Monthly Archives: May 2013

Antioxidant Immunity Juice

Berry Citrus Summer Juice

This powerful antioxidant immunity juice packs a ton of daily vitamin and nutrient needs including 93% vitamin K, 727% vitamin C, 127% fiber, 468% vitamin A and 20% protein!

Berry Citrus Summer Juice

Vitamin A has immunity boosting qualities and also keeps bones, teeth, skin and eyes healthy!

Vitamin K is full of antioxidants and is great for bone health and brain function! Because we all want to be strong and smart, right?

Vitamin C is the ultimate vitamin for immunity and packs a mean antioxidant punch!

Berry Citrus Summer Juice

In this recipe blueberries are the antioxidant superfood while carrots are the beta ceratine boost that keeps your vision on point!

The large amount of fiber in this recipe helps with digestion and energy!

All in all, this juice is an excellent way to start the day!

Berry Citrus Juice Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 oranges
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup carrots

Juice all of the ingredients together, chill, then serve.

Berry Carrot Orange Juice

Happy Friday and Happy Juicing!  Don’t forget to check out our other delicious juice recipes like our Vitamin Boost Juice and our Green Detox Juice to stay fit, healthy and happy 🙂

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Pepper Jack Cheese adds the perfect amount of flavor and spice to this Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese recipe, easy to make in just 10 minutes!

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

The grilled cheese is a classic sandwich that has been enjoyed in the US for almost 100 years! Throw in some buffalo chicken and you have a new favorite version of the all American dish!

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Pepper jack cheese adds the perfect extra kick of spice and flavor to this delicious sandwich that can be tossed together in 10 minutes for a quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner!

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Ingredients

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked & shredded chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 loaf french bread (cut into 12 slices)
  • 12 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 6 tbsp butter

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Instructions

Combine the shredded chicken and buffalo sauce in a medium bowl.

Spread 1/2 tablespoon of butter on each slice of bread.

Buffalo Chicken Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Recipe

Flip the bread over and top each piece with a slice of pepper jack cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Recipe

Next, top half of the slices of cheese topped bread with a spoonful of buffalo chicken.

Buffalo Chicken Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Recipe

Place the other cheese topped slices of bread onto the buffalo chicken, then grill the sandwiches for 3-5 minutes per side.

Buffalo Chicken Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Recipe

Serve with veggies and blue cheese dressing for a complete meal of deliciousness!

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Recipe

This Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese holds a tie for best grilled cheese sandwich ever with this Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese!

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Buffalo Chicken Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese

Pepper Jack Cheese adds the perfect amount of flavor and spice to this Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese recipe, easy to make in just 10 minutes!

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 581 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 loaf french bread cut into 12 slices
  • 12 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 6 tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. Combine the shredded chicken and buffalo sauce in a medium bowl.

  2.  Spread 1/2 tablespoon of butter on each slice of bread.

  3. Flip the bread over and top each piece with a slice of pepper jack cheese.
  4. Top half of the slices of cheese topped bread with a spoonful of buffalo chicken.

  5. Place the other cheese topped slices of bread onto the buffalo chicken.

  6. Grill the sandwiches for 3-5 minutes per side in an oiled skillet on the stove over medium heat.

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Waffles

These delicious gluten free banana walnut waffles are also dairy free and egg free, making them a healthy and delicious way to start the day!

Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Waffles

These waffles were inspired by a combination of extra bananas in the house and my desire to incorporate flax seed into a new recipe!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Walnut Waffles

Did you know that flax seed can be mixed with water and used to replace egg? Me either! Until recently, that is!

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Waffles

Flax seed provides essential Omega 3’s, as well as antioxidant boosting power and fiber which promotes glowing skin, hair and nails!

The substitute for the egg worked great and now I have a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free waffle that is healthy, delicious and can be enjoyed by everyone!

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Waffle Ingredients

Ingredients

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Waffle Recipe

In a large mixing bowl combine the flax seed and water, then add the coconut milk, 1 tbsp honey, cinnamon and olive oil.

Dairy Free Banana Walnut Waffle Recipe

Whisk together, then add the flour mixture.

