Put your hands up if butter chicken is your go-to order at Indian restaurants 🙋🏼 you too? I’m seriously obsessed with it! Every time we go to our favorite Indian restaurant, my boyfriend and I order butter chicken and like 5 sides of Naan, because there’s garlic, onion, cilantro, and obvi we need one (or two) of each to sop up all of that scrumptious butter chicken sauce!
This turkey fajita rice bowl recipe is easy to make & the perfect use for leftover turkey at Thanksgiving, but makes a delicious meal anytime of the year!
If you’re sitting here on Black Friday googling “what to do with leftover turkey”, I promise you’re not alone! But don’t worry, I’ve got just the recipe that’s going to transform that leftover turkey into turkey fajita goodness!
Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!
It’s day two of Thanksgiving Week on the blog, and it just so happens to be #TurkeyTuesday! Ok, I actually just made Turkey Tuesday up, but I think we should totally make it a thing! 😉
From Turkey Meatballs to Turkey Tostadas to Turkey Soup, I love sharing recipes with Jennie-O Turkey on the blog! For Thanksgiving this year, I was really excited to try their Oven Ready Cajun Style Turkey!
In this delicious recipe, Italian seasoned flank steak is cooked in a cast iron skillet or sous vide, then topped with balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes!
This is one of those recipes that I’ve been planning to make for months, yet never seemed to get around to, and now that I did, I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to make it!
In my world, balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes on anything and everything is a win, ok maybe not pancakes, but maybe if I made savory herb pancakes, I think I’m on to something! Anyway, I digress, basically what I’m saying here is balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes are BAE… Before Anyone Else for those of us who literally had to google what BAE meant in the very recent past 😉
The most delicious and easy Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe made with gluten free cornbread, white bread and sweet potatoes, perfect for Thanksgiving!
Today, I’m so excited to share my first new Thanksgiving recipe of the year!
But don’t worry, I’m not going to go totally Thanksgiving on you yet, that’s what “Thanksgiving Week” next week is for 😉
I did, however, want to get this seriously delicious Gluten Free Stuffing recipe on the radar of all of my gluten free friends!
This creamy, sweet and spicy Jalapeno Pumpkin Dip recipe is an easy 5 minute appetizer that’s vegetarian, gluten free and perfect for parties!
Woo hoo, welcome to day three of “Jamaica Week” on WhitneyBond.com where I’m sharing four recipes inspired by my recent trip to Jamaica!
On day one, I shared a scrumptious 30 Minute Sweet Potato Soup Recipe, on day two, I shared a delicious recipe for Jamaican Jerk Beef Patties, and today I’m sharing a sweet and spicy dip recipe that I know you’re going to love!
In 30 minutes, make the most delicious, vegetarian sweet potato soup recipe with rosemary roasted sweet potatoes, vegetable broth & a hint of cream!
Happy Monday, happy Halloween and happy Jamaica week on WhitneyBond.com!
All this week, I’ll be sharing recipes inspired by my recent trip to Couples Resort in Jamaica, starting with this Sweet Potato Soup, followed by Jamaican Jerk Beef Patties, Pumpkin Jalapeño Dip and Caramelized Plantain Pancakes!
In one skillet and 20 minutes, whip up this deliciously spicy Kung Pao Chicken recipe that’s so easy to make and gluten free!
Oh hey y’all! I’m back in action after a week in Texas visiting family and attending the BlogHer Food conference, and I’m so excited to share this deliciously spicy recipe with you!
Making Kung Pao Chicken in your own kitchen is a simple way to eat the Chinese takeout favorite at home, in a healthier and gluten free way!
This deconstructed recipe for Beef Enchiladas with creamy Sriracha sauce is made in one skillet in only 30 minutes, perfect for busy weeknight dinners!
Today on the blog I’m combining two of my favorite things, beef enchiladas and one pot meals!
This deconstructed version of an enchilada might not look as pretty as it’s perfectly rolled up counterpart, but the entire dish is made in only one skillet and in 30 minutes, and you just can’t beat that!
Kale, corn & tomatoes are combined into a tasty succotash, served over warm goat cheese & juicy chicken in this delicious recipe, brought to you by my friends at Terra’s Kitchen.
A couple of weeks ago, I received my first delivery from Terra’s Kitchen, a clever website where you choose your favorite innovative and healthy recipes from their selection, then they chop and deliver all of the ingredients for the recipes in a climate-controlled vessel.
Two delicious Chinese recipes come together in this easy One Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken Fried Rice Recipe that’s made in only 20 minutes!
Man, oh man, the last month has been absolutely insane! I started the moving process at the beginning of August and after 3 weeks I was totally moved-in, officially living in my new little beach house with the worlds best boyfriend! (I might be slightly biased 😉 )
One of my favorite things about living in San Diego is the abundance of fresh seafood, right in my backyard!
I recently moved from downtown to the beach and just up the hill from my new home is a place I love called Catalina Offshore. They provide seafood for all of the best restaurants in San Diego, and they’re open to the public, so you can go in and buy the best stuff that restaurants use to serve at home in your own kitchen!
