Homemade Energy Bars recipe by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

Homemade Energy Bars

If you are traveling for Thanksgiving weekend these homemade energy bars are for you!!! If you follow along on Instagram then you know last weekend we took a little impromptu pre-holiday vacation to the desert.  We were able to nail down a few nights at the amazing dome in the desert in Joshua Tree and just…

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30 Minute Pho recipe by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

Easy 30 Minute Pho

Pho is my thang. I used to only order it at restaurants and was convinced it was extremely hard to make because it is SO good! My cravings for pho last year became quite pricey because I was so obsessed with it that I craved it on a weekly basis.   So, during the first…

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter recipe by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

I am a total sucker for pumpkin butter, especially when it is my slow cooker pumpkin butter!  I used to always raid Trader Joe’s shelves when pumpkin butter made it’s first appearance of fall, but for the last few years I have been making my own big batches at home for way less money and it…

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Easy Crispy Kale Chips with @Massel by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

Easy Crispy Kale Chips

I am pretty sure we have had multiple conversations about my obsession with kale chips. One of the first tutorials we ever created was titled “How to Make Crispy Kale Chips” and it is still one of our top searched recipes on the site today!  I am always searching for new ways to improve upon…

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Gluten Free Summer Squash and Ricotta Galette recipe by @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Summer Squash and Ricotta Galette

I don’t know about where you live, but here in Long Beach my CSA is still stocking my box full of summer squash! You won’t hear any complaints from me – I happen to love summer squash and can’t seem to get enough, so the more the merrier! A few weeks ago I had the…

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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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Crispy "Chicken" Chickpeas with Massel by @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Crispy “Chicken” Chickpeas

We have been waiting for what feels like FOREVER to tell you something…We are teaming up with our friends at Massel for a year long partnership creating delicious recipes with their amazing products! The entire Massel product line is:  Gluten Free Wheat Free All Natural Vegan No Animal Content Lactose Free Cholesterol Free Transfat Free…

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Pecan and Orange Blossom Sandies recipe from @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Pecan and Orange Blossom Sandies

I love having homemade cookies around the house to snack on and although it has been super hot here the past week or so, I couldn’t resist the urge any longer to bake up these melt in your mouth Pecan and Orange Blossom Sandies! I have wanted to make a pecan version of my families…

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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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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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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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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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Chilled Carrot and Kaffir Lime Soup recipe {@beardandbonnet } www.beardandbonnet.com

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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The Ultimate Vegan Taco Salad recipe { @beardandbonnet } www.beardandbonnet.com

The Ultimate Vegan Taco Salad + A Virtual Baby Shower!

I am so excited to be celebrating Emily of The Pig & Quill’s virtual baby shower! That lady totally cracks me up on a weekly basis and makes some scrumptious food to boot. I spent a lot of time debating what exactly I would take to Em’s shower if I had the chance to go celebrate…

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