My husband is Jewish from Brooklyn, so needless to say, his love of Asian food is real.
We eat at hibachi places, sushi places and get Chinese take-out.
And after being pregnant twice in two years and not being able to have sushi, my love for sushi has come back full force.
Sushi is expensive, y’all! So, I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to make it for our family!
We had most of the ingredients already: rice vinegar, sesame oil, avocado, cucumber, carrots, Sriracha, mayo, soy sauce
Like I said, my husband likes Asian
What I didn’t know how to make was sushi rice.
Oh, Publix Ethnic Food Aisle, you never disappoint.
I got two of these. They just need to be microwaved for 1 minute each! ONE minute!
This recipe has proved tried-and-true for our house.
I first made it TWO YEARS AGO in 2015. It was a HelloFresh recipe.
I had ordered a box when I knew my husband was going to be out of town.
This recipe was 30 minutes to make.
As a bonus, it was also meat free for Meatless Monday!
I still keep most of these ingredients in my house today (and when I have extra zucchini, I make either this or zucchini bread):
We had our first “at home” day in a while this morning.
The girls played dress-up, Lincoln Logs, rode bikes and scooters, colored with chalk, played on the playground…
Meanwhile, I did a load of laundry and a load of dishes…
Fed the chickens. Rescued one of the chickens from being eaten by the dogs…
Fed the tortoise…
And when it was time for lunch, I started cutting up an apple and some cucumber slices.
On a cutting board.
Then I got the brilliant idea to put all of our food on the cutting board.
And just let everyone eat what they wanted.
Hence, the Indoor Family Picnic Lunch was born.
With Emma starting preschool, breakfast around here has been hectic.
I’m not used to leaving by 8:20!
I had picked up some mini blueberry muffins from Publix, but I went through two boxes of them in two weeks!
So, to Pinterest I went and found a few different recipes that I liked.
I wanted to use whole wheat flour.
I didn’t have any plain Greek yogurt to use.
So this is what ended up being my recipe:
I could eat tacos every day for the rest of my life.
In fact, when I met Eric the only two things I could cook were tacos and spaghetti.
When I started the 21-Day Fix last year, learning how to make “Fix approved” meals was a big deal.
(P.S. I now know how to make both spaghetti and tacos that are approved!)
I kind of feel like Bubba on Forrest Gump when I talk about all the different ways I can eat tacos.
- Ground beef tacos
- Ground turkey tacos
- Ground chicken tacos
- Fish tacos (Grouper, Mahi Mahi, tilapia)
- Barbecue tacos (NOT Fix approved! lol)
- Steak tacos
- Chicken (not ground)
- Shrimp tacos
Ok, so maybe there aren’t AS many as Bubba, but still I would eat ALL of those tacos.
I am usually SO hesitant about crockpot meals.
To be honest, I’ve not had the best of luck with them.
My meat always comes out dry.
But this recipe.
THE. BEST. CROCKPOT. RECIPE.
I’ve ever made!
It starts with these simple ingredients (I didn’t even have to go to the store to get them!):