Monthly Archives: January 2015

Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Meatballs

Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Meatballs

A few months ago I had my first real Korean BBQ experience at an authentic Korean restaurant with a Korean family, like no one spoke English and I had no idea what I was eating half the time, lol!

My bestie PK is Korean, his family was in town visiting and they invited me to come along for the real Korean BBQ experience.

My mind… or should I say my taste buds… were blown!

The smell and taste of the flavorful meats and sauces were out of this world!

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Chipotle Honey Cream Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Bites

Chipotle Honey Cream Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Bites

I had so much fun planning my Superbowl menu this year and adding new recipes to the list!

Since I love the combination of chipotle & honey so much (see Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork & Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon) I decided to add this flavor combination to a new appetizer!

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Buffalo Chicken Mini Calzones

Buffalo Chicken Mini Calzones

It’s officially SUPERBOWL WEEK!!!

For a buffalo sauce obsessed, football loving, beer drinking girl, this is my favorite holiday of the year!

Ok, ok, I get it, it’s not technically a holiday, but for me it is 😉

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Breakfast Taco Ring

Breakfast Taco Ring Recipe

When it comes to tacos, I’m pretty much a fan of everything in the “taco family”. Soft tacos, crispy tacos, big tacos, small tacos, taco rings, taco bars, tacos, tacos, tacos, I love tacos!

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

While home for the holidays this year, I spent some time brainstorming gluten free breakfast ideas for Christmas morning.

Since finding out my brother was gluten intolerant over 3 years ago, our entire Christmas dinner has shifted to gluten-free. While we’ve now perfected the dinner menu,  we still hadn’t come up with the perfect gluten-free breakfast to start off Christmas day… that was until this year.

This year I made Gluten Free Maple Bacon Pancakes, and they were awesome! That being said, I still had some other ideas that I brainstormed before the holiday that I couldn’t just let slip under the rug, this recipe for Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls being one of them.

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Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp Recipe

There’s nothing better than warm garlic butter sauce poured over succulent shrimp with a fresh zest of lemon, piled high on a bed of pasta!

Well, that is unless you’re dairy free… until now!

I’ve partnered up with Melt to bring you a new dairy-free spin on this classic dish.

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Energy Boosting Berry Banana Smoothie

Energy Boosting Berry Banana Smoothie Recipe

I know that the winter months can be tough, it’s cold and dark in the mornings, making it much more difficult to wake up.  Well, that’s why I’m here today to bring you an energy boosting smoothie to start your day!

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Buffalo Cheeseburger Dip

Buffalo Cheeseburger Dip Recipe

It’s now  2 weeks until my Superbowl prep officially begins. Yes, I begin prep 3 days before the big game! What can I say, it’s my biggest party of the year, attended by dozens of hungry foodies, I have to bring my A game!

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Gluten Free Nutella Brookies

Gluten Free Nutella Brookies Recipe

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Nutella Brownie Batter = My Idea Of Heaven!

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Slow Cooked Beef Barbacoa

Slow cooked beef barbacoa is an easy, gluten free meal to make at home and perfect for adding to tacos, tostadas, nachos or eggs!

Slow Cooked Beef Barbacoa Recipe

About 10 weeks ago I released a recipe for Slow Cooked Beef Ragu. It was a recipe inspired by one of my favorite dishes at Davanti, an Italian restaurant in my neighborhood.

About 8 weeks later, that dish was named one of The Best Recipes That Came From Food Bloggers in 2014 on Huffington Post.

Say whaaaaat?!? I couldn’t believe my eyes! I mean, I loved the recipe, yes. I’ve had many friends and fans of the blog make the recipe at home and love it, but for it to make that list was truly an honor and one of my proudest moments to date as a food blogger!

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Gluten Free Chinese Honey Chicken

This healthier & better-than-takeout recipe for Chinese Honey Chicken is easy to make at home in only 29 minutes, and it’s gluten free!

Gluten Free Chinese Honey Chicken Recipe

A lot of inspiration for new recipe creation comes from suggestions by friends or family members. “Oh hey, I really love this dish, but can you make it healthier?” or “I’ve been looking for a good recipe for this or that.”

When it comes to gluten-free recipe inspiration, I always turn to my brother, Tyler. He is gluten-intolerant and my original inspiration for adding gluten-free recipes to the blog!

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Slow Cooked White Chicken Chili

Healthy White Chicken Chili Recipe

Living in San Diego, we have a very interesting view of what “cold weather” is, but last week parts of northeast San Diego actually saw SNOW, which is practically unheard of in San Diego!

On New Years Eve I flew back to San Diego after spending the holidays in Oklahoma with my family. I planned on returning home from the 19 degree temperatures of Oklahoma to 75 and sunny in San Diego… that was not quite the case.

It was definitely “San Diego cold” meaning below 50 degrees at night, which meant it was time for me to whip up something warm to eat!

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Immunity Boosting Orange Berry Smoothie

Immunity Boosting Orange Berry Smoothie

Welcome to that post-holiday-winter-cold-season-yuckiness that’s happening right now! It’s going around and it seems like there’s no stopping it… oh, but there is!

I started feeling that dreaded cold coming on after New Years so I vowed to stay in and down as many healthy, immunity-boosting beverages as possible! Within 24 hours, I was feeling 100% again!

One of my creations during this weekend of hibernation was this Immunity Boosting Orange Berry Smoothie!

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One Pot Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni

This Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni is made in one pot with 15 minutes of prep for a quick, easy and delicious dinner recipe!

One Pot Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni

Happy New Year my friends! For the first new recipe of 2015 I’m so excited to share this Bond family favorite that I put my own little twist on!

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