Meals and Things

I thought it would be good to share some random meals I’ve taken pictures of in the last couple of weeks!

I think you guys saw this on my Sardinely Delicious post, but I really enjoyed this mish-mosh of sardines, kale, tomatoes, and crackers!

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Keeping up with the fish theme I am back into lox and avocado toast-I’ve been loving it with a few slices of tomato stacked between the lox and avocado. It’s just so satisfying and delicious!

This gorgeous dinner was at Joey one late Saturday Night. We had the Korean Cauliflower, Lobster Ravioli, and Molten Chocolate Cake. It was an excellent meal!

We are loving sandwiches in this household (not anything new). This particular one was made by us for dinner one night-slices of beef, white cheddar, and a mixture of horseradish and mayo all sandwiched between two slices of sourdough.

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This one was from the mall food court and featured turkey, chipotle mayo, tomato, avocado, and other goodness! The panini press crunch is everything!

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We shared this hazelnut chocolate from Godiva after the panini as our dessert…we always need dessert.

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We tried out a new bakery and got a few things to try! The almond cake was a bit dry, the nutella cheesecake was good, and the fruit topped parfait/cake item was delicious 🙂

Burgers with tomato, peppers, and white cheddar.

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For our burger side we roasted some potatoes and Brussels. I don’t have a post roasting pic, but this was too pretty to not snap one!

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What have you guys been eating lately?

 

 

Full Day of Eating on a Friday

By the end of the week our fridge is usually running low on produce so if I’m at home I’m usually eating the last bits and pieces of our fruit and veg. This particular Friday I didn’t realize we had no kale so I decided I would just have some tomatoes with my morning toast 🙂

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I did have breakfast dessert in the form of a mandarin, but that obviously went unpictured…shmurp.

Lunch was half of the last piece of naan bread topped with some sardine “salad” I threw together. I heated up some frozen broccoli since I was craving something green and tomatoes because I needed to use them up. Not very appetizing looking, but it was really delicious and nutritious 😉

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Again mandarins were had, but nowhere to be found in my phone. Quite the mystery…

We had planned our dinner for Friday night, but had not done any of the shopping for it so once the hubby got home we did some grocery shopping to have our burger night.

We found these delicious challah rolls from Whole Foods. They were crusty on the outside and so so so soft on the inside. I was in bread heaven!

We made a stop at Sprouts to get some ingredients for this Green Goddess dip I had seen on Queer Eye on Netflix plus ground beef and other essentials.

We created an amazing side of roasted cauliflower that we dipped in the delicious Green Goddess dip we made. I highly suggest making the dip! It’s so yummy and herby and noms!

We obv also had these amazing burgers in the most incredible buns. A co-worker had gifted (kinda forced) some white cheddar on me and so we used that to top our burger. We both felt like we had found our best burger situation…the bun, the cheese, the meat, seasoning-it was all perfection!

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Another thing we picked up at Sprout’s were these mochi ice-cream that we saw. They were new and the flavors were intriguing so we obviously had to try a few! I think I prefer the fruit flavored mochi ice-cream over these, but they were still tasty!

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What are your favorite burger toppings? What are your feelings on Green Goddess dressings? Talk to me in the comments below!

 

Meals Lately

I’ve been so busy posting about our trip, but that doesn’t mean that I have forgotten to take snaps of food we’ve been eating since being back home.

I won’t lie most of it is home food and I don’t know if that’s interesting to you guys, but that’s what I’ve been eating so that’s what I’ve taken pictures of 🙂

Let’s jump in!

This first meal was made in a hungry rush! I made a bean and cheese quesadilla and added an egg on top to make it “breakfast.” I feel like you could make anything “breakfast” if you add an egg to it-anyone else?

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Donuts for dessert are always highly appreciated in this household. We adore SK Donuts! They have such soft, fluffy yeast donuts and they have a good variety of cronuts too!

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This next meal was homemade burgers and fries! Such a simple meal, but so yummy 😋

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We happened to be at Century City and I could feel my blood sugar crashing so we stopped by Eataly and I had half of this for a snack. It was a cacio e pepe pizza and it was E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.

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Quick meals are the theme of this post because to me nothing cooks quicker then eggs and peppers…noms! 20181127_123856

This next meal is the same as the last except I used a tortilla as much delicious carb source 😅

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These apple chips were breakfast dessert one particularly ravenous day. I really enjoyed them! I don’t remember ever having apple chips other than in the Fuji apple chicken salad from Panera and I can say I am a fan!

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That’s all I have for today! What have you been eating lately?

Full Day of Eats

Welcome back to another FDOE. This is from a busy Friday filled with errands and running around but ended with movie night and quality time with bae 🙂

I started my morning off with a yummy breakfast burrito! I don’t have a lot of time to make myself breakfast on days I work so on days I’m off I really enjoy taking my time to make a good one–recently it’s been these burritos!

