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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‹

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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 πŸ˜…

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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?

Fish 101

I wasn’t sure about writing this post because to be completely honest I did not have a meal at Fish 101. I was pretty full from brunch, but I am always down for a foodie adventure! This place has 4.5 stars and 902 reviews on Yelp…I needed to go.

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We went with a large group of friends and there was a good variety of options to choose from. They had everything from poke (which hubby got) to fish and chips (which a couple of our friends got.

The poke I had a couple of bites of and it was really delicious and flavorful. I liked that the fish tasted fresh and that the sauce on top let the fish shine through.

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Our friends that got fish and chips seemed to really enjoy it and thought it nice and flaky. Other friends got shrimp tacos which looked crunchy and fresh. One friend got the burrito and man was it massive! She shared it with her hubby and she was still full.

If we every go back I will for sure save some room for this place, but it was too good of a spot to not tell you about. I totally loved the rustic vibes in there and it was filled with people!

Let me know if you have been here and what you thought!

Full Day of Eating on a Saturday

I am so excited to bring you guys along for a FDOE! This particular Saturday was especially delicious and filled with a lot of yummy treats 😍!

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We started our day with a late brunch from Wake and Late. I got a carne asada, egg, cheese, avocado, pickled jalapeΓ±o and potato burrito while the hubby got a egg white, spinach, pickled jalapeΓ±o, onions, avocado, and red pepper burrito. They also grill the burrito after to make it nice and crunchy!

We both enjoyed our very filling burritos and needed something sweet πŸ™‚ we ended up sharing this nutella macaron from a random French bakery.

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We ended up going to Century City Mall to find a suit for hubby and while there we noticed that 85Β° Bakery was open. I could not not check it out you guys. That would have been a major food blogger sin, right?

I knew you would understand!

We got the honey cake, coconut roll, and milk bun. Nothing was super sweet, but everything was delicious! If you have one of these around I would definitely recommend checking it out.

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We didn’t eat it all and saved some for dinner dessert πŸ˜‰

We walked around the mall for a little while longer and then left. I was super tired and the hubs was too, I think, so we both napped. I honestly have no idea how long we were out for, but it wasn’t more than an hour?!

For dinner we had decided on wings from Big Al’s Pizzeria. We headed on over because it’s a little over an hour from where we live. I’m definitely glad we went when we did because it was packed in there, it took about an hour to get our food, and another hour to get back home with it.

We ended up getting the buffalo, the dragon, and the Jamaican. The dragon was the spiciest and the most flavorful. The Jamaican was sweet and sticky. The buffalo was a really rounded buffalo flavor-not too vinegary or too spicy.

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We really enjoyed the wings, but as always needed dessert. We snacked on chocolates, the rest of our 85Β° Bakery, and some grapes because #health.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this somewhat long post. Thanks for sticking around to read it all! I hope you’re having a great start to the week!!

Recent Eats

Hey sweet people!

I am excited to share with you some meals I have on my phone that I haven’t shared in any of the other blog posts. These are meals I probably captured with the intention of having a full day of eating, but it didn’t happen #badfoodblogger

We had some delicious sushi at Sushi Enya with some friends. Sadly, we only got pics of a couple of rolls and these were actually captured by hubby I think. After this we were so busy eating and talking that few pictures were taken. Oops!

One Sunday after a mediocre brunch we decided to cook at home. We thought about it and decided on steak and cauli. The hubs made a gorgeous steak and I roasted up the cauliflower for a pretty simple but tasty dish!

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I usually prefer a savory breakfast, but always need something sweet after–usually fruit. I decided to skip breakfast dessert and just have something sweet for breakfast by way of these gluten free banana pancakes. I know I’ve posted about these and they are quick, yummy, and filling.

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This delicious looking salmon was our dinner one weeknight that I was off. It was a fun dish to create and lovely to look at too!

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We did go back to Malibu Farm Pier Cafe and get some brunch which was a little underwhelming compared to their lunch, but I was too hungry to go anywhere else. I got this salmon hash dish and hubby got an open brussels sprout omelette.

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Those are all the random dishes I have for today! I’m sure I will have more in the coming weeks πŸ™‚ Have a fantastic Thursday!

 

Lunch with an Ocean View

Lunch with a view? Yes please!

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I don’t know why, but I’m a little skeptical of ocean side eateries. The views are gorgeous, but I never feel like the food would be spectacular. Malibu Farm Pier Cafe changed all of that for me.

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They have gorgeous ocean views and pretty amazing food…sadly I didn’t get a proper pic of the views, but I got plenty of the food πŸ˜‰

We were both pretty tired and hungry by the time we got to Malibu and we were ready to eat. We were a little worried when we saw the line, but we got seated pretty quickly since it was just the hubs and I.

We immediately skimmed the menu and placed our orders. Everything sounded delicious, but we went for the nicoise salad and a steak sandwich.

