Tag Archives: grilling

Cajun Steak Tacos

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!

Grilled Sliced Cajun Marinated Skirt Steak with Fresh Cilantro

I’ve been on a serious grilled taco kick lately and if you’re licking your lips checking out these Grilled Cajun Steak Tacos, then you’ll also want to take a peak at these Chipotle Lime Carne Asada Tacos and these Grilled Vegetable Chimichurri Tacos (I could seriously put that sauce on everything!)

Read the full recipe here!

Spinach Artichoke Chicken

A creamy combination of goat cheese, greek yogurt, spinach and artichokes are stuffed into this delicious Spinach Artichoke Chicken recipe! It’s easy, healthy, low carb and keto diet approved!

Sliced Spinach Artichoke Chicken with Fresh Basil and Lemons

Healthy grilled chicken recipes are a staple around my house, from Bruschetta Grilled Chicken and Mango Salsa Chicken to Mediterranean Chicken Skewers and Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers, I love how easy it is to create a healthy and flavorful grilled chicken recipe with the right marinade!

This Spinach Artichoke Chicken recipe has both the right marinade and the perfect filling to create a delicious and healthy dish!

Read the full recipe here!

Mango Salsa Chicken

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!

Grilled Chicken topped with Mango Salsa and Fresh Cilantro

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!

Read the full recipe here!

Chipotle Lime Carne Asada Tacos

The best Carne Asada Tacos are so easy to make at home with a simple & flavorful marinade recipe of fresh lime juice, chipotle pepper powder, cumin, cilantro and garlic!

Carne Asada Tacos with Onions, Cilantro and Grilled Green Onions

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at the California Beef Council.

When I was asked to join the “Feed Me!” Podcast as a featured guest on an episode about tacos, I couldn’t say yes fast enough!

My love for tacos runs deep y’all! From breakfast tacos to rolled tacos and slow cooker tri tip tacos to beef barbacoa tacos, I seriously can’t get enough tacos in my life!

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.

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Grilled Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers

Flavorful chorizo, crisp corn, black beans, juicy tomatoes and delicious chilies are added to these Grilled Stuffed Bell Peppers, for one scrumptious, gluten free meal!

Grilled Stuffed Bell Peppers filled with Chorizo, Cotija Cheese and Cilantro

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Mighty Spark!

Stuffed Peppers are one of my go-to gluten free meals, whether they’re filled with Buffalo Chicken, Spicy Eggplant, Italian Ground Turkey and Mushrooms or Chorizo, Corn and Black Beans, I love how easy they are to make and toss in the oven, slow cooker or on the grill!

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Chimichurri Shrimp Skewers

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!

Chimichurri Shrimp Skewers with Limes and Chimichurri Sauce

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!

It’s so flavorful, so easy to make and you can toss it in a mason jar in the fridge to add to Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls, Grilled Veggie Tacos or Shrimp Skewers throughout the week!

Read the full recipe here!

Grilled Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

Grilled jalapeno simple syrup adds a kick of smokiness & spice to this incredibly refreshing watermelon margarita recipe, perfect for enjoying on a warm summer day!

Watermelon Margarita with Grilled Lemon and Jalapeno

It’s officially summer y’all, which means it’s time to sip refreshing cocktails by the pool! Some of my summer go-to cocktails are Frozen Coconut MojitosLemon Berry Prosecco Sangria, Frozen Mango Margaritas and now this Grilled Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita!

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!

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Chimichurri Chicken Zoodle Bowls

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!

Chimichurri Grilled Chicken, Zucchini Noodles and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

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.

Read the full recipe here!

Grilled Sausage Potato Pepper Bowls

Grilled sausage, potatoes and peppers are combined in this delicious summer bowl recipe! It’s easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner, great for a BBQ or perfect to take on your next camping trip!

Grilled Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage in a bowl with Grilled Potatoes, Peppers and Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Thanks to Mighty Spark Food Co. for sponsoring today’s post!

