Posts tagged ‘blue cheese’

January 5th, 2014

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Soup {with chicken sausage}

by Lauren


I made a couple of delectable cheese boards for a NYE party last week and we still had quite the hunk of blue cheese left over. I had the urge to make something special with it since it’s rare that we have any cheese other than feta, cheddar, or parmesan in the house.

We haven’t been dishing out very many soup recipes this season in the LYK so I thought I’d indulge winter and make this pureed vegetable soup.


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July 11th, 2013

Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers

by Chrissy

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These burgers. THESE burgers are fan-tastic.

Just the right amount of flavor, all throughout.

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Topped, but not dominated by, blue cheese and crispy bacon, you will be well on your way to a fulfilling food-coma stupor. But it’ll be a heavenly one.

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Using good ground meat is key. We like to use a leaner meat (85/15), and grass fed/organic, when possible. It really makes all the difference.

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Also, don’t flip those burgs to and fro. Just once will do. You … Read more...

October 14th, 2012

Autumn Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

by Lauren


No need to weigh yourself down with all comfort foods just because there is a chilly breeze in Fall. Chicken and dumplings, macaroni and cheese, beef stew, apple pie…obviously they are all necessary components of this wonderful season.

I needed something light for lunch. It was 80 degrees, but all the autumn food items are in grocery stores. Southern California is a conflicted place these days.

Post-yoga this afternoon, I decided that salad in autumn is totally doable. Bold cheeses, … Read more...

September 11th, 2012

Blue Cheese and Avocado Chicken Salad Pita

by Lauren


I just spent the day in fundraising school for my job (yes, I am indeed a fundraiser). Today’s discussion revolved around planned charitable giving (i.e. wills, bequests, trusts, etc.) and thus taxes, or avoiding them through giving to charities.

I’m brain dead. I can barely do my own taxes let alone understand the ridiculous IRS requirements for other people’s taxes.

Moral of the story: I could use some cheese about now. This pita sandwich, loaded with blue cheese and … Read more...

August 26th, 2012

A Simple Picnic Menu

by Lauren


Picnics are my favorite eating activity. An eating activity is an activity that revolves around eating, in case you were wondering.

I don’t picnic nearly enough considering all the perfect picnic spots that are right in my backyard. From the beach to the parks to hikes in the San Diego mountains, there are so many places I still need to go.

Before I let you in on my picnic menu, I’d like to give you a little insight into my … Read more...