She Is French Granola

She Is French Granola

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.

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Looking for an alternative to the OG pizza? Look no further, this cauliflower crust pizza is healthier than pizza dough, made of entirely cheese and cauliflower. Cheese is optional, if you'd like to make a vegan or raw pizza, it's possible, but the cheese does give a lot of flavor to this. It is an easy healthy alternative to pizza that will satisfy your craving. 

In this recipe, I used Fourth Creek Foods sweet red pepper relish in the tomato sauce, it gave a sweet and nice kick to the sauce. This sauce came in my Hatchery box and if you'd like to try out your first tasting box for 50% off, use the code LINDSEYEATS and click here to purchase.

[recipe title="Cauliflower Crust Pizza" servings="2" time="40 minutes" difficulty="Medium”]

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Cauliflower mixture:

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 egg

-put these ingredients in a blender (except the egg, mix that in after)

-then place in the microwave for 8 minutes, fluff with a fork, and set aside, then make your sauce and prep your toppings

Sauce:

  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 1 tsp sweet red pepper relish
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt, pepper, garlic, paprika and dry basil to taste

-Put all these ingredients in the blender till formed into a sauce

Toppings:

  • Zucchini
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 tomato

-preheat oven to 350 degrees and form the pizza shape with the cauliflower mixture, put in the oven for about 10-15 minutes

-take out and then put your sauce and then your toppings (really put any toppings you like) on the pizza and put it back in the oven until the cheese is melted and the crust is cooked the way you like! Enjoy!

*Inspired by Blogilates

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Messhall Kitchen

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Messhall Kitchen, located in Los Feliz, has a large menu with fantastic choices, especially their cocktail program, which changes themes monthly. This month's theme is Harry Potter. All the juice is squeezed in house, achieving that super fresh taste, and the combinations work perfectly, giving off an interesting take on Harry Potter. Staples include the fried chicken sandwich and oysters. Take a look at the pictorial essay of Messhall Kitchen below.

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Fried Chicken Sandwich with hot honey aioli, red onions, lettuce and pickles

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Oysters (dozen)

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Hot Wings Tokyo Style

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Banana Cream Pie

Now for the cocktails....

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Polyjuice Potion

151 rum, persimmon syrup, grapefruit, lemon, sherry float

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Felix Felicis

Ford's gin, Lichi Li liquer, agave, lemon

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Amortentia

El dorado rum, creme de cacao, creme de menthe, angostrura, cream, egg white

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Draught of Living Death

scotch, cio ciaro, yellow chartreuse, meyer lemon bitters

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Pepperup Potion

Corralejo Reposado tequilla, cynar, peppercorn syrup, mint

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Messhall Old Fashioned

Four roses bourbon, sugar, bitters

Prosciutto Bites with Sriracha Butter

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With the New Year coming up, this appetizer is perfect for a party and super simple to make. The saltiness from the prosciutto and the brie go together with the spiciness from the Sriracha butter and then pair with a perfect crunch bite from the cracker!

The Sriracha used to make the the butter is from Hatchery , as well as the Laguna Salt smoked salt topping. Hatchery  sends monthly boxes with tasting ingredients and by using the code LINDSEYEATS, you can get your first tasting box for $10. Recipe below! 

[recipe title="Prosciutto Bites with Sriracha Butter" servings="N/A" time="15mins" difficulty="Easy"]

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Crackers (any kind you like) Brie Cheese Smoked Salt Sriracha Butter (softened, room temp) Salt Pepper Garlic Prosciutto

Mix the softened butter with the Sriracha and put some salt, pepper and garlic and mix around.

Assemble by placing the Sriracha butter and then a slice of brie cheese topped with the prosciutto and then sprinkle with the smoked salt.

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Vegetable Rice Bowl

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Rice bowls, there are plenty of variations with different types of proteins, sauces and vegetables. This rice bowl has a Korean flare to it using Born With Seoul Korean Gochujang, this sauce is gluten free, non-gmo and vegan.  The sauce was marinaded and grilled with the mushrooms, as well as placed in the brown rice and also used as a topping sauce. This simple and easy rice bowl is healthy, delicious and filled with flavor and color. The Gochujang sauce is from my Hatchery box this month. Hatchery delivers artisan ingredients to your doorstep, every month! If you'd like to sign up, you can use the code LINDSEYEATS to get your first box for 50% off. After you order, show me what you made with your ingredient box in the comments, by email, or tagging me on instagram. I love getting my Hatchery boxes because I can create such amazing and delicious dishes. Check it out here.