Aw grilling season, my favorite time of the year! There’s barely a night that goes by from Spring to Fall where I’m not tossing something on the grill for dinner.

One of my favorite new discoveries this grilling season is Mighty Spark Food Co’s Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage. It is so juicy, flavorful and bursting with jalapenos and cheddar!

Since I can’t deny a good bowl recipe, (see: Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls, Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls, Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls… and the list goes on!) I decided to add the classic combination of grilled sausage and peppers to a tasty new bowl recipe!

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Vegan Tacos with Grilled Veggies & Chimichurri

Vegan tacos are filled with grilled potatoes, peppers and corn, then topped with a flavorful chimichurri sauce. They’re easy to make in just 29 minutes and so delicious!

Vegan Tacos filled with Grilled Potatoes, Peppers Corn and Chimichurri Sauce

Last week, when I posted this easy 5 minute Chimichurri Sauce recipe, I mentioned some of the delicious dishes I added the sauce to, like Chimichurri Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls, Chimichurri Grilled Shrimp Skewers and Chimichurri Vegan Tacos.

Today, I’m so excited to share the recipe for Vegan Tacos, which I’ve been gobbling up with spoonfuls of chimichurri sauce on top!

Read the full recipe here!

Chimichurri Sauce

Just 8 simple ingredients are combined in 5 minutes to make this easy and authentic chimichurri sauce, perfect for topping grilled steak, chicken, shrimp or veggies!

Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce with Parsley, Garlic and Olive Oil

I’m obsessed with adding chimichurri sauce to just about everything I grill! From Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls, to Grilled Veggie Tacos, to Grilled Shrimp Skewers, this Argentinian sauce is a great addition to your summer grilling menu!

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!

Read the full recipe here!

Grilled Caprese French Bread Pizza

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!

Grilled Caprese French Bread Pizza with Balsamic Glaze

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!

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Grilled Stuffed Peppers With Creamy Artichoke Dip

Grilled stuffed peppers are made with sweet mini peppers, filled with an easy, delicious creamy artichoke dip, creating the perfect appetizer for your next BBQ!

Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers

Can we talk  about how excited I am that grilling season is back in action? Grilled Strawberry Lemonade, Grilled Bruschetta Chicken and Grilled Berry S’Mores should definitely be our your summer grilling menu!

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!

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The Best Veggie Burger with Black Beans & Sweet Potatoes

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!

Hand Holding Black Bean Veggie Burger

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!

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Whole30 Hamburgers with Sesame Scallion Sauce

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!

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!

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Grilled Cajun Chicken with Bell Pepper Cajun Slaw

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.

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!

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Mediterranean Chicken Skewers

Fresh spinach, spices, lemon and olive oil are combined in an amazing marinade for these grilled Mediterranean Chicken Skewers! 

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!

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PB&J Chicken Skewers

Skewers of marinated chicken & grapes are served with creamy peanut sauce in this Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Skewer recipe that’s both fun & delicious!

Skewers of marinated chicken & grapes are served with creamy peanut sauce in this Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Skewer recipe that's both fun & delicious!

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are the classic childhood favorite that everyone loves! Even as adults, I know we all like to sneak one in from time to time!

These peanut butter and jelly chicken skewers give you that childhood flavor with a new twist!

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Chicken Fajita Grilled Burritos

If you love fresh California-style burritos, then you’re really going to love these grilled burritos, filled with fajita grilled chicken, veggies & cilantro lime rice!

If you love Chipotle burritos, then you're really going to love these grilled burritos, filled with fajita grilled chicken, veggies & cilantro lime rice!

Today’s post is sponsored by Vons. All opinions are my own.

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!

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Jalapeno Steak Kabobs

These Steak Kabobs are marinated in a delicious honey lime jalapeno marinade then skewered with fresh jalapenos & tossed on the grill for a delicious meal!

These Steak Kabobs are marinated in a delicious honey lime jalapeno marinade then skewered with fresh jalapenos & tossed on the grill for a delicious meal!

