So the story begins when I purchased a donut pan. I then went on this kick of “must make gluten free donuts” then it became “must make gluten free St Patricks Day themed donuts”.
Spinach artichoke dip is given a healthy twist in this recipe for spinach artichoke hummus, served with shamrock shaped green peppers for dipping, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
I love holidays. Christmas, 4th of July, St Patty’s Day, Superbowl Sunday (it’s a real holiday for foodie football fans!), Thanksgiving, Easter, etc, etc. I love them most of all because they usually revolve around food.
My one problem with a lot of these holidays is that most of the cute, festive foods are catered around baking desserts. While I love some sweets here and there, I wanted to create a fun, new recipe for St Patty’s Day that was still delicious and festive, but on the healthier side.
Surf and turf was the name of the game for Sunday Family Dinner this week and Scallops and Steak were on the menu. That was basically the extent of my game plan.
A few weeks prior I had a delicious scallop dish at a restaurant in San Diego. Instead of wrapped in bacon, it was crusted in bacon. My thought was “why didn’t I think of this?”
When I first purchased my Spiralizer, I went to the grocery store, perusing the produce section for anything and everything I could potentially spiralizer. One of the items that I found was jicama.
Jicama, also known as a “Mexican Yam” is a vegetable traditionally from Mexico and Central America. It’s a slightly sweet, starchy vegetable that resembles the consistency of a pear or apple. It’s high in dietary fiber and Vitamin C making it a healthy addition to your diet!
If you’ve been thinking that there’s a “healthy trend” going on this week on LLB, then you would be correct! After all of the cheesy dips for Superbowl and sugary sweets for Valentine’s Day, I decided that it was time to take a turn for the healthy this week on LLB!
I just ran in the door from hosting a segment on San Diego 6 News featuring this delicious fruit smoothie, as well as two other fantastic “Heart Healthy Recipes” including Heart Healthy Granola Bars and the always popular, Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Burgers!
Last week my friends at San Diego 6 News asked me to host a segment on “Heart Healthy Dishes”. I knew I wanted to make my healthy and delicious Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Burgers, loaded with heart healthy ingredients, but I also wanted to throw a couple of new recipes in the mix!
One time my friends went on a “Macaroni and Cheese Crawl”. If you’re familiar with bar crawls, it’s the same thought, but instead of slamming beers and tequila shots, you head to the best restaurants for Mac and Cheese.
While I wasn’t able to make the crawl with them, I thought this was the best idea ever. Why, you ask? Because Macaroni and Cheese is freaking awesome!!!!
If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, there’s a great chance you’ve heard me talk about, take pictures at or check in to Queenstown Public House. It’s my “Cheers” if you will. My neighborhood bar where “everybody knows my name.” But literally, I’ve been asked if I work there because people see me there so often!
It’s a gem and I’m a creature of habit. What can I say? I find something I love, I stick with it.
One of the things that keeps me coming back time and time again is their Prosecco Mint Sangria. It’s amazing. So amazing that I decided to re-create it at home last weekend and share my version with you all!
A couple of weeks ago I purchased a package of Wonton Wrappers at the grocery store. They were conveniently located in the refrigerator section right next to where I was picking up some cheese and they screamed “Whitney, make some Wontons!” … so I did, of course. When wontons yell, you must listen 😉
A big thank you goes out to my brother, Tyler Bond, for inspiring me to make this recipe! I tried Massaman Curry for the first time when he ordered Thai take out while I was visiting him in Washington DC in November.
One bite and I was hooked!
It’s Friday… the 7th of February… which means it’s one week until Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single and making desserts for friends, family or co-workers, or you’re in a relationship and making something delicious for your significant other, nothing says “Be My Valentine” more than chocolate!
I throw a lot of parties. Let’s be honest, I write a food blog for a living and love to play hostess so throwing parties is kind of my thing.
Twice a year my parties are taken to another level. Once at my Christmas/Birthday Cocktail Party, then again 2 months later at my annual Superbowl Party.
For this years Superbowl Party I decided to create a “Taco Bar” and serve four crock pots filled with delicious taco fillings including Buffalo Chicken, Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork, Vegetarian Fajita and Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip.
Last week I was really craving Reese’s Cups, although I’m not a big candy person, when I do eat candy it’s always Reese’s!
Instead of going to the store like a normal person and purchasing a Reese’s Cup, I decided to make a “Reese’s Cup Cupcake” by filling the middle of a rich, delicious chocolate cupcake with a creamy peanut butter filling!
Confession: I am completely addicted to Rama Thai’s Drunken Noodles. Like, it’s kind of a problem. I have serious cravings for these noodles on a regular basis! I’ve had Drunken Noodles elsewhere and enjoyed the dish, but never like at Rama! Now it’s my turn to attempt the re-creation of their spicy noodle dish!