Healthy Snacks

Natural Products Expo West Recap

March 16, 2015 3 comments

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. This expo has been around for 35 years, and it is the world’s largest natural, healthy and organic products event. I was hoping to share this post with you guys last week, but I think my blog got a little overwhelmed by the number of pictures I tried to include in the post, so I had to […]

Five Foods from Last Week

March 10, 2015 0 comments
Basil Gimlet

Last week was a pretty delicious week in the food department. Here are five foods that fancied my taste buds:   1. Bourbon Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Los Angeles Planned Parenthood Food Fare. I had the pleasure of attending this amazing event at the Barker Hanger in the Santa Monica Airport last Thursday evening. The restaurant group for which I work was serving food at the event, so I was able to attend […]

Persian Chicken Stew (Fesenjan)

March 5, 2015 7 comments
Persian Chicken Stew

I am in one of those phases where I just want to cook the same thing over and over again. It’s not due to a lack of imagination, but rather an addiction to some seriously delicious meals that have come out of my little kitchen recently. One of them, in particular, is this incredible Persian Chicken Stew, also known as Fesenjan. In this stew chicken is slow cooked in a mixture of […]

Weekend in San Diego

March 3, 2015 6 comments
Breakfast

My parents were in San Diego for a few days last week, so on Friday afternoon I took the train from LA to visit them. I used Amtrak fairly regularly when I lived on the east coast, but this was my first time taking it out in California. The whole experience was a breeze and reminded me why I love traveling by train so much – no long security lines, LOTS of legroom, […]

Spicy Braised Kale with Parmesan

February 23, 2015 2 comments
Braised Kale

The kale craze isn’t over yet, right? Okay, good, because I have a great recipe for you today! This spicy braised kale is everything you want in a side dish: quick, easy, and extremely healthy! All you need is kale, extra-virgin olive oil, chicken or vegetable broth, red pepper flakes, and parmesan. I bet you already have a majority of that in your pantry, right? This is a great way […]

Valentine’s Weekend Recap

February 16, 2015 4 comments
Flowers

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend spending time with people you love! I’m a sucker for Valentine’s Day – any excuse to celebrate love is a win in my book (yea, I’m as sappy as they come). Our Valentine’s Day celebrations began on Friday night. Travis had plans to beat me home and surprise me with flowers and a glass of wine waiting for me, but unfortunately (for him) […]

A Big Surprise

February 11, 2015 4 comments
Travel

Weeks of planning finally led up to this weekend’s big surprise. With the help of my mom and brother, I flew home to Boston from Los Angeles on Friday to surprise my dad. My dad is the master of surprises and he loves nothing more than when our whole family is together, so it was great to be able to turn the tables and surprise him for once. I took a […]

Grilled Skirt Steak Marinade

February 3, 2015 5 comments
Grilled Skirt Steak

On Sunday before the Super Bowl, Travis and I grilled up our favorite skirt steak. We love this chili steak marinade SO much. I’ve tried lots of recipes involving a wide variety of ingredients, but this stills stands as my favorite. To call it a marinade isn’t really accurate – it’s more like a rub that contains a small amount of liquid. I actually prefer this because it allows you to get the […]

Anniversary and a Quality Bonding Experience

January 30, 2015 5 comments
Sqirl

Hi Friends! It’s been a crazy week for me. I meant to pop in waaaaay earlier in the week to say hi, but time got away from me. I decided the best way to fill you guys in would be through a whole bunch of photos. Here we go! Travis and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend at Tagine in Beverly Hills. It was our second time at the restaurant […]

Peanut Butter Recipe Roundup

January 23, 2015 0 comments
Healthy Blondies

In honor of National Peanut Butter Day tomorrow, I am sharing a big ‘ol peanut butter recipe roundup today!  I know a bunch of you are just as obsessed with peanut butter as I am, so I figured you guys would enjoy this one. A lot of these recipes are from waaaaaaay back when my site was just a little Tumblr blog and my photos were taken on an ancient digital camera…BUT, […]