Tag Archives: food

Frost

16 Jun

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I am such a glutton! I ate 3 donuts in one day…two French crullers (my favorite) and this bacon maple bar one.

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Frost Donuts
Mill Creek, WA

Treat yourself to something yummy today!

XO,
Anna

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Farmer’s Market Dinner

3 Jun

Last night was our first visit to the Bellevue farmer’s market this season. J and my friend Alex have been telling me about these amazing tacos since last summer so I HAD to have some. The tacos were delicious but I really loved the nachos! Although I wanted to eat more there was only room left in my tummy for dessert! TWO ice-cream cones from Molly Moon’s. Salted caramel and Theo chocolate handmade ice-cream…the perfect ending to our dinner at the market!

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I might just have to visit the Saturday market this weekend for more food…the weather is supposed to be splendid.

Happy Friday!

XO,
Anna

Nutella Doughnuts

11 Apr

*image via Lick My Spoon

As if doughnuts and nutella weren’t awesome enough on their own…one can only imagine what happens when they combine!!  *Sigh, wish I were eating these this Monday morning instead of my healthy fruit and cereal in a feeble attempt to diet two weeks before I leave for Phoenix.

Happy Monday everyone!

XO,

Anna

CPK’s Kung Pao Spaghetti

4 Apr

 

I used to go to California Pizza Kitchen all the time for their Kung Pao Spaghetti, that is until I learned how to make it on my own at home.  I use this recipe and as always adjust to my taste.  The list of ingredients might seem daunting to some but it is quite an easy dish to make.  I didn’t know how I’d feel about kung pao and spaghetti together but I find it amazingly delicious!

Green onions, dried red chili peppers and peanuts add not only color but a little bit of kick to the dish.

The sauce.

Solid ingredients mixed together.

Kung Pao Spaghetti

Kung Pao Spaghetti served with mandarin salad w/sesame dressing and garlic cheese bread.

The adjustments I usually make to the dish

  • Sometimes I like to add a little more  chicken stock because I like a little bit more sauce and I don’t want it to get too thick.
  • I like to use cooking soy sauce so the sauce doesn’t get too salty.
  • Add extra green onions because I like green onions.
  • Adjust the amount of chili paste according to who I am cooking for, some people find it too spicy.

Hope you all try this out or if you are too lazy to make it yourself, head to the nearest CPK and enjoy!

Happy Monday everyone!

XO,

Anna

Korean Soup

24 Mar

One of my favorite lunch spots happens to be right across the street from my work.  I always go with good friends and order the same dish every time.  Sundubu.  It is a spicy Korean stew and it always hits the spot.  There are different versions of this soup but I usually always order the seafood and beef variety and a raw egg cracked on top!  Don’t worry, the soup is hot so it cooks the egg perfectly.   My other favorite part of Korean lunch?  The banchan (small side dishes that come with the rice).

Seafood & Beef Sundubu and a variety of Banchan

Seoul Hot Pot

Redmond, WA

Can’t wait until the next group lunch!

XO,

Anna

Carrot Cake

9 Mar

I usually don’t eat carrot cake but when I saw this slice in the window at Via Vita Cafe, I just had to try it!  SO glad I did.

 

Carrot Cake with Rum

Via Vita Cafe & Wine Bar

Bellevue, WA

Continuously losing the battle against skinny every day.

XO,

Anna

Holidays

29 Dec

Hello everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays!  A lot has happened the past couple of months so I haven’t had time to update my blog or even time to think of what inspires me.  In November after six and a half years I decided to sell my salon.  I am covering for my husband at his family business a few days a week while still styling hair and trying to be a good wife and finding time to spend with friends and family among all this holiday madness, so yes, it’s been a bit hectic.  I am hoping to get my life a little more organized, work on my new office/closet space and a lot more blogging in the new year but first, here’s a little peek into my holidays…let me tell you now, it includes a lot of FOOD.

This year I decided to go with a purple, silver, white and glitter theme for the tree.

No holiday season is complete without a cocktail party!

The table is set for Christmas dinner.

Our dinner consisted of a sashimi platter, regular mashed potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes, french bean casserole, baked mac and cheese, cornbread stuffing, roasted brussel sprouts, turkey, roasted mushrooms, prime rib and cheese bread.
This holiday season made me realize how fortunate I am to have all that I do.  For the first time in years there wasn’t really anything that I wanted for Christmas (besides world peace of course)…I can say I am very content.  How did you spend the holidays and what were your favorite goodies from Santa?
XO,
Anna
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