Kitchen Staples: Sri Lankan Edition

I don’t want to sound nosy (which means I will totally sound like it!), but I love peeking into other people’s shopping carts while waiting in line to cashier. Mostly, because in USA people buy a completely different set of products than I do. I’ve been once asked whether I am a vegetarian by a…

Eat. Burn. Repeat: April 2017

Minus 2 pounds, guys! Can I just start without any introduction? I am so excited I can barely sit down and write because for the first time since I have announced that I am trying to lose weight (and it was three months ago!) I actually have some result to show. In my first month,…

The Time I Had Breakfast with Cowboys

My friend recently taught me a game called “one time”. Each person starts a sentence with the words “one time” and continues to describe an odd, funny or outrageous thing he’s done. One time I had breakfast with cowboys. I bet my “one time” beats all the other “one times” pretty bad. How can anything…

Eat. Burn. Repeat: March 2017

Never thought I would be happy to see the same damn number on the scale as 30 days ago, but, surprisingly, I am. As you might remember, it’s been two months since I’ve decided to take care of my body and lose weight. As if my body thought it would be a great joke, instead…

Two Strange Things to do in Marfa, TX, and One Famously Delicious

If you are Russian you can’t say the name Marfa out loud and not giggle. Marfa is an old-school Russian name that was popular years ago, but nowadays is only used to describe a country bumpkin or a person who’s done something stupid. The Russian name was reason number one to visit. Reason number two…

8 Reasons to Fall in Love with Terlingua

When I was twenty I thought small towns are the worst. Boring, unamusing and almost lethargic. Give me some of that big city buzz, dirty streets, traffic jams and crowds pushing from all directions. I knew it was bad, but it felt so good. I am heading to 30 and all of a sudden little…

Becoming Texan: Learning to Dance Two-Step

Wearing a cowboy hat makes me feel like I am going to a costume party. I have worn all kinds of hats before, but cowboy hat in particular feels like a strange object on my head. Since I set out to become a true Texan, I better get used to it. The hat wouldn’t bother…

Curly Fries “Breaking Bad” Style

Out of hundreds of events planned for SXSW, which one do you think was my #1 priority? Not a music concert, not a movie premier, not a boozy party, but a pop-up restaurant from Breaking Bad because it’s the best TV-show of all times and, frankly, Walter White rocks! I wouldn’t miss a chance to…

Eat. Burn. Repeat: February 2017

One month ago I set out to change my life and didn’t even wait for Monday to start. In short, I decided this year is the year I am going to find balance between indulging in delicious foods and staying in shape. On top of that I promised to keep you guys updated on my progress…