Monthly Archives: February 2014

Gluten Free Irish Cream Chocolate Glazed Donuts

These Irish Cream Chocolate Glazed Donuts are a sweet and delicious breakfast treat, perfect for St Patricks Day and gluten free!

Irish Cream Chocolate Glazed Donuts

So the story begins when I purchased a donut pan. I then went on this kick of “must make gluten free donuts” then it became “must make gluten free St Patricks Day themed donuts”.

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Bacon Pistachio Crusted Scallops

Fresh scallops are coated in a crispy bacon, pistachio herb mixture and pan seared for a quick and simple, luxurious and flavorful meal.

Pistachio Bacon Crusted Scallops

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?”

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Pineapple Sesame Teriyaki Baked Chicken

Fresh pineapple, sesame seeds and homemade teriyaki sauce are added to this baked chicken recipe for a flavorful, simple and gluten free dish!

Pineapple Teriyaki Baked Chicken

Last week I wanted to create a baked chicken dish and was having a hard time deciding between Sesame Chicken and Teriyaki Chicken, so I combined them both in this one delicious dish!

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Sriracha Soy Vegetable Spring Rolls

Fresh spring rolls are filled with stir fried sriracha soy vegetables for a simple, healthy, gluten free & vegetarian Asian appetizer.

Sriracha Soy Vegetable Spring Rolls

Fresh, spicy, delicious and gluten free, these spring rolls are the perfect start to a dinner of Drunken Noodles, Kung Pao Beef or Vegetarian Pad Thai. Each of these recipes are also gluten free to create a completely gluten free meal!

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Spiralized Jicama & Avocado Salad

This Spiralized Jicama & Avocado Salad is a unique and healthy recipe that is gluten free & vegetarian. It’s great for lunch or served as a side dish!

Jicama Avocado Salad

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!

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Stuffed Peppers

This recipe for stuffed peppers is filled with slow cooked cilantro lime chicken & diced avocado for a healthy, gluten free and paleo dinner!

Cilantro Lime Chicken Stuffed Peppers

If you’ve been thinking that there’s a “healthy trend” going on this week on the blog, 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 the blog!

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Heart Healthy Oatmeal Berry Granola Bars

This heart healthy homemade oatmeal berry granola bar recipe is gluten free, delicious and easy to make, perfect for breakfast or an on-the-go snack!

Berry Almond Granola Bars

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. I also wanted to throw a couple of new recipes in the mix!

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Sausage Jalapeño Macaroni and Cheese

This baked macaroni and cheese recipe with roasted jalapeños and sausage is spicy, creamy, delicious and made in under an hour!

Sausage Jalapeno Macaroni and Cheese

One time my friends went on a “Macaroni and Cheese Crawl”. If you’re familiar with bar crawls, it’s the same thought, but instead of slamming beers and tequila shots, you head to the best restaurants for Mac and Cheese.

While I wasn’t able to make the crawl with them, I thought this was the best idea ever. Why, you ask?  Because Macaroni and Cheese is freaking awesome!!!!

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Wontons

Strawberry chocolate chip cheesecake filled wontons are a fun and delicious dessert recipe, perfect for parties and Valentine’s Day!

Strawberry Cheesecake Wontons

A couple of weeks ago I purchased a package of Wonton Wrappers at the grocery store.

They were conveniently located in the refrigerator section right next to where I was picking up some cheese and they screamed “Whitney,  make some Wontons!”  … so I did, of course. When wontons yell, you must listen. 😉

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Massaman Curry Crock Pot Chicken

Massaman Curry Crock Pot Chicken is an easy meal to toss in the slow cooker in the morning and serve over rice for dinner!

Massaman Curry Crock Pot Chicken

A big thank you goes out to my brother, Tyler Bond, for inspiring me to make this recipe!  I tried Massaman Curry for the first time when he ordered Thai take out while I was visiting him in Washington DC in November.

One bite and I was hooked!

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Gluten Free Strawberry Brownie Bread Pudding

This dessert bread pudding is made with gluten free mini brownies and fresh strawberries for a scrumptious gluten free brownie bread pudding recipe!

Strawberry Brownie Bread Pudding

Today’s post is sponsored by All But Gluten. 

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!

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Spicy Sausage Nacho Casserole

This gluten free Nacho Casserole recipe contains layers of scrumptious ingredients, like sausage, jalapenos, tortillas and cheese in a quick & easy recipe!

Spicy Sausage Nacho Casserole

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 Super Bowl Party.

For this years Super Bowl 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.

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

This Gluten Free Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cupcake Recipe topped with creamy peanut butter frosting is the best gluten free cupcake you’ll ever eat!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

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!

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