It’s August y’all, and with that comes back-to-school for my friends with kids!
Since I don’t have kids myself, whenever I’m brainstorming back-to-school recipes, I think of the things that I liked eating as a kid, and my Mom liked making.
Grilling tomatoes & kale puts a totally new twist on a traditional kale salad, it’s vegetarian, gluten free & perfect as a summer side dish or entree!
Since it’s summertime and all I want to do is grill everything, that’s exactly what I did this week! From Caribbean Jerk Meatballs to Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon (I seriously can’t stop eating this dish!) to this Grilled Tomato & Kale Salad recipe, it was a grilling kind of week at my house!
Fresh watermelon and mint are combined with lemon lime soda and poured over lime sherbet in this delicious twist on an ice cream float, perfect for summer!
Did you know that August 3rd is National Watermelon Day? I know, I know, who comes up with these national food holidays? My boyfriend (and I’m sure a few other people) think they’re totally ridiculous, but as a foodie, I love any excuse to celebrate my favorite foods like National Ice Cream Day, yes, please!
I love me some General Tso’s Chicken, and apparently so do a lot of other people! My recipe for Gluten Free General Tso’s Chicken is one of the most popular recipes on the blog! It’s quick and easy to make, really delicious and much healthier than take out, I totally get it’s popularity!
If you thought about putting your Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker away for the summer, think again! Summer is the perfect time to use a slow cooker because it eliminates the need to turn on the oven and heat up your entire house.
Today, I’m sharing a delicious new recipe twist on queso dip, with no velvetta or rotel required!
Within just a few months of starting my food blog, my brother was diagnosed with celiac disease. Ever since then, I’ve made it my mission to create and share delicious gluten free recipes with the world!
When I partnered up with ALDI to share four tasty recipes from their Test Kitchen and Bon Appétit, I was so excited to see that they were all gluten free! I couldn’t wait to try their liveGfree® gluten free baking and cupcake mixes, and sample their fresh meat and produce!
Now I know you’re all dying to hear what we’re cooking up today, so without further ado, here’s the ALDI Gluten Free Menu:
- Mini Gluten Free Pesto, Chicken and Vegetable Bites
- Warm Superfood Salad
- Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Roasted Cauliflower
- Gluten Free Strawberry Cupcakes
Growing up, I was never a fan of potato salad, to be fair, I wasn’t a fan of a lot of foods, blasphemy, I know, the food blogger that was a picky eater growing up, say it ain’t so, oh, but it is!
A few years after moving to California for college, I started trying new foods and recipes, and realized what I had been missing all of these years, ahem, guacamole, the green stuff, freaking delicious, fish, sushi, yes, please, but one thing I can say I’ve never really taken a liking to is potato salad. I’m guessing my aversion to mayonnaise might have a little something to do with that!
So today I’m making a potato salad that’s colorful, flavorful, sans mayonnaise and filled with tons of green goodness!
Chicken & peppers are wrapped in bacon, grilled & basted with a homemade teriyaki sauce in this simple, scrumptious recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Skewers!
Three weeks ago, I was a judge at San Diego’s Bacon & Barrels Festival for the second year in a row. (I know, I know, my job does NOT SUCK! 😉 )
This years highlight for me was a Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer from Corbin’s Q, a local San Diego BBQ catering company.
Since they don’t currently operate a restaurant in San Diego, I had to come home and recreate their delicious skewers so I could get another taste of the goodness!
Secret confession: I’m also always looking for any excuse to make my super simple, super delicious 10 minute teriyaki sauce recipe 😉
Oh hey, it’s Whitney and I’m back with another fresh and delicious bowl recipe!
If you’re a fajita fan, you’re going to absolutely fall in love with this fajita rice bowl that is so quick and easy to make!
This Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Steak Shish Kabob recipe is perfect for Summer BBQ’s, but also easy enough to whip up for dinner anytime!
My favorite season is upon us, grilling season!
Whether it’s a shish kabob, burger, hot dog, chicken or Grilled Strawberry Lemonade (yes that’s a thing!) I love grilling up fruits, veggies and meat all Summer long!
Bowls in the food world are the equivalent to Game Of Thrones in the TV world, SO HOT RIGHT NOW!
If you google “Bowl Trend In Food” you’ll find dozens of articles about how “Bowls Are The New Plates” (yes, that’s actually the title of an article from The Wall Street Journal! 🙂 )
This is one food trend that I’m not upset about at all! You can pack a lot of healthy ingredients into a bowl, while also adding a ton of flavor to make it super yummy!
April is Earth Month, so what better time to celebrate the almighty Earth that gives us the plants and trees, which grow the delicious food we eat every day!
To celebrate Earth Month, I’ve partnered up with Earthbound Farm to create an organic kale salad that is so delicious, and good for the planet!
Oh hey there, it’s Whitney here, checking in from 40,000 feet in the air! Yay for Southwest In Flight WiFi!
I’m currently en route to Oklahoma to see my family and celebrate my future sister-in-laws bridal shower!