[recipe title="Veggie Rice Bowl with Gochujang Sauce" servings="2-3 Bowls" time="30-45mins" difficulty="Easy"]

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  • 1 Packet of Brown Rice
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 T Cilantro
  • 3 Tsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tsp Gochujang Sauce from Hatchery Box
  • Salt / Pepper / Garlic
  • 3 Mexican Squash Zucchini
  • 2 Large Carrots
  • 1/2 Cabbage
  • 1/2 cup- 1 cup sliced Mushrooms
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Eggs (sunny side up)
  1. Start by putting the zucchini and the carrots in a spiralizer to make them like noodles, then slice the cabbage in thin strips, you can hand cut if you'd like.
  2. In the cabbage, put 1/2 lime juice, 1 T soy sauce, salt, pepper and garlic.
  3. Cut the mushrooms and grill first, then halfway through add 1 tsp of Gochujang, sprinkle of salt, pepper, garlic and set aside with the zucchini, carrots and cabbage.
  4. Make your brown rice, put 1/2 lime, 2 T of chopped cilantro, 2 Tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp Gochujang and salt, pepper and garlic.
  5. Assemble your bowl. Place the brown rice first and around that put the veggies.
  6. Make your egg and put it in the center.
  7. Top with sesame seeds and Gochujang sauce. [/recipe]

Doma Kitchen

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A sweet spot located in Manhattan Beach, Doma Kitchen is bringing amazing flavors filled with local and fresh ingredients.

I had a remarkable experience enjoying the beautiful decor and delicious Doma Kitchen staple dishes. The owner, Angie, is friendly and really passionate about food and her culture. The menu contains all different types of cuisine but has a strong emphasis on European & Central Asian dishes, some from her background in Ukraine. When food tastes good, even more than good, one can notice it's due to the amount of passion and love put into the meal and this shine through here at Doma Kitchen.

We tasted traditional dishes with a healthy and unique twist. Starting with Borscht, then Housemade Chicken Dumplings in Broth, Braised Rice "Plov" with veggies & herbs, Uzbeck style, and ended with tea and Pumpkin cake, marshmallow whipped cream & caramelized apples (gluten free!). Continue reading for photos and a full run down of the dishes.

We started off with some black and hibiscus iced tea served in cute mason jars. While waiting for Angie to arrive, I took a look at the menu. Serving happy hour from 3-6 on Monday-Friday with $1 off beer and wine as well as many discounted appetizers and sides. The menu is diverse and contains many Californian dishes like wraps, tartines, sandwiches and french fries and then some other dishes that are very cultural, these are the dishes we tried.

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First off was the Borscht. This is a Ukrainian style soup with beets, cabbage and local natural grass fed lamb, fresh dill, bavarian rye bread and a side of sour cream. Everything we tried was phenomenal, but this was by far my favorite dish. Doma Kitchen took on this Borscht and transformed it into a healthier dish. Normally, it is much heavier but this was light and with the grass fed lamb, it brought a strong and tender flavor. The flavor of the soup was sweet and savory, bringing pieces of cabbage and tender, tasty lamb. This dish is extremely light, yet filling, and the flavors just sing in unison. What you do is put some sour cream in the soup with some bread. They ship their Rye Bread from Germany, it is extremely fresh and delicious. When you have this soup with the sour cream, it brings it to another level. I cannot wait to come back here and get this soup again.

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Next was the dumpling soup. These are Siberian style housemade dumplings, local cage-free chicken, chicken broth, fresh dill and of course - a side of sour cream. The dumpling dough was made in-house and this shows through with the bite. It is velvety, soft, and extremely fresh. The dill gives the chicken inside and the broth a hearty flavor. I am a fan of chicken dumplings and these were some of the best I've had. The flavors of all the chicken with the chicken broth was fantastic. All the local and cage free, grass fed meat and poultry is a strong way to be healthy and to feel lighter when having a meal.

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After the soup, we tried Braised Rice "Plov" with veggies & herbs. It had veggies like Garbonzo Beans and a sauce as well as tomatoes and onions. There were also raisins in the rice dish and I am normally not a huge fan of raisins in rice, but this worked perfectly together. The turmeric and spice blend in the rice worked perfect and all the flavors acted with one another, making this a pretty awesome rice dish.

