Cheesecake Factory.

When going to the Cheesecake Factory, one or two things happen: I get the Luau Salad, and I never have room for cheesecake.  I know, I know, not enough room for cheesecake?  In some instances, cheesecake is ordered first.  🙂  Here’s a pic of the Luau:


The best.

My first time having this salad was in Hawaii and I got hooked.  Classic.


The Brussel Sprout: my best friend.

Roasting veggies in the oven is one of the most easiest ways to add something awesome to your meal and get your veggies in for the day.  I love root veggies such as beets, carrots, etc. More times than not, brussel sprouts and carrots are my two fave veggies to cook.  Toss them with olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper, and let them roast at 350 in the oven.  I love brussel sprouts!

Now that Spring is here, it’s time to enjoy them in the raw!  Here is a pic of my favorite brussel sprout salad from Merchants in Lawrence, KS! Fresh, light, and delish.

Oh and it’s time for March Madness!  After the first round of games, my bracket is already busted, but it’s been great watching the games!  🙂


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!

Legit Kimbap.

Kimbap is one of my Korean favorites.  Before leaving Cali, we stopped at a S-Mart (Korean market) to check things out and grab a bite to eat.  S-Mart was awesome and they had ALL of my favorite foods in ready-to-eat packages.  It was like a Whole Foods, but with Korean food!  Every thing was fresh and delicious and I wish we were able to buy everything!  Instead, we picked up a couple of kimbaps and tteok (Korean rice cake).

People put different things in kimbap.  This roll had fish cakes, spinich, carrots, egg, and a Japanese radish called Takuan.  So good!


Kimbap like a boss.


So good.

Tteok means rice cake in Korean and there are different varieties. On this day, we bought dok covered in bean powder –which has a slight sweetness.  MMMMmmm.


Get yours.

Carrot Legs!

Carrot legs!

I bought a bag of carrots and look what luck brought me! When purchasing veggies, I never find weird stuff like this. How awesome!