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Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

Fluffy homemade Strawberry Pancakes are filled with fresh, juicy strawberries & drizzled with sweet cream cheese syrup. This easy breakfast recipe is made in under 30 minutes and great for kids and adults!

Strawberry pancakes stacked up on a plate topped with cream cheese syrup and fresh strawberry slices

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day! It can be sweet or savory.

It can include dishes that resemble dessert, yet are a perfectly acceptable way to start the day. Like these Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins with a Chocolate Crumble or this Caramel Apple Bread Pudding.

Sweet treats for breakfast are one of my guilty pleasures. And these Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup are at the top of my guilty pleasure list!

Cream Cheese Syrup, yes that is an actual thing. And if not, I just made it happen!  You’re welcome! 😉

I’ve been making these homemade pancakes for years and I guarantee they’ll be the best, most fluffy pancakes you’ve ever had. You can even substitute other ingredients for the strawberries, such as blueberries, chocolate chips or sliced bananas.

Adding the cream cheese syrup is totally optionally. But I would be doing you a disservice if I didn’t highly encourage you to make the cream cheese syrup!

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Banana Date Protein Shake

Grab a healthy Banana Protein Shake post workout! This recipe combines bananas, dates, peanut butter & protein powder for one delicious & easy recipe!

Banana protein shake in two glasses sitting on white marble tray with gold and white striped straws and peeled banana in background

Was one of your new years resolutions to amp up your workouts? If so, then I’m guessing you’re looking for the perfect post-workout protein shake.

Luckily for you, I’m giving you that exact recipe today!

This shake packs over 50% of your daily protein needs with 38 grams of protein. It is also vegan, making it perfect for those that need extra protein in their normal diets!

I like to use this Vega One Coconut Almond Vegan Protein Powder in this protein shake. The flavors of the coconut and almond pair perfectly with the coconut milk and almond milk in this recipe!

This protein shake is so delicious, you’ll think you’re drinking a milkshake! Luckily for you, this milkshake is vegan, gluten free and packed with essential nutrients, protein, vitamins and potassium!

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30 Easy Whole30 Recipes + Shopping List

Check out these 30 easy Whole30 recipes that will make it simple to create healthy Whole30 meals, that also taste delicious! Plus, use the handy Whole30 shopping guide to grab everything you need to make these tasty recipes at home!

Check out these 30 easy Whole30 recipes that will make it simple to create healthy Whole30 meals, that also taste delicious! Plus, use the handy Whole30 shopping guide to grab everything you need to make these tasty recipes at home!

I’m wrapping up “Whole30 March” today with a list of 30 Easy Whole30 Recipes + a convenient Whole30 shopping list that will make it simple to purchase ingredients for the Whole30 diet that you might not already have in your kitchen pantry.

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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!

Spicy Mexican Lasagna

After creating this delicious and super popular Mexican Stuffed Shells recipe, I couldn’t wait to come up with another great pasta recipe with a Mexican flair!

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Gluten Free Stuffing

Gluten Free Stuffing completes the perfect gluten free meal! Homemade gluten free cornbread is added to this traditional stuffing recipe, great for serving at Thanksgiving!

Gluten Free Stuffing

When my brother found out that he was gluten intolerant over 2 years ago one of the biggest adjustments our family had to make was to our Thanksgiving  dinner menu.

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Cranberry Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Grilled Cranberry Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken is a quick and simple weeknight meal that is filled with flavor, gluten free and healthy!

Cranberry Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

There’s basically nothing I love more than grilling.  When I was notified that I must remove the grill from my balcony last year by my buildings HOA I almost cried. (Actually I might have cried… a little!)

I may or may not have snuck it back out there for the last 6 months, but luckily if that ever happens again I’m covered! I am now the proud owner of an indoor T-fal OptiGrill!

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Blue Cheese Spinach Dip

Blue Cheese Spinach Dip with crispy bacon is the perfect warm and creamy appetizer served with a toasty baguette for parties or game day!

Warm Blue Cheese Bacon Spinach Dip

It’s rich, creamy, cheesy, bacon-y goodness all whipped up into one deliciously decadent dip!

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Sweet Potato Ravioli

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Basil Brown Butter Sauce combines homemade pasta dough filled with delicious, creamy sweet potatoes for the perfect fall meal!

Sweet Potato Ravioli

A few weeks back I hosted an Italian Vegetarian Girls Dinner.  Each girl was assigned a dish, either appetizer or dessert, and I was in charge of the main course.

I debated for a while about what I wanted to make then decided on a fall inspired sweet potato filled homemade ravioli with a basil brown butter sauce.

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Tomato Basil Dip

Roasted tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes and basil are combined with sour cream in this vegetarian, flavorful, creamy tomato basil dip recipe!

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Dip

We’re right in the middle of football season, which is the perfect time of the year to serve up a delicious new dip recipe!

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Crispy Cactus Tacos

Crispy baked strips of cactus are combined with fresh corn relish, avocado cream sauce & queso fresco in this recipe for delicious, vegetarian cactus tacos!

Crispy Cactus Taco Recipe

One of my best ideas ever. Crispy Cactus Tacos.