A few weeks back, Mike Filbey, co-founder of ButcherBox, reached out to me about sharing a link to my Beef Ragu recipe with his e-mail subscribers.
Of course I was excited that he wanted to share the recipe, but as I looked into ButcherBox, I was equally as excited about his company!
At ButcherBox, they find the best 100% grass-fed beef, organic chicken and Heritage Breed pork in America and deliver it directly to your doorstep each month.
Growing up in Oklahoma, we had a “meat man” that would deliver beef to our house each week, so the idea of ButcherBox really rang true to my Oklahoma upbringing.
I know what you’re thinking, yes, my Dad is on Snapchat, and yes, my Mom is on Snapchat, and yes, they’re 60 years old! This is the direct influence of having a daughter that’s a social media enthusiast and professional food blogger. Every time my parents come to visit, I give them tutorials on the latest social media channel. They get on it and suddenly I’m getting snaps from food truck festivals, football games and road trips with geotags and Snapchat filters. The moral of this story is, my parents are not normal parents, they’re cool parents! (Mean Girls reference, anyone?!)
I might not be as cool as my parents, but I do post a lot of food (shocker, I know!) travel and general shenanigans on Snapchat, so feel free to add me, WhitneyMBond, and join the party!
Now that you know all about my parents sick Snapchat game, let’s get to cooking! 😉
This 20 minute Green Curry Chicken Fried Rice Recipe is quick and easy to make, it’s gluten free and perfect for weeknight dinners!
Hi, it’s Whitney here, coming to you with another quick & easy, one pot recipe that I know you’re going to love!
Peaches, tomatoes, olives, raisins and lots of delicious spices pack this Gluten Free One Pot Moroccan Chicken recipe with tons of flavor!
I love recipes that are bursting with flavor, which is why I really love this Gluten Free One Pot Moroccan Chicken recipe!
California cling peaches, tomatoes, olives and lots of delicious spices pack this dish with deliciousness!
Last weekend I joined my friends at Litehouse Foods to serve up tacos & cocktails at their booth at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim.
I had so much fun meeting their team, trying new products and sharing this super simple taco recipe with the thousands of attendees at the expo!
I have a confession to make, when it comes to cooking rice, I overshoot it every time by about 4-6 cups. I’m not sure what my deal is, I guess I just really have a phobia of running out of cooked rice, haha!
But today that leftover cooked rice, along with some leftover Thai Peanut Sauce, came in very handy to make this epic new recipe!
Chipotle pepper, honey and blood oranges create a delicious glaze for this healthy and gluten free baked salmon recipe with rainbow carrots!
I love my friend Carla for many reasons, she’s loud, fun and loves food, just like me 😉
Oh and she comes with one major friendship bonus, she has a blood orange tree in her front yard!
Beef and broccoli stir fry is a delicious, quick and easy recipe made in only 20 minutes, perfect for weeknight dinners in a hurry!
About a week ago I was craving Beef Chow Fun from my favorite local Chinese restaurant. Instead of heading into downtown to grab a bowl at the restaurant, I decided to come up with a recipe to make it at home, and share it on the blog!
Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it also happens to be my favorite meal of the day!
The problem is, I don’t always make time to cook and eat breakfast every day.
You too? That’s kind of what I thought, so today I’m sharing a breakfast recipe that is so quick and easy to whip up, you’ll have no excuse for skipping the most important meal of the day!
Soy milk and olive oil add a delicious creaminess to this recipe for Vegan Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic & Kale!
When thinking about mashed potatoes, the words cream and butter are usually the first to come to mind, but for those that are dairy-free or vegan, that means no mashed potatoes in their life, until now that is!
By cooking the potatoes in Silk Unsweetened Soy Milk, they keep their nice creamy mashed potato texture, while remaining dairy-free and vegan!
Yesterday marked the first day of the Chinese New Year, and I celebrated by whipping up this Sriracha Steak Fried Rice recipe!
It’s everything you want in a Chinese recipe at home, quick, easy and delicious! The entire recipe is made in one pan, and in only 15 minutes!
This recipe is the result of an almost accident.
When I was home over the holidays, my Dad was making cheese dip (Velvetta + Rotel, an Oklahoma staple when eating Tex-Mex!), he reached in the refrigerator to grab a tupperware container of rotel and he accidentally grabbed the tupperware of leftover bruschetta.
He realized before he actually added it to the bowl of Velvetta, but then I got an idea, what if I made an Italian version of “cheese dip” with bruschetta instead of Rotel and a combination of cream cheese and mozzarella instead of Velvetta?!
Well, I tried it, and I loved it, so today I’m sharing it with you!
Today’s post is sponsored by my fabulous friends at Cost Plus World Market!
Planning to host a party for the big game in a couple of weeks? These three simple skewer recipes will make entertaining a breeze!
These skewers are quick, easy, and require no actual cooking! They can easily be prepared early and placed in the refrigerator until game time, that way, you’re ready to roll before kick off. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss any of the hilarious commercials, exciting half time performances, or exhilarating touchdowns!
Spinach & kale are tossed with an avocado vinaigrette, roasted butternut squash, pistachios, dates & quinoa in this vegan & gluten free kale salad recipe.
