Monthly Archives: July 2014

Bacon Wrapped Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is covered in jalapeño chimichurri sauce, then wrapped in bacon & oven roasted for a simple & delicious Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin recipe.

Bacon Wrapped Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin

Chimichurri, the rich, flavorful sauce from Argentina is perfectly paired with lean pork tenderloin, then wrapped in crispy bacon, in this decadent dinner recipe that’s super easy to toss together!

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Roasted Corn and Tomato Risotto

Roasted corn and cherry tomatoes give tons of flavor to this easy, gluten free and vegetarian summer tomato risotto recipe!

Roasted Tomato and Corn Risotto

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 the blog. 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 the blog!)

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Nutella Hummus

This Nutella Hummus recipe is an easy gluten free snack, perfect for serving with fresh fruit or graham crackers for dipping!

Nutella Hummus

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 the blog!

For this recipe, I was inspired by the popularity of my Pumpkin Hummus recipe on Pinterest and decided to try another spin on hummus using one of my favorite ingredients, Nutella!

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Mexican Quinoa Salad

Black beans, tomatoes, jalapeños & avocados are combined in this healthy, vegan & gluten free Mexican Quinoa Salad recipe!

Mexican Quinoa Salad

Two of my favorite salads I’ve ever made are this Quinoa Caprese Salad and this Greek Quinoa Salad. I decided to put the healthy and popular grain to use once again in this Mexican Quinoa Salad. It’s gluten free and vegan, yet packed with protein!

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Raspberry Lemon Gluten Free Dessert Jars

Gluten free lemon poppyseed cake is layered with raspberry cheesecake filling in this easy mason jar gluten free dessert recipe.

Lemon Raspberry Gluten Free Dessert Jars

Today’s post is sponsored by All But Gluten.

Well hello there delicious cuteness in a jar!

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Bacon Jalapeño Honey Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread is given a salty, sweet, spicy southern twist with the addition of bacon, honey and jalapeños in this delicious breakfast recipe!

Bacon Jalapeño Honey Monkey Bread

Let me just start by saying, OH… WOW… YUM!

It must have been Pinterest or Foodgawker, or maybe it was just my wandering mind, but somewhere, somehow, about a month ago, I saw a vision for monkey bread in my near future!

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Italian Enchiladas

Enchiladas are given an Italian twist in this gluten free recipe with Italian sausage, wrapped in corn tortillas & covered in marinara sauce & mozzarella cheese!

Italian Enchiladas

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.

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Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders

These healthy veggie burgers combine garbanzo beans, chia & hemp seeds with tomatoes & basil for a healthy & vegetarian slider recipe.

Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders

Today’s post is sponsored by Nature’s Path.

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!

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Peach Basil Moscow Mule

A traditional Moscow Mule cocktail is given a summer twist with peach vodka, fresh basil and lemon juice for a super refreshing drink!

Peach Basil Moscow Mule

I took one sip of this cocktail creation on 4th of July, then looked at my friend and said, “ok these are dangerous. Dangerously good!”

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the “cheers-ing” of copper mugs on my balcony with red & blue straws to kick off the holiday weekend.

If you were wondering what was inside and thinking that is was probably just a traditional Moscow Mule, then you would be wrong, this is the Moscow Mule, summer-ized!

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Roasted Jalapeño Honey Chicken Skewers

Roasted Jalapeño Honey Chicken Skewers combine sweet and spicy in a simple, gluten free recipe, made in just 30 minutes on the grill!

Roasted Jalapeño Honey Chicken Skewers

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!

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Gluten Free Basil Artichoke Panzanella Salad

Gluten free whole wheat bread is tossed with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes and artichokes in this gluten free & vegetarian panzanella salad recipe.

Gluten Free Panzanella Salad

Today’s post is sponsored by All But Gluten.

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 and cheese.

Well, the panzanella salad says forget the greens, we’re going straight for the good stuff, bread and tomatoes!

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Bacon Chipotle Guacamole

Chipotle Bacon Guacamole is the perfect combination of spice, flavor and crisp bacon crunch, great for dipping or on top of tacos.

Bacon Chipotle Guacamole

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!

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Roasted Tomato Blueberry Quinoa Salad

Roasted tomatoes & blueberries add bright, delicious flavors to this gluten free & vegetarian summer quinoa salad recipe!

Roasted Blueberry Tomato Quinoa Salad

As a food blogger, whenever a holiday rolls around, you have one goal in mind, come up with something that’s festive, delicious and hasn’t already been done. And for me, something that doesn’t just involve 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.

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Sriracha Steak Tacos

Sriracha Steak Tacos are a quick and easy recipe made with a simple steak marinade in under 30 minutes, perfect for dinner on Taco Tuesday!

Sriracha Steak Tacos

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!

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