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Arugula Walnut Blue Cheese Pesto

This rich walnut blue cheese pesto combines arugula with blue cheese and walnuts for a bold, creamy sauce, perfect for serving on top of grilled steak!

Arugula Green Onion Pesto

I needed the perfect sauce to top my Walnut Crusted Grilled Tri Tip, so I thought why not incorporate more walnuts, add some fresh arugula and green onions, then throw in some blue cheese. Because what is better on a freshly grilled steak, than flavorful blue cheese!

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Grilled Tri Tip with Arugula Blue Cheese Pesto

Grilled tri tip steak is coated in balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard, crusted with red walnuts, rosemary and garlic, then topped with a savory pesto sauce.

Grilled Tri Tip Steak with Arugula Pesto

While Coffee Crusted Tri Tip will remain my favorite dish of all time, this new tri tip recipe is also seriously delicious!

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Apricot Dessert Tacos

Apricots are caramelized in brown sugar, added to tortillas with sweet mascarpone cheese, rolled up, baked & topped with honey for tasty dessert tacos!

Caramelized Apricot Dessert Tacos

In my house, Tuesdays are all about “Taco Tuesday”. I’m always looking for new and delicious taco recipes to add some flavor to Tuesdays!

This week, I prepared these delicious dessert tacos and I have to say, they were unbelievably scrumptious!

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Basil Flatbread

Homemade fresh basil flatbread is easy to make and the perfect crispy base for a flatbread pizza to top with your favorite ingredients for lunch or dinner!

Grilled Basil Flatbread Recipe

I love making my own homemade pizza dough, so I figured it was about time I made my own flatbread as well!

Flatbread is the thin and crispy sibling of pizza that is perfect for topping with a number of delicious ingredients!

I made this homemade basil flatbread as the base for my Grilled Peach Flatbread with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction. The result was crisp perfection!

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Grilled Peach Flatbread with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction

The perfect vegetarian summer dinner, this grilled peach flatbread topped with goat cheese and balsamic reduction is sweet, salty and super scrumptious!

Grilled Peach Flatbread with Goat Cheese

Instead of ingredients or recipes, some days I simply head to the grocery store with a list of ideas like “balsamic peaches, chocolate bacon donuts, pizza with goat cheese, creamy avocado dressing and grilled flatbread.”

Sometimes each item in the list becomes its own dish, sometimes they go together!

I decided that “chocolate bacon donuts” could pretty much stand on their own and “creamy avocado dressing” would go on a delicious new salad, but I thought the “balsamic peaches, pizza with goat cheese and grilled flatbread” could all be combined into a sweet, salty and scrumptious new recipe. That is when this dish was born!

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Tropical Hangover Juice

Wild night left you with a rough morning? Blend up this healthy, tasty, tropical hangover juice combining banana, kiwi and coconut water for instant relief!

Tropical Hangover Juice Remedy Recipe

Has Labor Day Weekend left you with a little Labor Day Hangover?  Never fear, I have the cure!

This hangover juice combines 5 ingredients that all help remedy that rough morning after having a few too many cold ones the night before!

It’s filled with potassium which is a key ingredient in bringing yourself back to life the next day!

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Balsamic Roasted Chicken with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

This one dish balsamic roasted chicken is an easy meal to toss together that’s filled with flavor, healthy and gluten free!

Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Heirloom Tomatoes

For last Sunday’s family dinner, I went on a “refrigerator scavenger hunt” to find ingredients that would come together in a delicious meal that wouldn’t take me all night to make!

Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes and Chicken

In one skillet I combined a ton of flavors and created a new simple dinner favorite!

While the chicken was roasting I made a Sun Dried Tomato Mozzarella Risotto that went perfectly with this dish.

Roasted Balsamic Skillet Chicken Ingredients

Balsamic Roasted Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil

Balsamic Roasted Chicken Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

Begin by placing the chicken breasts in an oven safe skillet or dish. Because I was feeding 6, I sliced the chicken breasts in half, but this is optional!

Skillet Chicken Recipe

Combine the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, then pour over the chicken.

Balsamic Skillet Chicken

Add the tomatoes, garlic cloves and basil to the skillet.

Skillet Roasted Balsamic Garlic Chicken

Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Skillet Heirloom Tomato and Balsamic Chicken

Serve the chicken with tomatoes and sauce drizzled over the top.

Balsamic Heirloom Tomato Chicken

Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Heirloom Tomatoes
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Balsamic Roasted Chicken with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

This one dish balsamic roasted chicken is an easy meal to toss together that's filled with flavor, healthy and gluten free!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 570 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

  2. Place the chicken breasts in an oven safe skillet or dish.
  3. Combine the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, then pour over the chicken.
  4. Add the tomatoes, garlic cloves and basil to the skillet.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa

A simple, fresh and light appetizer, these jicama chips topped with spicy sriracha and mango salsa are easy to make and filled with flavor!

Jicama Tostadas with Mango Salsa at Bailiwick San Diego

Today is the day the blog turns 2!  I’m so excited to toast champagne, chow down on delicious hors d’oeuvres and take pictures with fun photo props!

