Spring has sprung! The bees are buzzing, the birds are chirping and flowers are in bloom!


And most importantly? I’m taking my food outside! Everything tastes better on the patio.

Breakfast (unpictured): Egg-and-veg scramble, hot coffee, good book. (Okay, I didn’t eat the book, but it was part of the morning spread).

Lunch: Salmon salad in bell pepper boats, grilled romaine and a branch of grapes for even more color.


Dinner: A spin-off of this crockpot Coffee-Ancho beef recipe–using strip steak instead of ribs. Plus fried plantains and a dollop of Greek yogurt as “sour cream.” Super fast (well, slow) and pretty much hands-off meal.


What’s the last meal you took outside?