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Waffle Batter

Combine well, then add the walnuts and one sliced banana.

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Waffle Batter

Mash the banana slightly into the mixture.

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Waffle Batter

Spoon the mixture into a waffle iron and cook.

Gluten Free Banana Waffles

Top with the extra sliced banana then drizzle with the additional tablespoon of honey.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Waffles

Serve with a fresh glass of juice for a well balanced healthy breakfast that’s also fun and scrumptious!

Dairy Free Banana Walnut Waffles

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Walnut Waffles

These delicious gluten free banana walnut waffles are also dairy free and egg free, making them a healthy and delicious way to start the day!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 square waffles
Calories 321 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fine ground flax seed
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp honey divided
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 bananas sliced

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flax seed and water, then add the coconut milk, 1 tbsp honey, cinnamon and olive oil.
  3. Whisk together, then add the flour mixture.
  4. Combine well, then add the walnuts and one sliced banana.
  5. Mash the banana slightly into the mixture.
  6. Spoon the mixture into an oiled waffle iron and cook.

  7. Top with the extra sliced banana then drizzle with the additional tablespoon of honey.

Vitamin Boost Juice

Orange Pineapple Vitamin Boost Juice

I call this the “Vitamin Boost Juice” because it provides over 450% of the daily Vitamin A needed and over 1000% of daily Vitamin C needed, and just for a little extra boost, it also provides 110% of daily fiber needed!

Talk about getting a vita-boost to your day!

Orange Carrot Pineapple Juice

Ingredients

  • 4 oranges (peeled)
  • 1/2 pineapple (skin removed)
  • 1 cup carrots

Juice all of the ingredients together.

Orange Carrot Pineapple Juice

Pour into a glass, chill then soak in all of the juicy vitamins!

Citrus Carrot Juice

This juice is a perfect way to start the day and can be made very inexpensively! Purchase a bag of oranges at a local farmers market to cut down on costs by buying in bulk and keep juicing all week long!

Vitamin C Juice

Serve this juice with our Gluten Free Oatmeal Almond Date Bars for a healthy breakfast meal!

Catch me preparing a few of my favorite juices and smoothies on the San Diego 6 morning news!

Green Detox Juice

Green Juice

This green detox juice is perfect for detoxing after a long weekend… such as Memorial Day… which just so happens to be this weekend!

After kicking back a few cold ones and some delicious BBQ, this juice will clear your skin and make you feel like a brand new person!

Green Detox Juice

The kale and lemons give skin an amazing glow, while the ginger is perfect for helping with digestion and the apples, well as the old saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away 😉

Detox Juice Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 apples (fuji or granny smith work best)
  • 1 bunch kale (app. 2 cups chopped)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp size knob of ginger

Begin by slicing the apples.  If you have one of these handy-dandy apple corer-slicers, then this step is super easy!

Juicing Apples

Next, begin by juicing half of the apples, followed by the kale and ginger, then the rest of the apples, followed by the lemon.

Green Juice Recipe

Make sure to use a crisp apple, if the apple is too soft it will come out more like applesauce.  In this recipe mine were on the verge of too soft.  I’ve found that my favorite apples to use in this recipe are green granny smiths.

Green Apple Juice

Have a great weekend and happy juicing 🙂  Don’t forget to check out our Healthy Celery Pear Juice, Vitamin Boost Juice and Antioxidant Immunity Juice for even more healthy and delicious juice recipes!

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce are filled with flavor and easy to make, creating the perfect party appetizer or weeknight meal!

Gluten Free Greek Meatballs

Last week I had a craving for meatballs and Greek food, so I created Greek Meatballs!

Greek Meatballs

I combined some of my favorite spices from my Greek Moussaka recipe with delicious feta cheese and ground beef, then paired the meatballs with a flavorful Tzatziki Sauce and served them to friends at an NBA playoff watch party I hosted!

They were a hit and will definitely be served at my next party!

Greek Meatball Ingredients

Greek Meatballs Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup red onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 small tomato (chopped)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg

Greek Meatballs Instructions

Combine the ground beef, onion, garlic and tomato in a large bowl.

Greek Meatballs

Add the cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper and ground cloves.

