My first Pot Roast. Legit.

A couple of weeks ago, I made my first pot roast.  In a Crock Pot and it was awesome.  My friend, Michele gave me the low down on a quick recipe: rump roast, potatoes, carrots, onions, one packet of french onion soup mix, and beef broth –justIMG_1532 enough to cover the roast.  In my version, I added celery, and used a vegetable stock instead.  I had to make it quickly, and it only took me 15 minutes –it was mostly chopping– to throw everything in the Crock Pot.  It cooked for about seven hours for a 3.5 lbs roast and was awesome.  Such an easy meal that brings so much comfort.  🙂  Maybe the winter season isn’t all that bad.  Just kidding!

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Obon Carnival!

Hosted by the Orange County Buddhist Church, the Obon Carnival is a tradition to celebrate ancestors –which is observed by the Japanese culture.  There was food (lots of food), booths that people could do a little shopping, games for the kids, and dancing!  Lots of dancing and it was beautiful!  This festival was very welcoming and the environment was fun.  Mostly, we just watched people dance and ate a lot.  🙂  Here’s what we got:

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Grilled squid! Yum!

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Grilling! He was awesome!

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The grilled squid was legit! Very good!

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Making red bean buns. Omg. So good!

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Up close on the red bean bun. It was like a pancake with red beans. My favorite two things together. 🙂

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One more bite of perfections! 🙂

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Rice with grilled beef! Delish!

So thankful for this experience during our trip to California.  If I am ever in the area and the Obon Carnival is going on, I’m attending!  It’s a good time!  🙂

The EPIC bar!

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Beef bar!

I recently discovered the Epic Bar and it is awesome!  It’s made out of grass fed beef, walnuts, and cherries!  It’s especially great if you’re Paleo or just watching carbs.  I think it tastes great, it’s quick, and satisfies my hunger.  It also comes in turkey and bison.  Check these guys out!

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Too legit to quit.