Author Archive | Laura Bashar

The Avocado BLT with Arugula by FamilySpice.com

Summer Munchies: The Avocado BLT

Some people insist that everything tastes better with bacon. I must admit, bacon does add a nice dimension to many great meals. But I like to say that everything tastes better with avocados. It might be because I live in California and one of my good friends is an avocado farmer (go say hi to Mimi!). […]

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The California Chicken Shawarma with avocados and @HVRanch Garlic Dressing - by FamilySpice.com

The California Grilled Chicken Shawarma

Comfort food has different meanings depending on what part of the world you grew up in. These comfort dishes tend to evoke memories from your childhood and always bring a smile to your face, even on a rainy day. I grew up in Texas, with a Persian mom and an American dad. Comfort food for […]

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Olive Oil Lemon Curd by Two Extra Virgins, cookbook authors Mary Platis and Laura Bashar

Olive Oil Lemon Curd and Camp Blogaway

About five years, I attended my first blogging conference. Food conferences in general were quite foreign to me back then. The thought of maneuvering my way through a crowd of hundreds of strangers made me extremely uncomfortable and anxious. Camp Blogaway describes itself as a the original bootcamp for food & recipe bloggers, “A Little Slice of Food […]

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Baked French Toast Cups by FamilySpice.com

Baked French Toast Cups

Breakfast is one of  those meals I do not skip. In fact, I usually eat breakfast right after I get up in the mornings. I love all kinds of breakfast foods, too, from savory to sweet: omelettes, bagels, french toast, cereal. My husband and kids are not the same as me. So I typically eat […]

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Smoked Pulled Pork with Honey Whiskey Barbecue Sauce by FamilySpice.com

Smoked Pulled Pork with Honey Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

When my husband and I married 16-some-odd years ago, a good friend of ours bought us our first propane barbecue grill. We were newlyweds in our new home and loved having family and friends over for some good grilled eats. That grill was lovingly used all year long, since it’s always barbecue season here in Southern California. Needless […]

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