A seasonal dessert was up next, Pumpkin cake, marshmallow whipped cream & caramelized apples (gluten free!). The fact that this dessert dish is gluten free really brings a smile to my face. Although I am not gluten, some people are allergic or that is their choice to not eat gluten and at restaurants especially, there are not a lot of gluten dessert options, and if they do have it, it's not very tasty. However, this was a great taste of marshmallow whipped cream with the cinnamon caramelized apples presented on a tree tray in a mason jar.

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Overall, this was an amazing spot. I enjoyed everything and every bite. The freshness was strong and the flavors all worked together. I left feeling full, and a good full. Not a full after a hamburger and french fries, this was the full we need to be. From a filling yet light and locally, free ranged and fresh lunch. Be sure to check out Doma Kitchen, maybe I'll see you there next time! Planning my next visit already.

Tomato Carpaccio

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Tomato Carpaccio, a simple, fast and easy salad recipe that will impress guests at a dinner party. This is a refreshing and simply addicting snack and appetizer that everyone will love! The salad dressing from my Hatchery Box, from Balsamos Family Kitchen dressing #7 brings this dish to life bringing the sweet and savory taste of this carpaccio.

Make sure to use the code LINDSEYEATS to purchase your first Hatchery box for 50% off! And continue reading for the full recipe. 

[recipe title="Tomato Carpaccio" servings="3-4 Small Portions" time="30mins" difficulty="Easy"] Mandoline for slicing 1 Red Onion, about 1 1/2 cup sliced 2-3 Tomatoes (Roma or Hierloom) 6 leaves of Lemon Basil (chiffonade per serving) 1/2 Lime Juice 1 1/2 Tsp Salad Dressing Salt/Pepper Sprinkle Over Good Olive Oil ( I used Kursi EVOO from Israel) Sprinkle with Lime Zest

Slice your tomatoes and red onion on the Mandoline and place nicely on a plate Cut your basil leaves and sprinkle over Then sprinkle over your salad dressing, lime juice, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon zest [/recipe]

Zucchini Pizza Bites with Ginger Tomato Sauce

IMG_7845 Ever wanted a healthy alternative to pizza bagels or pizza? Want the same filling and satisfaction feeling of eating a pizza? This recipe is simple, fills you up and leaves you feeling healthy!

With a ginger tomato sauce from ginger juice that includes a lemony KICK from the American Juice Co. in my Hatchery box, this recipe is delicious, spicy, tangy, sweet and salty!

Continue reading for the full recipe and step by step with photos. Also, make sure to check out HATCHERY, a monthly tasting box subscription and use the code LINDSEYEATS to get your first box for $10!  

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Start by cutting 2 large zucchinis in rounds and pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Add salt, pepper, garlic, paprika and olive oil and mix with hands.

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Now, make your ginger tomato sauce. In a saucepan, simmer and boil mini grape tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, American Juice Company Ginger juice and let it reduce and become a paste-like sauce! Pour over the zucchini

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Cut ciliegine mozzarella and pour over the top of the sauce and zucchini. Put it oven for about 15-20 minutes, until melted!

Recipe:

2 Zucchini 

  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic
  • 1/4 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 T Olive Oil

Sauce

  • 1 1/2 Cup sliced in 1/2 on mini grape tomatoes
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic
  • 2 1/2 T Ginger Juice

Mozzerella Cheese 1 Cup Cut 

Basil for Garnish 

  • Mix your zucchini spices with hands and make your tomato sauce and let simmer and turn into a paste, pour on the cut cheese and pop in oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. Garnish with basil!

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Sweet & Sassy French Fries with Truffled Tarragon Aioli

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I am a french fry addict! Give me a sweet and savory rub from Chef Dave Martin in this months Hatchery box, I am going to make delicious, crunchy french fries. On top of that, I topped the fries with a peppery, truffled and tarragon aioli. This month's Hatchery box was awesome, filled with Red Pepper Jam, Ginger Juice & more! Continue reading to find out this recipe as well as an unboxing on the month's tasting ingredients.

Use the code LINDSEYEATS to get your FIRST Hatchery tasting box for only $10! Click HERE or https://hatchery.co/tasting-box/! Happy cooking! 

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BEFORE                                                                   AFTER 

Fries: 

  • 3T Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 T Rub
  • 3 Turns of Black Peppercorn
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Large Russet Potatoes - cut like french fries or I used a french fry cutter!

How:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Assemble all the above ingredients and use your hands to mix all the spices and the olive oil together
  • Cook in oven for 40 minutes or until crunchy and potatoes are cooked all the way through

Sauce:

  • 2 Tsp White Truffle Oil
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 Garlic Powder
  • 1 T Chopped Tarragon
  • 3 T Light Mayo

Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and dip when fries are ready. Garnish with parsley and tarragon!

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Dulce Caramel Chai Spice from Soft Peaks

Ginger Juice from the American Juice Company

Salad Dressing from Balsamo's Family Kitchen

Red Pepper Jam from Jammy Yummy

Sweet & Sassy Rub from Chef Dave Martin

Make sure you use the code LINDSEYEATS to get your first tasting box for $10! :)

11 Ways To Motivate Yourself

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  1. Shift your negative thoughts to positive ones. This is an important first step to motivate yourself. There are many ways you can shift your thoughts and vibration, it depends on you, you can do this through music, lists, rewarding yourself, cleaning up clutter, getting out of bed, shifting to a good mood, flashing a smile, asking questions, growing confidence and making mistakes.
  2. Music: Listen to anything your heart desires. Listen to what makes your heart sing and what gives you goosebumps. Sing along, dance along.
  3. Lists: Write down what you have to do and DO IT, write down your dreams, goals, what you're feeling, what you want from life, what you want from the future, what you want right from this moment. Write lists and write paragraphs, write stories. Write and write (or type), after you will have a feeling of relief if you are journaling and you will feel organized.
  4. After you complete something on your to-do lists, like doing the laundry or doing the dishes or even accomplishing a goal for your career, reward yourself. This will put you in an instant great mood! You can do this by splurging on a new dress or eating a bar of chocolate. What I do when I reward myself is pick up a Sugarfish to go box! You can do whatever you love to reward yourself.
  5. Clean up Clutter
  6. Get out of bed, get dressed, make yourself presentable and rock your DAY!
  7. We often get in a rut and are not motivated when we are in a bad mood, when something is wrong, when we are in our mind and in our ego. A way to get motivated is to put yourself is a good mood. You can do this simply by shifting your thoughts, however, sometimes this can be difficult so you can do something you love to do, a hobby of yours, or even speaking to someone you love. When you are in a bad mood, you will procrastinate and nothing will ever get done, however, do whatever you can to turn your bad mood into a good one.
  8. When you wake up in the morning, flash a smile to yourself or in the mirror. It is often showed that smiling can increase your mood and also takes less muscles than a frown!
  9. Ask yourself questions and allow the honest answers to come up. Don't resist an answer you don't want to here from your heart. A major way you can stay motivated and get motivated is by solving a question that has been stressing you out. It is important to know yourself and be completely honest and this will allow you to stay motivated daily!
  10. Confidence: It is important to build up confidence if you want to stay motivated. You need to know that whatever you want in life, you can have it. And you need to be confident when others may try to put you down or step on your dreams. Do not take this personal, it is letting you know you are on the right track and lets their insecurities shine through. BE THE DIFFERENCE, NOT THE SAME as everyone else telling you, you can't do anything. Build up your confidence through your momentum.
  11. It is important to make mistakes. When you make a mistake, don't fall in a rut, use it as a sign to get back up again. When you fail, it is a good thing and will teach you a lesson. Don't allow this to break your motivation. Whenever something falls through, just let it pass and pick back up.

Chicken Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Chimichurri

IMG_6054 (1) Don't you just LOVE tacos? Think of shredded chicken with a KICK using Jamaican style jerk seasoning that gives a spicy tang. It works perfect with a cabbage and carrot slaw and is topped with a lemon basil & cilantro chimichurri. Continue reading for a step by step and enjoy the full recipe at the end of the post!

Used: Greenpoint Trading Company Jerk Seasoning: Jamaican Style from my Hatchery Tasting Box. Be sure to pick up some at the Hatchery Marketplace. Or you can sign up for $20 month to receive a hand-picked tasting box! Click HERE to learn more and sign up! Use the code LINDSEYEATS to get your  first TASTING BOX for $10! (Disclaimer: $10 off your first monthly tasting box, does not apply to full marketplace ingredients)

Start by making the marinade for your chicken. It can be marinaded anywhere from 1 hour to 1 day for maximum flavor!

Assemble your cabbage and carrot slaw. This should sit in the sauces for at least 30 minutes to allow all the juices to soak into the vegetables, preferably an hour! It tastes better the longer you wait.

