Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Caramelized Peach Salad Recipe

I recently recreated a dish from one of my favorite spots in Los Angeles. Call me hokey, but I LOVE Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills. Sure, their food isn't as stellar as it used to be which if you're a fan of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you would know that there was a huge blow-out between Lisa Vanderpump, the restaurant's owner and their head chef. You can get filled in on that drama via Bravo.

Anyway, there used to be a salad on their menu that was out of this world. It had everything I loved, fruit, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, and a dressing with some serious spice! It was the perfect combination of flavors. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Little Bite of The Taste 2014

Now that the Summer is wrapping up (though you wouldn't know it from the 100 degree weather here in LA) it seems like I can hang up my Press pass for now and recap one of my favorite events of the year, LA Times' The Taste.

Since I know I can only hold your attention for so long, here's a quick video of all the fun!

Special Thanks to Breezeway Productions for the photos and video footage!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Kasey's Cravings: Back To Cool 2014

I don't know about you but it feels like I blinked and the Summer was over! Maybe that's because they start playing back to school commercials and putting out Halloween decorations in July. Either way, it's time to trade Pina Coladas for Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, pack away the bikinis and bust out the boots! 

Granted I've outgrown the days of having the start of September mean new wardrobes, locker accessories, and trapper-keepers (do kids even call it that anymore?) but that doesn't mean I can't create a list of must-haves that will help make that transition into Fall a little bit easier! Oh, and of course I have some great deals and a giveaway for you too!

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Butternut Squash Pasta Salad

This is the perfect recipe for those early Fall barbecues and dinner parties. It combines my favorite flavors of fall (butternut squash and cranberries) and the cool crisp taste of salad.
Get the full recipe here. 

Beachwaver by Sarah Potempo

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I've been asked many times how I get my hair to be wavy and STAY wavy. I'll be honest, I first figured out how to do it by accident. Back in college I would have to do my hair for our newscasts and when I didn't have time to put in a full head of rollers, I tried just wrapping my hair around my curling iron. And what do you know, it worked! 

Now, when I tell a lot of people this they always say, "I've tried that but I can never get it to work!". Well, today's your lucky day peeps. No need to spend hours in the salt water to get those beachy waves or hours in the salon for that perfect pin curl. Introducing the Beachwaver by Sarah Potempa

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Game Day Grub: Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

Staples on game-day menus are buffalo wings and potato skins, right? So why not smash them together? Here's a recipe that can become your go-to when you need to whip up something for yourliving room  full of rowdy fans. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Quickie Recipe: Simple Caramelized Peaches

The other night I was suffering from a killer sweet tooth but didn't want to totally ruin the hour of yoga I had done earlier that day. (#thestruggle) I remembered that I had a gorgeous white peach from the farmers market in my fridge that was about to go bad. I got a little creative and whipped up this insanely easy and addictive dessert... here's what you do:

1 large peach
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
dash of cinnamon
1 tbsp agave
vanilla frozen yogurt (or go for broke with ice cream)

Cut peach into thin sections. 

Heat coconut oil in saute pan on med/low heat. Add peaches and begin to simmer. Add in brown sugar, cinnamon, and agave. Cook until peaches are tender. 

Serve in a shallow bowl with a dollop of vanilla yogurt!