Showing posts from March, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Maui 2014

(posted by Emily) In keeping with l ast week's post , we are sharing photos from our first big trip of 2014 . Maui is such a special place--and now all I want to do is go back! off we go! holy jackfruit, Batman! sunrise over Haleakala hiking in Hana Kaanapali Beach :::::sigh::::: I need a vacation! --E&R

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Marble Brownies

(posted by Emily) Today's post is one I'm pretty excited about. We've shared our zucchini brownies with you before and they've always been a favorite. Well, I think we've found a way to elevate them to a new level of deliciousness.  My Kappa alum group meets once a month on Wednesdays, and I volunteered to bring a dessert to our meeting tonight. I'm not sure how the idea struck me, but I decided to remake one of our family classics. I have always loved these marble brownies my mom would make growing up. This picture is of her original recipe, complete with handwritten notes from her  mom :)  As you can tell, this fella needed a bit of reworking to be vegan friendly!  I decided to stick with what I know is a sure-fire winner, so instead of a box of Duncan Hines mix, I made a single batch of our zucchini brownies. That was the easy part! Next, it was time to figure out what to do for the cream cheese marble. The original recipe c

Restaurant Review: Mohawk Bend

(posted by Emily) For the past month or so, Rick and I have been making a point to have "date night" more often. Yes, it sounds silly, because we got out to eat together all the time, but there's something different about setting aside time to enjoy each other's company. We've been making an effort to try new restaurants on said date nights, and this weekend, we visited Mohawk Bend in Echo Park.  We've been to Mohawk Bend before with friends, after eating at Sage . Mohawk Bend has a fun drink menu , with cocktails like the Thai Town Mule ( kaffir lime vodka, fresh limes, lime juice, ginger beer, and lemongrass ) and the Garden Salad ( vodka, lemon juice, lime juice, fennel, cilantro, cucumber, thyme, and ginger beer ), but this was the first time we were really focused on the food.  Mohawk Bend's menu is comprised of all vegan items, unless otherwise noted, Many of the items can be made vegan or non-vegan, which is a great option, too! W

Throwback Thursday: EuroAdventure '14

(posted by Emily) For today's post, we are throwing it back to EuroAdventure '14 ! The pictures we typically post on the blog are iPhone shots, and most of of our camera photos go unshared, except on Facebook. Today, we wanted to share some of those lesser seen photos with you. Enjoy! Paris - Le Tour Eiffel heirloom tomatoes at the market in Nice Nice Nice the oculus inside the Pantheon, Rome the Roman Forum Il Colosseo  moss on a wall at the Citadel in Nice Venice  the dome of St. Peter's Basilica Camden Lock Brussels  Burano Regent's Canal  Berries at the Rialto Market, Venice  Brussels The Grand Place, Brussels Notre Dame, Paris The Tuileries, Paris Looking back, the whole month feels so vibrant and colorful. I love that these pictures reflect those same attributes! --E&R