A Fast and Easy Way to Cook Sweet Potatoes

I LOVE sweet potatoes. Enough so that I usually buy a big ole' bag of them when I go to Costco. I especially love them roasted along with other root veggies, but sometimes I just have to grab a potato and go. So, the next best thing is to microwave it. I can do that… Continue reading A Fast and Easy Way to Cook Sweet Potatoes

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Stir Fried Brussels Sprouts with Tofu and Edamame Noodles

I recently bought a huge bag of Brussels sprouts and made soup with half of them. I LOVE Brussels sprouts when quartered and cooked in soup. Since the sprouts taste a little like cabbage to me, I wondered if I could use up the rest of the bag in a stir fry. I also had… Continue reading Stir Fried Brussels Sprouts with Tofu and Edamame Noodles

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Fried Shiitake Mushrooms with Onions, Potatoes and Turnips

Let me start this post with, "I HATE mushrooms!" so, you may ask, why cook some? Well, it all started with a post from the Crunchy Radish about shiitake mushrooms and how they taste just like bacon when fried. Really? Because I love the taste of bacon, but I no longer love the idea of… Continue reading Fried Shiitake Mushrooms with Onions, Potatoes and Turnips

Fitness · Food

Replacements for dairy, egg, fats, sugar, gelatin…the list goes on

Since I am still learning about cooking with plant based foods I have been noodling around on the web looking for information. I just discovered this looooong list of replacements from Vim Life. It's really useful and contains so much information that I'm excited to pass it along to you. For instance, I never thought… Continue reading Replacements for dairy, egg, fats, sugar, gelatin…the list goes on

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How to Make Split Pea Soup

I'll say it right up front. A lot of people, including my husband, say that they don't like split pea soup. BUT they've never even tasted it! Les won't taste it because it looks mushy and kind of, well, a pea-soup green. Plus, he hates canned peas. Well so do I! I'm telling you, split… Continue reading How to Make Split Pea Soup


Freezing Onions and Bell Peppers

Did you know that you can freeze onions and bell peppers? It wasn't too long ago that I did not know this simple little fact about cooking with fresh veggies. So, if you are kind of a newbie home cook, then you might want to know this as well. Most of the time, I am… Continue reading Freezing Onions and Bell Peppers


The Right Way to Roast Chickpeas 

I’ve followed other instructions to the tee for roasting chick peas, but they come out nowhere near crunchy, so I was pretty excited to find these directions. They are perfection! Follow the instructions here and you will have roasted chick peas that are spicy, crunchy and delicious. (I used the Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime spice mixed with the Mrs. Dash extra hot spice plus garlic powder. WOW! What a crunchy, satisfying punch!.)

House of Mitchells

Only the best snack you will ever have in your life that can replace a craving for something salty and carby, like chips or something – and the best part is, you can make this snack salty AND spicy by adding lots of cayenne pepper!

I’ve seen variations of this recipe pop up here and there on my Pinterest and Instagram, but I’ve found they’re never quite right (in my opinion). I started making this snack before it was a thing, when I was majorly cutting back on carbs/adding fiber as I prepared for my wedding day, back in 2011.

Although my pre-wedding diet is very much behind me (I munched on some chips last night at a friend’s BBQ 😬) I still sometimes crave these roasted chickpeas and love that I feel guilt free when I eat them. They’re seriously good for you.Chickpeas are naturally low in fat…

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