Gluten Free Fried Green Tomatoes recipe by @beardandbonnet

Fried Green Tomatoes

We have had many, many discussions about my southern upbringing! Most recently we discussed this topic over a fresh batch of hushpuppies which have now sparked an insatiable craving for fried green tomatoes.  Fried green tomatoes pop up every where in the south during the summer months! Vendors fry them at the farmer’s markets, they grace…

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Chile and Lime Infused Jicama Sticks recipe by @beardandbonnet

Chile and Lime Infused Jicama Sticks

I am all about easy food these days. Low maintenance, delicious snacking options like these Chile and Lime Infused Jicama Sticks are essential for summer and honestly, I just cannot get enough!  This marinated jicama is crisp and cooling with a slight zesty bite from the citrus and vinegar. If you ask me they are the…

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Hushpuppy Panzanella recipe from @beardandbonnet.

Hushpuppy Panzanella

Being raised in the south and opting to live my adult life on the west coast has led to some pretty interesting eating habits. My meals tend to lean towards healthy clean eating, but occasionally I feel the need to add a bit of southern comfort food into the mix especially after a long trip…

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Lemon Hummus with Pesto and Crudités { @beardandbonnet }

Lemon Hummus with Pesto and Crudités

Hummus…the ultimate party food! It’s a great dip, fills tart shells beautifully, and practically everybody LOVES it. If you still need convincing that hummus is the ultimate party food then how about the fact that it is completely customizable. Once you have a great base recipe you can flavor it practically any way that you…

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Watermelon, Berry, and Basil Salad { @beardandbonnet }

Watermelon, Berry, and Basil Salad

In the summer there is no better fruit for serving a crowd than watermelon. They are relatively inexpensive, feed a bunch of people, and you would be hard pressed to find someone that doesn’t enjoy indulging in it. My watermelon, berry, and basil salad was a huge hit at the baby shower a few weeks…

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Grilled Potato and Ramp Salad recipe { @beardandbonnet }

Grilled Potato and Ramp Salad

Memorial Day is almost here and I bet you are preparing your grill, planning your menu, and getting ready to feast – am I right? This year on our menu I am ditching the mayo/yogurt laden potato salad and serving up this Grilled Potato and Ramp Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette instead!  Last week Melissa’s produce sent me…

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Strawberry Jicama Lettuce Wraps recipe { @beardandbonnet }

Strawberry Jicama Lettuce Wraps

I swear, the weather here in Southern California will not make up its mind lately!  It’s blazing hot one week then sweater weather the next – it’s getting a little ridiculous trying to keep up around here. A few weeks ago the weather was so hot that turning on the stove for meals wasn’t an option….

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Smoky Lentil Taquitos with Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce recipe { @beardandbonnet }

Smoky Lentil Taquitos with Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce

  Smoky Lentil Taquitos….I’m not really sure we need to discuss much further – you should just take my word and make them! Their flavor is intense, delicious and on point for a flavorful fiesta!  Taquitos are one of my favorite dishes. Ever! But if you have been frequenting Beard & Bonnet for a while now than…

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Paprika Roasted Potatoes with Cilantro Pesto recipe { @beardandbonnet }

Paprika Roasted Potatoes with Cilantro Pesto

  If you have been following along on our Instagram than you would know we are gearing up for our favorite food holiday of the year over here, Cinco de Mayo!!  In case you haven’t noticed, we have a thing for Mexican inspired food here at B&B. There is not a week that goes by that…

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Chilled Carrot and Kaffir Lime Soup recipe {@beardandbonnet }

Chilled Carrot and Kaffir Lime Soup

  I am a sucker for a delicious, easy soup recipe and although the weather outside is heating up my soup game shows no signs of stopping. Chilled soups are where it is at in the spring and summer – gazpacho, fruit soups, and now this Chilled Carrot and Kaffir Lime Soup – they are palette…

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Easy Blistered Edamame {}

Easy Blistered Edamame

Fast, easy, and delicious! Whether you are looking for a stellar vegan starter, a quick snack in the afternoon, or a spectacular side dish this easy blistered edamame is the ticket. Don’t let the sanaam chili pod fool you, these babies aren’t spicy they have a subtle warmth that my kids absolutely love, and they are…

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This Chilled Strawberry Soup is the perfect silky smooth treat to celebrate the beginning of strawberry season!

Chilled Strawberry Soup

It’s officially strawberry season here in Southern California and I couldn’t have been happier to see the farm fresh strawberry stand open back up this year. With the days being longer, and the weather starting to warm, I have been longing for fresh sweet berries! When I walked up to that booth filled with just…

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Kale and Artichoke Dip { @beardandbonnet }

Kale and Artichoke Dip

  Question: How many superfoods are a part of your diet? I bet there are more than you think! After perusing through my friend Kelly’s new book, Superfoods at Every Meal, I realized that I shouldn’t feel bad that I can’t seem to find a way to get my kids to chow down on goji berries or…

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Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa with Massel

Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa with Massel

This is not the first time you have heard me talk about Massel over the last year, and I can guarantee it won’t be the last! I have hardly gone a day without using it in my kitchen.  I’ve used every product in the Massel line at this point and it’s honestly hard for me…

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