Perfect for the Kentucky Derby, these Mint Julep Bourbon Chicken Skewers are a deliciously easy appetizer! This recipe is great for derby parties, but can also be eaten year-round!
I was inspired to make this recipe the first time I threw a Kentucky Derby party back in 2013. Because what’s more Kentucky Derby than a mint julep? I combined the classic cocktail with my love of party skewers and the Mint Julep Chicken Skewers were born!
Since 2013, this recipe has been a hit at derby parties every year! When it comes to Kentucky Derby food for parties, this isn’t the only recipe I’ve got up my sleeve! Be sure to also add this Bourbon Bacon Cherry Crumble & these Squash Hush Puppies to your Southern inspired menu!
In addition to Derby day in May, these grilled bourbon chicken skewers make a delicious dinner dish or party appetizer year-round! No big hats or horse races required! And trust me, they’re so easy and delicious, you’ll want to make them all year long!
You’re going to love this healthy, easy Spinach Mushroom Chicken recipe! It’s totally delicious, dairy free, low carb & whole30 approved!
Last year, I introduced dozens of Whole30 recipes on the blog and even dedicated the entire month of March to Whole30 recipes.
Of the 18 Most Popular New Recipes of 2018, 8 of them were part of Whole30 March. With the popularity of Whole30 recipes last year, I vowed to bring you more Whole30 recipes in 2019 and I’m here to deliver!
You don’t have to be on the Whole30 diet to enjoy these delicious recipes. These are great options for those looking to add a few new healthy recipes into the mix, or those that are looking for gluten free and dairy free recipes.
This Whole30 Spinach Mushroom Chicken is flavorful, easy to make and the perfect addition to your weekly healthy dinner menu! You could also prepare extra chicken to slice up and meal prep for lunches or dinners throughout the week.
Looking for the best steak tacos with a twist? Try these Cajun Steak Tacos marinated in a flavorful combination of olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, hot sauce and spices, then grilled to perfection for a delicious meal!
Looking for an easy, flavorful meal idea? Check out this scrumptious Mango Salsa Chicken, grilled in a chipotle honey glaze and topped with fresh, homemade mango salsa!
Mmm mangos, the delicious tropical fruit that goes great in margaritas, salads and salsas, and is perfect for topping grilled meats in the summer!
When it comes to mango salsa, I love to eat it any way I can! Dipped up with chips, on top of baked salmon or with a spoon straight to my mouth 😉 Mango salsa is made up of a simple combination of mango, tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice. All of these fresh ingredients combine to make a salsa worthy of eating straight from the spoon!
I live in San Diego, just about 20 minutes from the Mexico border and people here take carne asada tacos very seriously. The key to a great carne asada taco is incredibly flavorful meat and simple, fresh toppings.
With just 3 ingredients in 29 minutes, you can toss together these flavorful Chimichurri Shrimp Skewers! They’re so easy to make, gluten free and dairy free!
Last week on Instagram, I declared that chimichurri was “the official sauce of summer 2018” and I’m sticking with it! Ever since I shared this easy 5 minute Chimichurri Sauce recipe earlier this summer, I’ve been receiving tons of Instagram messages from people letting me know that they’re as obsessed with this sauce as I am!
Now I know what you’re thinking, grilled jalapenos… in a cocktail? But yes, so much yes! Grilling the jalapenos, then boiling them in sugar water to make a Jalapeno Simple Syrup adds smokey, spicy and sweet flavors to any cocktail. When it’s paired with summer’s most refreshing fruit, watermelon, the combination of flavors is amazing!
Chimichurri chicken is marinated in an easy, homemade chimichurri sauce, grilled to perfection, then served over zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes. This flavorful, gluten free & dairy free recipe is perfect for dinner or meal prep!
With over 4.5 million views and 111,000 shares on Facebook, it’s easy to say that people love this recipe for Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls! And if you love that recipe, you’re also going to love this recipe for Chimichurri Chicken Zoodle Bowls! They’re healthy, gluten free and Whole 30 approved!
Earlier this month, I shared an authentic Chimichurri Sauce recipe that’s easily made in just 5 minutes! Now, I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to use the sauce in recipes throughout the week, like these Chimichurri Veggie Tacos and this Chimichurri Chicken Zoodle Bowl recipe.
I make a triple batch of this recipe about once a month and keep it in a mason jar in the refrigerator to add to grilled steak, tacos, eggs and buddha bowls. There’s seriously not much I wouldn’t put this delicious sauce on! The best part is, it only takes 5 minutes to toss together and will stay good for up to two weeks in the refrigerator!
