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Soy Chorizo Quesadilla

Soy chorizo, Mexican shredded cheeses & spices are combined in this easy vegetarian quesadilla recipe, made in just 15 minutes! When corn tortillas are used, this recipe is also gluten free.

I love to use Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo in this recipe, but other brands of soyrizo will also work just fine. This Soy Chorizo Quesadilla pairs perfectly with a side of Restaurant Style Mexican Rice and Homemade Pico De Gallo!

Soy chorizo quesadilla slices stacked up on a plate with fresh cilantro

Calling all my fellow soyrizo fans out there! This soy chorizo recipe will be your new go-to favorite for crazy busy weeknights! I love this recipe because it only takes 15 minutes to make a delicious, vegetarian dinner.

You can even whip up a side of guac to go with it while the quesadillas are cooking! I love to dip it in guac or drizzle it with a little hot sauce. Kurt is all about dipping it in sour cream. Salsa is also a great option, a little green tomatillo salsa goes so well with this quesadilla!

If you’re already at Trader Joe’s picking up the soy chorizo, I highly recommend grabbing a jar of their Hatch Valley Salsa. Dipping this quesadilla into that salsa is like a fiesta of flavors in your mouth!

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Buffalo Queso Dip

Easy homemade queso dip is made on the stovetop or in a crockpot with real cheddar & cream cheese, no Velvetta! Buffalo sauce is added for a kick of flavor & spice!

This queso dip is delicious served as a snack with chips and veggies. It’s also great for dipping Buffalo Chicken Taquitos or drizzling over a Buffalo Chicken Taco Ring!

Queso dip in white bowl topped with diced tomatoes and jalapeno slices

Growing up in Oklahoma, queso dip was our jam! It was always served with Tex Mex, at parties and found at every Mexican restaurant in the state. Needless to same, Oklahomans love queso dip!

I’ve put my own spin on queso a couple of times. This recipe for Green Chili White Queso Dip is always a hit. Now I’ve added my favorite sauce to my favorite cheesy dip.

Allow me to introduce you to Buffalo Queso Dip, it’s creamy, with a little spice and so much flavor! This easy queso dip recipe can be made on the stove or in a slow cooker. It’s great for parties, Tex Mex dinners and game day.

I like to drizzle it over Buffalo Chicken Tacos and Buffalo Frito Chili Pie. It adds even more buffalo sauce goodness to these buffalo style recipes!

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Crispy Baked Vegan Avocado Tacos

Crispy baked avocados, black beans & fresh corn salsa are combined in this scrumptious recipe for gluten free, vegan Avocado Tacos!

Overheat shot of crispy avocado tacos on plate with fresh cilantro

My love of tacos runs deep y’all! I’ve created many taco recipes over the years, including lots of meatless options for my vegan friends!

If you love these Avocado Tacos, you’ll also love these Butternut Squash Tacos. For even more vegan taco goodness, check out these Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos and these Vegan Tacos with Grilled Veggies and Chimichurri!

When it comes to tacos, meatless or not, you always need a great topping to finish them off. For these Avocado Tacos, I added Roasted Poblano Corn Salsa. This salsa is light, fresh and flavorful. A little drizzle of lime juice right on top and you’re good to go!

If you like your tacos on the spicier side, feel free to drizzle a little hot sauce right on top. We’re raving fans of Pico Pica in our house, so we drizzled  it right on top and used it to batter the avocado.

The crispy baked avocado is so easy to make. Simply dip avocado slices in your favorite hot sauce, then in a taco seasoned cereal coating. I’ve used both Rice Chex cereal and Corn Flakes to crust the avocado and both work great!

I toss the cereal right in my NutriBullet (any blender or food processor will work!) with Homemade Taco Seasoning and blend it into a fine crumb mixture. The combination of hot sauce and taco seasoned cereal crumbs gives these baked avocado strips so much flavor!

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Vegetarian Couscous with Roasted Tomatillos & Corn

Roasted tomatillos, grilled corn & jalapenos are combined in this easy Vegetarian Couscous recipe! It’s the perfect vegan side dish to pair with Vegan Grilled Veggie Tacos or this delicious Vegan Burrito Bowl! And best of all, it’s made in just 15 minutes!

Bowl filled with couscous, diced tomatoes, cilantro and lime wedges

I love cooking with couscous, it’s versatile and easy to prepare! So what is couscous?

Couscous is a pasta made of tiny steamed balls of semolina wheat flour. The couscous found in supermarkets today is pre-steamed and dried. This makes it quick and easy to cook at home.

Because of the quick cook time, it’s great for making easy side dishes or adding to main dishes. It’s mild in flavor and will take on whatever spices or ingredients you add to it.

Couscous, as seen in this recipe, is North African and different from Israeli Couscous, also known as pearl couscous. They are both made from wheat, yet Israeli couscous is much larger in size and therefore takes longer to cook. It’s great in salads, like this delicious Israeli Couscous Avocado Salad.

The couscous used in this recipe is from Africa, but today I’m putting a Mexican spin on it! Roasted tomatillos and grilled corn add a smokey flavor to the dish, while jalapenos add a little spice! If you’re not vegan, feel free to also crumble a little queso fresco on top!

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Instant Pot Fajitas with Steak & Veggies

In just 29 minutes, you can make the most delicious Instant Pot Fajitas with steak & veggies! This easy recipe is guaranteed to become a new family favorite!

Serve the fajitas in corn tortillas for a gluten free meal. Or serve them over Cauliflower Rice for a low carb meal, perfect for those on the keto diet!

Steak and vegetable fajitas in instant pot with fresh cilantro

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

Fajitas are a common weeknight meal around my house. Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls and Chicken Fajita Grilled Burritos make regular occurrences on our dinner table. But there’s nothing quite like a classic fajita recipe.

Steak + Veggies + Fajita Seasoning = an easy, delicious dinner!

Want the most tender, flavorful fajita meat ever? Make Instant Pot Fajitas! The Instant Pot is perfect for fajitas because you can sauté the veggies right in the same pot that you pressure cook the steak.

After testing this recipe several times, I found that I prefer to remove the veggies from the Instant Pot before pressure cooking the steak. This results in crisp veggies and deliciously tender meat. You still only need one pot for the recipe and it’s made in just 29 minutes. And yes, that includes the pressuring up and down of the electric pressure cooker!

There are several ways to serve the fajitas. They can be served the traditional way in flour tortillas with your choice of toppings. They can also be served in corn tortillas or over rice for a gluten free meal.

Want to make these Instant Pot fajitas low carb? Serve them over Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice, topped with sliced avocado. This keto fajita bowl is so delicious and perfect for meal-prep! Without tortillas, these steak fajitas are 8 carbs per serving.

Delicious, easy to make and able to be served in a variety of ways, these Instant Pot Fajitas are a winning recipe!

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Mexican Quinoa Salad

It’s easy to make a delicious, healthy, vegan & gluten free Mexican Quinoa Salad for a side dish or entree! This salad is filled with black beans, tomatoes and bell peppers. It contains 14 grams of plant based protein per serving. And it’s made in just 29 minutes!

Mexican quinoa salad in bowl with white and gold spoon, topped with diced avocado

Quinoa is the perfect healthy grain to create a nutritious side dish or salad. This Mexican Quinoa salad is not only super healthy, it’s also perfect for those with food sensitivities. It’s gluten free, egg free, dairy free and peanut free.

It’s also great for those on a vegan or vegetarian diet that are looking to pump up their protein. This salad is packed with protein, 56 grams to be exact! The salad serves four, which gives you 14 grams of plant-based protein per serving.

In addition to its health benefits, it’s super easy to make, packed with flavor and totally gorgeous! You’ll definitely impress your friends if you take this Mexican Quinoa Salad to a party or BBQ.

This salad can be served warm or cold, which makes it perfect to take to a party or on a picnic! Seriously, when was the last time you went on a picnic? You should probably whip up this salad and go have a picnic in the park tonight!

I also love meal-prepping this salad on Sunday or Monday and eating it for lunch throughout the week. A little fresh lime juice squeezed on top really brightens up the leftover salad!

