Simple Summer Gazpacho by @beardandbonnet with @masselfoods

Simple Summer Gazpacho

I just love summer produce, don’t you?! All of those fresh veggies make for the best dishes that don’t require a lot of cooking or planning. Meals full of simple ingredients that stand alone on their own without a lot of fuss. Case in point this Simple Summer Gazpacho – the ingredients on their own are extraordinary…

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Kale & Quinoa Salad recipe by @beardandbonnet with @Massel on www.beardandbonnet.com

12 Must Make Summertime Dishes with Massel

This kale & quinoa salad is inspired by my 2 favorite superfoods, kale and quinoa! Nick’s restaurant here in Long Beach features a similar salad that I literally crave, but paying $17 for a salad as often as I have the craving for it just doesn’t make sense. So, I created my own version, now I can…

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Easy Zucchini Carpaccio with Spinach and Basil Salad by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

Easy Zucchini Carpaccio with Spinach and Basil Salad

Compensation for this post was provided by Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand or AOL. Let the countdown to summer begin! We officially only have 5 weeks…

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Elote Salad recipe by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

Elote Salad

It feels like yesterday I was sitting by the pool in Palm Springs shamelessly stuffing my face with this Elote Salad and Chamomile Citrus Palomas! When we booked the Air B&B for our trip there I was honestly as excited about the grill as I was the pool and hot tub. I planned most of…

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Easy Vegan Ceviche by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

Easy Vegan Ceviche

Anybody else plan on celebrating Cinco de Mayo all week long?! I have so many recipes on my menu plan that I had to extend the festivities a few days this year. Honestly, I just love Mexican food, I could eat it every single day for the rest of my life with no complaint.  This…

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Sunrise Nori Wraps with Spicy Tahini Drizzle from Eating Clean by Amie Valpone on @beardandbonnet

Sunrise Nori Wraps with Spicy Tahini Drizzle

You know how sometimes you meet someone and there is an instant connection? Like you just knew you were meant to have met each other and be a part of one another’s lives? That is exactly what happened when I met Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple for the first time last year. Within 3 minutes…

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DIY Hummus Bar recipe from @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

DIY Hummus Bar

Are you ready for the big game this week? Honestly, for me the Super Bowl has always been more about the food and the commercials than the game itself. Case in point, this year’s game day feast will feature a DIY hummus bar! I am a HUGE fan of hummus, maybe even a super fan….

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Easy Roasted Beet Dip recipe by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

Easy Roasted Beet Dip

I feel like I went on a cookie bender – I need some vegetables STAT and this super easy roasted beet dip is just the kind of dish I am craving! I love holiday food of all types. Obviously cookies are a must, but holiday appetizers are really where it is at! Dreaming up crazy…

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Sweet Potato Skins recipe by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

Sweet Potato Skins

I am admittedly not a big sports fan, but I am a HUMONGOUS fan of game day food – case in point these loaded sweet potato skins!  I mean, what’s not to love – crispy roasted sweet potato skins topped with rich walnut taco “meat”, black beans, red onions, avocado and cilantro. Topped off with…

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French Lentil and Arugula Salad with Herbed Cashew Cheese recipe from Food 52 Vegan by Gena Hamshaw on @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

French Lentil and Arugula Salad with Herbed Cashew Cheese

I am a huge fan of gigantic hearty salads that eat like a meal! You know what I am talking about – there are salads that leave you longing for more substance after you have eaten an entire platter full and then there are salads that hit the spot and leave you satisfied without feeling…

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Summer's Best Fruit Salad recipe by @beardandbonnet with @manitobaharvest Hemp Hearts {www.beardandbonnet.com}

Summer’s Best Fruit Salad

If you haven’t noticed by the recipes we are sharing here on B&B lately – we are indulging in as much luscious summer fruit as we can while we can still get our hands on it!!  Our fridge is packed full of summer berries, while flavorful melons and stone fruit are taking up most of…

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Taro Root Chips with Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Dip recipe by @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Baked Taro Root Chips with Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Dip

Raise your hands if you LOVE chips!!! Me too, me too. I have a totally unhealthy obsession with potato chips. I am a little ashamed to admit that when I am running around my house in the mornings, packing lunches, getting everyone dressed and answering a slew of emails that it isn’t uncommon for me to grab…

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Vegan Mexican Street Corn in Grilled Avocado Boats recipe by @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Vegan Mexican Street Corn in Grilled Avocado Boats

Avocados are always in my fruit bowl – I think we go through at least 10 of them a week around here between the 4 of us. I layer them on top of salads and burrito bowls, mash them up to make guacamole, and blend them into creamy salad dressings. It wasn’t until a few…

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Easy Brûléed Fig, Pistachio and Honey Goat Cheese Bites recipe on @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Fig, Pistachio and Honey Goat Cheese Bites

When these gorgeous figs showed up in our CSA basket I knew instantly they were destined to become an easy, romantic tapas for two! My Fig, Pistachio and Honey Goat Cheese Bites are super easy to make, only take about 10 minutes from start to finish and most importantly they are the perfect little bite for a…

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Gluten Free Fried Green Tomatoes recipe by @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

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 www.beardandbonnet.com

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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