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Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas-4 Flavors

crunchy roasted chickpeas-4 flavors

As I was making these tasty snacks I was having to swat little hands away so I could take some pictures for you guys before they were all gone!  Not just one but 4 recipes for crunchy roasted chickpeas in 4 flavors to have on hand is a good way to stay armed and ready when you get the munchies.  These things are addictive, seriously. Make these if you are detoxing or just eating.  They’re super healthy for you.  If...

Garam Masala Roasted Sweet Potatoes

garam masala roasted sweet potatoes

Most of us love sweet potatoes and know how to roast them in the oven with a little salt and pepper.  Here’s an easy way to add a little kick.  With garam masala roasted sweet potatoes, your house will smell fabulous and it’s just a couple more ingredients that makes this recipe a super duper fast side dish to just about any meat. In case you haven’t noticed, I love garam masala.  Just the smell of it is fabulous.  It...

Simple Sous-Vide Rosemary Chicken

simple sous-vide rosemary chicken

As a Christmas gift from my sister I received my favorite new kitchen gadget.  A tool to cook sous-vide. What is sous-vide? If you haven’t heard of sous-vide technique of cooking, you’ve probably eaten it.  It has been a favorite of professional chefs and high-end restaurants for decades.  It’s basically cooking your food using a water bath and it is almost impossible to overcook your food.  In fact, it’s the best way to get perfectly cooked meat. The way it...

Ham and Bean Soup

ham and bean soup

Okay the holidays are nearly over and we can all get back into our routine.  A lot of us have tons of leftovers we’re not sure what to do with.  Well, hopefully you didn’t throw away your bone from your Christmas ham.  If you still have it, I have a solution for you.  It’s a fantastic ham and bean soup that is healthy… especially compared to all the junk we’ve been putting into our bodies the last few weeks. I...

Kick Ass Sea Bass

kick ass sea bass

Between the time change and a kitchen remodel getting a decent picture of my food is a challenge (my “photography studio”, or garage, is covered over in boxes).  I’m still able to use my oven right now though so here you go.   So, if I can do it you can get a kick ass sea bass cooked for the family easy peasy. The first time I tried miso glazed sea bass was at Cafe Lurcat in Minneapolis and I’ve...

One Pan Chicken and Figs

one pan chicken and figs

New York Times is my go-to for tons of stuff.  News, food, healthy living.  They can make any story interesting.  And when it comes to the food part, they don’t post just anything. So, when I stumbled across this recipe with figs and chicken it was a no-brainer. Figs aren’t always easy to find, but when I see them at the store I grab them, take them home and find something to do with them.  I put them on a...

Easy Miso Soup

easy miso soup

Lately, we’ve been hearing so much about having a healthy gut.  I kind of ignored all of these articles until I started to have problems of my own.  As a result, I’ve been on a quest to feel better.  I’m getting there! At this moment, I honestly have no tummy bloat, regurge, acid reflux and fatigue since I’ve been doing what I’m doing.  I’ll have a more in-depth article coming soon about my journey to a healthy tummy. 😉 Meanwhile,...

Dad’s Tortilla Soup

dad's tortilla soup

Ok I called this Dad’s tortilla soup, because he originally made this for us.  Who knows where he got the recipe.  He had his favorites and they were his favs for a reason!  From his homemade orange bread to the Mexican caldo, we loved all of his concoctions.  This was no exception.  And we’ve been making it around here for years. You should see my recipe book I refer to when I make this.  It’s a binder I started when...

Braised Brisket and Shallots

braised brisket and shallots

It’s fall!  My favorite season for so many reasons.  The smells, football, cooler weather and of course the food!  It’s so nice to have a cozy sweater on while cooking a nice comfort meal.  One of the first meals I usually cook in the fall is braised brisket and shallots. The first time I made this meal, my family was flipping over it.  The first time I made this for guests, they were flipping over it.  So, I’ve got some...

Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Omelet

smoked salmon and asparagus omelet

When you see “smoked salmon and asparagus omelet,” many of you might have glazed over thinking it’s too gourmet to make quickly in the morning.  Welp, that isn’t true.  I wouldn’t do that to you!  And I don’t have the patience or time to make something overly involved. Let’s prep ingredients.  Once you’re cooking it goes really fast, so you need to have everything ready.  You’ll need a small non-stick pan, rubber spatula, 2 beaten eggs with a teaspoon of...