Lee's Dish

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Lee's Dish

Blogger, foodie, eater, mother and much more!

My goal is for it to be something I do full time, incorporate more into my life. I do it a lot and I want to take it to the next level.


Leedish.com -  I title my blog as food, face, fabolousness. I go through food excursions there's so many hidden gems and great restaurants in Philadelphia and I haven’t even eaten in half of them. I love sharing things with the world. As far as face, I’m obsessed with skin car. From Turmeric to apple cider to papaya etc. Not always having to go out and break the bank on facecare. Fabolousness ranges from shoes, to a throw pillow - anything that I deam fabolous I will put in that section. I feature a lot of people that have awesome content I will feature on my blog. For my food + face section there’s a young lady that has a company in the city called the Anatomy and featured her coffee scrub and how awesome it is. There’s a lot of people with small businesses and people don’t know about it and I like to feature them on my instagram and blog.


What sparked your interest in food and cooking?
I love to eat. I like to experiment with different foods, I prefer a home cooked meal.

What do you love about cooking most?
People’s reactions to my food.

What was the first dish you ever attempted to cook and how did it go?
Spaghetti, turned out pretty good.

What is your favorite restaurant in Philly to get:
Mexican: Lolita - Mahi Mahi tacis
Asian: Lemongrass Thai food on 38th and Lancaster

Being a mom, do you have your kids help you cook:
My son is always asking if he can help and what he can do. He’s starting to become more open to trying new things and he’s outgrown new foods. He won’t eat beets though!

Any funny cooking fails?
I just attempted to make a veggie lasagna and it was gross. I used an alfredo sauce it made it wet, very little flavor. I was inspired by pinterest and put my own twist on it.

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What’s the last dish you cooked that stands out to you as being tasty?
I made a shrimp scampi about a week ago, one of the first recipes I put on my blog. Scampi is minced garlic, white wine and a garlic sauce. More of a cream sauce. (Link to Lee's Shrimp Scampi recipe here)

How long have you been running your blog?
I’m a new blogger, about a month. Something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. My friends inspired me to start a blog and my partne because I’m always talking about food, facial skin care and fabolous things like home decor and fashion and I’m always talking about it. People come to me about advice on everything and they tell me the world needs to know about my view.

Favorite Blogs:
FromMyStyle2Urs
Ronnie Brown
BossMomNation

Favorite thing to get from Stripp’d?
Bishop, always come back for it. It’s the ginger.

 

Anita Oh

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What inspired you to start your own blog / what are some of your favorite blogs that you keep up with?

I wanted to start for a couple of years, but I was always held back by what other people would think about it, I just decided to go for it because I really enjoy style and travel lifestyle food and just sharing that with out people. So far people have been receptive to it. Started October of last year.
I keep up with Atlantic Pacific and Song of Style, those are both fashion blogs and Gal meets Glam. 

Last place you traveled?
Iceland - favorite part was a glacier hike into a cave. Next place is California. 

You mention in your blog “By night, I'm usually chasing tacos.” What are some of your favorite taco spots in Philadelphia? And what is your number one favorite spot anywhere in the world?
Mission Taqueria and Honest Toms.

Favorite taco?
Steak and Mahi Mahi

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How active would you say you are and what do you enjoy about fitness?
I think everyone could be more active, I try to stay pretty active. I think fitness is more of an outlet for me, a stress relief. I think fitness is something that you should tailor to yourself. I really love boxing, and high intensity stuff like that. I think everyone needs to find something that they love. 

What do you love most about Philly?
Philly's very eccentric, it has a character people equate it with. So many different cultures, a lot of diversity and I really appreciate that.

What are your favorite acai bowl toppings at Stripp’d?
I really like the goji berries, I always add the shaved coconut and the peanut butter.

I wish I had started my blog earlier, not being afraid of other people’s opinions. If I had a message for everyone it would be: “Be bold, be fearless and go after the things that give you purpose.”

Follow Anita on instagram here and check out her fashion blog here!

Fabiana Ferrarini

What do you love about Fitness?
What I love about fitness is knowing that I’m doing something for me. I’m a mom so everything I do is for my kids, benefiting my kids, picking them up from school etc. So working out is for me, it’s something I can say I do for myself.

