The Best Spicy Mango Salsa -- Perfect for Summer BBQs! l Vegan + Gluten-Free l

The Best Spicy Mango Salsa

May 5, 2016 6 comments

Today is Cinco de Mayo! So what better day than today to introduce you to my incredible Spicy Mango Salsa recipe!? I don’t mean to brag, but this stuff is GOOD. Like really good. I know, because the first time I made this salsa, Travis ate it all in one sitting. He inhaled it so fast that I’m pretty sure he forgot to breathe. So yeah, it’s some good stuff. This Mango […]

Chef’s Cut Real Jerky Review + GIVEAWAY!

May 2, 2016 155 comments
Chef's Cut Real Jerky Review + GIVEAWAY! l

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I am so, so, SO excited to kick off the week with an awesome giveaway! Make sure you read all the way to the bottom of the post for directions on how to enter! Have you guys tried Chef’s Cut Real Jerky? It’s one of my absolute favorite snacks, especially when I’m on the go! I’ll be honest, I was never a jerky person until about a […]

White Wine Spritzer with Basil and Orange

April 20, 2016 3 comments
White Wine Spritzer with Basil and Orange l

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BlackBoxSummer #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. Anyone who knows me well knows that wine is my drink of choice. When I’m out, I usually opt for a white wine — not because I don’t like red, in fact I LOVE red. But red wine gives me scary […]

Kelly’s Bachelorette in Austin, TX!

April 13, 2016 5 comments
Bachelorette Weekend in Austin, TX! l

This past weekend I celebrated my friend Kelly’s bachelorette in Austin and IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!! Seriously, I had the best time. I wish I could do it all over again. Okay, actually give me like 2 more days to recover, but then I’d be ready. It was my first time in Austin, but since I was only there for 36 hours, I really want to go back soon to see more of […]

Passover Apple-Matzoh Kugel

April 6, 2016 3 comments
Passover Apple-Matzoh Kugel l

Passover will be here in just two weeks! For those of you celebrating, that means putting away all of the bread products and bringing out the matzoh! Matzoh is an unleavened flatbread, eaten during the 8 days of Passover in the Jewish tradition. Some people love it, and others think it tastes like cardboard. I am in the middle. If I slather it with peanut butter or jam, it’s just like […]

7 Ways to Include Your Partner in the Kitchen

April 1, 2016 9 comments
7 Ways to Include Your Partner in the Kitchen l

In many relationships there is usually one person who does most of the cooking. Some people like it this way, but others definitely wish their other half would share in some of the cooking. I feel lucky that in my relationship, both Travis and I love to cook and it’s actually one of our favorite activities to do together. From a relationship perspective, cooking with your significant other is a great way to collaborate, work […]

I went on Birthright Israel and it was AWESOME!

March 29, 2016 2 comments
I Went on Birthright Israel and it was AWESOME! l

You guys! Hi! I just got back from Israel and I am so excited to share some pics with you. Travis and I went on a Birthright trip to Israel organized by Israel Outdoors and we had such an amazing experience. Birthright is a free, educational 10 day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults between the ages of 18-26. I’ve wanted to go for many years, but I was never able […]

Whole Wheat Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

March 21, 2016 12 comments
Whole Wheat Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Compote l

It took me a couple of tries to perfect these Whole Wheat Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes and I was excited when I finally nailed them last week! I am a big-time lover of anything lemon + blueberry (like my Whole Wheat Lemon-Blueberry Muffins), and if you are too, you’re gonna LOVE these pancakes. At first I tried making these pancakes with vanilla almond milk and non-fat Greek yogurt, but I’ll be honest, the texture was weird. I was […]

Picadillo Tacos with Ground Beef and Almonds

March 15, 2016 0 comments
Picadillo Tacos l Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free l l www.littlechefbigappetite

Picadillo Tacos just in time for Taco Tuesday! Okay, I’ll admit it, when I saw the initial recipe for these tacos in Food and Wine, I was a bit confused. Almonds and raisins in tacos? Aren’t tacos supposed to be spicy and savory? But anyone who knows me, knows that I prefer sweet over savory, so I decided to give the recipe a try (putting my own spin on it, […]

Chicken Masala with Figs and Golden Raisins

March 8, 2016 5 comments
Chicken Masala with Figs and Golden Raisins l

I had a very busy day on Saturday and by the time I got home around 5PM the last thing I wanted to do was cook dinner. Ever have those nights? I do! More often than I’d like to admit. But we had a bunch of leftover ingredients in the fridge that I wanted to use up before our upcoming trip, and since I hate to waste food, I used that […]