photo of a bee, Akosmopolite

Bom Dia from Mother Earth!

By Trina Otero I wanted to share some photos I took from my first aya trip. ❤ Enjoy! [P.S. If you'd like to share any of these, please credit me & my site, thank you!] This is a Brazilian empanada - I had mine with cheese only [vegetarian here]. Guaraná is a popular soda amongst … Continue reading Bom Dia from Mother Earth!

Delish Vegetarian Recipes for The Holidays

By Trina Otero Thanksgiving, for the United States, is tomorrow.....and while this MAY be short notice for some...I think these recipes will come in handy for any day, even Christmas. I spoke with a new fantastic friend, Jennifer Perry, who happens to be a food enthusiast and vegetarian like me. Below are her words and … Continue reading Delish Vegetarian Recipes for The Holidays

A List [with Photos] of Reasons Why I Love Italy!

By Trina Otero #1 - Hands down, the coffee!! Macchiatone, macchiato, espresso... Whatever you would like to call it. THE BEST [aside from my Tia's cafe con leche ;)] #2 - The roads... Because in most places I can/have to walk everywhere, which gives me a free workout 😉 #3 - Fresh, local, mostly home … Continue reading A List [with Photos] of Reasons Why I Love Italy!

Grazie per la Cena

Every night I say to Siena's Nona [means "grandmother" in Italiano], "Grazie per la cena." [Thank you for dinner.] Last night she told Siena to tell me, "You do not need to thank me every day for the food, because I cook from my heart." I asked Siena to tell Nona, "I know...and I want to … Continue reading Grazie per la Cena

Chapter 2: Dober dan from Slovenia & Croatia!

I was never a sneakerhead, and I honestly don't think I qualify as one now [these dudes are hard core in their culture]. But I do admit some sneakers have called out to me in the past -- their appearance and character as unique as my personality. And.. This seems to be how I united … Continue reading Chapter 2: Dober dan from Slovenia & Croatia!