Hawaii Vacation Part I

Hawaii Vacation Part I

July 16, 2014 2 comments

We had the most incredible Hawaii vacation and I am so excited to share it with you guys! We set off bright and early on Monday morning. I was hoping to sleep on the plane, but I was so darn excited that it was impossible. After a five and a half hour flight I was more than ready to get off the plane. I was very pleased when I realized […]

Healthy Travel Snacks

July 7, 2014 1 comment
Healthy Travel Snacks

We are off to beautiful Hawaii! I can’t believe this trip is finally here! We have a long flight ahead of us, so I knew I had to pack lots of snacks to hold us over until we land in Maui. This girl can’t handle being cooped up on a plane with a hungry belly…and let’s be honest — plane and airport food usually suck, so I prefer to always […]

Challah French Toast

July 3, 2014 3 comments
Challah French Toast

Sometimes there is nothing better than comfort foods, especially comfort foods that evoke wonderful memories. Growing up, my mom always bought challah (a traditional Jewish egg bread) from a store in Brookline, MA called Cheryl Anns’. Their challah is THE BEST in the world. I swear to it! We love it because it is particularly eggy, soft, and sweet. I have such fond memories sitting with my mom around the the island in our […]

Grilled Romaine with Lemon and Parmesan

July 1, 2014 12 comments
Grilled Romaine with Lemon and Parmesan

Chances are you’ll be grilling this weekend, am I right? So why not grill something a little outside the box…something that is sure to please everyone’s tastebuds: grilled romaine! The first time I tried grilled romaine was in Philadelphia during college. The food scene in Philly is incredible and I feel so lucky that I got to experience it for four years. I actually think Philadelphia was a BIG influence on my passion for […]

What I Ate Thursday

June 27, 2014 4 comments
What I Ate Thursday

I love when bloggers share their daily eats because I always get inspired with new meal and snack ideas. Today, I am jumping on that bandwagon and showing you what I ate Thursday! Yesterday morning, my alarm clock went off at 5AM and I forced myself out of bed. After quickly getting ready, I ran to the gym and conquered a tough back and bicep workout. By the time I […]

Roasted Pineapple and Sweet Potatoes

June 24, 2014 12 comments
Roasted Sweet Potato and Pineapple

I am not really sure what inspired me to mix sweet potatoes and pineapple together, but boy am I glad I did. When I was in college I would make a big batches of roasted veggies at the beginning of the week and then I would eat them as a snack or with some sort of protein for dinner throughout the rest of the week. It was a delicious and healthy […]

Charred Corn and Heirloom Tomato Salsa

June 20, 2014 0 comments
Charred Corn and Heirloom Tomato Salsa Recipe - www.littlechefbigappetite.com

This Charred Corn and Heirloom Tomato Salsa packs so much summer flavor into just one bite. By broiling the vegetables, you end up with a delicious charred texture that really brings out the flavor of each ingredient. It is the perfect dip to chow down on while you are firing up the grill this summer. We ate this with multi-grain tortilla chips, but any chip would compliment this well! The […]

Homemade Whole Wheat Bagels

June 17, 2014 25 comments
These Homemade Whole Wheat Bagels are easier to make than you'd expect and only take one hour! Try them for Sunday brunch this weekend! ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

There are some foods I believe are worth buying rather than making yourself. If you asked me two years ago, I would have said bagels were one of them. However, over the past year, I’ve been trying to master the art of whole-grain bread baking. Baking yeast breads (not quick-cooking) is very time consuming, so I don’t do it all that often, but when I make the time for it, the results are […]

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Short Ribs

June 10, 2014 11 comments
BBQ Beef Short Ribs - Little Chef Big Appetite

Boy, oh boy, do I have a recipe for you! This one really might just knock your socks off.                           The Whole Foods in Venice was having a fantastic sale on boneless short ribs, so Travis and I knew we couldn’t go home without them. I thought they would be perfect to throw into the slow cooker on Sunday morning […]

Three New (to me) Kitchen Tools I Love

June 6, 2014 3 comments
Three New (to me) Kitchen Tools I Love

When Travis and I moved in together about one year ago, we discovered that we had double of almost everything. Both of us had very well-stocked kitchens on our own (spices, vinegars, knives, pans, cutlery, and kitchen tools), so when we moved in together we ended up choosing the “better” of all of our duplicates and putting the rest in a big box of storage. Even though I thought I […]