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Low Carb Enchiladas with Zucchini

Thin slices of zucchini replace tortillas in this easy recipe for Low Carb Enchiladas. Topped with pepper jack cheese, filled with taco seasoned ground beef & smothered in a delicious red sauce, you won’t even miss the tortillas in this scrumptious recipe!  It’s perfect for those on a gluten free or keto diet.

Serve the enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole and Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice for a completely low carb Mexican feast!

Low carb enchiladas with red sauce in casserole dish topped with sliced jalapenos and avocado

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

I’ve been on a serious Mexican low carb kick lately, turning all of my favorite Mexican foods into low carb recipes. It all started with The Ultimate Low Carb Nachos, then Cheesy Taco Meatballs and Cauliflower Nachos. Now I’m adding enchiladas to my low carb Mexican menu!

Instead of corn tortillas, traditionally used to make enchiladas, I used thinly sliced zucchini. I layered the zucchini with taco seasoned ground beef, red enchilada sauce and pepper jack cheese. All of the enchilada flavor is there and it’s SO DELICIOUS, but only 17 carbs per serving! This is half of the carbs in traditional enchiladas.

This recipe is not just for those on a low carb diet. It’s also great for those that are gluten free or simply wanting to eat a little healthier. Zucchini is lower in carbs and calories than tortillas. It also provides a significant amount of vitamins C and B6!

It’s so easy to layer up this low carb enchilada recipe and have it on the table in less than 45 minutes!

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Cauliflower Nachos

Deliciously cheesy Cauliflower Nachos are healthy, gluten free, vegetarian & easy to make! At only 9 carbs per serving, they’re perfect for those on the keto diet!

Overhead shot of cauliflower nachos on a baking sheet with chipotle cream sauce drizzled on top

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Cabot!

I’m always down to make healthier versions of my favorite foods, as long as they’re still delicious and maintain resemblance of the original dish. For example, I’m down to use cauliflower or mini peppers instead of tortilla chips as the base of nachos, but they still have to be seriously cheesy, or it’s just not a nacho!

Last fall, I created Mini Pepper Nachos for those that wanted a low carb option to eat for dinner or snack on during game day. Now, I’m excited to introduce cauliflower nachos on the blog! If you love roasted cauliflower, you’re going to love these nachos!

Cauliflower is tossed in olive oil and taco seasoning then roasted in the oven for 15 minutes. After the cauliflower is roasted, it’s topped with red onions and jalapenos, then loaded up with shredded Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese. The nachos are then placed back in the oven until the cheese gets nice and melty!

After the nachos come out of the oven, you can toss any and all of your favorite toppings on top! Avocado, yes please! Fresh Pico De Gallo, sign me up! Creamy Chipotle Sauce, I’m in!

The cauliflower is seriously filling, so you can easily eat these nachos as a meal. They’re also great for a crowd! Serve them as a low carb party snack or appetizer at your next BBQ or fiesta! Add a Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita and really get the party started!

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Taco Pasta Bake with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Taco seasoned ground beef, black beans and cherry tomatoes are tossed with ziti pasta & creamy avocado sauce in this easy, cheesy Taco Pasta Bake! It’s made in just 35 minutes for a quick and easy dinner recipe!

Taco pasta in a large oval casserole dish topped with cherry tomatoes and cilantro

If you’ve ever thought, ” I really love pasta and I really love tacos. I just can’t decide which one I love more!” Well, you don’t have to choose between the two anymore!

That’s right, I took the delicious flavors of tacos and incorporated them into this pasta bake recipe. It’s not only totally scrumptious, it’s totally easy too and perfect for weeknight meals!

The Creamy Avocado Sauce makes this pasta recipe unique and adds so much flavor to the dish! I’ve been using this avocado sauce in recipes for years. It first appeared on the blog in this recipe for Mexican Stuffed Shells.

These recipes are very similar, but in this Taco Pasta recipe I decided to simplify things. Instead of stuffing the ingredients into individual pasta shells, I simply tossed all of the ingredients together.

I’ve also used this avocado sauce to make the most delicious Chicken Enchiladas and Creamy Avocado & Corn Vegetarian Enchiladas.

The combination of flavors in this Baked Taco Recipe are fantastic! From the light and creamy avocado sauce, to the taco seasoned ground beef. I could eat this dish for every meal for a week.. and I have!

I promise, you want to make this recipe for dinner tonight!

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Vegan Burrito Bowl

Healthy, easy and delicious, this Vegan Burrito Bowl recipe is perfect for meal prep or a quick weeknight dinner! A base of cauliflower rice is topped with black beans & tons of veggies for a tasty gluten free meal!

Burrito bowl filled with corn and black bean relish, pico de gallo, avocado and shredded lettuce

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at USA Pulses & Pulse Canada!

There’s no denying my love of a good bowl recipe! Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls are incredibly popular on the blog and for good reason. They’re quick, easy and so flavorful! Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls are also popular on Pinterest, easy to make, gluten free and vegan!

Today’s Chipotle style burrito bowls are another one to add to your must-make bowl list! Each bowl is filled with healthy, planted-based protein, potassium and vitamins.

This Vegan Burrito Bowl is made, start to finish, in just 15 minutes, making these bowls perfect for an easy dinner. They can also be eaten warm or cold, making them perfect for meal prepping and eating for lunch!

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Mexican Rice

Homemade restaurant style Mexican Rice is quick and easy to make at home! This simple recipe is healthy, vegetarian and gluten free!

Mexican rice in orange bowl with cilantro and limes

I originally created this Mexican Rice recipe for my Mom. She requested it to go with Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers and Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn. Those are her two favorite recipes on the blog!

If you don’t know my Mom yet, allow me to introduce you. Her name is Muffet, yes like the one that sat on the tuffet! She’s always been a huge supporter of the blog.

She traveled with me on my cookbook tour. She flies from Oklahoma to San Diego to assist me on big shoot days. And most recently she took over my e-mail newsletter.

That’s right, sign up at the bottom of this post to receive e-mails from my Mom! Each e-mail includes a new recipe and a word from Momma Bond. She also throws in a picture of me as a kid, our family or our adventures together!

If you were talking to Momma Bond right now, she would tell you that she loves this recipe for three reasons. It’s easy to make, light on the spice and deliciously flavorful!

If you love Mexican restaurants rice, you’re going to love this recipe!

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Fajita Seasoning

Homemade fajita seasoning is easy to make with this simple 8 ingredient gluten free and whole 30 recipe. It’s perfect for steak, vegetables, shrimp or chicken fajitas!

Fajita seasoning spices in white bowl on wood tray

I love making my own seasonings at home! It has so many benefits vs. buying store bought pre-made seasonings.

  1. It’s cheaper! Check out the bulk spice section at your local grocery store for spices at a fraction of the cost. The commercial size spices at Costco, Smart and Final or on Amazon are also great for making your own seasoning blends. You can then make spice blends for an entire year at a fraction of the cost!
  2. You know exactly what’s in it. No hidden ingredients. No secret products that I can’t pronounce containing gluten or sugar!
  3. Making a big batch of your own seasoning blends at home means you always have them on hand.

You’ll always find Italian Seasoning, Taco Seasoning and French Onion Dip Mix stocked in my pantry.

When I met Kurt, he lived on a cereal and fajitas diet most of the time. Needless to say, his diet has gotten quite the upgrade over the last 4 years! Even though I’ve incorporated a lot of new recipes into his weekly diet, he still loves his fajitas.

We make chicken fajitas, steak fajitas and veggie fajitas regularly for dinner. With this homemade Fajita seasoning, it’s easy to make any night fajita night!

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Mexican Meatloaf

Mexican Meatloaf puts a spicy twist on a classic favorite with jalapenos, chili powder & cayenne pepper. This recipe is so delicious & easy to make!

Mexican meatloaf topped with tomato paste, sliced on a white plate with fresh cilantro

While I didn’t grow up loving meatloaf, it’s now one of my favorites! This Mexican Meatloaf was the first meatloaf recipe I ever made back in 2012.

Since then, I’ve created this seriously scrumptious Buffalo Cheesy Meatloaf, the best ever Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf and a Heart Shaped Meatloaf. Because what says “I love you” more than a delicious loaf of meat? 😉

Once I realized that you could kick up a traditional meatloaf with tons of flavor and spice, I was totally down with the classic dish!

