Portobello & Chive Wonton Cups

PORTOBELLO & CHIVE WONTON CUPS

Superbowl is next Sunday. Who are you rooting for? I’m going with the Denver Broncos. Broncos running back, Knowshon Moreno, went to my high school. Jersey boy. Small world. Despite a recent rib injury, he is expected to play in this year’s Superbowl. Okay, let’s talk food. Superbowl Sunday finger food idea –> Wonton Cups! I… 

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Lean Green Bean Casserole with Oven-Fried Onions

Lean Green Bean Casserole with Oven-Fried Onions

I made this for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a hit. What’s nice about this dish is it’s a family favorite without the heaviness from the cream and wheat flour. To lighten it up, I used veggie broth with a little soy creamer and fresh lemon juice. If you don’t want to use soy creamer,… 

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Homemade Oven-Fried Shoestring Onions

Homemade Oven-Fried Shoestring Onions

These crispy, delicious shoestring onions are like the canned fried onions minus the oil, frying, preservatives, and strange chemicals. This is a great recipe to prepare with kids. Have them dunk the onions in the wet mixture and help bread them with you. This recipe is for shoestring onions. I made this for my Green… 

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Crunchy Munchy Chickpeas

Crunchy Munchy Chickpeas

If you’re looking for a healthy snack with lots of crunch and flavor, I’ve got you covered. These roasted chickpeas and so simple to make and so easy to love. Warning: they may be addictive. What I love about chickpeas are they’re inherently balanced like most legumes, with a protein portion, a carb portion, a… 

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Crispy Parsnip Chips

CRISPY PARSNIP CHIPS

This recipe caught my eye over the winter as I was paging through one of my Irish cookbooks. I meant to post the recipe during the winter months but these lovely bites are great any time of year. I added a little side of vinegar to give the chips a little kick and that boardwalk… 

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Guacamole Wonton Cups

GUACAMOLE WONTON CUPS

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. February 6th to be exact. Green Bay Packers versus Pittsburgh Steelers. My last blog post was dedicated to my godmother. It’s only natural I dedicate this post to my godfather. The Pittsburgh Steelers are my godfather’s favorite sports team of all time. He’s a fanatic. His still regularly… 

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Red Lentils with Stewed Tomatoes

RED LENTILS WITH STEWED TOMATOES

Winter inspires me to cook warm, hearty dishes with a little heat thrown in – chili, spicy soups and legume dishes, especially lentils. I know plenty of people who are unmoved by lentils but I adore them. They easily soak up different flavors and can be paired with a variety of ingredients. They’re nourishing, relatively… 

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Festive Slaw in Champagne Vinaigrette

FESTIVE SLAW IN CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE

Thanksgiving in sneaking up on us. I’ve been seeing plenty of turkey, stuffing, and potatoes recipes flying around but not too many veggie recipes, at least the non-starchy ones. And sure, there might me a green salad on the Thanksgiving table but sometimes my palate is looking for more. This festive slaw recipe won’t disappoint. It’s… 

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Fried Green Tomatoes

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES

It may be late September but tomato season is still flourishing in the San Francisco Bay area. Last weekend, I attended a tomato-tasting party  so tomatoes have definitely been on my mind lately. California is so fortunate to have a long growing season for tomatoes. Back home in New Jersey, the growing season is gone in… 

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