Nourishing Smoothie Bowl

With warmer temperatures approaching this week in L.A. I decided to make a smoothie bowl. I love experimenting with different kinds of recipes in the summer. They are so versatile and easy to make, the possibilities are endless!  Today I made a green smoothie bowl that was super light, quick, and delicious!

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Dang you, sinking bananas! (I didn’t have enough ice…)

Things you will need for a green smoothie bowl:

  • Spinach
  • Coconut water
  • Honey
  • Half banana
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds

To make the smoothie, blend spinach, coconut water, half a banana, a little ice, and honey. The toppings are bananas, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy!

Simple Veggie Wrap

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Wow it’s almost May already! One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to clean up my diet and eat healthier.  I have failed time and time again and it’s only the 4th month of the year. Hey, I just can’t turn down a burrito! Fortunately, for me and everyone else who is one the same page the year is not over yet!

Today I made a very simple and delicious veggie wrap that left me still feeling full. Sometimes the last thing you want to do after coming home from work is to make something and then clean up! But I’m glad I did. It was super quick and easy! Eat good to feel good! 

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I topped it off with avocado after I took the photo (oops!) 

Simple Veggie Wrap things you will need:

  • One whole wheat tortilla (heated on a skillet for a few seconds) 
  • Black beans
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Kale and quinoa balls cut in halves (mine were the Yves brand vegetarian cuisine)
  • Spinach
  • Avocado

Wrap and enjoy! 

Mom’s Cooking is Always the Best

I went home over the weekend, and one thing I always look forward to is my mom’s cooking! I’m sure anyone who no longer lives with their parents feels the same. My mother doesn’t consider herself a great cook nor does she enjoy it! But she knows I will always ask her to make something when I visit. This weekend was Khao Soi.

Khao Soi is a savory curry noodle soup dish from northern Thailand that consists of tender braised chicken in a coconut curry broth with boiled and fried noodles to garnish. Fortunately  Khao Soi can be found in several different restaurants in the Los Angeles area.

Photo is the actual dish made by my mama:

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I’ve had Khao Soi from these restaurants and they are authentic and worth trying!

Otus Thai Kichen and Coffee 1253 N La Brea Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90038

Kruang Tedd Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 667-9800.

Sapp Coffee Shop 5183 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Khao Soi Thai 12215 Ventura Blvd #112, Studio City, CA 91604

Inthanon Thai Cusiine 12510 Burbank Blvd, Valley Village, CA 91607

Or if you are a DIY type of person I will link a recipe that is similar to my mom’s below!

https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/8144-khao-soi-northern-chicken-curry-noodles

 

My Forever21 Haul and Spring Favorites

Happy Easter every bunny!

Wow spring has sprung! Where does the time go? I look forward to the fun pastel colors and all of the spring weddings and other festivities that will occur.  I made a list of all the things I am lusting after this season as well as a haul of some of the items I’ve picked up from good ole forever21.

 

Fruit Paint Flounce Romper

Fruit Print Flounce Romper

Classic T-Shirt Dress $11.92

Classic T-Shirt Dress

Zip-Front Overall Dress $22.90

West Coast Graphic Sweatshirt 15.90

West Coast Graphic Sweatshirt

X-mas Eve

Initial Necklace
Initial Necklace by Juicy Couture

Merry Christmas Eve!

I just received an initial necklace from the bestie. It already seems like these necklaces are going to be the new trend this season. I was browsing through Bloomingdale’s and saw at least two designers that have already come out with initial necklaces (Juicy Couture and Marc Jacobs). I just hope the necklace doesn’t fade because it isn’t real silver. Nonetheless, it still is a classic piece that I think I will be wearing for awhile.