Monthly Archives: September 2014

Caprese Spaghetti Squash

Gluten Free Caprese Spaghetti Squash

It’s gluten free, it’s vegetarian, it’s my new favorite “Meatless Monday” fall¬†recipe!

Spaghetti squash combined with a caprese salad, what’s not to love?!

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Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Is it just me or do you think of popcorn balls and Halloween hand-in-hand? It’s kind of like stuffing and Thanksgiving. Why do we not eat popcorn balls and stuffing year-round? I mean, they’re both really super delicious! I think I’m going to start the year-round stuffing and popcorn ball trend, who’s coming with me? ūüėČ

Any who, while thinking of new fall recipes, including ideas for fall holidays, like Halloween, I came up with my own little twist on the delicious popcorn ball!

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Healthy Greek Turkey Soup

Healthy Greek Turkey Soup

It’s the first day of fall, making it the perfect day to bust out the crock pot and cook up this seriously amazing soup!

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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

It’s not very often that my Mom requests a new recipe from me. ¬†You see, she’s kind of a picky eater (and I’m being really generous with the words kind of, haha!)

While I received many great attributes from my Mom, my passion for cooking and healthy appetite to eat anything and everything delicious, was not one of them.

The one thing that she does love to eat is good Tex Mex. ¬†Living almost her entire life in Oklahoma and Texas, this totally makes sense. ¬†And while I’ve explored many new cuisines since moving to California, I still love me some Tex Mex!

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5 Great Ways to Incorporate Almond Milk Into Your Life

Last week I challenged a group of friends to try Silk Vanilla Almond Milk for the first time.

I’ve loved it for years and have found a variety of ways to incorporate the creamy, flavorful, dairy-free milk into my life!

I shared my top 5 favorite ways for incorporating almond milk into my life with my friends, and today I’m here to share them with you!

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Pumpkin Pulled Pork

Pumpkin Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe

Oh pumpkin season, you have arrived, and I am not upset about it at all!

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Italian Polenta Turkey Casserole

Italian Polenta Turkey Casserole

This dish. This dish!!!¬†Seriously, this dish y’all!¬†

Ok, I think you get my point, I’m obsessed with this dish! So simple, so much flavor!

But don’t take my word for it,¬†one of my best friends came over for dinner last week and said, “this is the best thing I’ve ever eaten that you’ve made!” ¬†Coming from someone who has eaten dozens of my recipes over the years, I took this as a huge compliment, and knew that I had a winner on my hands!

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

This recipe for vegetarian butternut squash mac and cheese is the creamiest, most velvety, delicious mac and cheese ever!

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Man oh man, the last week of my life has been completely crazy! I got called up to LA by my manager at CMEG to meet with a major network about hosting a new show! I know, right? So freaking awesome!

I took a whirlwind 24 hour trip to LA, met with the network and took the opportunity while I was in town to see some friends. I headed back home to San Diego on Friday morning and back to work.

I did a little work over the weekend and watched some football then woke up this morning and headed to my former college, SDSU, to guest lecture in¬†JMS210: Social Media in Journalism. A class that just started it’s third year on campus. ¬†It’s amazing that this is now a college course!

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Gluten Free Taco Party Mix

Gluten Free Taco Party Mix

One very fond memory I have of growing up in Oklahoma during the fall was the party mix my Dad used to make. He would make it on the weekends to eat while watching football games.

It slow baked in the oven and the house smelled amazing, he would lay it out to cool and I would sneak my teeny little hands up on the counter to grab a bite ūüėČ

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Thai Beef Noodle Bowl

Thai Peanut Beef Noodle Bowl

One of my go-to quick & easy weeknight meals is some sort of Asian rice or noodle dish, such as this Quinoa Fried Rice or Gluten Free Kung Pow Beef & Noodle Bowl . They can be tossed together in just a few minutes and are always delicious!

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Skin Boosting Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

When it comes to getting a little older day by day, working a little harder day by day and sleeping a little less day by day, I need a little help when it comes to keeping my skin looking young, fresh and wrinkle-free (and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone on this!)

On a recent visit to see my beautiful, talented and super sweet esthetician, Elizabeth Rabena, I asked her about things I could do to improve those annoying circles under my eyes‚Ķ seriously it’s like one day I woke up and was no longer 22, how did that happen? LoL!

She recommended incorporating more turmeric in my diet to help with the dark circles.

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Butternut Squash Sausage Strudel

Butternut Squash Sausage Strudel

We’re about 3 weeks away from the beginning of fall and boy, oh boy, the only things I can think about right now are pumpkins and squash, and how I can incorporate them into new recipes on LLB!

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Buffalo Chicken Salad Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Salad Sliders

Oh hey, have I mentioned football season is back? As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure that’s how I’ve started every post on LLB for the last 2 weeks ūüėČ

Yes, I’m excited and yes, I love recipes that are perfect for game day, but these little sliders are really perfect for any day!

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Cheesy Green Chili Chicken Rolled Tacos

Sweet & spicy green chili chicken is added to these rolled tacos with two different kinds of cheeses & baked up for a crispy treat, perfect for game day!

Green Chili Chicken Rolled Tacos

Football season is officially here!!!

My beloved Oklahoma Sooners took the field for their first game of the season on Saturday and put up an impressive 48 points against Louisiana Tech, and in less than a week my San Diego Chargers will take the field against Arizona for their first regular season game.

If you read my blog regularly or follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you¬†know¬†that I’m a total football fanatic!

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