Gordon Ramsay Restaurants in Las Vegas!

While In Vegas we were able to check out 2 of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants, Burgr & Pub & Grill. Burgr was amazing! The atmosphere, the service and more importantly the food were all great! My burger had goat cheese and arugula and was delicious! Then our last night in a Vegas we went to the Pub & Grill. This restaurant was great as we’ll, I had the mussels and clam dish and the portion was huge! Almost too much!

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Complete A Marathon…CHECK!

In June, two very good friends of mine, Ms. Marsh and Ms. Grant, asked me to run a marathon with them. I was VERY hesitant but decided to challenge myself and signed up! Well 5 months later, after a lot of training and a lot of support from our family and friends the three of us completed our first marathon!

If I can offer any advice to someone wanting to do a marathon is put yourself on a training schedule and stick to it as much as you can. We had a training program that had us running at least 4 times a week and at times it seemed like too much but it is so necessary!

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So now the big question is…what do we do next?!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Every Halloween I say the same thing, “I’m going to make roasted pumpkin seeds” and every year it’s the same thing. Scoop the pumpkin seeds out, wash them, put them out on a cookie sheet to let them dry out and then for whatever reason I never get around to roasting them and they end up in the garbage. WELL not this year! This year I finally made them! And they turned out pretty good if I say so myself!

I got a wicked recipe from Bon Appetit! Very simple:

1 Egg White
Olive Oil
Sugar
Curry Powder
Cayenne Pepper
Coarse Salt
Lemon Juice

Preheat your oven to 350F. Take a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper. The recipe said to spray it with cooking spray, but I didn’t have that so I just put a little bit of olive oil down. Then in a separate bowl whisk together the egg white, olive oil and lemon juice (again the recipe called for lime juice but I didn’t have that on hand so I tried lemon instead!). Then add in the remaining ingredients. Throw in the pumpkin seeds and mix well so they are all covered in the sauce, then put them out on the cookie sheet and try to get them spread out evenly. Put them in the oven and bake for 24 min. I stirred them around after 10 min. Remove from the oven and let cool. I like a little more salt so I sprinkled on a little bit of extra salt. Don’t wait for them to cool too much though or it will be difficult to get them off the parchment paper (trust me!).

Enjoy!

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