If one of your goals in 2016 was to eat healthier, while still enjoying super flavorful food, then I have just the salad for you!
When it comes to healthy recipes, I love to get in the kitchen and create delicious new dishes that are healthy, while still full of flavor, and this salad is just that!
From the rosemary cinnamon roasted butternut squash to the avocado vinaigrette dressing, this is one kale salad that is anything but boring!
After 4 ½ years of blogging and over 700 recipes, Gluten Free Orange Chicken is still my brothers favorite recipe on the blog! I can’t blame him though, that orange sauce is to die for, which is why I decided that in 2016 I need to find new recipes to incorporate the sauce into!
The first new recipe I decided to try with the sauce is, you guessed it, Orange Glazed Meatballs!
Happy 2016 everyone!! I’m so excited for the new year, new adventures, and of course, to introduce you all to delicious new recipes!
In 2015 the 10 most popular new recipes on the blog consisted of two gluten free Chinese favorites, three slow cooker recipes, two salads, Greek tacos, and two vegetarian recipes!
I counted down the Top 10 on Instagram, so you can check out all of the new recipes that made the cut there!
In 2016, I’d love to hear what new recipes YOU would like to see on WhitneyBond.com! More slow cooker, gluten free or vegetarian recipes? One pot meals, recipes with 5 ingredients or less, quick and easy recipes? You tell me! Comment below and let me know what new recipes you’re looking for in the new year!
To start the ball rolling, I’m sharing a new version of one of the most popular recipes of 2015 on WhitneyBond.com, Greek Eggs Crockpot Breakfast Casserole. This time, I put a Mexican spin on the recipe, while still keeping it simple, gluten free and vegetarian.
Adding blue cheese to mushroom gravy makes a creamy and flavorful gravy recipe that’s perfect on top of sliced roasted turkey breast.
In my family, we love to prepare a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey at the holidays. We have a small family, only 6 of us for Christmas dinner, so making a turkey breast gives us the perfect amount of turkey for everyone!
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When it comes to entertaining around the holidays, I’m the hostess with the mostest!
Since my birthday happens to fall in the same month as Christmas, Hanukkah, Chrismukkah and New Years Eve, I throw one epic birthday/holiday party to celebrate everything!
That party just so happens to have been this past weekend, and quite the party it was, from champagne toasts, to visits from Santa, to exhilarating games of Cards Against Humanity and Heads Up, but let’s be honest, the most exciting part of the party was the food!
This delectable vegan & gluten free recipe for Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Apples is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or a fall dinner party!
It’s day five & the last day of “Thanksgiving Week” on WhitneyBond.com!
While I certainly couldn’t pick a favorite between all of the recipes this week including Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stuffing, Oven Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Jalapeno Relish, Baked Sweetpotato & Three Cheese Dip, Cranberry Apple Sangria, and this recipe for Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Apples, my boyfriend made his favorite immediately known, and it was this recipe for brussels sprouts.
It’s day three of “Thanksgiving Week” on WhitneyBond.com, and today I’m doing a little midweek dipping!
For this recipe I partnered up with my friends at California Sweetpotatoes to create the perfect appetizer to get your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving celebration started!
It’s day two of “Thanksgiving Week” on WhitneyBond.com, and Turkey Tuesday!
Yesterday I shared a simple Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stuffing recipe, and today I’m sharing an easy way to prepare a whole turkey, with a delicious side of Cranberry Jalapeno Relish!
Well hello there friends! Long time, no see!
If you’ve been wondering where the new posts have been for the past week, they were on hold while I took a trip to the east coast.
I started off my trip to New York & Washington DC hosting a Satellite Media Tour with PLUS Media all about Friendsgiving. You can check out several of the segments online at the following links:
- Celebrating Friendsgiving on San Diego Living
- Friendsgiving Meal Ideas with Candace Rose
- Tips for the Perfect Friendsgiving with Sarah Scoop
Following the media tour, I ventured into New York City to check out some of the best spots to eat in the city. I’m currently compiling all of my favorites into an NYC City Guide that I’ll be sharing in the next couple of weeks on the blog! In the meantime you can check out my Instagram page to see a sneak peak of where all I was eating while in the city!
After leaving NYC, I headed down to Washington DC to eat my way through yet another city! I’ll also be sharing a Washington DC city guide soon with all of my favorite spots to eat in the nations capitol.
I’m now on a plane back to home sweet sunny San Diego. As soon as I arrive home I’ll be heading straight into the kitchen! I have so many awesome recipe ideas that I can’t wait to create, then share with you all for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving & Thanksgiving leftovers!
Two weeks ago today I was on a flight back from my first trip to Seattle where I was visiting one of my best friends Ashley!
There was football watching, beer tastings, rainbows, rope swings, Oktoberfest, Pike Place Market, and of course, lots and lots of delicious food!
This gluten free 30 minute recipe takes a healthy twist on the foil dinner with pesto baked salmon over zucchini noodles, topped with balsamic basil cherry tomatoes.