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To cook your chicken, make packets with parchment paper to allow all the flavor to cook with the chicken. This also lets you easily shred your chicken. While your chicken is cooking, make your chimichurri that takes no time at all! Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees for the chicken and cook for about 20-30 minutes until tender and not raw, depending on oven.

When chicken is HOT, take it out of the oven and take 2 forks and start to shred it. It should be easy to shred. Chicken breasts should work the best for this, but I used thin chicken schnitzel pieces so your cook time may have to be a little longer if you are doing chicken breasts.

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After shredding the chicken, warm up your FLOUR tortillas on the stovetop. Assemble with the chicken first, then the cabbage slaw and top with the Chimichurri.

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Recipe

Chicken - Chicken Cutlets 

  • 1 T & 1 Tsp Jamaican Seasoning
  • 1 Lime Juice
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Salt

Carrot & Cabbage Slaw - 1 Cup shredded carrots and 1/2 Head of Cabbage 

  • 1 Lime Juice
  • 1 T Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic
  • 1 T Soy Sauce
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Ponzu
  • 1/2 T Sugar

Lemon Basil & Cilantro Chimichurri

  • Bunch of Lemon Basil & Cilantro
  • Sprinkle Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Oil - a lot, until it becomes a liquid sauce (not thick)
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice

Marinated Tofu & Vegetable Spring Rolls

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Spring Rolls sometimes have a bad "wrap". However, this Tofu Spring Roll recipe is flavorful and delicious! The tofu has a special marinade and is then grilled on the fire featuring Salsaology's Ancho Chile & Tamarind Sauce from my Hatchery Box! This is a fast and easy recipe as well that is light and full of color and flavor!

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Continue reading for the recipe...

Tofu:

  • 1 Block Tofu cut long, soak first with a paper towel
  • 3 T Ancho Chile & Tamarind Sauce
  • 1 T Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic < Sprinkle desired, but not a lot of salt
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Vegetables:

  • 2 Persian Cucumbers (cut thin)
  • 1 Handful of Shredded Carrots
  • 1 Red Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice

Dipping Sauce: 

  • 1 1/2 Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Ponzu
  • 1 1/2 Rice Vinegar
  • 1 T Siracha
  • 1/2 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 T Water
  • Salt, pepper, Garlic

Mix all the tofu components together and marinade for 20 minutes - 2 hrs.

Meanwhile, cut your cucumbers and onions and set aside, sprinkle on some salt, pepper and garlic as well as 1/2 lemon for extra flavor.

Grill tofu on the fire until it is crunchy on the outside and add all components together for the sauce.

Assembly your tofu and veggies and seal shut with rice paper/spring roll wrappers!

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11 Ways to Find Your Passion

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A Life With Peace strongly believes in following your dreams and reaching your highest potential. We believe each and every human being is on earth for a sole purpose and this purpose is found through a personal passion. A lot of people are sucked into the forms of society and believe that following their passion won't result in any success, because you need to pay the bills, you know! However, we are here to tell you that your passion can drive your financial stability. The world believes dreams can't be fulfilled due to the large amount of people that also want it or the fact that no money may be involved in it. You need to understand that with passion and knowing your passion, believing, working and not giving up, you will attain your passion. However, some people are uncertain on what their passion may be! Here are 11 ways you can start to figure it out.

