Sweet tooth

After indulging in copious amounts of sweets this weekend in Vancouver I have been having a major sweet tooth moment. sugar remorse. haha oh the joys of a sugar addiction. Oh well, what are you going to do. To try and help me stay away from eating everything sweet and nightly fro-yo sesh’s, I turned to my food processor and this amazing raw chocolate chip cookie dough brownie bite recipe my fav. trainer Gabbi showed me.

These little bites are incredible…and a much better choice when it comes to those inevitable sweet tooth cravings.

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how cute, right?? plus when you do little bites – instant portion control. Score!

Recipe found here.

From one sweet tooth to another. Enjoy!

xx. Ky

 

Coconut Curry Veggie Soup

My love affair for everything curry continues. After having a light & tasty coconut curry rice bowl from True Foods last week, I knew I had to try and recreate it in the comfort of my own home — I veered off a little, go fig…but overall it was a success & the MR. approved (added bonus).

Last night my MR. said he could taste the love in the food I make for him….awww, let’s take a moment. Bless. Truth is I LOVE cooking, everything food, flavors, textures, and all the new. But, I sure do have a lot of love for that man too, so I’m sure that helps. wink wink.

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Ingredients:

1/3 cup raw cashews

1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil (or safflower, etc.)

1 medium onion, diced

1 large head of broccoli, cut into even sized florets

1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk

1/4 cup of golden raisins

1 large sweet potato, cubed into 1 in. pieces

1/2 cup of corn

2 tablespoons curry powder (I used sweet curry from penzy’s spices)

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 package soba noodles – cooked according to package.

toppings:

chopped green onion (white & green part)

toasted cashews

cilantro

squeeze of lime

salsa macha (for some added heat)

Cooking instructions:

1. Put the cashews in a blender & blend until finely ground. Add 3/4 cup of water & nutritional yeast and blend until smooth. Set cashew milk aside.

2. In a large pot, head the olive oil over low heat. Add the onions and sauté until golden. Add the coconut milk, cashew milk, sweet potato, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until sweet potato is tender (10-15 min).

3. Add the corn, raisins, and broccoli to the pot and let it simmer for 5-10 min, or until broccoli is to your desired crunchiness.

4. To serve – put a serving of soba noodles or brown rice on the bottom of bowl, top with the coconut curry soup & add toppings generously. Enjoy!

Guess what friends?!?! I am headed to Vancouver this weekend for the first time and I’m crawling with excitement to take in all the beauty, incredible food & of course some great shopping. I’m always looking for great weekend get-a-way’s that aren’t too far from home — and Vancouver hit’s it out of the park!  Cha-ching! Roseline’s Vancouver City Guide has me wanting to go 80 different places all at once. Pictures & stories to come — for daily eats, inspiration, and all things beautiful follow me on Instagram.

“We travel not to escape life. But for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous — mantra for life!

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Vancouver we’re coming for ya!

Ciao, ciao.

xx. K

My Happy Place

I’m back! haha and it feels so good.

Everyone has a happy place…whether it is your back porch, outdoors, cozy chair in your house, or in my case any beach — preferably the lovely beach of Emerald Bay.

I’ve been spending a lot of time in this happy place because it has been way toooo hot in Las Vegas for human life haha. Sorry friends but I’m outta there.

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Mastro’s with my main man — loving this LF kimono.

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This Lancaster stuff is amazing — too bad it stains everything. Recommended for beach use only! ha

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Mornings are my absolute fabs — esp. with some avo toast/ (1/2 avo, a squeeze of lemon, oregano, salt & hotshot) sooo easy and tasty!

 

 

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Love this girl so much — such a great 4th of July & bday this year!

 

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Birthday dinner @ Javier’s — the organic margs & lobster enchiladas are where it’s at.

 

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Bear Flag is a must go place for fish anything – their ahi poke is amazing.

Cheers from my happy place & happy friday to you all – so happy to be back on the blogggity blog.

lots of love. K

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