Jicama Tostadas with Mango Salsa

Chef Fernanda has created some delicious and refreshing treats for the party, including the Mini Tacos I shared on Tuesday and these light jicama chips with mango salsa!

I re-created this dish at home as a great appetizer for dinner last night!

Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mango salsa
  • 1 medium jicama (sliced into chips)
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro

Begin by peeling and slicing a medium size jicama into app. 24 “chips”.  I used a small pastry cutter to get perfectly round chips.

Put a small dollop of sriracha in the middle of each jicama chip.

Spicy Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa

Top with the mango salsa.

Jicama Tostadas with Mango Salsa Recipe

Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Raw Jicama Chips with Mango Relish

I’ve always loved jicama chips for dipping guacamole, but now I love them as this cute little appetizer as well!

Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa

I look forward to seeing many of you tonight at the blogiversary party!

For those of you that are not able to make it, be sure to follow me on Instagram for tons of pictures live from the event!

Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa

Raw Jicama Chips with Mango Relish
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Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa

A simple, fresh and light appetizer, these jicama chips topped with spicy sriracha and mango salsa are easy to make and filled with flavor!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 chips
Calories 18 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mango salsa click link for recipe
  • 1 medium jicama sliced into chips
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice a medium size jicama into app. 24 “chips”.

  2. Put a small dollop of sriracha in the middle of each jicama chip.
  3. Top with the mango salsa.
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Mini Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

Ground beef, bacon, avocado cream sauce, red onions and jalapeños top these simple, delicious and gluten free mini tacos made in only 15 minutes!

Mini Baja Tacos at Bailiwick San Diego

It’s Taco Tuesday and only two days away from the blogs 2 year blogiversary party where these delicious Mini Tacos will be served!

Fernanda Peimbert, the chef at Bailiwick where the party will be hosted, asked what kind of hors d’oeuvres I’d like served at the event.  I told her light, fresh and gluten free!

This is the first of four recipes she created for the party that I’ll be sharing with all of you!

Mini Baja Tacos at Bailiwick San Diego

I shot the images above during a tasting last week at Bailwick, then I came home and re-created the dish.

While Fernanda used pickled red onions, I used raw red onions and pickled jalapeños instead.

To be completely honest, I liked her pickled red onions better than my raw red onions, but I did like the addition of pickled jalapeños on mine!

For those of you making the dish at home, you can try either the raw or pickled red onions and decide for yourself which you like best!

Mini Beef and Bacon Taco Ingredients

Mini Tacos Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon (approximately 4 slices)
  • 2 cups round corn tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion (raw or pickled)
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños (diced)
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley

Avocado Cream Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Depending how crispy you want the bacon cook for 2-5 minutes, then add the ground beef.

Beef and Bacon Taco Meat

While the meat is cooking prepare the avocado cream sauce by adding the avocado, lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp parsley to a blender or food processor and puree.

Once the meat is cooked, drain the grease and get ready to prepare the mini tacos!

How to make mini tacos

Place the ground beef bacon mixture onto the corn tortilla chips then top with the chopped red onion, jalapeño, avocado cream sauce and a sprig of fresh parsley.

Mini Beef and Bacon Tacos

Voila “Mini Taco Tuesday” is born!

Baja Mini Tacos

Mini Beef and Bacon Tacos
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Mini Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

Ground beef, bacon, avocado cream sauce, red onions and jalapeños top these simple, delicious and gluten free mini tacos made in only 15 minutes!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 mini tacos
Calories 169 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Mini Tacos

  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon approximately 4 slices
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups round corn tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion raw or pickled
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños diced
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley

Avocado Cream Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the ground beef.

  3. While the meat is cooking prepare the avocado cream sauce by adding the avocado, lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp parsley to a blender or food processor and puree.
  4. Once the meat is cooked, drain the grease and get ready to prepare the mini tacos.
  5. Place the ground beef bacon mixture onto the corn tortilla chips then top with the chopped red onion, jalapeño, avocado cream sauce and a sprig of fresh parsley.

Mexican Corn Pasta with Chipotle Alfredo

Corn pasta is tossed in Chipotle Alfredo Sauce, topped with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro for a vegetarian & gluten free, Mexican inspired pasta dish!

Gluten Free Chipotle Alfredo Pasta

After a long and crazy week of shooting my upcoming web series, I’m so excited to share a new recipe with all of you!

Spicy Mexican Pasta Alfredo

Creamy chipotle alfredo sauce is tossed with corn pasta and topped with fresh cilantro and cotija cheese.

This pasta dish is gluten free, vegetarian and more Mexican than Italian!

Mexican Corn Pasta with Chipotle Alfredo Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 lime (zested and juiced)
  • 8 oz corn spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cotija cheese
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

Chipotle Alfredo Recipe

Add the milk and greek yogurt, whisk well, then add the parmesan cheese.

Chipotle Alfredo Recipe

Add the sea salt, cumin and chipotle pepper, then zest and juice the lime into the sauce.

Chipotle Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Consistently whisk for 1-2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 4-5 minutes.

Meanwhile, boil water and cook the pasta according to package directions.

