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Where Indian food babies are made of…….” Smile


Hi friends!! Hope you’ve had a lovely day <3

I spent most of mine exploring NYC with Gabriela and Jaclyn Smile


First we met up for an Indian food lunch on Lexington and 28th, aka “Curry Hill” aka the place I will live when I move to NYC (in my dreams).

curry hill


Diana recommended this place to us last night and it was, dare I say, the best Indian food I’ve ever had.

We split the channa masala:


Veg jalfreezi




and the dosa pictured at the top of this post. It was my first dosa experience and now I’m a fan Smile Dosa is like a thin lentil crepe, stuffed with veggies:

dosa (2)

It was so delicious. Everything was flavorful and SPICY- just the way I love it Smile There was also a lot of ghee used in the dishes… and I wouldn’t kick ghee outta bed if you know what I mean Winking smile

Even though I was a little weighed down with my Indian food baby, I couldn’t help but jump for joy- I was so happy!


Gabriela and Jaclyn agreed Smile

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We ventured down to Union Square to check out the farmer’s market

farmers market

(Hello little goat. I love your cheese)

to lululemon (we each got jackets)

and to One Lucky Duck (the takeaway spot next to Pure Food and Wine, where we dined last night)

one lucky duck

The goods:


Raw almond butter cup ice cream (my all-time fave)

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We shared the ice cream, the fruit punch juice (which had pineapple, apple, pear and beet) and a couple of the cinnamon crispies.


After chilling with the girls, I met up with a friend who works at Conde Nast (home of SELF, Glamour, Vogue, Teen Vogue, etc). It was funny because as I walked past the building yesterday, I thought about how amazing it would be to work there. Today, I was inside the building. I may have tinkled a little with excitement.

For fear of totally nerding out, I didn’t take any pics there, but it was so fun to chat with my friend and to just be there! Amazing.

Now I’m at the airport, doing the blog thang and eating some balsamic veggies and quinoa salad from the airport deli.


Back to Orlando!!

See ya in the morning with the video from the Gatorade event this morning Smile 



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  1. Melissa // fork.spoon.Life! on November 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I am so jealous but also curious as to how you get to do so many cool things…please share your insights!

  2. Ellen@FirednFabulous on November 16, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Indian food in NYC is the best! Next time go to the East Village 🙂

  3. Ramani on April 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Hiiiiiii Gina.

    So I am sitting here reading some of your older posts while I wait for you update today’s post (wow- I’m not obsessed with your blog or anything) and I HAD to comment on this post. I loved it.

    I’m South Indian, I grew up on dosas, and there’s only ONE place I approve of- Saravana Bhavan where you were!! You got good taste, girl. And I live in Union Square so imagine my excitement to see your photo of my farmer’s market. I’m only sad that I missed you while you were here!

    Question- how is that you had that roti/naan? It’s not gluten free and and not really South Beach friendly and I know that you lean SB style most of the time. Just a treat maybe?

    SO happy you had fun here! 🙂 Come back soon!

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      i hope to- nyc is one of my favorite places ever
      roti is my special treat occasionally… when i’m at an amazing place, i have to have it 🙂

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