  1. Start by visualizing. Remove any doubt attached, especially the "I cant's". Imagine a world where anything is possible, and no matter what, financially, you will be stable. Think of any hobby or interest that comes to mind, anything? What do you like to do in this moment? Do you like sports? Working out? Painting? Being with family? It can be the smallest thing you enjoy doing.
  2. If nothing comes to your mind, go back to your childhood, what did you like to do? Is there something specific you said you wanted to do when you were a kid? Did you do any extra curricular activities that you enjoyed doing? Sometimes as a child that loves something so much and then growing up being taught it may not be unattainable can turn off the interest, however, revisit it.
  3. If nothing comes to mind, in the next few days, start observing your surroundings. Start looking at people, start reading, researching, anything to give you ideas to what you may be interested in.
  4. Take a piece of paper and write anything you like to do and don't think about it, just write. Sometimes it helps more to get it out on paper than to think it. It allows your brain activity to move faster and not skip.
  5. Think of people you've met, seen or observed that you were inspired by. Talk to them if you can, research them and see what they're about. Find out how they got there, why they got to where they are, and what they are doing. Most of the time, they will have some strong advice to share. By looking at people that inspire you, you may catch a glimpse of something you'd love to do as well.
  6. Meditate. Often times when you meditate and sit silently and quiet your mind, the answers will just come to you. It might just be a tiny thought that will spark a huge change in your life.
  7. Is there anything that you do that makes you lose track of time? It can be something like video games, singing. Anything that you know passes the time fast. That is a definite sign of a strong passion.
  8. If you really don't have anything you are interested in, try something crazy and new. Go out of your comfort zone and maybe that is what your passion is. Being comfortable in your discomfort is an important tool to utilize when following your passions and dreams.
  9. Open your heart to new things. Sometimes living a life with a closed heart with distract you from ever finding your passion. You need to release any resistance, hate, regret and forgive your life and the past and move forward. Not finding your passion may be an indicator you might need to evaluate yourself and your values and beliefs.
  10. Ask yourself, if I had NOTHING stopping me and someone told me I can do anything and everything I want right now, what would that be? The first thing you think of is usually an indication.
  11. Don't put too much pressure on yourself, just let go and have fun! The answers WILL come! When you are having fun, you are allowing. When you are allowing, your body and mind are relaxed and all things flow naturally to you!

If you have a passion, comment below what it is! We'd love to read! :)

~ A Life With Peace

Blueberry & Lavender Honey Lemonade

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In this month's Hatchery box, I received something special, Lavender Honey! I am a sucker for anything flowery tasting so this was PERFECT for me! I decided it would go extremely well with a lemonade, and then also wanted to add blueberry for extra flavor and color. This lemonade is perfect for the end of summer, especially since today in Los Angeles, it was HOT out.

Hatchery is a monthly subscription tasting from $20.00 that delivers taste testing ingredients. You can also buy separately so when you taste something you LOVE, you can buy it bigger! It is truly an amazing company and I am so thankful I'm part of the Hatchery Family! All the products that I've tasted so far have me crawling back wanting more and makes my juices flow with endless recipes for you guys! If you haven't checked out Hatchery, click HERE!

or: hatchery.co!

Click read more to view the full recipe and BENEFITS (yes, benefits! This recipe is great for your systems especially for flus, colds or energy!) for this lemonade as well as an unboxing and description in what is in this month's box of ingredients.

Blueberry Lavender Honey Lemonade

Makes about 4-6 cups

What you'll need:

  • 5 Cups Water
  • Juice of 2 Lemons
  • 2 T Honey Lavender (or to taste, at the end I drizzled a little more in)
  • Pink Himalayan SEA salt (any other type of sea salt is fine)
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries

How:

  • In a pot on medium heat, simmer the blueberries, 1 cup of water and 1/4 of sugar until it boils and the sugar is dissolved
  • Bring the heat to low and add in the 2 T of lavender honey
  • Let sit for a couple of minutes, turn off the fire and add in a little less than 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • Allow the syrup mixture to sit for about 10-20 minutes
  • Meanwhile, in a pitcher, juice your 2 lemons and add 4 cups of water, stir
  • Strain the blueberry honey mixture into the pitcher and place in the fridge until cooled
  • You can add more water to dilute it depending on how sour/sweet you want your lemonade
  • Save some blueberries and lemon slices for garnish, and pour some ice cubes in a glass and pour!
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Benefits:

  • Lavender Honey is rich in Tyrosine. Tyrosine is used to make neurotransmitters and these can help prevent brain conditions. The Lavender Honey from New Kirk Honey is raw, unfiltered so it still contains all of its original enzymes and nutrients. Benefits of honey in general give you energy, helps with allergies, helps memory, helps with sleep and more! Just to name a few!
  • Blueberries are antioxidants. They can also help prevent aging, may lower blood pressure and heart disease and give a great dose vitamin C.
  • Lemon relieves anxiety, cleans blood, weight loss and helps digestion.
  • If you wanted you can substitute the sugar for more honey to make this even healthier.

Now onto the items in this month's HATCHERY BOX! 

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Yai's Thai Medium Thai Salsa http://www.yaisthai.com/

Salsaology Ancho Chile & Tamarind Sauce http://salsa-ology.com/

Newkirk Honey Lavender Honey http://www.newkirkhoney.com/

Greenpoint Trading Co. Jerk Seasoning http://www.greenpointtrading.co/

Sir Kensington's Classic Ketchup http://sirkensingtons.com/

And of course, hatchery.co to sign up for monthly subscriptions!