Add the pasta to the alfredo sauce and toss.

Place in a serving bowl and top with fresh cilantro, cotija cheese and red pepper flakes.

Gluten Free Chipotle Alfredo Pasta

Grab a fork and dig in!

Corn Pasta with Chipotle Alfredo

Gluten Free Chipotle Alfredo Pasta
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Mexican Corn Pasta with Chipotle Alfredo

Corn pasta is tossed in Chipotle Alfredo Sauce, topped with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro for a vegetarian & gluten free, Mexican inspired pasta dish!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 804 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 8 oz corn spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp cotija cheese
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add the milk and greek yogurt, whisk well, then add the parmesan cheese.

  4. Add the sea salt, cumin and chipotle pepper, then zest and juice the lime into the sauce.
  5. Consistently whisk for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 4-5 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, boil water and cook the pasta according to package directions.
  8. Add the pasta to the alfredo sauce and toss.
  9. Place in a serving bowl and top with fresh cilantro, cotija cheese and red pepper flakes.

Mango Salsa

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping! It’s gluten free, vegetarian & vegan!

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping!

Last night was “Taco Tuesday” so I decided to toss together healthy, grilled Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon Tacos for the occasion! These tacos are sweet, spicy and oh-so-delicious.

I couldn’t top such an amazingly flavorful taco with just any old salsa, so I whipped up this fresh mango salsa!

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

This mango salsa is so easy to make and not only is it perfect on salmon tacos, it’s also delicious on top of grilled chicken, steamed fish or served with chips for dipping!

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping!

Mango Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 mango (diced)
  • 3 roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (minced)
  • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and minced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 1 lime (juiced)

Mango Salsa Instructions

Add the diced mango and diced tomato to a small bowl.

Tomato Mango Salsa Recipe

Add the minced red onion, minced jalapeño and minced cilantro.

Mango Salsa Recipe

Squeeze the lime juice over the salsa and mix everything together.

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping!

Easy as that, you’ve got a healthy, scrumptious mango salsa ready to go! This salsa has only 57 calories per cup, making it the perfect choice for a flavorful side that you can feel good about digging in to!

In addition to the salmon tacos I originally served this mango salsa on top of, the salsa would also be great on Grilled Shrimp Tacos or Blackened Red Snapper.

You can also serve the salsa with a bag of chips and a Serrano Chili Mango Margarita or Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita for a delicious happy hour!

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping!

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping!
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Mango Salsa

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping! It’s gluten free, vegetarian & vegan!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 cups mango salsa
Calories 57 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 mango diced
  • 3 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion minced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced

Instructions

  1. Add the mango and tomato to a small bowl.
  2. Add the onion, jalapeño and cilantro.
  3. Squeeze the lime juice over the top and mix together.

Bourbon Bacon Cherry Crumble

Bourbon soaked cherries are topped with a bacon brown sugar crumble and baked to perfection in this indulgent cherry crumble recipe!

Cherry Bourbon Breakfast Crumble

This weekend I attended a bridal shower for one of my San Diego besties, Tessa!

We met at the University of Oklahoma alumni bar in San Diego a few years ago and have been Oklahoma sports fanatic besties ever since!

Being a true Oklahoma girl, her favorite things are bourbon, bacon, butter, beer and football, so I combined 3 of the 5 in this delicious dish for her bridal shower brunch!

Lets be real, it doesn’t get much more decadent than bourbon soaked fresh cherries, topped with a butter, bacon, brown sugar crumble!

This recipe was made for a dessert or one of those deliciously indulgent weekend breakfasts!

Cherry Bourbon Bacon Crumble Ingredients

Bourbon Bacon Cherry Crumble Filling Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh sweet cherries (pitted)
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest

Brown Sugar Bacon Crumble Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • ¼ cup bacon

  • ¼ cup flour

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup cold butter (diced)

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Pit the cherries and add them to a large bowl with the bourbon.

Bourbon Soaked Fresh Cherries

Add the cornstarch, agave nectar, cinnamon, orange juice and zest.

Fresh Cherry Crumble Recipe 

Place the cherries in the bottom of a baking dish.

Fresh Cherry Bourbon Crumble Recipe

In a small bowl combine the oats, bacon, flour and brown sugar.

Cherry Bacon Crumble Recipe

Mix together then add the butter.

Cherry Bacon Crumble Recipe

Use your hands to combine the mixture into a crumble and add on top of the cherries.

Cherry Bourbon Bacon Crumble Recipe

Bake for 1 hour.

Bourbon Cherry Bacon Crumble Recipe

I’m not going to lie, it’s as good as it sounds… maybe better!

Cherry Bourbon Bacon Crumble

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Bourbon Bacon Cherry Crumble

Bourbon soaked cherries are topped with a bacon brown sugar crumble and baked to perfection in this indulgent cherry crumble recipe!

