Hi friends! I think I’ve just about recovered from our action-packed (and completely amazing) trip to Hawaii last month. Since I just did a travel post about our trip to Australia, I figured this time I’d pay tribute to our vacay by bringing a piece of our trip back via the kitchen. One of my absolute favorite things about Hawaii (besides the poke, the hiking, and the incredible views) is the abundance of amazing fresh fruit. I could never get sick of all the fresh mango and pineapple and guava juice! I think I started pretty much every day of our trip with either yogurt and granola and fresh fruit, or my new favorite discovery – pitaya breakfast bowls.
Another rainy, dreary January Sunday, another bowl o’ winter love food. I just can’t get enough.
I have been having so much fun in the kitchen the past few weeks, guys. January has no holidays, no expectations, no food blogger deadlines to meet. As much as I love this blog and how it forces to me to cook seasonally and food-celebrate every holiday (albeit one week early, always), sometimes it’s nice to just cook whatever the hell I want, without foresight or planning or thinking about it altogether too much at all.
This is juuuuuust about the perfect January meal.
I mean, it’s warm and cozy, healthy, a little spicy, and most importantly, freakin’ delicious. What more do we need?
This right here is my ideal single-gal-for-the-night meal.
Every woman in the world who lives with their man knows what I’m talking about. It’s what we eat when our boyfriends/fiancés/husbands are traveling for business or having a guy’s night. It’s pure, selfish “me” food, and as much as we love our men, it’s always something we secretly look forward to making and eating when we get the rare single-gal-night opportunity. For me, my top single-gal meals include a lot of things that Brad will gladly eat, but doesn’t really consider a real, filling (read: meat-filled) meal: avocado toast, veggie and egg scrambles, grain bowls, anything with tons of butternut squash and/or sweet potato, and anything with the word “drizzle”. I manage to check of 3 of these boxes in this meal, so I consider this basically the ULTIMATE Meg-meal. I went all out, ladies.