We had never had a nicoise salad and loved all the components. The fresh salad greens were coated in the perfect amount of creamy dressing. The green beans were crisp and sweet while the potatoes were soft and added a nice carby-ness to the dish. The tomatoes were juicy and the eggs added an extra layer of creaminess. The olives balanced everything out by adding a pop of brininess. The salmon was perfectly cooked-crispy outside and tender, flaky inside.

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This was possibly THE best salad I had ever had. I love having little samplings of things (as you may all know) and this was just that. That being said, it was a pretty humongous salad with a pretty hefty piece of salmon.

The steak in the sandwich was cooked beautifully, the slaw added some freshness and a little bit of sweetness, and the bread did a great job of holding everything together and not getting soggy.

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We wanted to try their ice-cream for dessert, but a lot of the flavors we wanted to try were out so we decided to go for some chia pudding instead. It was made with coconut milk and topped with slices of banana and powdered sugar.

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It was cool, creamy, and sweet way to end our gorgeous meal!

If you’re ever in Malibu I would highly recommend Malibu Farm Pier Cafe for a sweet lunch spot and if you’re not tell me about some of your favorite hidden lunch gems in the comments below!

 

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 πŸ™‚

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?

 

 

Meals with Friends: Sage

This is a little mini series I am currently doing that has to do with some fun eating we’ve been doing with friends. Here is post one and post two.

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Out of the three restaurants that we had been to this one may have been my favorite! It was all vegan errything and it was amazing.

This restaurant was picked by the friends we went to lunch with and hats off to them because Sage was everything I wanted/needed and more.

They had kombucha on tap so we got a glass to share between the hubs and I.

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We also ordered some nachos for the table so we could munch over the menu. These nachos were made with delicious, fresh tortilla chips, jackfruit (as the meat), pickled veggies, guac, and cashew cheese. Everything about this was incredible and delicious and so satisfying.

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It was crunchy, creamy, spicy-ugh I want another plate now!

For our main we shared the breakfast burrito which came with beans, rice, tofu scramble, avocado, and potatoes. This was seriously so hearty and filling and perfect.

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Again, we did not have dessert here…this seems to be a common theme with us! But due to the heat we had a cone and Mcflurry from Mickey D’s! Also somehow didn’t get a pic of this…bad blogger!

What are some of your favorite vegan spots?

Full Day of Eating

Happy Monday Friends! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and I wanted to share with you another full day of eats.

I don’t know what the deal with was this day, but I wasn’t super hungry. Normally I’m ravenous once I wake up and especially after my workout, but my body was not about the food this morning. So I kept it basic and started my morning off with a multi grain waffle with almond butter and some bluebs.

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Some friends and I had made plans for lunch at noon! We went to Joey and I felt my appetite kind of crawling up so I was excited πŸ™‚

I ended up going for the rotisserie chicken sandwich. It had rotisserie chicken, cheese, tomato and lettuce. It came with these thin, crispy, perfect fries so I definitely ate some of those.

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I ate half of the sandwich and had half the fries and took the rest of the sandwich home to hubby.

Hubby and I ran around after he got home from work and after all the running around I was getting hungry again so we had a pretty early dinner at Tomoya.

To start we got some miso soup. I love miso soup and it totally hit the spot-so warm and soothing!

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We also nibbled on edamame while we figured out which rolls we wanted.

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We ended up picking 2 rolls: a spicy tuna without rice and a rainbow roll with blue crab. Both were good, but I definitely preferred the spicy tuna!

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We had made plans to go see Hotel Transylvania 3 after dinner, but we made in time to find dessert first. We went to Jeni’s. Honestly some of the best ice-cream I have had to date.

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We ended up getting a flight of minis so we got to pick 3 flavors. We picked peanut butter with chocolate flakes, gooey butter cake, and brown butter almond brittle. The hubs loved the PBC and gooey butter cake the best. I loved the gooey butter cake and brown butter almond brittle the most.

We watched the movie-super cute by the way and then headed home! That concludes my FDOE which kinda turned into a bit of a full day of living too.

What did you eat today? Let me know in the comments below!

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A true brunch

I feel like I’ve posted on here about Leo & Lily’s a few times, but it’s definitely one of our favorite go to spots for any meal, but especially brunch.

We came one Saturday for brunch and then I made a rash decision to have a sandwich from their lunch section. Major shocker! But isn’t that what brunch is about? Combining lunch and breakfast and making it one beautiful delicious meal?

I ended up getting the pastrami sandwich and it was amazing, but I could only finish half of it along with all of my side salad. Β We did end up eating the rest late night though so that was a nice treat πŸ™‚

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To keep up with the breakfast side of things the hubs stuck with the breakfast section and got his usual egg white frittata that he loves!

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I love that there is something for everyone here! It’s seriously great food-I’ve never had anything bad here and it’s such a super cute spot to bring friends, family, a date πŸ˜‰

What is your go-to brunch place?

 

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 πŸ™‚

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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!