This is a recipe I made to use up things I had in my fridge...and it turned out delicious!
- about 1/2 or 3/4 of a red cabbage
- 1 can of lentils
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1/2 box of Trader Joe's Organic Tomato Soup
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- Goya Adobo All Purpose Seasoning to taste
- Black Pepper to taste
- Tapatio hot sauce to taste
- Combine vegetable broth, tomato soup, and coconut milk in a large pot on medium high heat.
- Add in chopped red cabbage and garlic, let cook 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Turn off heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
- Transfer into a blender and blend to desired consistency.
- Return to pot on stove on medium heat and add lentils, adobo seasoning, black pepper, and tapatio hot sauce to taste.
- Cook on low heat and stir to combine.
- Serve and Eat!
And if you are like me, don't forget the crescent rolls for dipping!
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The first night of Hanukkah we forgot to get the candles so we used birthday candles...oops. We used the real ones after that.
Latkes with sour cream or apple sauce to dip and some random sausages that Mike picked out.
Pinks is one of those food places that is a must to eat at while your in Los Angeles, it may have even been on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Last year I went for the first time and got a chili dog. I went again for the first time since I moved to LA and this time I got the Lord of the Rings Dog. It was messy but yummy.
I could have done with a little less BBQ sauce...it was all over me haha
Mike and I are trying to eat healthy during the week but I get bored of eating the same thing. When I saw this stuffed bell pepper recipe on Lauren Conrad's blog I knew it would be a healthy way to try something different and have some variety. Below are some pictures of how they turned out:
It's really rare that I follow a recipe exactly so I did change it a little. I added a can of black beans and diced up a can of mexican seasoned stewed tomatoes instead of using cherry tomatoes. For the sausage I used hot turkey sausage. Mike topped his with hot sauce and siracha and I topped mine with a little siracha sauce. They were really good and I will definitely be making these again!Click here for the original recipe.
The Counter - Los Angeles CA
The Counter is a burger chain where the burgers are made to order however you like. They have many options for the roll, meat, toppings, and sides. They also have a menu of their signature burgers and other items in case you don't feel like creating your own. I chose a 1/3 lb beef burger (smallest sized burger option), on a hamburger bun, with jalapeno jack cheese, pickles, lettuce, fried onion strings, and chipotle aioli sauce. We also got parmesan garlic french fries for the table to share. Everything was yummy and fresh. My favorite was the fried onion strings and the parmesan garlic fries.
Milk - Los Angeles CA
Milk is an ice cream parlor and bake shop. There were so many delicious treats, it took me a while to choose. I tasted a pretzel and beer flavored ice cream out of curiosity and it really tasted like pretzels and beer but it was too rich for more than a taste. I ended up getting the Coffee Toffee Crunch Shake (coffee ice cream with toffee crunch and espresso) for $6.00. It was soooo delicious. It was like a Heath Bar Frappuccino! Mike got the Banana Peanut Malt (banana dulce de leche ice cream, malted milk and roasted peanuts) for $7.00. I tried his but I loved my own milkshake way more. The only problem was I drank it at 9pm and then I couldn't fall asleep because of all the caffeine. It was worth it.