When it comes to healthy dinner options, salmon is one of my favorites! It’s light on the calories and packed with essential vitamins and minerals!
Tomorrow is the first day of fall and I couldn’t be more excited for the delicious flavors of the new season!
Two of my favorite things to make during fall are chili and squash, so I’ve combined them both in this tasty & healthy new recipe!
How delicious are fried cheese sticks?! Oozing with cheese on the inside and crispy on the outside, totally tasty, but totally not healthy, so I took this appetizer and made it healthier and gluten-free!
I LOVE mole sauce! A slightly spicy, slightly sweet sauce made with tons of peppers, spices and CHOCOLATE, what’s not to love?!
The one thing that I don’t love about mole sauce is how much time it takes to make. Last week I set out on a mission to create an easier mole sauce recipe that takes way less time to make, yet is still totally delicious!
I’m back, here with another edition of “What did Whitney put Korean BBQ Sauce on this week?” 😉
But seriously, this sauce would be good on a shoe, ok maybe not a shoe, but it sure is tasty on Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Meatballs, Grilled Korean BBQ Salmon and my personal favorite, Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos!
When I first tried Nature’s Path new Qi’a Superfood Bars at the Natural Products Expo in March, I was hooked!
Delicious bars that are packed full of healthy ingredients, that are also gluten-free and vegan, yes, please!
I’ve been wanting to make a new stuffed pepper recipe for a while now, and last week, it finally happened!
I decided to make Stuffed Pepper Enchiladas, subbing tortillas for roasted poblano peppers. This is a great way to make enchiladas gluten-free and healthier!
With summer and swimsuit season in full swing, I’m always looking for ways to make new recipes a little bit lighter and healthier, while still totally delicious!
I’ve been a huge fan of adding blackberries to new recipes lately… and by lately I mean just yesterday I posted a recipe for Blackberry Jalapeno Pulled Pork Tacos (Yes, YUM!)
So when my new friends at the Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission reached out about creating a smoothie recipe with their delicious berries, I couldn’t wait to head into the kitchen and get blending!
It’s officially prime peach season, and with every adventure to the farmers market or grocery store, I can’t help but take in the smell of sweet peach goodness as I walk by stacks and stacks of this delectable Summer fruit!
Ever since I completed my Balcony Makeover a couple of weeks ago, all I’ve wanted to do is hang out on the balcony and grill EVERYTHING!
Seriously, 8 out of 10 new recipes posted this week, or coming in the next two weeks on the blog, are grilled, I can’t be stopped, must grill everything… including lemonade!
Today’s post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. Thanks for supporting all of the awesome WhitneyBond.com partners like Cost Plus World Market!
Tomorrow kicks off Memorial Day weekend and if you want to find me, I’ll be the girl hanging out on my newly redecorate balcony with a glass of Lemon Berry Prosecco Sangria in one hand and one of these tasty tacos in the other hand!
I just redecorated my balcony with all new furniture and decor, and now all I want to do is grill everything and hang out on the balcony!
And that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing for a week straight!
Each year the United Nations picks a topic of global interest, and 2016 was named the International Year of Pulses.
What are Pulses you might ask? Pulses include dry peas, dry beans and, you guessed it, lentils!
When it comes to eating healthier, no one (especially me!) likes to compromise taste, that’s why I’m always trying to come up with healthy recipes that are still packed with flavor!
Tacos, one of my three favorite food groups, the others being cheese and pizza, of course 😉
Tacos Al Pastor, one of my brothers favorite kind of tacos, and a recipe that he’s been requesting on LLB for a while now!
A couple of weeks back I checked out San Diego restaurant, Venga Venga for the first time.
Between their infused tequilas, delicious margaritas, amazing food and great service, I was so impressed with this authentic Mexican restaurant, found just north of the Mexico border in southern San Diego.
While visiting my brother in Washington D.C. about a month ago, he put in a request for a couple of new recipes.
One of those requests was for a new recipe using Trader Joe’s Cashew Meal. He and his girlfriend Liz love using the cashew meal in another recipe they found online and wanted a new recipe that incorporated the ingredient.
This gluten free recipe for General Tso’s Chicken is easy to make in only 15 minutes, and even better than Chinese takeout!
Yes, yes and more yes! This recipe has it all, sweet, spicy, crunchy & oh-so-flavorful!
Let me start this post by stating two facts:
- Tamales are really delicious.
- Tamales take a while to make.
Given these two facts, I decided to combine my love of tamales with my love of simplifying recipes, and made this totally scrumptious Pulled Pork Tamale Casserole!
All the deliciousness of a tamale without having to wrap up each individual tamale!
Last week as I was preparing the Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken & Pork Meatloaf for dinner, I thought, what goes better with meatloaf than mashed potatoes? So, then I thought, I must make a Buffalo Cheesy Mashed Potato Recipe to go with the meatloaf, and here we are!
A few weeks back I had the pleasure of trying one of San Diego’s newest restaurants, Stella Public House.
From the food and drinks, to the hospitality and decor, I immediately fell in love with this place!