I can’t believe it’s the last day of July and that summer is almost coming to an end!

Even though the summer may only last another month, that doesn’t mean grilling season has to come to an end!

Right behind summer comes my favorite season of the year FOOTBALL SEASON and I can tell you that I’ll definitely be grilling up these Jalapeno Steak Kabobs at a tailgate this football season!

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Coffee Rubbed BBQ Steak Sandwich

Thin slices of coffee rubbed, grilled steak are piled up with herbed goat cheese, BBQ sauce & grilled onions in this mouth-watering steak sandwich recipe!

Thin slices of coffee rubbed, grilled steak are piled up with herbed goat cheese, BBQ sauce & grilled onions in this mouth-watering steak sandwich recipe!

BBQ sauce, coffee and steak, these are a few of my favorite things, combine them together in an epic steak sandwich and BOOM, mind blown!

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Mexican Street Corn Turkey Burgers

Mexican turkey burgers are covered in cotija cheese, guacamole and grilled Mexican street corn for a flavorful summer burger recipe!

Mexican turkey burgers are covered in cotija cheese, guacamole and grilled Mexican street corn for a flavorful summer burger recipe!

Thanks to my friends at Jennie-O for sponsoring this post!

Mexican Street Corn is hard to beat, it’s creamy, spicy and so flavorful!

So, what happens when you top Mexican Turkey Burgers with Mexican Street Corn?! You get one seriously delicious burger recipe!

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Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers

The easiest & most delicious Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers are made with marinated chicken, cherry tomatoes & fresh basil for a healthy, gluten free meal, made on the grill!

The easiest & most delicious Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers are made with marinated chicken, cherry tomatoes & fresh basil for a healthy, gluten free meal!

Skewers are one of my favorite things to grill in the summer. They’re easy to prep ahead of time and perfect for everything from easy weeknight dinners to entertaining friends around the BBQ.

These Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers are so flavorful and so easy to make! In just 29 minutes you can give the chicken a quick marinade, skewer these babies up and toss them on the grill for a delicious meal!

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Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable & Hummus Plate

Mediterranean grilled vegetables, pita bread & feta cheese are served with an assortment of hummus varieties on a delicious veggie & hummus plate!

Mediterranean grilled vegetables, pita bread & feta cheese are served with an assortment of flavored hummus on this 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 several varieties of 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!

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Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon Tacos

Chipotle honey glazed salmon is placed in warm corn tortillas & topped with fresh mango salsa in this mouth-watering recipe for healthy salmon tacos!

Chipotle honey glazed salmon is placed in warm corn tortillas & topped with fresh mango salsa in this mouth-watering recipe for healthy salmon tacos!

Yesterday was “Taco Tuesday” so I decided to combine two of the most trendy ingredients of the summer, salmon and chipotle, in a new dish!

Salmon is the superfood fish that is packed with Omega 3’s which help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, while keeping your mind sharp and skin glowing! This colorful and vitamin-rich fish has been one of the most searched foods of the summer and I just so happen to think that I’ve created the perfect salmon recipe!

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Grilled Fruit Sangria

Red Wine Sangria is given a delicious twist in this refreshing cocktail recipe that features cinnamon sugar grilled peaches, apples, oranges and lemons!

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!

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Jerk Chicken Kabobs

Jerk chicken kabobs with pineapple and bell peppers, the perfect gluten free recipe to toss on the grill and serve with honey lime sauce!

Jerk chicken kabobs with pineapple and bell peppers, the perfect 5-ingredient, 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!

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Grilled Veggie Vegan Buddha Bowl

 The Green Vegan Buddha Bowl is filled with grilled veggies, green tahini sauce, avocado & quinoa for a healthy, filling meal that’s also gluten free!

The Green Vegan Buddha Bowl is filled with grilled veggies, green tahini sauce, avocado & quinoa for a healthy, filling meal that's also gluten free!

Spring has arrived and grilling season is here!