 

What advice would you give to someone that wants to start working out and being more active but they don’t know where to begin.
I look at this journey like a baby, it’s baby steps. Small steps lead to big rewards. If we focus on slowly making progress then before you know if you’ve made it a habit. The goal of it is to become a habit. Enjoy, you wanna like it because in order for it to stick with you you have to like it. You wanna like what you’re doing and what you’re eating. People tend to do it because they want to look like a certain person and when they don’t reach their goals they quit. But when you do it for yourself and you’re really enjoying it you continue to do it.

 

Tell us about the fitness programs you teach
I love working with woman, and that’s how I started my journey. I’m a mom, and I have 2 kids and I didn’t have anybody to talk to. I felt like I was just talking to kids all the time, so I was like you know what it’s important that women stick together and work together. When I started training I started looking at training as girls night out. I work a lot with women, I have a fitness app Fit With Fabi (monthly subscription with videos and explanation, a private community, help with your meals) I cater to the women that go to the gym and also the women that work out at home. It’s like 2 for the price of one, we bond on a girlfriend level I try to explain as much as possible for that you’re able to walk away with something. When I train my girls I try and train them from the inside out, it’s all about confidence. I try to build their self esteem, let them know you’re beautiful the way you are. If you’re not happy with the way you look we can change that but everyone is special.

 

Most of your meals, are you dining out or cooking at home?
I cook a lot of my meals. My thing is easy, quick, effective and maybe tasty. We all eat the same thing, I used to do one meal for meal and another for the kids but then I changed. We’re from Honduras, sometimes I can’t eat what I used to eat because it wasn’t so healthy. Sometimes I try and switch it and make it healthy. I like the cooking channel, the Pioneer women.

I have a Bachelor’s in Biology and I had to take nutrition, it helped me to a certain extend to learn what’s healthy and what’s not healthy. You test things and do research and learn. I’m also a certified sports nutritionist, I do a lot of reading, I like watching Netflix. You are what you eat. When I started I wanted to prove that I was stronger than that inside voice, I’ll 3 days of eating healthy and then I’ll treat myself. It’s all about finding a balance. The more you keep doing it the more you start realizing the more you feel energized.

Favorite healthy meals:
Salmon and asparagus sometimes I’ll switch with brown rice, ground beef with string beans and sweet potato.

Favorite restaurants:
Radicchio Cafe - the grilled octopus served with mixed greens and tomatoes

Where do you get your recipes from?
CookingLight

Favorite Stripp’d juice?
Moms PB & J

 

Follow Fabiana on instagram here, her website here, and the fitness classes she teaches here.

Kyle Huang

For those that don't know, what is jiu jitsu?
Jiu Jitsu, for me, is not just a hobby. For me, jiu jitsu is a lifestyle that I've lived by since I was 11 years old. It gave me confident, discipline, and knowledge. Jiu Jitsu teaches you self-defense and gives a smaller person a chance to defeat a much bigger and stronger person through flawless technique. 

How long have you been practicing?
I've been doing jiu jitsu for 10 years now.

What motivated you to start?
I started karate when I was a little kid at the again of 10. When I turned 11-12 years old, I stopped karate and started jiu jitsu. Nothing really motivated me to start jiu jitsu, but when I started jiu jitsu, I just fell in love with the sport. I fell in love with the competition side of jiu jitsu. It's an amazing feeling to go all over the world and compete against the best jiu jitsu players in the world. 

"One of the benefits of jiu jitsu is that it teaches you a lot of self-discipline. Jiu Jitsu benefits your health because you are always working out and pushing your limits. It allows you to develop a really healthy lifestyle when you have jiu jitsu involved in your life."

 

How do you level up in belts?
There are five ranks in jiu jitsu: white, blue, purple, brown, and black belt. Each colored belt has a black bar on it, in which four stripes are awarded separately on. Being promoted is all about mat time,and it's all up to the professor. When the professor thinks that you are ready for the next rank, then he or she will promote you to the next rank.

You're a teacher also? What's that like?
I teach the little kids class at Roots Athletics and the 7am Adult Jiu Jitsu. I love teaching. I feel like it makes me better as a competitor, when I teach, because I sometimes don't realize I missed a detail on a technique until I hear myself explaining and showing the technique to the student. It allows me to fix my technique, and it helps me to be more vocal.

Do you work out in the gym as well?
No. All I do is jiu jitsu. I don't do anything outside of jiu jitsu.

Acai Bowl go-to toppings?
I like my acai with caco nibs, hemp seeds, peanut butter on top, banana and strawberries.