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Blogger Spotlight: By Gabriella

Gabi started writing in 2010 but launched an entirely new blog, By Gabriella, in the summer of 2015.
Blogger Spotlight: By Gabriella
Blogger Spotlight: By Gabriella
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Meet Gabi!

Gabi has always enjoyed playing hostess, and when she realized that others were a little hesitant to entertain at home, she realized she could share some of her favorite tips to ease the stress, like how to build an easy cheese board, or make a simple (yet impressive!) cocktail.

During her time away from the computer, she also serves as a volunteer advisor with the Sigma Kappa Sorority and as a City Manager of the women's networking group, BOS Lady Project.

What is the best or weirdest thing you've ever eaten in your travels?

I'd have to say the weirdest (for me) was trying a chicken heart in Brazil. It's a delicacy there, and I'm up for trying almost anything -- so I went for it! To be honest, it takes like . . . chicken . . . but a smidge chewier. Not necessarily my cup of tea, but I'm glad I gave it a go. They say you only live once, right?

My perfect day would be…

Waking up early to a chilly fall day, with time in the morning for iced chai and to enjoy a good book.

I believe any problem can be solved with...

Tacos.

When I need liquid courage, I drink...

An Old-Fashioned (blood orange, to be exact).

My guilty pleasure is...

Pizza! I could eat it endlessly.

I wish I had the superpower to...

Fly, because traveling would be so affordable and accessible!

What are your favorite recipes on the app, and why?

Oh my, so many to choose from! Mexican is my favorite kind of food, so I'd have to say one of my favorites is the Lime Chicken Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa. And for cocktails? The Grapefruit Bourbon Cocktail with Basil Syrup is my favorite cocktail yet. Ready for dessert? Try the adorable Grand Marnier Truffles!

What is your advice to people who aspire to be in your field or do similar projects?

Push yourself, and know your limits. Put yourself into situations that make you a little nervous, but not uncomfortable. Say yes whenever you can, and know when to say no. Take on as many projects as you can to gain experience, without burning out. It's important to challenge yourself when starting something new!

LUNCHMAIN DISH

Lime Chicken Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa

Chef'd

You don’t have to wait until “Taco Tuesday” to enjoy this delicious south of the border meal. Tender chicken nestled in a warm corn tortilla makes the base for the roasted green salsa, while cumin-spiced black beans and fresh corn create a simple, fresh, and tasty side.

DESSERTVEGETARIAN

Grand Marnier Chocolate Truffles

Alexandra's Kitchen

Easy to make and pretty to boot...what's not to love?

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