Posts tagged ‘spices’

February 27th, 2014

Spiced Cilantro Crusted Salmon {with Orange, Pecan & Pepper Barley Salad}

by Chrissy

Cilantro Salmon with Barley Salad_LYK3

It’s raining! It’s pouring (well, not so much pouring…but for pete’s sake the sky is doing something other than emitting sunshine)! Now our farmers and pocketbooks can be a little more relieved that the price and quality of produce can be a little less inhibited by So Cal’s droughty weather.

Also, it gives us a good excuse to slow down, relax indoors and hopefully cook some tasty grub. Let’s be honest, we’re hanging out at home in our baggy … Read more...

January 20th, 2014

{Food for Thought} Need a Little Spice in Your Life?

by Lauren

We are embarking on a little something new and different here in the LYK… just in time to ring in the New Year!  In addition to sharing our favorite recipes and creations, we would like to bring to you an occasional short column on a culinary and/or dining informational item.  Whether it be an etiquette tidbit, a spice snippet, foodie analysis, or a kitchen equipment comment, we thought it would be fun to post this info to enhance your (and … Read more...

December 2nd, 2013

Smoked Paprika & Sriracha Pumpkin Seeds {toasted w/ coconut oil}

by Chrissy

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I’m about to head out on a much needed vacation with no agenda besides rainforest adventures, surfing, monkey-ing around (literally, I plan on sneaking a pet monkey back to San Diego), beach-bumming and relaxing. I couldn’t be more excited!!

Soon, I’ll be reunited with my amazing little sister, Sarah, who has been studying abroad there since August. Plus, my main man is coming along for all the fun…and the surf, mainly the surf, if we were being honest.

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With 10 … Read more...

November 8th, 2013

Shakshuka

by Chrissy

Shakshuka Stuffed Acorn Squash_LYK7

Shakshuka, my friends, is the best tomato dish out there. I am convinced.

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And it is pretty. Oh so pretty.

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One of my good friends, Erin, gave me the recipe for Shakshuka. She swears by it’s goodness and authenticity, so naturally I was sure to make this as soon as I could gather the ingredients.

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I just recently planted a flourishing herb garden in a couple of various-sized pots and it makes my heart leap to go fetch some herbs … Read more...

November 4th, 2013

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins {with Cinnamon-Sugar Topping}

by Chrissy

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These little chocolaty pumpkin mini-muffin morsels are the perfect treat to feast on during the Fall season.

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They are healthy little bites, rolled in a thin blanket of sugar and cinnamon. If you’d like to make them less sweet and more breakfast-like, you can surely eat them without the butter/sugar topping…

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But, I believe in balance, and a little sweet topping won’t kill ya. Unless you eat the whole batch, which is possible once you get a taste :).

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I … Read more...