Greek Meatballs

Add the feta cheese, parmesan, breadcrumbs and egg, then combine well.

Greek Meatballs

Form the mixture into meatballs.

Grilled Greek Meatballs

Grill over medium heat for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.

Grilled Greek Meatballs

If you do not have a grill available (or this sweet meatball griller), you can also bake the meatballs in the oven at 400°F for 20 minutes.

While the meatballs are grilling prepare the Tzatziki sauce by combining the  following ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Remove the meatballs from the grill or oven and serve with the sauce.

Gluten Free Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

Skewer the meatballs for serving at a party or serve for dinner with a Greek salad and pita bread with hummus!

Gluten Free Greek Meatball Recipe

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

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Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce are filled with flavor and easy to make, creating the perfect party appetizer or weeknight meal!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 18 meatballs
Calories 102 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill

Instructions

  1. Combine the ground beef, onion, garlic and tomato in a large bowl.

  2. Add the cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper and ground cloves.

  3. Add the feta cheese, parmesan, breadcrumbs and egg, then combine well.

  4. Form the mixture into meatballs.
  5. Grill over medium heat for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
  6. If you do not have a grill available, you can also bake the meatballs in the oven at 400°F for 20 minutes.

  7. While the meatballs are grilling prepare the sauce by combining all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  8. Remove the meatballs from the grill or oven and serve with the sauce.

Thai Chicken Salad on Endive Spears

Thai Chicken Salad combines shredded chicken, carrots, cabbage, walnuts & Thai Peanut Sauce. Placed on endive spears, they are the perfect party appetizer!

Walnut Chicken Salad on Endive Spears

Did you know that today is “National Walnut Day”? To celebrate I made this Thai chicken salad with walnuts and my favorite Thai Peanut Sauce!

Chicken Salad on Endive Spoons

Inspired by endive filled appetizers I had at a bridal shower last weekend, I placed the chicken salad on endive spears for a beautifully presented dish that would make the perfect party “finger food” for any gathering!

Thai Chicken Salad on Endive Spears Ingredients

Thai Chicken Salad Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken breast (cooked and shredded)
  • 1/2 cup cabbage (shredded)
  • 1/3 cup carrots (shredded)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup thai peanut sauce (click link for recipe)
  • 1 lb endive spears
  • 2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp green onions (chopped)
  • 1 lime (sliced)

Thai Chicken Salad Instructions

Combine the chicken, cabbage, carrots and walnuts in a medium mixing bowl.

Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Sauce

Add the peanut sauce and mix well.

Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Sauce

Spoon the chicken salad into the endive leaves, then top with the cilantro and green onions.

Thai Chicken Salad on Endive Spears

Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over the salad filled spears!

Thai Chicken Salad on Endive Spears

This dish is served cold, making it perfect for summer get-togethers!

Walnut Thai Chicken Salad on Endive Spears

These hand held little treats are full of flavor and so easy to make!

Walnut Chicken Salad

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Thai Chicken Salad on Endive Spears

Thai Chicken Salad combines shredded chicken, carrots, cabbage, walnuts & Thai Peanut Sauce, placed on endive spears, they are the perfect party appetizer!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 salad filled endive spears
Calories 41 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 1/2 cup cabbage shredded
  • 1/3 cup carrots shredded
  • 1/3 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/4 cup thai peanut sauce click link for recipe
  • 1 lb endive spears
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp green onions chopped
  • 1 lime sliced into wedges

Instructions

  1. Combine the chicken, cabbage, carrots and walnuts in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add the peanut sauce and mix well.

  3. Spoon the chicken salad into the endive leaves, then top with the cilantro and green onions.
  4. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over the salad filled spears.

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls have a light, flakey crust filled with spicy buffalo chicken and cool blue cheese crumbles. Serve these as a fun and delicious party app or main dish!

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Wraps

After preparing loads of delicious recipes containing buffalo sauce for my friends graduation party this weekend, I caught the “Buffalo Sauce Bug” and decided to come up with a totally new recipe featuring the delicious sauce!

