Just the Two of Us + a Giveaway

This was the first weekend in a long time where it was just me and Vishnu hanging out.  We went out to eat (twice!), we finished season two of House of Cards, we napped (totally Vishnu’s idea), we cooked.  Just the two of us!

Just the two of us
Groupon was offering an amazing dinner-for-two deal at Vapiano.  It’s not my favorite restaurant in the area, but for $29 we got an appetizer (Vishnu chose a meat dish since I said I wasn’t going to eat any apps), 2 drinks, 2 entrees (Spinach and pesto pizza and a creamy gorgonzola spaghetti with pistachios), and two mini desserts (chocolate mousse and tiramisu).

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When plans to meet up with friends fell through on Saturday morning, Vishnu and I decided to venture out and try a new restaurant.  We ended up at Bryan In the Kitchen in downtown Miami.  While there were lots of healthy options to choose from, we ordered two grilled cheeses and split them (Brie with Fig Chutney and Fontina/Apple/Sage).  Oh and we had juice as well (apple, cucumber and mint for him and orange for her)!  Yum!

Just the two of us 4

Just the two of us 2

I headed out for a long run just as the sun was setting on Saturday night.  6.5 miles done and done!  This is the most I’ve run since my last half marathon in 2011.  I’m hoping to make it 7 miles next weekend.

Our Sunday was very relaxed – just grocery shopping, laundry, food prep, and a little bit of work.  The usual.

Well there you have it – a snapshot of our “just the two of us” weekend.

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And now for a delicious giveaway!!

My friend and fellow blogger Dixya recently (as in this past Friday) released her very first e-cookbook called 27.  We’ve been reading each other’s blogs for a couple of years now, and I am so proud of her for taking on a huge project like this!  And it turned out beautifully.  All 27 of the recipes are simple and unique and will make your mouth water.  From a breakfast burrito to a number of different kinds of salads to even a few of her mom’s specialties, this e-cookbook has a little bit of everything.

Dixya was kind enough to gift me my very own copy of 27.  And since I love it so much, I am gifting three lucky readers their very own copy!

All you have to do is leave a comment below about your favorite kind of cuisine. In her book, Dixya mentions her love for Japanese and Mexican food.  I would have to say Indian and Mexican cuisine are my top two.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday!

13 Thoughts on “Just the Two of Us + a Giveaway

  1. Ohhh man it’s hard to pick a favorite type of cuisine! I love Mexican and Italian a lot :) (Does vegetarian count as one? haha)

    Your weekend sounds so fun!! Alex and I had a mostly-two of us kind of weekend and it was lovely!
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  2. It’s hard to pick one cuisine, but probably Mexican and Indian for me too. I could eat the flavors of the southwest every day, or something spicy like my mom’s home cooking!
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  3. Also, your weekend sounds perfect! I love planned naps like that. Genius! :) I need to instate napping in our household more often.
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  4. that grilled cheese is calling my name :P and thanks friend for hosting the giveaway :)
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  5. Asian food (esp. Thai) is my all time favorite! Love reading your blog :)

  6. Neeha on March 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm said:

    Thanks for the giveaway Parita, and looks like you guys had a nice relaxing weekend. My favorite cuisine is Indian and Japanese.

  7. Glad yall got a weekend to enjoy each other’s company – and that tiramisu and chocolate mousse!
    I do love Indian food as well, but I don’t want to be entered in the Giveaway as I have my own copy of Dixya’s rocking 24 recipe cookbook! Happy Monday, Parita!
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  8. Taj S on March 10, 2014 at 3:36 pm said:

    My fav is Thai & Indian. Hope I win:)

  9. Michaela on March 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm said:

    Japanese and Indian–funny, they’re the two cuisines that I have trouble cooking/replicating at home :P

  10. Its so hard to choose! But I pick Indian and Chinese.
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  11. So, P. When are you and V coming to Australia? It better be soon, seeing as you consider Vapiano’s GOOD. Fail friend.

    i loved oogling at Dixya’s recipes but hopefully can make one this weekend!
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  12. Indian and Chinese…

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