Happy Monday everybody! I’m sure most of you are counting down the minutes until you get some well-deserved time off this week, so let me give you something sweet to look forward to as you’re kicking off the holidays 🙂
If you need a quick and delicious holiday dessert recipe, whether it’s for your family dinner or a holiday party, I’ve got a great one that won’t disappoint. My best friend (and photographer!) Jon Volk introduced me to this amazing pumpkin roll recipe- apparently his family makes it every year! We never had a pumpkin roll in my Kurdish Thanksgivings …
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!
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 …
The other day my sister and I started randomly chatting about the 5 things in her kitchen she’d never be caught without. It’s like she knew off the bat her top 5. She instantly called them out: almond butter, fresh garlic, spinach, eggs (she makes a killer egg salad), and vegan mayo.
That made me think. We all have a little list, don’t we? What we eat says a lot about who we are – it’s like a personality test. What’s your top 5? I’m interested to know!
I really had to think about this one and ask myself, …
Hey guys! I am super excited to finally settle into our new home! I decided to cook up our first home-cooked meal in the new kitchen and decided to go with a new turkey chili recipe. It turned out so delicious! I mixed a few recipes that I found online to create my best version. I’m running around like crazy, but it’s nice to cook up an easy meal that takes less than an hour. (you basically leave it on the stove and go!) I hope you will give it a try!