Chefs in the kitchen

Whew! What a whirlwind of a morning. Up at 4:30 -I have no idea how that happened- to the airport, and here in LA after a few traveling adventures, of course. It feels like 5pm already ๐Ÿ™‚

Before I set off for today’s events, I wanted to say a quick “hello” and tell you about last night’s dinner party.

It was a feast of all feasts, cooked up by the chefs and grill masters in the family:

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(photo minus my madre, who reigns supreme as the grilling queen)

The Pilot wanted to have a night where my uncle and Kyle could teach him how to perfectly cook different types of meat, so last night was the night. Everyone brought over something different, and we enjoyed the amazing meal along with some margaritas and wine ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fresh salad (greens, zucchini, squash, bell peppers and some homemade balsamic)

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the most perfect ahi tuna,

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and enough meat for an army.

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Plus pasta, fries, Nana’s Jell-o casserole,

and the infamous fruit pizza.

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For the ahi tuna, my uncle added a spice rub of coriander and fennel, then topped with a thick layer on sesame seeds. He seared each side on the grill, and then cut into long medallions, drizzled with hoisin sauce and sriracha. Hands down the best tuna I’ve ever had.

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And now with this post full of glorious eats, it’s time for this girl to track down some breakfast and maybe take a nap before tonight’s Physique 57 event ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you have a wonderful day! See ya later this afternoon.



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  1. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on August 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    SWOON over all of this glorious food! Looks delicious! Have fun in LA!

  2. Brittany on August 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Enough food for an Army! Or a Squadron since you are an Air Force family!

    • Brittany on August 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      I have a question. So I was with my family for my grandfathers funeral this past weekend and when my nephew was acting up my sister in law (Who grew up in southern Florida) said “Say ‘yes ma’am’ with a good attitude.” I get that she is a southern girl so that is why she might have him say that but I was wondering will you guys have Liv say yes maam and yes sir. Do you think being a military family will affect your views on this? I know you lived in Valdosta for a while, did being there get you into this habbit? I am curious on different thought on this.

  3. Lucie@FitSwissChick on August 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Swooon, all that good food!! The tuna looks amazing!
    Have fun in LA!!

  4. april on August 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    seared ahi tuna is one of my absolute favorite foods! SO delicious!

    have a great time in LA. i’m looking forward to your IDEA conference recaps ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Katie on August 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Oh my… absolutely beautiful!! Need to try topping it with hoisin and sriracha!

  6. Annette @ FitnessPerks on August 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Oh all that food looks amazing!! Mmmmmm fruit pizza!

  7. Anna @ Fitness ร  la Anna on August 7, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I have to admit that I’ve never tried mahi tuna before…but now I think it’s a must!!

  8. mary @ minutes per mile on August 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    can you buy ahi tuna at a grocery store? never thought of trying to make it myself.

  9. Ashley on August 7, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    That food looks amazing, I’m super pumped for the Physique 57 event tonight, see ya there and thanks so much for this opportunity!

  10. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on August 7, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    OMG I love tuna! My friends caught a huge one on a fishing trip last summer and we had the most epic tuna feast. Everyone just kept stuffing their faces with perfectly seared tuna and we even made our own sushi. NOM!

    Have fun in LA!!!

  11. Sarah @ Yogi in Action on August 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Oh wow- I definitely want to make some ahi tuna like that. Looks amazing!!!

  12. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on August 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I LOVE AHI. That plate is seriously making my mouth water! Need to learn to prepare it myself…I only ever order it in restaurants!

  13. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on August 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I am so jealous of all of your yummy food!! It looks so delicious!

  14. Jackie on August 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I need to learn how to grill! I am afraid of it!

  15. Taylor on August 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    That ahi tuna and fruit pizza look AMAZING!!!

  16. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat on August 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    OMG…everything looks SO amazing!!! Grilled food is the BEST!

  17. Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food on August 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I love ahi tuna! That stuff looks amazing.

  18. AshleyCarole on August 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    The Ahi Tuna looks amazing! I have not mastered cooking it at home yet. Mine always ends up chalky, white and chewy. ugh!

  19. Caitie @ twentytwofit on August 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    oh my gosh ahi tuna is hands down my favorite food! I only ever order it from restaurants, though, because I lack confidence in my ability to cook it correctly/as well as some of my fav places. I might have to show this to the bf and cross my fingers he gets the hint!!!

  20. kate on August 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Ohemgee.. Lucky gal!

  21. Renee on August 7, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    That tuna looks phenomenal! Looks like quite the feast.

  22. Diane on August 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    you have a great family! and il le hot hot hot!

  23. Shaina Anderson on August 7, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I can’t beLIEVE I’m not home right now for IDEA. Major sad face. Maybe a fruit pizza tonight will turn my frown upside down. Or a pizookie haha. Have so much fun! If you want some local food recommendations, shoot me an email and let me know what area you’re in!

  24. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance on August 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    YUM! That ahi looks incredible! I was hoping you would post what it was seasoned with after I saw the photo on Instagram ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Leslie W on August 7, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Now, that might de-virginize me into having a foodgasm. Holy schmoly.

  26. Dominique @ That's What Domi Said on August 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Ohmylanta, that tuna looks just divine.

    I’m wondering though, do yall have trouble finding good seafood? I always take it for granted living on the coast, and then I travel and realize that it’s a lot harder to come by for folks who are landlocked.

  27. shelby on August 7, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Ohhhhh that grilled ahi looks DEVINE!

  28. Karissa on August 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    WOW!! Ummm can I come eat at your house?! That tuna looks incredible!

  29. Jena@21days on August 7, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    YUM! That tuna does look GLORIOUS! I’ve never had tuna steak and think I need to remedy that right now — now that I have a good recipe.

  30. Christine@ Apple of My Eye on August 7, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    That ahi tuna looks so good it makes me want to cry!! You guys had the best food!

  31. Jessica @ Prayers and Apples on August 7, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    That fruit pizza looks delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on August 7, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Ok, taking notes on that ahi tuna recipe! Sounds absolutely to die for! I’m still a little scared about cooking it myself because I always feel like I’m going to leave it too rare and make myself sick, but I’m absolutely dying to try this. Have fun at Physique 57!

  33. CourtStar @ StarSystemz on August 7, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Wow! That tuna looks PRO, I can’t wait to try it!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely BBQ! Love + Shine CourtStar

  34. daniela @ Embrace My Body on August 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    YUMMM! I am craving the tuna salad from BJs. The tuna is seared like that.

    Enjoy LA!

  35. Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves on August 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    WOW that tuna looks amazing! And your brownie pizza I’m sure was a hit!
    Happy Wednesday!

  36. Brigid on August 8, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Hope you’re enjoying my city! I was bummed that a last-minute commitment kept me from Physique 57 last night.

  37. Ush on August 8, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    That tuna looks way too overcooked for my taste (I like it just seared on the outside) but I like the idea of hoisin and siracha!

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