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 don't want to toot my own horn, but this recipe is GOOD. Each time I make it, every crumb is devoured. This burrito bowl has been my go-to meal prep meal as of late. It has been a lunch I have looked forward to, and I don't feel guilty about eating. BURRITO BOWLS FOR THE SOUL I want to tell you how this recipe came to be. About four months back, my then-2-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. It was and has been a very trying time for my family. My little boy, Graham, has been in . . .
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 . . .
Tacos are a big deal around here. We even taught a taco and salsa class at Pinner's Conference last fall. Taco Tuesdays are a tradition at our house - so I was anxious to make this Beef Barbacoa in my Instant Pot. I love that the Instant Pot produces textures as if the food was slowly cooked all day - but in a fraction of the time. . . .
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! . . .
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. . . .
We are so excited to share a little collaboration we have been working on with KitchenAid! You heard that right, the one and only KitchenAid!! Sometimes it feels a little surreal that we get to work with amazing companies like them. We are kinda lucky. Today we are going to be showing off their pasta attachments. I've been dreaming of these bad boys for years... and now after trying them out, I realize the homemade pasta goodness I have been missing out on. I love love love a good pasta and . . .
Here's something about me...for years I have typically fixed up a protein smoothie for breakfast. They are quick, easy and packed with good stuff. A chocolate peanut butter is my go-to and I'm full until lunch. Pour it in a cup, drop the kids to school, and off to errands. Exciting I know, but that's my morning! The only problem I have had, is that I can't continue this routine when pregnant. (And my cup has spilled a time or too.) Many protein powders have trace metallic contents that are not . . .
Be sure to head over to our Instagram account and enter our giveaway with PUR GUM in lieu of Expo West! As many of you know, last weekend we had the chance to attend Natural Products Expo West, and we are finally sharing the inside story of the wild weekend! Ok...Ok... you all know we are not that wild. I mean we all do have loads of kids :) In our preview post I explained what Expo West is and why we were attending. Today I want to share a few of the amazing products we tested as well as . . .