I love this Mexican Meatloaf for so many reasons. First, I love Mexican food, so adding Mexican flavors to any dish makes it a win in my book! It’s also loaded with veggies!

For the parents out there, you’re going to love how many veggies are hidden in this meatloaf. Most meatloaf recipes contain two pounds of ground meat. This recipe contains one pound of ground beef and one pound of veggies. Ground turkey can also be used in place of the ground beef for a lower calorie option.

This meatloaf is delicious leftover and you can even turn it into a scrumptious Meatloaf Hash for breakfast! It’s also easy to make gluten free and vegetarian. Check out the recipe notes below to learn how!

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Mexican Potatoes

Cheesy mashed potatoes are combined with peppers, chilies & spices. This delicious & easy recipe for Mexican Potatoes is the perfect side dish for your next fiesta!

Bowl of mashed potatoes topped with queso fresco, cilantro and green onions

I love potatoes, Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Chipotle Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Crispy Cast Iron Potatoes. No matter how you serve them, potatoes are one of my favorite veggies!

While making a Mexican Meatloaf to celebrate my Dad’s birthday in 2012, I decided that I needed the perfect potato recipe to accompany the meatloaf.

I was inspired by one of my favorite Oklahoma Mexican food restaurants, Ted’s Escondido, to make these Mexican Potatoes. On their menu, they’re called “Pappas Mexicanos” and they’re described as a delicious combination of potatoes, cream, onions and spices.

I knew that they would be the perfect side dish for the Mexican Meatloaf. So I created my own version at home!

These Mexican Potatoes have been a staple at my house ever since! I still love serving them with the meatloaf, but they’re also the perfect side dish for a number of Mexican recipes.

Serve Slow Cooked Beef Barbacoa over these mashed potatoes for a seriously scrumptious meal! Or serve them as a side on Taco Tuesday. They’re great with Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos or Vegan Grilled Veggie Tacos!

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Tacos

Pressure cooker chicken tacos are made in an Instant Pot with just 4 ingredients in only 29 minutes! This quick & easy gluten free recipe is perfect for meal prep or easy weeknight dinners!

Overhead shot of shredded chicken tacos in corn tortillas on white plate with cilantro and limes

If there’s one thing you’ll never find a lack of on this blog it’s tacos! They’re one of my favorite foods and I love to find various cooking methods and ingredients to make tacos.

I use the slow cooker to make Beef Barbacoa Tacos and Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos.

I use the grill to make Carne Asada Tacos and Grilled Veggie Chimichurri Tacos.

Now I’m busting out my Instant Pot to make Pressure Cooker Chicken Tacos!

These tacos are seriously easy to make and you can serve them a variety of different ways. Keep it traditional and serve them in corn or flour tortillas or crispy taco shells. Serve the chicken over rice for taco bowls or lettuce for taco salads. For a whole30 and low carb option, serve the chicken in lettuce wraps with sliced avocado.

No matter how you serve them, you’re going to love the simplicity and deliciousness of these pressure cooker chicken tacos!

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Mexican Vegan Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl

Mexican roasted sweet potatoes top this easy and delicious, healthy, vegan Quinoa Bowl recipe, perfect for lunch, dinner & meal prepping!

Roasted diced sweet potatoes in bowl with diced avocado, pico de gallo, lime wedge and copper fork, with orange and white striped towel underneath and fresh cilantro in the background

Happy New Year! Who’s excited for more healthy & seriously delicious recipes in 2019? I know I am! Today I’m getting the party started with this Mexican Vegan Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl recipe!

Bowls have been a MAJOR TREND on the blog the last couple of years!

Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls are still in the top spot for viral Facebook videos with over 5.1 MILLION views!

Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls continue to be a huge hit on Pinterest and everyone loves this Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl!

Now it’s time to add a new bowl into the mix! This Mexican Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl is so flavorful and easy to make in under 30 minutes.

You can meal prep a few for the week or just make a couple for a quick & easy dinner! It’s gluten free and vegan, making it the perfect fit for a healthy lifestyle.

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Pico De Gallo

This easy, authentic recipe for homemade Pico De Gallo is healthy, vegan, gluten free & whole30 compliant. It’s delicious on grilled chicken, tacos & nachos!

Pico de gallo in white bowl on marble serving tray, with fresh cilantro and limes in the background

After growing up in Oklahoma, then moving to San Diego, my cooking has a heavy influence of Tex Mex and Mexican food.

I always love to mix up fresh Restaurant Style Tomato Salsa, Roasted Poblano Corn Salsa & Pico De Gallo to top my favorite Mexican recipes.

Pico de gallo is made with 6 simple ingredients for a fresh and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with any Mexican recipe!

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Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos are a quick & easy recipe, great for dinner or a snack! They can be made with flour tortillas or corn tortillas for a gluten free taquito!

Baked buffalo chicken taquitos stacked up on a plate with the top taquito cut in half, garnished with fresh cilantro

When it comes to entertaining, there’s never a lack of Buffalo Style recipes on my party menu!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Cheesy Sausage Balls, Buffalo Chicken Dip and Buffalo Cheddar Biscuits are always a hit at parties, but I also like incorporating new recipes with buffalo sauce into the mix.

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos are so easy to make! I made a big batch of Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken early last week, then incorporated it into these taquitos, buffalo chicken dip for my annual holiday party and Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne for dinner.

With the cooked buffalo chicken, it only takes 20 minutes to make these taquitos, start to finish. They’re great for an after school snack, a fun twist on Taco Tuesday dinner or a party appetizer!

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Crock Pot Chicken Nachos

The best Chicken Nachos are loaded up with shredded chicken, tomatoes, chilies, beans & spices all cooked together in an easy crockpot recipe!

Chicken Nachos on sheet pan topped with jalapenos, red onions, tomatoes and cheese, on red and white striped towel

Nachos are my jam! They combine crispy tortilla chips, with delicious toppings and lots of cheese, what’s not to love?!

Nachos are the perfect appetizer to share with all of your friends on game day, but can also be made for a Mexican Fiesta dinner during the week.

I’ve become known for my supremely loaded nachos at parties. It all started with these Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos. I then made the Ultimate Low Carb Nachos on mini peppers instead of tortilla chips for all of my friends looking for a healthier nacho option.

Today I present Crockpot Chicken Nachos. Another totally loaded nacho recipe, made with scrumptious, slow cooked nacho chicken!

The chicken couldn’t be easier to make in a crock pot. It only takes 5 minutes ahead of time to prep, then the slow cooker does the rest of the work!

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Cheesy Taco Meatballs

Cheesy Taco Meatballs are great as an easy appetizer recipe, or add them to tortillas for a fun twist on tacos! They’re also low carb & gluten free!

Taco meatballs on plate with small wooden bowl filled with hot sauce

If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s how to throw one heck of a party!

Whether it’s my annual Superbowl Party, Christmas/Birthday Cocktail Party, or just a random football watch party, I go all out on the food and fun!

The weekend before Halloween I threw a pumpkin carving party, complete with tons of new dishes for my friends to try!

The boyfriend requested meatballs, so I came up with these Cheesy Taco Meatballs.  Buffalo Cheesy Sausage BallsGluten Free Sweet Potato Sausage Balls and Sausage Stuffing Balls have been some of the most requested recipes for parties in the past, so I decided to stick with the sausage ball trend in this new, fun, spicy recipe!

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Make your own taco seasoning at home to use on chicken or ground beef tacos, in taco soup or taco spaghetti! It’s easy to triple the recipe and store it in a mason jar in the pantry until ready to use. This recipe is mild, gluten free, preservative free and Whole 30 compliant!

Homemade taco seasoning in bowl with spoon

I’ve been making this homemade taco seasoning for years. I use it in Taco Soup, Buffalo Taco Spaghetti, Taco Croissants, simple ground beef tacos and so many other recipes!

I always make a big batch to keep on hand, along with my homemade Italian SeasoningFrench Onion Dip Mix and Fajita Seasoning.

The seasoning mixes are stored in half pint mason jars in the pantry, so they’re always ready to use when I need them for a recipe.

