• Food,  Travel

    Afternoon Date at SteelCraft

    I came across this place on instagram recently (thanks social media!) and decided to surprise Adam with a date yesterday afternoon in our own hood. SteelCraft is a really cool outdoor eatery in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach with all of the restaurants made of shipping containers. They have everything from ramen to gourmet waffles (banana cream waffles, guys) to hawaiian shaved ice and Smog City Brewing for those of you beer lovers. There is plenty of seating and a little lawn area where you can bring a blanket and do dinner or lunch picnic style. It’s still in it’s soft opening so only a couple of places…

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    Brioche French Toast

    If you ask Megan what my weakness is she would say “Sweets”. I am a sucker for anything sweet and a french toast breakfast is right up my alley. For Christmas I was given the cookbook NOPI by author Yotam Ottolenghi and Nopi head chef Ramael Scully. Yotam introduced me to this amazing brioche french toast recipe which we attempted..and I think we succeeded. Now this recipe calls for a fruit compote and a topping of orange yogurt. We didn’t have everything so we decided to forgo the yogurt and stick to the fruit compote as a topping. We also didn’t have Star Anise so we substituted with cinnamon. Ingredients:…

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    Easy Quinoa Bowl

    Everyday is a new adventure for food at the Bravwel Casa. Well…mostly we just order pizza but once in a while when we’re feeling brave we decide to cook something. We had this great dish at a local restaurant in West Hollywood and figured it’s perfect for when you’re not feeling like a salad for lunch. For an easy quinoa bowl follow the recipe below Ingredients – One handful of Arugula  1-2 boneless chicken breasts 1-2 roma tomatoes,  quartered  1 avocado, chopped (about 2 cups) One handful of cilantro A handful of your choice of cheese 1 cup of Quinoa  Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper Sriracha for serving Directions…

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    Nine Minute Pasta

    The other day Megan and I were starving, like usual, and we decided to throw some things together for a quick pasta lunch. We found this great recipe on Pinterest of course, where all great things come from.  For a quick simple pasta follow the recipe below – Ingredients – 12 ounces linguine 12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large 1 onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups) 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 2 sprigs basil, plus torn leaves for garnish 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 4 1/2 cups water Freshly grated Parmesan…

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    Fruit Compote

    So this is our first food post and of course it’s a dessert. I mean come on, who doesn’t love a berry compote with crumble and ice cream? Not to mention some beautiful flatware from Target and pretty, simple napkin from Nickey Kehoe. The Recipe: Blackberry & Raspberry Crumble Serves 2-4 Crumble Topping Ingredients: 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup powdered sugar 4 Tbsp unsalted butter cut into pieces Fruit Compote Ingredients: 6 oz blackberries 6 oz of raspberries 2 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp brown sugar 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon Vanilla ice cream to serve Method: 1. Heat oven to 375 F. Then pour flour and sugar into a large bowl.…