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Overhead shot of three grilled shrimp tacos with purple cabbage slaw and avocado

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Tequila Lime Crema

 5/5 It may be 110 degrees in Southern California but I’m loving these summer-time recipes; like these fresh, savory and vibrant shrimp tacos. Grilled shrimp is one of my favorite quick meals to make. Simply toss uncooked, peeled and deveined shrimp into a ziploc bag with seasonings, toss to […]

round plate with layers of round watermelon slices, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil on a wooden cutting board.

Watermelon Caprese

 5/5 Watermelon Caprese all summer long, yes, please!  It’s summertime here in Los Angeles which calls for backyard BBQs, refreshing drinks, and juicy apps! I think we’ve all had a caprese before, you know the appetizer you usually see at Italian restaurants. With the juicy tomato slices, soft fresh […]


Homemade Egg McMuffins

Homemade McDonald’s Egg McMuffin recipe made with REAL INGREDIENTS. This is a great grab-and-go and make-ahead breakfast recipe. Plus, sharing four additional variations!  I have a major weakness for McDonald’s Breakfast Egg McMuffins, so I thought to recreate them at home using real ingredients. I’ll share how to make the […]

Three ears of roasted mexican corn on a plate with white cheese and cilantro

Mexican Street Corn

 5/5 I’m going to share with you all how you can make Mexican street corn two ways – baked and grilled! If you’ve ever had Mexican street corn, you know how unbelievably addictive it is, and if you haven’t then I’m honored to be one to introduce you to […]

overhead photo of basil pesto with pine nuts

Basil Pesto (+vegan variation)

 5/5 In this post I’ll show you how to make three variations of pesto – Traditional, My way, and a Vegan variation. Homemade pesto tastes way better than any store bought bottle. It’s VERY easy to make, I’m talking less than 10 minutes, with only six ingredients. Pesto is […]

maple syrup pouring over stack of blueberry pancakes

Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes (Pantry-Staple)

 5/5 Firstly I hope everyone is taking precautions and staying safe while COVID-19 is sweeping the globe. You may be wondering what you can make with the all pantry and freezer staples in your kitchen. This pancake recipe can be made with what you have on hand, nothing extra […]

overhead shot of white rice in a bowl with a gold spoon and blue napkin

How To Cook Rice on the Stove

Food Crush B A S I C S Having trouble with cooking white rice? Don’t feel discouraged! Cooking the perfect rice can be more challenging than you think. Making rice was something that always made me feel unconfident, even when I used a rice cooker – I still felt unsure […]