Weekend || And summer begins…

Happy Summer!! Here in LA, summer came early! It has been very warm and sunny the past few weeks. I have a feeling this is going to be a long summer.

This was such a great weekend…just very relaxing. We spent everyday last week, training and running on the tracks and the weekend was no different!

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On Saturday we went on a mini adventure and headed out to enjoy Downtown Brea. To celebrate a successful first semester of school/kickoff summer semester we had oysters at Taps! Yummy!!!

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And Sunday just perfect!! Finally a day that we didn’t have plans and it was just the two of us. My favorite kind of time. We spent the day doing errands and meal prepping for the week.

Since summer semester is starting this week, I will going to school three times a week…5 hour accounting classes for 3 days a week!! Ahhh :(

I’ll also only have about an hour to relax from the time I get off work to the time I need to be at school. Sigh, so long are the days of me coming home after work and making us dinner.

For this week, it will be make-ahead sammys (pressed picnic sandwiches & chicken pesto with tomato and mozzarella on ciabatta) and hopefully I can squeeze in a some kitchen time and make a no-bake lasagna for us to enjoy. If you have any suggestions please do share :)

Hope you all have a wonderful week! I’m excited to bring in these white chocolate macadamia cookies to work for everyone to enjoy :)

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xoxo, kat

he cooks, she eats || rosemary lamb with sautéed veggies

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Luckiest girl alive! Sunday dinner made by my mister chef :)

Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!

xoxo

she cooks, he eats || leftovers

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Leftovers aren’t so terrible! I used my stir-fry veggies to make fried rice :)

Happy Friday!

xoxo, kat

Blackened Fish Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa

These fish tacos were so easy to make and were a wonderful weekday meal for us to enjoy.

You can make your own creole seasoning, but I bought mine at the market. I’m quite heavy handled with my seasoning, but you can season it lightly if it is too spicy for you. Aldo, you can use any kind of fish. Here I used tilapia from Trader Joe’s.

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Then in a pan, cook the tilapia. The key is to let the fish blacken, so walk away for a few minutes or if you insist on staying, do not move the fish around. I know, it is tempting.

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I found this pineapple mango salsa in the refrigerated salsa section at my Trader Joe’s. It’s one of my favorites! The sweetness of the pineapple mango salsa tones down the spicyness of the creole seasoning. It also goes great with pita chips!

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For the corn tortillas, I like to cook them on top of the burner to give it that nice charred taste and color.

To assemble the tacos, place a little bit of shredded cabbage, then add in the fish, and top with a spoonful of the pineapple mango salsa.

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Dinner ready and served in under 30 minutes!

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xoxo, kat

Dairy-Free French Toast Baguettes

Dairy-free, yay!! And French baguettes? It’s cute and tiny! This is also a great recipe to use when you’re out of milk!

For this non-recipe recipe, the amount of ingredients used really depends on how much bread you’ll be using.

I used two eggs for 5 French baguette slices. Quickly whisk the eggs in a bowl, and season the egg batter with 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Heat a skillet on medium and plop a tablespoon of butter into the pan. Evenly coat both sides of the bread in the egg mixture and place into the skillet. It’s time to flip when the sides have browned.

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Serve with a plate of turkey bacon and scrambled eggs. Be sure to dust the French toast baguettes with some powder sugar and pour some organic syrup! Yum!

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Hope you you enjoy my dairy-free way if enjoying French toast :)

xoxo, kat

she cooks, he eats || sweet and spicy chicken and veggie stir-fry

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I made this for the mister and I for dinner. I am still pretty much obsessed with making stir-fry :)

What are you having for dinner tonight!

xoxo, kat