Thursday, May 21, 2015

Strawberry Swirl Pina Coladas

There is no better way to kick off summer than with a frosty Pina Colada. Adding some sweet and juicy Driscoll's strawberries turns it into a taste explosion of summer right in your mouth. Memorial Day weekend, although technically not summer, is the kick off to warm weather, days at the beach and backyard barbecues. You definitely need a cool and sweet cocktail to help celebrate this festive weekend.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Green Pea Hummus

Nothing says Spring like bright green sweet peas. It is almost May and weather in San Diego is amazing. It's the perfect time for this lightened up Green Pea Hummus. The possibilities are endless. Sweet green peas join forces with a splash of lemon, a hint of garlic, a drizzle of tahini and a pinch of cumin, to make this light and creamy dip. Or even better, you could spread it on a sandwich. Basically you can dip, dunk or spread it.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spinach and Bacon Salad

Sometimes it's fun to just cook the basics. Like any other food blogger, I enjoy letting the creative juices flow, adding twists and turns to my dish making it unique and exotic. However, sometimes simple classic flavor combinations are enough. 

Therefore with this elegant Spinach and Bacon Salad, that is a rendition of a Craig Claiborne creation in the New York Times Cookbook (originally published in 1966), I give you the option of just sticking with the basics or jazzing it up with a bit of feta cheese and cherry tomatoes.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancake Muffins

Yes! Another muffin recipe. I just can't help myself. I am a muffin girl. They are definitely my number one pick for breakfast. Their cakey goodness is just so sweetly satisfying. However, these gluten free muffins are special. They are actually a cross between a blueberry pancake and a muffin. Since pancakes and muffins are a no no for us gluten free people, this creation is extra special.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Green Tahini Sauce

I know it's been a tough winter for most of you, but at this moment I am sitting in my San Diego living room with every window open and a very warm Santa Anna breeze wafting through. It's about 80° outside, down about 5 from yesterday. So yes I've been grilling and since Spring is only 3 days away, I hope most of you will be too - very soon.