I’m not going to lie, I own 4 grills. An indoor grill,  a tabletop outdoor grill, a rolling “tailgate” grill and a fancy new Char-Broil infrared grill. To say I enjoy grilling would be an understatement!

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Top 3 Grilling Menu Ideas for Summer Parties

Whether it’s a Southern Style BBQ, Mexican Fiesta or Vegetarian Cookout, these Grilling Menu Ideas will help you throw a delicious summer party!

Whether it's a Mexican Fiesta, Southern Style BBQ or Vegetarian Cookout, these Grilling Menu Ideas will help you throw a delicious summer party!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Char-Broil; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, I couldn’t wait to put my new Char-Broil Commercial Series TRU-Infrared 4-Burner Gas Grill to work!

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!

Southern Style BBQ Grilling Menu Ideas

  1. Grilled Strawberry Lemonade
  2. Grilled Peach Balsamic BBQ Chicken
  3. Garlic Lemon Grilled Asparagus
  4. Grilled Rosemary Steak & Potato Skewers
  5. Grilled Berry S’Mores

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Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs

Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs are served with grilled pineapple & bell peppers & topped with Honey Lime Dressing for a super flavorful dish!

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

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!

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Grilled Tomato & Kale Salad

Grilling tomatoes & kale puts a totally new twist on a traditional kale salad, it’s vegetarian, gluten free & perfect as a summer side dish or entree!

Grilled Tomato & Kale Salad Recipe

Since it’s summertime and all I want to do is grill everything, that’s exactly what I did this week! From Caribbean Jerk Meatballs to Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon (I seriously can’t stop eating this dish!) to this Grilled Tomato & Kale Salad recipe, it was a grilling kind of week at my house!

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Grilled Vegetable Lo Mein

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, Coffee Crusted Tri Tip, Chili Lime Shrimp, or Chicken Fajita Skewers, and while I love all these meaty dishes on the grill, I also love grilled vegetables!

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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.

Since they don’t currently operate a restaurant in San Diego, I had to come home and recreate their delicious skewers so I could get another taste of the goodness!

Secret confession: I’m also always looking for any excuse to make my super simple, super delicious 10 minute teriyaki sauce recipe 😉

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Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers Recipe

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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Spinach Artichoke Turkey Burgers

Spinach Artichoke Turkey Burgers

The sun is shining, the coats are put away and the grill is lit, because it’s almost summer and that means grilling season is here!

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Teriyaki Steak Shish Kabob

This Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Steak Shish Kabob recipe is perfect for Summer BBQ’s, but also easy enough to whip up for dinner anytime!

Teriyaki Steak Shish Kabob Recipe

My favorite season is upon us, grilling season!

Whether it’s a shish kabob, burger, hot dog, chicken or Grilled Strawberry Lemonade (yes that’s a thing!) I love grilling up fruits, veggies and meat all Summer long!

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Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls

Marinated grilled chicken is served over zucchini noodles & topped with fresh tomato bruschetta in this healthy, gluten free chicken zoodle bowl recipe!

Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowl Recipe

Bowls in the food world are the equivalent to Game Of Thrones in the TV world, SO HOT RIGHT NOW!

If you google “Bowl Trend In Food” you’ll find dozens of articles about how “Bowls Are The New Plates” (yes, that’s actually the title of an article from The Wall Street Journal! 🙂 )

This is one food trend that I’m not upset about at all! You can pack a lot of healthy ingredients into a bowl, while also adding a ton of flavor to make it super yummy!

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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Sliders

Roasted jalapenos, cream cheese & crispy bacon are stuffed into these delicious grilled hamburger stuffed sliders, perfect for Summer BBQ’s & parties!

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Sliders

This time last year, I introduced King’s Hawaiian Jalapeño Rolls for the first time in a recipe for Roasted Jalapeno Honey Carne Asada Sliders. This recipe still remains one of my all time favorites!

As soon as I tried one bite of those sweet and spicy jalapeño rolls, I was hooked!

