You guys, I can’t stop making these roasted strawberries. I am 100% in love with this easy recipe, and I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you.

I always buy more berries than I eat. After a few days once the strawberries aren’t as bright red as they once were I usually throw them out or freeze them for smoothies. And now, I roast them. Seriously so beyond simple. I use them to top my oatmeal, add them to greek yogurt and granola, and recently added them to the top of a strawberry quick cake I made. SO versatile and yum.



Edamame Ginger Rice

by Koko on April 6, 2015 · 0 comments

in Cooking, Grains, Recipe


Q and I eat rice 3-4 times a week (must be the Japanese in me). We always just pop it in the rice cooker and hit start. That is until now. One of my favorite cooking blogs, The Kitchn, posted a recipe for Edamame Ginger Rice a few weeks ago and on a whim I gave it a try. Result: this rice is mind blowing.

It takes 15-20 minutes, minimal work and the taste is buttery, Asian-y (made that one up) and a little crispy like Persian rice. YUM. I like my rice a little browned and crispy, but if you would rather it not be, add about 1/4 cup more of water and stir often to make sure the rice doesn’t stick at all.




Favorite Cookbook

by Koko on March 12, 2015 · 0 comments

in Cooking


Have you ever found a cookbook that you can’t stop cooking out of? Like every week you open it and find new recipes to try? Well I’ve found it. The Skinnytaste Cookbook.


Although I LOVE cookbooks and have a ton (thanks mom), I generally prefer the ease of online recipes. I can pop open the computer or iPad and just go rather than maneuver a book around the kitchen. Most weeks I find my dinner inspiration from the hundreds of blogs I follow, but recently it has been from my new favorite cookbook.


Some recent favorites from her blog and the book:

Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Cups

Seattle Asian Salmon Bowls

Rustic Italian Gnocchi Soup (made with Tortellini in our case)

Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup

Coconut Chicken Salad with Warm Honey-Mustard Dressing

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie


But seriously folks, every recipe is superb. I love the pictures, how her recipes are written and her healthy take on delicious food. Highly recommended!




I’m an oatmeal girl through and through. I’m either making oatmeal or a green smoothie before work each and every morning. Q on the other hand is a breakfast sammie guy. He loves his egg, cheese, and breakfast meat on English muffin sandwich. And I’ve been a bad wife recently and I’ve been letting him eat grocery story pre-made sandwiches! Oh the shame! So this weekend I took it upon myself to make him the best breakfast sandwiches ever.


These sandwiches are SO easy and can be frozen individually for a quick morning heat up on the way to work. I made a dozen sandwiches, half with sausage and half with bacon. I labeled the sammies so Q has his pick each morning.