Greek Chicken and Rice Bowl Recipe

I received the Uncle Ben’s Flavor infused rice from Influenster for testing purposes but all opinions and recipes are my own. As soon as I received the Chicken and Herbs flavored rice, I knew I had to make a Mediterranean bowl.  I have been making my chicken this way for quiet awhile. The Greek salad on the side is a welcoming fresh element and the homemade tatziki add a bit of creaminess to the dish. You can serve it alone or with pita bread wedges. Best of all you can cut you

I had $3 sushi and I loved it

I first tried Sushi Stop three years ago and I was very impressed with the cheap prices and fresh sushi. I decided to return but this time I tried 11 things on the menu! They have recently raised their prices from starting at only $2.95 per roll to $3.45 per roll. All of the sashimi dishes are $6.50. We started with 3 of the sashimi dished that included 4 pieces each. The yellowtail, salmon and albacore sashimi all had different sauces and were delicious. The albacore was my favorite with the crispy

20 wedding cake alternatives your guests will love

I have a confession, I hate cake. I know that I am in the minority.  You would be surprised by the amount of times people have force fed me cupcakes or cake, even after I tell them I don’t like it. “Oh you will love this cake, it’s different!” or my favorite, “Cupcakes aren’t cake.” For those of you that understand me, or just want something different for your wedding, here are some beautiful wedding cake alternatives your guests will love. 1.Cookie tower via La Cuoca Ciccia 2. Macaron tower via Deer Pearl

Brunch at The Larchmont: Gilt City Deal

Remember Gilt City? Yes, it still exists and they still have the best values out of any bargain website. I have been using Gilt City for many years to find great deals on high end restaurants. Back in November, my boyfriend and I enjoyed a delicious brunch with endless mimosas for only $59 at The Larchmont! It is an adorable restaurant built in a old Craftsman style home. When we arrived at 11 a.m. they had just opened and the restaurant was empty.  We decided to sit in the patio area because it was a

Leo’s Taco Truck

If you love tacos al pastor you must go to Leo’s Taco Truck! Tacos al pastor are made from pork that has been marinated in a mixture of chilies, garlic, and pineapple juice.  The meat is then cooked on a spit, gyro meat style. The tacos are small but are very filling. The best part is that they are only $1.25! I recommend ordering them with the pineapple on top. They are traditionally served with cilantro, lime, onion, and your choice of salsa.  The salsa bar at Tacos Leo has

Rockin’ Baja Lobster

I recently took a trip to visit my family. My sister suggested we go to Rockin’ Baja Lobster in Oceanside. As kids, we would travel to Puerto Nuevo for lobster at least twice a year. If you would have asked me what my favorite food was when I  was 4 years old, I would have said, “Lobster!” without hesitation. So when I found out that Rockin’ Baja Lobster claimed to make “Puerto Nuevo style” seafood, I had to go! I mean, look at this bucket… The authentic Puerto Nuevo lobster

Breakfast Happy Hour at Beach 26

Breakfast Happy Hour? Yes, it is true! Beach 26 in Venice has one of the best happy hour menus available in Los Angeles for breakfast. They offer $5 mimosas and have select breakfast items for only $10! The menu is available Monday-Friday from 8 am-11am. I have been here before and love the French toast selections. This is the “Peach Melba” and is made with 2 croissants, vanilla ice cream, caramelized peaches, melba sauce and pecans. I recommend eating on the patio. It is perfectly girly-eclectic and a great place for a

Horchateria Rio Luna

Is it worth the hype? Yes. If you have not heard of Horchateria Rio Luna yet, let me tell you a bit about it, or better yet, let me show you. Horchateria Rio Luna is located in a small strip mall in Paramount, CA. You will probably only find it because of the huge line out the door. They specialize in Mexican American treats, especially Horchata. They also make ice cream conchitas!  It is the equivalent of the invention of cronuts for Mexican Americans! They have mini and large ones at $4 for the mini

Easy Breakfast Tostada

These Breakfast Tostadas are extra easy to make with the help of the new Herdez refried beans. You can have refried beans that taste as delicious as your favorite  Mexican restaurant in only 5 minutes. These are my favorite thing to eat for breakfast! I hope you love them too.  You can buy Herdez Refried Beans in 4 different flavors. Including: Queso, Jalapeno, Chorizo, and Original. For this recipe I chose the Original and added a bit of chorizo after following the directions. They were delicious! I’m never going back to

Colossal Berry Crunch® Parfait for Kids

Now that summer is over, and the kids are back in school, it is time to prepare them a tasty breakfast! If they are sick of the usual cereal, make them this delicious parfait! Malt-O-Meal® offers 34 delicious flavors, there is something for every taste bud in the family! But my favorite is the Colossal Berry Crunch®. They go great with real berries and a bit of Greek yogurt. It is the perfect way for he kids to start their day! This parfait will keep them full throughout the day and can be