Crispy Avocado Tacos with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce on @beardandbonnet

Crispy Avocado Tacos with Roasted Red Pepper Crema

It has been a while since we devoured tacos together, I don’t really know why; I guess I have just been busy exploring other types of dishes like piri-piri and shawarma. (Man are those good too, have you tried them yet?) Todd came home from a business trip a few weeks ago professing his love for…

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Parmesan & Polenta Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Parmesan & Polenta Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

We have talked about veggie burgers A LOT around here, but I realized last week we hardly ever talk about the sides I dish up with them! Where has my head been?  I say we change that starting with these crispy Parmesan & Polenta Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Oven baked fries of all types are…

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Vegetarian One Pot Taco Soup recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Vegetarian One Pot Taco Soup

Go ahead and throw on your comfy pants, set your Netflix to binge and whip up a big pot of comfort food at its finest. I think you deserve it!  I give you my slightly tweaked version of my dad’s hella delicious One Pot Taco Soup.  Let’s grab a spoon and dive in shall we… …

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Gluten Free Baklava Oatmeal recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Gluten Free Baklava Oatmeal

This Baklava Oatmeal is so darn good it needs its own hashtag! How about #baklavaoatmeal or #bestbreakfastever? Ahhhh weekday mornings, the stuff that dreams are made of. If by dreams, you mean nightmares! Mornings are frantic at our house to say the least and although I am a little ashamed to admit it, we tend…

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Crispy Kale Salad with Pomegranate and Pepitas recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Crispy Kale Salad with Pomegranate and Pepitas

I’m kicking off the new year with lots and lots of this crispy kale salad, fruit infused water and feelings – totally normal right? I’m not much for New Year’s resolutions – I’m more of a New Years reflections kind of a girl actually. While the rest of the world is declaring how much weight they will…

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California Fresh Bloody Mary recipe by @beardandbonnet on

California Fresh Bloody Mary

It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that 2015 is almost over – this year seems to have flown by faster than previous year’s for some reason. Maybe it is because we spent this year focusing on living in the moment with our loved ones and not taking anything for granted. Or maybe…

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Eggnog Waffles recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Eggnog Waffles

Merry Christmas!!! We are finally getting some much needed r&r with our family and it feels amazing!  This is the first Christmas in years we have spent with them since we live on different sides of the country. It’s been so much fun watching the kids with their grandparents and just being here in the moment…

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Easy Roasted Beet Dip recipe by @beardandbonnet on

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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10 Festive Holiday Cocktails eBook by @beardandbonnet. Free for a limited time at

10 Festive Holiday Cocktails eBook

It’s almost THANKSGIVING!!!! I can hardly believe it.  It has been a wonderful year for us and this Thanksgiving we wanted to give you something to say thanks! Thank you for visiting our site and for cooking the recipes that we share. Because of you I have been able to turn my hobby into a…

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Homemade Vegetarian Breakfast Sausage Patties recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Homemade Vegetarian Breakfast Sausage Patties

You know what I love? Breakfast sandwiches! Especially epic breakfast sandwiches piled high with gluten free homemade buttermilk biscuits, crispy hashbrowns, a sunny side up egg and these insanely delicious vegetarian breakfast sausage patties.  I guess the only thing that is really better than an epic breakfast sandwich would be an epic breakfast sandwich for dinner! Breakfast…

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Sweet Potato Casserole Tian recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Sweet Potato Casserole Tian

I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for Thanksgiving I can hardly stand it!  I loose all self control at the Thanksgiving dinner table and eat myself silly every single year. I can’t help it – this girl loves to eat. I  love traditional Thanksgiving dishes and the nostalgia they bring to…

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Sweet Potato Skins recipe by @beardandbonnet on

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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Loaded Pumpkin Cornbread recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Loaded Pumpkin Cornbread

The weather has finally shifted here in Long Beach! It actually rained yesterday and this morning it was cold enough to throw on my favorite sweater and boots. I thought I was going to loose my mind when it was over 80 ° and freaking hot on Halloween, so this is a welcome change for…

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Pumpkin Spice Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Pumpkin Spice Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwiches

I am SO excited because today the internet is turning into a virtual pumpkin palooza!!! Prepare yourself for a #virtualpumpkinparty with over 70 recipes to feast your eyes upon. Today I am dishing up my current fall dessert obsession: Pumpkin Spice Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwiches! Oh yeah, just try to say that without drooling a…

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Spicy Cheeto Mac and Cheese recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Spicy Cheeto Mac and Cheese

Hey fellow cheeto-holics, I have 5 words for you: Spicy Cheeto Mac and Cheese!!!  I confess, we have a stash of Cheetos on hand at all times. The fruit bandit is a fan of traditional crunchy Cheetos while the rest of us are obsessed with spicy Cheetos. I know, they aren’t the healthiest of snacks, but I…

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Savory Cheddar Waffles with Sautéed Honey Apples recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Savory Cheddar Waffles with Sautéed Honey Apples

I’m not sure if it’s a southern thing or an east coast thing, but I am a sucker for a giant piece of apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese over the top. My grandmother used to say “An apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze!” and really, who can argue with…

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