Fried Egg with a Bacon Jam, Caramelized Onion & Tomato Confit

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Ship and Dip is bringing new types of condiments to the game, for example, Bacon Jam. Smokey yet sweet, this condiment pairs perfectly with anything, like burgers, on top of fries, in sauces, sandwiches, plain! but it also works well with a fried egg. This recipe brings out the Bacon Jam flavor by incorporated a caramelized onion and tomato confit with the bacon jam. The acidity of the lemon juice and the feta cheese pair perfectly with the perfect Bacon Jam by Our Sassy Pantry. Recipe below :)

1 Red Onion

1 Tomato

1 T EVOO

1 Egg

Salt, Pepper, Garlic

2 T Bacon Jam

1/2 of Small Lemon Juice

Scoop of Butter

  • Heat 1T olive oil in a pan and add the onions, diced small, leave in pan until browned

  • Pinch salt and pepper then add in the tomatoes, also diced small then pinch salt, pepper and garlic this time

  • Add the 1T of Bacon Jam and juice of 1/2 lemon and allow to sit and caramelize

  • Transfer to a bowl and get started on the egg: heat the same pan or a new pan and melt a scoop of butter in a pan and then crack the egg

  • Let it cook through and get crunchy on the sides

  • Pour over the mixture and add some cilantro and feta cheese!

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Also featured in the box:

The Key to Success

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We live in a world with a large amount of noise. No matter what, you need to be calm in that chaos. What you need to do is follow your heart, your passions, what YOU want to do, not what someone else tells you to do. Make your hobbies and your interests your career, there is money in EVERYTHING if that’s your worry. Stop using your negative thought brain and start listening to your inner intuition. You WILL BE HAPPY AND YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL if you follow what you love to do. If you dedicate each day to expressing your love for life, gratitude for the people in your life, your life will flourish, I SWEAR. It is important to express gratitude for anything and everything, these are the first steps to following your dreams, passions and leading you to a fulfilling and happy life.

Do you want to be successful? Then do just that. Find out what you love to do, if you know what you love to do, then do it, as simple as that. If you don't, go explore, open your mind and heart to new things and test out the waters. Everyday do at least ONE thing to bring you to the next step, one small thing. It doesn't have to be crazy or huge, just a small step. And after so many small steps, every day, you can then take big steps and your future will become what you never thought it would. Don't overthink it, just do one thing every day that will bring you closer. For example, you can just write an idea, then the next day, you can research the topic of your idea. It's just something to stimulate your heart and brain every single day. You are in control of your dreams, thoughts and your life, make them count!

So stop blaming yourself for your current situations and get up and do something about what your heart is telling you, stop ignoring it, stop going to do what people are telling you to, what society is telling you the norm is. BE YOU, BE THE LIGHT YOU WERE BORN TO BE, and go live life to the fullest, each and every second, moment, and waking breath.

“INGREDIENTS” FOR PEACE

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For those of you who have been following alifewithpeace.com, you may be noticing we have been partnering with some amazing food chains. You also may be wondering, “Why so much emphasis on food?”

“A life with Peace” stands for many different things, but first and foremost, its purpose is to encourage you to follow your inner callings and passions, so that you can connect with who you really are and who you are meant to become.

These answers don’t live outside of you. It is only you that can reach into that place within that will ultimately lead you to fulfillment.

Our goal is to help guide you so that you can do just that!

There is only one way we can do that, and that is by living as true examples and aligning ourselves with our own dreams.

Whether or not you are a “foodie”, or your passion lies in another area, there is always a deeper connection that can be made between your spiritual journey and your physical journey.

As we look deeper into the connection between nourishing your body and nourishing your soul, it is obvious that there is much more than meets the eye.

Each and every of us is born with the “ingredients” to create something wonderful. However, it is important to make sure we combine our “ingredients” with others who compliment our “dishes”.

When you are with others, you are either pulling out their “good ingredients” or their “not so good ingredients”, and they are doing the same for you.

The question remains, what is it in them, or in me that is bringing this out now. Often times, it is easier to place the blame on them, but all we are really doing is handing over our “Main course’ for them to create. Placing blame is just noise we create in our minds. Ultimately that type of noise makes for “inedible dishes!”

