Mexican Marvel
Apr 27th, 2015 by Leah

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On a recent trip to Mexico for one of my best friends wedding I had the opportunity to visit one of the new seven wonders of the world, the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza.

This had always been a dream of mine and I felt very strongly that I would not visit Egypt without seeing the Great Pyramids or visit China and not the Great Wall. With that in mind we gave up a much valued beach day to visit these amazing ruins.

I feel compelled to share some of what I learnt that day. The long trip to Chichen Itza was certainly worth it. We marveled at how exceptional The Mayans were at building,
astronomy and architecture. One if the most important buildings to them was the Observatory with windows arranged to track the alignment of the sun, moon and Venus. This would help tell when was the correct cycles to plant and harvest crops.

Coincidence, planned or perhaps built by aliens the pyramid has 91 steps on 4 sides = 364 +1 up top to = 365 as in the number of days in the Gregorian calendar. Chichen Itza is the  2nd most visited ruin in Mexico especially known for practicing human sacrifice to the god Kulkulkan.

Mayans are known for many inventions one of them is the ball they played a ball-game with 7 players on each team and with a ball that weighed almost 8 lbs. You wouldn’t want to be a winner there though, winners were the ones that got sacrificed!!

Moving on to my favorite sport which is food-ing and eating lies another invention that made me wish I was alive in 500 A. D. This was a dish that paired two of my favorite items to eat, one is chocolate, the other habanero peppers, resulting in spicy chocolate wow!!
At lunch we enjoyed lots of authentic Mayan dishes one in particular was  Lime-Chicken soup,  it was very delicious and refreshing. This is one that will be appearing at Felici Cafe soon!!

Love of the South
Apr 13th, 2015 by Leah


On a recent visit to Charleston earlier this year I feel inspired to bring some flavors of the south in to Felici Cafe. Charleston is full of charm with a myriad of things to do and see. Including shopping, siteseeing and my personal favorite eating.
There are so many great restaurants it is definitely a foodie destination, and in more ways i do consider myself a  foodie.
I enjoy taking traditional dishes, putting my on spin or how I think of it my own charm into it and producing a dish full of flavor as well as healthy as possible… after all at Felici Cafe Healthy+Delicious=HAPPY!!
Stop in Felici cafe and try my new Hoppin John soup and feel like you’re in the south. I am serving it up a lil healthier with kale and over brown rice.
Keep posted more exciting delectable dishes are coming your way!!
Spring Cleansing Juicing
Apr 2nd, 2015 by Leah


Juice cleansing is really not a solution for long-term weight loss it is a way to jumpstart a weight-loss regimen while enabling you to loose water weight,  It’s important to give your body the nutrients that it needs during the day.
Freshly squeezed fruit juice is all naturals, drinking fruit and vegetable juices will detoxify your body, give your skin a glow and boost your immune system
Overall juicing is simple to get into and will do your body so much good!
Do not do juice cleanses during an emotionally intense time or during a major life transition
eating slows down the juice cleansing process. If you need to eat during your juice cleanse, choose organic fruits, vegetables or soaked nuts and seeds
light exercise, such as walks, yoga, and stretching
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