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I ran around for some errands and by the time I got home it was almost 2pm so I threw together this delicious salad. It had all the leftover baby kale, sesame seeds, goat cheese, and some rotisserie chicken. Unpictured are the plantains I had on the side and the super sweet, juicy nectarine I had for dessert.

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Once the hubs got home we made plans for dinner and a movie. We went to Marilyn’s Mediterranean Kitchen. The hubs LOVED this place and I thought it was pretty excellent too.

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We got a chicken shawarma plate and a kuftah kebab plate. They came with two sides of our choice so I picked hummus and rice and the hubs picked veggies and baba ghanoush.

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Everything was delicious! Hubby’s favorite was the kuftah kebab and I couldn’t get enough of the hummus. The service was really great and everyone was so friendly and helpful.

They were so nice and found out that it was our first time and gave us a tiramisu. It was so good and such a perfect ending to our meal!

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We headed out to watch The Spy Who Dumped Me and I thought it was great. I was almost in tears laughing, but I may have been the only one. The hubs thought it was a good movie, but nothing to write home about.

That concludes my FDOE! I hope you guys enjoyed the post!

Have you guys seen The Spy Who Dumped Me? What did you think?

 

 

A full day of eating + dinner with the girls

I love reading/seeing the FDOE posts so that’s why I try to throw them in every once in a while. I somehow managed to successfully photograph all the food that went into my mouth (minus a few things).

Breakfast:

I did not manage to capture the piece of sourdough toast I had with some butter and blueberry preserves while getting ready. That was because I was in serious need of food, but this was just a little snack or as some call it pre-breakfasting.

Recently I have been into boiled eggs, spinach (duh), and some type of fruit. We had cherries this day so cherries it was!

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Lunch:

I had an egg, cheese, and potato burrito. I added some cheese to the pan when I was about to grill up the burrito to add that burnt cheese flavor and crunch I love so much (insert heart eye emoji here)

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I also had some fruit for dessert…this poor peach was on it’s last leg. I literally had to cut off a part of it because it had started to go bad.

Dinner:

Dinner was out with the girls at Paradise Cove Cafe and it was a lot of fun and a lot of LARGE portions. We had some nachos with chicken, cheese, beans and it came with guac, sour cream, and salsa. This was humongous, but we were starving so we killed this plate of nachos easily between the 4 of us.

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Not pictured is the ginormous bowls of clam chowder. We had split up into pairs to share a bowl, but we could have EASILY split one bowl between the 4 of us.

My main was this ahi tuna sandwich and it came with fries. The sandwich was good and the fries amazing, but I could barely finish half after all the apps. I did bring the rest of it home and the hubs ate the rest of the ahi tuna 🙂

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Dessert:

Didn’t happen, but my sweet friend made oreo truffle pops for us and they were super cute. I didn’t eat one this night, but did the next after dinner and they were divine!

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That concludes my FDOE. I hope you guys enjoyed it and I hope you’ll share some of your own FDOE!

A Delicious Weekend

Here is a weekend recap with food (so basically, the best weekend recap)!

Tacos from a taco truck! The chicken was our fave…

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Lobster nachos from Lobsterdamus! Noms!

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Tried an arepa (this one had chicken salad)

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Middle Eastern flavored burrito

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Donuts because how could we not?

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Sponge cake filled with cream from JJ’s. We went for the mango cake mochi thing, but they had none 😦

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Burgers…if we had pizza we may have hit all our major food groups! Darn!

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What did you eat this weekend?

 

 

Random Eats

Welcome to another edition of random eats! This is just a compilation of meals I have had in the last couple of weeks and decided to snap a pic of 🙂 Enjoy!

Sourdough, ‘cado, smoked salmon, Everything but the Bagel Seasoning from TJ’s, and dill

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Bean and cheese quesadilla, orange bell pep, and pan made kale chips

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It doesn’t look like it, but there is sourdough and smashed ‘cado underneath this huge piece of egg, topped with dill. Steamed kale with a turmeric and almond butter dressing from TJ’s

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Butter and jam on sourdough to hold me over till my real breakfast 😀

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Not homemade, but a yummy cheeseburger from The Stand. Not pictured are the baby carrots eaten with this

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Breakfast for dinner situation with scrambled egg, cheddar cheese, and ground “beef” (soy), kale, and sweet potato fries from Alexia.

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Almond butter and cherry preserve sandwich on English muffin with plantain chips and baby carrots-the lunch of champions!

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Sourdough, hummus (I had no avocado-sad day), kale, egg over easy, and chili flakes

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Let me know what you have been eating lately in the comments below. I’ll see you guys Friday!

 

When mom and dad come to visit…

After the Maui trip we didn’t have true vacation blues because the hubs parents were coming to visit!

They arrived the day after we got back and we had THE best time taking them around and you guys know with us that food is always involved 🙂

Here are some snaps from their stay:

Yes, Mendocino was our first stop after they arrived and yes we did love it!