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Grilled Pineapple Moscow Mule

Fresh grilled pineapple adds delicious flavor to a classic Moscow Mule in this tasty cocktail recipe, perfect for Summer BBQ’s!

Grilled Pineapple Moscow Mule Recipe

Today is Opening Day at Petco Park and the beginning of baseball season in San Diego!

To help kick off the Padres season, I joined my friends at San Diego 6 News this morning for a segment on Hot Dog Toppings To Pair With Your Favorite Cocktails.

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General Tso’s Chicken Wings

General Tso Chicken Wings are a delicious twist on the Chinese favorite, they’re the perfect appetizer for game day or parties!

General Tso Chicken Wings Recipe

Happy Monday everyone! I’m about to head over to see my friends at San Diego 6 News & host a live cooking segment all about Chinese appetizer recipes that are perfect for celebrating Super Bowl & the Chinese New Year!

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Bratwurst Beer Mac & Cheese

This Mac and Cheese Recipe is kicked up a notch with the addition of grilled bratwurst and amber beer, putting a fun and flavorful twist on mac and cheese!

Bratwurst Beer Mac and Cheese Recipe

Alright guys, it’s confession time, I might be a tad bit obsessed with mac and cheese 😉

Whether it’s Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese,  Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese, or this new Bratwurst Beer Mac and Cheese recipe, I just can’t get enough of the creamy, cheesy, pasta goodness!

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Sriracha Candied Bacon Brie Cheeseburger

Sriracha Candied Bacon Brie Cheeseburger Recipe

What does the ultimate cheeseburger look like?

This is what the ultimate cheeseburger looks like!

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BBQ Chicken Peach Bacon Cheddar Quesadilla

BBQ Chicken Peach Bacon Cheddar Quesadilla Recipe

For this recipe, I basically decided to toss 4 of my favorite things in between a couple of tortillas and make the most bomb.com quesadilla ever!!!

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BBQ Meatball Sub

BBQ Meatball Sub Recipe

Growing up, I loved to put BBQ sauce on everything! Maybe it was the sweetness of the sauce, or maybe the fact that I grew up in the south, but either way, I loved it!

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Grilled Berry S’Mores

Grilled Berry S'Mores Recipe

This weekend is the 4th of July and I couldn’t be s’more excited (see what I did there 😉 ) to head to Houston to visit my sweet 90 year old Nana and the rest of my fam!

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Blackened Grilled Salmon

Blackened Grilled Salmon with Lemon Herb Compound Butter

One of my favorite things to eat during the summer is salmon, this delicious fish provides so many health benefits, I always feel good about eating it!

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Caprese Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Caprese Grilled Chicken Sandwich Recipe

And today on the blog… more grilling goodness!!

For today’s recipe I’m combining one of my favorite summer salads, the caprese, with the deliciousness of a grilled chicken sandwich!

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Grilled Strawberry Lemonade

Fresh lemons and strawberries are grilled in this delicious recipe twist on strawberry lemonade, perfectly refreshing for summer BBQs!

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Ever since I completed my Balcony Makeover a couple of weeks ago, all I’ve wanted to do is hang out on the balcony and grill EVERYTHING!

Seriously, 8 out of 10 new recipes posted this week, or coming in the next two weeks on the blog, are grilled, I can’t be stopped, must grill everything… including lemonade!

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Bruschetta Turkey Burgers

This turkey burger recipe combines the delicious ingredients of bruschetta in the burger patties, as well as in the fresh bruschetta on top!

Bruschetta Turkey Burger Recipe

This past weekend kicked off the unofficial start of Summer with Memorial Day Weekend, which also means the start of grilling season… and swimsuit season!

While I’m not willing to give up a juicy delicious cheeseburger over the summer, I am totally up for slimming it down with turkey instead of beef! That’s why I partnered up with my friends at Jennie-O to create this fresh and healthy burger, perfect for getting your summer grill on while keeping in swimsuit shape!

