With the wedding quickly approaching we have been eating a lot healthier these days. Every day we are experimenting with new recipes. We had an epic meatloaf fail last week and it was especially disappointing after it made the house smell so good. After that mishap we were very hungry and wanted some thing fast, easy and still heathy. Low and behold pesto zoodles. yes. Zoodles. What is a zoodle? you ask. A noodle made out of zucchini (or squash. We did both.) All you need is a neat little julienne peeler. It's as easy as peeling a carrot, except it makes thin little noodle like strands. BRILLIANT I tell you! We had some basil laying around so we made some pesto and tossed it all together in a pan for about 5 minutes until it got hot and the zoodles softened a bit. I highly recommend this simple and delicious recipe. This is a great go to for a quick dish and fulfills that pasta craving. Now go on and try! xo Rebecca
1/2 tsp Coconut oil
Handful of Basil
1 Garlic clove
2 tbs Almonds
1 tbs Olive oil
Dash of salt to taste
1.) Julienne zucchini.
2.) Place all of the pesto ingredients in food processor and pulse until it becomes a paste consistency.
3.) Heat a pan with coconut oil and toss zoodles in with pesto until warmed. Zoodles will soften and ta-da! You're done.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Hello again! It's been a while. This past Saturday was my 26th birthday. I am officially in my late twenties (*YIKES*). Somehow I am okay with being on this side of 25 though. I am engaged and getting married in 38 days (but who's counting?). These past 10 months of being a "fiancé" have flown by! I finally got used to calling Brandon my Fiancé and now I have to start all over and start calling him my husband. Husband doesn't sound as weird though. We practice sometimes and I like being called a wife. It's so official. I also became an aunt in December. One of the best days of my life was the day that little dude was born. Watching him come into this world was such a magical and amazing thing to experience. I will never forget that moment of looking at my sister for the first time with a baby on her chest and thinking: "where the heck did this baby come from and why is my sister holding it?!". Immediately I was brought back to reality and realized he was part of our family and he was/is the greatest gift of all. LOVE isn't a strong enough word to describe how I feel about the little guy. I can't wait to have kids of our own one day. This past year has been a monumental one to say the least and it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon so I have decided I need a place to chronicle all of it. Everything from crafts, projects, exciting things and randomness I will document here. I hope you enjoy the story in progress... xo Rebecca
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Monday, November 12, 2012
Just finished a project I have been wanting to work on for a while now. Last year, I inherited my Great Grandmother's handmade yellow hutch and after looking at it empty in my apartment for several months I decided to finally put something in it! So over to the thrift store I went and sought out different vases in all different shapes and sizes. It was half-off day at the store (which was an extra bonus!) and for 16 vases I only spent $10 (Plus another $7 for an awesome chair I couldn't pass up). Add another $2 for a can of spray paint and I was ready to embark on my project. It took about 3-4 coats of paint, 24 hours and I had some beautiful white "milk glass" vases for my empty hutch. Take a look at the pictures below! What do you think?
Monday was Brandon and my 2 year anniversary. I can't believe how quickly the time has flown by. To celebrate we spent the day exploring a new side of San Francisco. We tracked down some food trucks for lunch and ate the most delicious Peruvian steak sandwich! After we finished stuffing our bellies we took a short walk to Pier17 and visited the TCHO (pronounced "cho") chocolate factory. At the factory we took a small tour and tasted about 10 different types of chocolate (all amazing!). Below are some pictures of our adventure!
Friday, November 2, 2012
Lately I have been trying out this new "diet" or "way of life" as I like to call it. It is based on a theory that our bodies run best when we eat like our caveman ancestors used. The Paleo Diet (in short) limits or excludes foods like breads, grains, legumes and dairy. I have been doing it for about two months (give or take) and I feel GREAT! It is amazing the changes I have noticed. The way of life does require a lot of cooking and meal preparation which has been new to me but I seem to be adjusting well. I have tried so many new recipes such as Citrus Carnitas, Eggplant Strata and Cauliflower Fried Rice. The cookbook Well Fed has been my best friend through this journey and I can't wait to try every recipe in the book! I think I could get used to feeling happy, heathy and productive. I recommend everyone try the Paleo way of life for at least a week to see how they feel. Check out some of these websites to find out more! You will not regret it
Welcome to my blog! I'm extremely excited to introduce the new and improved Luna Lovely Blog! Here I will be sharing things about my life anything to do with inspiration, fashion, love and of course my little 8 pound Yorkie Jax. I hope to share fun and exciting adventures and stories as well. Now, a little about me.... I am a California native and proud of it! I grew up just north of the wonderful San Francisco in what is know as "Wine Country". It has been a beautiful place to live and everything you need is near by. I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Los Angeles in 2009 with a degree in Visual Communications. After completing school I experimented with wedding planning but quickly found specializing in such an industry was a big responsibility. I decided I wasn't ready for that kind of pressure so I ventured back to the Bay Area. After being back home for a few months I decided to follow my dream of going to beauty school to become an esthetician. The beauty industry is a though one and I am still in the process of finding my footing. Now, here I am a confused twenty-something trying to find my path to adulthood and a career. I hope you enjoy my finds and look forward to each and every post. Welcome to the NEW Luna Lovely!