Grilled Caprese French Bread Pizza will become your new favorite summer recipe! It’s topped with juicy grilled tomatoes, creamy mozzarella cheese and fresh basil pesto. Slice it into bites for an appetizer or large slices for a seriously delicious meal!
Last weekend was Memorial Day weekend, which means the unofficial start of summer! I don’t know about y’all, but I am SO excited for grilling season and all of the fresh summer produce popping up at the local farmers markets and grocery stores!
One of my favorite salads to eat during the summer is a classic caprese salad. Over the years, I’ve put several of my own twists on the salad, like this Crispy Eggplant Caprese Salad, which is always a show-stopper at dinner parties and this Quinoa Caprese Salad, a healthy side dish I always bring to picnics and BBQs during the summer!
A couple of weeks ago our awesome neighbors invited us over for the first neighborhood BBQ of spring and made these delicious grilled stuffed peppers with a Jalapeno Artichoke Dip from Costco.
I was inspired and came home to make my own Jalapeno Artichoke Dip Stuffed Peppers with an easy, homemade dip recipe! I then proceeded to make these peppers three different times in two weeks, in Oklahoma, on Cinco De Mayo and to make and share on the blog.
They’re such an easy summer party appetizer to prep ahead of time and toss on the grill when guests begin to arrive!
Quinoa, sweet potatoes, black beans & veggies are combined in this healthy, gluten free, black bean veggie burger recipe. These veggie burgers can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer!
Over the years I’ve tried many veggie burgers, from homemade, to restaurants, to pre-packaged at the grocery store, you always get one of two things, a burger filled with veggies or a vegetarian burger that’s masquerading as a meat burger, which tastes more like meat than veggies.
While I’ve had great versions of both, I tend to prefer the veggie-filled burgers. Since I’m not a vegetarian, when I eat veggie burgers I’m not trying to replace a beef or turkey burger, I’m simply looking for a super flavorful and unique way to go meatless and add more veggies to my diet!
After years of working on creating the perfect veggie burger, I’m here today to introduce you to The Best Veggie Burger you’ll ever have!
Whole30 Hamburgers are healthy, packed with protein, and gluten free, they’re wrapped in lettuce and topped with a sesame scallion sauce for a flavorful meal!
One of the most important aspects of the Whole30 diet is paying attention to labels and buying the best 100% grass-fed, organic meats whenever possible.
During “Whole30 March” I’ve relied on my friends at ButcherBox to fill my fridge with grass-fed beef, free range organic chicken and Whole30 approved bacon.
If you’re not familiar, ButcherBox is a high quality meat subscription service that delivers your choice of beef, chicken, pork, or a combination of meats, right to your door every 30 or 60 days! You can also add items like burgers, uncured sugar free bacon (that’s Whole30 approved and paleo!) and breakfast sausage.
I received my first ButcherBox two years ago, in April 2016, and have been hooked ever since!
This recipe features the best cajun chicken marinade ever, that just so happens to also be dairy free, gluten free and Whole30! Grill the chicken up and serve it with Bell Pepper Cajun Slaw for a healthy, complete meal.
We’re coming up on the end of “Whole30 March” and I’m so excited to end the month with a couple new favorites. This Grilled Cajun Chicken recipe being one of them!
I’m being totally serious when I tell you that this is the worlds best Cajun chicken marinade! Whether you’re looking for a healthy Whole30 recipe or not, you’re going to want to make this recipe!
Fresh spinach, spices, lemon and olive oil are combined in an amazing marinade for these grilled Mediterranean Chicken Skewers!
Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Vons! All opinions are my own.
It’s the beginning of a new year and healthy eating is on the minds of many. If you’re looking for a new healthy recipe that’s also amazingly flavorful, then you have to try these Mediterranean Chicken Skewers!
If you love Chipotle burritos, then you’re really going to love these grilled burritos, filled with fajita grilled chicken, veggies & cilantro lime rice!
I have a confession to make, I’m a bit obsessed with grilled burritos!
It’s a burrito, so that already has my attention, then you toss it on the grill to create a deliciously crispy tortilla wrapped around all of the burrito goodness, and bam, you’ve got an awesome grilled burrito!
Now I’m adding these Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers to the line-up. They’re so flavorful and so easy to make! In just 29 minutes you can give the chicken a quick marinade, skewer them up and toss them on the grill for a delicious meal.
Mediterranean grilled vegetables, pita bread & feta cheese are served with an assortment of hummus varieties on a delicious veggie & hummus plate!
For today’s post, I partnered up with my friends at Sabra Hummus to share this tasty Mediterranean platter filled with grilled vegetables and Sabra Hummus!
