It’s officially summer… which means it’s time for my yearly root beer float!
Hello summer, hello fish tacos! (Hello, deck that could use a good sweeping!)
Links I’ve loved lately:
In the short time we’ve been living in our house, several bird families have built nests around our garden and roof… so I can relate to this story quite a bit.
The yin/yang beauty of a broken yolk.
My favorite time of the day, in my favorite part of our house – mealtime with the fishies!
When you can’t figure out what to eat… ramen + fried onions + green onions ain’t a bad meal.
Caprese salad, allll summer long.
“Ugh, look at me being all hipster n’ shit,” said Allison, as she rearranged the table for the perfect foodie photo. 😉
Who knew somethings as simple as bananas + oats + chocolate chips, and nothing more, could be so tasty?!
Dad always loved taking us kids to hike Inspiration Loop at Will Rogers State Park, so of course we had to head up there for Father’s Day.
Yes, my shirt says “Train like you’re in Legends of the Hidden Temple”.
Out-takes, thanks to the bugs that were attacking us the entire hike.
Finishing off Father’s Day with another of my dad’s favorites – El Pollo Loco!
I’ve attempted green smoothies a few times, but either they’re really gross, or just not quite tasty enough for me to make more than once.
Not so with this Sassy Sweet Green Smoothie. Son and I like it so much, we’ve made it several times already!
It’s not bitter, not too thick… perfect. And healthy!
Gotta drink those smoothies so I can have my chorizo breakfast sandwiches… 😀
When a bunch of avocados ripen all at once, just blitz ’em with some sweetened condensed milk (to taste) for sinh tố bơ (Vietnamese avocado shake), Son-style. (… and then top it with more sweetened condensed milk, because yum!)
Bread from our favorite bánh mì shop, mayo, Maggi sauce, store-bought pâté, homemade chả lụa (two types – turkey and pork), homemade đồ chua (pickled carrots and daikon), cucumber, cilantro. In other words, a very delicious homemade bánh mì.
Son totally owning my brother. 😉
Coming home from a trip to Asia (Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Japan) means we are craving alllll the Asian foods.
Especially bánh mì.
Always bánh mì.
This is how I breakfast pre-workout.
Apples and peanut butter.
Look up every now and then.
Went on a run, stopped for a burger.
Using National Doughnut Day as the perfect excuse to have my dad’s favorite doughnuts for the first time since he passed.
Apple fritters and blueberry doughnuts. Oh so good.
Homemade bánh mì, with chả lụa that I made from scratch.
Another attempt at an omurice omelet! Much better this time… now, to perfect the rice!
Sour plum soda. Weirdly addictive.
Found a new Vietnamese restaurant in Little Saigon that we’re addicted to.
Their canh chua cá (sour fish soup) and cá kho tộ (caramelized clay pot catfish) are both total comfort food.
It’s that time of the year again… June gloom!
We’re kind of addicted to these homemade bánh mì.
With homemade chả lụa (the meat), homemade đồ chua (the pickles), home-grown cilantro, fresh cucumber, bread, a smear of mayo and a dash of Maggi sauce… can you blame us?