All posts tagged: food

Surprise Trip to San Francisco

Originally posted on for the love of nike :
My husband surprised me with a trip to San Francisco last weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. What better gift could a girl ask for?! Over the course of the weekend we ate, drank, and walked (51 miles) to our hearts’ content. We stayed at the Hotel Adagio. This little boutique feeling hotel is owned by Marriott. They were so sweet–giving us a room with a view and a bottle of wine on the house. (Note the giant tiger mural by Nychos. You’ve got a great view of it from there.) Our first stop was Lombard Street. You know, that bizarre crooked street that people actually drive down (amazingly without hitting the gaggles of tourists)? You have to love (and hate) the typography¬†of San Francisco. It creates the most beautiful architectural reactions (and gives you hella blisters). Get a load of those giant wheels spinning cables below. That’s how the famous SF cable cars work. We hopped on (each trip costs $7) and made our way…

Vegetable Rice Review

Originally posted on Charm of Love:
Evening everyone, As this post goes live I am done with my pre-assessment and I’m probably just waking up, getting ready to go to work. I’ve stockpiled a bit of food to keep me going and I’m just going to get on with it, looking forward to having the weekend off. Today I have a very short review for you on beetroot and cauliflower rice. I started off by making the cauliflower rice by myself, it’s super easy (just pulse in a food processor and fry) but I also picked up a ready made pack, as well as a pack of beetroot rice so I thought I’d let you know about that. Maybe you don’t have time to prepare it, maybe you don’t have a food processor, it’s probably the easiest accompaniment to a meal ever and a brilliant way to add more vegetables to your diet. It’s also a brilliant way to complete a meal without carbs, if you are trying to avoid those. I bought these because…

How We Eat [Healthy] For $75 A Week

Happy Monday, people! Are you heading to work for the week? Starting out with a meal prep Monday so you can crush your nutrition goals? This post is a teensy bit long but it’s something I get asked about a LOT so I promise it is packed full of helpful info ūüôā I have written before about? Our Dave Ramsey Adventure? and how it changed our lives. If it weren’t for budgeting and planning, we would not have had the beautiful wedding we did, and we would probably have struggled a lot more in our marriage. We started our budget using this worksheet. And quickly learned that according to the suggested percentages we were WAY overspending on food. Based on our goals and initial income, we decided $300 was a good monthly rate for groceries. I shop weekly, so we budgeted that as $75/ week. Just for reference, I was spending probably $100-$120 by myself prior to moving in with Keaton, so this was huge adjustment. However, I have learned lots of tips and tricks…

Easy Vegan Enchiladas Recipe

Originally posted on Heart of a Traveller:
Today I’m sharing with you my favourite family meal to cook; enchiladas. These are actually really easy to make but look quite impressive when you serve them. They get devoured in my house every time; by vegans and non-vegans alike. Another plus is that a lot of the ingredients are staple pantry or freezers items and so you can often make these as a last minute meal. Hearty, filling and delicious; try making these for you next family meal! Ingredients: Main 2 onions 3 cloves of garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 1 red pepper 1 cup water 15 cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup corn 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed) 1 can tomato pur√©e 1 can refried beans 8 tortilla’s Spices (*you can adapt these to fit your own taste) 1 tbsp garlic salt 1/2 tbsp pepper 1/2 tbsp chilli 1 tbsp parsley 1/2 tbsp tuscan seasoning 1/2 tbsp cajun seasoning Optional Toppings 3 tbsp salsa 3 tbsp nutritional yeast Equipment: 1 chopping board 2 cooking pans 1…

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

Originally posted on Life According to Jamie:
Figs are one of my favorite fruits. Well, I love most fruits, but figs are up there. I think I even had them on my monthly favorites one month last summer. I also love prosciutto, the¬†Italian cured ham. It’s a well-known fact that salty and sweet go together so well. A popular appetizer are prosciutto wrapped melons, but an appetizer or snack that you may not hear about¬†as often is prosciutto wrapped figs. This isn’t really a recipe post, because there’s nothing to it. I washed and cut up some figs, wrapped some strips of prosciutto¬†around the figs and that was it! The salty prosciutto pairs harmoniously with the sweetness from the figs. This is perfect to serve as an appetizer to any summer dinner parties or a little snack for yourself this summer as the figs are so sweet and refreshing. It’s so tasty and while the addition of the prosciutto to the figs might not make it the healthiest snack choice, it certainly isn’t the unhealthiest…