Course Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 204 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Filling

  • 4 cups fresh sweet cherries pitted
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar or honey
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest

Topping

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup bacon
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cold butter cubed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  2. Pit the cherries and add them to a large bowl with the bourbon.
  3. Add the cornstarch, agave nectar, cinnamon, orange juice and zest.
  4. Place the cherries in the bottom of a baking dish.
  5. In a small bowl combine the oats, bacon, flour and brown sugar.
  6. Mix together then add the butter.
  7. Use your hands to combine the mixture into a crumble and add on top of the cherries.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.

Spicy Buffalo Black Bean Dip

This black bean dip is simple and scrumptious with a kick of spice from buffalo sauce, jalapeños and chipotle powder. It’s easy to make in just 5 minutes!

Buffalo Black Bean Dip

I’m so excited to share another “buffalo style” recipe with all of you!

I premiered this recipe with these Buffalo Chicken Tacos this morning on the San Diego 6 Morning News.

Spicy Black Bean Dip Ingredients

Black Bean Dip Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. buffalo sauce
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno (deseeded and diced)

Black Bean Dip Instructions

Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes or until combined well.

Spicy Buffalo Black Bean Dip Recipe

Serve with chips or vegetables for dipping.

Spicy Buffalo Black Bean Dip

This easy 5-minute appetizer will be a hit at your next fiesta!

Spicy Buffalo Black Bean Dip
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Spicy Buffalo Black Bean Dip

This black bean dip is simple and scrumptious with a kick of spice from buffalo sauce, jalapeños and chipotle powder. It's easy to make in just 5 minutes!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups bean dip
Calories 251 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 tbsp buffalo sauce
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes or until combined well.
  2. Serve with chips or vegetables for dipping.

Tomato Herb Cheddar Bread Pudding

This savory cheddar bread pudding recipe combines fresh herbs and tomatoes with sharp cheddar cheese for a delicious vegetarian side dish!

Tomato Herb Skillet Bread Pudding

This recipe came from my insane obsession with not wasting food!

Over the years this has become a problem that has led to some of my favorite recipe creations of all time. See: Mexican Meatloaf, Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls and Caramelized Beet and Feta Cheese Salad.

All of these recipes were born out of a combination of ingredients which I had in my refrigerator that needed to be used!

Tomato Herb Cheddar Skillet Bread Pudding

This weekend was my roommate Ryan’s last in the house. He moved to LA yesterday to pursue a new career. We threw a “BYOM” BBQ… which stands for “Bring Your Own Meat”. Basically, myself, Ryan and his girlfriend made the sides, sangria and dessert, while everyone else brought something to throw on the BBQ!

The moral of this story is, we told everyone that we’d have the sides to go with burgers, hot dogs, etc. including ketchup, mustard, buns and so on.

Needless to say, this memo got lost somewhere and we ended up with 4 packages of unopened hot dog and hamburger buns after the party! Point being, the hot dog buns were turned into this delicious new recipe!

Tomato Herb Cheddar Bread Pudding Ingredients

Tomato Herb Cheddar Bread Pudding Ingredients

  • 3 cups leftover bread or buns (cubed)
  • 3 eggs (whisked)
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (minced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary (minced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley (minced)
  • 1 tbsp green onions (minced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

Tomato Herb Cheddar Bread Pudding Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Whisk the eggs, milk, pepper, basil, rosemary, parsley, green onions and garlic together in a small bowl.

Tomato Herb Cheddar Bread Pudding Recipe

Place the bread in a large skillet or baking dish and pour the mixture over the bread.

Tomato Herb Cheddar Bread Pudding Recipe

Toss lightly until all of the bread is coated then top with the tomatoes.

Tomato Herb Cheddar Bread Pudding Recipe

Sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly across the top.

Tomato Herb Cheddar Bread Pudding Recipe

Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Cover with foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. This step prevents the cheese on top from burning (because nobody likes burnt cheese!)

Cheddar Tomato Bread Pudding Recipe

While I enjoyed this recipe thoroughly yesterday, I can’t wait to serve it in the fall with warm soups and chilies.  It will also make a beautiful and scrumptious side dish at the holidays!

Tomato Herb Cheddar Skillet Bread Pudding

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Tomato Herb Cheddar Bread Pudding

This savory cheddar bread pudding recipe combines fresh herbs and tomatoes with sharp cheddar cheese for a delicious vegetarian side dish!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 200 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 3 cups leftover bread or buns cubed
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley minced
  • 1 tbsp green onions minced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, pepper, basil, rosemary, parsley, green onions and garlic together in a small bowl.
  3. Place the bread in a large skillet or baking dish and pour the mixture over the bread.
  4. Toss lightly until all of the bread is coated then top with the tomatoes.
  5. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly across the top.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Since hot dog buns are already soft, less milk is needed in my version of this recipe. If using buns that have gone slightly stale or a tougher bread, add an additional cup of milk.

Gluten Free Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts

Zesty, creamy, cherry lime filling is added to gluten free tart crusts & topped with maraschino cherries in this recipe for Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts!

Cherry Limeade Mini Pies

Inspired by Summer Desserts and my favorite Sonic drink from childhood, I created these delicious Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts filled with zesty, creamy cherry lime filling and topped with fresh lime zest and maraschino cherries!

Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts

I made this dessert gluten free by creating a gluten free tart dough made with Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour blend.

