Is it me….or is summer still hanging on STRONG right now?!! Despite the rando thunderstorm we had the other day, it has still been so hot in California, which means I don’t want to cook up anything. I’ve been craving crisp, easy, fresh salads and this Cucumber Prosciutto and Apple Salad does not disappoint!
Who loves breakfast? How about tacos? (You all should have your hands raised high) These breakfast tacos are the new breakfast burrito.
Sloppy Joe Stuffed Bell Peppers. Uh, yeah, you heard me correctly. Sloppy Joes. Stuffed into a pepper. And they are bloody fantastic! Seriously, when was the last time you had sloppy joes? For me I was probably 12 and I’m pretty sure I remember it coming from a can.
This Instant Pot Mexican Cabbage Soup is about to blow your mind. Not only because it is delicious, but because it takes under 30 minutes to make.
I don’t know about you, but there is only so much chicken apple sausage I can eat. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but just like how people can get tired of eggs, I get tired of chicken and apple sausage. Hashtag majorly. And all the “fun” flavors at the store either have a crap ton of sugar in it or are so.dang.expensive. I mean $8.99 for a 4 pack of sausage stuffed with pineapple. Yah, umm no thanks, I’ll just do it myself and get twice as many!! Plus I know exactly whats going into them!
While traveling through Portland we stopped at a restaurant where they had these deep fried tostones doused in buffalo sauce…..and of course it was AH-MAZING. I mean practically every restaurant in Portland is pretty great!! I get a lot of inspiration from eating at restaurants and I’m sure that a lot of other food bloggers do too! So after our trip I practiced perfecting the buffalo tostones, sans deep DEEEPP fried!
I’ve had some requests to make Cuban food lately, and when you ask I give. #aimtoplease. I gotta be honest with ya guys….I think I’ve had Cuban food only a couple of times. Once in a restaurant, and again when I was making my e-book Almost Authentic. (It’s the Cuban Papa Rellena recipe in the e-book)
Holla if you are a chili lover! We absolutely love it in our house and it’s really great any time of the year, not just when it’s cold outside! It’s a wonderful comfort food, but with the addition of pumpkin and greens you get a delicious healthy version of chili, still with ALL the comfort!! When I think of chili I think of the kind packed full of beans, that’s what I grew up with and I’m sure most of you grew up with some sort of bean version of it….but we all know that beans are the magical fruit. So I ventured to make a beanless version that tastes just as good, if not better, than that beany one! Meat is the new bean. Wait what?!!!
Summer has officially hit the bay area HARD and this Strawberry Tartine is perfect for all the summer get together’s I know you will all be having!! This recipe, if honestly you really want to call it a recipe, is so simple to make. It uses minimal ingredients, (SCORE) and tastes magical (SCORE again)
Raise your hand if you are a fan of pickled jalapenos! If you could see me right now I’m raising both of my hands because I love anything pickled, especially jalapenos. However, this used to not be the case….I couldn’t even fathom the thought of a pickled jalapeno anywhere near my mouth. But then one Christmas (maybe 6 years ago or so) I received some pickled jalapenos as a gift! Something about a homemade gift made me want to try them out again and guess what; I LOVED THEM!