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Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon

Today’s post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. Thanks for supporting all of the awesome WhitneyBond.com partners like Cost Plus World Market!

Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon Recipe

When it comes to this Korean BBQ Sauce, I literally can NOT get enough! It started on Slow Cooked Meatballs for Superbowl, then went to Slow Cooked Chicken for Tacos (OMG, seriously, a MUST MAKE!) Now, I decided that it was time to take my new favorite sauce to the grill!

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Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Hot Dogs

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Hot Dog Recipe

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!

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Garlic Lemon Grilled Asparagus with Feta Cheese

Garlic Lemon Grilled Asparagus with Feta Cheese

I just redecorated my balcony with all new furniture and decor, and now all I want to do is grill everything and hang out on the balcony!

And that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing for a week straight!

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Asian Chicken Sliders

Asian Chicken Sliders


Today, I’m so excited to introduce you to a new slider recipe, as well as a new WhitneyBond.com partner!

I’m sure that many of you are familiar with Litehouse products already, but for those of you who aren’t, I’m happy to fill you in on all of the goodness they have to offer!

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Sriracha Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Skewers

Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

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 😉

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Rosemary Sage Pork Tenderloin Skewers

Rosemary Sage Pork Tenderloin Skewers

I’m totally a sucker for delicious food that comes on a stick.. and I’m not talking deep fried fair food!

Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers, Rosemary Steak and Potato Skewers, Grilled Vegetable Skewers, all delicious, all food that comes on a stick, but is healthy and not deep fried!

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Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

For the most part, cooking in my house goes down like this:

  1. Recipe Idea Brainstorming
  2. Writing Out Recipe
  3. Grocery Shopping for Recipe
  4. Creating Recipe in the Kitchen
  5. Photographing Recipe
  6. Blogging About Recipe

For this recipe, I skipped straight to #4!

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Blueberry BBQ Grilled Salmon

Blueberry BBQ Salmon Recipe

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!

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Little Leopard Book Photo Shoot Spring 2013

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I’m so excited to share my favorite images from the Spring 2013 LLB photo shoot with Kenneth Ruggiano!

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Kenneth is responsible for the amazing images you see around LLB’s social media pages which came from the very first Little Leopard Book photo shoot almost exactly a year ago. I was so excited when the opportunity arose to work with him again!

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The first look was very special for me because the dress is one that my Mom wore in the 70s!

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I’m lucky enough to have a Mom with timeless style and I was extremely proud to wear her dress in the shoot!

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The next look is basically what you will find me wearing on a daily basis in the kitchen: leopard jeans, t shirt and neon green apron, gotta have that pop of color!

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I’m actually kind of obsessed with this apron I found at World Market the morning of the shoot!  It’s going to be so fun for summer BBQ’s!

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We then moved the shoot outdoors to catch me in one of my favorite places: at the grill!

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Then it was back inside to mix up some more cupcake batter while showing love to my favorite NBA team, the OKC Thunder!

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Thunder Up!

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Next, we grabbed a couple images while I wrote out my dinner menu on the awesome Hanging Wall Menu I created!

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This look was very special to me because it included two of my most prized possessions: the original Little Leopard Book and my Grandma Meme’s crystal bell.

When I was a little girl my Meme always let me ring the bell when dinner was ready.  I took such pride in letting everyone know it was time to eat!  When we lost her a couple years back, I asked my Dad if I could have the bell so that I could continue on my tradition of ringing the dinner bell in her honor. Every day I look at the bell and remember the amazing woman she was and all that she taught me about cooking, food, life and family!

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As the sun began to set on the LLB photo shoot, we grabbed one last look with a very special Little Leopard Oven Mitt, given to me at Christmas by my Dad!

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And that’s a wrap!

Thanks so much for checking out the images from our shoot!  It was such a fun day and I’m so excited to share the pictures with you all!

I will be selecting one of the above images as the new default LLB homepage photo!  I’d love to hear which one is your favorite!

Cheers and Happy Cooking from LLB 🙂