Category: Sides

kimchi quesadillas with swiss cheese and avocado

kimchi quesadillas with swiss cheese and avocado

This post was created in partnership with the California Avocado Commission. All opinions are our own.

Spring is springing, and the Husbands are singing. It’s the peak of California Avocado season and we have a new recipe featuring this fabulous fruit, filled with golden sunshine and ready to light up your table! It’s been fun partnering with California Avocados this year—in March, their theme was creating dishes that use little to no food waste, and we made a delicious hearty pasta that comes together in just minutes. This month’s theme is “heritage cooking,” so today we’re excited to share a tasty new recipe that reminds us of home. Adam grew up in Southern California and Ryan has lived here for more than half his life, so Mexican cuisine has always been an integral part of our relationship—whether we’re ordering vegan tacos from a local food truck on a Saturday date night, or enjoying chiles rellenos and jalapeño-cucumber margaritas at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants around town. Pack your sandals and extra pairs of shorts, and don’t forget your sunglasses, because today you’re taking a trip to Southern California to enjoy a little taste of our neighborhood. Yes, you’ll probably spot a celebrity or two, but the highlight of your trip will certainly be this star. Will you please welcome to your table… Kimchi Quesadillas with Swiss Cheese and Avocado.

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tart cherry bruschetta

tart cherry bruschetta

This post was created in partnership with Montmorency Tart Cherries. All opinions are our own.

It’s official. Summer has finally decided to make her grand appearance in Los Angeles. We are not complaining that she hit the snooze button through the entire month of June, leaving us with thirty days of grey clouds and cool breezes. But July is a different story. Let’s just say that the high temperature today starts with the number 9 and is getting dreadfully close to a 1. For this reason, we have decided to never leave our house again and have found clever ways to keep us from melting. We’ve also been testing new recipes that we can’t wait to share with you. Since the beginning of COVID, grocery shopping has become more challenging, so we are making sure our recipes are simple and practical, using easy-to-find ingredients that you may have in your kitchen already. Enter this delightful new appetizer. Introducing our Tart Cherry Bruschetta.

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kale bites with lemon ranch dressing

kale bites with lemon ranch dressing

This post was created in partnership with California Grown. All opinions are our own.

We have a story that we’d love to share
Pour some California wine and find a comfortable chair
’Twas Wednesday the thirteenth, a sunny morning in November
The start of a trip we will always remember
But before we begin, let us explain how it came to be
It’s an amusing tale, you might agree
Back in March, we held an event at our Eagle Rock abode
A springtime celebration for the cookbook we just wrote
Co-hosted by our friends The Feedfeed and California Grown
Definitely the most elegant party we have ever thrown
That April afternoon is when we first met our friend, KC
On Instagram her handle is @gfreefoodie
She works for California Grown and on that day we connected
Then this fun travel opportunity came up and we were selected

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roasted garlic toast with spicy goat cheese + caribbean recap

roasted garlic toast with spicy goat cheese from the Pirate's Bight on Norman Island

Every few years, Ryan’s parents invite the entire family on an adventure sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands. They rent a large catamaran, comfortable enough to sleep eight of us—including Ryan’s oldest brother David, his wife Jenny, and their two daughters, Stella and Lucia. The boat has four cozy bedrooms and four bathrooms on the lower level, while the living space is located upstairs, along with a tiny kitchen equipped with a small propane stove. It never felt cramped, except for the brisk navy showers before bedtime, where we would quickly scrub off the layers of sunscreen and salt from our daily snorkeling adventures, using as little water as humanly possible in a space about the size of a phone booth.

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polenta mini-pizzas with kale-jalapeño pesto, burst cherry tomatoes, and goat cheese

polenta mini-pizzas with kale-jalapeño pesto, burst cherry tomatoes, and goat cheese

This post was created in partnership with Health-Ade and The Feedfeed. All opinions are our own.

Tomorrow is the first day of summer, and we are diving right in. In less than 48 hours, we’ll be sailing on crystal clear waters 3500 miles from Los Angeles, sipping on dark and stormys, passion coladas, and soaking up Caribbean sunshine in the tropical British Virgin Islands. Ryan’s parents are experienced sailors, and every few years, they invite the family to explore the seas in a 45-foot catamaran that will be our floating home for the week. Stocked with a full kitchen complete with an oven and stove, the eight of us will be cruising in the water—with laughing gulls tagging along, waiting for our nieces Stella and Lucia, who will throw them a treat. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a sound system which will have Bob Marley and Harry Belafonte on repeat, our crew will be adventuring around the neighboring islands that make up this picture-perfect region—sampling fresh local fruit, snorkeling in 80-degree waters teeming with coral reefs and rainbow-colored fish, and enjoying some much-needed relaxation after this past year and a half of writing the cookbook! But before we embark, we’d like to leave you with a brand new recipe and a refreshing drink to go with it.

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