miércoles, 29 de octubre de 2014

My thoughts on going to the gym



So today I started going to the gym, something that I've been thinking about for a long time now. Not only because of the "appearance" factor but also the health benefits.

I used to think that gyms were scary places where you can hear the grunts of those who want to get noticed, as it turned out I didn't hear that, I guess that's because I had my headphones on and because the weights were downstairs, anyways, the point is that I actually enjoy it, is gonna take some time to get used to the exercises that's part of it.

There's no much to say on this post, those are my thoughts on going to the gym for the first time, if you want to start exercising  just do it instead of starting tomorrow or next Monday do it TODAY.

That's gonna be it for now, hope you had an amazing day.

domingo, 26 de octubre de 2014

Cooking: Easy Breakfast Wraps

As usual I'm the one in charge of cooking breakfast during the weekends, I don't mind since I'm really into cooking and being in the kitchen, months ago, my cousin (the one that I'm living with now) introduced me to easy breakfast wraps which is basically a quesadilla style with eggs and cheese. I really liked it the first time she made it but after that I've been in charge of making them.


I started with her base (eggs, cheese, ham and something Vienna sausages) and started adding my own ingredients, here's how I make them, feel free to replace any ingredient to whatever you like.

Ingredients:


  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Hot Dogs 
  • 1/2 Onion chopped
  • 1 handful of Spinach
  • Cheese 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Large tortillas


First you want to start chopping your onion, sausages and spinach, heat up a pan on medium heat, add oil and throw on the onions and the sausages. I like to add the spinach (or any other green) towards the end. The picture below show you how it should look like.



Add your eggs and scramble them with the rest of the ingredients, after that heat up a clean pan and put on your burrito tortilla, we use the whole wheat kind, of course you can use any kind, I like to spray some cooking spray, let it cook for about 30 seconds and flip it, put cheese on the tortillas and start adding your egg mixture, put another layer of cheese and close it, let it cook for like 30 seconds more and flip it. It's really easy to make and you can add whatever you want, I make it different every time.


I would appreciate if you leave me a comment letting me know what do you think about this recipe and if you made it. 

Have a nice one.


sábado, 25 de octubre de 2014

Welcome



Hello everybody, and by everybody I mean me, I hope you are having a great day or night, welcome to my blog Living With Juan, I know the tittle can be really confusing because all the sudden you´re living with me (I'm Juan in case you didn't know) and you are now thinking how did you get here?, how our relationship got that serious? without even know that we had one, anyways, I just wanted to name this blog something related to what it is (a lifestyle blog) and also that would incorporate my name on it.

As I mentioned this is (going to be) a lifestyle blog meaning that I'll post things that I'm interested in and I hope you too, things like food, crafting, the NYC life, maybe one or two tips on how to maintain a clean house or how NOT to do it, depending on how I feel that day. I'm like the perfect housewife, only that a)I'm not married (anyone interested?) and b)that I'm not a natural blonde,

I guess I should start telling you a little bit about myself because let's face it, who wants to know about a 21 year old dominican guy who is living in New York who likes to cook, craft and take pixelated pictures with his phone? well I guess that is who I am, but yeah one of my passions is cooking, the other one is crafting, I like watching TV series and I'm also into video making, I decided to combine all of that in one platform thanks to one of my coworkers that advice me to follow my dreams (every single one of them at the same time) since New York is where people become themselves and no matter who you are and what you want to be this is the place for it, so this is my shot at it.

I won't keep you for much longer, thank you for reading my first post and I hope you stay for what next to come,

Here's a picture of when I came to the US for the first time (May 17th, 2014).To me it means a new beginning in life just like this blog(Remember what I told you about the pixelated pictures?)