https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaI R I S H 🍀 While I might not be Irish, this coffee certainly is! After an awesome yoga class with shinewithclaireperry—she even sang the Irish Song from the Legally Blonde musical—I knew I needed to celebrate. This concoction includes homemade cold brew, Baileys and Yola Yogurt Whipped Cream and it was undoubtedly amazinggg. eringobragh 💡 TIP: Make your own cold brew in a French Press, it’s so easy! Just grind up beans, or even easier, pre-ground, then add water. Let sit at room temp for 12 hours and put in fridge overnight. It will be ready for you in the morning!! ☕️
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaF R Y - Y A Y 🍔 Nothing like a burger and criss-cut fries to wrap up the week! Grilled Angus bubbaburger with fieldroast Chao Pepper “Cheese,” Bacon Jam, Lettuce, Tomato and sprouts Hawaiian Bun + alexiafoods Sweet Potato Waffle Fries really hit the spot. Happy weekend everyone 👏🏼🎉
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaS U R P R I S E 🎁 Who knew collagen + sparkling water = FOAM?! 🤷🏻♀️ Let me just say, I was pretty surprised when I stirred in Topo Chico Mineral Water ( topochicousa) into my Chlorophyll and Collagen mixture ( drjoshaxe)—it completely frothed up! After letting things settle, I gave it a go and it wasn’t too bad. ⭐️ FACT: Chlorophyll is loaded with health benefits, including: cancer prevention, liver detox, heals wounds faster, boosts energy (iron), improves digestion and is an antiviral for skin protection. LOVE ITTT!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaK E L P 🍝 Definitely an impasta if I’ve ever seen one...this Kelp Noodle Puttanesca was created on a whim, but definitely tickled my palette. 🤑 I recently got kelp noodles from the Korean market, and whipped up a sauce by infusing olive oil with Anchovy Paste (wild caught), Red Pepper Flakes, Spanish Green Olives, then added traderjoes Italian Marinara Sauce with Barolo Wine and let everything merry together. 🌱I added a little Arugula at the end for a subtle peppery note. The noodles had a nice pop and the olives + anchovy created a great briney umami experience... would definitely recommend!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaK R I S P 🙌🏼 Doing a spin on toasttuesday with Wild Smoked Salmon (from my dad via Montana) made into a “salad” with Olive Oil and spread on Doctor Kracker 3 Seed Crispbread, topped with farmhouseculture Ginger Beets and Dill. 💡 TIP: Make the salad (tuna, salmon, chicken) ahead and keep handy in the fridge—such a great afternoon snack when your day is busy AF! Gotta love salmon...
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaH O N E Y 🍯 Served up a Honey Garlic seafood platter with Shrimp, Wild Sockeye Salmon and Zucchini (Jasmine Rice not pictured) and every time I’m surprised by how quickly it all comes together! Marinade includes Liquid Aminos, Garlic, Honey, Ginger, Hot Sesame Oil and Black Pepper (adapted from therecipecritic). Sweet & salty is my weakness and this certainly satisfies 😋 💡TIP: Buy a quality splatter screen to avoid excess kitchen mess when cooking at high temps, and if you want a little steamer action you can plop over a lid to keep in the heat (shown in highlights)!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaS A T A Y 🌶 Love me an easy weeknight meal, and this Indonesian Chicken Satay with Red Onions, Jasmine Rice and Sambal Zucchini from last night did the business. Happy to admit, I used a store-bought simmer sauce, mostly because I wouldn’t know where to buy half of the ingredients (like galangal?!) 🤷🏻♀️ Well the peanutty satay with its spicy coconut undertones made me going back for seconds! 💡TIP: Buy an instant pot...IT MAKES PERFECT RICE every time, and you can ditch most of your other cooking appliances!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaU N O 1️⃣ Can you believe I threw ALL the ingredients for these Chocolate Coconut Oat Muffins into the blender? Obviously, this recipe is beyond simple— 2c oats, 2 ripe bananas, 1c yogurt, 3tbs honey, 3tbs cacao powder, 1/2c coconut, 1.5tsp baking powder, 1/2tsp baking powder, 1/8tsp salt and choc chips. Cook 350 and enjoy! Now that’s my kind of baking! lazycooking
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaT U E S D A Y 🍞 Toasting with a pretty unique Sardine Salad atop Garlic Rosemary Bread, spread with kitehillfoods Chive Cream Cheese, Grilled Zucchini and Sardines in Tomato Sauce with Lemon and Capers, topped with Paprika, Lemon Zest and a Crispy Pancetta Round. The balance between the richness of the fish, salty capers and tangy lemon was a true delight! ⭐️ FACT: Sardines one of the most abundant sources of Omega-3s and have a whopping 23g of protein per serving!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaS A T I S F A C T I O N 🇭🇺 Been eating this meal on the regular, and I’m sure you’re sick of me raving about the Kale Cashew Pesto from traderjoes ... IT’S SO GOOD! Tossed dececco_pasta Whole Wheat Fusilli with Italian Sausage, Pesto, Pasta Water, Tomatoes and Pecorino for the yummiest little dish (including seconds and thirds) 🙈 💡TIP: Always save some pasta water, then finish cooking al dente pasta with some of the water and sauce/pesto—it brings everything together perfectly. ⭐️ FUN FACT: Pecorino is Raw Sheeps Cheese, so it’s actually tolerable for most lactose intolerant people!