I was born in Los Angeles, and we used to go back to visit our family there about once a year. Among other chain restaurants (including In&Out Burger and Jack In The Box), we always had to stop at El Pollo Loco, a popular fast-food chain that specializes in “flame broiled chicken.” Looking back, I’m not sure why this was on the top of our vacation to-do list every time, considering how big of a local food scene Southern California has…
If I keep telling myself summer is coming soon, maybe this miserable “spring” weather will finally get its s#!+ together…right? In an effort to help summer speed up, I made a potluck-style pesto pasta salad this week to get myself in the summer mindset leading up to Memorial Day Weekend.
“It’s not that I’m not a ‘morning person.’ I love mornings. I’m just not a ‘waking up’ person.” – my unknown soulmate
It’s kind of easy being green when you make a recipe like this one. Packed with scallions, bok choy, green curry, and lime zest, this recipe is definitely a check-in-the-box when it comes to getting your green on.
Okay, bear with me on this one. I love Southern Comfort food – like biscuits, fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits…basically anything with butter and carbs – but when you’re trying to keep it healthy, those dishes don’t really make the cut. Continue reading
For the last year or so since I started Tone It Up, Sunday has been my “Meal Prep” day. It’s the day I map out my week in meals and snacks, brave the crazy grocery store lines, load up my fridge with tupperware, and get myself pumped for the week ahead. Continue reading
I’m gonna be honest: when I made this recipe, I knew it would be pretty good…when I tasted it, I fell in love. I was eating the leftovers of this dish for lunch in my office kitchen, and someone asked me where I had ordered my Chinese takeout from because it looked legit! That’s when you know you’ve made a good recipe.