Nobu Vegas & a Margarita Dinner [WIAW]

There are some meals you never forget.

And not just because you ave to take out a second mortgage to pay for them. 

On our last night in Vegas we had the best meal.  Nobu in Caesar’s Palace.  It blows my mind that food so good exists inside a casino/hotel.

Nobu
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Breakfast for Lunch Tacos

3 bloggers can get a little strange.

Meghan’s husband can attest to this.

Lucie AND Meghan are in town (and Meghan’s husband who shall not be named or pictured).  We’ve been touring San Diego and causing general shenanigans.

Afternoon beers, anyone?

Culture beer

Culture Brewery

We’ve also been cooking.  All of us in the kitchen is a strange but good heaven.

(Vegas reminded me where the fire extinguisher was.) … 

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Cinco de Taco Tuesday [WIAW]

Two bloggers go food shopping…

I can’t even narrow down the punchlines. 

Lucie and I had a food shopping adventure to the Pacific Beach Farmer’s Market and then to Whole Foods.  We were actually quite well-behaved!  Even between the two of us we spent less than $100* in Whole Paycheck Foods.

*That’s unheard of for me – just ask Vegas.

Laura and Lucie… 

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Kabocha Bacon Drop Biscuits [Recipe]

Kabocha and bacon are two of my favorite things.

Vegas and chocolate are also on that list.

Speaking of Vegas, these were Vegas-approved!  I always consider that an accomplishment – my pasta-loving lady gives me the side-eye if I try to get *too* healthy on her.  However, She can always be won over with bacon.

These muffins were inspired by the bacon grease I had leftover from breakfast at this past weekend.  I always save it for cooking; you can use it in place of butter to grease a pan.  It may sound strange, but why not use bacon grease in place of butter in baked goods too?  It really is good!

Kabocha Bacon Drop Biscuit dough

Dropped and ready to bake!

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Personal Training and Pizza [WIAW]

My idea of heaven is getting paid to workout.

And to eat… errrr… cook.

Several months ago I earned personal training certificates through the International Association of Fitness Sciences (IAFS) in Functional Training, Bodybuilding, and Sports Nutrition.  This is 8x Mr. Olympia Lee Haney‘s program (he’s basically my version of a movie star).

I wasn’t sure how or if I’d use it… I ended up training a couple of friends and deciding it’s something I really did love.  So I added a link on my site for training and nutrition.  Between getting married and moving, I never did much to promote it.  Now that we’re settled, the time has come!

IAFS certification… 

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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: Mani-Pedi… 

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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:

The sriracha jerky could have been hotter.

The sriracha jerky could have been hotter.

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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 up of some of my favorite spring recipes.  Some stranger than others.  All good.  In my not-so-humble opinion.

Berry Chia Pudding

Berry Chia Pudding… 

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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 blue inside!  Just look at the LG beauty compared to the GE POS model (♫ to the left, to the left… ♪):

New Oven

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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 have gone to the farmer’s market Sunday.  Fires really are inconvenient…

move bitch fire

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