Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Roasted Broccoli and Garlic with Feta Cheese


Roasted Broccoli and Garlic with Feta Will Make Anyone Become a Broccoli Lover! www.virtuallyhomemade.com

So I love broccoli, but I know many don’t. I love it steamed, sautéed, stir-fried and most importantly roasted. This seems to be the general consensus; if you roast broccoli, they will eat it, even little kids and complete vegephobes (yeah, I just made that word up). There’s something about that crisp crunchy goodness simply tossed with some olive oil and salt, which makes you feel like you’re eating peanuts and you can’t stop.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Chicken Fried Rice with Honey Ancho Chili Cashews

Traditional Chicken fried rice with the addition of spicy samba oleo and homemade honey Ancho Chili cashews

This recipe for chicken fried rice has been brewing in my mind for quite awhile. I love fried rice, in an addictive bottomless pit kind of way, and the bonus – it’s so easy to make. I added the element of honey-roasted cashews because it just seemed right. I mean how could sweet and spicy crunchy nuts on top of fragrant rice go wrong?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Brownies with Pumpkin Frosting


Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Brownies with Creamy Pumpkin Frosting

Some of the best recipes are ones you never intend to make. I started out yesterday wanting to create some beautiful strawberry meringues I pinned recently (I always try and have one gluten free dessert around in case of a sugar attack). I got out my egg whites brought them to room temperature and then went to my spice cabinet for cream of tartar. No can do – all out! I was so bummed and I was clearly not going back to the grocery store. So I regrouped and realized I had Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa on hand. Sweet! I was going to make gluten free dark chocolate frosted brownies.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Apple Almond Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing


Apple Almond Salad with fresh greens, Marcona almonds and fresh baby greens

This apple almond salad with a honey mustard dressing is the perfect segue into fall salads. Fresh berries have been replaced with crisp sweet Gala apples and almonds. The addition of goat cheese, makes this salad hearty yet fresh and tasty.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Gluten Free Oatmeal Plum Bars


Gluten Free Oatmeal Plum Bars

The heat in San Diego broke this week (thank God!) and allowed me to turn my oven back on! I’ve dabbled in gluten free desserts and I was craving something sweet; therefore, my oatmeal plum bar creation.  They are amazingly buttery, fruity, crumbly and chewy. I had a few plums sitting in my fruit bowl that were just screaming for me to make some kind of confection out of them.