It was fun dining at the former Beachtree Restaurant in East Islip, but it was definitely time for a change. Beachtree was the first restaurant my family went to when we moved to East Islip, I remember walking over with my sister and eating there while we were taking a break from moving into our new home. Watching the construction from my house was torture because
I hope everyone had a great Mothers Day! Every year we treat our mom to Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville. The service is always great and the food is incredible, you can learn more about our dinner in my review of Blackstones Steakhouse below.
New things are always happening, I’m so excited to be adding a travel section to Bani & Chai! Food and travel go so well together and can be the most memorable part of traveling. My first travel post will be from my most recent trip to San Diego
I’m so excited to share this with you guys, I’ve teamed up with The Amazing Olive in Patchogue Village to offer you this amazing basket (valued at $37) for free! The Amazing Olive opened its doors in Patchogue July 5th 2016 and has 60 different olive oils and vinegars to choose from and new ones coming in every two to three months.
Volare is so much more to me than just another great italian restaurant. It’s where I met my boyfriend Rich for the first time and where we go for our yearly anniversaries now. The food is always outstanding, the staff is incredible and the wine glasses are huge. This time we went to Volare to meet up with family and friends to enjoy dinner together. One of the things I love about Volare is
This Flaxseed Bowl is my new go-to in the morning, I got the inspiration from the acai bowl and the hot flaxseed pudding and combined the two. It’s gluten-free and the flaxseed and chia seeds are full of omega-3s and will help you stay full and satisfied all morning. Plus with your choice of toppings like fruits, nuts and others like coconut flakes, seeds and spices you can add in more vitamins to start your day off right. You can even enjoy this recipe hot or cold!
The fridge has been broken for over a week and a half now and we are starting to get creative on how we store our food. We have a little cooler going and we switch out the ice pack throughout the day and plan our meals well so that we don’t have to worry about storing left overs in the fridge. I was thinking of a recipe that I could make that didn’t have to be refrigerated after and that is healthy so I could still stay on tract. That’s how I came up with my recipe for Gluten-Free Banana Nut Muffins.
I went to Michael’s with my boyfriend Rich and his family to celebrate his father Richard’s birthday, they have been going to Michael’s for almost 20 years. I’ve been to Michael’s many times but I have to say this has been my favorite experience at Michael’s so far, the food and staff were amazing as always, but this time I got to interview the manager to learn more about Michael’s and its history.
It wasn’t suppose to be a cheat day… I was going to try a salad or a lighter meal at Bistro 25 and stay on track, but as soon as I walked in and saw the menu I knew that wasn’t an option for me anymore.
I love finding new coffee shops, for me it’s like finding a new work place. Bringing a book, sketch pad, laptop or just your phone to get things done in a new atmosphere always inspires me. That’s why I wanted to create a basket that would show off some of my favorite coffee shops on Long Island. The basket includes a winter tea mug, tea sachets, and tea samples from some of my favorite coffee shops!