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls

I had a roll of phyllo dough in the fridge, so I decided to wrap the buffalo chicken in the flakey, delicious exterior, then pack the inside with some my favorite buffalo sauce accouterments like blue cheese and carrots!

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Wraps

The result was a flavorful roll packed with spiciness, creaminess and crunch, wrapped in a light, flakey crust!

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Roll Ingredients

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls Ingredients

  • 20 sheets phyllo dough
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 cup carrots (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup  pepperoncinis (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing (optional – for dipping)

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls Instructions

Divide the phyllo dough into two stacks of 10 sheets, brush each sheet of phyllo dough lightly with the olive oil.

Phyllo Dough

Combine the buffalo sauce with the shredded chicken, then place the chicken evenly apart in three small sections in the middle of both stacks of phyllo dough.

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Dough

Top with the carrots, pepperoncinis and blue cheese crumbles.

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls

Slice the phyllo dough in between each section.

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls

Begin by folding the short sides of the phyllo dough over the filling.

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Wraps

Fold the other two sides over the middle and flip over, then brush the top of the roll with olive oil. Repeat until all 6 are complete.

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Wraps

Place in the oven at 400° for 15 minutes.

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Dough

Crispy, golden perfection!

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls

Slice in half and serve with blue cheese dressing on the side.

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Wraps

While I enjoyed these for dinner tonight with my roomie, I will definitely double the recipe, cut them in half and serve them as hors d’oeuvres at my next party!

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls

Who wants to be invited to that party? 😉

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Wraps

 

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Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls

Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls have a light, flakey crust filled with spicy buffalo chicken and cool blue cheese crumbles. Serve these as a fun and delicious party app or main dish!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 rolls
Calories 383 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 20 sheets phyllo dough
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 cup carrots shredded
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncinis sliced
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing optional – for dipping

Instructions

  1. Divide the phyllo dough into two stacks of 10 sheets.

  2. Brush each sheet of phyllo dough lightly with olive oil.
  3. Combine the buffalo sauce with the shredded chicken in a medium mixing bowl.

  4. Place the chicken evenly apart in three small sections in the middle of both stacks of phyllo dough.
  5. Top the chicken with the carrots, pepperoncinis and blue cheese crumbles.

  6. Slice the phyllo dough in between each section.
  7. Begin by folding the short sides of the phyllo dough over the filling.
  8. Fold the other two sides over the middle and flip over, then brush the top of the roll with olive oil.
  9. Repeat until all 6 are complete.
  10. Place in the oven at 400°F for 15 minutes.

  11. Slice in half and serve with blue cheese dressing.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies are just as soft, chewy and delicious as the classic cookie, without the gluten!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

One of my good friends Jes, who happens to be gluten free, asked me to cater her graduation party yesterday!

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Of course I was so proud of her for graduating from grad school, I couldn’t say no, so I took on the job!

The menu consisted of some of my favorite gluten free recipes, including Buffalo Chicken Dip, Sweet Potato TotsBuffalo Pickle Chips, Gluten Free Chocolate Cake, and these delicious cookies!

Gluten Free Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Everything was a hit and Jes’ step dad even said these were the best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies he’d ever had!

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ingredients

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ingredients

  • 2 cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Instructions

Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Cream together the butter and brown sugar in a separate large bowl.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

Add the eggs and vanilla and combine well, then add the flour mixture.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

Mix the flour into the dough, then hand mix in the oats and raisins.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

Mix all of the ingredients together then form the dough into small balls and place on a baking stone.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

Bake at 325°F for 20-25 minutes.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe is perfect for those with a gluten-intolerance, all of the deliciousness of the classic cookie with none of the gluten!

Gluten Free Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies are just as soft, chewy and delicious as the classic cookie, without the gluten!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 89 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

  2. Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon in a small bowl.

  3. Cream together the butter and brown sugar.

  4. Add the eggs and vanilla and combine well, then add the flour mixture.
  5. Mix the flour into the dough, then hand mix in the oats and raisins.
  6. Mix all of the ingredients together then form the dough into small balls and place on a baking stone.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Guacamole Stuffed Peppers

Guacamole Stuffed Peppers are the perfect gluten free, vegan and paleo party appetizer made with fresh guacamole stuffed in grilled sweet mini peppers!