One of my favorite things about grilling is the camaraderie around it. You get your friends and family together, fire up the grill and spend all day outside soaking up the sun with wonderful conversation and great food.
Between the burgers and brats, it’s time for the “unofficial meal” of the day, and that’s where Sabra Hummus, and this Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Platter comes into play!
Red Wine Sangria is given a delicious twist in this refreshing cocktail recipe that features cinnamon sugar grilled peaches, apples, oranges and lemons!
Memorial Day is right around the corner, and what better time to bust out the grill and grill up a juicy, delicious cocktail! Wait, what, grilling a cocktail, are you crazy?!
Why, yes, yes I am kind of crazy, but we’re not actually grilling the sangria here, we’re grilling the fruit that goes in the sangria!
Two years ago, I created this Grilled Strawberry Lemonade and it was such a hit on the “Grill Your Whole Meal” segment I hosted on San Diego 6 News, that I couldn’t wait to find more drinks to grill up!
Jerk chicken kabobs with pineapple and bell peppers, the perfect gluten free recipe to toss on the grill and serve with honey lime sauce!
There’s nothing I love more than firing up the grill for dinner on warm summer nights and weekend BBQ’s!
This weekend we put our first offer in on a house (eeeeek!) It’s so exciting and terrifying at the same time. This house needs A LOT of work, so I’ve been putting some serious spreadsheet skills to use creating a list of all the work that needs to be done, a timeline for the renovation and budgeting.
Even though it seems totally unnecessary, one of the things at the top of my list is an outdoor patio addition. I love entertaining, especially outdoors in San Diego, so this is really important to me!
After living in an apartment for almost a year without having a space to entertain outside (or really inside for that matter!) I can’t wait to get in the new house (fingers crossed!) and fire up the grill for that first outdoor BBQ!
This grill is packed with awesome features that make grilling so easy, including even distribution of heat, technology that prevents flare-ups and a one-touch surefire electronic ignition. With these features, I feel totally comfortable loading up the grill with several recipes knowing that they’ll each cook perfectly even, and my food will come out extra juicy!
To give you some ideas for how to use this awesome Char-Broil Grill at home, I’ve created my Top 3 Grilling Menu Ideas, starting with the Southern Style BBQ, filled with everything from lemonade (yup, grilled lemonade is a thing!) to bbq chicken, skewers, sides and dessert!
Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs are served with grilled pineapple & bell peppers & topped with Honey Lime Dressing for a super flavorful dish!
I was excited by the idea of Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs, but the actual result was even better than I imagined!
If you haven’t tried Caribbean Jerk Seasoning before, it’s a Jamaican hot spice mixture, generally rubbed on pork or chicken. In this meatball recipe I combined both pork and chicken with a Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste that I have absolutely fallen in love with!
General Tso Chicken Wings are a delicious twist on the Chinese favorite, they’re the perfect appetizer for game day or parties!
Happy Monday everyone! I’m about to head over to see my friends at San Diego 6 News to host a live cooking segment all about Chinese appetizer recipes that are perfect for celebrating Super Bowl & the Chinese New Year!
The delicious flavor of grilled pineapple, roasted jalapenos & homemade teriyaki sauce will make this one of your favorite hot dog recipes ever!
When it comes to hot dog recipes, there are a lot of fun ways to mix up the delicious dish traditionally served at BBQ’s and summer parties!
While ketchup, mustard and relish may take the cake as the “traditional” way to top your dog, this hot dog recipe featuring grilled pineapple, roasted jalapeños and homemade teriyaki sauce will have you ditching traditional and going “Hawaiian style” on your next dog!
Jalapeño Poppers are filled with cheese and bacon, then wrapped in sriracha marinated steak and grilled on skewers for the ultimate meaty, cheesy meal!
Where oh where do I come up with these recipe ideas, I wish I could tell you!
Why oh why do I decide to come up with these recipe ideas at 10:30 PM? I also wish I could tell you that! Basically the worst time ever to be thinking about delicious food. Now it’s late, I’m in bed and I’m SO hungry!
I guess that’s just one of the very few downsides that come with being a professional food blogger!
Fresh Grilled Salmon is smothered in Homemade Blueberry BBQ Sauce made with only 4 ingredients for a simple, healthy, gluten free recipe!
Today’s post is sponsored by Spicely.
Just call this the superfood of all superfood dinners! Blueberries and salmon are filled with antioxidants and Omega 3s which increases brain stimulation and fight against depression, stress, cancer and arthritis.
Can I get an amen for being smart, happy, relaxed and healthy?! Oh yeah, I like all of those things!