Monthly Archives: April 2014

Candied Bacon Goat Cheese Blueberry Grilled Cheese

Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

With my love of cheese, there was no way I was going to allow National Grilled Cheese Month to end without me posting one grilled cheese recipe the entire month!

I’m going to help you finish National Grilled Cheese Month with a gluten free bang by sharing this delicious, decadent new grilled cheese recipe!

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Strawberry Almond Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

OMG I can’t believe the beginning of May will be here this week! It’s about this time each year when I realize that it’s almost pool/lake/beach season and I have been lagging on my running for the last few months.

Time to step up the work outs and finish them off with a delicious, healthy, protein packed smoothie!

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Spinach Pesto

Homemade spinach pesto is a quick, easy, gluten free & healthy sauce to toss on top of pizza, pasta, eggs or salad.

Spinach Pesto Recipe

There are five things you’ll always find in my refrigerator: pesto, hummus, buffalo sauce, eggs and champagne. You know, all the necessities!

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Blueberry BBQ Grilled Salmon

Blueberry BBQ Salmon Recipe

Just call this the superfood of all superfood dinners! Blueberries and salmon are filled with  antioxidants and Omega 3s which increases brain stimulation and fight against depression, stress, cancer and arthritis.

Can I get an amen for being smart, happy, relaxed and healthy?! Oh yeah, I like all of those things!

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Gluten Free Chickpea Tater Tots

Chickpea Tater Tots

I’m really not sure where the idea for this recipe came from. Maybe it stemmed from my growing obsession with chickpeas (see Greek Quinoa Salad, Roasted Beet Hummus, Zucchini Quinoa Burgers, I’ve basically been adding these babies to everything lately!) or my general love of tots, either way this is one healthy side dish that everyone will love!

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Mexican Manicotti

Mexican Manicotti Recipe

All I am thinking about right now is the fact that I wish I hadn’t eaten this entire dish by myself in a matter of 24 hours.

Needless to say, it was delicious and I want more!

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Sriracha Hummus

Sriracha Hummus

Sriracha – good, hummus – good, Sriracha hummus – so good!

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Gluten Free Spring Vegetable Stuffing

Gluten Free Spring Vegetable Stuffing

I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the stuffing. Unfortunately it seems like Thanksgiving is the only day of the year I actually get to eat stuffing!

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5 Minute Homemade Salsa

5 Minute Homemade Salsa

I’m kind of obsessed with making everything from scratch, taco seasoning, marinara sauce, salad dressings, and the list goes on.

I’m not crazy though, I totally understand that most people don’t have the time to make every element of a meal from scratch!

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Chicken Curry Meatballs with Coconut Vindaloo Sauce

Chicken Curry Meatballs with Coconut Vindaloo Sauce

At the beginning of April, I started working with a new client on the blog, Spicely Organics.  I reached out to Spicely about working together because I love that all of their spices are certified gluten free and organic, and contain no salt, sugar or fillers!

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Gluten Free Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Gluten Free Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Out of nowhere the other day I started thinking about these little coffee crumb cakes I used to take to school for breakfast basically every day as a kid. There were three little bite sized crumb cakes in one little package and they were my absolute favorite!

I haven’t had them in years so I thought I’d create my own at home, adding blueberries and making them gluten free.

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Quinoa Crusted Mexican Chicken

Quinoa Crusted Mexican Chicken

My second most favorite thing about being a food blogger is recipe development. First is eating… obviously 😉 Read the full post here!

Honey Walnut Shrimp

Healthy Honey Walnut Shrimp

Ever since Lucky Liu’s Chinese Restaurant opened downtown San Diego I’ve been constantly craving their Orange Chicken and Honey Walnut Shrimp. They have perfected these two dishes and I honestly could eat them every day!

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Blueberry Mint Prosecco Sparkler

Blueberry Mint Prosecco Sparkler

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of La Marca Prosecco.  It is intended for an audience over 21 years of age.

It’s Friday, which makes it the perfect time to share a new cocktail recipe to get your weekend started!

When the opportunity came along to work with La Marca Prosecco I couldn’t have been more excited. I had just posted my recipe for Lemon Berry Prosecco Sangria featuring La Marca and couldn’t wait to create another great cocktail with their delicious sparkling wine!

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Zucchini Quinoa Burgers

Vegan Zucchini Quinoa Burgers

Every time I think of Quinoa Burgers now I think of that Bud Light commercial. “What the heck is a Quinoa?” That commercial totally cracked me up the first time I saw it and I’m pretty sure anyone who has ever bought a frozen Quinoa Burger patty might agree with most of the things said in the commercial,  but I’m also pretty sure that anyone who has ever made a homemade Quinoa Burger filled with fresh veggies and spices will tell you that they are absolutely delicious!

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin

Last week I was in Oklahoma visiting my family and decided to make my Slow Cooked Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tenderloin Tacos. I knew this was an easy recipe that I could put in the crock pot in the morning and the family could eat for dinner that evening.

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