Avocado Burger Buns

These burgers use avocado halves as the buns. They are a fun and low carb way to serve burgers this summer for your next grilling event.


Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chips

Taco Bell recently launched their latest item: naked chicken chips. Crispy, deep fried triangle pieces of marinated white meat chicken that are served with nacho cheese sauce. Of course I had to try it!...


Asparagus Noodles with Garlic Cream Sauce

Thinly shaved asparagus noodles tossed in a skinny, lightened up garlic parmesan cream sauce makes a delicious low carb, gluten free, spring dish. Asparagus Noodles. It’s a game changer. I can’t believe I haven’t...


Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry Meal Prep

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is an easy meal that can be made ahead of time in large quantities for your weekly meal prep. I was out of town for a few days earlier...



Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar recently opened in North Park. The food menu is a mix of Mexican and Latin inspired dishes created by Elliott Townsend (from Juniper & Ivy) and the bar program...


Avocado Roses and Toasts Nine Ways

I’m sharing nine of my favorite avocado toast variations, including several avocado rose toasts. The avocado rose toasts are perfect for a nice brunch and for Mother’s Day.


Blueberry Coconut Chia Pudding

Blueberry coconut chia pudding is one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made. It’s just 3 ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, and the end result is a creamy, healthy breakfast, snack or dessert. Over...


McDonald’s Sweet BBQ Bacon

McDonald’s recently introduced a new flavor, Sweet BBQ Bacon, to its Signature Crafted Sandwiches which is now available in San Diego County. Given my constant desire to always try new menu items, I partnered...


Baked Parmesan Asparagus Fries

Baked Asparagus Fries are a healthier alternative to regular fries. Asparagus stalks are coated in panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and baked until crispy.


Instant Pot 3 Ingredient Japanese Cheesecake

Three ingredient Japanese cheesecake is made even easier in the Instant Pot. The result is a light, fluffy, cotton-soft Japanese style cheesecake made in much less time. A few weeks ago I shared with...