Guacamole Stuffed Peppers

Last week I noticed a new item at my local grocery store, a bag of small, bright colored, sweet peppers.

I picked up a bag with the thought that something that cute and vibrant had to be used in a new dish!

Serrano Chili Guacamole Stuffed Peppers

When I got home I realized I had purchased a bag of avocados last week that were now perfectly ripe, and so the guacamole stuffed peppers were born!

Paleo Guacamole Stuffed Peppers

This dish is not only delicious, it’s also gluten free, vegan and paleo making it the perfect party appetizer for all guests!

Guacamole Stuffed Pepper Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 10-12 sweet mini peppers
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 small tomato (chopped)
  • 1/4 onion (chopped)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 serrano chili (minced)

Slice the tops off of the peppers and cut them in half, removing the white membrane and seeds from inside.

Small Peppers for Stuffing

Place the peppers on the grill over medium heat for 7-8 minutes.

Grilled Sweet Peppers

Remove from the heat and allow to cool while preparing the guacamole.

Grilled Sweet Peppers

Prepare the guacamole by removing the avocado from the shell and smashing in a small bowl.

Cilantro Lime Guacamole

Next add the tomatoes and onions.

Guacamole with Fresh Tomatoes

Add the lime juice, cilantro and serrano chili, then mix well to combine.

Serrano Chili Guacamole

Spoon the guacamole into each pepper.

Guacamole Stuffed Peppers

Simple as that, you have a beautiful, easy and healthy dish to serve as an afternoon snack or appetizer!

Guacamole Stuffed Sweet Peppers

With all the beautiful bright colors in this dish, it just screams summer to me! Am I the only one super excited for shorts everyday, pool parties and BBQs?

Guacamole Stuffed Sweet Peppers

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Guacamole Stuffed Peppers

Guacamole Stuffed Peppers are the perfect gluten free, vegan and paleo party appetizer made with fresh guacamole stuffed in grilled sweet mini peppers!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 24 stuffed peppers
Calories 46 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 12 sweet mini peppers
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 serrano chili seeded & minced

Instructions

  1. Slice the tops off of the peppers and cut them in half, remove the white membrane and seeds from inside.

  2. Place the peppers on the grill over medium heat for 7-8 minutes.

  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool while preparing the guacamole.
  4. Prepare the guacamole by removing the avocado from the shell and smashing in a small bowl.
  5. Add the tomatoes and onions.

  6. Add the lime juice, cilantro and serrano chili, then mix well to combine.
  7. Spoon the guacamole into each pepper.

Grilled Caribbean Chicken Pita Pockets

These Grilled Caribbean Chicken Pita Pockets are packed with flavor from the tequila lime grilled chicken to the sweet & tangy mandarin oranges & pineapple!

Caribbean Chicken Pitas with Honey Lime Dressing

There’s nothing I love more than delicious pita pockets packed with flavorful ingredients!

Caribbean Chicken Pita Wrap

These Caribbean Pita Pockets are full of flavor from the Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken to the sweet and tangy mandarin oranges and pineapple!

Caribbean Chicken Pita Wrap

This is a simple recipe, that’s perfect for lunch or dinner during the week!

Caribbean Chicken Pita Ingredients

Caribbean Chicken Pita Pockets Ingredients

  • 2 pieces of pita bread
  • 4 large leafs of butter lettuce
  • 2 tequila lime chicken breasts (recipe below)
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 small tomato (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup honey lime dressing

Tequila Lime Chicken Ingredients

Tequila Lime Chicken Ingredients

  • ½ cup tequila
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 lb chicken breasts

Tequila Lime Chicken Instructions

Combine the tequila, lime juice, honey, chili powder and cilantro in a medium mixing bowl.

Tequila Lime Chicken Marinade

Add the chicken to the marinade.

Marinated Tequila Lime Chicken

Marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator then grill over medium-high heat for 20 minutes, flipping half way through grilling.

Tequila Lime Chicken

Slice the chicken, then begin to put the pita pockets together.

