Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs

I made these over the Holidays.  I could not resist the bright colors, and the pickling gives the eggs a lovely tangy flavor.  I over pickled this batch.  It is best if you only leave the eggs to pickle overnight, instead of the entire week I gave this batch.  You live, you learn, and if…

Honey Sriracha Chex Mix

Chex mix is a great party snack that is easily personalized.  Rice and corn Chex are gluten-free, omit the pretzels and you have a great gluten-free option.  Leave the nuts out and you have an option for people with nut allergies.  I wanted to create a Chex mix that was sweet, salty, and spicy hence…

Quinoa Griddle Cakes

Torrejas de quinoa, quinoa griddle cakes, are a tasty and nutritious snack.  High in protein and fiber this is a great way to prepare and eat quinoa.  I have been eating them all week for lunch.  Highly satisfying.  You can also dress them up with your favorite sauces, or even some fresh veggies.  The quinoa griddle…

Baked Green Tomatoes

Tart and tangy green tomatoes crusted in shredded parmesan cheese and served with aioli – a healthier version of a southern classic. Ingredients: 2-3 sliced Green Tomatoes 2 Eggs 3 tbsp Milk 1 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese 1/4 cup Cornmeal Salt and Pepper for seasoning Aioli for serving (optional)(1/4 Mayonnaise and 2 cloves of crushed…

Ciabatta with Chard, Salami, and Mozzarella

An easily assembled Italian inspired sandwich. Ingredients: Ciabatta Chard thinly sliced Salami (the black-pepper crusted salami gives the chard an additional kick) drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar slices of fresh Mozzarella Salt for seasoning Directions:  Sautee the chard, salami, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar until the chard is sufficiently cooked. Season the chard with salt…

A Snack for Dad

My dad is impossible to shop for, and it doesn’t help that his birthday is within weeks of Father’s Day.  There are a couple goodies that he loves though – pretty much anything with pretzels and peanuts.  This year for Father’s day, I have put together a pretzel, chocolate, peanut, and caramel bark.  Hopefully he…