Had a quick little vacay to La Jolla the other weekend! I wanted to stay solely in La Jolla so this trip is not about San Diego itself. However, there is a lot to see in La Jolla and a lot left I need to see! I've been here a few times before but this time I stayed in a hotel that was central to everything, Empress Hotel La Jolla. Set right in the happening + bustling part of La Jolla, The Empress Hotel is walking distance to many fine attractions and not to mention steps away from the beach. ;) I found myself leaving my car put and had a nice and relaxing time walking around soaking up La Jolla.
There is no denying that I have a major avocado obsession. There is just something about that perfect avocado that is smooth in texture and just that creamy taste that goes well with.... well literally everything! Sponsored by California Avocados to bring you this amazing grilled cajun shrimp tostada with creamy avocado garlic sauce. Recipe below and write in the comments below what you love to pair your avocado's with!
It's officially #VeggieBurgerDay and what better way to celebrate than with some hearty and flavorful Sonoma veggie burgers from Amy's Kitchen. Mix and match your own flavors and toppings or use the below recipe of this Arugula, Pickled Onion-Cabbage Slaw with Blue Cheese Spread + Spicy Sesame Aioli. If you're feeling adventurous, add on some chips for some crunch and read on for the full recipe!
Who doesn't love a hearty soup? Especially with some noodz, sautéed mushrooms and a broth made with pork bones. Pork broth is not only really good for you, but it's extremely tasty, too. You can alter or change whatever you want about this recipe as well, which is also really convenient. This udon soup pork broth recipe with a soft boiled egg and grilled mushrooms is the perfect cold weather dinner or a chilly afternoon treat. The soft boiled eggs brings that extra texture and flavor to the pork broth when it's all mixed together! Read along for the full recipe!
"It’s only a thought and a thought can be changed”. ~ I am not limited by my past thinking, I choose my thoughts with ease. I constantly have new insights and ways of looking at my world. I am willing to change and grow. - Louise Hay
It’s true, a thought is just a thought and thats’ it. Sometimes we feed into our thoughts and let them take over, when we should be listening to our heart.
Why do we want to release resistance? This is one of the first tools in becoming who you are and one of the first steps to accomplishing everything you want. With resistance, stress and pressure in our minds, we can't see clearly of what we want. Read more for more information on how to release resistance, clear your mind and start to attract whatever it is you want.
When I first started cooking, I had this desire to put anything and everything I had in my pantry in my food. Spices, sauces, liquids, bases, marinades, literally, everything. I thought this would elevate the taste but it (most of the time) never turned out the way I wanted to. I realized later that in cooking, it's the simple ingredients and the simple flavors that help elevate a dish. It all come down to the ingredients, the quality and the freshness and technique. Ducksoup, a cookbook from Chronicle Books has become my essential cookbook for simple cooking. Take a look below at the 2 recipes from the book I tried out, and let me tell you, I even made it the next day, it was so easy and tasty! Read along for the full rundown.
If you've been following me on Instagram lately, you've noticed I took an awesome trip to Thailand. It was such an amazing time - flew into Bangkok, went to Phuket, Chiang Mai and ended our trip back in Bangkok. When arriving back in Bangkok, I went straight to Banyan Tree Bangkok. Banyan Tree Bangkok is known for it's popular rooftop destination, where you can overlook the whole city. It's pretty spectacular. But alongside that, is also an amazing property, with gorgeous rooms and and overall great hotel experience. Follow along below for more pictures and what we ate!
It's the weekend - you're looking for something to do, you're looking for things to eat, where do you go? This past weekend I went to the Grand Cafe in the Omni Hotel Downtown LA for their Hangover Brunch!. If you're a local, stop by for their breakfast buffet (or have a 1 night staycation like me), if you're traveling, stay here for the night and stumble out of bed and indulge in shrimp, mussels, crab legs, prime rib, a dessert bar and wait for it... bottomless mimosas. Read on for the full details on my 1 night stay!
Sometimes all you need are tacos for dinner! Feeling like Springtime with these tacos 2 ways I cooked up with Wild Garden Foods. Marinated with both the Persian + Turkish marinades with their Garlic Hummus, this was the ultimate taco dinner. Not to mention fast cooking pilafs to go as the perfect side to accompany your meal. What's for dinner? Fried Chicken Tacos and Persian Garlic Tacos. Read on for the full recipe I created of each taco as well as more recipes from Wild Garden on their Website and Instagram.
I've been on a decorating toast obsession lately. There are so many different types and varieties you can make with all fruits and vegetables and so many different ways to style the perfect toast! These sweet toasts are so simple and easy to make, not to mention super pretty topped with Turmeric Cashew She Is French granola.
Cafe Gratitude, Hedley & Bennett and ending the day off at the EP & LP rooftop, follow along as I take a tour of LA testing out the new Sony Alpha A7ii!
Katsuya, please. Dig into a sushi feast at Katsuya featuring a spread of favorites. Read below for more photos and details on what I ordered! The highlights for me were the Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna and the Crab Hand Rolls.
Want to mix up your charcuterie and cheese board? Well, we've got you covered! Follow below for a step by step on how to curate the perfect charcuterie board with... wait for it... Prosciutto Wrapped Harvest Snaps.
Welcome to paradise and enter the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Not only is it the most gorgeous property right on the beach, it's food is truly not to be missed either. The new executive chef is bringing bold and delicious flavor to this Four Seasons property and I'm looking forward to my next trip!
In the first segments of Feeling Good Friday, we talked about gratitude and following your heart. Gratitude brings out inspiration and sparks creativity. Following your heart leaves you feeling fulfilled and not bored, where you live a life with passion. Which brings us to Feeling Good Friday's third segment, goals.
Thistle is a service that delivers packaged healthy meals to your doorstep. Continue reading for more about Thistle as well as photos of what I received in my box!
After a long blogging hiatus, A Life With Peace is back! Starting with a travel recap. Puerto Vallarta is known for it's stunning views and beaches, but what's not to be missed is the food here. There are amazing local spots as well as fine dining restaurants (yes! fine dining) that are a part of Puerto Vallarta. Continue reading for the full restaurant list to help guide your next trip to Puerto Vallarta.