This post brought to you by Healthy Choice.
This post brought to you by Healthy Choice.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the Healthy Choice headquarters and find out just what healthy means to them. I met with Chef Jackie who is part of a team that creates all of the Healthy Choice meals you’ll find in your grocers freezer section.
We talked about how Healthy Choice considers people with dietary restrictions and different health concerns when creating their meals, just as I do at home when creating recipes for the blog.
For the first time in almost 2 years I’m blogging on Little Leopard Book about something other than food, I’m actually blogging about blogging!
Today, I’m celebrating the 3 year blogoversary of Little Leopard Book. It was three years ago today that I was sitting on my couch in LA, when I opened my laptop and wrote this first post.
A three sentence post, that began a journey that has changed my life forever.
After reviewing the delicious Brunch at Bailiwick, I knew I had to return for my next “Chef Inspired Dish” segment with Chef Konstantin Plavnik!
Instead of brunch, we decided to re-create their most popular happy hour and dinner menu item, the Grilled Oysters with Thyme, Sake, Jalapeño Brown Butter. Check it out!
- 6 large oysters
- 2 tbsp sake
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- 1/2 jalapeño (de-seeded & minced)
- 4 slivers manchego cheese
Begin by shucking the oysters.
Next, add the sake to a small skillet over medium heat, cook until the sake begins to bubble then remove from the heat.
In a separate pan, add the butter and melt, next add the thyme and jalapeños. Brown the butter for 2 minutes. Bring the sake back up to a boil, then add the butter.
Next place the oysters on a grill over high heat. Spoon the sauce over the oysters, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes.
Don’t worry if they catch a little flame, that’s supposed to happen 🙂
Add the cheese on top of the oysters, cover and grill for an additional minute, then remove from the grill and serve.
For my first Grilled Oyster experience, this one was epic!
Thank you to Chef Konstantin Plavnik, Ali Grant of Be Social Public Relations and everyone at Bailiwick! Also a special thanks to the amazing videography work of Eric Lingle at Web Video Solutions.
To enjoy these delicious Grilled Oysters prepared by Chef Konstantin, visit Bailiwick at 756 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101.
In addition to food, social media & blogging, I love kids! I love the open slate that a child is and how the right person, place, class, club or charity can make such a huge difference in the life of a child. That is why I recently took my social media talents to the Spark division of the Boys & Girls Club of San Diego. Spark stands for San Diego Professionals Achieving Results with Kids, long title, but basically it’s the Young Professionals division of the San Diego Boys & Girls Club. Spark just has that nice little ring to it!
I joined the Executive Committee of the club as the Communications & Social Media Chair. I am now responsible for the clubs e-mail blasts, Facebook page and Twitter account, as well as volunteering at our various social fundraising events (like the Ugly Christmas Sweater Toy Drive – see below – so fun!) and service events with the kids!
Before joining the executive committee as a board member I was simply a “Friend of Spark” or someone who attends the events that help raise money for the club. While a friend of Spark I was asked to put my broadcasting degree to work and host the 1st Annual Spark Scavenger Hunt.
The event was a super fun way to raise money for the club and I was honored to be a part of it!
Check out the video which includes my hilarious interviews with the teams and a glimpse at the different fun scavenger hunt tasks the participants completed along the way!
If you live in or around San Diego and want to get involved as a Spark Friend or Ambassador, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Facebook & Twitter for information on upcoming social and service events!
I hosted the dessert course of a Progressive Dinner last weekend and each house had their own signature cocktail. What says signature Whitney and dessert cocktail more than a White Chocolate Wedding Cake Martini. Check out my latest video on how to make your own!
Here’s a little shot of the drink in action at the party!