Monthly Archives: June 2016

Gluten Free Cooking with ALDI

Gluten Free Cooking With ALDI

Today’s post was sponsored by ALDI. Thanks for supporting all of the partners like ALDI!

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:

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Pesto Smashed Potato Salad

Boiled, then baked garlic, parsley smashed potatoes are tossed in basil pesto with arugula & green onions for a delicious twist on traditional potato salad!

Pesto Smashed Potato Salad Recipe

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!

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Mexican Tortellini Pasta Salad

Cheese tortellini is tossed with black beans, bell peppers, tomatoes and corn in this vegetarian Mexican Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe!

Mexican Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

BBQ’s, dinners on the patio, picnics on the beach, these are a few of the reasons I can’t stop smiling because it’s officially Summer and that means all of these things are happening on the regular!!!

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Grilled Vegetable Lo Mein

Fresh vegetables are tossed in an Asian marinade, grilled, then mixed with Lo Mein noodles and a simple Asian sauce for an easy summer vegetarian dinner!

Grilled Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe

Yesterday was the first official day of summer, and with the start of summer comes the start of grilling season!

When most people think of grilling, they think meats, like Coffee Crusted Tri Tip, Chili Lime Shrimp, or Chicken Fajita Skewers. While I love all of these meaty dishes on the grill, I also love grilled vegetables!

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Grocery Shopping at ALDI

Grocery Shopping at ALDI

As a professional food blogger, I spend a lot of time at the grocery store, I mean, A LOT!

I’m always intrigued when a new grocery store comes to town and excited to see what it’s all about!

While ALDI has been in business for over 40 years in the US, now operating over 1,500 stores in 34 states, they’re new to Southern California and just diving into San Diego!

Last week, I took a trip to their new location in Vista (North San Diego) to check out what the store was all about!

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Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Chicken & peppers are wrapped in bacon, grilled & basted with a homemade teriyaki sauce in this simple, scrumptious recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Skewers!

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer Recipe

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.

I had to come home and recreate their delicious skewers so I could get another taste of the goodness!

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Indian Curry Chicken Tacos

This recipe for Indian Tacos with Curry Chicken combines an easy, homemade yellow curry sauce, with tender chicken spooned into Naan bread for a delicious meal!

Indian Tacos on Naan Bread with Curry Chicken and Fresh Cilantro

Today, I’m changing the game when it comes to tacos y’all!

I eat a lot of tacos, I mean, have you seen my Instagram page?

Taco Tuesday, Taco Thursday, Taco any-day-that-ends-in-Y! I love tacos!

I eat breakfast tacos, dessert tacos, slow cooked tacos, grilled tacos, ok, yeah, you get it, I’m taco obsessed!

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Food Bloggers Guide to Philadelphia: Where to Eat, Stay & Play

Food Bloggers Guide to Philadelphia

Over Memorial Day Weekend, I took my first trip to Philadelphia for a family wedding, and decided to head into town early so that I could check out the city, and of course eat alllll the cheesesteaks!

There were so many delicious spots to eat and fun things to do in Philadelphia that I decided to put together a “food bloggers guide” to the City of Brotherly Love, highlighting all of my favorite spots to eat, drink and play!

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Hawaiian Surf and Turf Sliders with Pineapple Slaw

Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Steak, Crispy Macadamia Coconut Shrimp and Fresh Chopped Pineapple Slaw make for the ultimate Hawaiian Surf and Turf slider recipe!

Hawaiian Surf and Turf Sliders with Pineapple Slaw

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at “Discover Hawaiian Foods”.

If you were just thinking, “today I would like to make the most epic slider ever“, then you’re in luck! Today I have the most epic slider recipe for you!

Why just have steak on a slider, when you can have steak AND shrimp? And not just any steak, but Hawaiian BBQ Steak, and not just any shrimp, but Macadamia Coconut Shrimp!

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How To: Make Your Own Moscow Mule Bar

Make Your Own Moscow Mule Bar

Everyone loves a refreshing Moscow Mule in the Summertime, so why not create a “Make Your Own Moscow Mule Bar” for your next party!

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Frozen Coconut Mojito

The mojito, a traditional Cuban cocktail, is given a summer twist in this Frozen Coconut Mojito Recipe, perfect for sipping poolside or at a BBQ!

Frozen Coconut Mojito Recipe

Ok, so let’s take a minute to talk about this coconut kick I’m on right now! Does anyone else go on kicks where they’re really loving one ingredient or cuisine or cooking method for like a month straight? Is that just a food blogger thing, or is it just me?!

Sometimes I’ll look at my upcoming recipe content calendar for the blog and all of the sudden realize that every recipe is in a bowl, or grilled, or has coconut in it, like this month! I guess we’ll just call this “The month of the coconut” on! 😉

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Veggie Fajita Rice Bowl

Sautéed, seasoned veggies are served on top of cilantro lime rice with fresh avocado for a flavorful, easy to make, vegan and gluten free fajita recipe!

Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl 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!

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Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

In this easy burger recipe, homemade turkey burgers are served on Hawaiian hamburger buns, topped with pineapple jalapeno onion relish & pepper jack cheese.

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers Recipe

Today’s post is sponsored by King’s Hawaiian. 

With grilling season under way, all I can think about is what I’m going to grill next!

From Bruschetta Turkey Burgers to Spinach Artichoke Turkey Burgers to these Hawaiian Turkey Burgers, I’m always looking for ways to make burgers just a little bit healthier during swimsuit season, which just so happens to overlap with grilling season!

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