When it comes to my cookbook, Buffalo Style, one of the most popular recipes in the book is the recipe for Buffalo Cheddar Biscuits. They have a little spicy kick from the buffalo sauce and they’re totally delicious!
I made this recipe for the first time last Christmas with my Dad. I gave him a pasta machine for his birthday and we wanted to put it to use to make raviolis.
We decided to use Slow Braised Short Ribs for the filling, thus this recipe was born.
After a few tweaks to perfect the recipe, I re-created it at home this week to share with all of you!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Slow cooked beef barbacoa is an easy, gluten free meal to make at home and perfect for adding to tacos, tostadas, nachos or eggs!
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!
This healthier & better-than-takeout recipe for Chinese Honey Chicken is easy to make at home in only 30 minutes, and it’s gluten free!
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!
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!
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!
Today’s post will be the last of 2014, a fabulous year filled with lots of excitement for myself and the blog!
I’ve worked with so many great people this year on so many fun projects and so many delicious recipes, I’ve been featured on so many awesome sites and have met so many wonderful people via the blog and my social media channels!
Needless to say, I have so many things to be grateful for in 2014 and so many things to look forward to in 2015!
Take leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time of the year and turn them into a delicious Italian potato soup recipe!
‘Twas the week of Christmas and all through the house, there were dreams of turkey, mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts!
Ok, ok I promise not to continue, but seriously I’m so excited for Christmas in 3 days and most importantly, Christmas dinner!
It’s just 9 days until Christmas, so today I’m sharing a simple, tasty and festive holiday appetizer recipe with wine pairings, sponsored by Mirassou wines!
I love this Italian 5 Layer Dip because it can be as simple or as homemade as you would like!
Roasted garlic hummus, basil pesto and tomato bruschetta can all be easily found packaged at the grocery store or simply made using the recipe links below.
Layer them all up and you have a festive holiday dip that’s full of delicious Italian flavors and ready to be enjoyed with Mirassou fruit-forward wines!
There’s really nothing better than a super delicious dessert… well unless that super delicious dessert also comes in a super cute little package! Enter: Mason Jars!
This summer I made delicious little Raspberry Lemon Desserts in these jars, so I decided that it was time for a fall/winter dessert that utilizes the cuteness of mini mason jars!
My first thought when I wake up every morning is “what can I put that delicious creamy avocado sauce on today?”
Hahaha, ok so maybe not every morning, but definitely a few, several, maybe dozens of times, this has been my first thought in the morning 😉
Turn leftover Thanksgiving turkey into scrumptious Turkey Tostadas in this simple recipe for tostadas topped with pomegranate guacamole & queso fresco!
For the final day of “Thanksgiving Leftover Week” on the blog, I’m sharing a super simple recipe for turkey tostadas topped with a super tasty pomegranate guacamole!
This quiche recipe is the perfect use for Thanksgiving leftovers! Use stuffing as the crust, then mix some turkey in with eggs for a delicious breakfast!
The week of Thanksgiving is upon us and visions of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes are dancing through my mind!
Although technically “Thanksgiving Week”on the blog ended last week, I had to throw in one more bonus Thanksgiving recipe before the big dinner!
And what a bonus it is! If you’ve been looking for the perfect gluten free stuffing recipe, look no further!
Right now, if you’re anywhere in the country besides Southern California or Florida, I’m guessing you’re cold! With the onslaught of chilly fall weather this week, what better time to turn “Taco Tuesday” into Taco Chili Tuesday 😉 Read the full post here!
This bacon wrapped turkey breast is covered in a balsamic garlic herb rub then wrapped in a bacon weave for a flavorful, juicy turkey recipe.
It’s the last day of “Thanksgiving Week” on the blog and I’ve saved the big kahuna for last! That’s right, the turkey, the epicenter of the Thanksgiving table!
Since we have a small family, we started preparing a turkey breast a few years back instead of a whole turkey. It’s the perfect size for 4-6 people and if you want to try a couple of different turkey recipes, this is a great way to do it! Read the full post here!
It’s day three of “Thanksgiving Week” on LLB and to say I’m a big fan of sweet potatoes would be a total understatement. Although this wasn’t always the case.
Growing up in “meat and potatoes land”, AKA Oklahoma, I pretty much stuck with the good ‘ol russet potato, baked, fried, mashed, anyway it was cooked I liked it, but sweet potatoes were something I just wasn’t into… this was until I got older, and much, much wiser and realized how amazing they are!
This portobello mushroom & brussels sprouts casserole is a fresh, healthy, gluten free alternative side dish to the traditional green bean casserole.
It’s officially “Thanksgiving Week” on the blog!
Two weeks from today, the actual week of Thanksgiving will be here and I want to make sure you’re prepared with some delicious new recipes for the big feast!
Since transitioning to “Fit Whit” over the last two months (AKA so much eating as a food blogger = need to hit the gym!) I’ve been looking for ways to incorporate healthy-er meals at home in between food blog recipes & eating out.
One of my favorite go-to, easy dinner meals is a burrito. Fill it with whatever goodies I have in the fridge, wrap it up in a giant tortilla and dig in!
