Yum Food & Fun Magazine - Kids Edition

Friday, July 27, 2012

Everyone , I am proud to announce that I have an article in the August issue of Yum Food & Fun Magazine. I contributed an article on back to school breakfasts.So go out to your local newstands  and look for page 6-7. Happy Reading!

Guest Blogger { Cheri from The Watering Mouth }

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Good Morning everyone! Keeping with my guest bloggers today,would like to introduce you to Cheri from The Watering Mouth .Cheri is one of the coolest bloggers out there. And she even made a video of how to make this dish. Yeah, she rocks. She is sharing her recipe for green beans, which happens to be one of my favorite foods on the planet. Make sure you stop by her blog and tell her you saw her here.

Hi there everybody, my name is Cheri from The Watering Mouth! A huge thank you to Liz for letting me guest post on her blog -- I am bringing you guys my absolute favorite green beans recipe and I hope that you love it as much as I do!

Every time I make this, I want to eat only this, so I guess that would be the only negative here! :D Try it out on your family and let me know what you think! It goes great with any kind of meat and has some delicious sweet, bacon-y-ness that everybody loves. Here is a video to show how I prepare it:

Sweet and Crunchy Green Beans
2 lbs fresh or frozen green beans (any cut)
8 slices bacon
1 small-medium onion
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sliced almonds


Boil the green beans for 5-7 minutes or until they are tender yet still crisp. Drain and rinse them under cold water to stop the cooking.

Chop the bacon into 1-inch pieces and cook over medium to medium-high heat, until cooked the way you like it. I like my bacon to still be slightly chewy. Drain in paper towels.

Chop the onion into small pieces and cook in the hot bacon grease until almost translucent. Add almonds and finish cooking until onions are completely translucent. 

Add balsamic vinegar and sugar and continue cooking over medium-high heat until balsamic vinegar begins to bubble and caramelize with the sugar.

Add the green beans to the mixture and toss to coat with the sauce.

Bon appetit, everybody!! :D


Guest Blogger {Chef Laura at Home}

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hi everyone! I bet you are wondering where I have been.well, it has been a weird 6 weeks. First off, my family and I went on vacation. Which was awesome. But right before we left, I dumped a mammoth sized cup of coffee all over my laptop. So... after two weeks of trying to recover anything from a dead piece of metal,we decided it was a lost cause. So off t vacation we went . I have three awesome guest posts that were supposed to debut that week, but i did not happen. So now that I am up and running again, I am featuring them this week. First up is one of my favorite people , Laura from Chef Laura at Home. She has offered up a rockin' gazpacho recipe for you guys to beat the summer heat! Super simple and full of flavor. Big thanks to Laura for taking the time to write a post for Fresh plate! 

I’m so excited to be a guest blogger today on The Fresh Plate!  Since it’s summer time I thought I’d share a simple and healthy recipe.



6 tomatoes {preferably yellow}, halved, seeded, and coarsely chopped
2 yellow peppers, seeded & chopped
½ seedless cucumber, peeled and chopped
4 scallions, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper to taste 

Putting it all together

Place all the ingredients in a Vita-mix or Blender and pulse till combined.  It’s up to you if you want it pureed or chunky. 

{Optional}  Add 2 slices of rustic bread {crusts removed} to thicken up the soup.

Chill for at least an hour.  Serves 4

Thanks again Liz, it’s always fun to share recipes with you!

For more recipes, check out my food blog at Chef Laura at Home & Chef Laura at Home on Facebook.