fresh mango salsa

fresh mango salsa at kojo-designs

I just love this salsa. It is so easy to throw together and really takes mexican food up a notch. It’s actually more like a mango pico de gallo, meaning it is chunky and 100% fresh ingredients, but I promise you’ll love it just the same! Fresh Mango Salsa Ingredients: 2 large mangoes (pick firm [...]

how to make a rainbow of dipped ice cream cones

how to make rainbow dipped ice cream cones

As our calendars move closer and closer to September, we are trying to eek out every last ounce of summer- and what better end of summer treat than ice cream in these fabulously festive dipped cones? To make this gorgeous rainbow of sprinkle-dipped waffle cones you’ll need waffle cones, white chocolate bark (or white chocolate [...]

lime and toasted coconut crusted chicken (whole 30 compatible!)

paleo coconut limed crusted chicken recipe- whole 30 compliant and so delicious!

Oh toasted coconut, how I love thee. Alone… or on these amazing coconut lime chicken strips… or with crushed macadamia nuts and bananas…. It’s love I tell you. And this recipe for lime and toasted coconut crusted chicken strips (a hybrid of this fried chicken recipe and some lime-coconut chicken strips Jord tried in Oman) [...]

how to make toasted coconut

how to make homemade toasted coconut

There is still more Lego Party goodness to come, but sharing the amazingness of homemade toasted coconut cannot wait one more minute. If you follow us on instagram, you know that I started the Whole30 last week. And this toasted coconut has been the tastiest Whole30 staple ever. I made it for a seriously yummy toasted [...]

a DIY menu for a Lego themed birthday party

DIY Lego birthday party menu- ideas and DIYs from this Lego party and links to many more Lego food ideas!

Since the building blocks (get it- haha!) of a great Lego themed birthday party are rectangles and circles, the sky is literally the limit for how to DIY all of the Lego party details. Not only are these Lego party foods easy to put together, their joy-stirring effects far outweigh the fairly minimal effort they [...]

simple sides- grilled brussel sprouts

how to grill brussel sprouts

I am one of ‘those people’ that really, truly love brussel sprouts. Love them. And a plate full of grilled brussel sprouts is one of my favorite side dishes, though not as easy to find here in Saipan as they were in Denver. However, if you can find some, this simple summer-y side is beyond simple [...]

tuna mango sliders with citrus mayo

tuna mango slider recipe

One of the greatest benefits of living on an island is the prevalence of fabulous, fresh seafood at every turn (I have been so thankful that Burke and Pi love fish!). We have been trying out all sorts of tuna recipes, but this one for tuna mango sliders (using yet another readily available Saipan-staple) is my [...]

super salads: peach pecan & goat cheese salad

peach, pecan and goat cheese salad

One thing I have been loving this summer as we make our rounds in the USA is all the simple al fresco meals we have been able to share with friends. Grill some chicken and veggies, make a salad, pour some ice tea and enjoy time with friends chatting and laughing and just enjoying summer. [...]

3 ingredient mango ice cream

homemade three ingredient gluten free ice cream

Ok, so I have to admit that I probably wouldn’t have made this three-ingredient mango ice cream minus the glaring lack of affordable ice cream options on the island of Saipan. Well, and also the fact that Adam’s sweet assistants keep bringing us bags (and bags!) of mangoes. But now that we’ve tried it (it’s [...]

super salads- southwestern black bean salad

southwestern salad with black beans and avocado

Since June is the perfect month for al fresco dining, we thought we’d round up our favorite salad recipes and share them this month! And this Southwestern Blackbean Salad (some people call it ‘cowboy caviar’) is summer perfection. In fact,  this salad wasn’t even on my original Super Salad lineup, but we have been hanging [...]