Bread Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 8 Hawaiian mini rolls (You can also use slices of white day old bread) I use sweet bread since I feel like it gives it more of that savory taste!
  • 3 tablespoons of butter (melted)
  • 4 eggs (beaten)*
  • 2 cups of regular milk*
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar (you can use powder sugar or brown too)*
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder*
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons of pumpkin powder*
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract*
  • (You can also be traditional and add raisins! If it’s not your niche, don’t add them) *

Topping:

  • Cool whip! / you can make a fresh whipped cream!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Grab a 11 x 17 pan (I use a glass dish), break the bread into small pieces.
  3. Drizzle melted butter over the bread (This is the fun part!)
  4. *Egg mixture: In a medium bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients!
  5. Next, pour the mixture evenly over the bread, and pushed down the bread with a fork until the bread if covered.
  6. Finally, bake for 45 minutes (Your pudding should turn out gold and fluffy!)
  7. VoilĂ ! Enjoy!

Let me know how your recipe turns out!

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Sparrow and Wolf Restaurant Experience

Hey guys! This wasn’t my first time here but this small dish/appetizer was amazing and I have to tell you about it!

The “Ocean Parfait”


What is it? — Sea urchin, kizami wasabi, topped w/ toasted nori, and smoked trout roe.

As said on my IG, eating this was the funnest parfait I’ve ever eaten. Sparrow and Wolf really did the job of creating a small dish with a taste of delicious seafood, amazing flavors, and a perfect crunch. My honey and I really admire their bartenders and servers. To be frank, we judge restaurants by their drinks and service. Sparrow is definitely on our TOP 5 of off the strip restaurants in Las Vegas. I highly recommend stopping in for date nights, parties, and even if you want to grab a quick drink before going out on the town!

Here’s another plate we tried for the first time:

Country Pate En Croute.

(duck liver wrapped in a flaky dough)

served w/ pickled pear, brined mustard seeds, and petite arugula.

Petruchio Cocktail

(Gin, aperol, lemon juice, sugar syrup, orange bitters, and egg whites — Yum!)

FYI — You can definitely name out anything you desire to the bartenders and they are on their A-Game. I love gin, so I threw this drink at them and they delivered.

The location is great as well. It’s off the strip and in the spring mountain area. Go ahead and try this place out!

Please comment below and tell me about your experience or do tell which off the strip restaurants you recommend!

Healthy Blender Banana Flourless Dairy-Free Muffins

Say what???

Yes, I SAID IT, flour-less and dairy-free. (For all you people who are allergic out there like me)

I SNACK A LOT. Whether i’m at work or not, you can catch me snacking. HA! Lately, besides eating my mealprep, I’ve been snacking on granola bars, popcorn, and fruit at work. I suddenly thought, I need to eat a little healthier. Plus, I was getting a little bored with my routine. I did some research and found this lovely blog!

I attempted Kristine’s Banana Flourless Muffins and they turned out so well! Here’s the recipe! https://kristineskitchenblog.com/healthy-blender-banana-muffins-dairy-free-flourless/

Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe Kristine!

Photo by: L I Z F L O R E S

This recipe was so easy and you only need a few ingredients, which I LOVE. These are also perfect for little ones to take to school! Double win!

Share some healthy snack recipes below!

Discovering Food Allergens.

About a year and a half ago, I got so tired of my eczema breakouts, and got an allergy test. I seriously have been itching uncontrollably for 24 years of my life! I was so skeptical about going to the dermatologist because, at the time, I had terrible health insurance. Plus I heard it time after time, that I could only treat my reactions with prescribed hydrocortisone. Well, that’s besides the point (More to come on that topic –I will finally meet with a professional). I had a blood test done and I found out all my allergens (food & environmental). I was mostly devastated but relieved in a sense since I knew what was causing all these bad reactions to my body. I immediately cut out all the food that I’m allergic to (see my results below).

Cool right?!
Not…

Two weeks went by, and my skin started to clear up (note, skin products are a HUGE FACTOR if you’re trying to clear up your skin). I also began shedding some unwanted weight that I couldn’t get rid of! As mentioned, I began my fitness journey 4 years ago and it took me some time to feel and look OKAY. Once I cut out my food allergens I began shedding and my muscles were toning out. It was seriously a win win.

Update, I currently struggle with food cravings. I am not totally disciplined as I was when I first found out about my food allergens. I have my moments where I crave chocolate (Allergen – Dairy), bread (Allergen – Wheat), asian food ( Allergen – SOY and SESAME…I mean… come on…), plus more.

I encourage you today, whether you’re battling any type of skin problem or weight issue, I would try the elimination diet. This diet is a test to your body and mind. The way it works is, you remove foods from your day to day eating routine that reacts negatively to your body. You typically will notice a response within 5-6 weeks. After those weeks with no symptoms, you would re-introduce the foods (one by one) to see how your body would react. You will figure out what’s tolerable for your body at that point. Plus, this diet can help with weight loss, metabolism control, bloating, and nausea (more the merrier).

OR you can do what I did, get a blood test and figure it out after a few days. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and feel free to tell me your experience. I would love to hear about it!