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaR O L L I N 🍳 Was feeling something light before shinewithclaireperry’s class yogaworks, so I made an “EGG ROLL!” Literally took me a minute to cook up two eggs with soyrizo, then I just rolled it all up in a collard leaf. I supposed we could also call this a healthy breakfastburrito!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaS A N D O 🥪 Can’t stop, won’t stop with the Half Baked Bread and Kale Cashew Pesto from traderjoes... added some sliced Chicken Breast with Prosciutto, Arugula, Tomato and Balsamic Glaze for a lovely little lunch! TIP: add extra flavor by slightly browning sliced deli meat in a pan...makes all the difference!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaS O U T H W E S T 🌶 Played around with Sprialized Butternut Squash and created a lovely New Mexican-inspired dish with traderjoes Piquillo Pepper and Quinoa Spread, Toasted Pine Nuts and Feta cheese. Although the squash didn’t work perfectly as “spirals,” it was fun to eat them as sliced rounds—they even got a nice brown which contributed to the flavor. 💡 TIP (might be obvious): Always peel your squash before cutting. I’ve also found that cutting the squash in half, then from top to bottom makes breaking it down a lot easier!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaS M O K I N 🍞 A spin on the classic lox & cream cheese, this toasttuesday specialty includes traderjoes Smoked Salmon, BACON, Red Onions, Tomatoes, Capers and kitehillfoods Chive Cream Cheese spread on Garlic Rosemary Toast + Dill to top things off. Let’s just say this was gone very quickly!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaM E A T L E S S 🐷 Looks can be deceiving—This BBQ Pulled “Pork” Sandwich using traderjoes Jackfruit and Sriracha & Roasted Garlic BBQ sauce really does look like the real deal, and it’s just as satisfying, too! 🌱 The warm roll, wildbrine kraut and a little kale created such a wonderful balance of flavor that I’m starting to think this sandwich is too good to be true 🙌🏼
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaI M P A S T A 🍷 Seems like zucchini ribbons have become a thing, so I had to try them! Made “Pappardelle” Bolognese with Spiralized Zucchini using the wide slicing attachment and it was so amazing! The extra surface area for the dense meat sauce ( giadadelaurentiis recipe) really made a difference. Paired with this nice Spanish wine, I could not have asked for a yummier combination 💯
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaN O M S 🥪 Another day, another breakfast sandwich! Over-Medium Eggs, Bacon, Cheese + Avocado on Rosemary Garlic Sour Dough FTW. Cheers to the weekend!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaP A S T A ❤️ There’s something about Italian Sausage and Pesto that really has my heart....and the homegrown basil is the cherry on top. 💯 Just add some quality pasta, sundried tomatoes and a little pecorino for a perfect meal. I love this at all times of day...even just eating it cold is a amazing 🙈
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaJ E R K 🌱 The holiday weekend threw off my schedule, so I ended up doing meatlessmonday on Tuesday! This Jamaican Jerk Tempeh from food52 is a go-to recipe of mine, and paired with Coconut Onion Rice + Asparagus it was a slam dunk! The bold spices and herbs—allspice, thyme, cumin, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger & more—really captivate your palette in combination with the sweetness of honey and maple syrup! Please do yourself a favor... check out this recipe and spice up your life 🔥
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaD I P P I N 👌🏼(obviously not tobacco🤷🏻♀️) This beet tahini dip was lit, and beyond easy to make! Everything goes in the food processor: 3 med/small cooked beets, 2 tbs tahini, 2 tbs lemon juice, 1 tbs olive oil, 1 garlic clove, s&p. Recipe inspired by saveurmag. Perfect for snacking and holds up for meal prep! It actually resembles the dip I’ve gotten from traderjoes💡TIP (also in highlights): boil beets, THEN remove skin with paper towel...so much easier than trying to clean before. Enjoy!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaI T A L I A N O 🇭🇺 Had some leftover deli meats from pizza nite so I made an Italian-Style Breakfast sandwich for my man. Pepperoni, Pancetta, Prosciutto, Super Crispy Egg and hopefoods Kale Pesto Hummus all on a Half-Baked Roll from traderjoes...so much yum!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaF R Y - Y A Y 🍟 Flashing back this Bacon Jam Burger and Root Veggie Fries that have me wishing for a big bite right now! 😩🍔 Been getting Free-Range Organic Beef from my family in Montana—it’s great, but really lean.💡My solution was mixing in some BACON JAM (discontinued from Trader Joe’s 😢) for added fat content and caramelization... Let me say, a regular burger will never be the same! 🤑 And love the traderjoeslist Julienned Root Vegges as a fry substitute, perfect with a little garlic salt and paprika 👌🏼