While “Fit Whit” will not be giving up burritos anytime soon, I figured a great, easy, go-to alternative would be burrito bowls.
Whip up some delicious chicken on Monday, put it in the fridge, then use it in burrito bowls all week long. Enter: Sriracha Lime Chicken.
There’s nothing I love more than a delicious slow cooked one pot meal that’s super easy to make and super healthy… which is why I’m totally obsessed with this new dish!
You know when you’re about to leave on vacation and you pretty much have no ambition to do anything except for leave on vacation?
Me. Right now.
I’m heading to Arizona tonight for a mini-vaca to celebrate a friends birthday and Halloween. I love my weekends in AZ because I get to see great friends, relax and most importantly, eat Jimmy & Joes Pizza. If you live in the Phoenix area and haven’t been yet, run, don’t walk to JJP and get a serious slice. If you’re there this weekend you’ll probably see me. I’ll be the little girl, hiding in the corner surrounded by pizza and boneless wings 😉
It’s been 6 weeks since I started going to the gym on a daily basis (sometimes even two-a-days) so I’m just wondering why I don’t have JLo’s abs yet? Um, what’s up? Maybe it has something to do with my obsession with tacos, cheese and delicious craft beers during football games 🙂
Let’s be honest, I work out, so that I can continue to enjoy these delicious treats of life and keep a somewhat JLo-esque figure!
While I’m not willing to give up my favorite foods, such as tacos, I am willing to make them a little healthier, and that’s where I came up with this idea for chicken tacos in lettuce wraps.
All of the delicious taco filling without the extra carbs from the tortilla!
This slow cooked gluten free beef ragu recipe has a ton of flavor with only a few, simple ingredients, perfect served with pasta or polenta!
I’ve been quite excited to make this recipe for some time now and last week it finally happened!
And O-M-G was it worth the wait! Literally top 5 recipes I’ve ever made (and that’s saying a lot since there are over 600 recipes on the blog!!)
What’s better than a delicious jalapeño popper as a party appetizer? Maybe a jalapeño popper filled with creamy sweet potato, wrapped in bacon and made with only 6 ingredients & one awesome kitchen hack!
For this recipe I partnered up with Fresh & Easy to show you my favorite kitchen hack for removing the seeds from a jalapeño, just before turning it into a jalapeño popper!
Hello Taco Tuesday! What a fabulous weekend I had! One of my best friends came to visit spur-of-the-moment from Arizona and we spent the entire weekend watching football and eating. I mean, does it get any better than that?
Oh yes it does, it gets much better when both of your teams win over their biggest rivals! My Sooners defeated Texas on Saturday… and we celebrated! My Chargers defeated the Raiders on Sunday… and we celebrated some more!
Are you in the market for creamy, cheesy, spicy, goodness, that’s also gluten free and vegetarian? Well, let me introduce you to Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash!
All the goodness of a jalapeño popper tossed with squash!
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a new farmers-market-inspired recipe, so I decided that this week I’d share a new, delicious veggie filled dish with ingredients inspired by my latest farmers market finds!
For my annual Superbowl Party this year, I decided to make a taco bar with three different slow cooked meats & one slow cooker full of fajita veggies (for my vegetarian friends!) so that people could make their own tacos anytime during the big game.
For the meats, I knew I wanted a pork, chicken and beef, so I made my famous Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tenderloin, Buffalo Chicken & this Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip.
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? 😉
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!
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!
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!
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 😉
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!
So I’ve totally been a little Crock Pot Crazy lately and I’m not upset about it at all!
Let me take a minute to break down my love of crock potting:
- Recipes are usually simple, just toss everything in the crock pot and let it do all of the work!
- Slow cooking gives food a ton of flavor!
- It makes the entire house smell amazing!
- And most importantly, dinner is ready and waiting for you!
Now I bet you’re ready to get Crock Pot Crazy with me, huh? 😉
I love coffee. Coffee, coffee, coffee, you make me happy, you give me energy, I love the way you smell, I love the way you taste. You, coffee, are one of my favorite things in life!
I love coffee so much, that I try to find other ways to incorporate it into my life, besides just drinking it…. like cooking with it!
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!)
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Where oh where do I come up with these recipe ideas, I wish I could tell you!
Why oh why do I decide to come up with these recipe ideas at 10:30 PM? I also wish I could tell you that! Basically the worst time ever to be thinking about delicious food. Now it’s late, I’m in bed and I’m SO hungry!
I guess that’s just one of the very few downsides that come with being a professional food blogger 😉
When you think about two of the most popular breakfast foods of all time, Cinnamon Rolls and French Toast, you probably don’t think gluten free! But with the help of my friends at All But Gluten, I’ve not only combined the two delicious breakfast dishes, I’ve also made them gluten free!
I’m totally a sucker for delicious food that comes on a stick.. and I’m not talking deep fried fair food!
This week, I partnered up with my friends at Beaming to bring you another delicious recipe featuring their superfood protein powder. Instead of a smoothie this time, I decided to whip up a healthy, protein-packed pancake that’s perfect post-workout!