Slice each pita bread in half, then place a leaf of butter lettuce  in each half of pita bread, followed by the chicken, then top with the mandarin oranges, pineapple, bell pepper and tomatoes.

Caribbean Chicken Pita Sandwich

Drizzle with the Honey Lime Dressing.

Tequila Lime Chicken Pita with Honey Lime Dressing

I could honestly put that dressing on anything and love it, but luckily for me… and you… the rest of this pita is totally amazing too!

Caribbean Chicken Pita Sandwich Recipe

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Grilled Chicken Caribbean Pita Sandwich

These Grilled Caribbean Chicken Pita Pockets are packed with flavor from the tequila lime grilled chicken to the sweet & tangy mandarin oranges & pineapple!

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 pita sandwiches
Calories 539 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces pita bread
  • 4 leaves butter lettuce
  • 2 tequila lime chicken breasts recipe below
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cup honey lime dressing click link for recipe

Tequila Lime Chicken

  • ½ cup tequila
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 lb chicken breasts

Instructions

Tequila Lime Chicken

  1. Combine the tequila, lime juice, honey, chili powder and cilantro in a medium mixing bowl.

  2. Add the chicken to the marinade.
  3. Marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator then grill over medium-high heat for 20 minutes, flipping half way through grilling.
  4. Slice the chicken, then begin to put the pita sandwiches together.

Caribbean Chicken Pita Sandwiches

  1. Slice each pita bread in half, then place a leaf of butter lettuce in each half of pita bread, followed by the chicken, then top with the mandarin oranges, pineapple, bell pepper and tomatoes.
  2. Drizzle with the Honey Lime Dressing.

Avocado Honeydew Melon Margarita

This avocado honeydew melon margarita is creamy, fresh and a unique twist on a classic cocktail, perfect for Cinco De Mayo or any Mexican Fiesta!

Avocado Melon Margarita

This Avocado Honeydew Melon Margarita might be the most interesting margarita you’ll ever drink!

Avocado Margarita

Creamy avocado is combined with fresh honeydew melon for a super refreshing twist to a classic margarita!

While I was weary  of putting avocado in my margarita at first, I soon jumped on the bandwagon after trying this deliciously creamy treat, so why not jump on it with me and try something new this weekend?

I promise that you will not be disappointed!

Avocado Honeydew Melon Margarita Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honeydew melon (chopped)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1 oz water

Puree the melon and avocado together in a blender.

Avocado Honeydew Melon Puree

Add the puree to a shaker with the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave nectar and water.

Avocado Honeydew Margarita

Shake and strain into glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Avocado Honeydew Melon Margarita

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! Hope you have a delicious day tomorrow and don’t forget to check out our “Cinco De Mayo” board on Pinterest for tons of scrumptious food and drink recipes for the holiday!

Remember to check out our other delicious margarita recipes like Blackberry Jalapeño and Serrano Chili Mango!

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Avocado Honeydew Melon Margarita

This avocado honeydew melon margarita is creamy, fresh and a unique twist on a classic cocktail, perfect for Cinco De Mayo or any Mexican Fiesta!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 margarita (app 14 oz)
Calories 507 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honeydew melon chopped
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1 oz water

Instructions

  1. Puree the melon and avocado together in a blender.

  2. Add the puree to a shaker with the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave nectar and water.

  3. Shake with ice and strain into a glass.

  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

This Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita recipe is light and refreshing, making it the perfect poolside cocktail for warm summer months!

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita Recipe

It’s day 3 of “Margarita-A-Day” until Cinco De Mayo!

Cucumber Margarita

And todays margarita is so light and refreshing that it almost tastes healthy!

This cucumber jalapeno margarita is super fresh with a little kick, making it the perfect poolside cocktail for the warm summer months.

Serve it with a side of Grilled Pineapple Tomatillo Guacamole for a happy union of two very delicious things!

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 jalapeño, sliced and seeded
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 2 oz tequila reposado
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ice

Add the cucumber and jalapeño to a shaker, then muddle.

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Muddled Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Add the lime juice, tequila, triple sec, agave nectar and ice, then shake well.

Pour into glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Cucumber Margarita Recipe

This margarita would be delicious at a fiesta with Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers and Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn!