The result was a super cute, super delicious treat, perfect for the summer BBQ I took them to yesterday!

Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts Ingredients

Mini Cherry Limemade Tarts Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter (quartered)
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 6 oz black cherry greek yogurt
  • 3 limes (2 zested & juiced – 1 reserved)
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 24 maraschino cherries

Mini Cherry Limemade Tarts Instructions

Prepare the tart dough by combining the flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Add the butter and mix into a coarse crumble then add the water and mix until a firm ball of dough forms.

If it’s too sticky, add more flour, not sticky enough? Add more water!

Gluten Free Tart Dough

Place the dough on a piece of plastic wrap, flatten into a disk shape, wrap the dough and place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Gluten Free Pie Dough

While the dough chills in the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare the filling.

Begin by adding the cream cheese, yogurt, zest and juice of 2 limes to a large bowl.

Cherry Limeade Tart Recipe

Next add the maraschino cherry juice from the jar and powdered sugar, then use a hand mixer to whip it all together.

Cherry Limeade Tart Recipe

Place the mixture into the refrigerator and remove the dough.

Cut the dough into 24 mini tarts using a 3″ pastry cutter.

Gluten Free Mini Tarts

Place into a mini tart pan or mini muffin pan.

Gluten Free Mini Pie Recipe

Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and fill with the delicious, creamy Cherry Limeade filling.

Top with zest from the one remaining lime and a maraschino cherry for each mini tart!

Cherry Limeade Mini Pies

Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Cherry Limeade Mini Pies

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Gluten Free Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts

Zesty, creamy, cherry lime filling is added to gluten free tart crusts & topped with maraschino cherries in this recipe for Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 24 mini tarts
Calories 117 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter quartered
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 6 oz black cherry greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tsp lime zest divided
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 24 maraschino cherries

Instructions

  1. Prepare the tart dough by combining the flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the butter and mix into a coarse crumble then add the water and mix until a firm ball of dough forms.
  3. Place the dough on a piece of plastic wrap, flatten into a disk shape, wrap the dough and place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  4. While the dough chills in the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare the filling.

  5. Add the cream cheese, yogurt, lime juice and 2 tsp lime zest to a large bowl.

  6. Add the maraschino cherry juice from the jar and powdered sugar, then use an electric hand mixer to whip it all together.

  7. Place the mixture into the refrigerator and remove the dough.
  8. Cut the dough into 24 mini tarts using a 3" pastry cutter.

  9. Place into a mini tart pan or mini muffin pan.

  10. Bake for 12 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and fill with the delicious, creamy cherry limeade filling.

  12. Top with the remaining 1 tsp lime zest and a maraschino cherry for each mini tart.

  13. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

BLT Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

Grilled chipotle marinated chicken is topped with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and jalapeños in this spicy, flavorful BLT Chipotle Chicken Sandwich recipe!

Spicy Chipotle Chicken BLT Sandwich

I feel like Joey from Friends would have absolutely loved spending this week in my kitchen with all of the sandwich making that has been going on!

Remember how much that guy loved sandwiches? Am I the only one who really misses that show and continues to watch re-runs on the regular?

Anyway, back to those sandwiches we’ve been making this week!

Spicy Chipotle Chicken BLT Recipe

In case you missed my previous two posts featuring the delectable Vegetarian Portobello Caprese Sandwich or the scrumptious Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich, I’m on a sandwich making spree this week!

Grilled Chipotle Chicken BLT Sandwich

Over the past week I’ve become completely obsessed with Roasted Bell Pepper and Chipotle Spread! Everything from putting it in wraps to spreading it on bagels to simply tossing it on a plain tortilla and digging in!

With the overwhelming popularity of my Chipotle Lime Chicken Skewers, I felt like a Chipotle Chicken Sandwich with the delicious chipotle spread would be a perfect match!

Chipotle Chicken BLT Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 limes (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp jalapeño liquid
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Chipotle Spread
  • 1/2 cup iceberg lettuce
  • 1 small tomato (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup deli sliced jalapeños

Whisk the lime juice, liquid from the jar of  jalapeños, crushed garlic, chipotle powder and cumin together in a small bowl.

Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts.

Marinated Chipotle Chicken Recipe

Coat the chicken well, then place in the refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes.

Marinated Chipotle Chicken Recipe

Turn the grill on to medium and place the chicken on the grill for 10 minutes per side.

The last 3-4 minutes of grill time, add the hamburger buns to the grill to toast.

Remove the chicken and buns from the grill. Spread 1/2 tbsp of the Red Pepper Chipotle Spread on each bun.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken BLT Recipe

Next, top the bottom buns with the lettuce and tomato.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken BLT Recipe

Add a piece of chicken (whole or sliced, your preference!) on top of the tomatoes, then place one and a half slices of bacon on to the chicken.

On the top bun, add the jalapeños.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken BLT with Jalapeños

Place the top bun on the sandwich and dig in!

Chipotle Chicken BLT with Jalapeños

Tons of flavor in this sandwich, great crunch from the bacon and a slight heat from the chipotle chicken and spread! Overall, a winning combination!