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaY U M 🤑 About last night...I said Valentine’s Day was gunna get sexy! Waygu Skirt Steak, Scallops, Shrimp, Wild Mushroom Duxselles, Truffle Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus was a surfandturf meal fit for my king 🧜🏾♂️ The best part is there’s so much leftover! And let’s just talk about the mashed potatoes for a sec...they were beyond creamy! 🥔 TIP: run your boiled potatoes through a mesh strainer, ricer/food mill or chinois for an ultra light and luscious texture!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaV A L E N T I N E S 💝 Sharing a pre-“homestyle” pic of my Valentine’s Day meal from last year with my boo marcel.stiffey. I mean, it doesn’t get better than lobster, pappardelle bolognese, asparagus and garlic bread...or does it?! Stay tuned to see something sexier, soon! Nothing less than the best for the love of my life...thanks for putting up with my crap, all the food pics, and eating everything I put in front of you 😘😘😘
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaT U E S D A Y 🍞 celebrating toasttuesday with a yummy stack inspired by wellnesswithcourtnie... Euro Style Fiber Bread, kitehillfoods Chive Cream Cheese, traderjoes Wild Smoked Sockeye, Arugula, Turmeric Poached Egg + wildbrine Kraut had my palette dancing 💃🏻 definitely messy, definitely delish! Fork & knife required🍴
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaG O O D N E S S 😊 Well last night’s dinner was amazing, and I’m def recovering from my cold, so wins all around! 🤗 Can’t go wrong with traderjoes Vegan Kale Cashew Pesto, and combined with Sundried Tomatoes, Feta, Italian Sausage and GF Organic Edamame Spaghetti you better believe there were no crumbs left behind. 🤑 My tummy is happy and it’s surprisingly helping to hold me over through cleanse day, yay! Starve a cold, right?? 😷
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaH E A L I N G 😷 Yep, I’m sick...suppose it was inevitable but I’m doing everything I can to snap back in a jiffy! 🍵 A double brew of yogitea Echinacea Immunity Green Tea has been my go to—this also has some matcha powder and turmeric for an extra lil boost. 🍵 Some of my other remedies have included natureswaybrands Umcka and zicam tabs ...my essentials for nipping colds in the butt 🍑
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaG U M M I E S 🌹 Bought some pasture-raised beef gelatin recently and have been experimenting with gummies. These Coconut Guava Roses might not replace a dozen flowers on Valentine’s day, but they definitely don’t disappoint! I improvised, but warmed a can of coconut milk, grated guava paste, vanilla bean paste and 4tbs gelatin until throughly combined. Pour into a candy mold or Pyrex (cut into squares), refrigerate for 30+ minutes, then enjoy!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaE X C E L L E N T 👌🏼 Sadly no leftovers of this meal...This Herbed Ditalini with Seared Scallops, Shrimp and Crisped Pancetta was 🔥...and beyond simple. Mixed up a simple dressing using a little pasta water with olive oil, butter, Dijon mustard, honey, lemon zest, lots of pepper and garlic salt. 🌱 Chopped up some fresh arugula, dill and parsley, tossed up and then devoured!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaF E E L S ❤️ Just got this from sprouts and it’s got me feeling the PURE LOVE. gtskombucha slayed so hard with this seasonal kombucha that I had to dedicate a post to it. Wishing I got more...hope they are stocked up tomorrow 🙈
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaC L A S S I C 🥪 Because a good ‘ol turkey sandwich never disappoints... This one’s on Toasted Garlic Sourdough with Organic Sliced Turkey, Tomato, Living Lettuce, Gouda, a ‘lil Chipotle Mayo and Avo 🙌🏼 TOASTING TIP: I don’t have a toaster, so I use my oven not only to add some crunch to the bread, but that melt that cheeseeee... essential!
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaM O U N D S 🍫 Whipped up some super healthy Chocolate Blender Banana Muffins and they tasted like sinful candy! The recipe is beyond easy and I’ve found it to be one of the most versatile for adaptations...check them out and give ‘em a try! Blend everything in Food Processor/Blender & cook 400:
1c rolled oats
1/2c yogurt (I used foragerproject)
1 egg, 1tbs Honey
1/2tsp Baking Soda
1/2tsp baking powder
1/2tsp vanilla paste/extract
Dash of salt
MIX INS: coconut, choc chips/cacao nibs, nuts, dried fruit, adaptogens, chia/flax
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-mesa-california/213995077Costa Mesa, CaliforniaV E G G I E S 🥒 Had some leftover (and over cooked) Grilled Zucchini, so I whipped up a quick and easy White Bean Zucchini Soup (literally just blended zucchini, white beans, garlic salt and pepper. Accompanied by Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts and traderjoes Dukkah, this random soup was an amazing meatlessmonday meal.