Hey guys – hope you had a merry Christmas yesterday! I’m loving being with my family so much right now, but I have to say that over the holidays, I miss my girlfriends! I wish everyone (and I do mean everyone) I love could be in one place. I decided to remedy this by hosting a pre-holiday girls night before I left LA.
When it comes to girls nights, you can’t go wrong with a few bottles of wine, am I right ladies? So I picked up a few bottles from Skinnygirl® Cocktails – particularly the Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, …
Hey guys! It’s Freebie Friday today so I thought I would make it sweet. 😉 One of Steve and I’s favorite things to do on the weekends is get in a workout in the morning, followed by a delicious brunch in the afternoon at one of our favorite spots 🙂 There’s so many places to eat in Los Angeles that it can get confusing sifting through the best eats. If you’re wondering what my favorites are and what in the world I’m giving away this week? – keep reading…
Stevie, call your friends, because tonight I’m having a Girls Night In! hehe
I wanted to spice up my most recent girls night by ditching the mundane snacks I always make and really challenging myself to build a killer charcuterie board. It’s summertime so color is key. I wanted to make staying in fun for the girls and just as exhilarating as going out. No need to pull out the heels when you can pull out the hummus and crackers and sit barefoot around the coffee table and girl talk all night.
Happy Friday! Whether it’s breakfast tacos, beef tacos, taco salads or leftover tacos – I’ll never get tired of having TACOS. If you’re looking for a recipe that’s delicious and easy to whip up at home, then try my famous ranch chicken tacos. They’re not actually mine – I got this recipe from my sister-in-law who got it from her momma and so forth. It’s seriously a Hendrix family favorite! Best of all, I can make this in my crockpot on those busy work days. It does all the work for me. Let’s get started!
I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I just crave a good burger. Luckily, I’ve done plenty of research (and #sazaneats!) to say that LA has some fantastic options. Get ready for the most mouthwatering burgers that I’ve rated the best in town.
LA Burger on West Pico – found this little gem just a couple of weeks ago and it’s my current favorite! I get the classic cheeseburger and fries, and it’s so great because they make it fresh right in front of you. It’s a little blue hole-in-the-wall restaurant on Pico – don’t confuse it with LA …
Looking for an easy summer recipe that’s healthy and delicious? Whether you’re an amateur or a pro in the kitchen, I recommend giving this CousCous Salad Recipe (with a Mediterranean twist) a try! It’s perfect to pair with a meal or serve as an appetizer.
1 Cup of Couscous
1 1/2 Cup of Water
2 Persian Cucumbers, Diced
1/2 Red Onion, Diced
1-2 Jalepeños (to taste), Diced
1 Tomato, Diced
1/2 Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
2 TBSP. Fresh Lime Juice
1 TBSP. Red Wine Vinegar
3 TBSP. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)
1 Avocado, Diced …
Memorial Day weekend totally snuck up on me you guys. If you’re looking to indulge but not necessarily break your diet – check out some easy (and healthy!) Memorial Day snacks I found from around the web. These are especially great in the event you’re a last minute planner.. like me. These treats below caught my eye and some I’ve actually tried. Any of these ideas can be great if you’re having a few people over or going to a potluck style BBQ and want to bring something. P.S they’re pretty too. 😉 Enjoy!
Hey guys! For my next travel guide, I decided on Los Angeles since, ya know, I live here. There’s so much to do and it was hard condensing this list down to 10 things. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that a lot of these things are pretty inexpensive, or better yet, completely free 🙂 Enjoy!
Grab a coffee at Menotti’s– even if you’re not a coffee lover, this cozy little place in Venice Beach is a go-to for Stevie and I. He always gets the Spanish Latte, and I love the hot chocolate 🙂
I’m constantly trying to stay on my healthy game but sometimes it’s hard when you live for delicious food. Living in LA has definetly helped me stay on track – especially now since I have a good-sized kitchen I can play in. One way I’ve consistently been getting in my daily vitamins is with a green smoothie in the morning. When Stevie and I recently visited Rancho Pescadero (remember?) , I had the most delicious green smoothie every morning. It came straight from their garden and I could taste all of the delicious fruits and veggies. I’ve been …
Happy Friday! It’s gloomy and rainy in Los angeles today which gives me the perfect excuse to whip up some homemade chicken noodle soup that’s actually good for the soul. I wish I could take all the credit for this, but it’s actually my mother-in-law’s famous recipe. It’s one of the first things I ever made for Stevie after we got married and it’s been one of the easiest so far. 😉
Whether it’s rainy outside or you’re craving a good ‘ole bowl of homemade soup – I thought I would share this delicious recipe that I can’t get enough …