Category: Whole Grains

Sqirl’s Pesto Brown Rice Bowl

sqirl's pesto brown rice bowl // my bacon-wrapped life

Despite growing up in Los Angeles and going back 4-5 times per year to visit family and friends, I never seem to really make a dent in my list of restaurants I’m dying to try. Every trip we’ll maybe squeeze one new stop in, but the vast majority of the time, we end up defaulting to our family faves over and over again. Not a terrible problem to have, but when I saw that Jessica Koslow of Sqirl (maybe #1 on my must-try LA restaurant list) published a cookbook full of recipes from her restaurant, I decided to finally take matters into my own hands and bring a little LA to the Bay myself!

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Strawberry Sour Cream Streusel Cake

strawberry sour cream streusel cake // my bacon-wrapped life

Try as I might, I just can’t seem to motivate myself to bake anything that doesn’t involve strawberries this Spring. Strawberries are definitely the belle of the ball at the grocery store right now, and we are devouring as many cartons as we possibly can – with Greek yogurt for breakfast, plain for snackin’, all up in our banana bread. I think I’m officially obsessed.

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Kale Pesto Quinoa Bowls

kale pesto quinoa bowls // my bacon-wrapped life

I’m baaaaaack! Four days later, I’m still recovering from the most incredible weekend filled with champagne, guacamole, and Jell-O shots (hey, I never said it would be classy, okay?). Needless to say, I’m in major detox mode this week! Not detox as in not-eating-food-and-drinking-only-juice (who do you think I am??) but more like detox as in filling-my-belly-with-things-that-are-happy-and-healthy. Just like these incredible kale pesto quinoa bowls!

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Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza

asparagus and prosciutto pizza // my bacon-wrapped life

Banana bread might be the first thing I bake in a new kitchen to feel like home, but shortly after has to be homemade pizza. It’s the savory equivalent, coziness-wise, and nothing makes me feel quite at home like a bowl of dough rising in the corner, a floured counter, and visions of crispy, cheesy, meaty goodness dancing through my head.

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