Monthly Archives: July 2014

Bacon Wrapped Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin

Chimichurri, the rich, flavorful sauce from Argentina is perfectly paired with lean pork tenderloin, then wrapped in crispy bacon, in this decadent dinner recipe that’s super easy to toss together!

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Roasted Corn and Tomato Risotto

Roasted Tomato and Corn Risotto

One of my new favorite things is my “Farmers Market Recipe of the Week”, while I’ve always been a big fan of the Farmers Market, I usually just pick up ingredients I need for already planned recipes.

Lately, I always try to pick up a couple of “random” items then turn them into a new recipe for Little Leopard Book. This helps me think outside of the box and come up with something that’s fresh, local & seasonal!

The Farmers Market Beet and Burrata Tart was my first go at the “Farmers Market Recipe of the Week” and it was a huge hit (with me and on LLB!)

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Nutella Hummus

Nutella Hummus

Nutella, Buffalo Sauce, Coffee, Bacon, Sriracha & Wine… these are a few of my favorite things 🙂

While I don’t necessarily eat them all together, I do try to find new & unique ways to incorporate each of these ingredients into new recipes on Little Leopard Book!

For this recipe, I was inspired by the popularity of my Pumpkin Hummus recipe on Pinterest and decided to try another spin on hummus using one of my favorite ingredients, Nutella!

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Mexican Quinoa Salad

Mexican Quinoa Salad

Two of my favorite salads I’ve ever made are the Quinoa Caprese Salad and Greek Quinoa Salad,  so I decided to put the healthy and popular grain to use once again in this Mexican Quinoa Salad, that is gluten free and vegan, yet packed with protein!

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Raspberry Lemon Gluten Free Dessert Jars

Lemon Raspberry Gluten Free Dessert Jars

Well hello there delicious cuteness in a jar!

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Bacon Jalapeño Honey Monkey Bread

Bacon Jalapeño Honey Monkey Bread

Let me just start by saying, OH… WOW… YUM!

It must have been Pinterest or Foodgawker or Tastespotting, or maybe it was just my wandering mind, but somewhere, somehow, about a month ago, I saw a vision for monkey bread in my near future!

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Greek Eggs Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Vegetables, eggs and feta cheese are combined in this simple, vegetarian and gluten free Greek crockpot breakfast casserole!

Greek Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

I was lucky enough to spend this Father’s Day with my Dad.  With him living in Oklahoma, and me living in San Diego, we don’t usually get to spend Father’s Day together.

This year it worked out for him & my Mom to take their summer trip to San Diego over Father’s Day weekend, so of course I decided to throw him a brunch!

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Italian Enchiladas

Italian Enchiladas

On the blog, I’m always looking for ways to switch up traditional dishes.

One way I love to do this is by taking a traditional Italian dish and making it Mexican. Have you checked out my Mexican Stuffed Shells or Mexican Manticotti? Both super scrumptious and both Mexican twists on traditional Italian dishes.

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Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders

Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders

Alright, it’s time for a little honesty to start this post. I used to think that veggie burgers were all dry, flavorless and just kind of boring!

That was until I made my own veggie burgers! I’m now slightly addicted to creating different veggie burger recipes!

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Buffalo Cheeseburger Macaroni

Buffalo Cheeseburger Macaroni

It’s meaty, it’s cheesy, it’s comfort food at its finest… kicked up a notch!

It’s Buffalo Cheeseburger Macaroni!

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Peach Basil Moscow Mule

Peach Basil Moscow Mule

I took one sip of this cocktail creation on 4th of July, then looked at my friend and said, “ok these are dangerous. Dangerously good!”

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the “cheers-ing” of copper mugs on my balcony with red & blue straws to kick off the holiday weekend.

If you were wondering what was inside and thinking that is was probably just a traditional Moscow Mule, then you would be wrong, this is the Moscow Mule, summer-ized!

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Roasted Jalapeño Honey Chicken Skewers

Roasted Jalapeño Honey Chicken Skewers

Now that summer is in full swing and grilling season is well under way, it’s time to introduce you to my latest grilled skewer creation, the Roasted Jalapeño Honey Chicken Skewer!

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Gluten Free Basil Artichoke Panzanella Salad

Gluten Free Panzanella Salad

When it comes to salads I know that most people (including myself) immediately think, a base of greens (lettuce, spinach or kale) topped with various fruits, vegetables, dressings, cheese, etc.

Well, the panzanella salad says forget the greens, we’re going straight for the good stuff, bread and tomatoes!

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Bacon Chipotle Guacamole

Bacon Chipotle Guacamole

It was almost a year ago when I met the love of my life… Bacon Guacamole, haha!

I showed up to my friends annual Comic Con Party (yes, in San Diego, that’s a thing!) and low and behold, there it was, delicious creamy guacamole, filled with crispy scrumptious bacon!

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Cheesy Buffalo Turkey Grilled Flatbread

Cheesy Buffalo Turkey Flatbread

We all know that there is nothing I love more than adding buffalo sauce to virtually anything and everything… but then when you add cheese… and meat… and put it on a tortilla… then grill it, well I’m basically in heaven!

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Roasted Tomato Blueberry Quinoa Salad

Roasted Blueberry Tomato Quinoa Salad

As a food blogger, whenever a holiday rolls around, you have one goal in mind, come up with something that’s festive, delicious, hasn’t already been done and for me, something that doesn’t involve just throwing food dye in everything to make it color coordinate to the holiday.

Last week I shared my recipe for Gluten Free Dessert Cups that are naturally red, white and blue, and perfect for the 4th of July, but I still kept the holiday in the back of my mind over the last week to see if any more brilliant ideas would hit me.

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Sriracha Steak Tacos

Sriracha Steak Tacos

There’s not much I love more than a good sauce and spicy foods. Hence my love of buffalo sauce and sriracha!

This particular recipe featuring sriracha actually came about as a fail from another recipe. When preparing my Sriracha Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Skewers, (yes, those are real & amazing!) I originally tried to use cube steak to wrap around the jalapeños.

Needless to say, it didn’t quite work out and I ended up using skirt steak, but the beauty of the original fail was that these amazingly scrumptious tacos came out as the result!

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