Monday, January 19, 2015

Strawberry Orange Smoothie


Since we are now in the thick of winter and flu season, it’s a good idea to fortify ourselves with some serious vitamin C. This strawberry orange smoothie is packed with amazing flavor and vitamin C – it may get you through to spring without a sniffle.

Winter is peak time for citrus in California. The tangerine tree in my backyard is dripping with sweet juicy fruit. We can hardly keep up and I have found juicing them is an incredible way to use them up before they start dropping off the tree.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tamale Pie


Tamale Pie Recipe

I absolutely love tamales. They are flavorful, easy to eat, satisfying and most importantly gluten free. I hadn’t experienced really good tamales until moving to San Diego. At our local farmer’s market there is an amazing tamale stand that serves variations in beef, chicken or pork with a side of tortilla chips and salsa, all for about $2. They serve them in those fun red and white paper boats and all you need to do is grab a fork, peel off the husk and dig in - perfection.

Monday, January 5, 2015

5 Easy SEO Tips for Blogger




A quick disclaimer - this is for new bloggers who have started using the blogger platform and very much geared towards food bloggers. If you are an old pro you probably know a lot of this info. Most of my information comes from Google support, so feel free to go right to the source ( Google Support SEO ). 

I have additional tidbits that may help as well, if you have time for a quick and informative read, peruse this post. As well, please leave comments on other secrets and tips to help bloggers make the most out of this platform.
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Gingerbread Raspberry White Chocolate Bars {Gluten Free}


This decadent gluten free dessert is packed with spice, tart fruit and creamy white chocolate chips for the perfect holiday bar.

I thought I’d squeeze in this last festive dessert before heading out of town for the holidays. To be honest with you I had planned for it to be a Christmas breakfast recipe, but I think the stick of butter and white chocolate chips elevated it to a darn good dessert instead.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Green Beans with Brown Butter and Toasted Almonds



A holiday meal is not complete without green beans. I love them, and no matter how they are prepared, they just seem to make the meal complete. On Thanksgiving I prepared these green beans with brown butter and toasted almonds. They are super easy to make and the simple nutty flavors turn green beans into a perfect holiday side dish.