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Easy Rosemary & Garlic Cheese Keto Chips Recipe

* Post sponsored by Real California Milk, but recipe and opinions are my own.

Do you love savory and crunchy snacks as much as I do? There’s something about munching on salty potato chips that just bring back happy childhood memories. However, my metabolism isn’t as fast as it was when I was a kid.

After losing twenty pounds via a low carb lifestyle, I’m more conscious of what I put into my body; my mentality about portion control and eating lower carb foods have helped me to maintain my weight-loss, have a steady energy level, and reduce stomach bloat. But I still have cravings for junk foods like chips. Through my partnership with Real California Milk, I discovered that I could create my own healthier keto-friendly snacks baking with asiago, dry jack, or romano cheeses to make crunchy crisps. The flavors and textures of these cheeses are similar to parmesan. However, I recommend baking with these cheeses because they come from California dairies, which 99% are family run establishments; I have to give my state lots of love and support. Here’s my recipe for my Rosemary and Garlic Asiago Cheese Chips:
Ingredients:

3/4 cup of shredded or crumbled Real California Milk asiago cheese (* optional romano or dry jack)

2 tbsp of minced fresh rosemary

2 tbsp of garlic powder

12”x17” non-stick baking sheet (or parchment paper)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F
  2. Evenly mix the Real California cheese, rosemary, and garlic powder
  3. Place 1 tbsp of the cheese mixture on a non-stick baking tray about 2” apart from each other; flatten each pile so it will bake and crisp evenly. If you use parchment paper, be sure to generously spray it with a cooking oil to prevent them from sticking to the paper.
  4. Bake 6-8 min until it’s golden brown
  5. Carefully remove the tray from the oven and let the chips cool (10 min) on the baking sheet.

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And if you have a slight sweet-tooth, I also recommended mixing cranberries to the mix. If you’re curious about where to find these Real California cheeses, click HERE for a product locator.

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Do these chips make you hungry enough to try this easy recipe? Let me know in the comments.

Easy Rosemary & Garlic Cheese Keto Chips Recipe2020-09-04T12:34:20-07:00

My Whole Foods 365 Shopping List

*This post is sponsored by Whole Foods 365 but all of the opinions are my own

Aside from traveling and eating, you can often find me shopping at grocery stores, even when I’m in other countries. I love roaming the aisles and making new discoveries of different types of produce and products. One of my recent shopping trips was to Whole Foods 365 in Upland, CA. It’s one of WF 365 newest locations and the most beautiful I have been to in southern California so far.

To the left side of the store, you’ll see a selection of produce staples like carrots, cabbage, and bell peppers. On the other hand, you’ll find Asian vegetables like daikon, baby bok choy, and napa cabbage.
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What I like about Whole Foods 365 it’s easy to zip in, grab a few items, and check out quickly. What also makes this store quick and convenient is that they offer several to-go options. Here’s my go-to list for young professionals and parents who are getting their kids ready for back to school:

1. One Culture Foods – noodle soups (Shop HERE)
2. Sushi rolls
3. Organic baby carrots
4. Bite-size refreshing watermelon
5. Coconut Water

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Click HERE to see the video on my FB Page.

Hope your fall is filled with lots of easy grab and go delicious meals 🙂

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Nevada Foodie Tour

Did you see that juicy burger that I ate?

Last year, I asked the universe to be part of a web series for food and travel on a travel/hospitality property. To prepare for this moment, my friend Jessica (Global Girl Travels) and I shot a food and travel pilot “Traditional with a Twist.” We pitched it to a few networks. Bam! This video happened. I feel so lucky to be part of this web series that shares the food aspect of northern Nevada. Check out all the delicious dishes and drinks that I tried!

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Videos

Check out some of the recent travel and food videos I created.

This video was in partnership with the Nevada Tourism Board and Matador Network. My friend Adam and I drove across the northern part of Nevada to feature the variety of restaurants in this region. Some of the restaurants showed unique dishes like a Monster Burger (5000 calories) and Chorizo Burger (influenced by the Basque culture). Extra thanks to my filmmaker friend Jessica Peterson, who also has a blog called Global Girl Travels.

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Celebrating Summer… Swedish Style

“Summer summer summertime….Time to sit back and unwind” The Fresh Prince said it best in his summer hit from the early 90’s. Any excuse to celebrate warm weather and pretend I’m abroad is my summer jam. This weekend, the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce invited me to a Midsummer party in Santa Monica to celebrate one of Sweden’s national festivals. Since I can’t be in Stockholm celebrating with my Swedish besties, this is the next best way to enjoy this summer solstice; this event usually happens between June 20 and 26.

Getting into the spirit of it all, I wore a flower crown. Why? In the Swedish culture, the flowers make you look more attractive. And where are my single ladies at? Legend has it that if an unmarried girl picks seven different types of flowers and place them under your pillow, you’ll dream of your future husband. (SOURCE) In this case, I may need to place one hundred flowers under my pillow for better luck in that department. Haha.

Not only was the event filled with gorgeous looking people wearing flower crowns, but we celebrated with some singing and delicious snacks (meatballs with lingonberry jam and gravy courtesy of Ikea) and drinks; pickled herring and boiled new potatoes with fresh dill, sour cream and chives are traditional dishes served for this holiday. (SOURCE)

Who’s up for celebrating with me next year?

Celebrating Summer… Swedish Style2020-09-04T12:34:21-07:00
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