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Taco Soup

This simple Crockpot Taco Soup Recipe is made with taco seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, beans and corn for the best taco soup, that’s also so easy to make!

Taco soup in a yellow crock with cheddar cheese and fresh cilantro

This crockpot taco soup recipe was one of my favorite dinners that my Mom would make when I was growing up!

Over the years, I’ve made several different versions of the soup, from a One Pot Turkey Taco Soup, to a Vegetarian Black Bean Quinoa Taco Soup, to a Slow Cooker Cheesy Turkey Taco Soup. They’re all delicious, but when I’m in the mood for a taste of home, I always go back to this simple taco soup recipe my Mom used to make!

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Butternut Squash Tacos

Butternut Squash Tacos are made with sautéed butternut squash, crispy onion strings and a creamy avocado sauce for a delicious, healthy and vegan recipe made in just 20 minutes!

Butternut squash tacos topped with crispy onions, avocado cream sauce and fresh cilantro on plate

When it comes to tacos, I have plenty of recipes to go around! If you’re looking for vegan tacos, I’ve got those too!

Veggie Tacos with Chimichurri, Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos and Butternut Squash Tacos are all perfect examples of how you can ditch the meat, but keep the tacos!

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Mexican Sausage Balls

The best Mexican Bisquick Sausage Balls are made with only 4 ingredients in under 30 minutes for an easy recipe that makes a delicious party app or game day snack!

Mexican Bisquick Sausage Balls piled up on plate with small bowl of avocado dipping sauce

What goes better with football than sausage balls? That’s why I’ve created enough sausage ball recipes to make a sausage ball bar at my house on game day!

Yes, a sausage ball bar is an actual thing at my house and yes, it’s amazing!

For the lineup:

The best thing about all of these recipes in the sausage ball lineup is that they can be made ahead of time, that way, when it’s game time, you’re on the couch with a plate of sausage balls, instead of in the kitchen!

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Sheet Pan Salmon Fajitas

This incredibly flavorful recipe for salmon fajitas is made on one sheet pan in just 29 minutes for a quick and easy recipe! Serve the fajitas on tortillas or in a rice bowl for a delicious meal!

Baked Salmon Fajitas with Bell Peppers and Onions, Sliced Avocado and Lime Wedge in Bowl with Rice

Fajitas are a staple around our house. They are one of the few meals that Kurt actually makes himself, but for this fajita recipe, I took charge and switched things up a bit!

Inspired by these popular 10 Minute Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls, I turned these sheet pan salmon fajitas into a bowl for myself, but also served them in a more traditional style in flour tortillas for Kurt. Both versions are totally delicious, so serve as you’d like! You could even ditch the rice and tortillas to make this recipe Whole 30 approved!

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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!

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Chipotle Lime Carne Asada Tacos

THE BEST Carne Asada Tacos are easy to make at home with a simple & flavorful chipotle lime marinade, skirt steak and corn tortillas! This authentic Mexican recipe is simple enough to grill up during the week, but also perfect for parties and BBQ’s.

 Add your favorite taco toppings like cilantro, onions, radishes and queso fresco!  And don’t forget the sides! I love to serve these tacos with Restaurant Style Mexican Rice and Mexican Street Corn!

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 on an episode about tacos, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! My love for tacos runs deep y’all!

In my world, there’s no better way to start your day than with delicious breakfast tacos. And I love to serve these Green Chili Chicken Rolled Tacos at parties.  I make a taco bar every year at my annual Super Bowl party. And these Slow Cooker Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip Tacos are always the most popular!

When I’m looking for an easy weeknight meal to toss in the slow cooker, I turn to my Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa recipe. It’s so flavorful and easy to make!

I live in San Diego, just about 20 minutes from the Mexico border. People here take carne asada tacos very seriously. The key to a great carne asada taco is an incredibly flavorful marinade, delicious beef and simple, fresh toppings.

When grabbing a Carne Asada street taco in Mexico, you’re most likely going to need 3 or 4 tacos. The idea is that the tacos are small and easy to eat while standing on the side of the street. Our favorite tacos in Tijuana come from a cart on the side of  the road. They make each one fresh to order and serve them with two toppings, fresh cilantro and onion.

I’ve taken this simple taco concept and brought it to this recipe. The flavorful chipotle lime carne asada marinade is the key to this easy recipe. Your biggest challenge will be getting the sliced meat from the cutting board into a tortilla before eating it all!

Read the full recipe here!

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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Grilled Romaine Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Grilled romaine topped with fresh, juicy tomatoes, black beans, grilled corn and peppers, creamy avocado, crispy tortillas and a delicious honey lime dressing creates the most flavorful chopped salad, that’s also vegetarian & gluten free!

Vegetarian Grilled Romaine Chopped Salad topped with Tomatoes, Corn, Black Beans and Avocado

If it’s wrong to put all of the things on a salad, then I don’t want to be right! I seriously can’t get enough of these seriously topped salads, like this Spinach Kale Salad topped with dates, quinoa, pistachios and roasted butternut squash, this Spinach Arugula Salad topped with strawberries, crispy goat cheese, avocados and almonds,  this Cobb Salad topped with Cajun Turkey, tomatoes, pepper jack cheese, onions and avocado, or this Israeli Couscous Salad topped with avocado, cilantro, pomegranate seeds and goat cheese.

See, I was totally serious about all of the things on top of my salads! And this Grilled Romaine Salad is no exception to the rule, it’s actually the most topped salad of them all, piled high with juicy tomatoes, grilled corn, crispy tortilla strips, creamy goat cheese, fresh avocado, protein rich black beans and roasted bell peppers and jalapenos.

While I’ve served this salad as a side dish with Beef Barbacoa Tacos, Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers and Cheesy Avocado and Corn Enchiladas, this salad can definitely be a meal on it’s own!

Read the full recipe here!

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!

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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20 Minute Enchilada Pasta

Small pasta shells, ground beef, enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese are combined in this incredibly easy and flavorful 20 minute enchilada pasta recipe!

Enchilada Pasta Recipe in Bowl

I absolutely love taking my favorite Mexican recipes and turning them into epic weeknight pasta dishes! From Taco Baked Ziti with Creamy Avocado Sauce to Mexican Stuffed Shells with Green Chili Sauce to One Pot Buffalo Taco Spaghetti, Mexican Pasta Mash-Ups are my jam!

For my latest Mexican pasta mash-up, I’m sharing how to make enchilada pasta with beef!

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Gluten Free Taco Casserole

Taco seasoned turkey is layered with creamy polenta, sour cream, corn, salsa and cheese in this easy, gluten free taco casserole recipe, made in just 29 minutes!

Turkey Taco Casserole Recipe

Thanks to my friends at Jennie-O for sponsoring today’s post!

One of my favorite recipes on the blog is an Italian Turkey Polenta Casserole.  It’s one of my go-to weeknight recipes because it’s so easy to make and so flavorful!

This recipe inspired my latest gluten free dish, Turkey Polenta Taco Casserole, made with Jennie-O’s new Taco Seasoned Turkey Sausage.

This new product is gluten free, flavorful and great for making quick, easy and delicious meals, like this taco turkey casserole!

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Instant Pot Pulled Pork Tacos

Instant pot pulled pork tacos are easy to make in under an hour with lean pork tenderloin, a delicious combination of spices and a sriracha honey tomato sauce!

Instant pot pulled pork tacos are easy to make in under an hour with lean pork tenderloin, a delicious combination of spices and a sriracha honey tomato sauce!

One of my favorite things to do in the Instant Pot, is to take my most popular slow cooker recipes and make them into quick and easy Instant Pot recipes!

Since tacos are always a good idea, I took my Slow Cooker Sriracha Honey Pulled Pork Tacos and made them in the Instant Pot. The entire recipe takes under 45 minutes to make, with only about 10 minutes of active cooking time.

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Whole30 Turkey Taco Salad

Taco seasoned ground turkey cooked with peppers, onions and tomatoes tops this gluten free, dairy free, Whole30 taco salad recipe, made in just 20 minutes!

