Have you guy jumped in on the unicorn craze? I've seen unicorn hot chocolate, unicorn ice cream, unicorn toast - and a variety of other pastel rainbow foods lately. I'm a mom of three little boys, so the unicorn trend hasn't hit our household. BUT, I have a bad sweet tooth, so pretty delicious desserts are always up my alley. S'mores I have really fond memories of eating s'mores by the campfire as a kid. My family loved to camp and my sisters and I would try to perfectly toast our . . .
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 . . .
Guys - we are going strong on this buddha-bowl week! What has been your favorite so far? The Mexi-Quinoa Bowl? The Chimichurri Chicken Bowl? Or how about the Spicy Chicken Burrito Bowl? I really can't even decide. They are all so mouthwatering. We hope we've inspired you to treat yourself well and feed yourself a delicious and healthy lunch. Buddha-Bowl week isn't over yet! Today I wanted to share this easy peasy idea. Buddha-Bowls for an Easy Lunch I've really loved eating . . .
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'm really loving this Buddha Bowl week! They're healthy and do wonders for your PB&J lunches. When we were texting about what recipes we'd do, I immediately knew my newest obsession, these Chimichurri Grilled Chicken Bowls were my ticket. Chimichurri I've had chimichurri a few times before, some better than others, and even have another recipe on the site for Chimichurri Steak Tacos. But when my Argentine neighbor moved in two houses down, you know I hit her up for her chimichurri. . . .
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 . . .
Girl Scout Cookie season is nearing an end, but they will live on in my heart forever. So forever, that I made a pie you can make year-round with those babies. Thin Mint Chocolate Pie. It's rich, it's cool, it's what I want from Girl Scouts. I'll tell you a secret: these aren't even Thin Mints! They're Grasshopper cookies by Keebler. Sold at your local grocery store all year long. I think these taste better than Thin Mints and are a heckofalot cheaper too! I keep them in the refrigerator . . .
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. . . .