Seared Ahi with…

Yum! Again, down to the wire and needing a meal to put on the table.

What-oh-what do we have int he fridge/freezer? Scored!

Seared Ahi on a bed of arugula topped with pineapple mango salsa…

Last time I was at Costco they had these new frozen Ahi steaks. Thought, what the heck, worth a try! So I got them! Thawed a couple!

Must admit, I was a little concerned about the quality/flavor that may come from a frozen mass produced filet of fish. But they are pretty darn good. I am getting more of these.

Was planning on searing with Sesame seeds and ginger soy and then remembered I had some delicious tropical yummy-ness in the fridge!

Trader Joe’s Pineapple Mango Salsa I bought for chip dippin! Pulled that out!

Seared up the Ahi with a little coconut oil, salt and pepper. Layered some Arugala and then topped with the salsa and voila! It was DELICIOUS!

This was so easy, quick and so very tasty!!! I mean really easy.

If you squinted, it could have been served at Peohe’s…you could even hear the waves lapping on the bay…oh wait, that was chickens chirping in the yard…kind of the same thing :0)

Only problem…the girls will not go near fish…thank goodness they were not hungry!

Chicken Cordon Bleu…

Dinner always comes too quick around here. No matter how hard I plan, it never seems to come together like I envision!

Well Hubby has been hinting about Chicken Cordon Blue lately. So as I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner, I started thinking about it…how hard could it really be?! Well it actually wasn’t hard at all. Got the ingredients on the way home from a sporting event. Prepped and baked. Voila…45 minute meal including the 30 minute bake time.

Some yummy marinated cucumbers int he background!

I am not a fan of Chicken Cordon Blue, but I must admit…this was pretty darn good!!

The pictures are a little drab in color, but it was very tasty! Only thing lacking was I forgot to season the panko. Next time!

Here you can kind of see the swiss cheese oozing out…

And dessert! Dark chocolate almond bark from Trader Joe’s… A gift from a friend who I got hooked on the dark chocolate covered almonds with sea salt and turbinado sugar. As she says, “misery loves company”! It was hard to share!

What’s your favorite easy meal? Dessert?

Flowers…

The best thing about Spring are the flowers! Just look how beautiful these all are!!!

Sunflowers! One of my favorites. From the Hubby! So thoughtful He has been getting them for me ever since we met!

Peach roses from the neighbors!

Tulips from a dear friend…

More roses from another dear friend. She made this arrangement! Isn’t it beautiful?!

And an arrangement from another dear friend that sends me a beautiful arrangement every year!

And a beautiful red rose from the bouquet…

And a beautiful calla lily from our very own back yard. 1st one of the season…

Enjoy this beautiful Spring weekend!

Meat eating Vegan…

So we went to True Foods for lunch on Sunday and Hubby got a TLT (tempeh, lettuce and tomato sandwich with Veganaise)…So he was converted. He decided (for the next 12 hours) he would convert and become a Vegan.

That is until Monday rolled around and we had a big ole Vegan London Broil for dinner…But the veggies were vegan!

Look at all those yummy juices…

Topped with some garlic, onions, mushrooms and marsala…

And a nice side of Brussel sprouts roasted with balsamic vinegar…yes I know, we have these at every meal. Oh how I love Brussel sprouts!!! And yes, I do even eat them for breakfast!

Roasted Zucchini…

And to finish it off, some delicious fauxtatoes (cauliflower…the best ever) with some Sicilian aromatic lemon garlic salt and ghee…In my opinion, these are 100 times better than mashed potatoes! Don’t get me wrong, I love mashed potatoes! These are a nice lighter change of pace.

Tuesday we had fish tacos so I guess he could be a vegetarian for the time being…

Three lunches…

Well, none of us could agree on lunch today so we all made our own. All turned out quite delicious! And could not have asked for a prettier day!

Asian noodles in a peanut sauce…

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Sweet potato nachos with cowboy caviar from Trader Joe’s…

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Unfortunately, the color didn’t standout in these pictures. They were much more colorful and tasty than they appear!

And hubby’s lunch…
Boneless chicken wings, ranch dressing, strawberries and a refreshing salad of Arugula, clover sprouts, pea shoots, avocado, hemp seeds and mushrooms with a sesame honey dressing..oh and a little Peanut butter ale.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

The beach, a picnic and cup cakes…

Spring Break is here! And as you know, we look forward to this time for seeking out new treats. Cupcakes again! Had two places on our list but decided a trip to the beach would put this place at the top of our list!

How lucky are we?! Look as this amazing view and weather!

It was a perfect day and the water was amazingly clear! If it wasn’t so chilly, it would have been a great day for swimming!

Taking in the beauty…

We worked up an appetite for lunch. So off to our picnic…had to make it quick as we had treats waiting for us!

Off to Sugar and Scribe in La Jolla. It was a very cute little place and everything looked delicious. It was hard to choose. Will definitely go back for lunch!

Strawberry Shortcake…

Vanilla

Lemon… We also tried the Chocolate PB but didn’t get a picture of that!

Until the next outing or meal…

Happy Easter!

Easter Eggs…

This year the coloring of Easter eggs is a a new experience for us. We have our own chickens that lay eggs..Ok, 1 chicken that lays eggs! So we had to still buy eggs for this Easter tradition. But it was still a good time!

Last year we tried the whole natural dye thing of using only fruits and vegetables as our coloring. Well that was a big ole colorless (expensive, time consuming) flop! This year, as you can see above, we stuck with the good ole fashioned dye that you buy at the local supermarket. Added a little vinegar and a little creativity and created some cool eggs. Next year we should have enough from Sammy and Omelet.

PS…2 of those are not real if you were wondering…

Pretty cool effect, huh?!
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Sammy and Omelet look a little confused don’t you think?!
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And off they go..back to what they do/like best…

Eating!

We hope you all have a happy and blessed Easter!

Birdhouses…

A fun Easter project…

Started with a few traditional Easter treats…

Graham crackers, royal icing, coconut, robin eggs and peeps.

Moving on to assembly…

Finished product…

This is a bunny house…

And the left overs…

Easter eggs next. But technically, we already have green and brown eggs, so do we really need to color them?!

Happy Easter!

Healthy Breakfast…

A tasty, healthy morning…

Started with a Kefir parfait. However, after a little accident, turned into to Kefir ice cream with blueberries and a sprinkle of Kashi cinnamon harvest…

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Moved on to Banana pancakes. Yes they were as good as they look if not better!

To this delicious puffs of yummy!

1 banana
2 eggs
pinch of each baking soda/powder
pinch of cinnamon

Make like any other pancake. Needs no topping but there is a drizzle of fresh local raw honey on them.