Archive for August, 2013

August 28th, 2013

Mango Cucumber Salad {with Fresh Mint, Coriander Seed, and Cumin}

by Lauren

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This has been such a complicated week of emotions. As of Sunday, I have officially moved out of the original LYK (forever in my heart though!) and shared home with my best friend. Chris and I are weeks away from marriage, so we figured it was probably time for Chrissy and I to part ways.

Living with her has been one of the biggest blessings in my life thus far. As much as people say, “don’t live with your best … Read more...

August 26th, 2013

Broccoli & Spinach Pesto {Vegan option}

by Chrissy

 

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This is kind of pesto. But there isn’t any basil in it. Or nuts. And not nearly enough olive oil, for a normal pesto.

But it’s just as tasty, loads healthier, and goes great on pasta and a variety of other things.

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You know the large stalk of broccoli that you would normally chuck in the trash after harvesting the florets? Yea, well, don’t do that anymore. You’ll be wasting a perfectly good ingredient!

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When the fibrous outer skin … Read more...

August 21st, 2013

BBQ Chicken Salad {with Avocado Lime Dressing}

by Lauren

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If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram you may have noticed that we were featured on San Diego Living again on Monday. We always have so much fun doing that! Click here to watch if you missed us.

We made three different kinds of lunchables as part of a back to school segment and they were a hit. We did not let them go to waste and took them for lunch, just like the kids.

These were … Read more...

August 20th, 2013

Tzatziki Shrimp & Greek Orzo Salad {+ Giveaway!}

by Chrissy

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As many if you may already know, we feed our local homeless neighborhood crew, every Thursday. Homemade chicken noodle soup, bread, cookies and the works, we join with some awesome neighbors to pull this thing off, weekly. They are all like family now, the neighbors and homeless, alike.

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{If you are interested in starting something like this, we’d love to share ideas, advice, inspiration and motivation! You don’t need to go to another country to improve the quality of life … Read more...

August 15th, 2013

Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

by Lauren

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Well it’s Friday and yet another week has flown by. I can’t even believe Chris and I are just 6 weeks away from getting married! It seems like yesterday we were 18 year old kids meeting for the first time.

I made a list last night. A list of all the things we have left to do before the big day. It’s pretty long. No one really warns you of all the little details you have to get figured out … Read more...