caribbean climate on Virgin Gorda, I certainly hope that you are having a great weekend.

Here are some scrumptious recipes and fun reads for your weekend reading pleasure.

Until next week…

~  Bucato: Pasta Fatta a Mano – Pretty awesome pasta making in progress..

~  Fruit rolled in Rice Paper – a.k.a. Fruit Rolls

~  Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes – Cheddar & Potatoes at their best!

~  What happened to the passwords of all those people who died in 9/11 attacks? The Secret Life of Passwords

~  Mold chocolate like a pro.

~ These Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos..

~ This Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpea Curry will be on our menu next week.

~  Our breakfast on Sunday morning: Oeufs en Cocotte with Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

~  This food photography blows my mind.

~  New York City – Revealed.

~  I am literally drooling over this Dulce de Leche Cheesecake.

~  You do really need these Cheddar and Chive Waffles in your life.

~  If you are into babies and some baby humor, you should follow Bev on Instagram. It is pretty hilarious.

~  Are you into Design & Branding & Typography? Then you should check out Noor‘s “Branding” board on Pinterest.
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Oven-Baked Crispy Truffled Fries

Oven-Baked Crispy Truffled Fries

One day in the middle of the night in my first year of college, I woke up with a terrible pain in my stomach. Until that very moment, I had never experienced such a pain in my life. It felt like there was a fire in my stomach. After a quick visit to the emergency room, I found out that my stomach was bleeding. I had to spend the next couple of days in the hospital for the doctors to balance the PH levels in my stomach and stop the bleeding. It was (and still is) the worst pain I have ever … Read More...

Banana Muffins with Toblerone Chunks

Banana Muffins with Toblerone Chunks

Lately, I have been cooking and baking a lot from some of my favorite food blogs. Though I love my cookbooks and find them as a great source inspiration, now that I am a food blogger and know what goes into creating recipes, I have so much respect for fellow bloggers, who spent countless hours creating recipes. And I think a good way of honoring that is by making their recipes. These banana muffins are a spin off recipe from Lady and Pups’ Molten Chocolate Banana Bread. I have been a … Read More...

Weekend Links and Inspirations

Weekend Links and Inspiration

Peter Island is one of Dwight and I's favorite getaway islands in the British Virgin Islands. It is a quick 25-30 minutes boat ride from Virgin Gorda. We sometimes go there to have lunch or spa treatments in the Peter Island Resort, the only hotel on the island. With some of the most beautiful beaches (like the one you see in the photo above) in the BVI, this spot should be on your list of places to go if you ever visit our neck of the woods. Here are some fun links for your weekend … Read More...

Slow-Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings

One of last year’s most popular posts on Foolproof Living was the Oven-Baked Chicken Wings that I published right before the Super Bowl. I was hoping that it would be a healthier alternative to fried chicken wings we all love to eat during the game. Throughout the year, even months after the Super Bowl, I received so many e-mails and notes from people all over the world thanking me for this recipe as they greatly enjoyed this easy-to-make and healthy version of chicken wings. So as … Read More...

Overnight Coconut Buckwheat Porridge

Overnight Coconut Buckwheat Porridge

What is your weekday breakfast routine? In our house, when it comes to our weekday breakfast choices, Dwight and I are quite the opposite. I usually prefer almond milk oatmeal topped with nuts and berries, whereas Dwight likes his two eggs on toast accompanied with a PB&J sandwich. I prefer coffee and he loves his green tea. Over the last couple of years, I tried to convert him to oatmeal, but regardless of the way I prepared it he always thought of it being too … Read More...

Weekend Links and Inspiration

Weekend Links and Inspiration

Hello there, Lately, I am having a difficult time on deciding the best time to visit this island. In the past, I always thought that it was around the months of May or October, but this year, the weather in January has been amazing. While the sun is shining the constant light breeze is giving us a little bit of a breathing room. The butterflies flying all over the island is decorating the flora with an unexpected pop of color. And some of the world's most beautiful sailboats sailing through … Read More...

Jalapeño and Scallion Cornbread


When people find out that I live on an island, the first thing they say is that they always wanted to live on an island. It almost never fails. Hey, I am not going to lie to you; I was probably one of those people before I moved to Virgin Gorda. I thought, how could anyone ever get bored from beautiful white sand beaches, and possibly, the most live-able climate in the world? Well… Let me tell you something. Living on an island and vacationing on an island are two different things. And … Read More...