Look Back at It: Gourmet Gab 2014

With one month of 2015 almost already in the books, I was reflecting on 2014 and how to top it this year in 2015. Graduating college, finishing my senior thesis, getting hired for my first job, traveling (visiting Giada’s restaurant in Vegas) and moving to Texas were all pretty big highlights.

Looking back at the blog statistics from last year, I found it so interesting that my top five most viewed posts were from the year 2012. Apparently Gourmet Gab is timeless! Anyway, I am working on creating even more engaging posts (video!!) for this year, so please comment below with anything you are really hoping to see on Gourmet Gab! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep up to date as soon as they are posted.

Top Five Most-Viewed Posts of 2014

  1. DIY Wednesday: Scrabble Coasters
  2. Tilapia and Shrimp Ceviche
  3. DIY Wednesday: Bedazzled Wine Glass
  4. The Accidental Parsley Guacamole
  5. A Day in the Life of a Food Network Intern

Some snapshots of the year…







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New Year’s Resolutions and Passionate Nutrition Giveaway

As the countdown to the new year approaches, I have been spending time reflecting on what goals and resolutions I would like to make. I am just as guilty as anyone else for saying, “No really, this year I’m going to eat healthier” and “I actually am going to workout 3 times a week.” When I was introduced to the book Passionate Nutrition I realized I had the tool to commit to these goals and keep my excitement about a healthy lifestyle last all year.

Immediately from the start of the book, I was hooked reading about nutritionist Jennifer Adler’s personal story. She was malnourished throughout her childhood and began to develop stomach problems. In college, while researching ways to help her mother fight cancer, nutrition sparked Jennifer’s interest. During trips abroad she noticed how frequently fruits, vegetables and spices were used in healthy and remedial cooking. This began Jennifer’s journey which eventually lead to her become a nutritionist and open clinics in the Pacific Northwest.


What resonates most with me from the book is Jennifer’s unique philosophy about nutrition. She writes, “The core of what I do revolves not just around food, but around our relationship with it.” It is not about strict fad diets or recipes with superfoods we have never heard of; nutrition is a lifestyle that is woven together by moderation, education and listening to your body. Passionate Nutrition empowers you to look at health on the little and big picture. Healthy eating is not just counting calories or vitamins of every dish, it’s embracing a positive relationship with food and healing your body from the inside out.


In the book, Adler covers everything from weight loss to beauty to sex. The book is jam-packed with tips, recipes, snack ideas, personal stories and nutrition facts. To kick off 2015 and healthy resolutions, I will be giving away one copy of Passionate Nutrition by Jennifer Adler! Giveaway will close on Thursday, January 1st at 12:00 AM.

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This post was sponsored, but all opinions remain my own.

Holiday Photo Recap

What a fun holiday week it has been with family, friends and so much food. Looking back on the week via Instagram pictures makes me smile. Top row: Christmas with loved ones was so special and cooking with my dad from my grandma’s Cuban cookbook is my favorite Christmas tradition. Second row: I am all about theSkimm lately (it’s a daily newsletter recapping the most important news stories) and reunions with friends has made my heart so happy! Third row: I loved visiting my favorite little ice cream shop in Phoenix called Churn and Sprinkle’s gingerbread cupcakes were my favorite treat this holiday season.

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