Chipotle Chicken BLT with Jalapeños

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BLT Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

Grilled chipotle marinated chicken is topped with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and jalapeños in this spicy, flavorful BLT Chipotle Chicken Sandwich recipe!

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 466 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp liquid from the jar of jalapeños
  • 1 tsp garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 2 tbsp roasted red bell pepper chipotle spread
  • 1/2 cup iceberg lettuce
  • 1 small tomato sliced
  • 1/4 cup deli sliced jalapeños

Instructions

  1. Whisk the lime juice, jalapeño liquid, crushed garlic, chipotle powder and cumin together in a small bowl.

  2. Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts.
  3. Coat the chicken well, then place in the refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes.
  4. Turn the grill on to medium and place the chicken on the grill for 10 minutes per side.
  5. The last 3-4 minutes of grill time, add the hamburger buns to the grill to toast.
  6. Remove the chicken and buns from the grill.
  7. Spread 1/2 tbsp of the Red Pepper Chipotle Spread on each bun.
  8. Top the bottom buns with the lettuce and tomato.
  9. Add a piece of chicken on top of the tomatoes.
  10. Place one and a half slices of bacon on the chicken.

  11. Add the jalapeños.

  12. Place the top bun on the sandwich and dig in!

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta combines flavorful roasted tomatoes & garlic with creamy ricotta cheese for a scrumptious vegetarian Italian appetizer!

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

The only thing you’ll be saying after eating one of these is “di più si prega di“. That’s Italian for MORE PLEASE!

Roasted Tomato Arugula Brushetta

After preparing these on Monday, I sat there and asked myself, “why don’t I roast tomatoes every day”?

Roasting tomatoes brings out a sweetness in them and when they’re roasted with garlic and balsamic vinegar, they literally burst with flavor when you bite in!

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta

I placed them on top of creamy ricotta cheese (my favorite!) and a crispy baguette for a new twist on Tomato Basil Bruschetta.

They were so incredibly delicious that they didn’t even make it to the dinner table!  Nope, my roommate and I ate all of them long before the rest of dinner was ready!

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta Ingredients

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta Ingredients

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1/2 baguette
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup arugula

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Place the tomatoes and garlic on a baking sheet covered with foil bent into a basket shape.  Drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar, then top with the black pepper and fresh basil.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta Recipe

Place into the oven for 25 minutes.

While the tomatoes are roasting, place the baguette in the oven for 3-5 minutes.

Remove from the oven and slice. Spread ricotta cheese on top of each slice of baguette.

Ricotta Bruschetta Recipe

Remove the roasted tomatoes from the oven and chop the garlic cloves.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta Recipe

Add the garlic back to the tomatoes. Lift the foil by two corners and slowly pour the tomatoes and sauce from the foil into a small bowl.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta Recipe

Using a large spoon, top each sliced baguette with the roasted tomatoes, garlic and sauce.

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta Recipe

Top the bruschetta with a few pieces of fresh arugula and serve.

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta

This is the perfect appetizer for an Italian Dinner Party with Chicken Parmesan, Three Cheese Raviolis or Kale Pesto Spaghetti with Goat Cheese.

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta

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Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta combines flavorful roasted tomatoes & garlic with creamy ricotta cheese for a scrumptious vegetarian Italian appetizer!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 pieces bruschetta
Calories 54 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • ½ baguette sliced
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup arugula

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Place the tomatoes and garlic on a baking sheet covered with foil bent into a basket shape.
  3. Drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar, top with the black pepper and fresh basil.

  4. Place into the oven for 25 minutes.
  5. While the tomatoes are roasting, place the baguette in the oven for 3-5 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and slice.
  7. Spread ricotta cheese on top of each slice of baguette.
  8. Remove the roasted tomatoes and garlic from the oven. Chop the roasted garlic cloves.

  9. Add the garlic back to the tomatoes.
  10. Lift the foil by two corners and slowly pour the tomatoes and sauce from the foil into a small bowl.
  11. Using a large spoon, top each sliced baguette with the roasted tomatoes, garlic and sauce.
  12. Top the bruschetta with a few pieces of fresh arugula and serve.

Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Fresh corn, jalapenos and cheddar cheese add a burst of flavor to this simple Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread recipe!

Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Well hello there friends!  It has been a record breaking 13 days since I posted a new recipe! Not due to lack of inspiration or cooking, actually quite the opposite!

As most of you know, I was offered a cookbook deal at the beginning of June. Less than a month later, I submitted the cookbook to my publisher. Record cookbook creation time? I’d say so!

There were a few reasons why I set the manuscript due date for less than 4 weeks from the date my contract was signed.

  • The obvious: I want to get the book out there as quickly as possible!
  • The book is all about recipes with Buffalo Sauce, hence the name “Buffalo Style” so I knew it was going to be absolutely necessary for football season!
  • And last, but not least, I’m completely crazy and enjoy working 20 hour days! 😉

From here, the publisher will work on the design and editing the book and in 3 months or less it will be available for purchase! Yay!

