You guys - we survived Expo West again this year. Each year we look forward to meeting with new companies and ones we have loved for years. Our feet are left sore but our cups are filled. Today Des and I (Kadee) want to share some of our favorite finds from the Expo. Janice Design Before we jump in, I have to share the cutest backpacks that we wore inside of the Anaheim convention center. With samples and business cards galore we needed good shoes and backpacks. I'm kind of loving that . . .
Theres a new little cafe in my hometown that has popped up called Burnt Lemonade. I actually haven't eaten there yet. I can't even tell you if their lemonade is actually burnt...but the idea of burnt lemonade has stuck in my mind since hearing of this new cafe. Since it's citrus season here in California and all the trees are bursting, my kids and I decided to give it a try. Fresh Lemonade vs Burnt Lemonade I was really REALLY skeptical that they would taste any different at all. We made a . . .
Man, feeding yourself can be a beast! Honestly it can consume most our day if we let it, especially if you're feeding other humans along with yourself. As a mother of 4 kids I feel my life is spent in the kitchen. I'm either cooking or cleaning..... or standing wondering what the heck to make! The key to making this whole eating experience a pleasant one is meal prep and planning. We hope that this week of buddha bowls has helped you in your efforts! Today's bowl is a Thai Buddha Bowl. Why . . .
Last summer I sat on a warm, sunny SoCal beach next to my dear friend who was eating a lunch similar to this Mexi-quinoa buddha bowl. Gosh it looked so good, and I was SO hungry. I love going to the beach all day, soaking in the sun and sea air, but really struggle with a meal to bring for myself! PBJ's are great for the kids-- not me. I struggle in general with coming up with good lunches for myself. So making lunch ahead of time, like this Mexi-quinoa buddha bowl or Kadee's Burritos buddha . . .
I was standing in my Grandmas kitchen when she said "Oh Desi, you gotta try this new recipe I got. You use RITZ CRACKERS and it's so good." She then went on to describe how to make this dinner in detail and so... Ritz Chicken was born. My grandma came from the generation that cooked, really cooked. I was always surprised when we would visit and be busy shopping, playing, exhausting ourselves! We'd come home and she would start cooking a big, hearty (delicious) meal for us! I remember . . .
Rumbi Island Grill was one of my favorite places to go in college. They made this amazing teriyaki rice bowl that I loved to get. Half steak, half grilled chicken, lots of fresh veggies, ride and beans. They had a teriyaki sauce that knocked it all out of the park. We don't lived by any of these restaurants anymore, so we often recreate this amazing teriyaki rice bowl at home. How to Make Teriyaki Rice Bowls I start by preparing my rice- it takes the longest to cook.After you have . . .
Do you love pizza but hate the carbs? For years I told myself I didn't like pizza just to avoid eating that high-fat, high-calorie, high-carb, oh-so-divine dish. I have a solution. If you want a little healthier approach try out this delicious cauliflower pizza crust! A great alternative that will nix that carbs! . . .
Over the years this Lemon Raspberry Red Velvet Trifle has become one of my very favorite desserts. I especially love to take this to party's, celebrations or simple get togethers. It fits the mood for everything. And because its cake in a bowl it transports even more beautifully! . . .
When I was told we would be giving away a sushi kit from totally bamboo I was really excited. I had vision of fruit sushi swimming around in my head. How I Was going to make it, what recipes and ingredients I was going to use, how the pictures would look. Well, lets say it all worked out how I hoped, except the pictures were a lot more fancy in my head, the always are. My imaginations of what I really want compared to what happens always gets me. . . .
CLICK HERE for the Valentine's Giveaway! We're giving away a Blendtec, tieks (pictured below) and so much more! Coconut Rice is a wonderful way to change up your rice game. Really, after a while plain ol' rice gets kinda old! (brown or white) You can make this to go with BOTH savory and sweet meals. For instance I love to serve mine along side of my Lettuce Wraps, or the Mongolian Beef on top. It's also fabulous with the Rumbi Rice Bowls and the Hawaiian Haystacks. But top it with just some . . .