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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Hushpuppy Panzanella recipe from @beardandbonnet. www.beardandbonnet.com

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 www.beardandbonnet.com }

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 www.beardandbonnet.com }

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 www.beardandbonnet.com }

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 www.beardandbonnet.com }

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 www.beardandbonnet.com }

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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