If you would like to follow the publishing process and get sneak peeks from the book, be sure to follow us on Facebook!

This week I’m back in the kitchen creating new recipes that are not exclusive to the book and that I can share with all of you!

Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

This recipe is the first of 5 new recipes I’ll be releasing this week! It’s gluten free, vegetarian and filled with fresh summer corn!

Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Ingredients

Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Ingredients

  • 1 cup Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter (melted & cooled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 ears corn (kernels removed)
  • 2 jalapeños (minced)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, cumin and sugar  in a large bowl.

Gluten Free Cornbread Recipe

Mix well then whisk the butter, eggs and milk together in a small bowl.

Gluten Free Cornbread Recipe

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.

Add the corn kernels, jalapeños and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.

Gluten Free Cornbread with Fresh Corn and Jalapeños

Mix well then place in a cast iron skillet or square baking dish.

Gluten Free Skillet Cornbread

Top with the additional 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.

Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Gluten Free Skillet Cornbread

Slice and serve.

Fresh Corn Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

We had this last night for dinner with an Italian Corn Salad and Lemon Herb Salmon.  It was so delicious!

If you would like to make these into cornbread muffins, simply divide the batter into 12 muffin liners and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

This recipe would also be great served in the fall with Taco Soup or Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup.

Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
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Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Fresh corn, jalapenos and cheddar cheese add a burst of flavor to this simple Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread recipe!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 slices cornbread
Calories 295 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter melted & cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 ears corn kernels removed
  • 2 jalapeños minced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, cumin and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk the butter, eggs and milk together in a small bowl.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the corn kernels, jalapeños and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
  6. Mix well then place in a cast iron skillet or square baking dish.
  7. Top with the additional 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Shrimp Mango Arugula Salad

This Shrimp Mango Arugula Salad combines mango, papaya, avocado & lemon pepper grilled shrimp for a fresh, flavorful salad that is perfect for summer!

Shrimp Mango Arugula Salad

My most recent summer salad creation was inspired by my favorite dish at Queenstown, San Diego. If you live in the area and haven’t visited this fine establishment, you are seriously missing out!

The food is amazing, service is delightful and drinks are delicious!  To say that I’m a regular here would be an understatement!

Mango Papaya Arugula Salad

While I’ve grown fond of a number of dishes on their menu, this salad is my go to for weekend afternoons when I’m craving something light and refreshing, yet still filling.

I created my own version of the salad on Friday with a little extra shrimp I had lying around.

The result was a light and refreshing salad that was packed with flavor!

Shrimp Mango Arugula Salad Ingredients

Lemon Pepper Grilled Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 8 shrimp (peeled & deveined)

Mango Arugula Salad Ingredients

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/4 cup mango (diced)
  • 1/4 cup papaya (diced)
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint

Prepare the marinade for the shrimp by combining the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and black pepper.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Marinade

Add the shrimp to the marinade.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Recipe

Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes then fire up the grill to medium heat.  Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, then prepare the salad by adding the arugula, mango, papaya and avocado to a large bowl.

Arugula Mango Shrimp Salad Recipe

Next, squeeze the tbsp of lemon juice and olive oil over the salad.  Add the shrimp and toss well. Top with the fresh mint.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Salad

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Shrimp Mango Arugula Salad

This Shrimp Mango Arugula Salad combines mango, papaya, avocado & lemon pepper grilled shrimp for a fresh, flavorful salad that is perfect for summer!

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 29 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 526 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Lemon Pepper Grilled Shrimp

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 8 shrimp peeled & deveined

Mango Arugula Salad

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/4 cup mango diced
  • 1/4 cup papaya diced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint

Instructions

  1. Prepare the marinade for the shrimp by combining the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and black pepper.
  2. Add the shrimp to the marinade.

  3. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes then fire up the grill to medium heat.
  4. Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, then prepare the salad by adding the arugula, mango, papaya and avocado to a large bowl.

  5. Squeeze the tbsp of lemon juice and olive oil over the salad.

  6. Add the shrimp and toss well.
  7. Top with the fresh mint.

Metabolism Boosting Breakfast Smoothie

This metabolism boosting breakfast smoothie is packed with superfood protein and fruit for a healthy, slimming drink filled with vitamins!

Metabolism Boosting Breakfast Smoothie

When the booking producer over at the San Diego 6 Morning News Show asked me to come on this week to talk about juicing and smoothies, I couldn’t wait to share some of the drinks I’ve been mixing up over in my kitchen every morning!

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

While I’ll be juicing up some of my favorites like the Green Detox Juice and Antioxidant Immunity Juice, I also wanted to throw in a new drink.

Metabolism Boosting Smoothie Ingredients

Metabolism Boosting Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 6 oz greek yogurt
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp beaming Superfood Smoothie Blend
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • 1/2 cup ice

Metabolism Boosting Breakfast Smoothie Instructions

Add the strawberries, blueberries and banana to a blender.

Metabolism Boosting Smoothie Recipe

Add the greek yogurt, coconut water, honey, ginger, cinnamon, superfood smoothie blend, flaxseed and ice.

Metabolism Boosting Superfood Smoothie Recipe

Blend well.