Fresh Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita Recipe
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Cucumber Jalapeno Margaritas

This Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita recipe is light and refreshing, making it the perfect poolside cocktail for warm summer months!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 margarita (app 6 oz)
Calories 322 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeño sliced and seeded
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 2 oz tequila reposado
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Add the cucumber and jalapeño to a shaker, then muddle.

  2. Add the lime juice, tequila, triple sec, agave nectar and ice, then shake well.

  3. Pour into glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Serrano Chili Mango Margarita

This Serrano Chili Mango Margarita recipe is sweet, spicy, light and refreshing, perfect for warm summer days, BBQ’s or your next fiesta!

Mango Chili Margarita Recipe

It’s day two of “margarita-a-day” until Cinco De Mayo and I’d like to introduce you to my friend, the Serrano Chili Mango Margarita!

Mango Margarita Recipe

Just like yesterday when we combined blackberries and jalapeños, today we’re combining another fruit with another pepper for a sweet and spicy, refreshing cocktail!

Mango Serrano Chili Margarita Ingredients

Serrano Chili Mango Margarita Ingredients

  • 1/2 mango (diced)
  • 1 serrano chili (seeded and diced)
  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ice

Serrano Chili Mango Margarita Instructions

Muddle the mango and serrano chili in a shaker.

Muddled Mango and Serrano Chilies

Add the tequila, triple sec, agave nectar and ice to the shaker.

Shake well then pour into a salt rimmed glass and garnish with a lime.

Mango Margarita

Sip this cocktail on the patio in the middle of summer to cool down and relax! I promise that you won’t be able to have just one! 😉

Mango Serrano Chili Margarita

This is also the perfect drink to serve with Chips, Guacamole and Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers at a Mexican BBQ or dinner party!

Serrano Mango Margarita Recipe

Don’t forget to check out all of my margaritas and favorite Cinco De Mayo recipes on Pinterest!

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Serrano Chili mango Margarita

This Serrano Chili Mango Margarita recipe is sweet, spicy, light and refreshing, perfect for warm summer days, BBQ's or your next fiesta!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 margarita (app 6 oz)
Calories 357 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1/2 mango diced
  • 1 serrano chili seeded and diced
  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Muddle the mango and serrano chili in a shaker.
  2. Add the tequila, triple sec, agave nectar and ice to the shaker.
  3. Shake well then strain and pour into a salt rimmed glass and garnish with a lime.

Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita

This Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita uses only fresh ingredients, no mixes or sugar, for the perfect sweet and spicy fresh margarita!

Fresh Blackberry Margarita

Get your sombreros and shot glasses ready, it’s just 5 days until Cinco De Drinko Mayo!

Blackberry Jalapeño Margaritas

What better way to celebrate the holiday than with a fresh, flavorful margarita!  That’s why I’m giving you a new margarita recipe every day until Cinco De Mayo!

Fresh Blackberry Margarita

Today’s margarita is sweet, spicy and vibrant in color, great for celebrating with a delicious bowl of chips and blackberry jalapeno guacamole!

Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita Ingredients

Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita Ingredients

  • 4-5 blackberries
  • 1/2 jalapeño (de-seeded and sliced)
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 3 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ice

Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita Instructions

Muddle the blackberries and jalapeños in the bottom of a shaker.

Fresh Jalapeño Blackberry Margarita

Muddled Jalapeño Blackberry Margarita

Add the ice, tequila, lime juice and agave nectar.

Fresh Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita

Shake well, then strain and pour into a glass and garnish with a blackberry and jalapeño slice.

Fresh Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita

Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita

Sit back, relax and enjoy!

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Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita

This Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita uses only fresh ingredients, no mixes or sugar, for the perfect sweet and spicy fresh margarita!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 margarita (app 6 oz)
Calories 299 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 4-5 blackberries
  • 1/2 jalapeño sliced and seeded
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 3 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Muddle the blackberries and jalapeños in the bottom of a shaker.

  2. Add the ice, tequila, lime juice and agave nectar.

  3. Shake well, then strain and pour into a glass, garnish with a blackberry and jalapeño slice.