Taco seasoned ground turkey cooked with peppers, onions and tomatoes, tops this gluten free, dairy free, Whole30 taco salad recipe, made in just 20 minutes!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Jennie-O & their delicious ground turkey!

I’m midway through “Whole30 March” and I’m so excited to share a new recipe that’s not only perfect for the Whole30 diet, it’s also going to become a regular weekly menu favorite!

I’m all about the easy recipes made in 29 minutes or less! I also live in Southern California, so I’m all about that taco life. This recipe combines both a quick and easy recipe and my love of tacos!

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Green Chili Avocado Sauce & Spaghetti Squash

This delicious Whole30 recipe combines roasted spaghetti squash and green chili avocado sauce with cilantro lime shrimp for a healthy, gluten free and dairy free meal!

This delicious Whole30 recipe combines roasted spaghetti squash and green chili avocado sauce with cilantro lime shrimp for a healthy, gluten free and dairy free meal!

I love this recipe because it’s a combination of two of my favorite recipes, Chili Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Green Chili Avocado Sauce, combined with my favorite squash, spaghetti! I altered the two recipes slightly to make them Whole30 compliant and the result was delicious!

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Mexican Street Corn Mac & Cheese

Mexican Street Corn is taken off the cob and tossed into this incredible mac and cheese recipe, which can be served as a side dish or vegetarian entree.

Mexican Street Corn is taken off the cob and tossed into this incredible mac and cheese recipe, which can be served as a side dish or vegetarian entree.

OMG y’all! This creamy, dreamy mac and cheese recipe is EVERYTHING!

As the biggest Mexican Street Corn fan ever, I’m determined to add it to as many recipes as possible. I began this recipe journey last fall when I made Mexican Street Corn Enchiladas and they turned out to be the BEST ENCHILADAS EVER! I then had the idea to make Mexican Street Corn Mac & Cheese. Because what could be better than creamy, spicy Mexican street corn paired with cheesy, velvety mac and cheese?! Nothing, I tell you, absolutely nothing!

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One Pot Taco Chicken & Rice

In one pot and under an hour, whip up this delicious Taco Chicken and Rice for dinner, it’s flavorful, easy to make and gluten free!

In one pot and under an hour, whip up this delicious Taco Chicken and Rice for dinner, it's flavorful, easy to make and gluten free!

One pot meals, tacos, rice, these are a few of my favorite things and they’re all combined in this yummy dish!

Cooking = LOVE!

Doing Dishes = HATE!

The one pot meal phenomenon is alive and well in my house, because one pot = one dish to clean = happy Whitney 🙂

I’ve been making this One Pot Mexican Rice for years. It’s one of my Moms favorite recipes on the blog and it’s an awesome side dish for tacos, enchiladas or fajitas.

A few weeks ago I had the idea to turn it into a complete meal by adding chicken right into the dish.

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Whitney’s Pepper Fiesta Vegetarian Chili

Fajita veggies, chili beans and fire roasted tomatoes create the most delicious vegetarian chili recipe, made in under 30 minutes!

Fajita veggies, chili beans and fire roasted tomatoes create the most delicious vegetarian chili recipe, made in under 30 minutes!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUSH’S slow-simmered chili beans and Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes.

To make a great tasting chili, you need to start with the best chili beans and tomatoes, that’s why I partnered up with my friends at BUSH’S and Hunt’s to create this scrumptious vegetarian chili recipe! BUSH’S slow-simmered chili beans and Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes are the perfect addition to the fajita veggies in this chili recipe, that’s both gluten free and vegetarian!

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One Pot Turkey Taco Soup

Ground turkey and three kinds of beans are added to one pot to make this protein packed, easy and healthy turkey taco soup recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Ground turkey and three kinds of beans are added to one pot to make this protein packed, easy and healthy turkey taco soup recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Todays post is sponsored by my friends at USA Pulses & Pulse Canada!

I don’t know about y’all, but this time of year, I’m always looking for healthy weeknight meals to throw in amongst the weekend holiday parties filled with cheese plates, cookies and cocktails!

Since this is also the busiest time of the year, I’m also looking for meals that are quick and easy! This One Pot Turkey Taco Soup happens to fit the bill for both a healthy meal, that’s also quick and easy!

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Pumpkin Enchiladas

Pumpkin enchiladas put a great fall spin on the traditional Mexican dish, made with a simple red pumpkin sauce & filled with your choice of soyrizo, chorizo, cheese or veggies!

Pumpkin enchiladas put a great fall spin on the traditional Mexican dish, made with a simple red pumpkin sauce & filled with chorizo, cheese or veggies!

One of my favorite recipes to make in the fall is Pumpkin Chili, it’s always a hit when I serve it at my annual “Pumpkin Carving Party” and it inspired me to make these delicious Pumpkin Enchiladas!

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Green Chili Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Green chili chicken is stuffed in roasted spaghetti squash and topped with gooey, melted pepper jack cheese for a delicious gluten free fall meal!

Green chili chicken is stuffed in roasted spaghetti squash and topped with gooey, melted pepper jack cheese for a delicious gluten free fall meal!

There are a lot of things that I love about fall and squash is definitely up there on the list! Whether it’s butternut, acorn or spaghetti, I can’t get enough squash while it’s in season!

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Vegetarian Stuffed Squash

This Mexican Stuffed Squash recipe combines roasted spaghetti squash with black bean corn relish & creamy avocado dressing for a simple vegan & gluten free meal!

This Mexican Stuffed Squash recipe combines roasted spaghetti squash with black bean corn relish & avocado dressing for a simple vegan & gluten free meal!

I created this recipe in October 2013 for a supper club dinner I threw featuring Mexican fall inspired recipes.

This Mexican Stuffed Squash was the appetizer and my deliciously unique and amazing Pumpkin Enchiladas were the main course!

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin Chipotle Honey Tacos are a delicious and easy meal, perfect for weeknight dinners, game day or Taco Tuesday!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin Chipotle Honey Tacos are a delicious and easy meal, perfect for weeknight dinners, game day or Taco Tuesday!

I first shared this recipe on the blog 4 years ago and it’s been one of the most popular recipes ever since. I decided it deserved some fancy new pictures and a video!

In addition to being totally Instagram-worthy, these tacos are so delicious! They’ve got smokey, sweet and spicy flavors going on in the chipotle honey pulled pork. They’re topped with creamy avocado and salty cotija cheese for the most perfect taco ever!

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Turkey Taco Rice Skillet

This One Pot Taco Rice Skillet recipe combines ground turkey, rice, veggies, spices & pepper jack cheese for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that is so delicious!

This One Pot Taco Rice Skillet recipe combines ground turkey, rice, veggies, spices & cheese for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that is so delicious!

Today is my 6 year blogiversary and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by sharing a new recipe twist on a classic blog favorite!

I introduced this One Pot Mexican Rice recipe in September 2014 and it’s been a favorite side dish every since! In our house, we love to eat it with Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers and Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn!

Since this side dish is one of the most popular recipes on the blog, I wanted to recreate it as a main dish, which gave me the inspiration for this Turkey Taco Rice Skillet!

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Chicken Fajita Grilled Burritos

If you love Chipotle 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!

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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Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon salsa is refreshing, flavorful and will be the hit of the summer! Serve it with tortilla chips for a vegan and gluten free snack or serve it over chicken, fish or tacos for a delicious meal!

Watermelon salsa is refreshing, flavorful and will be the hit of the summer! Serve it with tortilla chips for a vegan and gluten free snack or serve it over chicken, fish or tacos for a delicious meal!

I first made this watermelon salsa in the summer of 2015 to serve on top of chorizo tostadas, but after making it too many times to count this summer as a party and picnic snack, I had to give the recipe it’s own post on the blog!

I made this recipe three times 4th of July weekend and by the third time, I learned my lesson and doubled the recipe!

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Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn

Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn combines grilled corn “off the cob”, cilantro, sour cream, lime juice & parmesan cheese for an amazingly flavorful side dish recipe!

Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn combines grilled corn "off the cob", cilantro, sour cream, lime juice & parmesan cheese for an amazingly flavorful side dish recipe!

If you haven’t experienced Mexican Street Corn, you must not live in Southern California or New York City!