As many of you are probably aware, the World Cup begins in Brazil in just two weeks!
To prepare for the event, I partnered with Diamond Nuts to make a traditional Brazilian treat with my own little twist!
If the pictures alone don’t scream “make me, eat me, love me!” then let me tell you, you want to make this recipe, eat this recipe, and you’re going to love this recipe! I give it the “Whitney Guarantee” 🙂
This recipe was inspired by my favorite dish at Lucky Liu’s Chinese Restaurant. Speaking of Lucky Liu’s, I was just there yesterday filming a new web series!
Yes, my latest on camera venture will be live in the coming weeks on the blog and will feature my favorite dishes from my favorite restaurants downtown San Diego!
If you want to see more behind-the-scenes action from the shoot, check out my Instagram page!
It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend, which means it’s time to bust out the grill! If you’re looking for a scrumptious alternative to simply grilled meat, then I’ve got exactly what you’re looking for! Read the full post here!
I am so excited to bring you my latest recipe featuring Beaming’s awesome superfood blends that add healthy, nutritious protein and vitamins to any shake or smoothie!
I decided to create another “Metabolism Boosting” recipe because the original Metabolism Boosting Breakfast Smoothie that I created almost a year ago has been one of the most popular recipes of all time on the blog!
For the most part, cooking in my house goes down like this:
- Recipe Idea Brainstorming
- Writing Out Recipe
- Grocery Shopping for Recipe
- Creating Recipe in the Kitchen
- Photographing Recipe
- Blogging About Recipe
For this recipe, I skipped straight to #4!
My heart pitter-patters a little faster every time I hear the words “prosciutto and parmesan” together!
The combination of these delicious Italian ingredients is an all time favorite on their own. Combine them with All But Gluten whole grain bread, fresh basil and garlic in this gluten free breakfast strata and I’m totally obsessed!
Am I the only one that goes on total food kicks on a regular basis? For example, I’ve been putting mushrooms in everything lately, basically my prerequisite for making a dish is that I can add mushrooms to it!
Pizza, pasta, omelets, skewers, you name it, I’ve been adding mushrooms to it for the last few weeks!
Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! I hope you’re having a great day celebrating with tacos, sombreros and maybe some margaritas 😉
Remember that time I made a simple salsa to put on top of a taco and the salsa ended up being totally amazing? Well, you probably don’t, because that time was yesterday and you’re just hearing about it for the first time, but after this post you totally will!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
A couple of weeks ago I asked WhitneyBond.com Facebook fans which new recipe they’d like to see me make gluten free with my favorite Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour. Miss Karla Paton told me she’d like Strawberry Shortcake. Your wish is my command Karla!
The three most commonly asked questions I get asked as a professional food blogger:
- How do you make money?
- What’s your favorite recipe?
- How do you keep coming up with new recipes?
To answer these questions:
A few years back I watched a segment on all of the health benefits of purple foods. I then proceeded to go on a total “Purple Food Kick”.
It’s crazy how many purple foods are out there when you look, purple potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, and of course beets!
This greek quinoa salad is filled with flavor, healthy ingredients and tons of protein without any meat, and it’s gluten free!
While I draw inspiration from many places when developing new recipes for the blog, one of my go-to stops is the “most popular” and “most pinned” recipes on WhitneyBond.com.
Last week my friend Carla brought me a giant bag of key limes from the tree at her house. Giant bag of key limes, what oh what would I do with all of these little gems!
Obviously my first thought was key lime pie, cheesecake or ice cream, but I wanted to do something different than dessert. That’s when I got thinking about one of my most popular Little Leopard Book recipes ever, Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers.
After the amazingness of my Bacon Pistachio Scallops last weekend, I went on a scallop frenzy. It was all I wanted to eat for the next three days! One of the creations that I came up with while on my “Scallop Bender” was a delicious Avocado Scallop Ceviche Recipe.
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!
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!
Potato Skins are a game-day classic and these bite-sized versions are perfect for a Superbowl Party because of their bite-sizeness, which makes them easier to eat with less mess and no plates needed! (Pretty sure I just made up the word “bite-sizeness” … and I like it!)
- It’s a grilled cheese sandwich filled with all of the delicious ingredients that make a jalapeño popper!
- It’s gluten free (and you’d never know if I didn’t tell you!)
- It’s a grilled cheese sandwich in the shape of a football… come on people, it really doesn’t get any more awesome than that!
I couldn’t think of a more perfect recipe to share on Meatless Monday than this Black Bean Quinoa Taco Soup! This soup is not only vegetarian, it’s also vegan… and most importantly, it’s so delicious!
When your friends daughter is visiting on her 7th birthday and you’re a food blogger, you make her a cake!
When her little brother is allergic to nuts, eggs and dairy, you make her a very special cake that both her and “Bubba” can enjoy!
It’s Sunday, my Chargers are in the playoffs, I have a scrumptious new recipe to share AND I’m announcing a sweet Pinterest Superbowl Contest, life is good!
Let’s start with the Pinterest contest… because who doesn’t like a great giveaway! Free stuff is awesome, especially when it’s Longaberger Flameware!