Category Archive: Appetizer

Black Bean Dip & Green Chili Hummus

Taco Salad with Black Bean Dip & Green Chili Hummus

If you enjoy healthy Mexican – Southwest cuisine I have two recipes you will want to make. What a bonus that they are easy – using ordinary pantry ingredients and are pretty low calorie so you can easily fit them into your food plan. Beans which are the basis for both recipes are so healthy, filling and taste …

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My Own Favorite Recipes From 2012 Part One of Three

Baked Polenta Fries

Recently I shared the Top 12 Viewed Recipes from 2012 in this post. Those were the recipes that you the readers looked at the most. This time around I’m sharing my own favorite recipes from the past year. It was tough to narrow it down from the 85 new recipes that were posted last year. I tried many …

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Roasted Chestnuts!

chestnuts

Years ago my mom and I traveled to England together for a girls vacation and while there among other things, we discovered roasted chestnuts. These delicious little gems sold by street vendors were roasted right there on the street and served up in little paper cones. They were hot, slightly sweet and nutty. Unlike anything I had …

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Vegetable Galette

Roasted Vegetable Galette

There is something about oven roasting vegetables that just takes them to a new level of deliciousness. The process allows the natural sugars to come out and caramelize creating a nice, slightly sweet exterior on every little morsel while keeping the inside all moist and soft. Imagine combining roasted butternut squash, red onion and cabbage …

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Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Recently on a Trader Joe’s shopping day I picked up a beautiful eggplant for under $2. A recipe from Ina Garten for a roasted eggplant spread intrigued me so I got busy in the kitchen. This recipe contains all things that equal deliciousness – is that a real word?  Roasted red bell peppers, red onion, …

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