This delectable dish is typically served by a street vendor and combines sweet grilled corn with spicy cayenne pepper, creamy sour cream and rich parmesan cheese.

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Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Cilantro Jalapeno Slaw

Blackened mahi mahi is pan seared & served in warm corn tortillas topped with crisp, fresh cilantro jalapeno coleslaw in this recipe for Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos!

Blackened mahi mahi is pan seared & served in warm tortillas topped with crisp, fresh cilantro jalapeno coleslaw in this Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos recipe!

Thanks to my friends at Litehouse for sponsoring today’s post! 

I have a confession to make, I’m a recently converted coleslaw fan!

That’s right, I used to pass on the coleslaw at summer BBQ’s, that is until I started using Litehouse Coleslaw dressing. It’s sweet, tangy, creamy and so flavorful, helping to create the perfect coleslaw every time!

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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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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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Fajita Meatball Sliders

You’re going to love these fajita meatball sliders on Hawaiian rolls with pepper jack cheese & creamy guacamole! They’re easy to make in under an hour!

You're going to love these fajita meatball sliders on hawaiian rolls with pepper jack cheese & creamy guacamole! They're easy to make in under 30 minutes!

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

I’m here to let you in on a little secret, King’s Hawaiian makes Jalapeno Rolls that are now sold in grocery stores nationwide!

That’s right, those deliciously sweet little rolls that we’ve all come to know and love are now available with a little kick, and let me know tell you, the combination of sweet and spicy makes me SO happy!

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Breakfast Taquitos

Breakfast Taquitos are the perfect easy breakfast recipe, made with chorizo, or soyrizo for vegetarians, scrambled eggs & pepper jack cheese!

Breakfast Taquitos are the perfect easy breakfast recipe, made with chorizo, or soyrizo for vegetarians, scrambled eggs & pepper jack cheese!

Cinco De Mayo is just a few days away and what better way to start the celebration than with your first meal of the day!

Breakfast Taquitos are so easy to make! You can even prepare them the night before, then bake them up in the morning, making the start to your day so simple!

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Buffalo Shrimp Tacos

Buffalo Shrimp Tacos are an easy meal, made in just 15 minutes! The shrimp is sauteed or grilled, instead of fried, for a healthy spin on shrimp tacos!

Buffalo Shrimp Tacos are an easy weeknight meal, made in just 15 minutes! They're also perfect for celebrating Taco Tuesday or Cinco De Mayo!

I’m always down for tacos, shrimp and anything with buffalo sauce, so needless to say, these buffalo shrimp tacos are my jam!

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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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Vegetarian Cheesy Avocado & Corn Enchiladas

The best vegetarian enchiladas ever combine two cheeses, corn & deliciously creamy avocado sauce for a mouth watering meatless Mexican recipe!

The best vegetarian enchiladas ever combine two cheeses, corn & deliciously creamy avocado sauce for a mouth watering meatless Mexican recipe!

Happy First Day of Spring and Meatless Monday! I am SO excited to share this recipe today!

What started as an experiment to make Mexican Street Corn Enchiladas a couple of weeks ago, ended up as the best vegetarian enchiladas ever!

Seriously y’all, the combination of this deliciously creamy avocado sauce with corn, pepper jack cheese and cotija cheese is seriously scrumptious!

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Make Your Own Margarita Bar

There’s nothing more fun than a make your own Margarita Bar! Create one with ease for your next party or event and impress all of your guests!

There's nothing more fun than a make your own Margarita Bar! Create one with ease for your next party or event and impress all of your guests!

Earlier this week I shared a post for how to Make Your Own Taco Bar, but it felt incomplete. Why, you ask? Because we all know you can’t have a tasty taco, without washing it down with a delicious margarita, thus I created the “Make Your Own Margarita Bar”!

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Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Enchilada Soup

This Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe is easy to prep in only 10 minutes & given a deliciously spicy kick with the addition of Sriracha!

This Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe is easy to prep in only 10 minutes & given a deliciously spicy kick with the addition of Sriracha!

So far 2017 has been the year of rain in San Diego! It seems like for two weeks straight, I’ve moved from San Diego to Seattle.

But I’m not complaining, this cold, rainy weather gives me the perfect excuse to stay inside, eat soup for every meal and spend hours on Pinterest!

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Slow Cooker Chorizo Corn Chili

Chorizo sausage & corn chili is a spicy, flavorful slow cooker recipe, easily whipped up with only 15 minutes of prep & perfect for cool fall & winter days!

Chorizo sausage and corn chili is a spicy, flavorful slow cooker recipe, perfect for cool fall and winter days!

It’s a rainy, cool day in San Diego, which means it’s finally starting to feel like fall! When it comes to recipes, nothing says fall to me more than a big bowl of chili!

During the fall and winter months growing up in Oklahoma, my Mom would put on a crock pot of chili once a week. I loved smelling the delicious aromas from the chili when I arrived home from school!

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Skillet Sriracha Beef Enchiladas

This deconstructed recipe for Beef Enchiladas with creamy Sriracha sauce is made in one skillet in only 29 minutes, perfect for busy weeknight dinners!

30 Minute Skillet Sriracha Beef Enchiladas Recipe | WhitneyBond.com

Today on the blog I’m combining two of my favorite things, beef enchiladas and one pot meals!

This deconstructed version of an enchilada might not look as pretty as it’s perfectly rolled up counterpart, but the entire dish is made in only one skillet and in 29 minutes. You just can’t beat that!

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5 Minute Salmon Taco Rice Bowl

This 5 minute Salmon Taco Rice Bowl recipe is a delicious, wholesome and easy lunch idea! 

5 Minute Salmon Taco Rice Bowl

Today’s post is sponsored by Minute Rice & Chicken of the Sea. 

Tracking PixelWhile it’s true that I have only ever worked a “9-5” corporate job for three months of my life, I did spend a lot of time in college, like 7 years.

During my time in college, I spent long days on campus and got so sick of eating at the same sandwich shop every day. Bringing my lunch meant, basically the same thing, bringing a sandwich or salad, every day!

I was always on the look out for something new, delicious and nutritious that I could bring to school with me, and make in just a couple of minutes, only using a microwave.

Now, I may not be in school anymore, but there are still those days where I need a go-to 5 minute lunch option when I’m too busy to cook anything and that’s where my friends at Minute® Ready to Serve Rice and Chicken of the Sea come in!

Both Minute Ready To Serve Rice cups and Chicken of the Sea Salmon pouches are wholesome, delicious ways to spice up your lunch routine!

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Baked Nacho Chicken

Creamy queso dip, black beans, jalapenos and crispy tortilla strips top this easy and scrumptious Baked Nacho Chicken Recipe, made in under an hour!

Baked Nacho Chicken Recipe

With football season back in full swing, I’ve got nachos on my mind!

After making The Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos a couple of weeks ago, I was thinking about different ways to incorporate nachos into new recipes on the blog.

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The Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos

The ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos start with a delicious slow cooked pulled pork tenderloin, topped with pepper jack cheese, avocado, jalapenos & more!

The Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos Recipe

Football season is upon us my friends! Which means it’s perfectly acceptable to eat nachos for dinner Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, am I right?! 😉

From Cheesy Garlic Bread Nachos, to The Ultimate Low Carb Nachos, to Crock Pot Chicken Nachos, there’s really a nacho recipe for every night of the week!

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Turkey Taco Soup

This Easy Cheesy Turkey Taco Soup recipe only requires 15 minutes of prep, then cooks in a crock pot slow cooker all day, it’s gluten free & delicious!

Cheesy Turkey Taco Soup Recipe

It’s August y’all, and with that comes back-to-school for my friends with kids!

Since I don’t have kids myself, whenever I’m brainstorming back-to-school recipes I think of the things that I liked eating as a kid and the things that my Mom liked making.

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Slow Cooker Carnitas Tostadas

In this recipe, a pork shoulder is slow cooked in herbs & spices, then shredded & pan fried to give it that delicious, crispy carnitas texture!

Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Is there really anything better than Fridays in the summer? How about Fridays in the summer that also include Carnitas Tostadas?! Yes, those Fridays are the best Fridays & that Friday is today!

