How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating ...more

5 Healthy Breakfasts You'll Love

Do you hate eating breakfast? Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus ...more

3 Ways to Transform Traditional Pesto

One of the most simple, delicious sauces is a classic pesto. Traditionally, pesto genovese, which is named after its originating home in Genoa, Italy, is a simple sauce made from nuts, cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. While pine nuts are ...more

Grilled Peach, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Salad Pizza

To make myself happy, I put out some food and decided I would make a simple dinner for the family that I could use for my guests as well. I had thought about making a basic pizza, as we love pizza and really have not had one in a while, but then I ...more

The Best Way to Cut an Avocado

Do you have an OBSESSION with avocado like I do? Ever since I was pregnant it has definitely been one of my favorite foods! Not only because it's delicious but because of the numerous health benefits it offers. Avocados are rich in vitamin A, B, C, E ...more

Meatballs, Southern Italian Style

These meatballs are easy to prepare, the ingredients are affordable, and it’s the ideal meal for lunch or dinner. Your family will love it so much that you’ll want to make these often....more

Greek Salad Spaghetti Squash Bowl from Kalyn's Kitchen

This Greek Salad Spaghetti Squash Bowl from Kalyn's Kitchen has a base of spaghetti squash, something I rediscover in the fall every year. ...more

6 Fabulous Canning, Preserving, and Pickling Blogs to Follow

Alas, there are only so many tomato salads to arrange, loaves of zucchini bread to bake, and peaches to eat out of hand. If you've got summer produce you don't know what to do with—or if you just want to try some new food techniques and have a taste of summer later in the year—follow these blogs for expert advice on canning, pickling, and preserving. ...more

{Freezer Meal} Asian Pork Tenderloin

For our last freezer meal I have an Asian Pork Tenderloin. This was really good. Super tender and it had tons of flavor ....more

Chocolate S’mores Pie

A few weeks ago we spent the week with all of our kids enjoying the Oregon Coast and our home in Manzanita. Of course the best part of the week is getting to spend time with these crazy kids! Man, I love them and miss them like crazy already! ...more

Smoky Chipotle Cheddar Burgers with Mexican Street Corn Fritters.

This is the start of many delicious footballish/game day foods. The post Smoky Chipotle Cheddar Burgers with Mexican Street Corn Fritters. appeared first on Half Baked Harvest ....more

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Carmel Valley/ Del Mar

The ever popular Carnitas’ Snack Shack opened its second location last week, inside Del Mar Highlands Town Center (which seems to be the designated spot for second restaurant locations as it also houses the North County branches of Searsucker and Snooze). I was extremely excited to check out the new digs, which are bigger with indoor seating and a better parking situation. The menu is pretty much the same, though they do offer a monthly doughnut special and the pork burger is a permanent menu item at this new branch ....more

What We Ate Wednesday: Lake Tahoe & My Veganniversary

Lakeside. I celebrate my Veganniversary – the anniversary of going vegan – every year on August 1st. And I have written about my Veganniversary, almost every year, on this blog ....more

Crispy Golden Pork Belly

This is the best pork belly recipe I’ve made. The pork skin is incredibly crispy, perfectly golden, and the prep work is very minimal compared to all the other pork bellies I’ve made. No need to score or puncture holes in the skin ....more

{Slow Cooker} Poppyseed-Chicken Quinoa

A deliciously healthy and easy poppyseed chicken quinoa dish made in your slow cooker. This is healthy comfort food at its best. PLUS a stove-top method for this meal as well ....more

Roasted Veggie Feta Orzo Salad

Much like many of my friends who love to cook, I don’t often remake lots of dishes....more

Slow Cooker Low-Sugar Gluten-Free Peach Crisp from Kalyn's Kitchen

It's peach season, and this Slow Cooker Low-Sugar Gluten-Free Peach Crisp is delicious!...more

Spiced Rice and Beans

I’ve probably made about a million variations of rice and beans, it’s an easy meal to throw together at a moment’s notice, especially if you have some plain rice and beans cooked already. I thought about this spiced rice and beans on a long exhausting ride home on one of those activity-filled unending summer days, we had nothing home except for leftover rice and a jar of black beans that was to go into a salad. I’m particularly drawn to this kind of food whenever I’m little stressed or fatigued, perhaps it’s the turmeric, or maybe it’s because it’s filling and sates my hunger ....more