Today on the blog, we’re taking a look inside the newly renovated Brooklyn Street Local, one of Corktown’s favorite restaurants! RL Concetti, interior design strategists based in Detroit, was very kind to share with Good Life Detroit their story of how they planned and redesigned Brooklyn Street Local. I hope you enjoy today’s post! The… Read More Take a Look Inside the Transformation of Corktown’s Favorite Restaurant Brooklyn Street Local
I love creating new family traditions, especially during the holiday season. Although we’re not exactly into the holiday season yet, I’d like to consider the Fall season as a prelude to the holidays. I love everything about the Fall. I look forward to the Fall festivals and taking my kids Trick or Treating on Halloween. I… Read More 8 Cider Mills to Visit This Fall
Exciting news! Toma Detroit won the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest which was presented by Bedrock! The Detroit-based restaurant won $50,000 from Comerica Bank and more than $20,000 in pro-bono services from Hatch Detroit and its partners. The runners-up for the contest were Neighborhood Grocery, Paradise Natural Foods, and Slyde. Comerica Hatch Detroit is an annual… Read More Toma Detroit Won the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest
Happy Friday, friends! For the month of June, I am featuring sidedish recipes that are perfect for summertime grilling or an al fresco dinner or luncheon. Today, I’m excited to feature a summer recipe from my friends at Coriander Kitchen and Farm! Coriander was a top finalist in the 2016 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest. Chef-Farmer… Read More Grilled Radish with Lemon-Herb Ricotta by Coriander Kitchen & Farm
Happy Friday, friends! Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and many people are planning on celebrating the day. The margarita is one of the top drinks of choice when celebrating Cinco de Mayo. But if you’re looking for a different type of drink to celebrate the day, I have the perfect drink recipe for you: the… Read More Thai Down: A Twist on a Cinco de Mayo Cocktail
by Ben Smith For a lot of people, spicing breakfast up can often be a struggle. Between trying to find the time to make something that isn’t eye-wateringly dull but also healthy, it can be hard to find a balance that stirs up much excitement for the day’s first (and arguably most important)… Read More Cauliflower Breakfast Bowl Makes a Great On-the-Go Meal
by Ben Smith, The Online Grill Eastern Asian food and I get on very, very well. From fresh sushi to spicy Sichuan platters, I’m hooked on what the continent has to offer. I even put together a guide to kimchi on my blog just to help calm my cravings for the spicy, tangy… Read More Make Coconut Curry Noodle Soup in Just 15 Minutes
Happy Friday, friends! I have another yummy chicken-based recipe to share with you today. If you love chicken tacos and chicken wraps, then you will for sure love today’s chicken shawarma recipe! Chicken shawarma is a new dish for me. I actually didn’t try it until I moved to Michigan. The first time I tried it was… Read More This Chicken Shawarma Recipe from Kashat Spices is Love at First Bite!
Going through a season of unemployment has its perks, believe it or not. For one, Travis and I get to spend more time together. Another plus side is he now splits homeschooling duties with me. It has been a joy to watch him work with the kids and teach them their lessons. He’s even discovered… Read More Loaded Sweet Potato with Shredded Barbecue Chicken
I started making Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup last year when I was pregnant with Zephaniah. It is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I don’t know why I waited so long to make my own chicken noodle soup.It’s pretty easy to make and it tastes way better than canned soup. Seriously, stop buying canned stop right now and start… Read More Got Leftover Chicken? Turn It Into a Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup!
Hope your week is going well so far, friends! Today I am sharing my family’s fish taco recipe. If you’re celebrating Lent then this recipe will be perfect for your Meatless Fridays! Travis and I first started making fish tacos around February 2016. We were observing Lent at the time and I wanted to find… Read More Tilapia Fish Tacos with Sweet Potato Fries (and Homemade Lime Sauce!)
As a self-proclaimed foodie, I have always wanted to travel around the world and try different cuisines. Could you imagine dining in France or Italy? What an amazing experience it would be! Neha Khullar, the founder of Food Moodz, LLC and Global Foodie Citizens, embarked on such a journey to travel the world and experience… Read More Take a Trip Around the World with the Palate Passport Cookbook! Plus Neha Khullar’s Tandoori Chicken Recipe
Happy Friday! Are you entertaining this weekend for the Super Bowl? Travis and I will probably stay home and cook homemade appetizers and our favorite desserts. We’re not big football fans (Shh! Don’t tell anyone!), but I think we’ll watch some of the game and check out the Super Bowl Halftime Show. On Monday, I… Read More Grilled Roasted Shrimp with Southwestern Sauce
Do you like to get creative with your food? Besides trying new foods, Travis and I also like to create new recipes. We take turns cooking: I cook Monday through Thursday, while he cooks Friday through Sunday. If he’s off for a holiday, he will cook or we cook together. We both like to create… Read More A Zoodle Salad Recipe for When You Need a Healthy + Quick Lunch
Hi, friends! Today’s recipe is a guest post by Nonna Box, a monthly Italian food subscription service. Nonna Box shares a delicious gnocchi recipe (Trust me, I know it’s good because I made it myself and tried it!). I know you’re going to love it so bookmark this recipe or pin it to your pasta Pinterest… Read More Try This for Your Next Pasta Night: Baked Gnocchi with Sausage and Cheese
Are you an olive person? Olives are very popular here in Detroit. I’ve noticed many local markets and restaurants feature a variety of olives for customers. I honestly didn’t start eating olives until I moved to Michigan. I love olives with an Italian salad, and I’ve also come to love black olives on pizza. Delicious!… Read More Ever Wonder What Olives and Watermelon Taste Like Mixed Together?
What’s on your Christmas breakfast menu? If you’re looking for a unique holiday recipe to add to your Christmas breakfast menu, then this Overnight Baked Eggnog French Toast recipe will be a great addition to your menu. Fell Stone Manor’s Executive Chef Becky Geisel created this holiday twist on the first meal of the day.… Read More Holiday Breakfast Recipe: Overnight Baked Eggnog French Toast Recipe
What is your favorite food dish right now? Travis and I really love to cook and eat homemade Korean food. We’ve been eating a few different Korean dishes these past few weeks. One Korean-style recipe we are excited to try is Man Cave Craft Eats’ Korean Ground Beef Rice Bowl. It’s actually on our dinner… Read More Korean Ground Beef Rice Bowl (Only Three Cooking Instructions!)
Happy Monday, you guys! Did you have a good weekend? I had a fabulous weekend hanging out with Travis and the kids, doing a little work, and napping with Zephaniah. It was super cold out with some light snow and I was perfectly content with snuggling and napping with my sweet baby. Honestly, everyone was… Read More Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Brownies (As Seen on ABC 7 WXYZ Detroit!)
What are your favorite fruits and vegetables? I love cantaloupe, peaches, pineapples, and strawberries. For vegetables, I really love asparagus, collard greens, and spinach. I feel like my meal is not complete if I do not have one of my favorite vegetables paired with my meal. I just recently started eating butternut squash. I don’t know… Read More 5 Reasons Why Eating Seasonally Is Better for You (and Your Wallet)