Comfort Food

I love good ‘ol comfort food, one of my favorites is Mexican rice with shredded cheese on top, black beans and avocado. Btw there’s two thing that can ruin this dish, and that is an unripe or over ripe avocado, seriously it’s like a game of Russian Roulette with avocados but today I got lucky and it was just right 🤗

What is your favorite comfort food?

Homemade Dog Biscuits

Mila is going to be 5 years old on August 31 (next Saturday) so today’s blog post is a recipe for homemade dog biscuits, I can’t take full credit for the recipe since I found it on Pinterest, seriously, is there anything you can’t find on there?!

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups uncooked Oatmeal

1 large Banana

1/2 cup Peanut Butter (NO xylitol)

Blender

Cookie cutter

*Rolling pin

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Blend your oats until they’re powder.
  • In a bowl mix together the banana and peanut butter.
  • Dust 1/2 cup of powdered oats on flat surface you’ll be working on.
  • Pour the rest of the oats into the bowl of peanut butter and banana, and mix until combined. It should not be too sticky if so, blend more oats.
  • Use cookie cutter and place on a non stick cookie sheet.
  • Bake treats for approximately 15 minutes, or until edges start to brown.
  • Let it cool before serving and store extra in a air tight container for 7 days.

*Avoid peanut butter that contains Xylitol as it is poisonous to dogs!!

Happy [belated] Earth Day!

Hello, So I wanted to hop on here real quick to post in honor of yesterdays Earth Day, While majority of the products I use/own are not 100% eco friendly I’m sure we all have products in our home we didn’t even know were green/eco friendly! No matter how big or small we can all do our part in any way we can.

From bamboo chopsticks, glass tupperware, metal straws and recycled glass jars, glass cups,glass dinnerwear and recycling this is some of the conscious ways we are being green 🌎

Happy Earth Day! I would like to know what items in your home have you made green?

Brooklyn Ball Factory

My local Japanese cafe Brooklyn Ball Factory makes Matcha Latte and its’ the damn best Matcha Latte I’ve come across, its perfectly sweetened and always made to perfection every time. I ordered matcha latte from other cafes and no one makes it the way they do.

I’ve had the typical cafe muffin but I recently noticed this pancake wrap treat called Dorayaki. Dorayaki is a red-bean pancake which consists of two small pancake-like patties filled with sweet Azuki red bean paste and different flavored fillings.

It’s mildly sweet I would compare the pancake taste to a crape but obviously made differently. The matcha flavored Dorayaki goes great with morning coffee or with matcha latte (my personal favorite).

Have you ever tried Dorayaki?

Fat Bomb Recipe

Ever been on a diet but had the urge to devour a whole cake or a box of cookies? Well we can rejoice knowing there’s a snack called Fat Bombs and it’s great for those who are looking for a low carb snack to satisfying your sweet tooth and wont throw your diet routine out of wack. Fat Bombs have the ability to keep you feeling full until your next meal or as a after dinner snack.

I found the recipe here Almond Butter Fat Bombs it’s very easy and you only need 3 ingredients!

* I like to add toppings like cacao nibs or sweetened coconut flakes for extra flavor.

Easy Snack

Rice Cakes: Do you Love ’em or Hate ’em??

I have been meal prepping which has been successful the past 2 weeks, but one thing I forgot to incorporate was snacks! How could I forget?! as a junk food lover I usually opt for a mini size candy bar or a small prepackaged fruit pie but even those aren’t the healthiest. Today I was craving something sweet and there was no candy bars or fruit pies to suffice my sugar craving.

During my last grocery run I brought whole wheat rice cakes as a healthy snack but no matter what flavor they are, it just taste too plain so I threw on some fruit, peanut butter and ground cinnamon for flavor and it tasted just fine! I should’ve added some flax seeds and cacao nibs for the added fiber and antioxidants.

Simple Sunday

This mornings rainy weather called for pancakes whilst listening to doo-wop music in the background. I usually make buttermilk pancakes but during our recent grocery run I picked up Kodiak Cakes peanut butter crunch mix. I improvised todays breakfast which turned out to be better than I thought and I’m glad Marcin liked them 😊

These pancakes are topped with strawberries, cacao nibs,peanut butter, syrup and Reese’s peanut butter crunch cereal (you can substitute for vegan cereal)

Belle Radici-Pinot Noir Rose

Marcin ordered the limited edition Pinot Noir Rose by Belle Radici, Within minutes the wine was sold out! We are happy it arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day (we received it a week in advance) and although we weren’t able to celebrate the actual day of Valentine’s Day due to his work schedule we are able to pour ourselves a glass and enjoy it now.

Vegan Valentine’s Day

Unfortunately my fiancé is working on valentine’s day but he surprised me with a reservation to a local vegan restaurant Modern Love. Every time we drove past it I made subtle hints about wanting to dine there some day. Well I’m happy to say today was the day he made it happen. ❤️

When am I not on my mobile devices 🙄

We don’t really dine out often, as much as we used to compared to when we started dating (mostly because of personal preference) but it was nice to try something new and have a date night while catching up on other things other than our home life.