Could I mention the word Friday anymore? Friday Friday Friday! Yes, I’m super excited that it’s Friday and I’m super excited for beach picnics this weekend and catching up with friends and enjoying the super lovely summer we’re having in San Diego, all with a side of Carnitas Tostadas!

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Slow Cooker Green Chili Queso Dip

Pepper jack & cream cheese are combined with fresh jalapeños, avocado & cilantro in this Slow Cooker Green Chili Queso Dip recipe, perfect as a side or snack!

Slow Cooker Green Chili Queso Dip Recipe

If you thought about putting your Crock Pot away for the summer, think again!  Summer is the perfect time to use a slow cooker because it eliminates the need to turn on the oven and heat up your entire house.

Today, I’m sharing a delicious new recipe twist on queso dip, with no velvetta or rotel required!

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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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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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Sloppy Joe Tacos

Traditional Sloppy Joes are given a spicy Mexican twist in this quick and easy Sloppy Joe Taco Recipe, made in just 29 minutes!

Sloppy Joe Tacos Recipe

I’m totally a sucker for a fun new Taco Tuesday recipe, and today I’ve got a really good one for you!

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Blackberry Jalapeno Guacamole

Fresh blackberries & jalapenos are combined in this simple & delicious guacamole recipe that’s perfect for dipping up all summer long or serving on tacos!

Blackberry Jalapeno Guacamole Recipe

Oh hey there, it’s Whitney here, checking in from 40,000 feet in the air! Yay for Southwest In Flight WiFi!

I’m currently en route to Oklahoma to see my family and celebrate my future sister-in-laws bridal shower!

If you like fried chicken, steaks and cowboy hats, be sure to tune into my Instagram page for all of the fun Oklahoma pics!

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Ceviche Taco Bowls

A delicious mahi mahi ceviche recipe fills these easy to make taco bowls for the perfect appetizer or Cinco De Mayo party snack!

Ceviche Taco Cups Recipe

Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner and I’m so excited because it’s one of my favorite foodie holidays!

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Chili Lime Rice & Shrimp Taco Salad

Mexican rice & chili lime shrimp kick up the flavor in this restaurant style taco salad recipe, that’s so easy to make at home!

Chili Lime Shrimp & Rice Taco Salad Recipe

Last weekend my Dad snapchatted me a picture of himself making my Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers and Mexican Rice, with the recipes from my blog pulled up in the background.

I know what you’re thinking, yes, my Dad is on Snapchat, and yes, my Mom is on Snapchat, and yes, they’re 60 years old!

This is the direct influence of having a daughter that’s a social media enthusiast and professional food blogger. Every time my parents come to visit, I give them tutorials on the latest social media channel. They get on it and suddenly I’m getting snaps from food truck festivals, football games and road trips with Snapchat filters. The moral of this story is, my parents are not normal parents, they’re cool parents! (Mean Girls reference, anyone?!)

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One Pot Buffalo Taco Spaghetti

In one pot and under 30 minutes, make this scrumptious Buffalo Taco Spaghetti recipe, perfect for weeknight dinners in a hurry!

One Pot Buffalo Taco Spaghetti Recipe

Oh hey y’all! It’s Wednesday and if you’re ready for some mid-week deliciousness, then I have just the recipe for you!

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Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Cumin Chicken Tacos

This recipe for Slow Cooker Chipotle Lime Cumin Chicken Tacos is so easy to make, it’s gluten free and perfect for Taco Tuesday!

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Cumin Chicken Tacos Recipe

Today’s post is sponsored by Litehouse Foods!

Last weekend I joined my friends at Litehouse Foods to serve up tacos & cocktails at their booth at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim.

I had so much fun meeting their team, trying new products and sharing this super simple taco recipe with the thousands of attendees at the expo!

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Easy Mexican Sweet Potato Hash

Soyrizo, bell pepper & onion are added to this delicious & easy Mexican Sweet Potato Hash recipe! It’s gluten free, vegetarian & made in only 30 minutes!

Mexican Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

It’s Taco Tuesday folks, and to celebrate I decided to whip up this Sweet Potato Hash, toss it in a tortilla and get my grub on!

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Israeli Couscous & Avocado Salad

Israeli couscous provides a healthy, high fiber base for this delicious, vegetarian salad filled with fresh veggies & creamy avocado cilantro dressing!

Couscous Avocado Salad Recipe

Today’s post is sponsored by Litehouse!

With spring right around the corner, I’m so excited to share this yummy new salad recipe that’s full of bright, delicious flavors!

Israeli couscous provides a healthy, high fiber base to the salad, while vitamin packed pomegranate seeds add a sweet and tart burst on top!

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Taco Croissants

Put a delicious dinner twist on Taco Tuesday with this easy Taco Croissant Recipe, or serve it as the perfect appetizer for Super Bowl Sunday!

Easy Taco Croissant Recipe

Football Playoffs officially kicked off this past weekend, which means the Big Game is less than 3 weeks away!

If you’re looking for a super simple appetizer to serve while watching football, this taco croissant recipe is perfect!

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Slow Cooker Mexican Egg Casserole

This Slow Cooker Mexican Egg Casserole recipe is easy to toss together, vegetarian & gluten free, it’s great for weekday breakfasts or weekend brunch!

Slow Cooker Mexican Egg Casserole Recipe

Happy 2016 everyone!! I’m so excited for the new year, new adventures, and of course, to introduce you all to delicious new recipes!

In 2015 the 10 most popular new recipes on the blog consisted of two gluten free Chinese favorites, three slow cooker recipes, two salads, Greek tacos, and two vegetarian recipes!

I counted down the Top 10 on Instagram, so you can check out all of the new recipes that made the cut there!

In 2016, I’d love to hear what new recipes YOU would like to see on WhitneyBond.com! More slow cooker, gluten free or vegetarian recipes? One pot meals, recipes with 5 ingredients or less, quick and easy recipes? You tell me! Comment below and let me know what new recipes you’re looking for in the new year!

To start the ball rolling, I’m sharing a new version of one of the most popular recipes of 2015 on WhitneyBond.com, Greek Eggs Crockpot Breakfast Casserole. This time, I put a Mexican spin on the recipe, while still keeping it simple, gluten free and vegetarian.

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Turkey Chili Spaghetti Squash

Ground turkey chili is added to roasted spaghetti squash and topped with avocado and cilantro for a healthy and gluten free way to eat chili!

Turkey Chili Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Tomorrow is the first day of fall and I couldn’t be more excited for the delicious flavors of the new season!

Two of my favorite things to make during fall are chili and squash. I combined them both in this tasty & healthy new recipe!

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Mexican Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are given a delicious Mexican style twist in this gluten free and vegetarian recipe, perfect served as an appetizer or entree!

Vegetarian Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Now that we’re in the post-labor day time of year where summer isn’t quite over, but fall is right around the corner, I’ve created a recipe that combines both seasons perfectly!

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Taco Turkey Patty Melt

This patty melt recipe with a taco twist combines taco seasoned ground turkey, green chilies, spicy cheddar & jalapeño ranch for one scrumptious sandwich!

Taco Turkey Patty Melt Recipe

When was the last time you had a patty melt? Seriously, for me, it had been years, until I made this sandwich earlier this week!

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Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa

Chorizo Tostadas are topped with fresh, homemade Watermelon Serrano Salsa, Queso Fresco and Creamy Avocado Sauce for a deliciously easy recipe!

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa

Now that summer has officially arrived, I’ve been seriously craving light, refreshing dishes, and watermelon keeps coming to mind!

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Pomegranate Mint Margarita

This Pomegranate Mint Margarita Recipe is a delicious combination of light, tart & refreshing, it’s perfect for Taco Tuesday, Cinco De Mayo or summer BBQ’s!

Pomegranate Mint Margarita Recipe

A week from today is Cinco De Mayo. It’s one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, because well… tacos and margaritas, yes please!

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Roasted Jalapeño Honey Carne Asada Sliders

Roasted jalapeños & honey make a delicious marinade in this simple recipe for Carne Asada Sliders, topped with spicy cheddar cheese & guacamole!

Roasted Jalapeño Honey Carne Asada Sliders Recipe

I’m so excited to share this scrumptious new recipe while also introducing sweet & spicy Jalapeño Rolls, the newest product from my friends at King’s Hawaiian!