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Almond croissant from the farmer’s market at the Grove? Sure, why not?

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More sweets for the sweet 🙂

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Milk shot in a cookie glass-I have not been doing cookies and milk right!

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This cronut from Dominic Ansel Bakery was WAY better than anything I was expecting. It was flaky and sweet!

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I’m sure you already know how much we love Midici already from this post and this post and we can’t forget this post 🙂 so it was only natural we took our favorites to our favorite

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Post carb-coma dessert

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And nothing goes better with donuts than coffee…unless it’s another donut 🙂

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If you are ever in LA check out Palms Thai for some well priced and delicious Thai food

Porto’s anyone?!

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And I’m pretty sure we got enough pastries to feed a crowd

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If you’re ever wanting some good chicken sammies or delicious tenders check out Birdies

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We reallllyyyy had a great time with the parents and we were sad to see them go! Let me know what are your spots? Where do you guys take family or friends when they visit? Talk to me in the comments below!

Pre-Hawaii

I probably should have done this post before the Hawaii posts, but who cares about chronological order? AmIright??

We had a couple of days off together before our trip and we decided to make the most of it by doing some exploring and some eating. I thought I would share some of those pics with you just for the fun of it!

We’ve really been loving Mendocino so we came back for the Study of Heat and Veggie burger

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We never can resist a good frozen treat and these were…well bae 😉

We discovered JJ’s bakery before this trip and if you get ANYTHING from this place check out their mochi cake cream creations. I don’t even know what they’re called other than amazing!

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Mango is the best!

We may live in California, but we’ll always be OKC Thunder fans 🙂

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Us at the Thunder game!

Prime Pizza for a slice of cheese

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What tastes great after a slice of pizza? Well, tacos of course! White Boy Tacos had been on our food bucket list for a minute so it was great to finally stop by and check them out.

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I hope you enjoyed this random post with random pics! I’ll see you on Monday!!

Maui Day 1

We woke up to sunshine our first day in Maui! We felt rested and ready to explore 🙂 After taking some time to get situated we headed out to a close by cafe, Paia Bay Coffee, to get coffee (MUCH wanted) and breakfast (MUCH needed).

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We ordered a salmon and lox bagel (typical us), a Greek yogurt bowl, and banana bread to go. I got some hot coffee while the hubs got iced.

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This salmon and lox bagel was so fresh and delicious and hearty-cream cheese, avocado, tomato. Absolute perfection!

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After taking some time to plot our day and our trip we headed out to Kihei. We explored the beach and checked out some local shops and stumbled into Cinnamon Roll Place where we got this decadent thing.

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Underneath all that is a cinnamon roll…I promise!

This cinnamon roll had cream cheese icing and macadamia nuts and warmed up it was ooey and gooey in all the best ways!

After some more walking we drove around and found ourselves at an outdoor mall. The weather was so beautiful it was perfect for window shopping and taking in the sun. We obviously always have to get a treat so we got this lilikoi (passion fruit) mochi ice-cream from Whaler’s General Store.

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By the way this next pic is the view from that mall’s parking lot.. This picture does absolutely no justice, but I felt like everywhere you looked in Maui it was so beautiful. Everything was lush and green and floral-all the deep happy sighs!

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We ended up changing up our plans and decided to head to Lahaina so to keep our energy up we stopped at Akamai coffee. We both got iced coffees this time and started our drive!

Lahaina may have been one of my favorite places of this trip! It’s definitely touristy, but it’s just fun. There’s a fun little boardwalk/shopping type of area that’s right across from the water. It has so many restaurants, coffee shops, and places for trinkets.

Our first find was a little taco truck called Ono Tacos. We shared one fish and one shrimp taco. I don’t remember who liked which more, but each taco was devoured!

After this we walked our way from Ono Tacos to the outdoor outlet mall to the Lahaina boardwalk. There was so much to look at between the stores and the beautiful water! We tried to take it all in the best we could.

We had dinner at Lahaina Luna Cafe which took some walking around to find, but ended up being well worth it! We got teri-fried chicken bites, fish and chips, and a taco combo. The taco combo came with one mahi-mahi taco and one Korean bbq beef taco.

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The teri-fried chicken bites were these little pieces of fried chicken coated in a sweet teriyaki glaze. They were crunchy and delicious!

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The Korean bbq beef taco was the fave among the two tacos 🙂

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Lahaina Luna was right next door to a place highly rated on Yelp. It has 5 stars (out of 5) and over a 1000 reviews. I mean that’s pretty crazy! I know you’re dying to know what this place is-it’s Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice.

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I believe we got coconut, mango, and pineapple with macadamia soft serve, sweet and condensed milk and mochi on top.

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And yes, it was 5 star worthy!

We did some more perusing before heading home to catch some z’s before day 2 began!

I’ll see you lovelies on Monday until then tell me have you been to Lahaina? Did we make any of the same stops? Comment below and let me know!