It is our job as the “Head Chef “ in our own lives, to allow ourselves to see the part we play in our relationships. For whatever reason, whether we are pulling out “good” or “bad” ingredients in others that is what is active in them or you at that moment. Ultimately WE are choosing that ingredient. This can be hard for us to want to admit. However when we do, we are then able to take responsibility and make the choice to surround ourselves with people who bring out our GREATEST ingredients!

It is only then we can begin to co-create our most magnificent dish ever!

Wishing you a DELICIOUS Life With Peace!

The Life With Peace Team

The following excerpt is from our interactive journal.

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Benefits of Hot Water, Lemon & Honey

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Hot water, lemon and honey is a drink that should be incorporated into your daily lives. This drink is beneficial in many aspects and can help with several issues you are having and also prevent issues from occurring. The way to make this drink is to pour 1 cup of hot water, the juice of 1/2 a lemon and 1 spoon of honey. Mix around and drink!

Benefits:

  • Stimulates digestive system
  • Weight loss: The lemon provides as a stimulant for weight loss and that helps speed up your metabolism: this drink is high in pectin fiber and this helps you fight hunger cravings 
  • Energy: gives you an energy bump through the honey which acts as a energy booster, water helps keep the mind flowing (lymphatic system), and the lemon is important in digestion, which allows the elimination of toxins which increases your energy 
  • Clear skin and glow: the lemon cleans your blood and aids in the production of new blood cells and this creates a cleaning agent which shows through on your skin to give you that glow! 
  • Mood enhancer: the lemon smell can relieve anxiety
  • Balances PH levels: the lemon removes the acidity in your body which is what can cause inflammation and pain 
  • Limits colds and flus: boosts your immune system through vitamin C and potassium 

Smoked Turkey Chopped Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

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Total: 40 minutes

Dressing: 10 minutes

Prep: 30 minutes

Vegetables

  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 2 Persian Cucumbers
  • 1 Tomato
  • ½ Red Onion
  • 3 Slices of Smoked Turkey
  • ¼ cup Shredded Cheese
  • 2 tsp dill
  • 2 tsp lemon basil
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Dressing

  • 2 ½ tsp apricot spread from Just Jans
  • 5 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon juice
  • ½ lemon zest
  • 1 tsp distilled vinegar
  • ½ tsp Dijon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic
  • 2 tsp water
  1. Prep and cut all vegetables
  2. Mix all the dressing components and chill complete dressing for 15-20 minutes or until ready
  3. Assemble the vegetables for the salad and pour over the dressing, sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic over the salad before mixing
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Tomato Soup with Sweet & Tangy Mustard Croutons

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Tomato Soup:

Prep cutting time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

  • 4 cups veggie stock
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 1/2 yellow onion
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 large potatoes
  • bunch of lemon basil
  • bunch of dill
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder and sugar (to taste)
  • splash of red wine (about 1 t)
  • splash of balsamic (about 1 t)
  1. Start cutting and prepping your vegetables, cut them in cubes and make the cuts as consistent as possible for same cooking time
  2. Put garlic and onions first and sweat them out, add a pinch of salt, pepper and garlic
  3. Add the cut potatoes and carrots
  4. Then tomatoes, chiffonade basil and add the dill
  5. Add in the splash of wine and balsamic and mix, pinch of salt and pepper, sugar
  6. Allow to sweat and simmer with the water it's in (wine and balsamic and juices from veggies)
  7. When it starts to simmer, add in the 4 cups of stock and when it starts to boil and your carrots and potatoes are soft, take your blender/hand blender and blend through
  8. Once it is all blended, add more salt/pepper/garlic/sugar
  9. The starch from the potatoes makes the soup creamy so milk and cream doesn't need to be added, at this point you can add in milk or cream if you want your soup more creamy but the consistency after the blending should be smooth and creamy
  10. Let sit and garnish with the croutons and lemon basil (recipe will be below)

Sweet & Tangy Challah Croutons 

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Serves about 1 cup, 8 minutes in the oven

  • 2 sliced pieces of challah bread
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp of salt, pepper, garlic
  • 2 tsp East Shore Foods sweet and tangy mustard
  1. Slice your challah and mix in a bowl with the olive oil, mustard, salt, pepper and garlic
  2. Lay out on a sheet with parchment paper and cook in the oven for about 8 minutes or until the croutons are crispy (depends on oven), I used a mini oven that did not allow me to set a specific temp before so I just did it for 8 minutes but you can preheat your oven to 300-350 and you should be set!
  3. Serve on top of your tomato soup and you're good to go!

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