Pinned This Week

by Koko on February 13, 2015 · 1 comment

in Meal Planning, Uncategorized

In my ongoing quest to try new recipes and find interesting eats, I am bringing you some delicious bites found around the web (through all of my blog reading!).

 

Breakfasts:

Breakfast Nachos with Poached Eggs: Combining two of my favorite things: nachos and eggs, this dish looks like an incredible weekend breakfast.

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Crispy Kale Grilled Cheese with Fried Egg: Ok, I guess this could be considered lunch, but honestly anything with a fried egg makes it breakfast-y enough for me. And kale makes it healthy, right?

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Lunches:

Stir-Fried Asparagus and Shitake Mushrooms: I’ve done takes on this dish before, adding some tofu or chicken for protein and serving over brown rice.

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Korean Mixed Rice with Sashimi: Honestly, this looks incredible, but unfortunately for me in Georgia, the sashimi grade fish is going to be hard to find. I did want to put this out there for you coast people, since this looks like such a healthy and delicious lunch!

Korean Sashimi with vegetables and rice

Grilled Polenta and Zucchini Salsa: This looks like another delicious and filling vegetarian dish. I love the grilled polenta, something I’ve never tried before, and  the zucchini salsa, although I’ll probably roast my zucchini before making anything with it (not a huge fan of it raw).

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Dinners:

Asian Farro Medley with Salmon: I trust all things Skinnytaste, and this looks like another winner in my book!

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One-Pan Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto: Love one pot meals and this one looks interesting and easy enough to try this week!

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Desserts:

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter S’mores Bars: SO decadent, yet SO tempting.

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Blueberry Bread with Lemon Glaze: Blueberry Pound Cake always feels more like a summer dessert to me, but if I can fresh blueberries in the store I just might try this easy recipe this week.

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PS to find more of my favorite pinned meals, go check out my Pinterest page!

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Rocksbox Review

by Koko on February 11, 2015 · 0 comments

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion, Review

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A few months ago I stumbled upon Rocksbox and decided to try it out. Rocksbox is a site that sends you three pieces of jewelry to wear as often as you would like for one month. You can send the pieces back at any time for new pieces, or if you love a piece, you can purchase it at a discount. Each month is a flat rate of $19 no matter how many times you send your pieces back.

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I ended up buying 3 pieces over 3 months. These were pieces that I wore every day when I had them and didn’t want to send back with the others.

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Pros:

*I loved most of the pieces that they sent me. Recently they started having you add pieces to a jewelry wish list to ensure you get what you want. I love this new feature.

*Shipping is quick! I usually would send my box back and have a new one in 3-4 days.

*The price. For less than $20 a month, I got a ton of wear out of my jewels. There was not a day that I didn’t get a compliment on one of the pieces I was wearing.

*I loved the idea of having rotating jewelry and being able to buy a piece if I really loved it.

*It encouraged me to wear jewelry every day! I definitely looked fancier when I had my Rocksboxes.

Cons:

*Sometimes the pieces looked cheaper than they did online. This didn’t really bother me because when I wore them I didn’t feel like they looked cheap. This did deter me from buying a few pieces.

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Overall, I really love the concept and my membership is still going!

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turkey sloppy joe, brioche buns

This has to be one of my favorite “man dishes.” While Q was deployed, my mom came to visit and we stocked the freezer with buns and Sloppy Joe mix so upon his return he had real man food. When Q came home and finally had one, he told me he would happily eat one every day of his life. Yes folks, they are THAT good.

For those of you who don’t want to hassle with making your own buns (listen, I know it’s not easy), go ahead and buy good ones from the grocery store. For those of you risking to make your own buns, good luck (but really, don’t worry about the shapes of your buns, just have fun with it). A great video on how to knead is here

 

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Best New Coat

by Koko on February 4, 2015 · 1 comment

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion

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Honestly I can’t believe I survived living in Alaska for so long. This LA girl is still not a fan of the cold. The only great thing to come out of the cold is a fab coat. This winter I splurged for a great, warm, more fashionable coat than I had owned before and I love it. It’s warm enough for the Columbus cold, but not too warm that I can’t wear it often. I picked grey because it won’t show lint/Carl fur and is different than my other classic black coats.

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Coat: J. Crew $365

Bag: Stella McCartney (the best Christmas gift ever from one of my best friends)

Sweater: J. Crew $80

Jeans: Frame Denim (my favorite jeans ever) $184

Shoes: Jessica Simpson “Claudette” $78

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