Curry, Falafel, Floats, and Fun

by Lauren

Last week was full of food blog discoveries. We developed quite a list of “to make” items and this Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry was at the top of the list. We first noticed the recipe on Tasty Kitchen but the original comes from Salt and Paprika. Check out her site or TK to see the recipe!


Okay, okay, so we definitely did not wait the full 5 hours for this baby to cook slowly. It was more like 1.5 on high, oops. However, it still packed a mean curry punch!

Please serve with a crisp white wine to top it off appropriately.


This weekend I headed to Orange County to visit Chris. That boy loves root beer and vanilla ice cream possibly as much as he loves me, possibly more – yes, probably more.

So when Jessica posted her Root Beer Float Cupcakes I knew exactly what our Friday night was going to consist of. We drank ate guzzled a lot of this:


Chris did this.


Inappropriate, right?

Maybe I’m just a little bitter he slurped up my favorite part.

On Saturday we played tennis and went on the swings at the park by his house. Nostalgia at its finest.

Did anyone else try to swing really high so you could flip over the bar? After a childhood full of attempts at that I’ve discovered it’s probably not possible.


We also took a 9 mile bike ride to the beach. Up hill both ways. No, really. It was. And Chris didn’t warn me.

Did I mention that I was on my 1981 10-speed? Yup, a vintage keepsake.

Did I mention he has a new 26-speed mountain bike? He didn’t even break a sweat.

I’m sore in places I didn’t even know exist.


Ya, that’s my mansion you see in the background. No big deal.

We packed a little homemade falafel for our beach picnic too! The recipe was from one of my favorite newly discovered blogs: Can you stay for dinner? Andrea is hilarious, takes fab pictures and clearly has great recipes. And yes, Andrea. I can stay for dinner, thanks for the invite! Smile


Little falafel patty. So delicious.


We drizzled a little non-fat plain yogurt on there for a little extra somethin’ somethin’. It was a good addition and I highly recommend it.

I did forget the feta though. Aye. Get this super simple recipe here!

A Very Happy Happy Hour

Spending a weekend apart required much catch up between Chrissy and I.

Catch up requires happy hour, right? Right.

Yesterday, Chrissy and I hit up one of our favorite happy hours, Flemings 5,6,7 deal!

5 appetizers and 5 wines, $6 each, before 7pm.


By appetizer I mean giant, juicy, blue cheese bacon burger and crispy onion rings.


And fancy shmancy shrimp cocktails.

Best happy hour around if I do say so myself. I owe the credit to my mom and dad for discovering this hidden gem!

What did everyone else do this weekend?? Any food blog recipe discoveries we should know about? How about delicious San Diego happy hours?

P.S. For those of you who are far too gullible, that is definitely not my mansion in the picture above!

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,


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3 Comments to “Curry, Falafel, Floats, and Fun”

  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! The food looked great and I, too, always tried to swing over the bar. As for the mansion… details, details. 😉

  2. Great recap! I’d love some of that falafel!

  3. I have GOT to try that root beer float!! You just made me so hungry!