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.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins



I woke up last Sunday morning craving something sweet, chocolatey, light, fluffy yet full of texture. On my gluten free diet I will get these attacks of just wanting something really "gluteny", especially in the morning. The great thing is, if you're willing to put in a little work, you can create an amazing muffin that doesn't need gluten at all.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Frozen Raspberry Mint Margarita


This raspberry mint margarita is the perfect celebration of National Margarita Day! Yes this Sunday, February 22nd is #NationalMargaritaDay and Casa Noble asked me to create a perfect cocktail using their Crystal Tequila.  Crystal is a well-balanced, smooth tequila with flavors of raw and buttery sweet cooked agave, mango, and a hint of citrus for the perfect finish.