L.A. Food Fest

L.A. Food Fest

Originally known as the “LA Street Food Fest,” it was the first of its kind, and has grown into one of the most diverse and delectable food fests SoCal has to offer. With over 100 different restaurants, food trucks, carts, beer, wine, chefs, and speakers, there was something for everyone to enjoy. The festival was held [...]

Blackened Salmon Tacos with Avocado Cilantro Cream Sauce

Blackened Salmon Tacos with Avocado Cilantro Cream Sauce

Blackened Salmon Tacos with Avocado Cilantro CreamYields 8 tacos Yields 1 cup of sauceFor the Blackened Salmon Tacos:4 6-oz Salmon filets1 lime wedgeTrader Joe's Chili Lime Seasoning Blend8 Siete Cassava Flour TortillasPickled Red OnionsSliced jalapeno, freshPower greens or micro greensCrumbled fetaFor the Avocado Cilantro Cream Sauce:1 large ripe avocado, peeled, de-seeded2 limes, juiced1/4 jalapeno, diced1/2 [...]

Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie and Homemade Pie Crust

Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie and Homemade Pie Crust

There is nothing I love more than a good ole Southern Pie, and who doesn't love a chocolate one? I've taken a spin on the classic pecan pie and added the South's finest spirit and the devil's favorite candy... this pie is sure to curb your sweet tooth!*I REFUSE to cook with margarine or shortening! [...]

“Everything but the Bagel” Muffins

“Everything but the Bagel” Muffins

You probably know what "Everything but the Bagel" seasoning is if: (A) you religiously shop at Trader Joe's; (B) follow tons of wellness/health/food Instagram accounts, or (C) are friends with me. Stemmed from the beloved Everything Bagel, came a seasoning blend of sesame seeds, sea salt flakes, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, black sesame [...]

Lemon Tahini Fish

Lemon Tahini Fish

When trying to eat low fat, but high protein, I love to incorporate white fish into my diet. Cod is one of my favorites because it's flavorful and inexpensive; I also enjoy making halibut. I've always said Nashville would be the perfect place to live, if we were bordered by an ocean, and had fresh [...]

Make Your Own N’awlins Muffuletta

Make Your Own N’awlins Muffuletta

Down in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, there's an old Italian grocery store famous for its Original Muffuletta Sandwich created by Sicilian immigrant Salvatore Lupo. Central Grocery was opened in 1906 by Lupo, and the shop still brings in hundreds of locals, tourists, and foodies from around the world every day. The iconic [...]

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken

Typically, Chinese is one of those food groups we all love, but know it's filled with so much MSG, fat, and overall, unhealthy. Luckily, it's not very hard to make your own tasty Asian meals. Today, we're going to go over how to make the following: Sesame Chicken Later this week, look out for this [...]

Sweet n Spicy Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos with Goat Cheese

This is going to be short and sweet, literally. Christmas is TEN DAYS away y’all. Between work, shopping, and holiday parties - it’s a busy month for us all. Don’t get stressed out with your party food and baking - make it easy on yourself. Granny wants you to bring an appetizer for dinner? No [...]

Smoked Paprika Breakfast Potatoes

Smoked Paprika Breakfast Potatoes

I've whipped up a recipe for smoked paprika breakfast potatoes, and they are delicious paired with eggs, bacon, or even as a side with whatever you're having for dinner. These would also be divine in a breakfast burrito (I haven't eaten yet today and I want to eat everything I'm talking about). Sometimes I get carried [...]