Chocolate Coated Watermelon

Originally posted on I've Got Cake:
This post was inspired after about an hour of trolling through Instragram. You go from scrolling through your?friends page to some girl doing yoga in a thong to this shit. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Chocolate Coated Watermelon ? What I Used 3 bars of white chocolate (or dark chocolate – whatever you prefer). Half a Watermelon. Sea Salt (optional). What I Did This is a happy little summer snack and it only takes about 5 mins to make. Think cookouts.? Think beach snack. You’re gonna make this at some point?this year, I mean who’s kidding who here. ? Take the watermelon half and slice it longwise, about 2 inches thick. Cut each slice into even rectangles. Set aside. Break the chocolate bars apart and place in a medium bowl. Heat the bowl in the microwave for about 40 secs or until the chocolate starts to melt – be careful not to overheat the chocolate or it’ll burn.…

Choco, Almond & Coconut Bliss Balls

Originally posted on foodbycamilla:
? ? The recipe I wanted to share today is ¬†bliss ball! ¬†Bliss balls or energy balls are so easy to whip up, there is no lengthy preparation time or cooking involved. Bliss balls are simply raw balls usually made up of mainly dates and nuts.I used¬†a combination of¬†¬†coconut, almonds, oats, dates and cacao powder as the base and rolled them in some more coconut. These makes a delicious guilt- free delicious snack. Bliss balls are amazing to pop in your lunchbox and will easily satisfy sweet cravings.¬†These are brilliant to make in the beginning of the week, store them in the fridge, and you have a healthy snack available all week long. Ingredients: ( makes about 12 bliss balls).¬† 1/2 cup ¬†/ 75 gram almonds 1/2 cup / 45 gram oats 1/4 cup / 25 gram desiccated coconut, unsweetend 8 medjool dates 1 tsp coconut oil 1 ¬†tbsp heaped raw cacao powder 1 tsp water (if necessary). ? Method: Place all the ingredients (except for the dates) ¬†in a food…

Nothing Lasts Forever…Not Even Your Favorite Take Out Place.

Originally posted on the boston gayllennial:
A few nights ago I watched Unzipped, the Isaac Mizrahi documentary on Netflix, and it was really great. Because I sort of came of age in the aughts I wasn’t really aware of how truly up there he was in the fashion world back in the 90s. The documentary follows the making of his critically acclaimed fall 1994 collection (when I was two!), from sketch pad to runway. It’s wildly interesting, in part because fashion shows are a dime a dozen these days in New York and hardly ever as special as they used to be, but that’s not my point. Towards the end of the film you see Mizrahi walking down 6th avenue in ecstasy, having made the fashion world go wild for the collection that was such a nightmare¬†to put together. And then, out of nowhere I see him walk right past Charlie Mom. Charlie Mom was the first restaurant that I ate in¬†when I moved to New York for school and, at 18, my mother, father,…

Sniffing Through Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar

Originally posted on The 9 to 5 Wanderer:
Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar is a foodie’s dream come true. The covered market is lined with vendors selling spices, teas, dried fruits, and Turkish desserts. Mounds of jewel colored spices and teas line the walls of the market, and dried clusters of herbs and loofahs are strung up from the ceilings. The different aromas create an intoxicating scent that wafts through the narrow alleys of the bazaar. Sold by the kilo, “love teas” promise to serve as an aphrodisiac, “relaxing teas” to destress. There are also a variety of more conventional teas such as jasmine tea and black teas, for the less adventurous. The carefully formed mountains of spices include pure spices like saffron, cumin, and oregano, as well as “chicken spice”, “meat spice” and “salad spice” blends. (What is salad spice?) The Spice Bazaar also sells a number of sweets, dried fruits, and nuts. We bought some chicken spice and Turkish tea from one shopkeeper, and then from a smiling Syrian man who had been working at the Spice…

Easy 2 Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Originally posted on 28 and Counting…:
Trying to lose weight is not a lot of fun, especially if you have a big weight loss goal like I do. However, through trial and error over the years, I have learned that depriving myself of everything I love will not work for the long term and can lead to a binge of all things brownie. I think in the maintenance phase, the 80/20 rule works well (80 percent healthy food for fuel and 20 percent food for comfort) and in the losing weight phase, I raise that number to 90/10 or even 95/5 (sorry). The best approach is finding healthy food that tastes like comfort food so that you can make smart choices even when you’re “cheating.” I personally have never met a cookie that I didn’t like, so I decided to find a way that I could eat a cookie every single day and still find success with losing weight. Lo and behold, I have done it and now I’d like to share my easy 2 ingredient…