Posts tagged ‘dinner’

May 1st, 2014

Gluten-Free Quinoa Meatless Meatballs {with Marinara}

by Chrissy

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Holy Heatwave! Southern California is absolutely nuts with this dry heat and crazy winds. Now that I am recently self-employed I have been spending my first week of freedom melting in my house. I was tempted to go to Barre class twice in one day because it was a nicely air conditioned environment. I would have really regretted that one. I can only do so much shaking and pulsing…

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I have been trying out a few new meatless options for … Read more...

April 2nd, 2014

Simply Carnitas {tacos 2-ways}

by Lauren

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These carnitas have been a long-time coming. Chris asks for them every time I ask what he wants for dinner. Had I realized how simple they were I would’ve appeased him long ago!

Not only are these a one-pot wonder – you just need a couple of hours around the house to watch them – but they also have so few ingredients! It’s also an extremely inexpensive meat to buy. I call that a win-win-win.

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Add another win on there … Read more...

March 14th, 2014

Asian Pulled Pork Sliders {with Asian Slaw}

by Chrissy

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These past couple of days I was up in Mammoth with my man and his family. While we didn’t get much relaxation time, we sure did get in a ton of mountain time, snowboarding some really amazing snow, on brisk but glorious sunny days. It was just the most beautiful setting to romp around in, apart from work and out of the kitchen for a hot sec.

Asian Pulled Pork Sliders with Slaw_LYK2

Ps. sorry for the shortage of posts this week! The slight hiatus was … Read more...

February 9th, 2014

Pot Roast {A basic recipe}

by Lauren

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My first pot roast attempt was last weekend, and my first roasted chicken was this weekend. And I call myself a food blogger…

I’ve been feeling extra inspired to take on new challenges in the kitchen lately. Maybe it’s the extra time on my hands with things finally feeling settled down after a crazy 2013. Perhaps it’s my new job; a fresh start always gives someone a little extra motivation, right? Then again, I could just be feeling guilty that … Read more...

February 4th, 2014

Fennel, Apple, & Dill Salad {with lemon dijon dressing}

by Lauren

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We are all about balance in the LYK. Yesterday you had cupcakes, today you get salad. We realize a good indulgence every once in a while (chocolate at least once a day is a must for me) is totally necessary but we also recognize the importance of a healthy diet. I definitely keep a bag of truffles in my office drawer or stock up on the Reese’s at Halloween so I can have one a day after lunch.

Depriving yourself … Read more...