Grand Vanilla French Toast

Grand Vanilla French Toast [Recipe]

Life is grand. Yes, I know... I'm cheesy. Really though.  In the past few days there's been so much good. I took Vegas for her first ever (?!) mani-pedi: … [Read More...]

Asian Shrimp and Noodle Salad

Asian Shrimp and Noodle Salad [Recipe]

Asian food is addicting. Even without the MSG. I am a sucker for Italian food.  And Mexican.  I could eat them every day.  Asian food... I don't crave it daily but when I want it, I need my fix NOW. When I got Skinny Noodles' new kale shirataki noodles in the mail, I knew they called for a … [Read More...]

Spaghetti dinner

Semi-Homemade Spaghetti Dinner

You may have noticed I didn't post anything Monday. Or you may not have noticed... This weekend we were in Arizona playing in a softball tournament.  By the time we got home Sunday night, we went straight to bed! We didn't win... but everyone played hard!  And we brought the basics: … [Read More...]

Sweet Corn Protein Shake

Spring into Strange (But Good)

I always look forward to spring. Except the pollen.  Who knew San Diego had pollen?! Spring food is the best.  Don't get me wrong, I love a roasted winter squash and the orange glow that comes with it.  The lighter, fresh spring fare has my heart though. Today's #strangebutgood is a round … [Read More...]

Basil Veggie Frittata

Basil Veggie Frittata [Recipe] + WIAW

Breaking in a new oven is the best. Not to be confused with breaking... or burning... a oven. We're back in business this week with a new oven installed.  No thanks to GE or Home Depot.  You don't realize how much not having an oven can cramp your style! Our new oven is gorgeous.  It's even … [Read More...]

Grand Marnier Cranberry Cookies

Grand Marnier Cranberry Cookies [Recipe]

One of my favorite parts about living in California is the food. My inner fat kid is in heaven. Aside from all of the restaurants we've been trying, I've also loved all the produce.  Citrus is amazing here!  These protein lemon squares didn't last long in my kitchen... but the cookies I'm … [Read More...]

Chasing Vegas

What I Ate Without an Oven

I spoke too soon. One day I'll learn to knock on wood or something. Last week I said we were getting to some form of normalcy.  HA!  Till the flaming oven happened... so here we are with a disheveled kitchen, no oven, and some random food.  We also have NO groceries since we were supposed to … [Read More...]

Oven fire

The One Where the Oven Caught Fire

There's never a dull moment for us. Thankfully more often than not it's in a fun way. I was going to write an awesome post today about some cookies.  Then the oven caught fire. … [Read More...]

Protein Lemon Bars with Cheesecake Frosting

Protein Lemon Squares with Cheesecake Frosting [Recipe]

Lemon squares are a totally normal thing. Until I get ahold of them. Vegas and I absconded from our citrus-picking adventure last weekend with a few samples.  Lemons, oranges, and sweet lemons.  Yes, sweet lemons are a thing.  No, it's not just a Meyer lemon.  They're so sweet you can sit down … [Read More...]