Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Day of Indulgence

Yay for food trucks in Santa Barbara! Thank you O Street Truck for gracing Santa Barbara with your delicious food. This truck offers French, French-Vietnamese, and French-Mex inspired dishes using locally sourced ingredients. I had read about them in the Independent a few months back and couldn't wait to try them. Yesterday I finally did. My mom and I had to go down to Santa Barbara in the morning so for lunch we found them parked in Goleta and enjoyed their delicious fare. With the prices being so reasonable and everything sounding so amazing we ordered almost half the menu. It was definitely a day of indulgence but was well worth it.

Everything tasted so yummy and fresh I can't wait to go back. The quality of ingredients they use is quite impressive.

Pesto French Pastry Pizza

Pommes Frites served in a cute newspaper cone. The rosemary-garlic sauce was absolutely amazing. My mom had the wasabi-mayo and that was really good as well.

Chicken Banh-Mi Taco - This was my favorite out of everything. My mom ordered the sandwich version of this. It was served on a fresh baguette.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Salads... Plus Some

Salads make a great summertime dinner option... especially if you want to have a little ice cream for dessert.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating salads depending on what veggies, nuts, fruits, or cheeses you want to add. It was a bit warm here today so the idea of eating raw crunchy fresh veggies sounded so yummy. I started my salad off with two handfuls of mixed greens. I added some cooked ground turkey I had leftover in my fridge and topped the rest of the salad with sliced onion, green bell pepper, carrots, feta cheese and salsa. I drizzled a little olive oil and fresh lime juice on top. This salad reminds me of a taco salad without the chips. Although that probably would have been a tasty addition.

I recently started reading A Life of Balance by Maya Tiwari. It's a complete guide on Ayurveda. Ever since I had hypnotherapy sessions with an ayurvedic practioner I've been interested in the practice. There is a lot to understand and I feel like I'm underlining almost everything I read. There are lots of recipes towards the back of the book which I will definitely be making and sharing soon.

I had to post this picture because I love this girl so much. Her name is Liona and I get to feed and hangout with her when her masters are away. Tonight we went for a nice walk in the beautiful neighborhood she lives in. My favorite part of our walk was when we passed a house with honeysuckle bushes along the fence. The smell is simply intoxicating and makes me smile.  I feel like this post got a little on the rambling side. I have been up since 4:30 am and worked in the kitchen as well as the shop today but this blog is called happy and healthy. Along with healthy food I want to share what makes me happy.