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Mexican Sweet Potato Salad

This vegan & gluten free Mexican Sweet Potato Salad recipe is filled with healthy & delicious ingredients like quinoa, avocado, black beans & peppers!

Mexican Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

When it comes to eating healthier, no one (especially me!) likes to compromise taste, that’s why I’m always coming up with healthy recipes that are still packed with flavor!

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Cilantro Lime Pesto Risotto

Cilantro lime pesto adds a flavorful twist to this vegetarian & gluten free Mexican style pesto risotto recipe! It’s great as a side dish with chicken, fish or veggies!

Cilantro Lime Pesto Risotto Recipe

Yesterday I introduced this risotto recipe when I shared the recipe for Cilantro Lime Pesto featured in this dish.

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Cilantro Lime Pesto

This cilantro pesto recipe is vegan, gluten free & paleo, perfect for adding to risotto or pasta, or for topping tacos, grilled chicken, steak or pork.

Cilantro Lime Pesto Recipe

A couple of weeks back I checked out San Diego restaurant, Venga Venga for the first time.

I was so impressed with this authentic Mexican restaurant, found just north of the Mexico border in southern San Diego. (Unfortunately it has since closed!)

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Pulled Pork Tamale Casserole

Layers of corn masa, chipotle honey pulled pork, roasted poblano peppers & spicy cheddar cheese make up this delicious gluten free tamale casserole recipe.

Pulled Pork Tamale Casserole Recipe

Let me start this post by stating two facts:

  1. Tamales are really delicious.
  2. Tamales take a long time to make.

Given these two facts, I decided to combine my love of tamales with my love of simplifying recipes and make this totally scrumptious Pulled Pork Tamale Casserole!

All the deliciousness of a tamale without having to wrap up each individual tamale!

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Creamy Sriracha Beef Enchiladas

This beef enchiladas recipe combines spicy ground beef with creamy Sriracha sauce & lots of cheese for a delicious recipe that’s quick and easy to make!

Creamy Sriracha Beef Enchilada Recipe

It’s been an entire week since my last new recipe post on the blog! Why the long wait for a delicious new recipe you ask?! Because I took my first trip to New Orleans last week with two of my best friends!

If you follow me on Instagram you got to see all of the alligator holding (yup, that happened!) beignet eating, St Patricks Day glitter throwing, tutu wearing fun! I even created a Food Bloggers Guide to New Orleans with some of my favorite spots to eat, drink and shop in the city!

I loved the city and the food, and was so inspired to come home and create my own spins on beignets, shrimp and grits and jambalaya!

While this enchilada recipe was not inspired by my trip to New Orleans, it is a recipe I’ve been planning for a while now and I couldn’t wait to get home from my trip to whip it up!

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One Pot Vegan Mexican Freekeh

In one pot, cook up a delicious vegan dinner with the superfood freekeh, beans, tomatoes, corn and Mexican spices.

One Pot Vegan Mexican Freekeh Recipe

We all love an easy one pot dish.

What’s even better than an easy one pot dish? A healthy AND easy one pot dish, packed with the hottest new superfood, Freekeh!

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Mexican Chipotle Sweet Potato Casserole

This Mexican Chipotle Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious and simple, vegan and gluten free recipe that could be eaten as a side dish or as an entree!

Mexican Chipotle Sweet Potato Casserole

There’s nothing I love more than a delicious slow cooked one pot meal that’s super easy to make and super healthy, which is why I’m totally obsessed with this new dish!

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Cheesy Green Chili Chicken Rolled Tacos

Sweet & spicy green chili chicken is added to these rolled tacos with two different kinds of cheeses & baked up for a crispy treat, perfect for game day!

Green Chili Chicken Rolled Tacos

Football season is officially here!!!

My beloved Oklahoma Sooners took the field for their first game of the season on Saturday and put up an impressive 48 points against Louisiana Tech. In less than a week my San Diego Chargers will take the field against Arizona for their first regular season game.

If you read my blog regularly or follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you know that I’m a total football fanatic!

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Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Avocado Sriracha Sauce

This chicken enchilada recipe combines creamy avocado sriracha sauce with shredded chicken and pepper jack cheese for a spicy, delicious meal!

Chicken Enchilada Recipe with Creamy Avocado Sriracha Sauce

A few of my recipes are completely unplanned and come out of sheer necessity to use up items in my refrigerator. These are sometimes my very best recipes.  This is one of those recipes.

I had a container full of cooked, shredded chicken leftover from making a Buffalo Chicken Frittata (recipe is in my cookbook!) for brunch last weekend. I knew I needed to use it up before heading out of town this weekend so I started to brainstorm.

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Mexican Chicken Salad Tacos

This fresh and flavorful Mexican Chicken Salad recipe is perfect wrapped up in a tortilla for a new twist on tacos. It’s also a great chicken salad to serve at Summer BBQ’s!

Mexican Chicken Salad Tacos

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! I hope you’re having a great day celebrating with tacos, sombreros and maybe some margaritas! 😉

I started my Cinco De Mayo bright and early grilling  corn on my balcony at 6 AM while preparing for my appearance on San Diego 6 News.

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Roasted Poblano Corn Salsa

Roasted poblano peppers, grilled corn & spices are combined in this simple, delicious, vegan and gluten free corn salsa recipe.

Roasted Poblano Corn Salsa

Remember that time I made a simple salsa to put on top of a taco and the salsa ended up being totally amazing?

Well, you probably don’t, because that time was yesterday and you’re just hearing about it for the first time, but after this post you totally will!

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Mexican Manicotti

Vegetarian Mexican Manicotti is filled with black beans, cheese and spices, then topped with a tomato sauce for a delicious & easy recipe!

Mexican Manicotti Recipe

All I am thinking about right now is the fact that I wish I hadn’t eaten this entire dish by myself in a matter of 24 hours.

Needless to say, it was delicious and I want more!

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5 Minute Homemade Salsa

Fresh vegetables, herbs and spices are combined in this homemade salsa recipe that is vegetarian, gluten free and only takes 5 minutes to make!

5 Minute Homemade Salsa

I’m kind of obsessed with making everything from scratch, taco seasoning, marinara sauce, salad dressings, and the list goes on.

I’m not crazy though, I totally understand that most people don’t have the time to make every element of a meal from scratch!

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Avocado Scallop Ceviche

Scallop ceviche is a healthy, flavorful appetizer filled with fresh vegetables, peppers and citrus. It’s gluten free, paleo & easy to make!

Avocado Scallop Ceviche

After the amazingness of my Bacon Pistachio Scallops last weekend, I went on a scallop frenzy.

It was all I wanted to eat for the next three days! One of the creations that I came up with while on my “Scallop Bender” was a delicious Avocado Scallop Ceviche Recipe.

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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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Roasted Tomato Salsa

This salsa recipe combines roasted tomatoes and peppers with herbs and spices for a very flavorful homemade salsa recipe!

Roasted Tomato Salsa

The countdown is on, 10 days until Super Bowl 2014! And what says Super Bowl more than chips and salsa?

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Gluten Free Chorizo Empanadas

These Empanadas are made with homemade gluten free dough, and vegetarian soy chorizo for a healthy, Mexican appetizer or dinner recipe.

Gluten Free Empanadas

Truth #1: Some things are easier made gluten free than others.

Truth #2: Some things are worth the effort to be made gluten free!

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Mexican Chicken Cheesy Penne

Spicy Mexican Chicken Cheesy Penne Pasta is a simple recipe that is quick and easy to whip up for a weeknight dinner in under 30 minutes!

Spicy Mexican Chicken Cheesy Penne Pasta is a simple recipe that is quick and easy to whip up for a weeknight dinner in under 30 minutes!

It’s official y’all, (and I don’t use y’all very often, so you know I mean business 😉 ) my recipe for Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne has officially surpassed Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers as the most popular recipe of all time on the blog!

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Spicy Chorizo Mexican Lasagna

This recipe for Spicy Chorizo Mexican Lasagna gives a unique spin to the classic Italian dish that is full of flavor and easy to make in under an hour!