Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.
(Friday’s chocolate chunk coconut banana bread)
Something I am so excited to do more of this year (but also very nervous), is on camera videos. What I mean by on camera is me actually appearing in the videos…not just my hands! I love the idea cooking more recipes for you guys through Instagram stories, but it’s a pretty time consuming task. Turning the camera on myself is not something that I just naturally do.
That said, every time I do more in front of the camera, the more I love it. So I’m making it a goal this year to carve out extra time for creating more content…and not hiding behind the camera. It’s definitely not in my comfort zone, but I’m a firm believer that in order to grow you have to step outside your comfort zone and be OK with being uncomfortable for a bit. I spent some time on Friday talking through some exciting ideas, and will be brainstorming and putting these ideas into action soon! I can’t wait!
As for the last few days, I was supposed to be in Aspen for X-Games, since Red is competing this weekend. Unfortunately, I had to buckle down and get some editing done on the computer. Not the most exciting weekend, but sometimes it’s what you have to do. Along the same lines, I’ve come to the conclusion that I much prefer creating (i.e developing recipes/photographing) over writing, but I still try to give it my best! That said I will be happy to get back to working in the kitchen tomorrow. Big week of photoshoots ahead!
Coming up this week on HBH. I’ll be sharing a new healthy bowl recipe, a sweet breakfast dish – that’s one of my mom’s personal favorites. Then I’ll be kicking off a trio of super bowl recipes starting with a party size sandwich, then on to a fun cheesy appetizer, and lastly, ending the week with a chocolatey dessert that’s melt in your mouth good. Full week of deliciousness ahead.
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PS. we had a special Saturday post go up yesterday, if you missed it, check out this Beer Cheese Soup!
1. We’re Hiring!
I am really excited to share that we are building the HBH team here in Colorado. We’re looking to hire a Social Media Manager as well as a Shoot Assistant. Both positions have been a long time coming. We’re really excited to bring on two new members to help grow and expand upon what we’ve been building here at HBH. We’re looking for them to contribute fresh ideas, be extremely passionate about food, be creative thinkers who can brainstorm innovative ideas/strategies, and be highly organized and detail-oriented. Of course we’re also looking for someone excited to help grow HBH, and is fun to be around!
If this sounds like you, or someone you may know, please apply soon!!
Apply here for the Social Media Manger.
Apply here for the Shoot Assistant.
2. Inspiring Me This Week.
TV host and Bestselling Author Daphne Oz.
I’m sure a lot of you are very familiar with Daphne Oz. She’s a TV host, best-selling author, podcast host, current co-host of The Dish on Oz, and to top it all off, she’s a mom of 3 young kids. To say she is one impressive women would be an understatement. I am so inspired by her.
Surprisingly, I’m not that familiar with Daphne since I live in my own little “work” bubble. But as soon as I came across her Instagram feed, I was hooked. What I love most is how honest and upbeat she is. Following along with her on Instagram has been such an uplifting experience, which is rare when it comes to Instagram. There are many times I find Instagram to be a place where after scrolling through feeds, or viewing people’s stories, I’ll come away feeling bad about myself, as though I am not doing enough, or I could be better. Anyone else ever feel that way? Following Daphne however, has not made me feel this way once. She’s so honest, real, and shares all her imperfections. Along with incredible looking (healthy) recipes, life tips, beauty secrets, and so much more.
She’s human, and it’s so refreshing.
3. Currently Obsessed with Arhaus…
4. Questions of The Week:
q: Where do you buy your dishes from??? They’re so pretty!
a: I get this question A LOT. My favorite dishes come from vintages stores and places like Etsy. I order a lot from overseas and ceramic artists based in Australia and London. My dad searches high and low through junk stores, steel yards (for surfaces), and local shops (he’s the best). And my brothers always keep their eyes out for dishes when they’re traveling! I really love finding unique pieces!
q: Do you ever feel unmotivated to cook/bake? If so, how do you handle it?
a: Yess! When this happens I try to spend the day out of the kitchen and catch up on computer work. It normally only takes a day or two of working on the computer until I’m ready to cook again. Traveling helps too! I’m not one who likes to sit still for very long…
q: What’s the easiest way to Incorporate veggies into a meal?
a:Just toss them in!! Pretty much every recipe is better with a pop of color. Making pasta? Toss in roasted broccoli or finish it with a handful of arugula. Chicken stir fry? Do half chicken and half veggies! Roasting salmon? Fill half the pan with sweet potatoes and asparagus. Always add a veggie, they work!
q: Did you work up to posting a recipe per day or have you done this from the start?
a: I’ve always posted a new recipe Sunday-Friday (sometimes Saturday too) from the very beginning.
q: Favorite weekend breakfast?
a: Easiest Cinnamon Crunch Knots
5. New Videos:
Lemony Garlic Chicken and Orzo Soup…it’s healthy, hearty and currently my favorite.
20 Minute Peanut Noodle Soup with Lime Mango…peanutty, coconutty, and my weeknight go-to.
6. The Best Super Bowl Recipes.
7. A Few Links I Am Loving…
eating cacao before bed is a really good idea. yesssss. yes it is.
best tips for staying organized at life…read this post. study this post. put it all into action.
a stunning Spanish style home…so pretty.
how to survive having an internet famous relative…interesting read.
10 items that will streamline your workday…I really just need them all.
13 best google chrome life hacks…genius.
how highly successful women make the most of Friday…love these tips.
the Goop meatloaf…if I was going to eat meatloaf, it would be this.
8 books to read for an instant pick me up…for your weekend reading.
17 Dinner-for-Two Recipes…perfect for date night.
15 breakfasts you can meal prep on Sunday…for you meal prep people.
Emily Blunt’s skincare routine…always find these interesting.
8. Valentines Day Inspired Jewelry…
9. This Week’s Dinners:
Wednesday: mexican hot pot with avocado crema
Check out all the past Favorites posts here.