Healthy Spring Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette. A light and refreshing recipe for spring and summer! ll

Fresh Spring Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

April 29, 2014 4 comments

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I am on a serious salad kick recently. I used to hate making salads at home because I never felt like they were as good as when I ordered them out at one of those “make-your-own-salad bars.” I realized that this was because I never had all of the delicious mix-ins salad bars offered. Now when I go grocery […]

We Finally Have Groceries

April 21, 2014 2 comments
Groceries - Little Chef Big Appetite

After two weekends of traveling, I was really looking forward to a low-key weekend. I had a blast in Las Vegas for my company’s retreat and in NYC visiting all our friends, but a weekend at home was very needed. There were one million errands and to-dos I needed to catch up on. My biggest priority: groceries. Our fridge has been empty, which I think is very sad to look at. We’ve […]

NYC: Experimental Cocktail Club

April 17, 2014 2 comments
NYC: Experimental Cocktail Club

I had an amazing time in NYC this past weekend. Travis and I crammed so much into four short days. Part of the reason we were going to NYC was so Travis and his best friend, Ben, could celebrate their birthdays together with a bunch of our friends from college. The entire weekend was packed with birthday festivities, catching up with so many old friends, and eating some seriously delicious […]

Greek Yogurt Face Mask

April 10, 2014 2 comments
Greek Yogurt Face Mask - Little Chef Big Appetite

You see a lot of Greek Yogurt on here, don’t you? I just love the stuff. It is so healthy and packed with protein, so it keeps you full for a long time. I use Greek Yogurt in my kitchen in so many ways. Recently around here you’ve seen it served with my delicious Cardamom Granola. And also in my yummy Curried Yogurt Dip! But did you know that Greek […]

Making Me Smile

March 31, 2014 4 comments
Making Me Smile

Sometimes we go through our day-to-day routine and don’t stop to acknowledge the little things in our lives that make us happy. I know that I often get so caught up in my daily rush, that I often forget to do this. So, here are a few things in my life that are currently making me smile:   Snail Mail I love the feeling of coming home and finding a […]

Basic Protein Shake + Variations

March 24, 2014 7 comments
Protein Shake - Little Chef Big Appetite

On weekday mornings I am always in a rush because I work out in the morning before work. I’ve been doing the same routine for about a year now, so from the moment my alarm goes off at 5:00AM, I have my morning schedule locked down to the minute. I have to squeeze in my workout, shower, getting dressed, and breakfast all before I rush out the door to hit […]

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Panzanella Salad

March 19, 2014 8 comments
Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Panzanella Salad

Is it me or is burrata everywhere right now? Whenever we go out to eat it seems to pop up on the menu. Not that I am complaining! I adore this creamy cheese. It seems to pair well with just about anything! My favorite burrata salad to date was at Rustic Canyon, a restaurant in Santa Monica we tried last weekend. The textures were on point, the flavors blended together perfectly, […]

Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

March 13, 2014 10 comments
Muhammara is one of my favorite appetizers! It's a roasted red pepper dip made with toasted walnuts and pomegranate molasses. Serve it with veggies or whole grain crackers for a healthy snack. ll

The first time I tried Muhammara was at Momed, a modern Mediterranean restaurant in Beverly Hills. I had no idea what it was, so the waitress kindly let us sample some before we placed our order. It. Was. Incredible. Muhammara, which is quite common in Syrian and Turkish cuisine, is a delicious roasted red pepper dip served with warm pita. This dip has incredible texture thanks to blended walnuts and breadcrumbs. […]

A Weekend of Delicious Food and Even Better Weather

March 10, 2014 2 comments
A Weekend of Delicious Food and Even Better Weather

It was a gorgeous weekend in LA. I made a concerted effort to stay inside as little as possible so I could soak up all the sun. Because of that, time in my kitchen was minimal, and Travis and I ate a few delicious meals out. Saturday night, we made reservations at Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza in Culver City. I’d heard great things about this place, so I was really excited […]

Perfect Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

March 7, 2014 9 comments
Learn how to make perfect Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries. They couldn't be easier, but they'll impress that special person in your life! Just two ingredients, and they're vegan and gluten-free! ll

You may remember from a few weeks ago that I made Travis Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day. Over the last few years, I’ve made these strawberries numerous times and they are secretly SO easy. Even though Valentine’s Day is over, there is no reason you can’t make these for another occasion – that is why I wanted to share them on the blog today. I love Chocolate Covered Strawberries […]